Jacksonville Criminal Law

Facing criminal charges isn’t an easy time for anyone. They’re facing the loss of their freedom and reputation. They may face steep financial penalties and the prospect of a future with a criminal record. All too often, people accused of crimes are abandoned by their neighbors, their friends, and perhaps even their family members. But the reality is that they are entitled to a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer. The reality is that everyone deserves a fair trial. And the reality is that our criminal justice system makes mistakes. It’s into that reality that Monroe Law, P.A. is ready to step into. 

Call our Jacksonville criminal defense law firm at (904) 507-6194 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation, either in person or by video conference.

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Awards, Accolades, & Associations

  • Consecutively <br>Earned <br>Since 2019
    Consecutively
    Earned
    Since 2019
  • Super Lawyers <br>Since 2020
    Super Lawyers
    Since 2020
  • Avvo Client Choice Since 2016
    Avvo Client Choice Since 2016
  • Consecutively Earned Since 2021
    Consecutively Earned Since 2021
  • 10 Best Law Firm
    10 Best Law Firm
  • 10 Best Attorney
    10 Best Attorney
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers (Top 1%)
    America's Most Honored Lawyers (Top 1%)
  • Best Criminal Defense in Jacksonville Since 2020
    Best Criminal Defense in Jacksonville Since 2020
  • Best DUI in Jacksonville Since 2020
    Best DUI in Jacksonville Since 2020
  • Top 10 Attorney: 2024 Award Winner
    Top 10 Attorney: 2024 Award Winner
    • Mr. Monroe was incredibly responsive and took time to explain every step of the process with me. He always returned my calls. His unique work history allowed him to attack my case from all angles.
      - Lindsey S.
    • Scott Monroe is a true professional and a great attorney to have at your side for those tough times that can happen to any of us. I got a favorable result in my case which I am grateful for and again more than happy with the outcome.
      - Tamim
    • I called Mr. Monroe around 9 p.m. and left a voicemail, and he immediately called me back. He went above and beyond to keep me safe and I felt like he truly cared about me as a person.
      - Michaela L.
    • Knowing Attorney Scott Monroe, I expected excellence. Scott and his staff exceeded expectations. When some interaction comes up, it is extremely helpful to have people like Scott and his firm on your side. I couldn’t recommend him highly enough!
      - Gerry K.

      Criminal Defense Practice Areas

      Our Jacksonville criminal defense law firm routinely handles cases that involve the following:

      • Drug Crimes: Drug offenses can involve everything from simple drug possession to large-scale trafficking charges where conviction might mean the death penalty. Drug charges can come at either the state or federal level, and perhaps both simultaneously. We can help.
      • DUI: DUI charges can mean a stiff fine, the loss of your driver’s license, higher insurance premiums, and possibly jail time. But there are more avenues of defense than most people realize. D. Scott Monroe, Esq has extensive experience in BUI or DUI cases like Multiple DUIs drugs involved with DUIs, or underage DUI, knows the system, and knows how to fight for your rights. 
      • Theft: Even so-called “small thefts” like burglary or robbery can still put a defendant behind bars. The more valuable the property alleged to have been taken, the longer the possible prison sentence for theft crimes. That is, if the defendant is convicted. We explore every last avenue of defense in the fight for acquittal.
      • Violent Crimes: Violent crimes cover a wide range of possible allegations and include those where simply the threat of violence was involved. These crimes are aggressively prosecuted by the state of Florida and call for a strong defense. That’s what we aim to provide for every client who comes through our doors. 

      What Do Defense Attorneys Do in Florida? 

      Defense attorneys in Florida have several responsibilities and roles in representing their clients. 

      • Providing legal advice and guidance:  Defense attorneys inform and educate their clients about the legal process, potential consequences, and available options. They ensure that their clients understand their rights and make informed decisions. They advise them on the best course of action based on the circumstances of their case.
      • Investigating the case: Defense attorneys examine the details of the case, gather evidence, review police reports, interview witnesses, and assess the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution's case. This helps them develop a strategic defense strategy.
      • Crafting a defense strategy: Based on the investigation, defense attorneys devise a defense strategy tailored to the specific circumstances of the case. They may challenge the evidence, question witness credibility, or raise legal defenses.
      • Negotiating with prosecutors: Defense attorneys engage in negotiations with prosecutors to seek favorable outcomes for their clients. This may involve plea bargaining or advocating for reduced charges or penalties.
      • Representing clients in court: Defense attorneys advocate for their clients in court proceedings. They present arguments, cross-examine witnesses, object to improper evidence, and protect their clients' rights throughout the trial process.

      We’re in Your Corner

      Scott Monroe and his team has long experience in the criminal justice system. That includes time spent on the other side of the aisle, so to speak, as a DUI prosecutor. Attorney Monroe knows the system and its weak points and understands how to protect his clients. Perhaps that’s why he’s yet to lose at trial. That’s no guarantee of what will happen in the future, but it can certainly give defendants some peace of mind as we fight for their rights, reputation, and freedom. 

      Call Monroe Law, P.A. at (904) 507-6194.

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