Criminal Defense

When you’re arrested, everything is on the line: Your family, your job, your reputation, your future. Police officers and prosecutors can use aggressive tactics to trick or convince you to give up your rights. Don’t say anything to anyone until you hire a board certified criminal defense lawyer like Mark Zimmerman. It might be your only chance to avoid a criminal record or keep from going to jail.


CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER FOR SARASOTA AND MANATEE COUNTIES

Attorney Mark Zimmerman understands what’s at stake. Mark has spent his career representing people in extremely high profile cases in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice and North Port. He established a successful criminal defense practice and has a reputation for being aggressive in court and at trial. Before starting his own law firm, Mark spent 9 years as a prosecutor at the State Attorney’s office, so he knows how the system works from both sides. Because of his experience, Mark’s has successfully won acquittals, dismissals, and favorable plea bargains for his clients in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

WHAT IS A BOARD CERTIFIED CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER?

It means that the Florida Bar has certified Mark Zimmerman as a criminal law “expert.” The requirements to get this certification are extensive and only 5% of all Florida lawyers are Board Certified. It shows a depth of knowledge and experience in criminal law that many other attorneys cannot claim. You could compare it to the difference between a family doctor and a heart surgeon. Both have medical degrees, but there’s only one you want to operate on you.

WHAT WE DO FOR OUR CRIMINAL DEFENSE CLIENTS

Our firm represents clients through every stage of a criminal case: Arrest, booking, first appearance, arraignment, bail/bond hearing, investigation, trial, appeal and the sealing of records. We are with you every step of the way.

Mark Zimmerman exclusively dedicates his law practice to defending people in crime related cases, including:

Florida has some of the toughest sentencing laws in the country and Florida juries are known for coming down hard on people accused of crimes. That’s why you need a legal heavyweight to defend you in court.

Contact Mark Zimmerman directly at (941) 364-8503 or fill out our online form for a free case evaluation right away.