Mitchell A. Stone, P.A. is an AV-rated law firm* and is included in Martindale Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Mitch Stone is a Florida Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer* , a former state prosecutor and a frequent lecturer and seminar presenter on DUI and criminal defense. He has successfully represented doctors, lawyers, politicians, airline pilots, professional athletes, and police officers in a wide variety of cases, including those involving Federal drug conspiracy charges, white collar crimes, violent crimes, DUI, vehicular homicide and sexual offenses.In addition to these professional credentials our attorneys have over 50 years of combined practice in the specific arena of criminal law providing insight into the criminal justice system. As criminal defense lawyers respected by both federal and Florida courts, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers, our team is often able to resolve cases through negotiations and plea bargains. However, we follow a policy of "diplomatic negotiation while preparing for war" - we are at all times ready to go to trial if the process breaks down.Effective representation in a criminal defense case requires the work of a team. Our trial lawyers are supported by staff trained and experienced in criminal defense law, and when it is appropriate, we enlist the help of the best investigators and experts on behalf of our clients.It is our goal to prevent any of our clients from sitting in jail waiting for legal proceedings to commence. If you are under arrest, we will file the necessary motions to request a reduction of bail to a reasonable level, work with a bondsman to post bail and present an aggressive defense to keep you from returning to jail. Contact our Jacksonville criminal defense law firm for a free consultation about your case.*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.