Criminal Lawyer in Florida
Law Offices of David M. Edelstein, PA1111 Brickell Avenue
Miami, Florida 33131
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONDavid Edelstein is a former criminal defense attorney with the Miami-Dade County Public Defender's Office who devotes his practice exclusively to criminal defense with a strong emphasis on the trial phase of legal advocacy. During his career as a private criminal defense attorney, he has handled and tried a wide range of criminal cases in Miami as well as other jurisdictions in Florida.
His trial experience, along with a personal commitment to his clients, combine to offer the prospective client competent representation in a supportive, hands-on environment. As a criminal defense attorney, his philosophy is grounded in the strong belief that his clients should be fully informed about every aspect of their case as it progresses.
Mr. Edelstein began his career in the state of Florida as an Assistant Public Defender with the Miami-Dade County Public Defender's Office. During his tenure there he represented clients charged with misdemeanors, felonies, and delinquent acts in both county and circuit courts throughout Miami-Dade County.
Since establishing his law firm, he has expanded his practice to include the representation of clients charged in both state and federal courts throughout the entire state of Florida, including Broward and Palm Beach counties. He also practices at the appellate level by representing clients in state and federal criminal appeals. In addition, he is a licensed bar member of his home state, the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Mr. Edelstein limits his practice exclusively to criminal defense.
Year this Office was Established: 2000
Languages: Spanish; English.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Federal & State Crimes; Mortgage, Health Care, Phone/Telemarketing, Bankruptcy, Government, Financial, & Securities Fraud; Immigration Crimes; Organized Fraud; Disorderly Conduct/Intoxication; Obstructing Justice; Resisting With/Without Violence; Trespass; Stalking; Soliciting; Indecent Exposure; False Report of a Crime; Loitering & Prowling; Probation & Community Control Violations; Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer; False Imprisonment/Kidnapping; Sexual Battery; Lewd & Lascivious Conduct; Tampering; Practicing Medicine/Dentistry without a License; Bail Bonds; Antitrust Violations; Criminal Enterprises; Extortion; Environmental Law Violations; Tax Evasion; Insider Trading; Alien Smuggling; Kickbacks; Counterfeiting; Public Corruption; Economic Espionage; Trade Secret Theft; Boating Under the Influence (BUI); Reckless Driving; Driver's License Offenses; Fleeing & Eluding; Dealing in Stolen Property; Forgery & Counterfeiting; Uttering a Forged Instrument; Check Offenses.
Areas of Law Description
Criminal defense attorney David Edelstein's practice is limited exclusively to criminal defense in both state and federal courts. He regularly represents clients in Miami as well as other cities and counties throughout the state of Florida.
- Drug Crimes
If you have been arrested for a drug crime in Florida, a lot is at stake. Even a conviction for possessing a small amount of marijuana can have lasting consequences. Not only can a drug crimes conviction affect your future employment, it can also result in your driverís license being suspended. That's why it is extremely important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. Mr. Edelstein has handled all types of drug cases including, sale of drugs, manufacture of drugs, drug trafficking, as well as simple possession.
- Child Pornography
If you or a loved one has been approached by law enforcement investigating child pornography it is extremely important to exercise your right to have an attorney present before answering any questions. Most, but not all cases begin with an agent or detective contacting the defendant to conduct a voluntary interview, sometimes after a search warrant has been executed. Unfortunately, either through fear or ignorance, most people proceed to speak with the law enforcement officer or give consent to search without consulting with an attorney. This is almost always a mistake.
- Insurance Fraud
Insurance fraud can take many forms. Many types of insurance fraud are related to motor vehicles and false claims for accidents. Recently the state legislature has passed stricter laws severely punishing these types of offenses. Other types of insurance fraud relate to allegations of false statements, fraudulent medical claims, and burning to defraud an insurer.
Shoplifting is charged as either petit or grand theft under Florida Statute 812.014 (see below), depending on the amount. If the value of the alleged stolen merchandise is less than $100 in value, the defendant is charged with petit theft in the second degree, a second degree misdemeanor. If the value of the merchandise is between $100 and $300, the defendant is charged with petit theft in the first degree, a first degree misdemeanor.
- Juvenile Crimes
The purpose of Florida's juvenile justice system is to protect society more effectively by attempting to rehabilitate, not just punish, children who commit crimes. Children in Florida are persons under age 18. Juvenile courts in Florida work with law enforcement, prosecution and defense attorneys, and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) in devising rehabilitation plans for children in trouble with the law.
Driving while under the influence of alcoholic beverages or a controlled substance is one of the most serious traffic violations you can commit. In fact, it is classified as a traffic crime and in some circumstances a misdemeanor, or under more limited circumstances, even a felony. If you are found guilty of driving while under the influence, you are subject to heavy penalties for a first offense.
An "assault" is an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent.
- Child Abuse
A person who knowingly or willfully abuses a child without causing great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement to the child commits a felony of the third degree.
Robbery means the taking of money or other property which may be the subject of larceny from the person or custody of another, with intent to either permanently or temporarily deprive the person or the owner of the money or other property, when in the course of the taking there is the use of force, violence, assault, or putting in fear.
Burglary means entering or remaining in a dwelling, a structure, or a conveyance with the intent to commit an offense therein, unless the premises are at the time open to the public or the defendant is licensed or invited to enter or remain.
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- The Florida Bar
- The Kentucky Bar
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