Fort Lauderdale, Florida


HELLO AND WELCOME! My name is Dave Simmons and I am a Fort Lauderdale criminal 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 18 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.

Dave Simmons

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

MY GOAL: It is important that you seek consultation from an experienced Fort Lauderdale criminal lawyer 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.

Any criminal charge can have a devastating effect on your reputation and your livelihood. It is the goal of my firm 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.

EXPERIENCE: I have been practicing law in the criminal justice field for the past 18 years. A former State Attorney and Public Defender and now in private practice for the past 13 years, my practice is devoted to defending individuals accused of a criminal offense. A criminal offense is a serious matter with the potential of having a devastating impact on your reputation and livelihood. My experience as both a for former prosecutor and public defender and now bolstered by 13 years as a private defense lawyer has equipped me with the skill and knowledge to assert the "very best" defense in your case with the mindset of having your case dismissed and your reputation restored.

CLIENT REVIEWS: "If you are looking for an attorney who really cares about your Mr. Simmons. I've seen reviews before and are quited contrived...mine is real. I was a client of his and I will attest to his character and professionalism under oath...

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: "Personal Attention On Every Case" If you have been charged with a criminal offense by way of an arrest or notice to appear in court, you may feel overwhelmed by the experience and may have many unanswered questions. The Law Office of Dave L. Simmons, P.A., 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 a free consultation with a Fort Lauderdale criminal lawyer. (954) 765-3540