Award Winning

Named “10 Best” for Client Service by the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 2015-2016.

Represents Real People

As an attorney, I would never work as a prosecutor. I am proud to fight for the accused and injured, not the powerful.

Going the Distance

My reputation as a fierce trial attorney who is not afraid to go to trial when necessary brings value to your case.

Dedicated To You

Once you are working with me, you will be able to reach me anytime, day or night, to discuss your case.

Miami criminal defense and personal injury lawyer

Redavid Law PLLC is dedicated to providing Miami with the best criminal defense and personal injury representation available. Founding member, Jordan Redavid, has an unwavering personal commitment to the rights of the accused and injured, and prides himself on exemplary customer service. My dedication shows both in the results I achieve for my clients and in their satisfaction.

Better Business BureauIf you or someone you love is accused of a crime in the Miami area, you already know that choosing a lawyer is an important decision. What you may not know is why Redavid Law PLLC is your best choice. Call now to learn about Jordan’s commitment to service and why he should be the one to fight for your rights and freedom. For help right away, or a free initial consultation, call any time of the day or night. Calls and emails are answered 24/7.

AWARDS + RECOGNITION

Every client is unique, and the law was meant to be flexible. I believe in being innovative and in using extraordinary strategies to achieve desired results.

Recent Results

At Redavid Law, quality of service is matched only by results.

CHARGE

DUI


FACTS

After failing to perform to standards on five field sobriety exercises, the driver in this case was arrested for DUI. He refused to provide a breath sample.


RESULT

NOT GUILTY

on all counts

CHARGE

RICO/Grand Theft


FACTS

Over a dozen people were captured on video stealing materials from a construction site. Of all defendants, only Jordan's client received a dismissal.


RESULT

CHARGES DISMISSED

before trial

CHARGE

Armed Drug Trafficking


FACTS

Despite facing an almost certain life sentence if convicted, Jordan’s client, a young man in his twenties, proceeded to a multi-day jury trial where Jordan Redavid was able to convince the jury to acquit his client on all counts (including lesser-included offenses).


RESULT

NOT GUILTY

on all counts

Jordan Redavid has the tenacity, dedication and drive to fight for your legal rights. Based on my experience, he is both sincere and honest, and unlike many other lawyers, seems to have a vested interest in the result.

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What Happens During a Criminal Case?

BE PREPARED

If you or a loved one are facing investigation or have been arrested, be prepared with the knowledge of what to expect in a criminal case.

The following slides show the timeline of an average criminal case, from investigation to potential trial.

WAS A CRIME REALLY COMMITED?

When police become aware of a suspected crime, it is up to them to determine whether the crime occurred and whether anyone should be arrested.

Stage One

Investigation

The investigation begins when police are informed of suspected criminal activity.

POLICE SEEK EVIDENCE

Police collect physical evidence, interview witnesses, conduct searches and identify suspects.

DID YOU KNOW?

The police do not have to tell you that you are a suspect. If you are approached or stopped by police, or asked to speak with them, you have a right to refuse to talk, and you also have the right to withhold consent to any search of your person or property.

Stage Two

Arrest

You may be arrested if police uncover evidence that provides probable cause for an arrest.

WHAT HAPPENS NOW?

During an arrest, you will either be taken into custody or directed in writing to appear in court on a specific date. The manner of arrest depends on the severity of the charge.

DID YOU KNOW?

Florida prosecutes felonies, misdemeanors and noncriminal violations. Noncriminal violations are the least serious, and are often penalized with a fine. A misdemeanor is less serious than a felony but can still result in up to one year of jail time. A felony is the most serious charge and can result in more than one year of jail time.

IF YOU ARE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY

If you are taken to jail, you may be: released with no charges filed, released on bail or held without bail awaiting arraignment. If you are arrested, talk to an attorney before saying anything to the police.

YOU ARE IN CONTROL

You can stop an interrogation at any time, even if you have already waived your right to remain silent. You do not have to agree to anything during interrogation, like taking lesser charges in exchange for talking.

DID YOU KNOW?

Many interrogations rely on your stress to get you to confess. Between 42 and 55 percent of suspects confess during an interrogation — some falsely just to stop the procedure. Don’t give in. Know your rights and always have an attorney present to protect you.

