I do almost exclusively criminal defense. I’ve represented citizens of Central Florida from cases ranging from traffic violations to murder charges. Most of my cases, however, fall somewhere in between. I represent numerous people charged with traffic offenses, including DUI, domestic violence, drug charges as well as economic crimes. I will consult with anyone facing any criminal charge in any jurisdiction.
Circumstances where my client is innocent or grossly overcharged. It happens more than people think. You don’t have to look far for examples.
Well, in Central Florida alone, there are recent cases where people were charged with possession of narcotics. It turns out, in those cases, that the “substance” was a doughnut glaze in one case, and in another case, it was drywall powder – nothing short of a nightmare for these folks. Outrageous miscalculations by law enforcement. I represented a gentlemen charged with attacking someone in a nightclub. I sent my investigator the next day to obtain video from the establishment. It turned out that he had been falsely accused.
Sure! Everything seems to be on video now. We have dash-cams, bodycams, and security cameras seemingly everywhere. With actual footage of events at our disposal, the prosecutors and I can resolve factual issues easier than we could twenty years ago. Also, advancements in DNA and other scientific methods have illuminated important information for us. Thewre have been numerous exonerations, based on DNA evidence. It turns out people have spent decades in prison when they were in fact innocent of the charges.
I help sponsor the Me Strong 5K, in DeLand Florida, every January. I have also donated to high school booster clubs, and the Coastal Conservation Association. As a family, we attend any 5K races we can – benefiting charities
Sublime, Foo Fighters, Incubus, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Outdoor activities. I’be developed a serious fishing habit and I’ve always been an avid surfer and golfer – anything outdoors. My family loves to travel. Our destinations are typically off the grid, involving mountain adventures or tropical island destinations – all involving adrenaline sports of some kind.
Yes, be very polite and respectful. Do not talk to law enforcement about whatever charges you may be faced with. Just politely state that you want to talk to your attorney Scott L. Richardson! 407-843-9411