Federal and State Criminal Litigation

Regardless of whether you’re accused by State or Federal Court, it’s a tremendous strain anyone’s life on a multitude of levels. The specter of consequences that looms above can cause many sleepless nights, but skilled and competent representation can help you rest easy once again.

The Law Offices of Matt E. Ladd, Coral Gables, is the legal defender you need to safeguard your freedom. Let us fight for your liberty and ensure you’re treated with the fairness to which you’re entitled. There can often be a lot of injustice within the Justice System, but Matt Ladd and associates can preserve your sovereignty. Felonies, misdemeanors, bond hearings, police interviews, probation violations, juvenile crimes, Matt Ladd and associates have seen it all. When the police accuse you of a crime you need to protect yourself. The U.S. Constitution allows you to fight back by hiring a lawyer to prepare your defense. We have handled thousands of cases as prosecutors and we know how to fight back against the accusations made by the state and police. An aggressive defense can make all the difference between substantial prison time and freedom.


Some crimes may seem bigger than others, but all stay on your record, tainting your future regardless of how inconsequential. Misdemeanors for victim-less crimes are common, preventing you from getting certain jobs, have a home in your name, and a host of other things that allow you to be a contributing member of your community.

Young or old, arrests for things like petty theft and possession may seem like small bumps on the road of life, but they will destroy your social alignment. A youthful indiscretion of minuscule size as minor as underage drinking can sometimes be the monster lurking in the shadows of your background scaring away any who look too closely.

You and your loved ones shouldn’t have to feel the penalties for a delinquency long after the price has been paid.


– Here’s a link to the federal guidelines manual: Click Here
– View Federal pattern jury instructions for all standard crimes in the Federal Court here: Click Here


The only thing that matters more than experience is success when it comes to representing clients in federal court.

Federal crimes like drug trafficking or possession with intent to distribute cocaine, marijuana, or most other drugs carry mandatory prison time. Navigating your way through the maze of options takes an experienced attorney that knows how to get the least time possible. Mandatory minimum sentencing only means “mandatory” if you don’t qualify for things like the “safety valve” or “5K” mitigation. Also, if the person charged only had a “minor” or even “minimal” role the court can reduce the amount of prison time. Other important factors that can make the difference in how much prison time is ordered are enhancements (or more prison time) if the person was an organizer, or if they used a private plane, or how much (in weight) was imported or sold.

To learn more, click on this link for the federal guideline’s manual.

The Law Offices of Matt E. Ladd, Coral Gables, is a full-service law firm assisting those in need of criminal or civil representation in both State and Federal Courts throughout Florida.

Call us at (305) 665-3978 or click here to send us a message and a delegate will be in contact for your free consultation.