Pensacola Criminal Defense Attorney

Aggressive Defense Against Criminal Charges in Escambia County 

Even relatively minor criminal convictions can seriously affect your freedom, family, and ability to find work. Penalties can include jail or prison time, heavy fines, and probation. If you have a prior criminal record, these penalties can increase exponentially. You cannot afford to take your situation lightly with so much on the line. You need an effective lawyer who can uncover good evidence, challenge faulty evidence, and call out illegal conduct by police and prosecutors.

Michael J. Griffith represents individuals in Pensacola and Southeast Florida facing all types of misdemeanor and felony charges at the state and federal levels. Call us to discuss your case at (850) 495-7977 or by contacting us online. Your initial consultation is free of charge. 

Why Hire Michael J. Griffith, Attorney at Law?

Regardless of the nature or severity of your charges, you can trust that we have the experience, dedication, and reputation to help you secure the best possible outcome. Our Pensacola criminal defense attorney has represented individuals in even the most complex and challenging of cases for close to 50 years. 

Our Pensacola criminal defense lawyer represents a variety of cases including:

We will start by listening to you, your needs, and your objectives. Then we will begin thoroughly investigating your arrest and charges to develop a sound strategy to put you in the strongest legal position for negotiations with the prosecutor or a trial. At the investigation stage, we will do everything possible to help you avoid potential charges, ensure that your rights are upheld and that you do not make any inadvertent mistakes that could harm your case. 

Remember that you cannot win if you don’t put up a fight. Michael J. Griffith, P.A. will help you fight to avoid a conviction or minimize the consequences with a thoroughly-prepared legal strategy and fierce advocacy from start to finish. 

Have you been charged with a crime in Florida? Call Michael J. Griffith, Attorney at Law today at (850) 495-7977 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our criminal defense lawyer in Pensacola! 

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  • “When your liberties are on the line, you need someone you can trust, as well as someone that has a good reputation. Mr. Griffith meets both of these requirements.”

Comprehensive Criminal Defense in Pensacola & Escambia County

Criminal charges in Pensacola can have severe repercussions on your personal and professional life. The local law enforcement agencies, including the Escambia County Sheriff's Office and the Pensacola Police Department, are known for their stringent enforcement of criminal laws. A conviction can lead to hefty fines, jail time, loss of professional licenses, and other penalties that make it crucial to have a knowledgeable attorney by your side.

Michael J. Griffith understands the unique challenges faced by residents in Pensacola and the surrounding areas. With the busy nightlife along Palafox Street and the frequent events at the Pensacola Bay Center, it's not uncommon for individuals to find themselves facing criminal charges. Our firm is well-versed in the local court systems, including the Escambia County Court, and we know how to navigate the complexities of criminal cases to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Legal Defense Tailored to You

We recognize that a criminal charge can be a daunting experience, especially with the potential for long imprisonment times and the impact on your reputation. Our approach involves a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding your arrest, including scrutinizing the conduct of the arresting officers and the accuracy of evidence presented against you. We aim to identify any procedural errors or violations of your rights that could lead to a reduction or dismissal of charges.

At Michael J. Griffith, P.A., we are committed to providing personalized legal support tailored to the needs of our local community. We can help you navigate the legal process and work hard to guard your future.

Why You Want Us in Your Corner

Michael J. Griffith has earned many accomplishment over his career, including being admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, co-authoring a book about motorcycle injury compensation, and being named to the Top 100 Lawyers in Florida. His success in achieving decisive wins for his clients is based on a passion to serve people in need, his strong sense of justice, and his unwavering support for the underdog. While you may feel the criminal or civil court systems care little about you as a person, Attorney Griffith levels the playing field with his extensive experience, skills, and client service. 

  • Nearly 50 Years of Experience
  • Proven Track Record of Success
  • Admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Passionate About Fighting for Those in Need
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100
  • ABA
  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • NADC

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