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WHY CHOOSE US?

We offer a client-centered focus, and reasonable pricing based on actual work done, along with payment plans. When it comes to Criminal Defense, the experienced, compassionate attorneys at Smith & Eulo have in-depth experience covering all areas of Criminal Law.

Years of
Experience

Cases Successfully
Litigated

Cases Taken
to Trial

We have one of the few Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyers in the state of Florida.

We Are Criminal Defense Lawyers in Orlando, Florida

We have handled crimes such as first-degree murder, capital sex battery, burglary, theft, violations of probation, domestic violence, traffic offenses, driving charges, DUI offenses, and much more.

100’s + satisfied clients

Loovenskyy

Great people, the best in the field. And affordable comparing to other law firm, They will take care of you from the moment you walk in their office till everything is done taking care of. Highly recommended. mr Robert

Cianna Lobos

Great law firm. Help my brother with his legal matters. D. Smith work with his case and got him the help he needed. 100% recommended.

Jessica Rivera

Highly recommended! Was referred and did better then expected. Very professional and confident with alot of success and experience. Honestly couldn’t think of a better lawyer to come across. Thank you Darryl!

CONTAMOS CON UNO DE LOS POCOS ABOGADOS LITIGANTES PENALES CERTIFICADOS POR EL ESTADO DE LA FLORIDA.

Ofrecemos servicios enfocados en el cliente y precios razonables basados en nuestros resultados. Cuando se trata de Defensa Criminal, contamos con una amplia experiencia en todas las áreas de Derecho Penal.

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Ken Eulo, Esq.

Managing Partner
Criminal Law & Civil Litigation

Darryl R. Smith, Esq.

Managing Partner
Criminal Law & Civil Litigation

Robert Zlatkin, Esq.

Managing Partner
Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation

Javier Chavez, Esq.

Senior Attorney
Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer

Ken Lewis, Esq.

Senior Attorney
Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation

Alexis Sykes, Esq.

Senior Attorney
Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation

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Bryanna Bynum, Esq.

Senior Attorney
Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation

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Matthew Futch, Esq.

Senior Attorney
Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation

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Bruce Lee Roistacher, Esq.

Senior Attorney
Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation

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Marie Taylor, Esq.

Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation

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Ashley Dunbar, Esq.

Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation

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Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation

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Grace Casagrande, Esq.

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Carlye Owens, Esq.

Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation

Ken Eulo, Esq.

Managing Partner
Criminal Law & Civil Litigation

Darryl R. Smith, Esq.

Managing Partner
Criminal Law & Civil Litigation

Robert Zlatkin, Esq.

Managing Partner
Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation

Javier Chavez, Esq.

Senior Attorney
Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer

Ken Lewis, Esq.

Senior Attorney
Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation

Alexis Sykes, Esq.

Senior Attorney
Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation

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Bryanna Bynum, Esq.

Senior Attorney
Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation

Matthew Futch, ESQ

Matthew Futch, Esq.

Senior Attorney
Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation

Bruce Roistacher, Criminal Defense Lawyer, Ocala FL

Bruce Lee Roistacher, Esq.

Senior Attorney
Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation

Marie Taylor, Criminal Defense Attorney, Tampa FL

Marie Taylor, Esq.

Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation

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Ashley Dunbar, Esq.

Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation

Luz Root, Esq.

Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation

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Grace Casagrande, Esq.

Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation

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Carlye Owens, Esq.

Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation

Questions About Criminal Defense Attorneys?
We’ve Got Answers.

What Is a Criminal Defense Attorney?

A Criminal Defense Attorney is an attorney who represents clients facing criminal charges. Criminal charges range from simple driving related misdemeanor offenses, such as DUIs, all the way to more serious felony cases, such as Burglary, Theft and Murder. They advocate for their clients at each step of the process. This involves criminal representation at first appearances, arraignment, pretrial conference, and trial. Along the way your Attorney may file appropriate motions that he will present at a criminal court hearings.