Stage Three

Interrogation

When police interview you, they are trying to to get you to confess. And they can lie to get you to do so. Your lawyer can help beat their tricks.

WHAT HAPPENS NOW?

At the arraignment you are formally told of charges, informed of your rights and given a chance to respond to charges by entering a plea of Not Guilty, Guilty or No Contest. With few exceptions, you should plead Not Guilty, demand any discovery in the prosecutor’s possession, and request a trial by jury. This will reset the case and give your attorney time to prepare a defense.

YOUR OPTIONS FOR DEFENSE

A plea of not guilty means you claim you did not commit the crime. A plea of guilty means you admit to committing the crime, and a conviction is entered into the record at the arraignment. A plea of no contest means you do not plead guilty but do not disagree with the charge.

DID YOU KNOW?

A plea of No Contest (nolo contendere) results in a criminal conviction. By pleading No Contest, you waive your right to a trial. However, a plea of No Contest is not an admission of guilt. This can be beneficial in any civil proceeding that arises from the the same criminal charge.

Stage Four

Arraignment

The arraignment is the first time you will be asked to appear in court. It is procedural, not a trial.

Stage Five

Bail/Bond

Bail, or pre-trial release, is usually determined within 48 hours of your arrest; at your first appearance before a judge. Your attorney can help argue for the lowest possible bail and help you decided the best time to post bail.

WHAT DOES THE JUDGE CONSIDER?

The purpose of this hearing is limited; guilt or innocence is not at issue. The judge can consider your past criminal record, the nature of the allegations, the strength of evidence, potential danger to the community, and risk of flight versus your constitutional presumption or entitlement to a reasonable bail. You might be held with no bond, granted a monetary bond, pre-trial release program, or released on your own recognizance (ROR’d).

DISCOVERY IS CRITICAL

For the defense, discovery can involve acquiring police reports, taking depositions, receiving documents from opposing counsel, including evidence the prosecution plans to introduce at trial, and receiving drug or alcohol test results.

Stage Six

Discovery

Discovery is the pre-trial period when a case is investigated and the parties involved trade information. This is your attorney’s chance to find out about the prosecution’s case.

Stage Seven

Pre-Trial

A pre-trial period occurs after an arraignment but before the start of a criminal trial.

WHAT HAPPENS NOW?

In pre-trial, your attorney will prepare for trial, attempt to prevent a trial, or attempt to secure certain advantages at trial. This can include filing motions to cancel or dismiss charges, filing motions to prevent evidence from being used at trial, challenging the admissibility of evidence and legal research.

TRIAL MAY BE IN YOUR BEST INTEREST

Much of the work of a case occurs during the pre-trial period. Some cases are resolved during this period, although this should only occur if not going to trial is in the best interest of the defendant.

WHAT IS A PLEA BARGAIN?

A plea bargain is an agreement in which the prosecutor agrees to drop a charge (or charges), reduce a charge or recommend a lesser sentence in exchange for a plea of Guilty or No Contest (nolo contendere).

Stage Eight

Plea Bargain

More than 90 percent of convictions are the result of a plea bargain, but a plea bargain is not always in the defendant’s best interest.

ONLY ACT IN YOUR BEST INTEREST

Your attorney will try to get the best offer and will recommend whether you should accept it. The answer is not always yes.

WHAT HAPPENS NOW?

A trial proceeds through the following steps:

  • Voir Dire, or jury selection.
  • Opening statements. The prosecution must make an opening statement. The defense may choose to make an opening statement but does not have to.
  • Presentation of evidence. The prosecution will present its case first. The defense then has the option to offer evidence or witnesses. The prosecution has the option to offer a rebuttal, in the form of evidence, to any part of the defense's case.
  • Closing arguments by both sides.
  • Deliberation and verdict.

Stage Nine

Trial

You may choose to go to trial to defend yourself against all charges. You have the right to a trial by jury, or you may opt to have your trial heard by a judge.

Stage Ten

Appeals

Ideally, you will be successful at trial. However, should you be convicted, you have the right to appeal a guilty verdict.

WHAT IS AN APPEAL?

An appeal is a review of the evidence already admitted at trial; it is not a new trial. You must file a notice of appeal within 30 days, and appellate courts strictly enforce this 30-day deadline.

DID YOU KNOW?

