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Don’t Panic, Call Bozanic!
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Broward County Criminal Defense Lawyers


South Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys ready to fight for you

Criminal offenses have the potential to disrupt your life. Once you are charged, your rights and freedom may be taken away from your or your loved one at a moment’s notice. If convicted, your life as you know it may change. Felony charges can have serious consequences including a prison sentence, a criminal record and fines.

When you or someone close to you gets arrested, it is important to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. An experienced criminal defense attorney can make sure your rights are protected from the very beginning. For this reason, it is important to realize that there is no room for delay or error when it comes to presenting your defense. The sooner you contact an experienced and well-respected South Florida criminal defense attorney, the faster your defense can be out together and the stronger that defense will be. From the very beginning, there are certain steps that can be taken towards protecting your rights and working toward your freedom. If you are in Miami-Dade County, Broward County, West Palm Beach County or have a case in South Florida, whether Federal or State, you need to consider consulting with our team of experienced criminal defense lawyers.

You shouldn’t go through the legal process alone. Our team of experienced criminal defense attorneys is ready to fight for your rights. At Bozanic Law, we are committed to providing the best legal defense for our clients who are charged with a crime.  We go above and beyond to ensure the most favorable outcome possible in your case. Our South Florida law firm has a track record of success and countless not guilty verdicts. We are ready to fight for you and will work diligently to get you the best outcome possible in your case. Contact our law firm as soon as possible to set up a free consultation for an evaluation of your case and to lay the foundation for a winning defense.

We understand how terrifying it could be to have a criminal charge filed against you. You can trust our Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney to fight for you, whether you are dealing with a felony charge in State court or Federal Court. Contact Bozanic Law at 1-833-NO-PANIC today to set up your free consultation with one of our Attorneys who specialize in Criminal Trial Law.

Former Prosecutor, Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney, Partner at Bozanic Law


Certified Criminal Trial Attorneys

Why Choose a Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney


If you are faced with criminal prosecution, you want to hire the best criminal defense attorney. We recognize that there are many attorneys and it is difficult to choose the one that is right for you. Having a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney means having a person who has met specific criteria in their area of practice through having trial experience, commitment to the area of criminal trial law and a successful completion of a thorough examination. Board Certification is the highest level of recognition that can be achieved by a lawyer in the state of Florida.


Board certification is officiated by the Florida Supreme Court and administered by The Florida Bar. In order to become Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law, an attorney must show substantial involvement in this specialty. This means completing a certain number of jury trials to show they have the necessary skills to represent clients in this area. They must also receive favorable evaluations from their peers and pass a written exam administered by the Florida Bar.

Of all the 108,000 lawyers who are members of the Florida Bar members, only 400 of Florida lawyers are recognized by the Florida Bar as Board Certified in Criminal Trial law.

What must a Florida Bar lawyer do to achieve Board Certification in the field of Criminal Trial?

A lawyer who is a member in good standing of The Florida Bar and who meets the standards prescribed by the state’s Supreme Court may become board certified in the one or more of the 24 certification fields. To become board certified as a criminal trial lawyer, the following must be accomplished:

  • Practice law a minimum of five years with a substantial involvement in the field of criminal trial law;
  • Try at least 25 criminal cases including at least 20 jury trials to verdict;
  • A passing grade on the written examination demonstrating knowledge, skills, and proficiency in the field of criminal trial law;
  • Pass a peer review assessment of competence in the specialty field as well as character, ethics and professionalism in the practice of law; and
  • Complete at least 45 hours of approved continuing legal education requirements in the area of criminal law.

The Process of Board Certification and Why it Matters


The Board Certification in Criminal Trial law is the only method of ensuring you are selecting an attorney that has the skill, experience, reputation and ethics recognized by the Florida Bar as sufficient enough to recognize one as an expert in the field of criminal trial law. By hiring a board certified criminal trial attorney, you are hiring the expert in that field, an attorney who passed rigorous examinations, had an extensive trial experience and is recognized in that small percentage of over $100,000 other attorneys in the State of Florida. Less than 1% of all the Florida attorneys are recognized as Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law. Our attorney is in that top 1%!


Let the Former Prosecutor Fight for you


Ms. Bozanic worked as a Prosecutor in Miami back in 2006. She went through the Miami State Attorney’s office training, handled thousands of felonies ranging from Burglaries, Robberies, Narcotics cases, Sexual Batteries, Domestic Violence and Violent Felonies. Now, she uses all of her experience gained through years of working as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami to defend her clients, pursue their legal options and defend their rights and freedom in Court. Ms. Bozanic has defended politicians, athletes, presidential candidates, executives at 500 Fortune companies, as well as major drug traffickers, and everyday people who get accused of crimes ranging from something as simple as State Felonies to more complex Federal cases.

