At Mitchell A. Stone, P.A., in Jacksonville, Florida, criminal defense lawyer Mitch Stone has a record of obtaining successful verdicts for those facing criminal charges. The consistent delivery of high-quality legal services is a result of:

  • The superior qualifications
  • The use of a team approach to each case when necessary
  • The assistance of the best experts and investigators available
  • The skilled support of staff experienced in criminal law
  • Thorough investigation and diligent representation
  • Creative and aggressive criminal defense strategies

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Mitchell A. Stone, P.A., is an AV-rated preeminent law firm* Mitch Stone is a Florida board-certified criminal trial lawyer*, a former state prosecutor and a frequent lecturer and serves on the faculty of many DUI and criminal defense seminars where he teaches other lawyers how to defend clients. He has successfully represented businessmen and women, doctors, lawyers, politicians, airline pilots, professional athletes and police officers in a wide variety of cases, including those involving murder, gambling, RICO, federal drug conspiracy charges, white-collar crimes, violent crimes, DUI, vehicular homicide and sexual offenses.

In addition to these professional credentials, attorney Mitch Stone has three decades of experience in the specific arena of criminal law, providing insight into the criminal justice system. He is a criminal defense lawyer respected by both federal and Florida courts, prosecutors and law enforcement officers. He is often able to resolve cases through negotiations, diversion and plea bargains to ensure his clients have options that do not expose them to unnecessary risks. However, he has developed a policy of "diplomatic negotiation while preparing for war" — Mitch Stone is at all times ready to go to trial if the process breaks down.

Sometimes effective representation in a criminal defense case requires the work of a team. Stone knows that working with others can help lead to favorable results. He does not put his own needs ahead of those of his clients. If joining forces with another lawyer or law firm will provide more effective representation for the client than he will seek out the best to pair with him to tackle more complex matters. He works with business lawyers, tax lawyers, health care lawyers and professional licensing lawyers to assist in matters related to those areas of the law. He is also supported by a staff trained and experienced in criminal defense law, and he enlists the help of the best investigators and experts on behalf of our clients.

It is our goal to prevent any of our clients from sitting in jail waiting for legal proceedings to commence. If you are under arrest, we will file the necessary motions to request a reduction of bail to a reasonable level, file emergency appeals to reduce bail if needed, work with a bondsman to post bail, and present an aggressive defense to keep you from returning to jail. Contact our Jacksonville criminal defense law firm for a free consultation about your case.

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.