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Powerful Defense From an Experienced Attorney Taking On The Hard Cases & Winning

If you've been charged with a federal crime, you need a game-changer on your side. Joel DeFabio has defended over 750 federal cases and over 4,000 state cases. He has over 40 years of experience crafting winning defense strategies.


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Miami Federal Crimes Lawyer

Results-Driven Advocacy for the Toughest Cases

Being charged with a federal crime immediately puts your rights and freedom in jeopardy. You need a Miami federal crimes lawyer who will keep fighting for you until you obtain the best possible outcome for your case. With over three decades of experience and ranking among The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Attorney Joel DeFabio offers dependable representation when your future is on the line. With hundreds of cases tried successfully in front of juries, The Law Offices of Joel DeFabio knows how to help you fight the charges against you and preserve your dignity. No matter how serious the allegations against you may be, we are here to fight for you and help you get through your legal challenges. When you need a federal defense lawyer in Miami, rely on the experience of Joel DeFabio. Call (305) 851-5581 now or contact us online to schedule your free consultation and get started planning your case.

Whether you were charged with conspiracy, drug trafficking, internet sex crimes, fraud, child pornography or any other federal crime, our firm has experience building strong, airtight cases to help you tell your side of the story and avoid having your rights jeopardized. The Law Offices of Joel DeFabio has represented clients in numerous high-profile cases, and Attorney Joel DeFabio has earned a reputation as a premier Miami federal crimes lawyer.

Few things are as unsettling as finding out that you are the subject of a federal investigation. In many cases, these investigating agencies have spent many months or even years building their case. When dealing with these allegations, the best federal lawyers will use their knowledge of the law and how these federal agencies operate to help build a strong defense. Our firm knows the strategies these teams use, and you can take confidence in our ability to protect your rights. From the moment we meet you in a consultation and on through the end of your trial, we will be by your side to give you the counsel and advice to face your situation with hope. Let us fight for you.

Why Hire Us?
A federal indictment is a serious matter and shouldn't be taken lightly. It's important that you team up with an attorney who has the experience, background, and prowess to effectively fight against the federal government. With nearly 40 years of experience and more than 600 federal cases handled, that attorney is Joel DeFabio.

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Defense You Can Depend On

When it comes to defending against federal crimes, you want a lawyer on your side who understands those kinds of proceedings. Working with a local criminal defense attorney won’t cut it. At The Law Offices of Joel DeFabio, we are with our clients for the long haul. These cases can take months to litigate and often require bringing in expert witnesses to testify on your behalf. Our firm can leverage the relationships we have within the legal community to help you obtain the best possible outcome. This comes from our years of experience as Miami criminal defense lawyers.

Throughout his decades in practice, Attorney Joel DeFabio has maintained a 9.5 Superb Avvo Rating. He was selected for inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers and was named Most Effective Lawyer by Daily Business Review in 2008. His cases have received national attention, and he has built a reputation for dependable defense throughout the legal industry. To learn more, call our firm today at (305) 851-5581 and schedule your free consultation. We can provide you with a clear, no-nonsense picture of what to expect during your case.

Trust a Proven Track Record Recent Case Results

  • CHARGES DISMISSED Aggravated Identity Theft
  • CHARGES DISMISSED Assault of a Federal Officer
  • ALL CHARGES WERE DISMISSED Charged with refusing to comply
  • NOT GUILTY Conspiracy
  • CHARGES DISMISSED Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud
  • NO JAIL Conspiracy to Commit Fraud
  • NOT GUILTY Conspiracy to Commit Terrorism
  • NO JAIL Conspiracy to Defraud the U.S. Government
  • NO JAIL Conspiracy to Defraud the U.S.; False Statements
  • NO JAIL Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine
  • CHARGES DISMISSED Conspiracy to Import Cocaine
  • NOT GUILTY Conspiracy to Import Cocaine
  • NO JAIL Conspiracy to Traffic in Counterfeit Goods; Theft
  • NOT GUILTY Conspiracy, Extortion, & Assault
  • NO JAIL Credit Card Fraud
  • NOT GUILTY Evading Currency Reporting Requirements; Fraudulent Statements
  • NO JAIL False Statements
  • Probation with no jail or prison Illegal shipping of arms
  • NO JAIL Importing Ecstasy
  • Dismissed Money Laundering

What Sets Our Firm Apart? The Law Office of Joel Defabio

With decades of experience and numerous high-profile cases tried successfully in front of juries, you can count on our firm’s ability to represent your best interests and protect your future. The Law Offices of Joel DeFabio understands the stress you feel right now, and we can help you feel more hopeful about the proceedings ahead. Our clients know us for our clear, reliable communication. You can read more of what they have to say by reading some of our reviews. Don’t wait to get started on your free consultation. Call (305) 851-5581 today.

  • Over 40 Years of Experience
  • More Than 750 Federal Cases Defended
  • More Than 50 Federal Jury Trials Handled
  • One of Miami's Most Respected Defense Attorneys
  • Award-Winning Representation
  • Honest Appraisal of Your Case - "No Surprises"

Client Testimonials See Why Our Clients Highly Recommend Us

    "Was able to meet with him when I needed to and he called me all the time to give me an update. Really professional lawyer."
    Joel was especially great. I was able to meet with him when I needed to and he called me all the time to give me an update. Really professional lawyer and team.
    - Emilia
    "I am very satisfied with the courtesy and professionalism he provided. He is a very sensitive, clever and resourceful attorney."
    I was represented by Mr. Joel DeFabio, and I am very satisfied with the courtesy and professionalism he provided. He is a very sensitive, clever and resourceful attorney. The staff is excellent as well. I am glad I found them. Excellent team in general, I highly recommend them.
    - Hilario
    "Remarkable work ethic and superior legal knowledge."
    It was a pleasure working with Mr. DeFabio and his legal team. Remarkable work ethic and superior legal knowledge. It was a very pleasant experience having them on my team.
    - Former Client