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Orlando Criminal Defense Lawyers

Defending Criminal Cases from Misdemeanors to Serious Felonies in Florida

We get it. You never thought you’d be here. Hiring a criminal defense attorney is something most people don’t think they’ll have to experience in their lifetimes. But we’re here for you, we’re ready to fight, and we understand what you’re going through.

Whether you’re charged with a misdemeanor or felony, it’s important to take the charges seriously. Even a seemingly simple charge like a DUI, reckless driving, or petit theft can have a major impact on your life. We can help.

The attorneys at Moses & Rooth have both worked on the other side of the fence. As prosecuting attorneys, we learned effective strategies for defending our clients. There’s nothing we aren’t prepared for when it comes to defending your rights.

We have over 36 years of combined legal trial experience – handling some of the toughest cases in Central Florida. We are the Firm to call when your future is at stake. Get a risk free consultation today.

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Why Choose Us As Your Criminal Defense Lawyers?

Experienced As former prosecutors, Andrew and Jay are uniquely prepared to defend your case. When you’re accused of a crime, you still have rights. Unfortunately, many prosecutors will attempt to bypass these rights in order to get a conviction or a guilty plea. Do not let this happen to you. We’ve successfully defended countless Florida criminal cases - and we’re ready to go to work for you, too.
Strategic Planning and strategy are essential when it comes to fighting criminal charges. We take every case we take seriously - we know how important it is to our clients to fight these charges. The defense attorneys at Moses & Rooth approach each case with the same mentality. We’re focused on creating and executing a strategy that provides our clients with best possible solutions and outcomes.
Determined We are fighters. We don’t give in easily, and we search for solutions from every angle. When you hire us, you’ve gained an ally that will see your case through to the end. Our focus is on achieving the best possible results for our clients, and we have an established track record of success. There is no such thing as a small case when it comes to criminal defense. Reach out and let’s get started today.

How Can We Help?

Moses & Rooth has the experience and skill to fight a variety of criminal charges. Whatever you’re facing, we’re ready to help. Here are just some of the cases we handle:

What Do Former Clients Have to Say About Us?

  • "When most of Florida went on lock-down due to COVID-19, he didn't give up on my case. He kept me well-informed and was always willing to answer any questions I had about the process. Not once was I made to feel ignorant about my lack of legal knowledge. Mr. Rooth was straightforward with me and made sure to clearly outline all of my options before we proceeded with making a decision. He is patient, polite, and professional. I highly recommend Mr. Rooth to anyone who needs a trustworthy and hardworking attorney."

    Casey W.

  • "I read a lot of reviews from different attorneys and decided to go with Jay. If you do decided to go with Jay it will NOT be a mistake. He is awesome. Also told us if we had any other problems or questions with anything as simple as a speeding ticket to call him."

    Alicia G.

  • "He made me feel at easy and in the end got my felony charge dismissed. Thanks to him I have my life back."

    Tracy S.

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Andrew Moses
Andrew has been practicing criminal law his entire career. After graduating from law school he began working as an Assistant State Attorney prosecuting cases in Orange County. His experience as a prosecutor helped him gain perspective of the criminal justice system and how the government established its cases. Read More
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Jay R. Rooth
Jay Rooth is one of the founding partners of Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law. Jay Rooth served as an Assistant State Attorney in the Orange and Osceola County State Attorney’s Office Ninth Judicial Circuit. As a criminal defense attorney in Orlando, Florida, Jay is committed to providing his clients with experienced legal representation and achieving positive results. Read More
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Paul Ghezzi
Paul Ghezzi attended Florida State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Media Communication, graduating cum laude in 1992. He received his juris doctorate from the University of Florida College of Law in 1995. While still in law school, he successfully prosecuted 4 jury trials while interning at the Office of the State Attorney in Alachua County. Read More

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