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"Hager & Schwartz saved me when my case was heading down the proverbial creek, with me in it. At our first meeting the attorney listened to my situation, patiently answered all my questions, and proposed an entirely different strategy. Previous rulings and negotiations had been going against me and he turned everything around. I would highly recommend this firm."

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Daytona Beach Criminal Defense Attorney

35+ Years of Legal Experience

Hager & Schwartz, P.A. offers aggressive criminal defense representation in Daytona Beach and Volusia County, Florida. With more than five decades of combined experience, we are confident in our ability to provide the effective advocacy that you deserve, even against the most complex charges.

As former state prosecutors, our Daytona Beach defense lawyers approach each case with from a unique advantage – one that allows us to create strategies specifically designed to find weaknesses in the prosecution's case against you. If you were arrested for a crime, contact our law firm today.

Why work with Hager & Schwartz, P.A.?

The right criminal defense begins with the right attorney. If you were arrested for a crime, your future, freedom, and your reputation are on the line. Some of our firm's distinctions are:

  • 35 years' legal experience
  • Former state prosecutors
  • Free initial consultations
  • Custom-fit case strategies
  • Attorneys who truly care

Avoid Common Mistakes After an Arrest

A successful defense starts with early involvement. Do not wait to contact a lawyer before it's too late. When you work with our lawyers, we will guide you through every facet of the legal process from start to finish, to ensure the best possible chance of a favorable case outcome.

When looking for a defense lawyer, remember this: shopping for a bargain isn't a good deal. A public defender may seem like an economical option, but a criminal conviction can cost more in the long run. With a skilled legal professional on your side, you can have pace of mind that your case is in capable hands.

Why hire a former state prosecutor?

Our background in criminal prosecution gives us a unique advantage in court. We understand common strategies and techniques used by prosecutors to obtain a conviction; let us put this experience to work for your case. Learn more about our prosecution experience and representation philosophy here.

We're Experienced in All Case Types

As criminal defense lawyers in Daytona Beach, our team is committed to giving you the best legal advocacy that we can offer. This means that we are prepared to handle virtually any type of criminal defense case, from felonies to misdemeanors and serious federal crimes.

Our practice areas include, but are not limited to the following:

Defense for Drug Crimes in Daytona Beach

"Drug crime" is an umbrella term that encompasses criminal charges related to any controlled substances. This includes marijuana charges, cocaine, drug manufacturing, cultivation, sales, and possession. These offenses range from misdemeanors to serious crimes: first-time drug possession all the way to trafficking and manufacturing.

If you are under investigation for a drug crime, it is imperative that you speak with an attorney today. Drug crimes involve a variety of legal complications not found in other case types, and our firm is ready to help you make educated decisions to choose the best path for your defense. To learn more about your options with us, visit our drug crimes defense page.

Get in Touch to Start Your Case Today

Contact Hager & Schwartz, P.A. today to start your defense. Initial consultations are always free, so fill out our free online consultation form at your earliest convenience. Our goal is simple: to help our clients – people just like you – by protecting their rights and defending their freedom. To see what the Daytona Beach criminal defense attorneys at our firm can do for your defense, call our office today.

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When your future is on the line- now is not the time to bargain shop! A great deal does not equate to a great attorney. Follow these tips from Hager & Schwartz, P.A. and see what red flags to look out for when hiring a criminal defense attorney.

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