Aggressive Representation. Solid results. Palm Beach County’s Top DUI & Criminal Lawyer – Joshua LeRoy, ESQ.
Get the Aggressive Criminal Defense You Both Need AND Deserve. Fair Flat Fees. No Surprises
Joshua LeRoy, Esq. is a veteran criminal defense attorney, AVVO rated superb in DUI, Traffic and Criminal Law. He proudly stands among the top 100 National Trial Lawyers, rates top 10 best in customer satisfaction, and is a member of the National College for DUI Defense.
His vast case experience ranges from the simple probation violation or marijuana possession to severe felonies such as burglary, robbery, murder, felony DUI, Grand Theft, drug trafficking, weapon and gun charges.
We handle cases throughout South Florida including Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Wellington, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Belle Glade, Jupiter, Greenacres, Lake Worth, Royal Palm Beach, Palm Springs, Riviera Beach, Lantana, and North Palm Beach.
Too many lawyers determine fees based on what they suspect the client can pay. I don’t like that practice. We’ve all seen it – a lawyer charges you one fee and someone else another, even for the same exact crime! Most professionals – from accountants to mechanics – invariably provide you with an instant quote for the job. Why should a criminal lawyer be any different?
Hiring a lawyer should not bankrupt you.
Everyone deserves to be represented by an experienced private criminal defense lawyer. I charge a flat fee (between $500 – $1,500) for representation in most misdemeanor criminal cases pending in the County Court of Palm Beach County, the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit. A full list of services and crimes and the associated attorney’s fee can be found here: (misdemeanors) and here: (felonies)
Florida is overcrowded with criminal defense firms where attorneys cherry pick media worthy cases while delegating the majority of the caseload to overworked, less experienced, associates and office staff. Too many attorneys have become more concerned with seeing their own face on the evening news or cable talk show, rather than working to defend their own clients. Appearing on talk shows does not get a client the results they need or deserve.
In my practice I treat every client as if they were my only client. I don’t strive for media attention, I strive for courtroom results. I’ve written a short open letter that I encourage you to read that may give insight into how I feel about the criminal justice system, and how that applies to my clientele and the type of defense they deserve. I am confident that if you read it, you will agree that my firm is the right one to represent you.
Don’t delay. The longer you take to find counsel the harder your case becomes. Let’s discuss your case. Give me a call today.
This firm carries my name. Any memory of how it performs in court, and how its clients remember it will carry my signature. I appear in court. I draft and argue the Motions. I will be your attorney. You’ll meet with me and I’ll personally return your calls. When you need me you’ll get me, not an assistant to a secretary, an assistant to the paralegal, or a junior associate.
I’m selective when it comes to what cases I take only because I’ll take on those I’m confident I’ll have a positive impact on. Media worthy or not, big or small, I know every case is big to the client and treat each accordingly.
I have handled over a thousand cases and am an accomplished trial attorney. When managing the media, I am of the mind my clients deserve tact and discretion. Trials belong in the Courtroom before the jury, not in the media on the 6 pm news.
I strongly feel that any criminal defense attorney or firm that advertises every “media worthy” case on their website is treating their clientele with about as much respect and consideration as “contestants” on Judge Judy’s TV show. They are definitely broadcasting where their priorities lay and any client that is hungry for that type of attention probably deserves the defense they are going to get.
I know the cost of defense is an issue for many so I am upfront with my pricing. My fees are determined by your charges – not who you are or what I think you can afford.
I am honest and realistic from the onset and, unlike other criminal defense lawyers, I will not misrepresent the facts or the law to entice you to sign a retainer only later reveal the “truth” of your case. We’ll discuss your choices and strategize accordingly.
That said, I am open to clients’ concerns, questions and fears. I do my utmost to ensure clients are always well informed on their case status, and do my best to prepare them for all eventualities. The only thing worse than going through the criminal justice system, is going through it unprepared and alone.
Since you’re reading this, I’d venture a guess either you, or someone you’re close with, needs an attorney. You’ve taken the first step and started to research your options online. That’s good. If you’ve been arrested for possession and need an experienced drug defense attorney, pulled over for a DUI and are looking for the best DUI Lawyer in the West Palm Beach area, or are searching for a defense attorney for a felony or violent crime you must be proactive in your defense at all times.
Take the next step, keep that forward momentum, drop me a note and let me know what the problem is.
-Joshua LeRoy, Esq.
We all make mistakes. In fact, just recently, several judges were arrested and charged with DUI. I believe good people can make bad mistakes, just like I know that police often make mistakes during arrests and misinterpret what they see.
The vast majority of my many DUI cases have ended favorably. Knowledge from experience, combined with the close attention to detail I devote to my cases, often revealed details overlooked by others. Details that allowed me to successfully argue Motions to Suppress Evidence, or negotiate plea agreements, that reduced many first offense DUI charges to just Reckless Driving, a misdemeanor.
