Miami Federal Crime Attorney
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Miami Federal Crime Attorney

Joel DeFabio: Taking on the Hardest Cases and Winning

If you have been charged or are under investigation for a federal crime, choosing an attorney with experience and vigilance is essential. Turn to Joel DeFabio, PA to get representation from an attorney who has earned a reputation for being among the leaders in the field of federal criminal defense.

Attorney Joel DeFabio has been fighting for the rights of the accused in Florida since 1980. Over the course of his career, he has become known as one of the top federal criminal defense lawyers in the area.

Our firm's background includes more than 50 "not guilty" verdicts. Some of our cases have been the subject of widespread attention in the national news media. For example, we represented a client who was the only one of the "Liberty City 7" to be acquitted of terrorism charges. When you bring your case to us, you can have confidence in our ability to effectively defend your rights.

Do Not Talk to Investigators

Whether you are being investigated for tax evasion or have been arrested and charged with drug trafficking or child pornography, there is one thing that you must not do: speak with anyone from law enforcement. No matter how friendly they may seem, even if they suggest that by talking you will be able to get a better outcome, you must not say anything to the investigators. Right now, you are in the crosshairs of the federal criminal justice system. When you are being targeted as a suspect, the things you do and statements you make will be used as evidence if at all possible.

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What Sets Joel DeFabio Apart?

People often come to our office with cases that seem nearly impossible to win. Their cases are the ones that most of the other lawyers in Miami turn away, thinking that they are simply hopeless. Similarly unfortunate, the other attorneys would recommend that the client take the easy route and plead guilty in hopes of getting a lighter sentence. We take a different approach.

We have won so many cases in the past that were victories against overwhelming odds that we are confident in our skill and we are dedicated to providing our help to Miami-Dade County residents who need it. An example of how this dedication manifests in results, Mr. DeFabio was the winner of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' Rodney Thaxton "Against All Odds" Award in 2007.

  • Over 35 years of Experience
  • Shaped the South Florida Criminal Justice System
  • Winner of the Rodney Thaxton "Against All Odds" Award
  • Defended Over 300 Federal Cases
  • Most Effective Lawyer Nominee in 2008
  • Has Earned 25 Distinguished Awards

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Steps to Retaining Our Powerful Legal Services

Our determination carries us through all obstacles and helps us achieve outstanding results for our clients. Rather than simply taking our word for it, spend a few moments now reviewing our accolades and looking at the results we have won in some of our previous cases. Then, contact our office for a free case evaluation so that you can ask your questions about the situation and learn about the strategies that we can use in your defense.

Many criminal defense law firms in Miami accept as many clients as possible with the goal of maximizing their profits. We do not. We place our clients' interests ahead of our own. Our firm handles fewer cases on purpose, in order to provide the customer service we would expect if we were in your shoes. Rather than having 30 lawyers who work in 20 different counties as some firms do, we only handle cases in Miami-Dade County.

While we may have several clients at a time, we recognize that you have only one attorney, and we believe that you deserve the attention and service that you can only find at a firm like ours. Hiring a lawyer is an important decision in any situation. If you are facing federal criminal charges, your choice of legal representation could have a substantial impact on your future. Don't take chances with the outcome of your case - come to our firm for a federal crime attorney who has proven time and again that he knows how to get results in the federal criminal courts in this area.

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This may be an incredibly stressful experience, but you do not have to face it alone. The only action that you should take at this point is to contact us for a free, confidential consultation. During this meeting, you can tell your side of the story without fear of self-incrimination. You will have your chance to get answers to your questions. We will be ready to take immediate action on building a strategy for your defense.