You can appeal a verdict if you believe the evidence presented at trial did not support a guilty verdict, or if you believe an error was made by the prosecution, your attorney or law enforcement that was harmful to your case.

    Always a defender. Never a prosecutor.

    In my early career, I proudly worked as a public defender. Unlike many criminal defense attorneys, I have never worked as a prosecutor—and never would. Prosecuting people presumed innocent and pressuring them into plea agreements or prison sentences is offensive to my moral code.

    If you’re looking for a criminal defense attorney, you’re sure to find many former prosecutors. They’ll tell you their experience putting people in jail will help keep you out of jail. While many of them are capable attorneys, ask yourself: should I trust my case, my claim, or life in them?

    Choosing an attorney to defend against criminal charges or to advance your claim for money damages after you’ve been injured is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Do you want to depend on someone who made a living putting people behind bars? Working with the insurance companies? Or someone who built a career fighting for the accused and the injured from day one? There is little glitz or glamour in a career in public defense. But each day, I got to fight for what I thought was right. That was its own reward.

    IT'S YOUR LIFE. I PROTECT IT.

    My name is Jordan Redavid. I am a three-time graduate of the University of Miami with deep roots in this city. I consider it a privilege and a duty to provide the people within the Miami community with skillful legal defense.
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    Extensive trial experience.

    In my first year of practice alone I took nearly 20 cases all the way to a verdict, the vast majority of which were wins. Other attorneys might try 20 cases to verdict in their entire careers.

    Some attorneys push their clients to take unfavorable settlement agreements to avoid trial. Prosecutors and Insurance Adjusters know this about other lawyers. They know which attorneys are more likely to settle and which will go to trial. Prosecutors and insurance companies will treat cases differently depending on which attorney sits across the table. That can and will have a direct impact on plea or settlement offers or how they value your case. Prosecutors and insurance adjusters know that I am ready, willing and able to take your case the distance and achieve desirable results.

    More than 90% of all cases settle rather than going to trial. Do you think all of those cases are weak enough that settlement is the only option? No way. They settle because many lawyers are scared to go to trial or they place their own interests ahead of their clients.

    My reputation as a fierce trial attorney and someone who resolves cases in the courtroom, not on the courthouse steps, brings value to my clients’ cases. If your case settles, it will be because the deal works to your advantage – not because I am afraid to go the distance.

    IT'S YOUR LIFE. I PROTECT IT.

    I take cases to verdict on a regular basis. And when I do, the results are almost always favorable. That matters - not just for those individual clients, but for how opposing parties and lawyers deal with me on future cases.
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    Client service is a commitment, not a tagline.

    My primary concern is client service. I answer phone calls, text messages, and emails 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. My commitment is for each client to know what is going on in their case at all times and know they can reach me when they need to.

    I feel the attorney-client relationship works best when clients are empowered with information and understanding about their cases. I make sure my clients know what I’m doing, why I am doing it, and what will happen next.

    At Redavid Law, my proudest achievement is my large family of satisfied clients. Each of my clients knows at the end of their case that I gave every effort and provided the best legal service available.

    I answer calls and emails 24/7. Call Jordan Redavid now at 305-938-9939 or send me an email.

    IT'S YOUR LIFE. I PROTECT IT.

    My clients know they can reach me 24/7 to discuss their case, and when they do, they get simple and clear answers.
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    1 Simplicity


    Some lawyers complicate things. I don’t. I simplify them. It’s important that my clients understand what I do for them and why I do it. After all, it’s their case, their life, and their future I’m fighting for.

    2 Dedication


    Every lawyer has a duty to his or her clients. Some criminal defense lawyers and personal injury attorneys view this as an obligation. To me, it’s an honor and a privilege. I proudly serve my clients’ best interests from the moment they join my firm’s family.

    3 Innovation


    Tradition plays an important role in the law, but creativity is essential. Sadly, many Miami criminal defense attorneys are stuck in their ways. They use the same techniques and arguments in case after case. I don’t. Every client is unique, as is his or her case, and the law was meant to be interpreted and flexible. I am innovative and willing to employ extraordinary strategies to achieve desired results.

    4 Transparency


    If the only thing transparent about a criminal defense or personal injury lawyer is how much they’re billing you, that’s a problem. At Redavid Law PLLC, I let you see behind the curtain. I explain our strategies and, when you have questions, I encourage you to ask them. My clients know they can reach me 24/7 to discuss their case, and when they do, they get clear answers.

