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Communities Served

The Ansara Law Firm is proud of our esteemed reputation and long-standing commitment to providing the highest quality local defense in Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade Counties. We've served the Southeast Florida Gold Coast for 20+ years, successfully helping our clients fight criminal charges and minimize the adverse impacts of these cases on their lives.

We represent clients facing criminal misdemeanor and/or felony charges in the following communities:

Broward County

We have a proven track record of successes in defending clients arrested in Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade Counties. Prosecutors are frequently heavy-handed with the charges they file, knowing they have the advantage of ample state resources while most defendants are underrepresented (if they're represented at all). While there are very skilled criminal defense lawyers working within the state public defender's office, the reality is they often have too many cases to devote adequate time to each. Plus, there's no guarantee you'll even qualify for a public defender. The state requires defendants be indigent (proven not to have enough money to hire an attorney) and also facing the possibility of jail or prison time. But incarceration is only one of the substantial impacts that a conviction can have on your life. 

Hiring an experienced South Florida criminal defense lawyer helps even the playing field, giving you a better shot at having the criminal charges against you dismissed or reduced. Even if there's strong evidence against you, defense lawyers can often argue mitigating factors for reduced sentencing.

The types of cases we handle here include (but aren’t limited to):

Our process include extensive fact-gathering, in-depth case analysis, customized defense strategies, skilled plea deal negotiations, trial court representation, and personal, responsive communication with clients.

Why Hiring a Local Criminal Defense Lawyer Matters

If you’re arrested in Broward, Palm Beach, or Miami-Dade Counties, it’s in your best interests to hire a local private defense lawyer. That’s true whether you’re a South Florida resident, snowbird, tourist, or visiting professional.

Local criminal defense lawyers have their finger on the pulse of city/county ordinances, state statutes, county/district court procedures, regional crime trends, and the general demeanor of individual prosecutors, judges, and magistrates. Such inside knowledge can be invaluable - and you need every advantage you can get when you’re fighting a life-altering criminal charge.

With The Ansara Law Firm, you get the benefit of an attorney with:

In-depth knowledge of local laws.

Our Southeast Florida criminal defense attorneys have a keen understanding of the local legal landscape. It’s one thing for an attorney to know their way around a courtroom. It’s another to know the regional trial courts like the back of your hand. We’re familiar with the typical timelines and protocols of the larger circuit courts (which in this area are the Eleventh, Fifteenth, and Seventeenth Judicial Circuits), as well as the Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade county courts. Circuit courts handle the bulk of South Florida felony cases, while county courts usually handle the misdemeanors, traffic offenses, and juvenile delinquency matters. As local defense lawyers, we have precise knowledge of all the diversion programs and alternative sentencing options available to clients. We keep close tabs on the latest developments in relevant state and local case law. We know just who to call, where to go, how long things take, and what it takes to get results within the local frameworks. All of this helps us more effectively navigate the legal system on our clients’ behalf.

Meaningful connections with key local stakeholders.

More than just knowing the judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officials, there’s an advantage in having a defense attorney who has developed a rapport and earned respect in these professional circles. This is important because so much of what makes a good defense lawyer is the ability to deftly negotiate, persuade, and advise. Such goals tend to be more successful when there’s already an established connection with the person on the other side of the table. It proves invaluable in advocating for bail, reduced or dismissed charges, suppression of evidence, and favorable plea deals. An attorney with a solid local reputation for being capable, reliable, and trustworthy is much more likely to be taken seriously by opposing counsel.

Quick access to local resources.

Broward criminal defense lawyers who are well-acquainted with local resources in Southeast Florida are able to better represent their clients and guide them to much-needed support. We know the local drug/alcohol rehabilitation centers. We're connected with some of the best local expert witnesses to help us make a convincing case. We can point defendants and their families to aid programs and support groups to help them stay afloat - and out of trouble - while the case is pending. We leverage these resources to strengthen our case or seek alternatives to incarceration where appropriate.

Availability and accessibility.

Being local means your attorney is more likely to be available on short notice to attend meetings, consultations, case conferences/hearings, etc. We can sometimes attend court hearings on your behalf - so you don’t have to take off work, arrange child care, and line up transportation to appear yourself. Keep in mind too that attorney travel time and expenses can be billable to the client. When your lawyer is local, those fees are nominal.

Bottom line: Legal protocols, procedures, and professionals can vary widely from one region to another. Hiring a seasoned local criminal defense lawyer is a smart strategy, allowing defendants to tap into their extensive knowledge, experience, and connections - all of which can make a substantial difference in the outcome of your case.

If you were recently arrested in Broward, Palm Beach, or Miami-Dade Counties - or are concerned for a loved one facing criminal charges - immediately call The Ansara Law Firm at (945) 761-4011 or contact us online for the highest quality criminal defense representation in Southeast Florida.

Client Reviews
“Just wanted to say what a professional law firm "The Ansara Law Firm" was in handling my case and can't thank Richard enough for keeping me calm and letting me know the status of my case. You really do care about your clients and made me feel at ease during my legal issues!” Andy Austin
"Richard was thorough, patient and went above and beyond to make a hard time for my family a little more bearable. I pray we never need a criminal defense attorney again, but if we do, there is NO doubt who we're going to!" Amy
"I had a dui case and Mr. Ansara made it go as smooth as possible. He was able to time everything so I could get a new company up and running without the dui effecting my ability to drive." Sean
"I have been a client of Richard Ansara for several years now, I am pleased with his outcomes on all my cases, patience, professionalism and courteousness when I come into his office. I would definitely recommend Ansara's Law Firm to friends and family for any of their future legal needs." Emily Gutierrez