“Highly recommend Mr. Garland. His knowledge and experience are amazing. He takes great care in the best possible defense of his clients. We would hire him again if ever needed.”
Federal/State Criminal Defense & Appeals
Mr. Garland has defended serious accusations in federal and State courts since 1981. He has been board certified by The Florida Bar in criminal trial law since 1989. He commonly appears in federal courts for the United States Southern District of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He appears regularly for State trial courts along the Treasure Coast, Palm Beach and Brevard Counties. He handles criminal appeals and post-conviction relief matters in all Florida District Courts of Appeal and in the Florida Supreme Court.
All persons appearing in these courts should expect to receive equal justice under law. Whether innocent, falsely accused or guilty, each person is entitled to the protections of the United States Constitution and the Florida Constitution. These basic rights include the rights to jury trial, presumption of innocense, right to remain silent, confrontation and due process. Mr. Garland works tirelessly to see that constitutional protections are faithfully followed in every case.
Since 1981, Fort Pierce Criminal Lawyer Mr. Garland has focused his practice on criminal defense. He has utilized his knowledge of technical and scientific principles to win cases:
In a Ft. Pierce DUI manslaughter case, the FDLE laboratory found the accused’s blood to be “positive” for marijuana. Mr. Garland exposed the analyst’s error. The analyst had e-mailed another person’s results to a laboratory mail box intended for the accused’s test results. The subsequent internal investigation documented the error and proved that there was no cannabis.
In an Ocala computer porn case, a computer expert at U.S. Customs provided key evidence leading to the arrest of the accused. Mr. Garland exposed the fact that the expert had made a serious error: He “tripped the jumper”. This error effectively reset the computer’s internal clock, which made the prosecution impossible.Read more
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