PRACTICE AREAS

CRIMINAL DEFENSE


Hear Our Take
Find your way to justice.
Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or multiple felonies, we understand the overwhelming nature of this experience and its countless negative consequences.

Our approach
Our approach is threefold:
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We thoroughly review every fact of the case from the perspective of both the defense and prosecution.
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We collectively design a tailored, all-encompassing legal strategy.
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We prepare for trial while exploring and negotiating reasonable alternatives.

Our clients can rest assured knowing that our team is singularly focused on their best interest. Our Managing Partner has almost exclusively dedicated his entire career to understanding Florida’s criminal justice system from all sides. Attorney Mutaqee Akbar is an award-winning criminal defense attorney who continues to be motivated by the over-representation of minorities in the criminal justice system. It is his passion to be at the forefront of change that has made us a ‘go-to firm’ for clients seeking an experienced, compassionate, and thorough criminal defense team.
Together, our team navigates the legal system on behalf of our clients while keeping them abreast at every step. Our criminal defense attorneys are also involved politically, investing time and financial resources on political candidates who exemplify our core values. And we live, play, and work within the very same communities we represent.
In a nutshell, we treat each criminal defense case as a new opportunity to ensure that constitutional rights are acknowledged, protected, and granted to everyone without limitation. This principle is so deeply ingrained in our culture; that we pride ourselves on how it extends beyond the courtroom.
We host quarterly workshops educating our local community on “How to Seal & Expunge Criminal Records.” Our attorneys are routinely asked to speak on panels, radio, and TV shows on topics ranging in legal complexity. And oftentimes we challenge the status quo through op-ed pieces and articles.
As such, you can see that our approach is truly multi-faceted. Through our commitment to the community in Tallahassee and North Florida region, we are preemptive. Through our zealous legal representation, we aim to ensure outcome is in line with our clients’ best interests. And through our relentless pursuit of justice, we do our part to ensure Freedom, Justice, and Respect for all.

Our Experience
Criminal matters routinely handled by our Criminal
Defense Team include:
  • Felonies & Misdemeanors
  • Manslaughter & Murder
  • Assault & Domestic Violence
  • Rape & Sex Crimes
  • Theft, Burglary & Robbery
  • DUI Defense
  • Traffic Crime Defense
  • Drug Possession Charges
  • Drug Trafficking Charges