Oviedo Criminal Defense Attorneys

Oviedo criminal defense lawyers

The city of Oviedo has been voted as one of the nation’s best places to live. It has wonderful schools, affordable homes and southern charm. However, like any other city in America, there are certainly arrests, and if you happen to be on the wrong end of the Oviedo Police Department, you need competent representation.

Our Oviedo criminal defense lawyers at Moses & Rooth Attorneys at Law have experience handling arrests that originate in Seminole County and the city of Oviedo. Whether you have been accused of a traffic offense like DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, or a more serious crime such as drug dealing or trafficking, you need representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney. Our Oviedo criminal defense attorneys are former prosecutors  with over 25 years of combined experience. We understand your charges and have the knowledge to protect your rights.


Florida’s criminal laws and procedures are complex. Even the most experienced lawyers encounter novel issues from time to time. Your case might not involve a complex or novel problem, but how would you know if you do not have a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney from Oviedo, FL, represent you?

Former Prosecutors

As former prosecutors, we thoroughly understand the Florida criminal justice system. Prosecutor’s offices are great training grounds. Working as a prosecutor exposes you to a wide variety of criminal legal issues, has you regularly on your feet in court trying cases, and helps you cultivate a reputation in the community for competence and fairness.

The experience prosecutors get by appearing in court on a daily basis is unparalleled. We have cultivated our vast prosecutorial experience to fine-tune our defense practice. We use the invaluable lessons and insight we gained from being on “the other side of the aisle” to benefit our defense clients.

Peace Of Mind

We also offer peace of mind. When you work with our firm, we promise to be available 24/7 if you need us. We do not pass off our cases to young, inexperienced attorneys. We handle every matter personally.

And perhaps most importantly, we charge reasonable rates. Our attorneys prioritize achieving the best possible result for everyone facing a criminal case. Charging excessive fees creates a roadblock between you and the legal help you desperately need.


You have the right to represent yourself; however, you do so at your own peril. Judges cannot offer legal advice, and prosecutors are actively working against your best interests as they attempt to convict you of a crime.

There is simply too much at stake to try to take on the might of the government yourself. Some folks want to represent themselves because they think that knowing the facts makes them better able to fight for themselves. Other times, people think they are saving themselves money and hassle. Both of these ideas are mistaken, and there is too much at stake to take such a gamble with your future.

Knowing The Law And How To Apply The Law To The Facts

You have an obligation to learn and understand all of the laws relevant to your case if you choose to represent yourself. Reading the law is one thing—but understanding and applying the law to your case is something entirely different. Do you know how to create an argument that will persuade the judge to rule in your favor? Judges do not operate on emotions; they operate on the technical application of the facts to the rule of law. Do you know what your rights are if the police stop you? Would you understand the correct argument to make if the police failed to conduct an exhaustive investigation? Would you be able to refute scientific evidence accurately?

Experience Matters

These are just a few of the many issues you must consider. A trained, skilled, and experienced criminal defense lawyer will understand all of the issues and so much more.

We do not pose these questions to insult your intelligence. On the contrary, we have worked with many very intelligent people who are not lawyers. However, our Oviedo criminal defense attorneys have decades of real courtroom experience trying and winning cases. And when your future is on the line, experience and training matters.


We do not specialize in representing clients with one type of charge. We serve clients facing various criminal charges in both state and federal court. In our defense practice, we have defended clients facing criminal charges such as the following:

  • DUI,
  • Reckless driving and other traffic offenses,
  • Theft and fraud,
  • White-collar crimes,
  • Assault,
  • Sex crimes,
  • Drug offenses,
  • Robbery,
  • Domestic violence,
  • Federal crimes,
  • Juvenile crimes,
  • Violations of probation, and
  • Bond or warrant arrests.

No matter what charge you face, we will examine your case exhaustively to find the best way to minimize the impact your charges will have on your life.


The State of Florida takes a no-nonsense approach to crime. Prosecutors seek long stretches of incarceration and judges are willing to hand down harsh sentences. The only person standing between you and a jail cell is your Oviedo criminal defense lawyer.


Whether you face a misdemeanor or felony, criminal convictions can lead to incarceration, even for first-time offenders. Not every person charged with a crime goes to jail, of course. But the threat is real and should not be disregarded.

Could you imagine how a jail sentence would impact your life? We believe that incarceration should be the last resort for anyone. That’s why we work with prosecutors to devise a fair and just penalty that focuses on rehabilitation rather than incarceration. We utilize our professional contacts at Moses and Rooth to help complete programs and treatment before the court orders it.

Additional Consequences

In addition to incarceration, there are other penalties you could face. For example, you could have a term of probation and pay fines, court costs, and program fees. You could lose your driver’s license for a DUI or a conviction for another traffic violation. One of the most significant collateral consequences of a criminal conviction is the threat of deportation. Felony convictions can also result in the loss of your right to vote or own firearms. Any conviction carries the threat of deportation if you are not a citizen, even if you are in the country legally.

Convictions for certain types of offenses can lead to enhanced sentences in the future. DUI charges are a classic example. With each conviction, you face stiffer penalties and the possibility of longer incarceration periods.

Criminal Record

Most convictions remain on your record as well. Having a criminal record impacts your life in numerous ways. You could have difficulty keeping or finding a good job. A conviction could hamper professional growth. In fact, you could lose a professional license if you have a conviction for certain offenses.

Similarly, you might have difficulty pursuing educational advancement. People with felony convictions have difficulty obtaining a mortgage if they want to purchase a home. They might even face trouble renting a decent place to live. People convicted of felonies also lose the right to vote and possess firearms and ammunition.

Contact Moses And Rooth Attorneys At Law

If you or a friend are in need of criminal legal services, the attorneys at Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law are available for a Free Consultation and case evaluation. Contact our office today at (407) 531-8694 to speak with an experienced attorney.