Clay Yates and Patti Diaz, who is of counsel to the firm, are each former career prosecutors, Clay in Florida State courts and Patti in the Federal System. Their depth of knowledge of criminal law, understanding of the criminal justice system, and the zealous representation in preliminary matters and in trial for an individual or business charged with a crime often make much better outcomes for the defendant.
Our Fort Pierce defense attorneys are highly skilled in defending most felonies and misdemeanors in state and federal courts but have particular ability in the areas of “White-Collar” crime and complex environmental, racketeering and fraud prosecutions. Patti brings extensive experience in the realm of forfeiture whereby the government can attempt to seize assets from individuals and businesses, and can assist companies in internal investigations with respect to various issues of concern.
Being charged criminally is a frightening experience for many, and it is not unusual for persons to be wrongly accused or over-charged. The criminal justice system can be harsh and daunting. Our criminal defense law firm will provide you with sage guidance and ardent, skilled representation in every aspect of your criminal case.