Why Hire a Local Criminal Defense Lawyer?

You hire a criminal defense lawyer because your life is on the line. Even the lowest criminal charges carry a potential for jail time, and carry the potential for a permanent adjudication of guilt on your record. When you hire an experienced Orlando criminal defense lawyer, who is customer-reviewed and peer-reviewed, you have a qualified criminal representative who will fight for your liberty. The top criminal lawyers have a good understanding of what a good resolution for your case is, and will advocate strongly for the best possible outcome. When your life is on the line, it is critical to hire an experienced professional to help guide you through the process.

What Does an Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Do?

A criminal defense lawyer is an advocate for their clients inside of a criminal courtroom. This involves negotiating with the prosecutor, filing motions, and taking cases to trial. The rules of criminal procedure are complicated, and require an extensive legal understanding of the applicable statutes and case law. A criminal defense lawyer analyzes the discovery in every case, making preliminary determinations of fact, and how the applicable law applies to the facts of your case. This will allow the attorney to file the appropriate motion in your case (e.g. Motion to Dismiss, Motion to Suppress, etc.). Ultimately, if a case is not resolved with a plea or a dismissal, a criminal defense lawyer will take your case to trial. This involves the attorney doing jury selection, opening statements, closing arguments, cross examination of witnesses, etc.

What Is the Average Cost of a Criminal Defense Attorney?

Unfortunately, there is no average cost. Costs can range from the minimal to the expensive depending on the charges you face and the given facts of your case. No reasonable defense attorney will quote you a set price without a more comprehensive look at the facts. Accordingly, it is critical that the Defense Attorney know as much information as they can at the beginning of a case, so that a fair and reasonable price can be relayed. Simple matters, such as motions for early termination on probation can be as low as $500 for an entire representation, where cases such as first-degree murder can be significantly more. The more involved a criminal representation becomes, the more costly it will become as well. If you have any question about the cost of your case, you should give us a call, and talk to a criminal attorney who can provide you with a free initial consultation to discuss the expected costs.

Recent Case Results

Case #: 2022-CF010711-0
Charges: Attempted Murder
Outcome: Jury Trial – Not Guilty (1/11/2024)

Case #:2023CF2841
Charges: Burglary of a Dwelling
Outcome: Case Dismissed (1/8/24)

Case #: 2023-CF-009855
Charges: Aggravated Assault w/ a Weapon
Outcome: Case Dismissed (1/03/24)

Case #:2023-MM-59
Charges: Misdemeanor Battery
Outcome: Dismissed (1/04/24)

Tips for Hiring the Right Criminal Defense Attorneys for Your Case

When hiring an Orlando criminal defense attorney, there’s no single rule for which lawyer will be best for your case; these are merely things to weigh against each other. Here are our top 5 tips to for hiring a criminal lawyer.

Tip #1 : Hire the right kind of attorney

Make sure your attorney has experience with similar cases and with courts in your area, this is why it is extremely important to hire a lawyer near you, whether it’s Orlando, KissimmeeDaytonaBeachOcalaJacksonvilleTampa,  Lakeland,  SandfordSarasotaMelbourneFort Myers, or Miami.

Tip #2: Check the attorney’s or firm’s background

Take a little time do some research online. See what other people have to say about them. Here is what people are saying about us.

Tip # 3: Get a free consultation

This gives you a chance to see what their strategy may be and how they communicate.

Our law firm offers free consultations, call us today: 407-930-8912

Tip #4: Decide if you need a federal criminal defense attorney

If you’ve been charged with a federal crime, that will put you in a whole different court system with different law. You’ll want a lawyer who is experienced in federal crimes, like our criminal defense lawyers at Smith & Eulo.

Tip #5: Listen to your gut

If you have a bad feeling about an attorney, if you feel like the attorney simply isn’t going to give you much attention, or if you just don’t like the person, then forget it.