Broward County Criminal DefenseAttorneys

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“His perseverance is remarkable as he defends your case and believes in you. I am so grateful to him. Thank you John for giving me back my life and for making sure justice is served.”

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Our Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorneys know that experience makes the difference. That’s why we draw from our unique backgrounds as former prosecutors to fight for clients who have been charged with a crime. Watch our videos to learn more about our award-winning legal team.

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Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyer

Available 24/7 – Call Now for a Powerful Defense

Have you have been arrested in Broward County, FL? If so, you should know that choosing the right lawyer could make all the difference in your case. As former state prosecutors with decades of legal experience, the Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorneys at Hager & Schwartz, P.A. know the ins and outs of the criminal justice system. Our firm is also available to clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can trust that we'll be there for you when you need us most.

If you have been arrested, time is of the essence. Take the first step today by scheduling a free and confidential consultation with the team at Hager & Schwartz, P.A. – call (954) 840-8713.

Why Hager & Schwartz, P.A.?

  • Our lawyers are former state prosecutors
  • Our team is backed by 35+ years of experience
  • We are AV®-rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • We are available to our clients 24 hours a day
  • We offer FREE & confidential case reviews

Defense for Misdemeanor & Felony Cases

Broward County is a tough jurisdiction when it comes to criminal prosecution and penalties. Our defense attorneys have what it takes to guide you through your legal journey. By contacting a Fort Lauderdale criminal lawyer from our firm as soon as possible after being notified of an investigation or being arrested, you can allow our team to start fighting on your behalf.

We have experience handling a wide range of criminal cases, including:

Our lawyers have dedicated their careers to being bold advocates for clients trying to navigate the criminal justice system. We know law enforcement, prosecutors, juries, and judges - and we use our insight to challenge the other side. Our goal is to secure the best possible results for clients, whether that means reductions in charges and penalties or case dismissals.

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Our legal team is highly qualified in criminal law. Attorney John Hager was once a member of the prosecution team at the Broward County State Attorney's Office and is extremely familiar with both sides of criminal cases. Attorney Brett M. Schwartz was the Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County and honed his outstanding skills as a litigator during his tenure.

This knowledge and experience provides an advantage when it comes to negotiations, plea bargains, and other legal maneuvers that are frequently necessary in criminal cases. Our track record in court is also a testament to our dedication and skill. No matter how hopeless your situation appears, you can be confident that our legal team is more than able to help you.

Hager & Schwartz, P.A. serves clients throughout Broward County, Florida. We are available days, nights, and weekends, so please don’t wait to request your free case evaluation.