West Palm Beach criminal attorney, Michelle Suskauer

Criminal Attorney West Palm Beach

Welcome to The Suskauer Law Firm. If you are looking for an aggressive criminal attorney in West Palm Beach, nationally-known criminal defense attorney and legal analyst Michelle Suskauer has more than 25 years of criminal defense experience in Palm Beach County, Florida, and has participated in hundreds of criminal trials (both jury and non-jury). Michelle is AV-Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has a perfect 10.0 (Superb) Avvo Rating for Criminal Defense. The Suskauer Law Firm aggressively represents clients in both Florida state court and Federal court, in the areas of domestic violence, DUI charges, juvenile offenses, alchohol-related offenses, narcotic or drug charges, sexual offenses, violent crimes, white collar crimes, federal offenses, and sealing or expunging past criminal records.

Highly Experienced, Aggressive and Compassionate Criminal Defense

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime in West Palm Beach, you should contact our team as soon as possible. When you’re facing criminal charges, you need an experienced, aggressive, and compassionate legal representative at your side every step of the way. The attorney you choose to represent you can make the difference in the outcome of your case.

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You did an excellent job from all the pretrial preparation to your closing argument presentation. I think very highly of you both as a person and as Criminal Law Defense Attorneys. Great job and I will gladly recommend you to anyone who needs an excellent Criminal Lawyer.

– Past Client

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Domestic Defense

If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a domestic violence offense in Florida, it can certainly be a very difficult and traumatic time for the entire family and everyone involved. The person that has been charged has a lot a stake: their property, their family, their job, their reputation and their future. Domestic violence can take many forms: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and economic abuse. In Florida domestic violence is a classification of several different criminal acts (assault, battery, child abuse, etc…) committed by one family member against another. It is important to understand how domestic violence offenses are handled in Florida. Don’t wait. Consult an experienced and compassionate criminal defense attorney to aggressively for your rights. Learn More About Domestic Charges.

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DUI Defense

If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with Drunk Driving, Driving While Impaired (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Florida, it is a serious offense. DUI charges can result in heavy fines, revocation of your driver’s license, impounding or immobilization of your vehicle, community service, increased insurance premiums, DUI school. And if it is a repeat offense, jail time is a possibility. Upon conviction for a DUI charge, the penalties are the same, despite the way the DUI offense is proven. Whether you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, don’t wait. Learn more about DUI charges and potential punishments in Florida. Consult an experienced DUI lawyer that will aggressively fight for your rights. Learn More About Florida DUI Defense.

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Juvenile Defense

When a child (under age of 18) is arrested and/or charged with a crime in Florida, it can be an incredibly stressful and difficult time for the family. You’re worried about what charges and penalties they will face. Will they be charged as an adult? Will they have a criminal record? Will this impact their future? The reality is, these are all possibilities. There may be a lot at stake. That’s why it is important to hire an attorney that has experience with juvenile cases in the state of Florida. Our criminal defense attorneys are experienced with and understand the stress that a juvenile charge can place on a family, and will fight aggressively to protect the rights of the child involved. Contact us to better understand juvenile offenses in Florida and getting the legal help you need. Learn More About Juvenile Charges.


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Drug Charges

If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug or narcotics-related offense in Federal or Florida state court, we can help. Whether someone suffering from addiction or a recreational user, you will face the same legal issues and penalties. There are wide range of drug offenses and factors that affect your case: possession, distribution, intent, the type of drug, and the amount in question. Having aggressive and experienced legal counsel to represent your interests from the beginning can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. In Florida, penalties for drug convictions are severe. They can range from probation or community service to heavy fines and imprisonment. Contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer to aggressively fight for your rights. Learn More About Drug Charges in FL.


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Sexual Offenses

If you or a loved one has been accused of a sexual offense or sex crime in Florida, we understand that it can be a very difficult and deeply concerning situation. Sexual offense charges (prostitution, solicitation, sexual battery, internet crimes, rape, etc…) are extremely serious. In Florida these crimes are prosecuted aggressively, and generally carry the most severe penalties and punishments. Sexual offense charges can have an adverse impact on an individual’s reputation, job, and social status. Additionally, the media often pursues these types of cases for national and local coverage. Don’t wait, Contact an experienced and compassionate criminal defense attorney to aggressively fight for your rights. Learn More Florida Sexual Offenses.


Violent Crime Defense

If you, or a loved one, has been accused of (or arrested) for a violent crime in Florida, it is an extremely serious charge. Without question, violent crime convictions (murder, homicide, manslaughter, battery, rape, kidnapping, assault, robbery, etc…) carry the most heavy penalties in the Florida criminal justice system. It is very important that you consult and experienced criminal lawyer that is experienced with criminal charges and understands the state laws and legal process involved with violent crimes. Because most violent crimes are felonies and carry severe punishment that include heavy fines and prison time, it is important that you contact an experienced attorney that will be with you every step of the way and aggressively fight for your rights. Learn More Violent Crime Defense.