    We adhere to four guiding principles in everything we do


      A CRIMINAL DEFENSE CLIENT

      “Hire this lawyer, it will be the best decision of your life...

      I have always had a passion for representing people, not the
      government or insurance companies.

      For help right away, or a free initial consultation, email any time of the day or night, or call 305-938-9939. I answer calls and email 24/7.

      Practice Areas

      Every case is different and every client is unique. I act like it.

          Florida DUI laws and penalties are among the strictest and most severe in the nation.

          DUI convictions, perhaps more than any other type of offense, have the potential to negatively impact the lives of decent, hard-working members of our community. Unfortunately, it’s usually after you are charged with a DUI that you realize how complicated and punitive Florida’s laws are. Don’t make the mistake of underestimating the seriousness of your DUI charge.

          That said, don’t be misled by the illusion of pre-trial diversion programs for first-time offenders such as Back on Track (BOT). These programs are costly, rigorous, and tough to complete. What’s more? They usually require that you confess to committing DUI before they enroll you. Guess what? Slip up once while in the program and you’ll be bounced out of it; back to facing DUI charges where this time the Government already has your confession. Programs such as this should not be accepted without consulting with an experienced DUI lawyer like Jordan Redavid.

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          Did you know…

          • A DUI case is like two cases in one, with risks of criminal and administrative penalties.
          • You do not have to actually drive a vehicle to violate Florida’s DUI laws.
          • Driving with an open container is a non-criminal traffic infraction, much like speeding.
          • The minimum and maximum punishment for DUI vary substantially depending on blood alcohol level, prior convictions, and other factors.

          If any of this comes as a surprise, you are not alone. Many people underestimate the complexity of DUI charges, the severity of the consequences, and the need for an attorney. Do not make the same mistake.

          Our founding attorney has been on the cutting-edge of DUI litigation in Florida. In fact, he was the first in Miami to argue that many aspects of Florida’s DUI laws, which had been on the books for over a decade, were unconstitutional. Nobody else had thought of it, but Jordan Redavid was willing to think outside the box to create the argument.

            Every day, lives are ruined and families torn apart by drug charges.

            Illegal drugs can be harmful and addictive, but often, law enforcement’s response is even more damaging. Our job is to minimize the harm done to you if you are charged with drug crimes. Our goal is to get involved as early as possible and do everything we can to avoid having you or your loved one become a casualty of our nation’s seemingly never ending “War on Drugs.”

            We stand ready to defend you against state and federal drug charges of all kinds.
            From the smallest possession charge to the most serious federal trafficking charges, we know how to dismantle prosecutors’ cases and keep you out of jail. Do not wait for the charges to drop – if you think you may be in trouble, call Redavid Law now.

            Call 24/7. 305-938-9939

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            At Redavid Law PLLC, we are ready to defend you against drug charges of all types.

            • Possession with intent
            • Sale, distribution, & trafficking
            • Possession without intent
            • Cultivation and manufacture
            • Paraphernalia
            • Grow houses
            • State and Federal charges

            In Florida, there are five “schedules” of controlled substances. Fla. Stat. 893.03. (link) Between all five schedules, there are well over 200 controlled substances on the books.

            • Marijuana (cannabis)
            • Synthetic marijuana (Spice)
            • Cocaine, Crack-cocaine
            • Heroin
            • Opiates
            • Ecstasy (MDMA or “Molly”)
            • Crystal meth
            • Oxycontin
            • Anabolic steroids and more

            Under federal law, many of the same drugs are considered controlled substances. It’s easy to see how a state-level charge can quickly escalate into a federal prosecution.

              A violation of federal law results in federal criminal charges.

              Government agencies such as the FBI, DEA, and IRS investigate federal crimes. While most charges are for state crimes, the list of federal crimes grows seemingly every day.

              A federal criminal charge is a very serious matter. By some measures, more than 90% of federal prosecutions result in a conviction. Unlike state and local prosecutors, federal prosecutors will not file charges unless they already have a strong case against you and are confident of a conviction. By the time they file charges, they have already invested considerable effort into investigating the case.

