While misdemeanor crimes in Miami are usually considered to be less severe than felonies, they still carry serious consequences that can adversely affect your life—and your future. Being arrested and accused of a misdemeanor crime can jeopardize your reputation, your job, and your family. During this stressful time, it is important to have an experienced and aggressive Miami criminal defense attorney in your corner throughout the entire legal process. Your attorney will be able to build a solid defense designed to have your charges reduced or even dropped all together. Even a reduction in your penalties can keep you out of jail, so you can focus on getting your life back on track.


While there are many different types of misdemeanor crimes in Miami-Dade County, the most common offenses include:

  • Battery
  • Domestic Violence
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Driving with a Suspended License
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Petit Theft
  • Resisting Arrest without Violence
  • Trespassing
  • Shoplifting
  • Solicitation for Prostitution
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Reckless Driving
  • And More


Misdemeanor crimes in the State of Florida carry a maximum of one year in county jail and fines up to $1000. If convicted of a misdemeanor crime, you may also be required to perform community service, and the conviction will appear on your record. This alone may affect your ability to maintain your current employment, maintain insurance, and may even ruin your reputation and standing in your community. These secondary consequences are often more devastating than many realize and can affect your life for years to come.


When seeking a Miami criminal defense lawyer, it’s important to find an attorney who understands both sides of the courtroom. Prior to becoming a Miami criminal defense attorney, Chad Piotrowski served as a prosecutor in Miami-Dade County. This invaluable experience handling all aspects of misdemeanor and felony cases gives Chad Piotrowski the ability to know and anticipate the prosecution’s strategies and allows him to build a solid defense to obtain the best possible outcome for his clients.

As a Miami criminal defense attorney, Chad Piotrowski aggressively protects the legal rights and freedom of his clients using proven and creative criminal defense strategies. He is highly skilled in handling all aspects of the legal process and has the necessary trial experience to fight effectively for his clients.


If you are in trouble with the law in Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, or anywhere in the State of Florida, you deserve a solid legal defense. Former prosecutor, Chad Piotrowski, is dedicated to protecting clients against criminal charges in Miami and all over the State of Florida. An in-depth understanding of the highly sensitive nature of the legal system allows Chad Piotrowksi to handle your case with the utmost discretion and professionalism. To schedule an appointment to discuss your criminal charges, please contact the Law Offices of Chad Piotrowski today.

Our Clients

[There] aren’t that many people left in this world that give you[their] word and keep it. Chad genuinely cares about the problem at hand. Whether minute or something very serious you can sit back and relax, knowing you have the best representation available. I would recommend Chad to my family and friends.

– Client

(Jan 15, 2013) I had the distinct pleasure of working closely with Chad when we were both supervising attorneys within the Domestic Violence Unit at the State Attorney’s Office here in Miami-Dade County. We successfully tried numerous jury trials together, and I always look forward to the opportunity of working with him again on any matter. Chad is a phenomenal attorney whose training, experience, intelligence and trial skills are only matched by his commitment to excellence. He is very trustworthy, hard working, and always uses his experience to get positive results for his clients without fail. As such, Chad’s stellar reputation amongst the legal community is very well deserved.

– Robin Pimentel (Worked together on matter)

I have known Chad as both a dedicated prosecutor as well as an aggressive criminal defense lawyer who regularly achieves well beyond his clients’ expectations.

– Thomas Mote (Fellow lawyer in community)

(Feb 7, 2013) Mr. Piotrowski is a highly skilled lawyer. He has an outstanding reputation with the judges. I endorse this lawyer!

– Frank Gaviria (Fellow lawyer in community)

(Jan 8, 2018) When i first contacted through email i was suprised and impressed that he was willing to call me to discuss the case at 10pm. He was honest and real reasonable priced and didnt use agressive sales and fear tactics like other lawyers use. He treated me fairly and not like a criminal. Was falsely arrested by miami dade narc cops for preworkout supplement that they claimed was opoids and 100% cbd hemp oil that they claimed is thc oil. Chad was agressive and moved quickly got this case dismised at the araignment for a reasonable price.

– Doug (Case dismissed at araignment)

(Oct 26, 2017) I called Chad on a weekend for a free consult, he was at the park with his family, he was hired on the spot as we spoke. We researched him online extensively, read reviews etc. During the months of anxiety, Chad would call/text to explain anything or address concerns and try to calm my nerves. He doesn’t act/talk strict & binding. He’s very hands-on, experienced, knows his work, 110% trustworthy, very out-going, straight-forward tells you as it is, crack jokes, and actually keeps in communication, which is very important, because being informed helps you to understand everything as you go along. So, here you have a lawyer who is not only good at law but is a people’s person, not like some unpleasant, overpriced ones out there. We recommend Chad to ANYONE. If you’re in doubt or worried about something, trust HIM! He was also very affordable and had a very convenient payment plan. CASE DISMISSED.

– Anonymous

(Jan 8, 2017) Chad is an excellent attorney. As a working parent I was not able to be at court to support my daughter while going through criminal charges. Chad was there every single time supporting my daughter by keeping her informed, by contacting her previous attorneys from out of State to reduce her case from criminal to civil. There are no words I can ever express to convey my gratitude.
Thank you Chad

– Carmen

(Jan 6, 2016) I had three trumped up felony charges over something that should have been a police warning at most and the prosecution really, really wanted to pin on me.
Chad went above and beyond both in how he treated me and how he handled the case. My life isn’t ruined right now because of him. He got everything DISMISSED while every other attorney i spoke to were happy to take whatever offer they were given, still leaving me with a ruined record.
Chad, thank you, hiring you was the best decision I’ve ever made.

– Raymond

(Dec 4, 2013) Chad was fantastic. I had a felony case, and as my first offense, I was scared and confused on the entire process. I am glad I choose Chad to represent me, after speaking with so many lawyers. He was honest and detailed from the beginning. He got my case dismissed.

– Anonymous

If you need a lawyer in Miami I suggest you go with Chad Piotrowski. He was very adamant about beating my case. He put in maximum effort into my case. He mad me feel comfortable and confident the entire way throughout my case. In the end he fought to get me the very possible outcome. I would definitely retain his services again and recommend him to friends and family. Thank you Chad.

– Julian Sanchez

GREAT! Experience
Mr. Piotrowski is very professional. Mr. Piotrowski represented my nephew and we couldn’t ask for a better attorney. There was never a call not answered, emails and text messages were always answered.
I would refer anyone to mr. Piotrowski I would trust him with anyone in my family. If you need an attorney I guarantee Mr. Piotrowski is the one!!!
Thank you again!!

– Salazar & Moreno Family



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169 East Flagler Street,
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Miami, Florida 33131

Phone: 305.204.5000


Fax: 305.204.6000

Working hours:

Monday-Friday: 9:00am – 05:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 04:00pm
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101 NE 3rd Avenue,
Suite 1500,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone: 954.947.5000


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Monday-Friday: 9:00am – 05:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 04:00pm
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515 North Flagler Drive,
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West Palm Beach, FI 33401

Phone: 561.614.5000


Fax: 561.614.6000

Working hours:

Monday-Friday: 9:00am – 05:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 04:00pm
Sunday: Closed