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.
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Last Updated: 1/11/2017