Law Office of David Jay Bernstein, P.A.

We are a federal criminal defense law firm and a state criminal defense law firm with a focus on post conviction.

Knowledge & Experience

There are decisions into which you are rushed, which can affect the rest of your life. Take a moment.


Why choose us?

At Law Office of David Jay Bernstein, P.A. our clients receive a high level of personalized, professional service that extends beyond our in-court representation. Let our in-depth knowledge of the state and federal criminal justice system, post conviction practice and prison administration work for you. In addition our administrative remedies, extensive knowledge of the prison systems, the prosecutorial system and sentencing puts us in a unique position among law firms in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties.

We are conveniently located in Deerfield Beach, close to both Federal Highway and I-95, making it both practical and easy for our clients in Deerfield Beach and the neighboring cities of Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Boca Raton, Coral Springs and Margate to get the best legal advice and representation in the Miami – Fort Lauderdale – Pompano Beach – Boca Raton, FL Metropolitan Area.

Do not jump head first into the criminal justice system without the proper legal representation!

We understand that criminal charges affect different clients in different ways. We can represent you in Rule 35 motions (CORRECTING OR REDUCING A SENTENCE), plea agreements, motions to vacate, set aside or correct a sentence, downward departures and all other Federal and State post conviction remedies. We tailor our legal advice and representation to your individual situation. We keep our clients well-informed about their cases through regular correspondence, and assist them in handling any unforeseen consequences of their case.

We provide legal help

Reduction in sentencing programs exist for prisoners, but often go unmentioned

Post Conviction Relief

We can help you in evaluating whether you have grounds for relief after a trial or after all appeals have been exhausted.


Meeting with the client, interviewing and deposing witness; whatever it takes to build a strong defense. We aim to win!

Always Ready

We have in-house and on call experts in drug enforcement, white collar crimes and sentencing. Consultation is free.


When you are convicted and/or sentenced for a crime, the decision of the jury and the trial court are not always the final word. We handle appeals in both state and federal levels

Plea Bargaining

Plea bargaining is widely used in the criminal justice system and can conclude a criminal case without a trial. David Jay Bernstein is well known at getting the very best and confident deal available


In the event you are willing to cooperate with the government we can work with them on your behalf to lower your sentence. We understand how the other side thinks and we work hand in hand to your benefit