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Criminal Defense

How strong or weak is your case?

When making an arrest, there are specific statutory and constitutional procedures that law enforcement must follow. If the police do not follow these procedures, it could lead to dismissal of your criminal charges. However, each and every case has a unique and different set of facts. Attorney Adam Harmelin will look at each and every element of your case to determine a defense and secure the best possible result.

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Pre-file stage

All stages of criminal litigation are important. However, the pre-file stage, the two-month period following your arrest, is critical. During this pre-file stage the state attorney's office (prosecutor) will evaluate your case to determine if formal charges will be filed. Unfortunately, if you wait until the first court appearance or arraignment to retain an attorney, you may have lost an opportunity to obtain a "no information". If the prosecuting attorney in charge of filing the criminal charges agrees to file a "no information", then your case will never see the courtroom. In most cases, it is imperative that you have an experienced attorney advocating for you during this pre-file stage.

Minimum mandatory penalties

There are many crimes in Florida that have minimum mandatory sentences. If you are charged with trafficking in drugs, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, DUI manslaughter, and many other crimes, then you are facing a minimum mandatory penalty. This means that in most cases, if you are convicted, the court has no discretion to impose anything less than the minimum mandatory prison sentence. Further, if you are sentenced under this provision, you must serve the entire sentence without the possibility of early release. Attorney Adam Harmelin has been lead counsel on many crimes involving minimum mandatory sentences, including obtaining dismissals and not guilty verdicts.

Call your Defense Lawyer anytime!

I always listed my cellular telephone on my business card and website.
The reason is simple. Accessibility to your attorney is important! I am available to speak with my clients during business hours, nights, weekends and holidays. Call now to speak directly to attorney Adam Harmelin.

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Drugs/Controlled Substances

  • Possession of Drugs
  • Sale or Delivery of Drugs
  • Possession of Drugs with Intent to Sell
  • Purchase of Drugs
  • Manufacture of Drugs
  • Trafficking of Drugs
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia


  • Domestic Violence
  • Misdemeanor Assault/Battery
  • Felony Battery
  • Aggravated Assault Deadly Weapon
  • Aggravated Battery Deadly Weapon
  • Stalking
  • Aggravated Stalking
  • Sexual Battery
  • Child Abuse/Child Neglect
  • Battery on Law Enforcement Officer
  • Kidnapping
  • False Imprisonment

Property Crimes

  • Shoplifting
  • Petit Theft
  • Grand Theft
  • Burglary of Dwelling/Conveyance
  • Armed Burglary
  • Robbery/Armed Robbery
  • Dealing in Stolen Property
  • Possession of Burglary Tools
  • Possession of Stolen Property
  • Forgery/Counterfeiting
  • Uttering Forged Instrument
  • Bad Checks
  • Trespass

Probation Violations

Community Control Violations

Driving Offenses

  • Driving While License Suspended (DWLS)
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Boating Under the Influence (BUI)
  • Reckless Driving
  • Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding
  • Possession of Fraudulent Driver License
  • Operating without a Valid Driver License
  • Operating Against License Restrictions

Other Crimes

  • Resisting Arrest without Violence
  • Resisting Arrest with Violence
  • Obstruction
  • Prostitution/Solicitation
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Disorderly Intoxication
  • Money Laundering
  • Racketeering
  • Organized Scheme to Defraud

Personal Service

Adam Harmelin, P.A. When you call attorney Adam Harmelin, you will speak with him. Throughout his career in private practice, Adam has always listed his cellular telephone on his business card and website. The reason is simple. Accessibility to your attorney is important! My clients never complain that they cannot reach me. I am avaiable to speak with my clients during business hours, nights, weekends and holidays. Call now to speak directly to attorney Adam Harmelin.

What should I expect when pulled over while intoxicated?

If you are ever stopped by a police officer for DUI there are some guidelines you should follow. Politeness always goes a long way if you are stopped.

What do I do If I have been arrested for DUI?

Most people are not prepared for that feeling in the pit of your stomach when you see a police cruiser behind you with its lights on. DUI is a serious offense in the State of Florida.

DUI minimum mandatory penalties

If you are convicted of DUI in Florida, the legislature has enacted specific minimum mandatory penalties. The penalties increase if you are convicted of a 2nd or subsequent DUI offense.

Fort Lauderdale DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyer

Choose Harmelin Law to defend your rights

Criminal Attorney Adam Harmelin has 20 years of experience as a trial attorney. Attorney Harmelin and his legal team can provide the aggressive criminal defense representation you need and deserve to challenge your charges in South Florida.

Contact DUI Attorney Adam Harmelin, P.A. 24/7 to learn how we can fight for you and request your no-cost consultation!

Aggressive Defense from Attorney Adam Harmelin

We have experience with virtually every type of criminal offense a person may be accused of, in State, Federal or Juvenile Court. 24/7 RISK FREE Consultation. Our Fort Lauderdale criminal attorney can help if you've been charged with a felony or misdemeanor, including DUI.

The Office of Harmelin Law, P.A. is conveniently located at:

110 SE 6th Street. Suite 1700
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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