David A. Haenel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Sarasota, FL

The Law Place
 | 2445 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237
Phone: 941-444-4444
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (70%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
Attorney Profile

David A. Haenel knows that criminal allegations may be frightening and put people's futures in jeopardy. As the owner of The Law Place, Mr. Haenel focuses his practice on criminal defense and provides representation to clients in Sarasota, Florida, and throughout the Sarasota area. In order to best serve his clients, he is admitted to practice law in the states of Florida and New Jersey, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Mr. Haenel generally handles cases that involve DUI, traffic tickets, theft, credit card fraud, drug trafficking and sexual assault, as well as federal offenses.

Mr. Haenel began his legal career as a state prosecutor in the State Attorney's Office for the 12th Judicial Circuit of Florida. In this role, he gained valuable experience in how the other side investigates and prosecutes cases. He draws on this knowledge to help him develop strong criminal defenses for his clients. Mr. Haenel offers supportive and comprehensive representation. He works closely with his clients to help them understand the charges they are facing and their options. Mr. Haenel believes that everyone is entitled to a fair trial, which is why he aggressively advocates on his clients' behalf.

Staying active in the legal community is a priority for Mr. Haenel. He is a member of the Sarasota County Bar Association and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

In 1993, Mr. Haenel earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Hartwick College. He went on to receive a Juris Doctor from the Widener University School of Law in 2000. Mr. Haenel then earned a Master of Laws in criminal law and trial practice from the University at Buffalo. For his dedication to his clients and his high ethical standards, Mr. Haenel holds an Avvo "Superb" rating.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (70%): DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense (20%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%): White Collar Crime

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI: DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: White Collar: White Collar Crime

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2016 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011

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About David Haenel

Admitted 2001, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.thelawplace.com/attorneys/david-haenel-attorney/

Honors and Awards:

  • State of Florida DUI Prosecutor of the Year, MADD, 2004

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Laser and Radar Training, State of Florida, 2004

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chairman, Florida Traffic Court Rules Committee, 2012
  • State Courts of Florida
  • Vice President, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Sarasota chapter, 2005 - 2006
  • Member, Sarasota County Bar Association, 2005 - Present
  • Member, Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court, 2006 - Present
  • Member, National College of DUI Defense, 2009 - Present
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association, 2011 - Present
  • Vice-Chair, Florida Bar, Traffic Court Rules Committee, 2011 - 2012
  • Chair, Florida Bar, Traffic Court Rules Committee, 2012 - 2013
  • Member, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • State Courts of New Jersey
  • Federal District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Traffic Infractions, Florida Bar, 2013
  • Florida Bar, Florida Bar, Traffic Court Rules Committee, 2013
  • Legal Marketing Panel Discussion, Lawyernomics, 2013
  • Panel Discussion, Strategic & Ethical Business Development for Lawyer, 2012
  • Presenter, Florida State Courts, 2012
  • Author, Surviving Your Sarasota DUI: A Citizen's Guide, Publisher/Author, 2012
  • DUI and Traffic Law, 2011 DUI Adjudication Lab, 2011
  • 10 News Investigators Find SunPass Problems Lead to License Suspension, Channel 10 News Tampa, 2011
  • Negotiating a Plea Deal in DUI Cases, Aspatore Book publication, 2011
  • Lecturer, Handling First DUI Case, 2011
  • DUI and Traffic Law, DUI for DEP, 2010
  • Florida DUI Survival Guide-A Citizen's Protection Manual, Florida DUI Survival Guide, 2010
  • Presenter, DUI and Traffic Law Training, Florida Court Administration, 2010
  • Radar and Laser Certification Course, Radar and Laser Training, 2009
  • Florida DUI Magazine, The Florida DUI Report, 2009
  • Technology and Your Case-Criminal Division, 2008 Bench-Bar Conference, 2008
  • DUI Arrests Plunge, Sarasota Herald Tribune, 2008
  • RADAR/LASER TRAINING, Sarasota Police Academy, 2007
  • DUI Defense, DUI, 2006
  • DUI Defense/Marketing, DUI-DWI, 2006
  • Training Class, CMS Instructor, 2004
  • DUI, DUI School (Advanced), 2003
  • DUI, DUI School (LEVEL 1), 2003
  • Lecture, Florida Breath Test Conference, 2003

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Speaker AvvoLawyer nomics, Las Vegas, Nevada. , 2013

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Educational Background:

  • State University of New York at Buffalo, L.L.M. in Criminal law, 2000

Industry Groups

  • Florida Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Florida Traffic Court Rules Committee-Chairman 2012
  • International Association For Chemical Testing
  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National College For DUI Defense
  • National Motorists Association
  • Office Location for David A. Haenel

    2445 Fruitville Road
    Sarasota, FL 34237

    Phone: 941-444-4444

     

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