SOLER & SIMON

Sarasota Criminal Defense Attorneys

Helping people who have been arrested and charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties

EXPERIENCE AND DEDICATION

The criminal defense and DUI Attorneys at Soler & Simon have each spent over a decade defending people charged with various crimes in Sarasota, FL and Bradenton, FL.  When you are represented by our criminal defense lawyers, you are represented by a team of lawyers who will do everything within their power to ensure that you are aggressively defended in court.

Attorney Joe Soler has spent his entire legal career defending those arrested and charged with crimes and has experience with difficult cases and dealing with difficult prosecutors.  Attorney Jeremy Simon is a former prosecutor with vast trial experience and a thorough understanding of the law and the inner-workings of the State Attorney's Office.

 

Whether you are facing criminal traffic charges like DUI or driving on a suspended driver license; misdemeanor charges like trespassing, petty theft, shoplifting, resisting arrest, or battery; or more serious felony charges like drug possession, drug trafficking, grand theft, aggravated battery, or violation of felony probation, we can help keep you from going to jail and make sure that you get the best possible deal.

WE FIGHT TO GET OUR CLIENTS EXCELLENT RESULTS

RESULTS

MATTER

CHARGES

DROPPED

Client had felony VOP's in Sarasota County and Charlotte County.  Both felony VOP's dismissed within two weeks and client released from jail.

CHARGES

DROPPED

Client charged with felony burglary of a dwelling after he was found in the garage of a residence.  Charge dropped after depositions.

CHARGES

DROPPED

Client was arrested and charged with multiple counts of possession of a controlled substance.  All charges dropped after motion to suppress filed.

WHY CHOOSE SOLER & SIMON

FOR YOUR CRIMINAL DEFENSE CASE?

Free Consultation

Reasonable Payment Plans Available!

A+ Better Business Bureau Rating

Excellent Communication

Former Prosecutor

Handled Hundreds of Trials and Thousands of Cases

Reduced Rates For First-Time Offenders!

REPUTABLE AND RESPECTED

HOW TO FIGHT - AND BEAT - A CRIMINAL CASE

 

A good criminal defense lawyer will expose any weakness in the state’s case - such as illegality and unconstitutional actions on the part of the police - to the defendant’s advantage.  If it is found that the police acted illegally or didn't "play by the rules," it could result in charges being completely dropped. A good criminal attorney will also thoroughly investigate the case and determine the sufficiency of the prosecutor's evidence.  If weaknesses are found in the state's case and law enforcement's version of events, then it could result in the case getting dropped or the defendant winning at trial.

WHAT IF MY CASE CANNOT BE DROPPED?

 

In particularly difficult cases that cannot be beaten, a knowledgeable and aggressive attorney on your side will do everything possible to keep you from going to jail and get you the best deal possible.  If you have been arrested and need a criminal defense attorney in Sarasota, FL or in Bradenton, FL we have the experience, legal skills, and perseverance to protect you!  Call us to discuss your options and to develop the best defense strategy for your criminal case.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

"Best Lawyer Ever"

"Jeremy does his homework and prepares like no other. I will be using his services for all legal matters in the future. Its always good to have an attorney that you know truly cares."

FIRST-TIME OFFENDERS

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime for the first time it can be daunting and scary.  All criminal charges in Florida have the possibility of putting you in jail.

Depending on the charge and the severity of the allegations, jail may be a possibility.  

Regardless of the seriousness of the crime, a good criminal defense attorney will be able to design a defense strategy that will keep you from going to jail and get you the best deal possible, whether that is all charges dropped or an offer that involves a withhold of adjudication (so that you are not found guilty) and probation.

Keeping you out of Jail

If this is your first time being arrested, even if it is a bad case for you and the prosecutor can easily prove the case, there are many things that a good defense attorney can do to keep you out of jail. 

We offer reduced legal fees for first time offenders

PROFESSIONALS

If you are a professional, such as a doctor, nurse, teacher, or a business owner, being arrested and charged with a crime can obviously have a huge impact on your occupation as well as your professional and personal reputation.

​If you are a professional who has been charged with a crime, you likely have little to no criminal history.  Because of this, there are many options that will likely be available to you.  Some of the things our attorneys try to accomplish for professionals facing criminal charges are to:

  • Hire an investigator to find exculpatory evidence

  • Explore programs like pretrial intervention that will result in the case getting dismissed

  • Hire a mitigation expert

  • Look for constitutional violations and/or illegal actions  on the part of the police

  • Explore options that can result in the criminal record being expunged

We work closely with a local reputation management company to help bury negative online information.

STUDENTS

 

If you are a student who has been charged with a crime it is extremely important to hire a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. 

 

A conviction for a criminal case can trigger disciplinary proceedings within your school and affect your scholarships.  A guilty conviction can also affect your ability to get a higher education, your ability to obtain professional licensing, and your ability to obtain a favorable job.

There are many things that can be done to help students

Whether you have been charged with a battery after a fight, drug possession, open container, or theft, you may qualify for a pretrial intervention program that can result in all charges being dismissed by the State Attorney’s Office.  If charges are dismissed, then, assuming you are otherwise eligible, the criminal record can be expunged.

We can fight to keep you from going to jail

 

If you are a student, there are many things that we can do to keep you from going to jail and to get you the best possible deal possible.

WHATEVER YOUR CASE OR LEGAL ISSUE, WE CAN HELP YOU

We have experience with all aspects of criminal defense representation.  Some of the more common criminal issues that we help our clients with:

POWERFUL DEFENSES FOR ALL CRIMINAL OFFENSES

DRUG CHARGES

Theft and Property Crimes

Violations of Probation

Violent Crimes

Domestic Battery and Related Charges

DUI

The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.


—Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

The lawyers of Soler & Simon handle criminal defense cases in Sarasota County (Sarasota, City of Sarasota, Venice, North Port, Siesta Key) Manatee County (Bradenton,  Lakewood Ranch, Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key), Pinellas County, and Hillsborough County.

To look up your criminal case online, view the filings, and get information about court dates and times:

For Sarasota County cases, visit the Sarasota Clerk of Court.

For Manatee County cases, visit the Manatee Clerk of Court.

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SOLER & SIMON

2170 Main St. STE 103

Sarasota FL 34237
 

Sarasota - Bradenton

St. Pete - Tampa

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