Florida Criminal Defense Attorney
Firm Overview

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Mitchell A. Stone

Board certified in Criminal Trial Law Since 1999

licensed to practice in all florida state and federal courts

When Experience Counts

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:

  • Superior qualifications
  • The use of a team approach 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

Thorough Preparation in Complex Cases

Mitchell A. Stone, P.A., is an AV-Rated Preeminent* law firm and Attorney Mitch Stone is Certified in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization, under the jurisdiction of the Florida Supreme Court. He is a former state prosecutor, the 33rd President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a frequent lecturer serving 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 negotiation process breaks down.

Experience & Collaboration

Sometimes effective representation in a criminal defense case requires the work of a team. Mitch 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. He understands that sometimes joining forces with another lawyer or law firm will provide more effective representation for the client. In those situations 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 services of the best investigators and experts to provide the most effective representation.

Mitch Stone understands how devastating it can be for a client to have to remain in jail waiting for legal proceedings to wind their way through the court system. He will act immediately to get clients out of jail. He 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 lawyer 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.

Why Choose Attorney Mitchell Stone?

  • Payment Plans Available
  • Free Consultations
  • Creative Legal Approach
  • Focused on Results
  • The Lawyers’ Lawyer
  • Established Reputation


  • Mitch has all of my appreciation for his hard work and headstrong attitude.

    “Mitch has all of my appreciation for his hard work and headstrong attitude.”

    - Past Client
  • Great attorney, great man!

    “Top notch at his profession and Integrity is the word that comes to mind when I think of Mitch Stone!”

    - Jeremy
  • You guys are the best!

    “Thank you so much for your help in my case, Jamie. You and Mitch have both been a pleasure to work with. You two have gone above and beyond to help me. I greatly appreciate the help of your firm. You ...”

    - Former Client
  • He has the trial skills that are admired by fellow defense attorneys, prosecutors, and the judges.

    “If you, a family member, or friend is faced with a difficult situation in the form of an arrest or criminal prosecution, Mitch Stone is a great choice to serve as the defense attorney.”

    - Endorsed by: Attorney D. Wolf
  • Mitch is a stellar attorney.

    “He's a zealous courtroom advocate, and one of the hardest working attorneys I've met”

    - Endorsed by: Attorney E. Wilcox

  • Stand Your Ground Immunity Granted Attempted Murder
  • All Charges Dismissed Child Pornography
  • Not Guilty DUI Manslaughter
  • Causation Challenged - Charges Dismissed DUI Manslaughter
  • Motions Granted - Charges Dismissed Federal Bank Fraud
  • Not Guilty of All Charges Federal Drug Trafficking Conspiracy
  • Not Guilty of All Charges Federal Firearms
  • Liquor Distributor Exonerated Modern Day Bootlegging
  • Alleged Legal Mastermind Exonerated RICO Gambling Conspiracy
  • Not Guilty of All Charges Social Security Fraud

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