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Welcome to The Ansara Law Firm, where we are steadfast in our commitment to defend the rights, freedoms, and overall best interests of our clients in Southeast Florida - specifically in the counties of Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade.

With extensive experience and a lengthy track record of successes in a broad range of criminal matters, we’re keenly familiar with the complexities of Florida’s criminal justice system. We also know the incredible anxiety felt by those who stand accused. It’s our assurance that with our highly-qualified criminal defense lawyers at your side, you won’t have to go it alone.

Our four offices are conveniently located in Fort Lauderdale (two locations), West Palm Beach, and Coral Gables. It is the pledge of our Broward criminal defense lawyers to always provide the highest quality of legal services to defendants facing consequences for misdemeanor or felony offenses on Florida’s Gold Coast. We also represent suspects under investigation (but not formally charged), juveniles facing delinquency proceedings, and individuals fighting restraining order requests against them.

We understand that every case is unique, and every case deserves a personalized defense strategy. We never waiver in our dedication to:

  • Vigorously defending your rights, no matter how grave the charges you’re facing. 
  • Thoroughly and independently investigating your case to uncover all available defenses.
  • Skillfully challenging the prosecution’s evidence, ensuring your side is heard, and staunchly protecting your civil rights - every step of the way. 
  • Consistently providing clear and responsive communication throughout the criminal legal process. This helps ensure that not only are you avoiding potentially serious missteps that could hurt your case, but that you are informed and empowered. 
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When you’re looking for the best South Florida criminal defense lawyer for your case, you’re seeking someone in whom you can put your faith and confidence. You’re entrusting them with your finances, your freedom, and your future.

Therefore, it’s wise to seek counsel from a defense attorney who has experience with the type of charges you’re facing. Put it this way: You wouldn’t want an orthopedic surgeon handling your heart surgery. Sure, they’re better than a complete amateur, but you’d still be running a high risk of complications. Same with legal services.

At The Ansara Law Firm, we handle South Florida criminal cases involving:

Prospective clients with general questions on criminal defense can visit our Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer FAQ page.

For a breakdown of specific statutes, visit our Florida Criminal Statutes page.

As seasoned criminal defense attorneys, we are highly capable of handling everything from misdemeanor charges like drug possession (F.S.893.147), DUI (F.S. 316.193), and petty theft (F.S. 812.014) to serious felonies such as robbery (F.S. 812.13), aggravated battery (F.S. 784.045), and vehicular homicide (F.S. 782.071). We're also at the forefront of evolving areas of criminal law, such as sexual cyberharassment (F.S. 784.049) and cyberstalking (F.S. 784.048).

A Defense for Every South Florida Criminal Case

At The Ansara Law Firm, our practice is dedicated to helping clients navigate the complex and often intimidating Florida criminal justice system. We believe that no matter how serious the crime or how strong the evidence, there’s a defense for every case. You may not be able avoid all consequences, but there are many ways a good criminal defense lawyer can soften the blow.

Keep in mind that just because the police or prosecutors got it wrong doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed to be on the winning side in court. You’ll likely recall that old saying, “The truth will set you free.” In the court system, a more accurate saying would probably be, “A good defense lawyer will set you free.” It’s not that the truth is irrelevant. However, it comes down to what can be proven - or disproven. That’s where having a skilled Fort Lauderdale defense lawyer makes all the difference.

In that same vein, even if you have done wrong, that doesn’t mean you must be resigned to accept all consequences police and prosecutors are throwing your way. For one thing, it’s about what’s provable. Just because you were arrested and/or charged with a crime doesn’t mean there’s sufficient evidence to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt. For another thing, prosecutors are notorious for a practice called “charge stacking” or “piling on.” Essentially, they charge defendants with every possible offense they can - sometimes with far more serious offenses than the facts of the case would fairly warrant - just to see what sticks. It gives them a starting point from which to negotiate with defense lawyers. It takes a skilled defense attorney to cut through all that and make it clear that we know exactly what they can - and cannot - prove. 

We recognize that when your rights, reputation, and future are on the line, there’s no room for error. We take our responsibility as Broward criminal defense lawyers very seriously, and will do everything in our power to pursue the best possible outcome for every single one of our clients. 

If you were recently arrested in Southeast Florida or have a loved one facing serious charges, call The Ansara Law Firm at (945) 761-4011 immediately for the highest quality legal representation in Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties.

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