              This is why it is important to start building a defense as soon as possible. If you believe you may be the target of an investigation, call your attorney. If a business partner is under investigation or you believe they have committed a crime, call your attorney. And if federal investigators want to speak with you about a case, call your attorney. Call Jordan Redavid today.

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              Examples of federal crimes include:

              • Tax evasion and fraud
              • International money laundering
              • Computer fraud
              • Public corruption
              • Credit card and ATM fraud
              • Identity theft
              • Drug trafficking
              • Counterfeiting
              • Wiretapping
              • Extortion
              • Immigration crimes
              • RICO
              • Bank robbery and burglary

              It’s easy to see that many offenses could bring both federal and state charges. In many cases, either state prosecutors or federal prosecutors will defer to the other. But if that prosecution fails, the deferring government may then file their own charges. You may ask, doesn’t this violate a defendant’s constitutional protection from double jeopardy?

              Unfortunately for many defendants, the answer is no. While double jeopardy protection prevents a single government from prosecuting a defendant twice, two different governments may do so. For all these reasons, you need a criminal defense attorney who is prepared to defend you in both state and federal court.

                Many attorneys market themselves as appellate lawyers, but few have the experience, work ethic, and knowledge to advance an appeal properly.

                Don’t hire just anyone. You want to hire someone with specific appellate expertise. At Redavid Law, we routinely handle criminal appeals.

                If you received a guilty verdict at your criminal trial, you may be considering an appeal. That is your right. But a successful appeal is not easy. It’s not a second trial. And it may be your last chance to clear your name. You want to be sure you get it right.

                The appeals process is focused on any errors that may have occurred at the trial level. Even the best defensive arguments from your trial will generally not apply. A new case for your defense must be built from the ground up.

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                Other Forms of Post-Conviction Relief

                Sometimes, filing a direct appeal is not appropriate, or not an option. In those cases, we must consider and examine other forms of relief.

                Motion to Correct Incorrect or Illegal Sentence
                A sentence may exceed the legally allowable limit for the charge, often because of an incorrect calculation.

                Failure to Award Proper Jail Credit Time Served
                A defendant may ask their sentence be revised if they believe they did not receive the proper credit for time served (“CTS”) in county jail before sentencing.

                Writ of Habeas Corpus
                A writ of habeas corpus allows a defendant to challenge the legality or conditions of their imprisonment. It is considered a request for “extraordinary” relief.

                Motion to Vacate or Set Aside Sentence
                This motion allows a defendant to challenge their sentence on certain specific grounds, including jurisdiction and constitutionality.

                  If you are injured due to the fault of another, a legal case can be a very intimidating prospect.

                  You are already dealing with pain, medical bills, and missed work, and now you need to seek legal remedy to get the compensation you deserve. I understand the difficult situations my personal injury clients are in, and that is why I fight so hard for them.

                  When you come to Redavid Law PLLC, I will handle your case personally. To ensure that your best interests are protected, I never charge for initial consultations, nor do I require any up-front fees or costs. Instead, all costs are paid for by the law firm, and we only get paid if you do. That’s called a “contingency fee” arrangement.

                  No matter your injury, I can help you get the compensation you deserve. Results matter, and that’s why all our personal injury cases are on contingency fees. We do not get paid unless you do. For a no-obligation consultation, call us today. 305-938-9939

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                  We handle a wide range of personal injury cases:

                  Auto Accident
                  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
                  • Distracted or reckless driving
                  • Disputed liability or Refusal to Pay by  insurance companies
                  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents

                  Wrongful Death
                  • Auto and boating accidents
                  • Medical malpractice
                  • Medical and funeral expenses
                  • Emotional pain and suffering
                  • Loss of companionship
                  • Loss of parental guidance

                  Premises Liability
                  • Slip-and-fall, trip-and-fall
                  • Building code violations
                  • Falling objects
                  • Defective construction or materials

                  Dog Bites
                  • Attacks by dogs and other animals
                  • Direct and indirect injury
                  • Damage to your property

                  Negligent Security
                  • Assault; sexual assault; robbery
                  • Malls and shopping centers
                  • Hotels, motels, and apartments
                  • Businesses and parking garages

                  Products Liability
                  • Manufacturing and Design Defects
                  • Failure to warn
                  • Breach of warranty

                  Medical Malpractice
                  • Surgical error
                  • Delayed diagnosis and misdiagnosis
                  • Medication and anesthesia errors