West Palm Beach criminal Defense

The Florida Criminal Defense Team

The lawyers of Salnick & Fuchs, P.A. have served Florida and Palm Beach County for over 40 years. Our lawyers practice criminal defense law exclusively, representing individuals who are accused of any type of crime or under investigation by state or federal authorities.

Experienced West Palm Beach criminal defense attorneys with over 40 years of experience.

Our attorneys handle all types of criminal law cases in both state and federal court.

If you need immediate assistance, our team is available 24/7. We also provide free consultations.

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Why choose us?

We believe that a great criminal defense law firm is defined by the character of its attorneys and how they take care of their clients. At The Law Offices of Salnick & Fuchs, P.A., we never forget that a criminal charge - whether it is a federal felony offense, a DUI, or a misdemeanor - will have a serious impact on your life. We are a team of experienced criminal defense attorneys who have worked on both sides of the criminal justice system, and we will aggressively defend your rights.

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Experience You Can Count On

Our team consists of former prosecutors and a public defender with years of demonstrated success in the courtroom. We have defended some of Florida's most high profile cases, but we approach every case with the same tenacity.

Responsive To Your Needs

At Salnick & Fuchs, P.A. we believe that responsive communication is key to a successful outcome. Every client is provided a personal email address and cell phone number for 24/7 access throughout the duration of their case. We never forget that your future and your reputation are on the line.

Lawyers You Can Trust

You can trust us to aggressively represent you with discretion and dignity. We do everything we can to ensure your case stays out of the public eye. We have earned a reputation for integrity and work with prosecutors to find options that will help you avoid harsh penalties that can result from a criminal conviction.

The West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Attorneys You Need

A Reputation For Integrity, Responsiveness And Excellence

Our practice is exclusively criminal defense law. Our team of criminal defense lawyers represent individuals who are accused of any type of crime, or are under investigation by the state or federal authorities. The Law Offices of Salnick & Fuchs P.A. has served West Palm Beach and all of Florida in this capacity for over 40 years in both State and Federal Courts. But we're not limited by geography. Our team also practices in state and federal courts throughout Florida and the United States. We have handled state and federal criminal law cases in over 17 different states, as well as cases at an international level.

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Every case is important to us and no case is too small. If you have been accused of any type of criminal offense, the Law Offices of Salnick & Fuchs P.A will be there for you. We pride ourselves on communication with our clients and can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you call the our office, you will not get an answering service. Instead, you will speak with a criminal defense lawyer that is knowledgable about your case.

Our discretion is second to none because we place great value on maintaining our clients' privacy. We handle your case in the courtroom and not in the media. Anything we have to say is to a judge or a jury, and no one else. We will protect your privacy in every way possible. When your freedom and reputation are on the line, you need to know that your criminal defense law firm has the right combination of experience, skill and knowledge required.

Practice Areas

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White Collar

Fraud, insider trading, money laundering, identity theft, embezzlement and more.

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Property Crimes

Theft, burglary, shoplifting, arson, vandalism, larceny, auto theft and more.

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Drug Crimes

Possession, trafficking, manufacturing, drug dealing and more.

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Violent Crimes

Assault, battery, armed robbery, sexual assault, homicide, murder and more.

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Sex Crimes

Sexual battery, prostitution, solicitation, internet sex crimes, crimes against children and more.

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DUI Defense

DUI, felony DUI, DUI manslaughter, DUI with bodily injury and more.

Our Services

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You Are In Good Hands

Experienced West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Lawyers

Our law firm has earned a reputation for successful and ethical representation, and a commitment to helping our clients get the best possible outcome in court. We will keep you fully informed, educate you about the legal process, and involve you at all critical points as your case progresses.

In addition to a top-notch service staff, we also use the services of a professional jury and trial consultant, and conduct focus groups on specific cases to ensure the best assessment of any given legal situation.

Criminal Defense FAQs


Should I Hire My Own Attorney or Use a Public Defender?


If you've been charged with a criminal offense, you're probably wondering whether to use a public defender or seek private counsel. Be aware that not every person is eligible for public defender’s services. Only those who prove their inability to hire a lawyer are permitted to use a public defender.

So if you can afford private counsel, go ahead and hire one. Plus, public defenders often deal with tremendous workloads and may not be able to give your case the time and attention it needs.


Will My Case Go to Trial?


Although a criminal lawyer will give you advice, the decision to take your case to trial is your decision to make. However, many criminal cases never make it to trial but are resolved through negotiation between the defense and the prosecution with a plea deal.


Do I Need an Attorney if I Plan to Plead Guilty?


Even if you plan to plead guilty, you still need an attorney to help you understand the allegations filed against you and the potential implications of pleading guilty. At The Law Offices of Salnick & Fuchs, P.A., we will provide you with an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights. We will also review your case to determine if a guilty plea is a good option and even help negotiate a favorable plea bargain.


How Long Does a Criminal Case Take?


You have a constitutional right to a “speedy trial,” however, several factors can determine the amount of time your case will last. These considerations may include the complexity of the matter, location, your criminal history, or if it's a felony. Less complex cases are usually resolved within a shorter period as opposed to more complex ones. At The Law Offices of Salnick & Fuchs, P.A., we strive to ensure our clients’ cases are concluded as expeditiously as possible.


What Should I Look for When Hiring a West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Attorney?


When searching for a West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney, there are several things to consider to get the best attorney to advocate for your rights. Besides a clear understanding of the local court, the law firm you hire must also possess the following qualities.

  • Should be licensed to practice in the West Palm Beach area
  • Should have strong credentials and expertise in the area you're charged in
  • Browse their website to check client reviews and testimonials to establish their reputation and credibility

Can I Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney to Help a Family Member?


You can help a family member find an attorney that they can hire to represent them in their case. However, the attorney/client relationship must exist the attorney and your family member - not you. To see if our law firm would be a good fit for your loved one's case, you can call our office and speak with a member of our team.


What Should I Do After I am Arrested?


When you're arrested in the West Palm Beach area, you will be taken to the local county jail, where you will provide your personal information. That will help the police determine if you have a criminal history or open warrants before the processing begins.

You will have the opportunity to invoke your constitutional right to a lawyer. At this time, you should call a West Palm Beach criminal defense law firm like Salnick & Fuchs, P.A. before speaking with police or anyone else about your case.

Client Testimonials

"At our meeting, you answered my questions and gave me hope in what was still an uncertain situation.  Many thanks to you and your staff for the kindness and compassion that was shown to me.  I had indeed called on the right defense attorney."

Anonymous |  Former client

"He kept me informed, kept it real, and most importantly cared. He was always available by cell or at the office. When I was in jail he came to visit at least once every ten days. At first I thought he was too good to be true but in talking to some of his other clients he is the real deal."

anonymous  | former client

"Michael Salnick is a force to reckon with in the courtroom. He has the respect of Judges, State Attorneys and police.  I don't believe there is another I would trust. If you value your life and freedom do not hesitate to employ Michael and his team to represent you."

anonymous  |  former client

"Michael is exceptionally adept at the practice of criminal law either settling a case or taking the case to trial. Bonus - Michael cares about his clients and goes the extra mile to resolve the criminal law issues from start to finish."

Woodie T.

"I have had the pleasure of working on a co-defendant drug trafficking case with Michael Salnick and have remained his friend and colleague for approximately 20 years. When I think of Michael it is only with the utmost respect for his legal and intellectual abilities. He is a top flight criminal defense attorney who aggressively defends all of his clients. Michael’s Integrity is beyond reproach."

Michael O.
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