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Since 1989, Joffe Law, P.A. has built a reputation throughout Florida for providing sophisticated criminal defense services to individuals accused of serious, complex federal crimes. From our multiple office locations, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach, Naples, Tampa and Orlando, we assist clients throughout the state.

Criminal defense attorney David Joffe knows that allegations of criminal activity can seriously affect your future, your family, and your business. He’s dedicated his practice to providing the best in legal defense for Florida citizens, as well as U.S. nationals accused of crimes abroad, and foreign nationals residing in Florida. And he’s gotten results. 

25-Plus Years of Experience Handling Criminal Cases in Both State and Federal Courts

If you’re weighing your options, wait no longer. The time is now to retain a defense that knows the system, and respects the constitutional protections afforded to any and all individuals accused of a crime. Often, cases are won and lost in the first hours and days of an investigation, so if you’ve been accused of a crime, or if an investigation is on the horizon, it’s crucial to call Criminal defense attorney David Joffe now at 954-723-0007. He’s built his practice by diligently scrutinizing the facts, reviewing the data, providing supportive documentation, and calling upon an impressive support network of investigators who work on your side. 

David Joffe practice criminal law on the state and federal level in the following practice areas: 

Alien Smuggling 

Alien smuggling is knowingly bringing or arranging to bring non-U.S. citizens into the country. The federal statute 8 U.S.C. Section 1324 prohibits bringing an alien to the United States; transporting or moving an illegal alien within the U.S.; harboring or concealing an illegal alien within the U.S.; and encouraging or inducing an illegal alien to enter the U.S. 

As well as facing alien smuggling charges, you may also face related immigration crimes, such as identity theft, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, child endangerment, child abduction, human trafficking, and fraud. 

It’s important to have an experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney who can represent you. The criminal defense attorneys at Joffe Law, P.A. have represented clients in complex and sensitive alien smuggling cases, and will develop the strongest possible defense for your case. 


Courts sometimes make mistakes during trials, leading to wrongful convictions. When this happens, you can appeal your case and challenge any legal errors made during the trial or sentencing. The appellate court ensures that the trial court applied the law correctly. An appeal is not a retrial or new trial of the case, and it’s not used to decide whether a defendant is innocent or guilty. In an appeal, you’re asking a higher court to review the conviction and sentence.  

If you’ve been wrongly convicted, you need experienced appellate representation. The federal appeals attorneys of Joffe Law, P.A. have the knowledge needed to work on both the trial and appeals level. 

Bank Robbery

Bank robbery is a federal crime that comes with severe penalties. Under Title 18, section 2113 of the US Code, bank robbery is defined as the taking of property or money from a bank, credit union or any savings and loan association, using force, threats, intimidation and/or violence. There are there three types of charges associated with bank robberies, which include armed robbery, unarmed robbery, and inference from possession of recently stolen money.  

If you’re arrested for bank robbery, you must secure representation that is capable of matching the level of professionalism exhibited by the highly trained prosecutors of the DOJ. 


In Florida, stalking is defined as a pattern of conduct that causes substantial emotional distress and serves no legitimate purpose. Social media, in creating the opportunity to stay engaged and connected to numerous individuals, has given rise to the term cyberstalking, which Florida law defines as harassment through the use of electronic mail or electronic communication.  

If you’ve been accused of cyberstalking, you face serious criminal penalties on the state or federal level. Criminal defense attorney David Joffe has more than 25 years of experience defending state and federal criminal charges. We know what the prosecution must prove to make the charges stick, and we’re prepared to challenge them every step of the way.  

Major Drug Charges

While state penalties for drug distribution, trafficking and manufacturing are severe, federal penalties surpass for drug charges even those of the stricter states. The Drug Enforcement Agency aggressively pursues those it believes to be high-level drug players and can quickly bring your business and your life to a halt if they target you. Federal penalties for drug trafficking can be between five and 40 years in prison and fines of up to $5 million for individuals and $25 million for enterprises for trafficking.  

If you are under investigation by the DEA or have been charged with drug trafficking, manufacturing or conspiring to commit the same in Florida, the experienced federal drug crime lawyers at Joffe Law, P.A. can use our decades of combined experience to construct a comprehensive defense strategy to protect your rights, freedom, and reputation. 


Fraud is a serious white collar crime that encompasses a wide range of criminal activities. It’s generally defined as a knowing misrepresentation or omission of material fact that’s intended to result in personal or financial gain. Allegations of fraud can ruin one’s career and reputation, and being convicted can lead to years in federal prison as well as heavy fines. 

