Perched on the Northern tip of Florida sits Jacksonville –the largest city in the state. Despite being almost 350 miles away from downtown Miami – citizens of this great city can still benefit from the legal services provided at the Swartz Law Firm. Criminal defense attorney Ken Swartz provides his services to every nook and cranny in Florida –including small and large cities such as this one. It makes no difference where you’re from in Florida, there’s a defense attorney in Miami willing to defend you and resolve your legal matters.

The Largest City in Florida

Over 1,000,000 people reside in Jacksonville, making it the largest city in Florida by population.

Jacksonville is the county seat of Duval County. Duval, Clay, and Nassau counties make up the 4th judicial district. The State Attorney for this district is Angela B. Curry. The Middle District of Florida encompasses 35 counties, one of which is Jacksonville’s very own Duval County. The Jacksonville division of the M.D.F is located in the Bryan Simpson U.S. Courthouse in 300 North Hogan Street.

Cases from the Jacksonville Division

Several notable cases coming out of Jacksonville include a physician who was charged with downloading images and videos of child pornography from the internet. Jacksonville Sheriff Deputies were called to the doctor’s residence where they were shown a file on the desktop computer involving images of child pornography. Detectives then searched the residence and found troves of DVDS, cassettes, and compact disks filled with child pornographic material. The desktop computer contained 113 videos and 93 images of child pornography. The defendant pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release.

Another notable case involves the investigation and incarceration of an interstate drug ring. The Jacksonville and Miami DEA Task Force and the U.S. Attorney’s office launched “Operation Mirror Image”; a year-long investigation of a group of drug dealers transporting narcotics from Texas to Florida for distribution. Nine individuals were charged with conspiracy to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine. Most of the defendants pleaded guilty and 1 is a fugitive on the run. The severity of each individual’s punishment ranged from 10 years to a minimum of 20 years. According to the press release, the conspiracy resulted in over $4 million in drug proceeds.

These are only a small sample of the criminal cases prosecuted in the Jacksonville area. Narcotics cases make up the large bulk but economic crimes such as Medicare fraud, identity theft, embezzlement, and tax fraud are cases common to the Jacksonville area and prosecuted in the federal court. Violent crimes such as sexual assaults or crimes involving bodily harm are more likely prosecuted in the state court system.

Choosing an experienced Board Certified Lawyer

The criminal cases described above are the practice areas of Ken Swartz. Criminal attorney Swartz has experience and knowledge in defending people charged with downloading child pornography and possession of narcotics. Other areas of practice include firearm charges, violent crimes, hacking, mail fraud and wire fraud, and much more. Despite the distance between both locations, Ken Swartz establishes a strong client relationship with effective communication between both parties.

Therefore, if you’re being charged with any of these crimes and you are a resident of Jacksonville, don’t hesitate to contact the Swartz Law Firm in Miami.

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