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Experienced and Aggressive Criminal Defense by an Expert Criminal Trial Lawyer

Tallahassee Criminal Defense Lawyers

Tallahassee criminal defense lawyer Joe Bodiford is an expert – he’s been doing this for over 27 years!  In a criminal trial, your attorney’s experience and expertise can make all the difference in protecting your rights and preserving your freedom. Joe Bodiford’s years of experience, recognized expertise, skills, and knowledge make him the best of the best.

The Tallahassee criminal defense team of Joe Bodiford and Gannon Coens has a unique hands-on approach. You case will have both attorneys working on it and with you. They pride themselves on being available to you. We have state-of-the-art tools available to us to assist in your defense.

With more than 27 years of criminal trial experience, Tallahassee criminal defense attorney Joe Bodiford has the knowledge, expertise and resources to defend you in any type of criminal case. Based in Tallahassee but practicing statewide, Bodiford Law, P.A., provides aggressive defense for people accused of all types of misdemeanors and felonies in Florida or federal courts.

Joe and Gannon are zealous and resourceful advocates who rely on many years of experience in the courtroom. They use their vast experience to argue the client’s case for a wide range of criminal cases, including:

Joe Bodiford is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Criminal Trial Law, certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Criminal Trial Advocacy, and designated by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NITA) as a NITA Advocate.

Discuss Your Tallahassee Criminal Defense Case At A Free Consultation

Learn how we can help defend your rights and your future at a free initial consultation.

To schedule a meeting with a Tallahassee Criminal Defense Lawyer, call or text our office at 850-222-4529 or send us a message through our online contact form.

27 Years as a Criminal Trial Lawyer –
over 100 Criminal Jury Trials

Joe Bodiford is certified by:

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Joe Wrote the Book on

Cross Examination

Cross Examination in a Nutshell

Tallahassee criminal defense lawyer Joe Bodiford’s Cross Examination in a Nutshell is available from West Academic!  Joe’s book is in law libraries across the country, including Stetson, Florida State University, University of Florida, Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Georgetown.  Notably, it is also in the Library of Congress, the New Mexico Supreme Court – and even in law libraries in Spain and Australia! Cross Examination in a Nutshell is part of West’s famous “Nutshell” series, which has been relied on by law students for decades.

Put Tallahassee criminal defense attorney Joe Bodiford’s cross examination expertise to work for you!

Joe Wrote the Book on

Florida Criminal Law

Florida Criminal Cases Notebook

The Florida Criminal Cases Notebook by Joe Bodiford is available through James Publishing.

Tallahassee criminal defense attorney Joe Bodiford is the author of one of the most widely trusted and used books on Florida Criminal Law in the state. Joe’s book covers every aspect of Florida criminal procedure, Florida criminal cases, Florida sentencing, juvenile law, and other important areas of criminal law. Because of this, Joe’s book is relied on by judges, attorneys, law professors all over Florida.

So, why hire a lawyer who has the book, when you can hire the lawyer that wrote the book?!?  Joe’s book covers virtually every topic in Florida criminal law, and is updated with new cases yearly.  Put Joe’s Florida criminal law expertise to work defending you.

Joe Wrote the Book on

Trial Advocacy

A Short & Happy Guide to Trial Advocacy

Tallahassee criminal defense lawyer Joe Bodiford’s A Short & Happy Guide to Trial Advocacy is now available from West Academic!  A nationally-recognized trial advocacy professor and trial coach, Joe has literally written the book on how to try jury trials.  This new book is going to be a go-to reference for law students and young attorneys.

Joe’s book, just published in November 2023, will be in law libraries across the country.  A Short & Happy Guide to Trial Advocacy is part of West’s new “Short & Happy” series, which has been relied on by law students all over the country.

Put Tallahassee criminal defense attorney Joe Bodiford’s trial advocacy expertise to work for you!

Tallahassee Criminal Defense Lawyer Joe Bodiford is recognized by:

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards. Courtroom scenes on this website are dramatizations.

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We can’t help you if you don’t reach out to us.  Call, text, email, or use the form below.

PHONE:  850-222-4529 (4LAW)
EMAIL:  joe@bodifordlaw.com or gannon@bodifordlaw.com