About Our Firm

Bozanic Law is a litigation law firm known for fighting and winning difficult trial cases. Bozanic Law is a well known criminal defense firm, led by the managing attorney Zeljka Bozanic. As a former prosecutor for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, Miami-Dade County, Zeljka Bozanic has prosecuted a variety of cases ranging from sexual batteries, violent criminal offenses, drug traffickings and white collar crimes. Bozanic Law is known for zealously fighting for their clients.

Our Criminal Defense department focuses on all Federal and State criminal matters pre-indictment criminal investigations, criminal grand jury investigations, post indictment and after arrest criminal matters. We are Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law.

At Bozanic Law, we understand what people go through when being investigated or charged with a serious Federal or State crime. No matter what the charges are, no matter what type of criminal case you have, we have the legal expertise and knowledge to defend you and provide zealous representation. Our firm has years of experience in criminal defense and we earned a reputation of being aggressive and highly professional in representing our clients and defending their rights and due process. We know how to deal with the evidence presented against you and will fight to suppress evidence unlawfully obtained or statements obtained in violation of your rights. We are passionate about our client’s rights. Not every single case will go to trial. However, you can be rest assured that we will help you understand your case, go over the evidence with you and let you decide what is the best outcome for you. We pride ourselves on the fact that most of our business comes from referrals of satisfied clients.

If you are facing criminal charges, you need to secure adequate legal representation with a law firm that is willing to fight for you. With countless hours in courtrooms and years of experience, we at Bozanic Law can take care of your legal issues. Please call our office at 1-833-NO-PANIC ( 1-833-667-2642 )  to schedule a free case evaluation with our Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney.  Our phones are answered 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Let Us Help Build Your Defense and Get the Best Possible Outcome

Criminal defense law is often a complete mystery to people who don’t practice law, because most civilians never expect to put themselves in a situation where they would need a criminal defense lawyer. As a top criminal defense law firm, we have about two decades of experience litigating criminal cases and can guide you through every step of your case. Attorney Zeljka Bozanic understands how daunting and intimidating it is to face a criminal case, and will break down and explain how the law and process applies to your individual case in every aspect to keep you informed and calm. Since criminal defense is our area of primary practice, we go to court and litigate on a daily basis. With almost twenty years in criminal defense, we know how to approach each case and how to build the best possible defense for your case.

We Are Not Afraid of Going to Trial

We are dedicated to doing everything in our power to ensure the best possible outcome of your case – it’s what we’ve built and staked our reputation on. Our attorneys will explore all possible defenses and strategies, including going to trial if it is in your best interest.

A criminal defense lawyer cannot and should not promise you an acquittal at the beginning of a case. If an attorney does make such guarantees, it is not only impossible but unethical as well. At Bozanic Law, we use our skills, knowledge, experience, and reputation to place you in a position where favorable results can be achieved.

That being said, we are not intimidated by the police or by the prosecutors handling your case. Due to our prior experience as prosecutors, we know how to investigate cases and find deficiencies in the State’s or Government’s theories. We will attack the Prosecution’s case from the beginning, request discovery or evidence, prepare witnesses, and get expert testimony if necessary.

Since attorney Zeljka Bozanic founded Bozanic Law in 2009, Bozanic Law has built a trusted reputation as a litigation law firm recognized for fighting and winning complex trial cases. Our firm has built this reputation as one of the most respected firms in the field of criminal law due to our dedication to fighting for our clients, and our track record of  achieving the best possible outcomes. Contact Bozanic Law today for your free case evaluation.

Bozanic Law has an excellent reputation for covering any criminal cases in Miami-Dade, Broward and West Palm Beach area. We represent clients in the following types of cases:

  • Drug Crime
  • Federal Crime
  • White Collar Crime
  • Domestic Violence
  • Probation Violation
  • Sexual Battery
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Any other Felony

Case Summaries


USA v. D. Guerrier- NOT GUILTY
18-CR-203xx – Smuggling Firearms outside of US

The client was charged with smuggling firearms outside of the United States and shipping them to Haiti. After cross examining the agents and customs officers, we were able to show that the agents failed to follow procedure and collect all evidence. The jury deliberated for a short period of time and found our client not guilty.

USA v. J. Pinnock- NOT GUILTY
18-CR-209xx- Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine with Intent to Distribute

The client was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and attempting to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and was facing 5 years minimum mandatory up to 40 years on each count if convicted.  The Government indicted our client for allegedly picking up 2 kilograms of cocaine from a cooperating witness. After showing that the cooperating witness had reasons to lie and our client’s lack of knowledge of what was inside of the bag, the jury found our client not guilty on both counts.

