Daytona Beach Criminal Attorney

Daytona Beach Criminal Attorney 

Fighting for Clients In Deland, Daytona Beach and Throughout Central Florida

Daytona Beach is known for a lot of things – beaches, nightclubs, the boardwalk…and arrests? Like any tourist destination, there’s always a police presence to keep both tourists and residents safe, particularly during the annual events that send people flocking to the area -like Bike Week, Spring Break, or the Daytona 500.

Daytona’s festivities are certainly a part of the city’s allure, but the combination of packed venues, crowds, alcohol, and increased police presence is also a recipe for a rise in the number of arrests.

If you’ve been picked up in Daytona Beach for DUI, marijuana possession, or another felony or misdemeanor criminal charge and are in need of a top-notch criminal attorney, consider Thompson Law, P.A. for your legal needs. Attorney Matt Thompson is a Florida native who has dedicated his career to representing Florida residents in all manners of criminal and civil law matters.

We have offices in DeLand and Daytona Beach and help clients throughout Central Florida fight their criminal charges. 

A Small Firm Experience with “Big Firm” Results for Your Criminal Defense

Unlike some of the larger, multi-lawyer firms located in Daytona Beach, when you hire Matt Thompson, you aren’t paying for a partner’s high-rise corner office or company bonuses. Instead, clients are charged for exactly what they get – zealous legal representation. Whether you’ve retained Attorney Thompson for a DUI or drug charge, or whether you need assistance in the firm’s other practice areas, Thompson Law, P.A. is rooted in the belief that the firm’s responsibility is simple: to provide the best possible legal representation to clients, at a price they can afford.

A Criminal Lawyer Who Knows Both Sides of the Law

Having served as a Volusia County prosecutor for 6 years, Matt Thompson knows how the criminal justice system operates. Matt uses his experience as a prosecutor to make sure his clients get the best possible criminal defense representation. He is known for his aggressive stance in the courtroom as well as the personal attention afforded to each and every case he takes on. At Thompson Law, P.A., we want our clients to maintain an open and honest line of communication and to be assured that every consideration is being taken to provide the best possible legal strategy to win a criminal case.

If you’re in need of a first-rate lawyer to defend your DUI, drug, or felony or misdemeanor criminal charge, consider Matt Thompson and Thompson Law, P.A. We’re “A Florida Firm” dedicated to protecting the rights of Florida residents, and we welcome you to contact us to discuss how we can help you. 

  • Domestic Violence

    Client was texting a friend when her significant other tried to grab for her phone. When the client tried to pull away, the victim claimed that he was battered and the client was arrested and brought before DCF due a child being in the house. Attorney Matt Thompson wrote a letter to the State explaining the discrepancy in evidence and claimed that the client was in fact moving away from the victim and did not intentionally try to hit the victim. All charges against the client were dismissed.

  • Sale and Possession of Heroin

    Defendant entered a treatment facility while case was pending. Attorney Thompson provided progress reports of all of her progress during her stay to show improvement. State agreed to amend all charges to simple possession and the Defendant was sentenced into Drug Court.

  • Aggravated Assault with a Firearm

    Client was accused of shooting a shotgun over the head of two minors. Attorney Thompson did a public records request to discover that officers reported to the scene of the crime the night of the incident and spoke to the victims on the evening the alleged crime occurred and believed the victims to be intoxicated and unreliable. Attorney Thompson conducted depositions of the officers and ultimately all charges were reduced to a misdemeanor and no incarceration.

  • Grand Theft, Fleeing, Possession of a Fictitious Driver’s License

    Attorney Matt Thompson, through depositions and litigation was able to show that officers did not act according to the warrant by picking up the client immediately upon sight. The charge of Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Law Enforcement, which carries a mandatory felony conviction, was dismissed by the State and the client was offered probation and no felony conviction.

  • Sexual Battery & Domestic Battery

    Mr. Thompson took depositions of the victim showing that the victim was not truthful with police when she provided her statement as to what happened. Confronted victim with social media posts, bank records, and telephone records to show that she was not in the places that she stated she was during the time the alleged crime took place. Case 1 was dismissed and the Defendant pled to Case 2 and received two (2) years of prison and credit for fifteen (15) months in prison.

Highly-Respected in the legal Community

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  • The National Trial Lawyers


  • Over 15 Years of Experience
    There's no substitute for experience. When faced with a serious crime, you need an attorney who has successfully handled numerous cases like yours.
  • Aggressive Trial Attorney
    Matt Thompson is a skilled trial attorney and has achieved many positive jury verdicts. If your case goes to trial, you can be confident that Matt is equipped to represent you.
  • High-Quality Legal Representation
    At Thompson Law, P.A., every client matters. This means that your case will receive the personal attention and care it deserves.
  • Criminal Defense Is All We Do
    Because our firm only focuses on criminal defense matters, you can trust our team has the specific knowledge needed to handle you case successfully.

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