Jeffrey H. Garland

Jeffrey H. Garland

Fighting for your rights
  • Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Appeals & Appellate
  • Florida
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Reviewed by Michael G. November 24, 2020
He Helped Me When My Public Defender Wouldn't
I contacted Mr. Garland's office after 13 months of poor representation from a public defender. Mr. Garland found a solution during our first meeting. Today, the charges were dropped. I know that, had I continued with my public defender, I would never had resolved my case successfully. Thank you, Mr. Garland!
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Mr Garland considers every case as different and potentially unique. It is often useful to focus on the core issue that a case presents. In a particular case it may be to simply admit that the accused did the "act" being charged, but to point out how that act is protected by the Constitution, by a privilege, or by a statutory right.

The war on crime has many victims. Overall, statistics show that crime has dropped over the past 30 years. Yet arrests must be made to justify the existence of, and funding for, the police-prison industrial complex. Many arrests are made on bare "probable cause" with little investigation to explore other suspects or other non- criminal explanations.

With a degree in chemistry Mr Garland has established a pattern of disputing poor scientific methods and conclusions not supported by research. Scientific evidence appears in just about every criminal case more complex than jay walking.

Other cases involve broader questions of constitutional rights. Why are some police so quick to charge firearm violations for people with no record? In an unsurprising number of cases the arrest violates the person's second amendment rights. Many cases involve such fundamental rights such as privacy, practice of religion, free speech and association. The exercise of constitutionally protected rights is frequently a valid defense to an arrest. Our constitutions do, in fact, retain the power of the government.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    White Collar Crime
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Additional Practice Area
  • Federal Criminal
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Fees are determined on a case by case basis. Cases involving complex facts, extensive discovery, and novel legal issues are necessarily more time intensive, and therefore more expensive. Consider that the attorney charging a low fee might be expecting to use a cookie cutter approach. The consumer should be aware that legal costs increase with novelty and complexity. The goals of representation should always be explored before the retainer agreement is signed.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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11th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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US District Court, Mid. District of Fla
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US District Court, So. District of Fla
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
The Law Office of Jeffrey H. Garland, P.A.
University of Florida
J.D. (1980) | Law
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University of Florida
B.S. (1978) | Chemistry
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Professional Associations
Florida State Bar  # 320765
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Criminal Trial Law
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42 Questions Answered
Q. If evidence in a criminal case was obtained illegally but was revealed during the duration of the case; can newly
A: The problem may involve a Brady issue. Prosecutors are required to disclose evidence favorable to the defense. If your lawyer should have been able to figure it out, then the fault would lay with the defense lawyer. If the defense lawyer could not have figured it out through the exercise of due diligence, then the fault may lay with the prosecutor. You should confer with your lawyer to find out the specifics. There are time limits for direct appeal and for post-conviction relief. You might consider filing a post-conviction relief motion based upon either the State’s concealment of favorable information or your lawyer’s failure to move to suppress the evidence. These are complex issues and you will need experienced legal assistance.
Q. Hello i was arrested for agg assault with a firearm after i was attacked i had my concealed weapons permit and defended
A: This is where you need to get an experienced criminal defense lawyer to address the facts of your situation one by one. Remember that police are not prosecutors or judges. Police can easily make a wrong decision in the heat of the moment. Your lawyer should position your evidence and witnesses in the most effective way. Obviously, your lawyer should consider stand your ground as a possible defense. You could be entitled to an early determination of that defense if the evidence supports it.
Q. Last October my son was arrested for battery and still going to court. The person who accused him has not been to court
A: Your son’s problem is the new arrest while out on bond. That’s why he can’t bond out. The new arrest reveals nothing about the first arrest. Either the witness who moved out of state shows up for trial or not. Depending on Covid it might be quite some time before a trial is started. Whether the first case can be thrown out is a question best addressed to his present attorney who knows the case. If your son has lost confidence in that attorney, you could retain a new attorney to review the case in detail.
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2500 Rhode Island Avenue
Suite B
Fort Pierce, FL 34947
Telephone: (772) 489-2200
Fax: (772) 489-0610
505 Beachland Blvd.
Vero Beach, FL 32963
Telephone: (772) 489-2200
Fax: (772) 489-0610
453 NW Prima Vist Blvd.
Port St Lucie, FL 34983-8731
Telephone: (772) 489-2200
Fax: (772) 489-0610
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