Jeffrey H. Garland

Jeffrey H. Garland

Fighting for your rights
  • Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Appeals & Appellate
  • Florida
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Mr Garland considers every case as different and potentially unique. It is often useful to focus on the core issue that a case presents. In a particular case it may be to simply admit that the accused did the "act" being charged, but to point out how that act is protected by the Constitution, by a privilege, or by a statutory right.

The war on crime has many victims. Overall, statistics show that crime has dropped over the past 30 years. Yet arrests must be made to justify the existence of, and funding for, the police-prison industrial complex. Many arrests are made on bare "probable cause" with little investigation to explore other suspects or other non- criminal explanations.

With a degree in chemistry Mr Garland has established a pattern of disputing poor scientific methods and conclusions not supported by research. Scientific evidence appears in just about every criminal case more complex than jay walking.

Other cases involve broader questions of constitutional rights. Why are some police so quick to charge firearm violations for people with no record? In an unsurprising number of cases the arrest violates the person's second amendment rights. Many cases involve such fundamental rights such as privacy, practice of religion, free speech and association. The exercise of constitutionally protected rights is frequently a valid defense to an arrest. Our constitutions do, in fact, retain the power of the government.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    White Collar Crime
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Additional Practice Area
  • Federal Criminal
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Fees are determined on a case by case basis. Cases involving complex facts, extensive discovery, and novel legal issues are necessarily more time intensive, and therefore more expensive. Consider that the attorney charging a low fee might be expecting to use a cookie cutter approach. The consumer should be aware that legal costs increase with novelty and complexity. The goals of representation should always be explored before the retainer agreement is signed.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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11th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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US District Court, Mid. District of Fla
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US District Court, So. District of Fla
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
The Law Office of Jeffrey H. Garland, P.A.
University of Florida
J.D. (1980) | Law
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University of Florida
B.S. (1978) | Chemistry
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Professional Associations
Florida State Bar  # 320765
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Criminal Trial Law
The Florida Bar
Legal Answers
39 Questions Answered

Q. Do I need a lawyer with me if the police want to question me about a crime
A: Unless you are absolutely sure they are not there to investigate YOU as the perpetrator, then YES, YOU NEED A LAWYER. The lawyer can help you understand how police conduct investigations, the terminology they may use, and how various answers might be interpreted.
Q. in sentencing where time is run concurrent is credit also run concurrent
A: Credit for time served can differ from charge to charge. If it’s different, then running it concurrently does not change the difference. The differences can be more pronounced where the charges are unrelated or originate in different countries. A comprehensive plea agreement can sometimes resolve the differences, especially when there is different credit for counts within the same information, or where the accused is held in one county and there is a hold from another county. A”hold” is not an arrest. Best bet here is to talk to your lawyer.
Q. Hello. I have been charged with aggravated battery with firearm with great bodily harm in Florida.
A: You could hire a lawyer to explore your options. The law may have changed since you left the country. The lawyer needs to figure out if yours is a stand your ground case, or not. The lawyer needs to consider whether the old or new laws apply to your situation. Obviously, it’s a serious matter. Those discussions need to be confidential. There may be other considerations, such as the “victim” criminal history, existence of witnesses or video and effect of statute of limitations. It is not illegal to defend yourself against the imminent commission of a violent felony.
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