Awards & Accolades

  • 2018 Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
    2018 Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • SuperLawyers
  • Florida Legal Elite
    Florida Legal Elite
  • AV Preeminent
    AV Preeminent
  • Avvo 10.0
    Avvo 10.0
  • South Florida Top Rated Lawyers
    South Florida Top Rated Lawyers
  • 100 Attorneys
    100 Attorneys
  • US District Court Southern District of Florida
    US District Court Southern District of Florida
  • US District Court Middle District of Florida
    US District Court Middle District of Florida
  • Dade County Bar Association
    Dade County Bar Association
  • Broward County Bar Association
    Broward County Bar Association
  • Avvo Client's Choice Award 2017
    Avvo Client's Choice Award 2017

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyers

Available 24/7 – Call (954) 840-8713

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 prosecutors with decades of legal experience, the criminal defense attorneys at Hager & Schwartz, P.A. know the ins and outs of the criminal justice system. Whether you were arrested for DUI, drug crimes, theft, or a violent crime, we can help. Our firm is also available to clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so we'll be there for you when you need us most.

Defense for Misdemeanor & Felony Cases

Broward County is a tough jurisdiction when it comes to criminal prosecution. Our defense attorneys have what it takes to guide you through your legal journey. By contacting a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney from Hager & Schwartz, P.A. 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 can help in any misdemeanor or felony case.

Bold Advocacy

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.

Call (954) 840-8713 for a FREE Case Review

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 don’t wait to request your free consultation.

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Our criminal defense attorneys in Fort Lauderdale 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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Why Hire Hager & Schwartz, P.A.?

  • Our lawyers are former state prosecutors
  • Our team is backed by 40+ 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
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Our criminal law attorneys at Hager & Schwartz. P.A. knows this is a difficult time for you. Your life is being turned upside down, and it may seem as though it’s hopeless or that your life will never be the same again. We’re here to tell you that it can, and the first step is gaining the help of legal professionals who have been in your shoes before. We have what you need to maximize the likelihood of a favorable outcome in court, including:

  • Experience
  • Drive
  • Dedication to our clients

The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can begin exploring every angle of your charge, disputing the evidence, and preparing your case. We’ll fight the prosecution with the collection needed in times like these. To start your case and to start fighting these charges, fill out the contact form you see here. Our defense attorneys will be here when you’re ready.

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