USA v. L. Alarcon- NOT GUILTY
19-CR-208xx- Conspiracy to Possess Stolen Goods from Interstate Shipment

The client was accused of conspiracy to posses stolen goods and possession of goods stolen from interstate shipment. Our client, a hard working truck driver, was accused of being involved with a ring of people who rob truck drivers and steal truck cargo. Three other people who were arrested and charged all flipped and cooperated, testifying that our client, the driver, was in on the robbery of over $1 million in merchandise. After showing that the convicted cooperators were only after their reduction in sentence, and the lack of any evidence against our client, the jury found him not guilty on all charges.

19-CR-200xx- Access Device Fraud and Identity Theft

Client was indicted for conspiracy to commit access device fraud and use of unauthorized access devices as part of a multi defendant indictment for use of fraudulent credit cards and identity theft scheme. The Government agreed to dismiss all counts against our client prior to trial.

USA v. R. Laurent- DISMISSED
14-CR-205xx- Conspiracy to Possess Heroin with Intent to Distribute

The client was indicted with conspiracy to import heroin and attempting to possess with intent to distribute heroin. The government dismissed all charges prior to trial.

USA v. Guy Phillipe – 05-CR-208xx

Representation of a Senator-elect in Haiti that resulted in getting the drug trafficking charge dismissed.

USA v. Claudio Osorio 12-CR-209xx

Representation of a top Miami businessman who ran a Fortune 500 company in a $40 Million Fraud case.

USA v. Michael Bennett 12-CR-2023xx

Representation of a NFL player in a wire fraud case.

USA v. Sanon

Representation in allegations of Conspiracy to kill Haitian President Jovenel Moise.

State v. N. Belizaire- NOT GUILTY
19-54xxCF10A- Aggravated Battery and Fleeing and Eluding

Client was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon (stabbing), aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer fleeing and eluding. The jury found our client not guilty.

State v. D. Johnson- NOT GUILTY
19-100xxCF10A- Vehicular Homicide and DUI Manslaughter

Client was charged with vehicular homicide and involuntary DUI manslaughter after a deadly crash that resulted in death of a police officer. The State alleged that our client was driving drunk. The jury found our client not guilty of all felony charges and he was able to reunite with his family after 4 years of fighting this case.

State v. K. Emile- NOT GUILTY
15-700xxCF10A- Attempted Murder and Armed Robbery

The client was charged with attempted murder and armed robbery. This was a classic case of racial profiling where the eyewitnesses’ description was that they saw three black males in hoodies. The police went along with the description, arrested the wrong three people and the State Attorney’s Office continued with prosecuting three innocent men. Even after receiving the DNA evidence that clearly implicated someone else, the State continued the mockery of a month long trial. The jury after hearing testimony for one month, deliberated for less than twenty minutes and found our client and his two friends not guilty on all counts.

State v. R. Michelot– NOT GUILTY
F16-95xx- Armed Kidnapping and Aggravated Battery on a Pregnant Woman

The client was charged with 8 counts including armed kidnapping, multiple counts of aggravated battery on a pregnant woman, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and robbery. After a long trial, the jury was able to see through the inconsistencies of the alleged victim and found our client not guilty on all eight counts.

State v. M. Myers- NOT GUILTY
15-157xxCF10A- Aggravated Assault with Firearm

The client was charged with aggravated assault with firearm and possession of firearm by a convicted felon. After going to trial and showing that the “eyewitnesses” gave conflicting descriptions and the lack of evidence, the jury found our client not guilty.

State v. T. Bivins- DISMISSED
F11-289xx- Conspiracy to Commit Murder

The client was charged with conspiracy to commit murder, three counts of attempted first degree murder, possession of a firearm in commission of a felony.  After doing numerous deposition of witnesses and investigating the case, we filed a speedy demand for trial. The State dismissed all charges prior to trial.

State v. C. Carbonell– DISMISSED
F09-417xx- Armed Trafficking of Cocaine

The client was charged with armed cocaine trafficking and facing a 10 year minimum mandatory. After showing that the officers initiated a bogus traffic stop and illegally searched the client’s vehicle, we were able to show that the client’s alleged consent to search his house was invalid and our motion to suppress all evidence was granted.The case was dismissed.

State v. M. Booth- DISMISSED
14-39xxCF10A- Fraud

The client was on federal probation and picked up a new case involving fraud. While the client was in federal custody, the open state case prevented him from getting out to the halfway house in his federal case. After filing a motion to dismiss the information, the Court granted our motion and all state charges were dismissed.

State v. D. Burrell- NOT GUILTY
11-36xxCF10A- Burglary and Grand Theft

The client was charged with burglary and grand theft. Even though the state’s expert testified that our client’s DNA was found inside of the burglarized house, with the help of the defense DNA expert, the client was found not guilty.

