Criminal Defense

Law enforcement and prosecutors throughout Florida are eager to hand down charges and secure convictions. In many criminal law matters, however, these charges are heavy-handed and do not reflect the true nature of the offense. Some cases involve false allegations altogether.

My job as a criminal defense lawyer is to ensure my clients rights are protected to the fullest extent of the law. I believe everyone deserves the rights afforded to us by the Constitution: If you are charged with a crime, you are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Contact me, D. Scott Rieth, for the advocacy and strength you need when your life and freedom is being jeopardized by charges that involve:

  • Drug crimes: Possession, possession with intent to sell, cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and trafficking and other crimes associated with controlled substances like marijuana, cocaine and prescription medication
  • Sex crimes: Statutory rape, sexual assault, lewd and lascivious activity, online sex crimes and other charges brought forth through sex stings or sex crime investigation task forces
  • DUIs and traffic offenses: First-offense, repeat and felony drunk driving charges as well as issues of excessive speeding, hit-and-runs, recklessness on the road or driving with a suspended license
  • Violent crimes: Charges brought forth because of the threat of violence or physical altercations, such as domestic violence, battery, restraining orders and orders of protection, burglary and burglary involving weapons
  • Weapons offenses: Violations of Florida gun laws such as carrying a concealed weapon or firearm, threatening or intimidating another through improper exhibition of a firearm, or illegal possession of a weapon
  • Post-conviction issues: Probation violations, bond hearings, criminal record sealing (expungement) and other challenges individuals face after a conviction

When you contact my office, I will take the time to work with you personally. I offer an atmosphere that is free from judgment and focused on problem solving, so my clients can return to building a safe and secure future for themselves and their loved ones.

Contact my office online or by telephone at 941-404-4192 (toll free at 888-352-3179) to schedule a free and confidential initial consultation.