Being charged with a criminal offense, whether a misdemeanor or felony and whether in state or federal court, is life-changing. Depending on the charges, your job may be in jeopardy and/or you may lose your driving privileges. Child custody and visitation may become issues if you are divorced or in the process of getting a divorce. If you are not a citizen you could be stripped of your legal residency/visa and deported. When your freedom is at stake, you need the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney who will stand by your side and vigorously fight for the protection of all your constitutional rights.

Bolivar C. Porta will fight for the protection of your constitutional rights. Bolivar C. Porta will obtain the police and investigative reports. He also conducts his own investigation. If it appears that any of your constitutional rights have been violated, he will file the appropriate motions with the court.

Some of the rights you have under the state and federal constitutions include, but are not limited to:

  • Your Fourth Amendment to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.
  • Your Fifth Amendment right to remain silent and not be a witness against yourself.
  • Your Fifth Amendment right to the due process of law.
  • Your Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial and to be represented by counsel.

Criminal Defense

After an arrest and indictment, a criminal trial takes place. Prosecutors have the burden of proving the defendant violated the law. Criminal trials require the highest standard of proof. This means that the prosecutor must prove all elements of the alleged crime beyond all reasonable doubt. As a criminal defense attorney, Bolivar C. Porta works hard to develop a strong defense strategy for his clients. He does a thorough investigation, including crime scene photos, taking witness statements, speaking with law enforcement, evaluating DNA evidence, breath/blood evidence and reviewing ballistic reports. In the courtroom, Bolivar C. Porta is a powerful litigator. Bolivar C. Porta has won jury trials, bench trails, motions, adversarial evidentary hearings, and appeals. His successes include acquittals, reduced charges, parole instead of prison and reduced or no jail time. His defense strategies include but are not limited to self-defense, involuntary intoxication, lack of impairment, alibi, and lack of intent.

Bolivar C. Porta represents clients in the following areas of Criminal Defense throughout Florida:

  • DUI Defense
  • Domestic Violence
  • Jury Trials
  • Bench Trials
  • Adversarial Evidentiary Hearings
  • Driving on Suspended License
  • Reinstatement of Driving Privileges
  • Battery
  • Assault
  • Post-Conviction Motions
  • Motion to Vacate/Set aside Conviction
  • DUI Manslaughter
  • DUI Serious Bodily Injury
  • Misdemeanors 
  • Forfeiture Actions
  • Stay Away Orders
  • Habitual Traffic Offenders
  • Drug Offenses
  • Money Transmitting/Laundering  
  • Felonies
  • Tax Fraud
  • Violation of Probation
  • Appeals
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • Criminal Traffic Offenses
  • Boating Under the Influence (BUI)
  • Theft
  • Petit Theft
  • Grand Theft
  • Insurance Fraud

At all times, Bolivar C. Porta acts only in your best interest. You will decide together whether negotiating for reduced charges or going to trial is in your best interest. If going to trial is the best choice, he is an experienced trial attorney who will put the prosecution’s evidence to a grueling test.

Post-conviction relief

For those who have already been convicted of a crime, Bolivar C. Porta is also experienced in post-conviction relief. He will review all the relevant documents and continue to fight for your freedom even if you have been convicted. Bolivar C. Porta will fight to re-open your criminal case setting aside your conviction so you may avoid deportation and obtain approval from condominium/homeowners association’s for your residence and/or employment.

Bolivar C. Porta, founder of the Bolivar C. Porta, P.A., is admitted to all Florida’s state courts including the Florida State Supreme Court. He is also admitted to the United States Federal courts located in the Southern district. He has also practiced and argued in Florida’s Third District Court of Appeals. He stands ready and willing to help you no matter what the charges are against you.

His office is in Miami and he serves those in Miami-Dade County and regularly represents client’s in numerous other counties in Florida. He also speaks Spanish and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call him at 305-371-5060 as soon as possible after your arrest. Meanwhile, do not speak with anyone about your case. Not to law enforcement, not to family and friends and not to a cell-mate.