Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyers

Our Jacksonville criminal defense lawyers are ready to put their extensive courtroom trial experience to work for you. With a rare and valuable combination of unrivaled criminal trial experience along with our desire to be extremely accessible and concern for making you feel taken care of in your time of need, that is what sets us apart from other firms. We understand the stress and pressure you are under and we will do everything in our power to defend you and to keep you informed about what is going on in your case.

Criminal Defense Attorneys do more than try cases. If you watch crime shows on television, you may think that most of a criminal trial attorney's time is spent in front of a jury. However, this just simply isn't true. Our Jacksonville criminal defense lawyers serve many different functions and roles. We educate our clients so they can make sound and beneficial decisions. We negotiate with the State and use positive facts and evidence as leverage. We research legal issues and file motions to suppress and motions to dismiss, which can put our clients in a much better posture in court. We seek alternative outcomes to convictions, including pretrial diversion, civil remedies, and others. We are often able to go to court for our clients, so they don't have to miss work. And ultimately, if the State refuses to drop the charges, and there is no other agreement between the State and the client, or if the client simply wants his or her day in court, we will vigorously defend them at trial, as we have done many times in the past.

Most criminal defense attorneys offer free consultations and so do we. It doesn't hurt to give us a call to discuss your criminal case and whether you need or can afford to hire us. We offer payment plans to help with the financial toll that a criminal case can take. You can call us (904-642-3332), text us (904-525-3332), or email us. We are here to make the process as convenient for you as possible.


Shorstein, Lasnetski, & Gihon helps people charged with criminal offenses.

No matter how large or how small your case, we can help. The criminal defense experience at SLG rivals any big firm, without the big price tag. We offer small, office care because we are always accessible and at your service. All four law partners at SLG Law are former prosecutors, each with over a decade of experience.

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Harry Shorstein, one of the more recognizable names in Jacksonville, is the former elected five term State Attorney for Duval, Clay and Nassau County, former general counsel, and now brings his experience to SLG.

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Paul Shorstein is a former prosecutor in Atlanta, Georgia and is licensed in both Florida and Georgia.

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Jeremy Lasnetski is board certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in Criminal Trial Law.


Click on a link below to read about the different crimes in the State of Florida, some common criminal defenses to those crimes, and how we can help.


The Jacksonville criminal defense lawyers of Shorstein, Lasnetski, & Gihon have represented clients in every area of life, from doctors and business owners, to police officers and lawyers to first time offenders. No matter who you are and what your situation is, we understand because we have represented citizens who have been in your shoes. Here is a list of just some of the people we have represented in the past:

  • First Time Offenders
  • College Students
  • Husbands/Wives
  • Juveniles
  • Doctors
  • Lawyers
  • Police Officers
  • Businessmen/Businesswomen
  • Immigrants
  • Tourists and Visitors
  • Repeat Offenders
  • Gun Owners
  • and many more!

There are many defenses available in criminal law. Our Jacksonville criminal attorneys have handled cases involving each and every one of these defenses. Every case is unique and requires a thorough analysis to determine which defenses are not only applicable, but also viable. Below are some common defenses used in criminal law. Click a link below to read more about each defense.

Together, the Jacksonville criminal attorney partners at Shorstein, Lasnetski, & Gihon consolidate their vast experience to help you with your criminal case. Within our Jacksonville office, with three experienced criminal law partners, and no associates, you know that you are getting the experience that you paid for.

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorneys
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Call us now at (904) 642-3332 (Jacksonville).


CALL 904-642-3332
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TEXT 904-525-3332
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We have experience handling all criminal matters in both state and federal courts. Click a link below to read more about the different criminal offenses in the State of Florida, about the criminal justice process, or learn the answers to some of the most often asked questions we receive.

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