Areas of Practice:

Criminal Law

    An Experienced Defender

    There are many unique areas of criminal law including financial crimes, drug crimes, violent crimes, theft crimes and more. A federal crime is one that involves breaking federal legal code, whereas a state crime involves breaking state laws. As a previous public defender and someone who now owns their own firm, Joel Leppard has extensive experience in both federal crimes and state crimes.

    Being charged with a crime, whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony, can cause a lot of anxiety. If you are not properly represented, the stigma of being branded as a “criminal” may follow you around for many years to come.


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    Marijuana Possession

    The possession of marijuana (AKAs cannabis) in the State of Florida is a criminal offense.

    White Collar Crimes

    Financially motivated nonviolent crimes, usually by business and government professionals.


    It is not always easy to differentiate between stalking and exercising one’s constitutional rights

    Early Probation Termination

    It is possible to have your probation terminated before the full probationary period is served.

    Suspended License

    Driving While License Suspended (DWLS) and No Valid Driver’s License (NVDL) are often understood.

    Assault / Battery

    Assault and battery are some of the most common and easily defensible crimes in the State of Florida.

    Domestic Violence

    Florida law requires far-reaching penalties to be imposed because of the domestic nature.


    Fraud refers to a broad array of crimes that can be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies.

    Bond Hearings

    It’s important to remember that defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty.

    Possession / Trafficking

    Charges range from possession and/or with intent to sell, manufacture, or deliver, to drug trafficking.

    Theft Offenses

    Theft entails any situation where an individual takes something that belongs to someone else.

    Juvenile Defense

    There are numerous differences between a standard trial in adult court and juvenile proceedings

    Probation Violations

    Probation is a sentence in Florida that a judge may impose as an alternative to jail time as a privilege.

    Expungement / Sealing

    Florida law provides a way to have your criminal record sealed or expunged.

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