Criminal Defense

Premier Florida Criminal Defense Attorney

Each year thousands of Florida residents are arrested for and charged with crimes they didn’t commit. Despite all the good it does, the Florida criminal justice system is far from perfect, resulting in the incarceration of far too many innocent individuals. If you find yourself being accused of a crime, you need a criminal defense attorney ready to fight aggressively for your rights. At Germain Legal, we’re committed to providing the highest level of representation no matter what legal challenges you face.

With Germain Legal, you can count on getting the personalized attention your case deserves, and a custom-tailored defense uniquely designed to help position your case for the best possible outcome.

Early Intervention with a Defense Attorney is Critical

Criminal charges can jeopardize your entire life, from the reputation you’ve worked so hard to build in the community, to your career, relationships and more. They can result in steep penalties including fines and imprisonment, and a tarnished criminal record that follows you for the rest of your life.

At Germain Legal, our first priority is preventing charges from being filed in the first place. By acting fast, we can often intervene, heading off potential charges or investigations before a district attorney sinks their teeth into the case. If you have already been charged, we work quickly to build a solid defensive position, strengthening your case and capitalizing on any opportunity to get the case or charges dropped, dismissed or reduced.

Aggressive Trial Representation and Proven Results

Don’t leave your future up to chance, or ‘settle’ for an overworked public defender who views you as just another number on their court dockets. If you have to go to trial, hire a firm that will always have your best interests at heart, and that will fight for you and your rights using every applicable tool in its legal tool chest. With combined decades of experience, our firm stands ready to take on your case and get you the justice you deserve.

We bring to the table a demonstrable track record of winning cases and achieving favorable outcomes for clients. From simple misdemeanors, to complex litigation and serious felony charges, we have the experience, local insight, and talent needed to protect your rights.

Building Your Defense from the Ground Up

The Arrest: Law enforcement is known for making mistakes, from violating your rights to overlooking evidence. For example, if the police did not have a “reasonable and articulable” basis for detaining you, any evidence seized may be suppressed (i.e. no evidence = no case).

The Charges: Understanding the charges and the severity of potential penalties is key. We take you through this step by step, looking for potential avenues to have charges dropped, dismissed, or reduced.

The Defense: Every case is unique, requiring in-depth research, investigation of facts, obtaining of evidence in your favor, and preparation. We are a roll up our sleeves and dig in kind of firm, putting in the time and resources needed to get the job done right.

Why Putting Germain Legal on Your Case is the Right Move

Benefit from an “Insiders” Perspective

As a former prosecutor in Manatee County, Mark Germain gained unique insight into the inner-workings of the Florida criminal justice system and local legal policy and practices. This insight and experience has provided Mark with the ammunition needed to anticipate the state’s next moves and prepare your case accordingly.

Trial Experience you Can Count On

Having served as a prosecutor, public defender, and private practice criminal defense attorney, Mark Germain has a well-rounded and comprehensive understanding of what it takes to win cases.

Undisputable Reputation

For over 15 years Mark Germain has set the bar high, earning a five-star (top) rating and 97% client satisfaction rating on Avvo. His law firm is backed by an extensive track record of winning favorable outcomes for clients.

Client Centric Approach

At Germain Legal, clients come first. Prompt communication, a willingness to answer all of your questions, and unbeatable support are just a few of the tenants that set Germain Legal apart. Clients regularly rate Mark Germain for his knowledge, communication, friendliness, personalized attention, and aggressive pursuit of clearing his clients’ good name.

 Facing criminal charges or accusations can be incredibly stressful for anyone, but with Germain Legal in your corner you’ll rest easier knowing that you have a law firm that cares fighting for what’s right.

Criminal Defense: Areas of Representation

No case is too big or too small, too simple or complex. Germain Legal is capable, experienced and ready to defend clients facing a broad range of charges, from simple misdemeanors to serious federal indictments.

Common Charges Clients Face Include:

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Mark was very kind and courteous through the whole ordeal. He was also very quick to get everything resolved and I’m very happy with the solution he found for everything. I hired him as criminal defense and criminal traffic and he got me out with nothing but some fines and court fees. He stayed in touch through everything and kept me in the loop 100% and also kept it simple with me and explained everything in detail instead of as I call it complicated legal jargon.

Hard working and Professional

I was facing a seemingly hopeless domestic violence felony charge and found Attorney Germain after doing extensive research on the internet. Bottom line up front, he aggressively worked my case and forged a deal with the State’s Attorney Office to have the charge reduced to misdemeanor which will be dropped after completion of a Veteran’s court ordered program. I am 24-year military veteran holding a U.S government security clearance through a respected government defense contractor, and this one-time display of bad judgement would have been career ending. Mr. Germain was sympathetic of the situation and confident from the beginning that he would get me through it with a favorable outcome. Words cannot thank him and his team enough for their professionalism and hard work, and for easing the burden of such a stressful life-changing event. I highly recommend Mr. Germain and his law firm to anyone looking toward any type of serious legal charges.

Excellent results

Hired the law firm after a bad auto accident. They helped get all of my medical bills paid plus got me every penny possible in compensation. Their paralegal Monique was incredibly helpful and walked me through every step throughout the process. Would absolutely hire again.