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Robert Shafer

Robert  Shafer

106 N Pearl St
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
United States

Telephone: 904-450-5872
Firm: Robert Shafer & Associates, P.A.
Practice Overview:
Facing criminal charges of any severity can be an overwhelming experience. Your best bet is to consult an experienced criminal defense lawyer, so you can start taking back control over your life. The dedicated attorneys of Robert Shafer & Associates, P.A. have more than 80 years of combined experience, offering clients new and innovative solutions for their legal problems.

If you or a loved one is being investigated, charged, or has been arrested for any type of criminal offense in the state of Florida, you need to seek immediate help. Contacting a Jacksonville criminal defense attorney at Robert Shafer & Associates could be the difference between years in prison and your freedom.


Professional Profile:
Robert Shafer was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida and attended Florida State University (FSU) where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctorate, with honors, at 24 years of age. Mr. Shafer joined the State Attorney’s Office in 1979 and quickly rose through the ranks, prosecuting cases in Duval, Clay and Nassau counties from misdemeanors to first degree murders. He left the State Attorney’s Office in 1985. As a Director of the State Attorney’s Office, Mr. Shafer was in charge of all felony prosecutions in Duval, Clay and Nassau Counties.

Subsequently, Mr. Shafer opened his law practice and focused solely on criminal defense. He has never received a disciplinary action from the Florida Bar during his 30-year career.

Mr. Shafer passionately believes that every person arrested should be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of his/her guilt. Further, Mr. Shafer argues forcefully against the prosecution and sentencing of those accused of "victimless" crimes, such as drug offenses, consensual sex offenses, etc. Mr. Shafer deeply understands that each client deserves his personal attention whenever and wherever necessary to ensure fairness in all criminal cases. Mr. Shafer also firmly believes quality criminal representation should be affordable.

UndergraduateFlorida State UniversityB.S.1976
LawFlorida State UniversityJ.D.1979

Affiliations & Memberships:
Bar Admissions:
Florida Bar, 1979
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1982
US Supreme Court, 1990

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
American Civil Liberties Union
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, Legal Committee

Criminal Law
Drug Crimes
Sex Crimes
Weapons Charges
White Collar Crime
Hit and Run
Money Laundering
Parole and Probation
Search and Seizure
Sexual Assault
Traffic Violations
Drugs and Narcotics
Drug Trafficking
Juvenile Criminal Law
Assault and Battery
Criminal Appeals
Criminal Defense
Drivers License Suspension
Driving While Intoxicated
White Collar Criminal Defense
White Collar Fraud
Internet Crimes