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. For years, we’ve served the Southeast Florida Gold Coast.
For more than 20 years, we’ve represented clients facing criminal both misdemeanor and felony charges in the following communities: Broward CountyBroward County
- Fort Lauderdale
- Hallandale Beach
- Dania Beach
- North Lauderdale
- Coconut Creek
- Coral Springs
- Deerfield Beach
- Pembroke Pines
- Pompano Beach
- Unincorporated Broward County
- Palm Beach
- West Palm Beach
- Boca Raton
- Palm Beach Gardens
- Lake Worth
- Delray Beach
- Boynton Beach
We have a proven track record of successes in defending clients in a variety of criminal cases in Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade Counties. Having long lived in, learned in, worked in, and loved in these communities, our motivation to defend the rights of the people here goes far beyond chasing professional accolades or profits. We’re driven by a desire to do all we can to ensure Southeast Florida is a place where justice prevails.
The types of cases we handle here include (but aren’t limited to):
- Domestic Violence
- Gun Crimes & Weapons Charges
- Drug Crimes
- Alcohol-Related Offenses (Open container, underage consumption,
- Serious Traffic Violations
- Theft Crimes
- Juvenile Offenses
- Restraining Order Violations
- Sex Crimes
- Violent Crimes
- White Collar Offenses
Our law firm services include 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.
(Indigent defendants have the option of a court-appointed local defense counsel - and there happen to be some very good ones here. The problem is their overwhelming caseloads that give them only a fraction of the time to devote to your defense as a private attorney could.)
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.
To expound a bit further on these benefits: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.Ease of 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. Our contact lists include all the best local expert witnesses. 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 can leverage these resources to strengthen your 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.