Criminal Defense Attorneys & DUI Lawyers

The attorneys at Finebloom Haenel & Higgins P.A. work hard to help people through difficult times—following an arrest, during a DUI or traffic case and throughout the criminal law process. With over 25 years of combined experience, we will provide you with a great attorney-client relationship to not only try and help you get the best results possible but also inform you throughout every step of the process.

Here’s Why You Should Choose Finebloom Haenel & Higgins To Help You:

  • Experience: Our lawyers previously practiced as state prosecutors and public defenders. This invaluable experience gives us a deep knowledge and level of familiarity with the court system.
  • Recognition: Attorney David Haenel is the 2004 Florida DUI Prosecutor of the Year. The firm has also received numerous other awards and accolades.
  • Team: We approach every case as a team. This approach is beneficial to you because that means that we are working together within the firm as well as with our investigators to see your case from every possible angle. As part of our team, you will always know what is going on in your case.
  • Authority: That’s right, we don’t just read the books, we write the books. Attorneys at our firm have authored 3 books on DUI’s.

Most importantly, our case results speak for themselves. All those reasons noted above come together to help clients during this emotional and frightening time.

Awards & Associations:

  • 2012 Clients Choice Award for Criminal Defense and DUI Defense—Avvo
  • Attorneys Darren Finebloom & David Haenel both recognized as outstanding attorneys based on their high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement on Super Lawyers.
  • Received a “Superb” rating and given a 10 out of 10 for ethical standard and legal ability– Avvo
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers—Active Members
  • Florida Bar Association—Active Members
  • National College of DUI Defense—Active Members

Our attorneys are passionate about criminal defense law and make ourselves available seven days a week because we know the urgency clients experience following an arrest or charge. We defend clients throughout the state of Florida on a range of criminal cases, including:

We know that there are two sides to every story and work hard to argue the best possible defense in your case.

Tampa Criminal Attorneys & Tampa DUI Lawyers

Whether it is a misdemeanor or felony, if you have recently gotten in trouble with the law then you need to get in touch with a Tampa criminal defense attorney or a Tampa DUI attorney today. The Tampa police are some of the toughest in the state when it comes to tracking down potential DUI offenders. Knowing this, getting a great team of attorneys to help you with your case is your best bet for defending the heavy charges against you. Whether it is a DUI or a criminal charge, these are things that can haunt you long after your case is done. Give us a call today to begin discussing the defenses and options available to you.

Our Tampa DUI Attorneys and Criminal Lawyers Serve:

Hillsborough County, Florida: Tampa, Brandon, Temple Terrace, Sun City, Plant City, East Tampa, Lithia, Lutz, Macdill, Wimauma, Valrico

Polk County, Florida:Auburndale, Bartow, Davenport, Dundee, Eagle Lake, Fedhaven, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Haines City, Highland Park, Hillcrest Heights, Indian Lake Estates, Lake Alfred, Lake Hamilton, Lake Wales, Lakeland, Mulberry, Nalcrest, Polk City, Providence, and Winter Haven, and throughout Polk County.

Sarasota Criminal Lawyers & Sarasota DUI Attorneys

Courts can be a very scary thing when the state is trying to prove a charge against you. The attorneys at Finebloom Haenel & Higgins P.A. have years of experience in local circuit courts. Because of the devastating effect a DUI or criminal conviction can have you, it makes sense to hire a team of attorneys that understand what you are going through and can be with you every step of the way. If you are in need of a Sarasota criminal attorney or looking for a DUI lawyer in Sarasota then look no further than our law firm. Get in touch with us today to discuss your Sarasota DUI.

Our Sarasota DUI Lawyers and Criminal Attorneys Serve:

Sarasota County, Florida: Sarasota, Venice, Longboat Key, North Port, Osprey, Nokomis, Casey Key, Englewood

Manatee County, Florida: Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Palmetto, Anna Maria, Ellenton, Parrish

Charlotte County, Florida: Cape Haze, Englewood, Grove City, Inglewood, Murdock, Placida, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Rotonda West

Orlando Criminal Attorneys & Orlando DUI Lawyers

Jail time, fines, license suspension—those are just a handful of penalties you are facing with a criminal or DUI charge in Orlando. We understand how terrified you must be following an arrest and our team of experienced attorneys can help work to get you the best result possible. Many clients are less concerned about the obvious penalties associated with a conviction and more worried about how a conviction will affect their job and other opportunities. We understand and would love to speak with you further about your case and the impact it has on your life. If you need an Orlando DUI attorney or an Orlando criminal defense attorney then give us a call today for a free consultation.

Our Orlando DUI Attorneys and Criminal Lawyers Serve:

Orange County, Florida: Alafaya, Apopka, Bay Lake, Belle Isle, Christmas, Doctor Phillips, Eatonville, Edgewood, Hunter’s Creek, Lake Buena Vista, Maitland, Oakland, Ocoee, Orlando, Tangerine, Windermere, Winter Garden, Winter Park, Zellwood

St. Petersburg & Clearwater Criminal Lawyers and DUI Attorneys

St. Petersburg and Clearwater are certainly great cities to live and visit. They are not as charming when it comes to getting charged with a DUI. Hiring a St. Petersburg criminal lawyer or a Clearwater criminal lawyer is a smart move if you have recently been arrested. Working with an attorney can help you present the best possible defenses to the charges against you. The attorneys at Finebloom & Haenel P.A. know that the criminal justice system can be intimidating. We are here to guide you through every step of your case and always explain what’s happening in plain English. You can feel confident in your choice to hire us as your St. Petersburg criminal lawyer so give us a call today for a free consultation.

Our St. Pete & Clearwater DUI Lawyers and Criminal Attorneys Serve:

Pinellas County Florida: Oldsmar, Clearwater, Bellair, Dunedin, Gulfport, Indian Rocks Beach, Kenneth City, Largo, Madeira Beach, Pinellas Park, St. Pete Beach, St. Petersburg, Seminole, Tarpon Springs, Treasure Island


If you have been arrested and charged with a felony or misdemeanor crime, contact us today. All information you provide will be kept strictly confidential and you will not be charged a fee for your initial consultation. The criminal justice system can be a scary thing. With us by your side, it does not have to be that way. Hablamos español.

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Main Office Locations:

Sarasota – Find us on Google+

Tampa – Find us on Google+

Other Offices Available by Appointment Only:

Orlando – Find us on Google+ – Available By Appointment Only

Clearwater / Pinellas County – Available By Appointment Only

*Attorney David Haenel was the 2004 Florida DUI Prosector of the Year
**Attorneys David Haenel, Darren Finebloom, Steve Higgins and Annemarie Rizzo are Rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo

Main office located in Sarasota. Other offices located in Tampa. Available by appointment only in Orlando and Clearwater.