Miami Criminal & DUI Defense Lawyers
Aggressive criminal trial lawyers with a strong track record of winning difficult cases throughout Florida. At Meltzer & Bell, P.A., we find every possible option for your defense. Tell us about your case today.Free Case Evaluation
Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
When being faced with criminal charges, it can feel like your back is against the wall and the whole world is against you. The attorneys at Meltzer & Bell have years of experience working criminal trials and are dedicated to protecting our clients and making sure they are exhausting all legal avenues to resolve their case in the most positive manner possible.
The most important choice you can make is finding the right criminal defense attorney for your case. Your attorney will protect your rights and fight to help you obtain the best possible result. With so much at stake, it’s critical that you choose an attorney with the training and experience to help you secure justice in your case.Consultation request
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Criminal Defense for Miami Charges
Our expertise in attorney practice extends to all cases in the criminal sphere, including disorderly conduct, assault & battery, drug crimes, DUIs, larceny, and white-collar crimes. Our expertise is one reason that we have grown to become one of the most well-known and recognized law firms in Miami.
Being placed under arrest and charged with a crime does not mean that you are guilty. The burden is on the prosecution to prove the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. A Miami criminal defense attorney can help build a solid defense case that successfully combats the burden of proof that the prosecution must meet. We have the knowledge and resources to push back against the prosecution and litigate your case.
We are committed to painstaking individualized care for every case that we take on. Being arrested for a crime is a frightening experience and you need someone who has you back. At Meltzer & Bell, we are available for consultation whenever you need it. We will work with you to ensure that you understand the process of the criminal justice system and work to find a strategy that gives you the best possible outcome for your life, finances, and wellbeing.
Very personal and kept me informed from the very beginning. I had never been to court before and I was scared to death. Just talking with Mr Meltzer over the phone helped me relax. Choosing a lawyer is a very important decision.
I'd spoken with almost 20 lawyers before I call this office. I knew immediately that I wanted to be represented by this law firm. I can't thank Mr Meltzer enough for everything he and his team has done for me.
From the moment they took my case they aggressively pursued all options and were amazing at keeping me in the loop the whole time. I’m very pleased with the outcome. Highly Knowledgeable, Great at what they do, EXTREMELY responsive ( they literally answered my emails within minutes throughout the whole case), Intelligent, and they seem to truly care about their clients. Don’t waste your time going anywhere else!
I was charged with a felony drug charge. I searched Google and got lucky when I picked Meltzer & Bell! Steve took the case and explained the process very clearly and made me feel at ease that he had the experience and conviction to defend me. Just after 3 weeks Steve got the charge dropped! What a relief! Highly recommend Meltzer & Bell.
I can not tell you how professional this law firm is. No promises. Just results. They went above and beyond anything we could have expected. I could not be happier. Thank you so much.
I had a misidentification case that I was fighting with my lawyer for two years. After numerous court dates my previous lawyer could not get my case to go away. I actually was on the brink of losing my job due to this case. Just as I was about to give up A family member that I trusted recommended Meltzer & Bell. In 2 months they were able to get my case dismissed and saved my job. They did for me in 2 months what another law Office tried to do in 2 years. Very down to earth, kind, and caring. They were helpful informative and responded to every call and answered every question. I couldn’t have asked for better representation. I have now found my lawyer for life.
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High Profile Cases
Criminal cases can have a huge impact on your life. Apart from the negative effects of having a criminal record, criminal cases can be a huge stressor mentally and financially. An attorney’s goal is to help you navigate the legal waters so you can get the absolute best outcome in your case. America’s criminal justice system is based on giving those charged a fair and impartial trial and an experienced Miami criminal defense lawyer can help make sure that your rights are
01. Charges Dropped Against Man Accused Of Manslaughter
The Office of the State Attorney in West Palm Beach has dropped its manslaughter charge on William Difonzo, a Palm Beach County man accused of murder after a fight broke out at a local bar. Difonzo, through his attorneys at Meltzer and Bell, P.A., filed a Stand Your Ground Motion arguing self-defense. Stand your ground…Learn More
02. Alleged Assault at Keiser University
Meltzer & Bell represented John Barrington Kennedy, the 21-year-old man accused of using a gun to threaten a woman on the campus of Keiser University. The alleged victim told the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office that she pulled into a parking spot and noticed Kennedy reach into his vehicle and emerge with a black semi-automatic…Learn More
03. Vehicular Homicide and DUI
Meltzer & Bell defended Matthew Notebaert, the 32-year-old Loxahatchee man charged in a 2014 crash that killed his wife while the couple was having sex. The case drew national attention from such outlets as People magazine, the New York Post, and the New York Daily News. On March 29, Notebaert pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide…Learn More