West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer
Ready to Take on the Toughest Cases and Win
The governor has said it over and over again: Florida is a law and order state. If you have been charged with a crime in Florida, you need a strong and dedicated criminal defense attorney on your side as soon as possible. You can expect the prosecution to use every available resource to try to convict you. We can help you fight back to protect your rights and freedom. At The Law Office of Scott N. Richardson, P.A., we are proven leaders in the field of criminal defense. We handle tough, complex cases, including allegations of homicide, assault, drug crimes, property crimes and DUI. If you need to fight a serious criminal charge in South Florida, we are the firm to choose. Contact our experienced West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer today.
Top-Flight Criminal Defense When Your Finances, Your Freedom, and Your Life Are on the Line
Any criminal charges should be taken seriously. Even if the crime or penalty seems relatively minor, a conviction can leave you with a criminal record that follows you for years or the rest of your life, hurting your chances to get a job, a nice place to live, a good education, a professional license, loans and credit, and increasing the potential punishment for any subsequent arrest. With so much at stake, you need to be sure you are getting advice and representation from a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney. At The Law Office of Scott N. Richardson, P.A., you’ll receive help from a seasoned lawyer with the following qualifications you can trust:
- Nearly 45 years of criminal law experience
- Former Palm Beach County Prosecutor
- Florida Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist
- Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
- AV Rated (top rating) by Martindale Hubbell for 25 consecutive years
- Long-time faculty member teaching criminal law to other Florida lawyers
Scott N. Richardson is a “known quantity” among the prosecutors and judges in Palm Beach County. He has the knowledge, skills, experience, temperament and dedication to help you when you’ve been charged with a crime in West Palm Beach.
Comprehensive Florida Criminal Law Practice
The Law Office of Scott N. Richardson, P.A. handles every type of criminal case under Florida law, from minor misdemeanors to the most serious felonies. We’ll zealously protect your rights, make sure you are treated fairly, and seek the best possible outcome in your situation. Call our office in West Palm Beach after an arrest for any of the following:
- Drug Charges, including possession and trafficking offenses
- Violent Crimes, including assault & battery, domestic violence, manslaughter/homicide, vehicular homicide, and more
- Theft Offenses, including burglary, embezzlement, and other property crimes
- DUI Defense, including strong and effective defense in cases involving repeat DUI arrests, felony DUI charges, DUI Manslaughter, and more
- White Collar Criminal Defense, including fraud, identity theft, computer/internet crimes, and other offenses
- Weapons Offenses, such as unlawful possession of a firearm or using a firearm in the commission of a crime
Our comprehensive West Palm Beach criminal defense practice includes both misdemeanor and felony violations. Misdemeanors may be a lower level of offense, but a conviction can still result in up to a year in jail, a year on probation, and fines up to $1,000, plus court costs and fees and the stigma of a criminal record. Felonies include the most serious crimes, punishable by up to 30 years in state prison, 30 years of probation, and fines up to $10,000. Depending on the crime, a felony can also be punished with life in prison or the death penalty. Don’t take chances with your future. Get seasoned legal help from an expert in criminal law at The Law Office of Scott N. Richardson.
Our firm also defends people charged with probation violations, which can result in having probation extended with additional terms and conditions or being sent straight to jail to serve out the original sentence. Before that happens, you are entitled to a hearing, and defense attorney Scott N. Richardson will mount a strong defense to keep you from experiencing these harsh penalties wherever possible.
The Law Office of Scott N. Richardson, P.A. also lends its services as a Board-Certified criminal law expert representing attorneys accused of misconduct by The Florida Bar. Just like criminal defendants who are presumed innocent until proven guilty, even lawyers deserve their “day in court” when confronted with allegations that could cost them their law license.
Contact The Law Office of Scott N. Richardson, P.A. Today
For smart, strategic, and effective criminal defense in West Palm Beach, The Law Office of Scott N. Richardson, P.A. will handle your case with expertise borne from decades practicing criminal law in South Florida. Contact our experienced West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer today.