Criminal Defense

Criminal Lawyers Daytona Beach, FL

We Protect Rights in DeLand & West Volusia

At our firm, we are passionate about protecting the rights of our clients and seeing to it that the best possible outcome is reached in every case. We know that being charged with a criminal offense, whether it be smaller traffic offenses or for a violent crime, can have a devastating effect on an individual and their family. The consequences of conviction can change people's lives for many years to come. You deserve the efforts of an experienced Daytona Beach criminal defense lawyer to guard your rights, liberty, and future.


If you are in need of a Daytona Beach criminal defense attorney, contact us today to discuss your case!


Why Choose Our Dayton Beach Criminal Defense Lawyers?

  • 40+ Years of Proven Legal Experience
  • Former Prosecutor Fighting for Your Rights
  • 2015 Avvo Clients’ Choice Award for Criminal Defense
  • Compassionate, Trial-Tested Defense

We can ably assist you in any one of these matters. At Buckmaster & Ellzey, we operate on the principal that you are presumed innocent and that the state bears the burden of proof regarding guilt on criminal charges. Our goal is to achieve the favorable outcome you deserve.


Call (888) 785-6548 today to request your criminal defense consultation.


Backed by 40+ Years' Experience You Can Rely On

Experience is an essential element to any successful defense of a criminal charge. In our firm, we have experience as an Assistant State Attorney, prosecuting thousands of cases in both county and circuit courts. This experience allows us to understand how law enforcement and prosecutors develop their cases and present them before the courts. We work diligently to investigate all aspects of your case including evidence, police reports, witness statements, and the legality of the arrest itself. We work to get your charges dismissed or reduced. If needed, we are fully prepared to go to trial and fight hard for the best outcome possible in your case.

At Buckmaster & Ellzey, our practice resolves cases involving a wide variety of offenses including:

Many criminal offenses are punished through heavy fines, restitution, community service, parole, probation, and time spent in jail or prison. It is vital, therefore, that we begin work quickly on your behalf. Frequently, the more time we have to prepare, the better the chances are to successfully resolve the criminal charges against you. Get time and experienced defense on your side!


Contact our Daytona Beach criminal defense lawyers if you are facing charges. Call (888) 785-6548. We provide hard-working, competent defense.


 

Client Testimonials

Read What Our Past Clients Had to Say
  • Well-Versed in the Legal Process and Protocols

    “He is well-versed in the legal process and protocols. Fortunately, the criminal complaint made against me was frivolous and without merit. Even so, I was able to sleep much better knowing that Jeremy was in my corner.”

    - Joe J.
  • They Had My Back

    “Not every case works in your favor but knowing you have the right attorney to fight on your behalf is vital. Thankfully having Buckmaster & Ellzey have my back was a success.”

    - Jouban D.
  • Diligently and Highly Professionally

    “Mr. Buckmaster was thorough in explaining legal jargon and procedures that were very alien to me. He was able to suggest my best courses of action and get my charges to a more manageable place so I could have a shot at a good future in society.”

    - Christine T.
  • Professional & Responsive

    “They were knowledgeable, prompt, professional, and courteous. They took what could be a potentially confusing situation and guided me with stress-free assistance.”

    - Margaret H.
  • Gets the Best Results

    “Jeremy worked hard and smart to get only the best results. Another thing that stood out and was most appreciated was the excellent communication, by phone, email, regular mail, and in person. I always knew what was going on in a timely and efficient manner”

    - Paulette S.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: If I’ve Been Arrested, What Rights Do I Have?
    A: In our country, being arrested does not deprive you of the many rights you have as a citizen. When you were arrested, you should have been informed of your Miranda Rights. You may ask the police officer why you are being arrested and can refuse to answer questions regarding the charges. You have the right to an attorney and the right to a fair and speedy trial. Using a qualified and experienced Daytona Beach criminal defense attorney will work to your advantage in ensuring your rights are protected.
  • Why Should I Hire an Attorney to Represent Me?

    In the case of Buckmaster & Ellzey, we have prosecuted thousands of cases as an Assistant State Attorney. On the side of criminal defense, we have defended hundreds of individuals, such as you, that have faced charges for criminal offenses. Having served on both sides gives us a unique opportunity to fight for our clients.

    We understand how prosecutors operate, the types of evidence that they will bring forth and what arguments they are likely to pursue in a criminal case. This first-hand knowledge allows us to better prepare and successfully resolve cases.

  • What Are the Differences Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?
    Generally, misdemeanors are considered minor offenses. The fines for them will be relatively small and any time spent in jail will be in terms of weeks or months, not years. A felony conviction can result in steep fines, probation, parole and prison sentences for years. They can remain on your permanent record and may adversely affect future educational and employment opportunities. With the assistance of an attorney who is willing to aggressively defend your rights, felony charges can sometimes be reduced to misdemeanors.
  • What Happens Now That I’ve Been Charged With an Offense?
    The first step will be what is known as an arraignment. A judge will tell you the charges against you and there are many decisions that will need to be made at this time, such as how you will plea to the charges, what bail will be set at and others. We understand that facing criminal charges can be tough and would like you to take advantage of our experience to help you successfully navigate through the criminal justice system.
  • What Is the Difference Between Contested and Uncontested Divorce?
    There are two types of divorce in Daytona Beach: contested and uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce is typically preferred because they can usually be completed with far less hassle and in far less time. However, to go through the uncontested divorce process, the couple must reach an agreement on all significant divorce-related issues. These issues include: • Property division • Debt allocation • Alimony • Child support • Child custody • Visitation When there is disagreement over one or more of these issues, the couple will need to go through the contested divorce process. In such cases, the couple will either need to hire a divorce mediator to help them through the negotiation process or have the family court decide for them.

Why Hire B&E?
Here are Five Reasons

  • Client-Focused Representation
  • A Team of Compassionate Advocates on Your Side
  • Former State Prosecutor
  • 40+ Years of Collective Experience
  • Dedicated Attorneys

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