The criminal defense attorneys at Joffe Law, P.A. handles a wide range of federal fraud crimes, including: 

  • Bank Fraud 
  • Insurance Fraud 
  • Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud 
  • Internet Fraud 
  • Mortgage/Real Estate Fraud 
  • Telemarketing Fraud 
  • Credit Card Fraud 
  • Identity Theft 
  • Health Care Fraud 

International Crimes

International criminal law covers crimes and arrests where more than one country has an interest in the case. These cases are extremely complicated and require specialized knowledge of laws in several jurisdictions and countries. International crime cases require extensive experience, attention to detail, persistence, and dedication from the lawyer. The criminal defense attorneys of Joffe Law, P.A. provide representation in international criminal law matters such as: 

  • White collar crime litigation 
  • Money laundering 
  • Arms trafficking 
  • Internet or computer crimes 
  • Drug trafficking 
  • Public corruption 
  • OFAC and SND Sanctions Removal 
  • Interpol Notice Removal 


Kidnapping is a serious matter that can be prosecuted as a felony in federal court. If you’re charged with a federal crime, you could face years in federal prison and other harsh penalties. Even when you’re charged at the federal level, you might still be charged for your state crime violations, too. 

Being accused or investigated for kidnapping can be a devastating experience for you and your loved ones, and ruin your reputation. Oftentimes, a non-custodial parent is charged with kidnapping for violating the terms of his or her custody or visitation agreement. 

With the seriousness of these kidnapping charges, you need a criminal defense lawyer who will stand up for your rights and can build the strongest defense possible. The skilled criminal defense attorneys at Joffe Law, P.A. are experienced in kidnapping cases on the state and federal level.  

Post-Conviction Relief

If your appeal in criminal court fails, you can still file a motion for post-conviction relief. You would challenge your conviction and/or sentence after exhausting direct appeals. By asking for post-conviction relief, you’re telling the court that you didn’t receive a full and complete defense. 

Some examples of constitutional violations include: 

  • Prosecutorial misconduct 
  • Juror misconduct 
  • Evidence not being heard at your trial 
  • Ineffective assistance of counsel 

Sex Crimes

Being charged with a sex crime can be a devastating experience. Just being accused of the crime can have a significant impact on your life, affecting your employment, personal relationships, and reputation. If convicted, you can face severe criminal penalties, and the sexual offense conviction will follow you for the rest of your life. 

The federal criminal defense attorneys at Joffe Law, P.A. in Florida understand the seriousness of sex crime allegations. We understand that there are many reasons why a person could be accused of or investigated for a sexual offense. We will stand by you through the process and provide you with the most thorough defense possible. 

The criminal defense attorneys of Joffe Law, P.A. have represented clients facing federal sex crime charges and issues such as: 

  • Statutory Rape 
  • Sexual Assault 
  • Child Molestation and Sexual Abuse 
  • Possession of Child Pornography 
  • Distribution of Child Pornography 
  • Aggravated Rape 
  • Assault with Intent to Commit Sexual Penetration 
  • Indecent Exposure 
  • Internet Sex Crimes/Online solicitation 
  • Sex Crime Appeals 
  • PPO Violations 
  • Sexual Harassment 
  • Date Rape 
  • Stalking 
  • Prostitution and Solicitation 

White Collar Crimes 

White collar crimes are nonviolent crimes committed by business people, entrepreneurs, public officials, and professionals done in the commercial or business realm usually for financial gain. White collar crimes are often prosecuted in federal court. Offenses can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony crime, and can result in prison time, substantial fines, and restitution. 

White collar offenses require a high level of skill and knowledge from an experienced criminal defense lawyer. The criminal defense attorneys at Joffe Law, P.A. have handled complex white collar crime cases both on the state and federal level, and we defend clients against a wide range of white collar charges, including: 

  • Money laundering 
  • Embezzlement 
  • Bribery 
  • Tax Evasion 
  • Insider Trading 
  • Computer Crimes 

Providing Aggressive, Comprehensive Representation Since 1989

For more than 25 years, criminal defense attorney David Joffe has defended a range of clients—from doctors to small business owners, bankers, and other attorneys—from the severe punishments of criminal accusations. He has stopped the court from seizing his clients’ assets, property, and ruining their reputations. He’s one of the best in the business, and has proven to his clients that there’s always a smarter, more creative way to try a case. 

His hardline defensive strategies have resulted in landmark victories for his clients, including dropped charges, acquittals, reduced or mitigated sentences, probation in lieu of prison sentencing, and vindicating appeals victories. 

Joffe’s tough defense has earned him a reputation for distinguished legal abilities and high ethical standards. He is an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® attorney. He’s also listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, an honor reserved for only the top 5 percent of practicing lawyers. 

If you have been charged with a crime, contact the criminal defense attorneys of Joffe, P.A. today at 954-723-0007 to schedule a free consultation. We will fight to protect your rights and reputation.    

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We offer evening and weekend appointments by special arrangement and have multilingual capabilities to serve members of the Latino, Haitian, Caribbean and Chinese communities. Our main Fort Lauderdale office can be reached by phone at 954-723-0007. You can also reach us online to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.