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Federal Crimes

Federal Crimes

A criminal conviction can have serious consequences, but it isn’t always the end of the story. Luke Newman is Florida Bar Board-Certified in Criminal Appellate Law and can help you in direct appeals and collateral appeals for post-conviction relief in Florida state and federal courts, including death penalty appeals in capital cases. Call our office if you feel your conviction or sentence was wrongfully imposed. We’ll conduct an expert review of the trial transcript and let you know how we can help.

Federal law enforcement agencies have enormous budgets and financial resources that they bring down on the head of individuals, but you don’t have to face these charges alone. Luke Newman, P.A., levels the playing field for you with knowledgeable, skilled, and effective representation based on years of experience handling cases in federal trial and appellate courts. Our office can represent you across the full range of federal crimes and related matters, including asset seizure and forfeiture.

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Experienced, tough, and ready to fight for your rights

Since 2004, attorney Luke Newman has been fighting and winning on behalf of the people of Tallahassee who have been arrested and charged with Florida and federal misdemeanor and felony offenses. He has been favorably reviewed by his clients and legal organizations alike, including a top 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo based on peer endorsements and recognition in the legal community, experience and background, and legal thought leadership through educating other attorneys on criminal defense. Luke is also highly involved in the legal profession, fulfilling important leadership roles in criminal law and criminal defense for organizations like The Florida Bar and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Dedicated, personal representation to every client

As the sole attorney at his firm, Luke Newman will personally handle all substantive aspects of your case. Larger firms tend to farm out pieces of the case to less qualified and experienced associates, but at Luke Newman, P.A., every important detail will be personally seen to by the experienced and successful Tallahassee criminal attorney you hired to handle your case and get you the best possible outcome.

Comprehensive Tallahassee Criminal Defense

Luke Newman, P.A., defends people arrested for or suspected of a wide range of misdemeanor and felony offenses. You can count on Luke Newman to provide strong, aggressive and goal-oriented representation based on experience in a broad range of Florida criminal law matters, including:

  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Marijuana Offenses
  • Assault and Battery
  • Homicide and Murder
  • Sex Crimes
  • Theft Crimes
  • White-Collar Crimes
  • Guns/Weapons Offenses

Luke Newman, P.A., provides representation at every stage of the criminal justice process, from bail and bond hearings to probation violation hearings. Attorney Newman represents college students facing university disciplinary actions that could potentially derail their promising futures, and he stands up for the rights of people facing injunctions or restraining orders that could force them out of their homes and keep them from seeing their kids. Luke is also well-versed in the field of crime victim rights and crime victim confidentiality and helps clients avail themselves of the protections of the law.

Certified Expert in Florida Criminal Appeals

A conviction might not be the end of the case or your last chance at freedom. Those convicted of a crime in Florida have a direct right of appeal to a higher court and might have several other ways to get back into court with the help of an experienced appellate lawyer. Appeals are different from trials. There are no juries, no witnesses, no evidence to introduce. Instead, it’s just the appellate attorney making arguments to a panel of judges, showing the errors that were made at trial and convincing them that a different result is in order. Appellate law requires attorneys who are experts in legal research and writing, in analyzing difficult points of law, and in arguing and persuading distinguished judges on the correct course of action to take to right a wrong made by a lower court.

Luke Newman is Board Certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in Criminal Appellate Law. Only 41 attorneys in the entire state of Florida currently hold this distinction, which must be earned after serving in the field for at least five years, handling dozens of appeals, and demonstrating expertise based on peer review and a rigorous written examination. Luke is also capital-qualified, meaning he has been recognized by the Florida courts as someone with the capabilities to handle appeals involving death penalty cases.

If you or a family member has been recently convicted of a crime in Florida’s 2nd Judicial Circuit, you must act quickly to secure your right to appeal. Now is the time to contact an experienced Tallahassee criminal appellate lawyer to determine whether you have grounds for an appeal that you should pursue. Now is the time to call Luke Newman, P.A.

Smart, Effective Advice and Representation in Federal Offenses

Cases in the federal system are much different than those charged in Florida state courts. The statutes are different, the procedures are stricter, the sentencing ranges are often more severe, the prosecuting attorneys are of a different caliber, and the resources behind the prosecuting agency are immense. Luke Newman has the knowledge, skills, experience and dedication to aggressively and effectively represent you in your federal criminal matter, including:

  • Racketeering and RICO Offenses
  • Bribery or Corruption Charges
  • Asset Seizure and Forfeiture
  • Federal Appeals

Now Is the Time to Call Luke Newman, P.A. in Tallahassee

Have you been contacted by law enforcement, arrested or recently been convicted? The smartest move you can make in any of these situations is to quickly call an experienced and successful criminal defense attorney who can move swiftly to protect your rights, discuss your options with you, and commit to getting you a favorable result out of the circumstances you are facing. Tallahassee criminal attorney Luke Newman has the qualities you are looking for in a criminal defense trial or appellate lawyer. Call Luke Newman, P.A., for a confidential consultation regarding your needs and immediate assistance toward getting a great result out of the situation you are in. Call 850-224-4444 today.

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Meet Criminal Defense Attorney Luke Newman Attorney

Luke Newman is an experienced Tallahassee criminal defense attorney who began his practice in 2004 as part of a small law firm handling only criminal matters, from civil traffic infractions to murder appeals. In 2009, Luke opened his own law practice dedicated to criminal trial advocacy and criminal appeals. He is one of fewer than 70 Florida attorneys board certified by the Florida Bar in criminal appeals. He has been appointed by the Florida Bar to chair the committee which tests and evaluates other attorneys (including prosecutors and judges) seeking criminal law board certification. He has been elected by his peers to statewide leadership positions in the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and has been asked to serve as speaker on criminal defense practice at statewide.

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