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St. Lucie County Criminal Lawyer

If you have been arrested or are being investigated for a crime St. Lucie County Criminal defense lawyer Benjamin Herbst is available 7 days a week to offer a free consultation about your case. Benjamin has the experience and the knowledge to fight for your freedom regardless of what type of charges you are facing, and he will never push clients to accept a plea deal unless it is the best possible outcome. He as tried over 50 cases in front of Florida juries, and is not afraid to take on the state or federal government in court. He as earned acquittals in all types of criminal and traffic cases ranging from drug distribution and DUI to robbery and aggravated assault. Call Benjamin anytime at (954) 543-0305 and start planning your defense immediately.

Anyone who is being investigated for a crime, or who feels like they may be contacted by law enforcement should contact an attorney as soon as possible. The police are never on the defendant’s side, and regardless of what they say a suspect never has to talk to the police. Cooperation does not generally make the outcome of the case better, and an officer making this type of promise is not being truthful. Benjamin Herbst is a criminal lawyer practicing in St. Lucie County who has experience taking on the state at the Fort Pierce courthouse. He has successfully defended clients facing extremely serious charges in St. Lucie County such as rape, and knows how to navigate around the courthouse. Benjamin defends clients from Port St. Lucie, Indian River Estates, Lakewood Park, Fort Pierce and all other areas of the county, and is willing to travel to convenient locations to meet his clients for consultations. He also represents out of state defendants with cases in St. Lucie County, and provides all clients with his cell phone number. He is available on nights and weekends to discuss the case with the client, and their family if the client so desires.

St. Lucie County is part of the Treasure Coast, and sits halfway between Central and South Florida. In 2018 there were approximately 320,000 residents in St. Lucie County, which is more than twice the population of neighboring Martin County. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reported 10,848 arrests in 2018, which is an increase in 4 percent from 2017. Violent crime arrests actually increased over 16 percent in St. Lucie from 2017 to 2018, but property crime arrests were down just under 15 percent. One troubling trend is that 10 percent of all arrests were juveniles, which is an extremely high number in comparison to other Florida counties. There were actually more juvenile arrests than domestic violence arrests in St. Lucie, and there does not seem to be a logical explanation other than officers are more likely to arrest a juvenile than in other jurisdictions.

In addition to handling adult criminal charges such as drug distribution, theft and battery, Benjamin is also an experienced St. Lucie County juvenile attorney. Benjamin understands the complex issues surrounding juvenile cases, and knows how to communicate with teenage defendants to make them understand their situation. He also stays in constant communication with the family of the juvenile defendant, and works tirelessly to assure his client’s future is preserved. Common juvenile arrests are for offenses such as robbery, drug distribution or crimes relating to firearms, and many times the juveniles were charged along with their peers. Benjamin has represented teenage defendants in all of these types of cases, and many of these young men and women are now in college, working full time and even in the military. Being charged with a juvenile offense does not mean a young person’s future will be destroyed, especially with the guidance and support of an experienced Florida criminal defense lawyer. Contact Benjamin today at (954) 543-0305 to discuss your case today.

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.