John S. Roirdan

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Contact me for: Criminal Defense matters, including assault, battery, burglary, conspiracy, DUI and DUI manslaughter, expungement, weapons charges, drug charges, sex offenses, murder, death penalty litigation, robbery and probation violations.

John is a highly experienced, AV-rated, criminal trial attorney who handles complex criminal matters. Additionally, he has extensive experience representing clients in Federal crimes and Federal legal matters such as pre-indictment investigation, drug trafficking, RICO/racketeering, fraud and complex white collar crimes. John also devotes a portion of his practice to Personal Injury and Civil Litigation. He has tried more than 100 jury and non-jury trials in criminal and civil matters in both state and Federal court.

Prior to joining Kelley Kronenberg, John was the Managing Partner of a West Palm Beach boutique law firm and focused his practice on Criminal Defense, Personal Injury law, Commercial, Corporate and Family Law matters. Prior to that, John proudly served as an Assistant State Attorney with the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office prosecuting misdemeanor and felony crimes.

John has earned the reputation of an excellent trial attorney and is highly regarded by prosecutors, judges and law enforcement. In 2012, he was honored as a Super Lawyer Rising Star, a prestigious distinction only awarded to the top 5% of lawyers in the state who are recognized for their skill, ethical services, and professional excellence. He was also distinguished as a Florida Top Young Lawyer for 2012. John has spoken as a guest lecturer at Florida Atlantic University, speaking on the topic of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). An accomplished author, he has published two articles for NakedLaw, an online legal forum. John is a former Board Member for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the CJ Foundation for Children in Need. Currently, John is involved as a committee member with the Hanley Center, a drug treatment facility in Palm Beach County.

John is a native of Miami, Florida, and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Miami in 1997. Thereafter, he earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University School of Law where he graduated in 2001. John is licensed to practice law in Florida and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Northern and Middle Districts of Florida.

Expert Articles by John S. Roirdan

Criminal Law

Understand plea bargaining before you waive your right to trial
A plea bargain has long lasting implications. The criminal record established via a plea bargain is the same as if you had gone to trial and were found guilty. The criminal charge will still show on y...
Advice when testifying as a witness in a criminal trial
Testifying as a witness in a criminal trial is a significant responsibility and should be taken seriously. Be honest and sincere; make eye contact as you testify. Do not get argumentative and do not g...
Advice for choosing trial by judge or jury
When going to trial the decision between a judge or a jury trial is a crucial one. Follow what is outlined above and you will be far more educated as you make your decision....

