Criminal Defense Attorney Debary

Criminal Defense Attorney DeBary 

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

If you need a criminal defense attorney in the wake of a charge or arrest for an offense committed in DeBary, FL, Volusia County lawyer Matt Thompson–and his team at Thompson Law P.A.­–will give you the dedicated, aggressive representation you deserve.

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

Three Things to Think About When Hiring an Attorney


Hiring an attorney from a major metropolitan area, like New York City, Atlanta or Orlando, will likely have an effect on the fees you're going to be required to pay. Also, often lawyers in bigger cities have a higher threshold when it comes to fees, as their rent and cost of living is naturally higher than that of a smaller suburban town.


There are a range of criminal charges one can face, and not all attorneys have experience in certain realms of criminal law. Ask targeted questions to your potential lawyer to find out what kind of experience, knowledge and success rate they have regarding cases like yours––especially if your offense and/or the circumstances surrounding it are unique in nature.


You don't have to want to be best friends with your attorney, but you do have to like or respect him or her on some level. If in your free consultation, your attorney comes off as fake, rude, aloof– or you feel you just don't like or trust him or her–that's your first red flag. Think about the character of the lawyer you hire: They are going to be representing you in front of others, so chances are if you do not trust or like this person, others may feel that vibe too and it won't be in your favor.

Why Thompson Law, P.A.?

With over six years experience working on the other side of the courtroom – as a prosecutor at the Office of the State Attorney in DeLand, FL – attorney Matt Thompson now dedicates his breadth of legal knowledge and skills in litigation and problem solving to the area of criminal defense.

With legal acumen pertaining to both the prosecution and the defense and a history of success in the courtroom, Matt is an attorney DeBary residents can trust is qualified to handle their criminal case.

Matt handles all criminal cases with a highly personalized approach, acquiring knowledge and insight about the ins and outs of cases ranging from DUI or drug charges––to white-collar crimes, juvenile defense, federal cases, and homicides.

Criminal cases need one-on-one attention, and you have that at Thompson Law, P.A. Contact us today: (386) 280-4977.

  • 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.

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  • 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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