It’s true, “to err is human”, but I also firmly believe that those mistakes are the source for some of the greatest lessens we learn in life. In short, mistakes are an essential part of personal, and cultural growth. That is why I don’t believe a mistake, yours or that of overzealous officers, should have a negative impact on your entire life.
If you’ve made the mistake of driving while under the influence or have been accused of such by an officer contact me. Don’t exacerbate an already stressful experience by not getting yourself a best DUI attorney in the West Palm Beach area possible.
Mary Jane, Marijuana, pot, weed, cannabis, chronic, krypy, or whatever name you prefer, is illegal in Florida. While a number of states have recently legalized medicinal and recreational use of the drug, Florida has not. “Oh, it’s just a joint” in Florida is exactly that! Punishments for less than 20 grams start at up to a year in jail, plus a $1,000 fine, and mandatory driver’s license suspension.
So, you’ve been charged with marijuana possession? I have a solid track record with drug possession charges. Chances are I can get your charges dismissed, help you avoid conviction entirely, and keep your license. But what I can do varies and is dependent on a lot of factors so call me and we’ll discuss your options…
Numerous charges in Florida are subcategorized as violent crimes. Said charges include, but are not limited to, murder, kidnapping, rape or sexual battery, home invasion, robbery, carjacking, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, and even burglary. The state attorney’s office treats said charges severely. Not to mention that most violent crimes usually carry mandatory prison sentences by law. If a firearm is used in the commission of any violent crime then the 10-20-life punishment code is enforced.
If charged with such a crime it is important that you have an aggressive attorney with proven results. I have defended clients charged with all the aforementioned charges. Some of the results from said cases can be found here.
I can be of assistance in defending your violent crime case. Call me today to discuss.
Commonly referred to as breaking and entering is a very common crime. The crime is actually entering the property of another with the intent to commit a crime inside. Technically speaking, burglary does not require proof of breaking in, nor is proof that a crime ever occurred inside the property of another. Burglary only requires proof that when the property was entered the person had the necessary intent.
Burglary is divided into two categories based on the type of property that is entered. Burglary of a dwelling, any home or residence regardless of whether it is occupied, is a second degree felony. Burglary of a structure, any building other than a home, or conveyance, a vehicle, is a third degree felony.
Since proof of the burglary in often hinges on the intent of the person charged at the moment of entry, there are defenses. Call my office to discuss the facts of your burglary case.
The most common reason for arrest in the United States is drug possession. Whether its cocaine, prescription pills without a valid script(Xanax, Percocet, Oxycontin, Lortab, Etc…), crack, heroin, pcp, lsd, or peyote, possession of even a small amount in Florida is a felony. Possession of any drug, except small amounts of marijuana, is a felony in Florida. Besides the punishments for a felony charge, this can include jail or probation, in Florida, a conviction for drug possession results in a mandatory driver’s license suspension. Regardless of whether the charge itself related to a car, involved a car, or involved driving in any way, being convicted of a drug charge will take your license automatically.
We can help. Remember just because you had the drugs on or near you does not mean that you are guilty. Let us examine your case. Let us analyze how the interaction with law enforcement began. Let us analyze whether your Fourth Amendment rights were violated. Let us fight for you.
Being on probation (including house arrest and community control) is not easy. Unforeseen and unimaginable issues can arise that result in violations and incarceration. In other words, when on probation, seemingly everyday activities can put the probationer at risk of violating and going back to jail.
At LeRoy Law we take pride in representing individuals in all probation issues including:
- Violation Defense
- Motions to Modify Probation
- Motions to Terminate Probation
- Communicating with Officers
- Clarification/Interpretation of Probation Conditions
Terms and conditions of probation can be confusing and contradictory, contact us immediately for a comprehensive review of your “probation papers” in order to clarify them for you. Probation is not freedom, you will still be under close and unrelenting supervision from the first day.
We have all been there. It’s one of those days. Everything seems to be going wrong and you’re running late for work. Your last though as you rush out the door is, “Maybe I can make up the time on the drive in…”. Or, maybe it was late. The road ahead looked wide open and you figure what the hell and sink your foot to the floor…
Both big mistakes!
Regardless of the reason and whether or not you are a single or repeat offender, traffic infractions must be taken seriously. If not a few ‘harmless’ mistakes on the road can domino in to arrest warrants, insurance problems, rate hikes, loss of your license and as a result jeopardize your quality of life – potentially even your employment.
Quite often a good traffic attorney can make all that go away and, in many cases, do it without getting a single point added to your license…
My Felony & Misdemeanor Defense Experience:
I have successfully defended a wide range of cases, routinely handling anything from Felony DUI, Burglary, breaking and entering, robbery, to simple misdemeanors like shoplifting/petty theft and traffic court. I recently won a rather well known West Palm Beach homicide case using the controversial Florida, ‘Stand Your Ground’ defense. I’ve created a short case summary index that illustrates the depth of my experience. If interested you can access my case summary index here.
