Criminal Defense Experience in Florida's State and U.S. Federal Courts
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State And Federal Case Experience


Sophisticated Defense for State or Federal Prosecutions



Some criminal investigations are spearheaded by federal agencies, while other criminal charges are initiated by state authorities. There are important differences between criminal prosecutions in state court versus federal court, and your defense counsel must be experienced in the venue where your case will be heard.


The criminal defense lawyers of Bogenschutz, Dutko & Kroll, P.A. practice in both state and federal courts. This is one of the attributes that sets us apart from other law firms, which typically practice exclusively in state court or exclusively in the federal arena. Our versatility enables us to deliver skilled and aggressive defense in either legal venue.


Criminal Trial Practice in All Courts of Florida

Our Fort Lauderdale-based criminal law firm handles complex felony cases charged in Broward County and the adjoining jurisdictions of Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. As former assistant state attorneys and longtime defense lawyers in Broward County, we have a wealth of knowledge about the workings of the local justice system. These insights are an advantage to clients who are facing serious felony charges in the state trial courts of South Florida.


Our veteran trial attorneys also have solid credentials in federal criminal defense. A substantial part of our practice involves criminal cases in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, chiefly in Broward County. We are also admitted to practice in the Middle and Northern Districts of Florida and before the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Federal court has unique procedures and rules of evidence; it is critical that your legal counsel understands those nuances in order to protect your interests. State court is less formal, but the charges are every bit as serious; you need an experienced litigator and negotiator who can take advantage of all opportunities for a favorable and discreet resolution.


Trial Lawyers Committed to the Best Outcome for You


From white collar crimes and violent crimes to criminal conspiracy or corruption, we handle all stages of serious felony prosecutions. We commonly engage state and federal law enforcement agencies in pre-indictment investigations, and we know how to approach the state attorney or U.S. attorney after an arrest and formal charges. We also handle state and federal appeals.


For misdemeanor, felony or administrative law defense in state or federal court, call our proven legal team at 954-764-2500 or contact us online to arrange a confidential consultation.