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Broward County Criminal Lawyer

Broward County is the second largest county in Florida with almost 2 million residents and hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. While crime has decreased over the last couple of years there were still close to 60,000 arrests in 2018 according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. This means that tens of thousands of people are charged with a crime in Broward County each year, and thousands more face traffic citations and other offenses that do carry jail time. If you have been charged or are being investigated for any criminal or traffic charge contact Broward County criminal defense lawyer Benjamin Herbst anytime at (954) 543-0305 for a free consultation. Benjamin has years of experience representing defendants in the Fort Lauderdale and Plantation courthouses, and is always available to offer advice about how to fight back against the government. Benjamin spent years working in the Broward County Courthouse, and knows the ins and outs of the judicial system. He uses this experience combined with his absolute dedication to defending clients in order to achieve the best possible result in all of his cases.

Benjamin has successfully represented hundreds of defendants charged with felony offenses such as robbery, aggravated assault, murder, manslaughter and felony battery. He has also represented clients in battery on a law enforcement officer, which is one of the most overcharged crimes in the state. FDLE reported over 2 thousand violent crime arrests in 2018, and many of these defendants have been wrongfully accused or improperly charged. Felony offenses require the most experienced and motivated representation possible because the stakes could not be higher. Stakes are also extremely high in property crimes such as theft and dealing in stolen property. Benjamin has represented clients in theft cases ranging from shoplifting to complex theft schemes, and is ready to take on the challenges these cases provide. Benjamin is a Broward County criminal lawyer that never backs down from law enforcement or state prosecutors, and will not hesitate to defend his clients all the way to jury trial.

Benjamin is also an experienced domestic violence lawyer in Broward County, and understands the unique challenges that domestic assault and battery cases bring. There are typically over 5,000 domestic violence incidents in Broward each year, and many of these defendants were accused or charged due to other issues such as child custody, divorce or substance abuse. Benjamin has the patience and the motivation to take on the state in all domestic violence cases, and will never pressure his clients to accept a plea.

Over 1,000 juveniles were arrested in Broward County in 2018, and all of these juveniles deserve skilled and experienced representation. Juvenile defendants face the possibility of being separated from their families, and also possibility of a permanent scar and their background. Benjamin will do whatever it takes to make sure his juvenile defendants and their families receive the best possible counseling. He has over a decade of experience representing juveniles charged with all crimes including firearm offenses, motor vehicle theft and robbery. He will always keep the family of the defendant informed and updated on the case, and is easily accessible by cell phone, text or email. Call Broward County juvenile lawyer Benjamin Herbst today to discuss your child’s defense today.

In addition to defending misdemeanor and felony cases, Benjamin is also a Broward County DUI lawyer who handles all types of criminal traffic infractions including reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and fleeing and eluding. He has represented hundreds of clients charged with DUI and has numerous jury trial victories. He began his legal career representing defendants facing traffic charges more than a decade ago in Fort Lauderdale, and has since refined his skills in the courtroom and negotiating with prosecutors and judges. Regardless of whether you have a simple legal question or want to discuss payment plan options, Benjamin is available 7 days a week to talk.

Client Reviews
My family and I could not be more grateful for everything you did for me. I truly thought my future would be permanently impacted and I would never be able to join the military or even go to college. Because of your hard work I still have the opportunity to do both. Thank you so much! - T.S.
Hiring you was the best decision I’ve made in a long time. Thank you for supporting me and for your willingness to take the state to trial. Another lawyer may have tried to get me to take a plea, but you were ready to fight from day one. I’m so glad to have this case behind me, and have you to thank for it. - R.D.
I can’t thank you enough for your personal attention to the mess I got myself into. You don't know what a relief it is to be done with this criminal case. I never ever thought I would have been charged with a crime, but having you as my lawyer made the entire situation bearable. You gave me confidence that I would be able to overcome this from day one, and you followed through. Take care of yourself and your family, and thanks again for everything! - S.S.
You never backed down from the state, and you supported my decision to go to trial. Then you delivered in court. I appreciate you Ben. - T.C
I appreciate the hard work you put into my case, and my wife and I can’t thank you enough. Without you I could have lost everything. I’ll never forget what you did for me. - J.B.