“For the second time in a week criminal defense attorney Joshua LeRoy freed a client arguing self-defense pursuant to Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law…”
“Judge throws out charges in Sweet 16 party killings…”
“Men accused of forcing Delray teens into sex acts…”
“Thank you Josh for all your efforts on my son’s behalf. The outcome achieved in his violation of probation case is the best. He will be off probation, the probation period being significantly reduced, when he is released from jail. You were always responsive and easy to reach. Thanks again.”
“Josh Leroy is a Fantastic Attorney. He definitely puts in all the hard work and time into your case. He got my wife’s (extremely) serious charges dropped to lesser charges and released from jail. She was facing 15 years and he got it down to probation and time served 90 days. He worked magic on this case. He knows what he is doing and has good connections that can help your case. He is also a very reasonable person when it comes to his fees. If you are looking for a very knowledgeable Attorney that knows his stuff, Josh Leroy is that attorney.”
“Josh LeRoy knows how to get it done. He successfully had my son’s probation modified. Josh is invested in his legal cases and you feel like he is family. Josh is easy to contact and promptly responds. If you want real progress and results hire Josh LeRoy.”
“Josh is very knowledgeable in the field he practices in and is also very prompt in his services. Despite the odds he fought his hardest to get my probation modifications done with ease and to our wanting. He has made my life on probation 110% more livable and I’m very proud to call him my lawyer. I would refer him to anyone in my situation and more. Thank you Josh for everything you have done for myself and my family!”
“Mr. LeRoy did a awesome job for me and he got it done quick! His fee was very fair! If you need a lawyer, he is your man!”
“I have known Josh for years. He has always offered me sound legal advice and excellent guidance. He is knowledgeable, and more importantly, honest. I would strongly advise contacting him regarding any and all criminal matters.”
“I’m writing this review on behalf of my son and family. Mr. LeRoy represented my son in court several times and did a fantastic job. He never gave up and was persistent even though he was working with a difficult case. We appreciate all the hard work he did and would recommend him to anyone who needs a dedicated attorney. My son is currently on probation, and he has changed many stipulations of his probation in a few short months. Mr. LeRoy treats each of his clients as a priority and does everything in his power to fight for you. Mr. LeRoy, always gets back to you when you call, unlike other attorneys we have used in the past. Even when a case seems hopeless, Mr. LeRoy pulls through and finds a way to defy the odds, he is the best.”
“I feel very fortunate to be introduced to Mr. Leroy. For myself I found him to be very well informed in my legal matter. I felt at ease throughout the ordeal and rest assured that he would pursue the best outcome for all intents and purposes. Mr. Leroy made the court date for me and took the situation at hand to argue my case and receive what I feel was the best possible outcome. I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Leroy because he is able to convey to the prosecutor’s office all the necessary information in order to clarify the circumstances and advocate for you when you’re at a loss at what to do. I truly appreciate Mr. Leroy’s expertise and professionalism and highly recommend him.”
“Verdict….Innocent!!!! I am proud to say that Joshua Leroy fought my husband’s DUI case. He did a magnificent job, he was straight forward the whole time, and the process didn’t take long. Before hiring Joshua Leroy, we had a bad experience with another lawyer who just took our money and did absolutely nothing. That lawyer was way more expensive than Leroy. I am happy my friend Marlene introduced me to JOSHUA LEROY; an honest Lawyer. I was so happy with the results and can’t thank Leroy enough for helping my husband with his DUI case… THANK YOU JOSHUA LEROY FOR YOUR HARD WORK!!!!!! You did a great job.”
Criminal Defense Attorney Joshua LeRoy, esq. is dedicated to providing his clients with personalized, honest, and aggressive representation in any and all areas of criminal law in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Delray Beach & the surrounding areas of Palm Beach County in the State of Florida.
The firm is the culmination of years of hard work and dedication by Mr. LeRoy to vigorously defending his clients. Having defended literally thousands of criminal defendants charged with the gamut of criminal charges, Mr. LeRoy understands the intricacies of the criminal justice system. He created this firm with the singular mission of ensuring that his clients receive the focused and detailed representation that is necessary to obtain a favorable disposition no matter the charges.The firm is located in beautiful downtown West Palm Beach and serves clients throughout Florida, particularly those located in Palm Beach, Martin, and Broward Counties.
By utilizing aggressive negotiation strategies, skilled motion arguments, and refined trial skills Mr. LeRoy is relentless in defending his clients for criminal law in West Palm Beach.
If you or a loved one are under investigation or have already been arrested, do not delay. It is essential to have a skilled, respected, and truthful Criminal Lawyer working to defend your rights as soon as possible. Hiring the right Criminal Defense Attorney is an essential step to ensuring that your rights are properly protected. LeRoy Law Pa – for Criminal Law in West Palm Beach.
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