Criminal Law

Zealous Defense by Former Prosecutors---Florida Criminal Defense

At The Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis, & Mack, we have the experience and dedication to provide the vigorous defense your case requires.  We are a team of former prosecutors, providing us with a unique perspective into your defense.  We know the ins and outs of the criminal system, and understand how to effectively manage criminal cases.  Our litigation experience is second to none, ensuring you are in good hands in the courtroom.  

From the very first day you contact our Gainesville law firm, we will begin mounting a defense strategy to attack the charges leveled against you.  We investigate all avenues of the case in an effort to uncover any potential weaknesses and inaccuracies in the prosecution’s case.  With early investigations, we can formulate a hard-hitting defense designed to achieve your best outcome.

Defending Against Even the Most Serious of Charges

The criminal defense attorneys at The Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis, & Mack are experienced in handling criminal cases in the following areas:

DUI Charges

Drunk driving charges have become increasingly common in Florida and across the country in recent years.  Today, one in every 135 people will be arrested for driving under the influence each year.  Being arrested for DUI in Gainesville can be confusing, frightening, and intimidating.  Fortunately, however, there is legal help available to ensure your DUI charge is aggressively defended against.  

If you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI, it is imperative that you contact an experienced DUI defense attorney as soon as possible.  DUI convictions can result in astronomical fines, days, months or even years in jail, loss of your driver’s license, and a criminal record.  The good news is there are several effective ways of challenging your charge, including challenges to the stop; the field sobriety test; the Breathalyzer; and seeking to suppress any statements.  Allow our former prosecutors to tackle your DUI charge so that you never see the inside of a jail cell.

Drug Crimes

Drug crimes are prosecuted to the fullest extent in Florida, and even seemingly minor offenses can result in significant jail time, fees, fines, and years of probation.  When you are arrested for a drug offense, you need to retain the assistance of an attorney you can trust who will craft a zealous defense on your behalf.

The Gainesville criminal defense attorneys at The Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis, & Mack represent clients in a wide range of drug charges, including: drug possession; distribution and sale; intent to sell or deliver; trafficking; and prescription fraud or forgery.

Violent Crimes and Sex Charges

Violent crimes and sex crimes are two of the most serious categories of offenses in the state of Florida.  Conviction for a sex or violent crime can result in years in jail, hefty fines and fees, a felony record, sex offense registration, and years of probation.  It is critical anyone charged with one of these offenses obtain the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney who will fight for your future.

Theft and Robbery

Theft and robbery charges can lead to years in jail and a felony conviction.  There are, however, several viable defenses to these serious charges.  At The Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis, & Mack, we will investigate your theft or robbery charge to determine the best possible defense, whether it be mistaken identity, lack of intent, or something else.

Assault and Domestic Violence

Domestic violence and assault are common charges in Florida.  Both charges can result in large fines and imprisonment, as well as a criminal record.  If you are facing an assault or domestic violence charge, contact The Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis, & Mack so we can start mounting your defense.

Weapons Charges

Firearm and weapons offense in Florida have severe consequences and oftentimes those prosecuted did not even realize they were committing an illegal offense, as the definition of a weapon in Florida is very broad and individuals convicted of even minor offenses may not be permitted to carry a weapon.  At The Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis, & Mack, we have an in-depth knowledge of weapon charges and will fight to see your charges dropped.

Probation and Parole Violations

Probation and parole come with sometimes onerous terms, requiring both financial and personal commitments.  Hundreds of thousands of individuals violate the terms of their probation or parole each year.  These violations can result in years of jail time.  If you are facing an accusation of violating your probation, the attorneys at The Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis, & Mack can help dispute the claims and allow you to continue your probation or parole.

Fraud, Embezzlement, and Other White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes are some of the most complex.  These crimes have serious consequences and require defense by an attorney well versed in this special field of law.  The former prosecutors at The Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis, & Mack have the knowledge and experience to successfully defend against your white collar criminal charge.

Criminal Appeals and Post Conviction Relief

When you have been convicted of a crime, it often feels like all hope is lost.  The seasoned appellate and post-conviction attorneys at The Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis, & Mack are here to tell you that you still have a fighting chance to reverse your wrongful conviction.  We will work tirelessly to uncover grounds for challenging your conviction on appeal or post-conviction.


At The Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis, & Mack, we offer expungement services that can permanently remove certain offenses from your record, allowing you a fresh slate.  Contact us today to see if your conviction is capable of expungement.

Do Not Delay in Obtaining Legal Representation

If you have been charged with any sort of crime in the Gainesville area, your very freedom and future are at stake.  The sooner you contact the premier criminal defense attorneys at The Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis, & Mack, the sooner you can start regaining your freedom.