Hello and welcome! My name is Dave Simmons and I am a criminal defense attorney practicing in Broward County and the greater Fort Lauderdale area. For the last 20 years, I have made Broward County my home and for the last 15 years I have been practicing in this community as an attorney in the criminal justice field. My firm is conveniently located in downtown Ft. Lauderdale near the main courthouse. I am a former prosecuting attorney for the State Attorney’s Office and former Public Defender in Broward County, Florida. As such, I have had the unique experience of handling both misdemeanor and felony cases on both sides of the judicial system.

My firm offers experienced and skilled representation for criminal offenses including:

It is important that you seek consultation from an experienced criminal attorney early on in the process for many reasons. One of the most important being, the State Attorney’s Office, not the arresting police agency, will have discretion as to what charges may be filed against you. This early representation may have the benefit of having your charges dropped completely or having the charges reduced to a lesser offense.

My Goal

Any criminal charge can have a devastating effect on your reputation and your livelihood. It is the goal of the Law Office of Dave L. Simmons, P.A. to have your case dismissed by utilizing every option available, including negotiations with the State Attorney, diversion programs, motion practice and trial, and upon dismissal to have the case removed from your permanent record.

Attorney Fees

I fully understand that hiring an Attorney is a difficult decision for many reasons. One of the most important is the cost of hiring an Attorney. I appreciate the financial difficulties that many are facing in our community. When determining a fee for a particular case, I will look to the nature of the case, its complexity, and the amount of time necessary to handle the case. With this in mind, I make sure that my fees are reasonable and affordable within my profession. I charge a flat fee on all my cases and payment plans can be arranged.

Free consultation

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, you may feel overwhelmed by the experience and may have many unanswered questions. My firm offers a free consultation to discuss the facts and details of your case. As you know, any arrest for a criminal offense is a serious matter, take the time to know your legal rights by calling the office and setting up your free consultation. (954) 765-3540