Life can get quite hectic when you are charged with a criminal offense. Whether it's a DUI or theft charge, getting arrested can make you feel very uneasy. When this happens, you need an experienced lawyer by your side. Derek Byrd in Sarasota is a well-respected criminal lawyer and considered an expert in the field of criminal law by the Florida Bar.
Byrd graduated at the top of his class from Quinnipiac College of Law in Hamden, Connecticut in 1995 and started working at the Public Defender's Office in Sarasota in 1996. After he gained some experience in the criminal law field, he opened up his own practice in 1998. Since then, Byrd has defended over 2,000 criminal cases and gives each case his full attention.
Byrd is currently the President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Sarasota County Bar. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, Florida Bar-Criminal Law section, and the Sarasota County Bar Association and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Byrd is considered a "Super Lawyer" by his peers and is listed in "Best Lawyers" in America.
Derek Byrd in Sarasota developed his passion for criminal law at a young age when he watched his father defend high profile criminal cases in the old Sarasota County Courthouse. The criminal law field excited him and he knew that he wanted to defend people in sticky situations.
The great thing about hiring Byrd is that he will take your case, no matter how small it is. He will dissect your case fully and determine the best way to move forward. Derek Byrd cares about all his clients and will make you feel safe. He is a family man and wants all his clients to be treated fairly by the courts so that they can go home to their families.
If you were recently charged with a crime, you should not hesitate to give Derek Byrd in Sarasota a call. Tell him briefly about your case and set up a consultation with him in his office. During your consultation, you can discuss your case in detail and receive advice on what you should do next. Byrd knows the criminal law system in and out and will know exactly how to handle your unique situation. By the time the consultation is over, you will feel a lot better.
Derek Byrd specializes in DUI, Drug Offenses, Sex Crimes, Assault/Battery, Theft/Burglary, Domestic Violence, Murder or Manslaughter. Learn more on how he can help fight your rights.