State v. J. Estimable- NOT GUILTY
19-36xxCF10A- Grand Theft Auto

The client was charged with grand theft after purchasing a vehicle that was stolen for a fraction of the cost. The jury acquitted our client after showing that he had no knowledge of the vehicle being stolen.

State v. J. Franklin-NOT GUIILTY
F21-01xx- Child Neglect with Great Bodily Harm

The client was charged with child neglect with great bodily harm after a shooting investigation revealed multiple firearms in the house that the State argued were accessible to a child. The jury found our client not guilty.

State v. P. Andre – DISMISSED
F16-5xx- Armed Robbery

Our client was charged with armed robbery after some friends asked him to give them a ride and wait for them in the car. Unbeknownst to our client, his friends committed an armed robbery and ran back to his car with guns. The State agreed to dismiss all the charges as there was no evidence that our client knew the robbery was going to take place.

State v. D. Coates- DISMISSED
F20-70xx- Trafficking Heroin

The client was profiled by undercover detectives who claimed they pulled him over for a traffic violation. They searched the car illegally and found trafficking amounts of heroin. After taking depositions and showing that the detectives pulled guns out in a traffic stop and blocked our client’s vehicle in, that they investigated our client prior to the bogus “traffic stop”, our motion to suppress was granted and the State dismissed all charges.

State v. D. Brown- DISMISSED
10-131xxCF10B- Trafficking MDMA

Client’s conspiracy to traffic MDMA and trafficking MDMA was dismissed after a succesfull motion to dismiss.

State v. M. Bruno- DISMISSED
209110xxCF10A- Strong Arm Robbery

Battery on a police officer and strong arm robbery charges dismissed.

State v. J. Cannida- DISMISSED
F18-156xx- Fleeing and Eluding with Serious Bodily Injury or Death

Fleeing and eluding at high-speed chase resulting in injury or death charges dismissed after the State failed to prove who was driving the vehicle.

State v. J. Charles – DISMISSED
17-66xxCF10A- Financial exploitation of Elderly

Financial exploitation of an elderly and grand theft charges dismissed

State v. K. Cherisma- DISMISSED
F21-133xx- CCF

Carrying a concealed firearm charges dismissed. The officers decided to pull over a vehicle for “dark tints” and searched his car without probable cause. The Court granted our motion to suppress evidence and the case was dismissed.

State v. J. Decius- DISMISSED
F18-90xx- Armed Burglary

The client was charged with armed burglary (life felony) based on a DNA match after almost a decade passed. We set the case for trial and the State dismissed the case before the jury selection.

State v. O. Henriques- NOT GUILTY
M13-245xx- Domestic Violence Battery

The client was charged with domestic violence battery. The jury found our client not guilty.

State v. J. Herrera- NOT GUILTY
F08-057xx- Affravated Assault with Firearm

The client was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm. The jury found our client not guilty

State v. E. Hines- DISMISSED
F23-113xx- Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon

The client was charged with Grand Theft of Firearm and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. All charges were dismissed.

State v. D. Jean-Pierre – DISMISSED
16-9xxCF10- Credit Card Fraud

The client was charged with various fraud cases in three separate cases. All charges were dismissed.

State v. Valdes Triana- NOT GUILTY
F10-242xx- Grand Theft

The client was charged with grand theft after the family member accused them of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from their house. The jury found our client not guilty.

State v. G. Ysbeck- DISMISSED
18-73xxCF10A- CCF

The client was charged with carrying a concealed firearm and possession of a fake driver’s license after unlawful detention in a parking lot. We filed a motion to suppress which was granted and all charges were dismissed.

Personal Injury

Car Accident Settlement $400,000

Our client was sued by the other driver. We counter sued and were able to get a settlement of $400,000 for our client.

Scooter Injury Settlement for $169,000

Our client was driving behind a large company truck that knocked down a tree branch which caused our client to lose control of the scooter. The client suffered shoulder injuries and the Defendant settled for the full mount we asked days before trial was to begin.

Uninsured Motorist Policy settlement for $85,000

Our client suffered back injuries after getting into an accident with an uninsured driver. Luckily for our client, he purchased an uninsured motorist policy with a maximum limit of $100,000. Our client’s insurance settled for $85,000.

Car Accident Settlement $200,000

Our client had back injuries after a car accident. We were able to settle the claim for $200,000.

Listed above is a small sample of  the firm’s cases. These summaries are provided for informational purposes only and not as any promise as to the outcome of your case.  The facts and circumstances of your case may differ from the matters listed here.  The results of all cases handled by the firm are not provided and these cases are not necessarily representative of all results obtained by the firm or of the experience of all clients or others with the firm.  Every case is different, and each client’s case must be evaluated and handled on its own merits.  By viewing this page, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the above disclaimer and that you would like to view the information set forth below.