Criminal Law

Heitner Legal Criminal Law

Criminal law can be one of the more complex areas of the law, so you will want seasoned litigators to assist you with your matter, whether it be drug related, assault, battery, white collar crime or something else. Heitner Legal has the resources and capacity to handle everything from small issues to the most complex criminal matters.

Here is a brief breakdown of some of the issues that are covered:


Florida Statute 784.011 defines assault as an instance where someone intentionally puts another person in a state of fear through threats or acts that are combined with the apparent ability to act upon same.


Florida Statute 784.03 defines battery as an intentionally touching or striking of another individual against that individual’s will.

Drug Crimes

Drug crimes in Florida may include the possession of paraphernalia, possession of drugs, intent to manufacture drugs, intent to sell drugs, delivery, trafficking, possession of premises for the purposes of trafficking and prescription fraud.


Florida Statute 316.193 indicates that a person is guilty of driving under the influence (DUI) if the person is driving or is in actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol beverages, a chemical substance or any substance that is controlled under Florida Statutes Chapter 893, when affected so that the person’s normal faculties are impaired.

Domestic Violence

Florida Statute 741.28 defines Domestic Violence as an assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual batter, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment or any criminal offense that results in physical injury or death of a family or household member by another family or household member.

White Collar Crime

White collar crimes generally include securities fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, mortgage fraud, health care fraud, bankruptcy fraud, insider trading, computer and Internet fraud, financial and accounting fraud, money laundering, tax evasion, conspiracy, telemarketing fraud, commodities and future fraud, business opportunity schemes and tax fraud.