Do I need to hire an attorney?

The big question.  

When facing criminal charges, it is critical to hire a defense attorney who has the knowledge and experience to effectively defend your rights.  Not only can criminal charges result in jail or prison time, but your case may also impact your job, your professional license, your housing, educational opportunities and scholarships, driving privileges, immigration status, and admittance into government or military positions. 

At Wurtzel Law, you are not just another case.  We understand the stress and potentially devastating effects of an arrest and always do everything we can to provide a thorough and efficient defense, customized to your individual needs and concerns.

How do I choose a criminal lawyer?


Your lawyer is there to guide you through the often-complicated criminal justice system.  The courtrooms, the judges, the prosecutors, the legal jargon – you want a lawyer who has been there, done that, and knows exactly what to do, who to call, what to say, and what to argue in every situation.

Attorney Benjamin D. Wurtzel has made a profession out of helping people through these stressful situations on a daily basis for nearly the last decade.  He is comfortable in a courtroom, addressing any judge, negotiating with any prosecutor – all on your behalf.  He has argued countless bond motions, motions to dismiss, motions to suppress evidence, and given closing arguments to juries on all levels of cases, including criminal traffic and DUI cases, misdemeanors, and all kinds of felony cases, including life felonies.  No matter what your situation, Wurtzel Law can guide you through confidently and compassionately.



Benjamin D. Wurtzel is a Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer.  This certification is only given to about 7% of lawyers who demonstrate a high level of knowledge about criminal (state and federal) laws, trial experience, peer review, and specialization in the area of criminal law.

All of our energy at Wurtzel Law is focused 100% on the defense of criminal cases.  We make sure to take the time to keep up with frequent legislative and judicial changes, as well as emerging trends in the defense of criminal cases.

Professionalism and preparation

At Wurtzel Law, we believe that the best results for our clients come from professionalism in the courtroom, at the negotiating table, and with our clients and their families.  We constantly strive to maintain a reputation of professionalism in the legal community that truly sets us apart.

We also feel strongly that diligence, thorough preparation, and comprehensive case analysis will always lead to the best results for our clients.  We believe in the power of being the most prepared lawyer in the courtroom and will always put in the time and effort to give you and your case that extra edge.


Do I need to hire an attorney right away?

At Wurtzel Law, we understand the process of a criminal case, from the investigation, through appeal, in a way you may not.  It can be helpful to consult an attorney at the earliest stages of a criminal case, so that you have expert guidance from the very first step you take, or decision you make.

Can I afford to hire an attorney?

The cost of going into a courtroom without representation to face criminal charges may be devastating- to your freedom, your family, and your finances.  At Wurtzel Law, we offer totally free consultations, without any commitment or strings attached.  We would love to sit down with you, discuss your problem, and develop an individualized approach for your unique situation.  You deserve an honest evaluation of your situation - and we can help.

If the information on our website does not answer all of your questions, please contact us.  Our job is to help people accused of crimes - listen to their stories, answer their questions, discuss the "what-ifs", create a plan that fits their specific situation and needs, and then to defend the accused - their rights and their freedom- both inside and outside of the courtroom. 

We would be happy to help you, too.  Give us a call.