Expert Articles Sponsored by John S. Roirdan

Criminal Law

Expert advice when arrested by the police
Getting arrested is very stressful and foreign to most people. You need to remain as calm as possible, do not resist the police officers, ask for a lawyer and keep your mouth shut. Be ready to contact...
How to choose a criminal lawyer
Lawful arrests require probable cause
Pulled over by the police? Don't panic.
The best thing to do after being pulled over is to take a few moments to collect your thoughts, take a deep breath and prepare yourself to re-enter traffic.  If you are really upset, after your conta...
So you need bail?
Obtain a positive outcome in your traffic court appearance
The traffic court experience is many drivers' first encounter with the criminal justice system. Although drivers may feel intimidated, the courts are aware of this and often offer additional explanati...
Crucial advice to ensure a better outcome from a misdemeanor arrest
When you are arrested for a misdemeanor crime, especially for the first time, there are basic steps you can take to help protect your rights. Silence is golden as once an arrest has been made, police ...
You need a competent criminal defense attorney to defend your case
Each phase of the litigation in a criminal prosecution is potentially critical to the outcome of the case.  It is essential to have competent counsel throughout each phase of this process where loss ...
Protect yourself, take action, and stop being a victim of stalking
The most important thing to do if you are the victim of a stalker is to reach out for assistance from loved ones, friends, advocates and law enforcement. Everyone working together can and will protect...
What to do if you're a victim of police misconduct
Police misconduct includes a wide range of police activity that results in an abuse of the power vested in the police force. This abuse of power causes various harm and injury to the victim. Victims o...
Help for victims of domestic violence involves professionals, family, and friends
We have come a long way from the time that victims of domestic abuse were told it was a “family problem” to be resolved in the home. There are many people working day in and day out to end family ...
Advice on your legal defense when arrested for drug possession
Educate yourself about the law, including the criminal law. Educate yourself about your legal rights. Ignorance may be blissful but, in this context, it can be costly. ...
Understand plea bargaining before you waive your right to trial
A plea bargain has long lasting implications. The criminal record established via a plea bargain is the same as if you had gone to trial and were found guilty. The criminal charge will still show on y...
Stop sexual harassment in the workplace or in your personal life
There was a time that sexual harassment was considered funny, joked about in movies, television, and in comedy routines. The reality, even then, was not humorous for the victims. If you are being sexu...
Advice when testifying as a witness in a criminal trial
Testifying as a witness in a criminal trial is a significant responsibility and should be taken seriously. Be honest and sincere; make eye contact as you testify. Do not get argumentative and do not g...
Prove you're trustworthy to the judge to get bail and out of jail
Although bail is determined by the Judge, highlighting crucial factors can convince the Judge to order release or to set a low bail. The decision turns on whether or not the judge believes the defenda...
Advice for choosing trial by judge or jury
When going to trial the decision between a judge or a jury trial is a crucial one. Follow what is outlined above and you will be far more educated as you make your decision....
What you should do if you or your loved one needs a bail bondsman
While most of us think we’ll never need the services of a bail agent, it is important to understand that the right to bail is guaranteed by the 8th Amendment of the United States Constitution. It al...
What to do when you paid the bond and your loved one skips bail
If you ever find yourself in the situation of having to bail out someone you know, and then suffering the double whammy of having them skip out on the bail bond which you have indemnified, do everythi...
What to do when you are a victim of sexual assault on campus
If you are the victim of a campus sexual assault you may feel alone and confused. Years ago there was no one to whom you could turn. Today, every campus is mandated by the federal government to have p...
Police dashcam footage can protect you when you get pulled over
Since more than 22 million traffic stops occur every year in the United States, there’s a good chance that you or someone you know will be pulled over. It’s important to remember that the evidence...
How to decide if you should bail someone out of jail when arrested
If you are ever asked the question, “Can you bail me out?” you should never say “Yes,” without carefully considering the huge financial obligation to which you may be agreeing. Following these...
Advice for women on avoiding sexual assault and staying safe
It’s vital that we understand where our misconceptions are interfering with our safety when it comes to the risk of sexual assault. Know that complete strangers aren’t necessarily your greatest da...
Talk to someone and get help if you are a victim of sexual abuse
Child and teen sexual abuse occurs in all populations. It cuts across all economic, racial, ethnic and educational levels. It happens in rural, suburban and urban areas . It happens to girls and boys....

DUI and DWI

17 Questions to ask yourself after being arrested for a DUI
Calculate your blood alcohol content for a DUI
Don't let a DUI ruin your life
Being charged with a DUI can be an emotional and stressful event that will take time and money to address. If charged, you need to act quickly and hire a qualified and experienced DUI lawyer. You or y...
Drunk driving terminology by state
Contact the DMV immediately when charged with a DUI
Understanding a DUI defense in a court trial
Protect yourself with a good DUI lawyer
Tests used to determine if you are driving drunk
Advice on refusing DUI field sobriety tests and knowing your rights
Majority of motorists are not fully aware of the legal provisions and implications surrounding DUIs or DWIs. Contrary to Miranda Rights where officers are mandated to inform an apprehended offender of...
Advice when you fail the field sobriety test and are charged with DUI
If you find yourself confronted by an officer for a possible DUI, don’t dig a bigger hole of fines and penalties by not knowing your rights as a motorist. Familiarize yourself with the sobriety test...
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