Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer

When you are being accused of a crime you need a criminal defense lawyer who is driven by the desire to protect and defend people. At Lehr Levi & Mendez, P.A., our experienced criminal defense lawyers think in terms of aggressively attacking a case, knowing that we must focus on what the other side is trying to prove so that the evidence can be picked apart, piece by piece. As experienced criminal defense lawyers, we attack cases with tools that include motions to suppress statements and motions to suppress evidence seized from an office, home, vehicle or computer. The Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments to the United States Constitution are also important tools utilized by criminal trial lawyers in Florida and throughout the country.

At the Law Offices of Lehr Levi & Mendez, P.A., we represent clients throughout Florida and around the country, including but not limited to the greater Miami area and the Florida metropolitan counties of Miami-Dade, Broward & Palm Beach. Our criminal trial lawyers defend clients arrested, accused, or otherwise charged with a variety of misdemeanor and felony charges, including death penalty and capital cases, in courts throughout Florida. Our areas of practice include:

  • Drugs & Narcotics - drug possession, drug manufacturing, drug cultivation, drug trafficking, cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine possession, methamphetamine labs, crystal methamphetamine, prescription drugs, date rape drugs, heroin, ecstasy, and other controlled substances
  • Violent Crimes - capital murder, death penalty cases, arson, robbery, homicide, murder, manslaughter, attempted murder, terrorist threats, assault, battery, domestic assault, domestic violence, and carjacking
  • White Collar Crimes - bribery, fraud, extortion, identity theft, counterfeiting, kickbacks, RICO, racketeering, embezzlement, larceny, perjury, money laundering, and other crimes made famous by the mob or Mafia
  • Firearms and Gun Offenses - assault weapons, concealed weapons, felon in possession, school zones, unlawful sales, and unlawful discharge
  • Theft and Property Crimes - auto theft, burglary, fraud, credit card fraud, identity theft, forgery, bad checks, receipt of stolen property, shoplifting, and dealing in stolen property
  • Sex Offenses - sexual assault, sexual battery, rape, spousal rape, statutory rape, child abuse, child molestation, prostitution, child pornography, indecent exposure, and Internet sex crimes

We apply the principles of reasonable suspicion, probable cause, and proof beyond a reasonable doubt at every stage of a criminal case. For further information about the criminal trial attorneys at Lehr Levi & Mendez, P.A., please contact us today at (305) 377-1777. We look forward to helping you.


White-collar crimes typically refer to a type of crime committed by professionals using deception, as opposed to violent crimes that involve force. The aggressive criminal defense lawyers at Lehr Levi & Mendez, P.A., defend clients accused of white-collar crimes such as fraud, embezzlement, or forgery in cases throughout the country. We labor for the fair defense of clients accused of such crimes in the entire state of Florida and nationwide.

Whether we are handling matters for the mob, mafia, or a local CEO, we zealously confront complicated state and federal investigations of white-collar crime cases involving:

  • Accounting Fraud Charges
  • Bribery, Extortion, and Racketeering
  • Computer Hacking, Cyberspace, and Internet Crimes
  • Conspiracy
  • Counterfeiting and Forgery
  • Embezzlement
  • Health Care and Insurance Fraud
  • Kickbacks
  • Mail Fraud
  • Medicare Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • RICO Crimes
  • Securities and Tax Fraud
  • Terrorist Threats and Hoaxes
  • Wire Fraud
  • Wiretapping


Drugs, murder, and other violent crimes are all too common in Miami and other communities throughout the greater Miami area, including the counties of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach, as well as the entire state of Florida. As unpopular as violent crimes and violent criminals are in Miami, individuals accused of violent crimes have the same rights as any other criminal defendant. These rights include the right to an attorney, the right to a jury trial, the right to cross-examine witnesses, the right against self-incrimination, and the right to produce evidence. Individuals accused of violent crimes, including murder and drug-related offenses, are typically those most in need of these Constitutional safeguards, as emotion and character evidence is often used to taint and sway the minds of the public, the court, and the jury.

Some of our recent cases:

  • United States v. L.F. - Defendant L.F. attempted to buy a Russian Submarine to bring 40 tons of cocaine up the west coast of the United States.
  • United States v. H.O. - Defendant H.O. was accused of defrauding the Espirito Santo Bank of 170 million dollars.
  • State v. H.F. - Defendant H.F., former Mayor of South Miami, Florida, was arrested the day before election day for allegedly taking an illegal campaign payment -- on tape. At trial, the jury found him not guilty.