T. charles Shafer Attorney At Law PLLC.

T. Charles Shafer, Esq.

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Since 1986, T. Charles Shafer has been defending those accused of crimes. He has extensive experience, having been involved in numerous criminal jury trials, and countless bench trials. Although born on Griffis Air Force Base in Rome, New York, where at the time his father was stationed in the Air Force, Mr. Shafer spent his formative years in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Mr. Shafer was educated in the public school system, and is a proud graduate of Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School. He attended the University of South Carolina, where he received his undergraduate degree in political science. While there, he was selected Phi Beta Kappa for academic achievement, as well as being a member of the Carolina Leadership Program, where he worked as an intern at the South Carolina legislature.

After graduating with academic honors, Mr. Shafer attended law school at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Before he even had received his law degree, Mr. Shafer had gained criminal experience, representing federal inmates before parole boards while a member of the UNC Prisoner’s Rights Project.

After a three year stint as an assistant public defender, where Mr. Shafer gained much trial experience in misdemeanor and felony court, Mr. Shafer worked several more years in private practice. In 1991 Mr. Shafer opened his own law firm. Since then, he has taken a simple approach to the practice of law– working hard for every client, and letting them know that they do not stand alone.

Mr. Shafer currently sits on the board of directors for the Arc of St. Lucie County, an organization whose mission is to empower persons with disabilities obtain an improved quality of life. He also has been active in Special Olympics and the Exchange Club.

Attorney Shafer is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, one of the most respectable attorney rating services in the nation. The AV® rating is the highest rating assigned to a lawyer and is a direct indication that an attorney is not only highly regarded by his or her peers, but that he or she has been given the highest rating possible based on their legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication skills, and legal experience.

Education:

  • 1983, BA, University of South Carolina, Cum Laude.
    • Carolina Leadership Program.
    • Phi Beta Kappa.
  • 1986, JD, University of North Carolina, School of Law.
  • Prisoner’s Rights Project.

Experience:

  • 1986-1989. Assistant Public Defender, 19th Judicial Circuit, Florida. Handling all types of felony and misdemeanor criminal cases.
  • 1989-1991. Associate with Rickey L. Farrell, Attorney-at-Law, Port St. Lucie, Florida. Handling criminal and civil matters, including family law, real estate and land use.
  • 1993-1997. Program Attorney, Guardian Ad-Litem Program, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit. Representing guardian’s ad-litem in their representation of children involved in dependency and termination of parental rights proceedings.
  • 1991-present. T. Charles Shafer Attorney At Law PLLC.
  • Defense of clients accused of any and all types of crimes in Federal and Florida state courts, including first degree murder and other violent crimes; drug possession, sale, and trafficking; misdemeanors, DUI (criminal trials and administrative hearings); firearms charges; sex offenses (exposure, sexual battery); computer crimes; child abuse and neglect; battery; domestic violence; theft; and fraud.
  • Tried over 75 jury trials, and hundreds of non-jury trials.
  • Extensive client contact (including jail visits for incarcerated clients) in preparation of cases, concentrating on creating a coordinated defense plan.
  • Appearances in U.S. District Court, Southern District, Florida, and in circuit and county courts in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Broward, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, Broward, Brevard, Hendry, and Orange counties, Florida.
  • Representation of clients in post-conviction motions in State and Federal courts, from investigations to preparation of motions and evidentiary hearings.
  • Extensive pre-trial preparation, including interviewing witnesses, analyzing documents, preparing exhibits (such as charts, photos and/or videos), and questioning State witnesses.
  • Coordination of criminal investigators and forensic experts to assist in the client’s trial defense.
  • Jail visits with incarcerated clients.

Memberships:

  • St. Lucie County Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (“NORML”) Legal Committee
  • The Florida Bar; Criminal Law and Family Law Sections
  • St. Lucie County Bar Association
  • Former Member: Florida Statewide Human Rights Advocacy Committee
  • Past President: St. Lucie County Bar Association

If you are looking for a lawyer to aggressively protect your legal interests, who knows the law and has the experience to use it to your advantage, and who will listen to you and fight for your freedom, then call Fort Pierce criminal defense & DUI attorney, T. Charles Shafer.

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