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White Collar Crimes

White collar crime may be perpetrated silently and stealthily, but it is still a crime. It is carried out in boardrooms, in banks, and in many other places where professionals, business people and public officials work and gather. If you, your company, or someone you do business with is under investigation, or has been arrested and charged with a white collar crime, such as fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion, etc., understand that careers, livelihoods, and reputations may be in serious jeopardy. That is why, it is extremely important to obtain the guidance and representation of an experienced criminal defense attorney who handles white collar offenses. Learn More About White Collar Charges.


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Federal Offenses

Wrongdoing committed against the laws of the United States of America, as opposed to violations of state statutes or municipal codes are classified as federal crimes, or federal offenses. Federal laws have been codified by the United States Congress and are enforced by the executive branch of the national government through its many law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, the DEA, and the IRS. If you are charged with a federal crime you may be facing severe penalties including heavy fines and possible jail time in one of the country’s 113 federal penal institutions. You need to contact an attorney who has experience dealing with the federal court system where your case will be tried and adjudicated. Learn More About Federal Charges.

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Sealing & Expunging Criminal Records

Society recognizes that it is important that people who have committed a crime and have paid their debt to society, have the ability to get on with their lives without having the stigma of past misdeeds constantly hovering over their heads, and perhaps preventing them from getting a job, renting an apartment, or securing a loan. That is why Florida’s justice system has a process in place for the sealing and expunging of criminal records. If you have served your time, or otherwise have had criminal charges against you dropped for any reason, you may be eligible to have your criminal history kept from public view. If you want to have your criminal records sealed or expunged, you should contact an attorney who is familiar with Florida’s expungement procedures. Learn More About Sealing & Expunging Records.


Theft Charges

Laws against theft are as old as the Ten Commandments and the act of knowingly obtaining, using, or taking the property of another, or depriving an owner of, or the use of, his or her lawful property, is a still a crime, today. Theft is punishable by a wide range of sanctions, up to and including long sentences in prison. If you are charged with the crime of theft, you need the skilled guidance of a competent attorney to advise you and help you in handling your defense in a court of law. If you or a loved one has been charged with theft in the state of Florida, don’t wait. Contact an experience criminal attorney to fight for your rights. Learn More About Theft Charges.



Robbery Charges

The crime of robbery is theft that is accompanied by the use of force, violence, threat, or intimidation against a victim. Robbery exists whenever property is unlawfully taken from another person who is either physically abused, threatened with harm, or frightened into giving up any possession of value. And it is not always necessary for a robbery offense to include the use of a firearm, or other type of deadly weapon. In Florida, robbery is a felony offense that carries penalties up to life imprisonment in a state penitentiary. Your future is in grave jeopardy if you are charged with robbery and subsequently convicted. It is imperative that you obtain the assistance of a knowledgeable and capable attorney who can help you with your robbery defense. Learn More About Robbery Charges.


Computer Crimes

The proliferation of computers has spawned along with it a growing category of unlawful misdeeds, known as computer crime or cybercrime. Cybercrime is any offense that uses a computer, or computer technology, as a communication device in order to defraud, steal, threaten, or extort an individual or a company. Cybercrime also occurs whenever a computer or computer system is the object of unauthorized access or data theft. Both the federal government and the state of Florida have promulgated an ever expanding body of cybercrime laws and statutes. And prosecutors are going after cybercriminals, vigorously. If you are charged with a cybercrime, your livelihood and your family’s future are in serious jeopardy. Contact an experienced lawyer who understands the newest laws regulating computer crime. Learn More About Computer and Internet Crimes.


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Michelle Suskauer

Criminal Attorney, West Palm Beach

Michelle R. Suskauer is an AV Preeminent Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, which indicates that an attorney has reached “the height of professional excellence” and “is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.” Michelle  serves on The Florida Bar Board of Governors, 15th Judicial Circuit, and was the 2013  Chairperson for the Florida Bar Annual Convention.

 In the Media

Criminal Defense Attorney, Michelle Suskauer, is a nationally-known legal analyst who regularly appears on FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC and NBC. Michelle appears locally in West Palm Beach as a legal analyst for WPTV News Channel 5 and is a weekly host and legal analyst for the popular NEWSRADIO 1290 WJNO.

Tune in to WJNO 1290 AM every Friday morning during rush hour for Legally Speaking with Michelle.


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Thank you once again M. Suskauer for all your help and support during the stressful period in my career. I truly appreciate all that you’ve done. You’re an amazing Criminal Lawyer.

– Past Client

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