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As former state prosecutors, Hager & Schwartz, P.A. have experience from both sides of the courtroom. We are the defense team you need.

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Miami Criminal Defense Lawyers


Hager & Schwartz, P.A. is a Miami criminal defense law firm devoted to the defense of people charged with a crime in Miami Dade County and throughout Florida. As former Florida state prosecutors, the attorneys at our offices bring a unique perspective to clients' cases, as they have handled thousands of criminal cases from both sides of the law.

We do not shy away from any case, no matter how large or small they may seem. We have represented cases as minor as disorderly conduct, all the way up to serious charges involving murder/manslaughter, sex crimes, and federal crimes.

Fighting a criminal offenses can feel like you are standing up against a wall, but we, Brett Schwartz and John Hager, founding attorneys of Hager & Schwartz, P.A., are on your side, ready to make all of those walls crumble. It is one of the reasons why we have risen to become one of the most elite and most widely recognized legal advocates in Miami.

We understand that being arrested is a frightening and helpless experience. This is why we pride ourselves on being accessible and available for a free consultation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any questions you have regarding your case. We are committed to individualized care, which is why we provide every client with our individual cell phone numbers in the event they have a question about their case. Our attorneys strive to ensure that each client understands the confusing criminal justice system and also what strategies can be utilized to obtain the best possible result in their respective case(s).

  • Aggravated Battery Case Dismissed
  • Aggravated Battery Case Dismissed
  • Aggravated Battery & Domestic Violence Injunction Case and Injunction Dismissed
  • Aggravated Battery/Armed Burglary with Battery Case Dropped
  • Aggravated Stalking No Jail/Prison Time
  • Armed Robbery with Firearm Case Dismissed
  • Battery on the Elderly Case Dismissed
  • Battery/Domestic Violence Case Dismissed
  • Battery/Domestic Violence Expunged
  • Cocaine Trafficking Minimum Mandatory Sentences Waived

Why Hire a Local Criminal Attorney?

Most people searching for a criminal defense lawyer aren't aware of the significant advantage they have when they choose defense local to their area. Most criminal attorneys take cases in all courts and counties regardless of whether they have any experience practicing there, but a Miami criminal defense attorney has a better understanding of your local community.

Unlike other legal professionals, local attorneys are familiar with the courts and the prosecutors likely to be working on your case. It is important that you have the best possible chance at success in your case. If you have a defense attorney working your case who knows exactly what to expect from the prosecuting attorney, your case could greatly benefit. The outcome of your criminal case could result in a drastic and negative change in your life or it could result in little to no change. It is your attorney's goal to help get you the outcome that results in the least amount of negative change in your life and that of your family.

Why Hire Hager & Schwartz, P.A.?

  • Free initial defense consultation with an attorney
  • Available 24/7, including weekends
  • Over 40 years of legal experience on your side
  • Former prosecutors handling your defense
  • Awarded SuperLawyers in 2017, 2018, and 2019

If you've been arrested or accused of a crime, you need to contact Hager & Schwartz, P.A. today.

Dynamic, Aggressive Defense

The lawyer you choose to represent you can make all the difference in your case. At Hager & Schwartz, P.A., our lawyers are passionate about protecting clients’ rights, freedoms, and futures - and we go the extra mile in every case.

Client Testimonials

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    - Erika
  • “I strongly recommend John Hager.”

    - Sara

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