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Board Certified

Melbourne, FL Criminal Defense Attorney

Board-Certified Criminal Trial Specialists

The entire team of attorneys at Funk, Szachacz & Diamond are Board-Certified Criminal Trial Specialists. Our criminal defense attorneys in Melbourne are some of the few in Florida who can legally call themselves specialists in criminal law. We are committed to serving every client with the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and ethical standards.

Being a Board-Certified Criminal Trial Specialist in Florida requires practicing law full-time for at least five years, completing a minimum of 25 criminal cases, and serving as lead counsel in 10 of them. Furthermore, at least 20 trials handled must reach a verdict and at least 15 of these cases involve felony charges. Our Melbourne legal team prides itself on retaining Board-Certified Criminal Trial Specialist status by being reevaluated every five years. Read about our notable cases here.

The firm’s practice is focused on the following:

  • Criminal trials
  • Appellate litigation

Our Melbourne criminal defense attorneys routinely defend complex and high-profile cases, many of which have garnered extensive media coverage. Despite being constantly under the spotlight and the negative press that goes along with serious felonies, we have helped secure the most favorable outcomes on behalf of our clients. Additionally, our lawyers are often enlisted to conduct post-conviction cases based on their knowledge and experience in trial/appellate litigation. For every case our firm accepts, all three of our board-certified attorneys work collaboratively to develop a solid legal strategy. We take our clients' goals very seriously and spare no effort to help them achieve the best possible outcome.

How Can A Criminal Defense Attorney In Melbourne, FL Help Me?

Hiring a criminal defense attorney is extremely important for making sure that your rights and future are thoroughly protected. Your lawyer will be by your side to help answer any questions that may have and will be able to provide you with guidance and clarity to ensure that you are on the right track to success.

Here are some ways that a criminal defense attorney can help you:

  • Your attorney will provide you with important legal guidance to ensure that you have all of the information and clarity that you need.
  • Your attorney will offer you support and emotional reassurance to get you through this difficult time.
  • Your attorney will help to ensure that your rights are protected and that you stray away from making any potentially costly mistakes.
  • Your attorney will evaluate the evidence used against you and will collect strong evidence to support your case.
  • Your attorney will examine your charges and provide you with clarity regarding your particular situation and the legal options available to you.
  • Your attorney will create a strong defense strategy that is unique to your specific situation.
  • Your attorney will represent you in court and fight for the best possible settlement on your behalf.

If you or someone that you care about was recently charged with a felony, don't wait. Contact our criminal defense attorneys in Melbourne, FL today at (321) 360-4446 and get the help and representation that you need.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Every Case Gets the Same Attention

What does that entail?
  • Experienced Professionals

    All of our attorneys are Certified by the Florida Bar, making them an all certified criminal defense team.

  • Ethical Criminal Representation

    We do not cut corners. Every case is handled with the utmost integrity and complete honesty.

  • Exceptional
    Track Record

    Our team has an undeniable track record of success.

Our Board Certified Attorneys Have proven their expertise in criminal defense

Meet the Attorneys at Funk, Szachacz & Diamond

  • Kepler B. Funk
    Kepler B. Funk Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
  • Keith F. Szachacz
    Keith F. Szachacz Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
  • Alan S. Diamond
    Alan S. Diamond Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
  • Kepler B. Funk Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
    Kepler B. Funk

    Kepler B. Funk is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced criminal trial attorneys in the state. Mr. Funk has had the honor of serving as one of only nine Florida attorneys on the Florida Bar’s Board Certification Committee for Criminal Trial. In his years of practice, Mr. Funk has performed extensive investigations in his clients’ cases, even going so far as to uncover events that happened overseas when the situation called for it. Some of his more renowned successful cases include an acquittal of a NASA employee on all 166 federal fraud counts, an acquittal on all 13 federal fraud counts for the nation’s largest cattle dealer, and a successful defense of the first person federally prosecuted for “Obamaphone” fraud. Through the course of his career, Mr. Funk has successfully argued before the Florida Supreme Court. His argument resulted in getting a man off of death row. Read More

  • Keith F. Szachacz Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
    Keith F. Szachacz

    Keith Szachacz has led a prestigious career as a criminal defense lawyer in Melbourne and throughout the United States. He has handled many high profile cases, several of which went on to be the subject of novels and featured on TV. The 2006 book Lipstick and Blood by John Kearney details the case of a husband Mr. Szachacz represented who was charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder. He has also successfully defended a man who was facing the death penalty before the Florida Supreme Court. A skilled and aggressive litigator, Mr. Szachacz has a proven record of uncovering the truth in criminal cases. During cross examinations, he has grilled witnesses until they finally revealed embellishments in their testimonies. Read More

  • Alan S. Diamond Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
    Alan S. Diamond

    Having started his legal career over 25 years ago, Alan S. Diamond has been an attorney of record in over 11,000 criminal cases. He has trial experience with some of the most serious and complex cases in the criminal justice system, including kidnappings, sex crimes, child abuse, and homicides. Before becoming a defense attorney, Mr. Diamond served as a prosecutor, during which time he was recognized as the Outstanding Trial Attorney of the Year and became Felony Division Chief. His extensive experience as a prosecutor provides his clients with a strategic advantage when building their defense. In addition to his private practice defense work, Mr. Diamond serves as the General Counsel for the Florida State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, investigating police-related gun incidents and ensuring law enforcement officials’ rights are protected. Read More

Our Most Notable Cases

Find out why our Board Certified Attorneys are in high demand.
  • No Incarceration “Pizza Hut” Homicide
  • Dismissed 10 Counts of Lewd and Lascivious Acts upon a Child and 2 Counts of Felony Interference with Custody.
  • Dismissed 13 Count Indictment
  • Dismissed 15 County Fraud Throughout Florida
  • Acquitted 166-Counts of Fraud Involving Space Vehicle Parts
  • Dismissed 18 Count Indictment
  • No Incarceration 1st Degree Felony
  • Acquitted 1st Degree Murder
  • Dismissed 1st Degree Organized Fraud, Felony False Statement and 2nd Degree Felony Misapplication of Funds.
  • Dismissed 2 Counts of Willful Malicious Burning of Lands in the Infamous Mothers Day Fires in Palm Bay, Florida

In The Media

Criminal trials happen every day, but there are some cases that are so high profile that they attract media attention. Funk, Szachacz & Diamond has been featured in the news on several occasions. Our Melbourne criminal defense lawyers have represented a NASA Quality Assurance Specialist working on the Space Shuttle, served as lead counsel on landmark cases involving never-before-prosecuted charges, and protected numerous clients from the death penalty.

We do not seek media attention. Our first priority is to defend our clients’ rights and freedoms and provide them with the best legal representation possible. It is because we have so successfully litigated cases where the odds were stacked against our clients that our attorneys and firm are recurring names in the news.

  • ICC
  • 100% Board Certified
  • Brevard County Bar
  • American Inns of Court
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • World Justice Project
  • Avvo Alan
  • Avvo Kepler

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