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Facing Charges in Melbourne?

Proven Trial Lawyers in Melbourne, FL - Call (321) 360-4446

Criminal getting arrestedBeing charged with a criminal offense does not mean your case is over. You are still innocent until proven guilty, and no matter how bad the situation may seem at the time of your arrest, the circumstances are almost never as damning as you may be led to believe.

The law has many protections for people charged with a crime, including the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. As tempting as it may be to try and explain the situation at the time of your arrest or at your first court hearing, it is in your best interests to remain silent until you can consult with an attorney. Anything you say after your arrest can be used against you in court, and it is surprisingly easy to say something incriminating even if you are innocent.

Don't talk to anyone before you've spoken to a defense lawyer. Call (321) 360-4446 today!

Working with a Board-Certified Attorney

The team at Funk, Szachacz & Diamond have handled many high profile criminal cases. Our entire team of attorneys work as a team on every case, meaning you benefit from the skills and experiences of three highly capable lawyers when you hire our firm.


Criminal convictions can follow you your entire life, even if you do not have a prison sentence. Our attorneys are zealous defenders of a criminal defendant’s rights. We can help you navigate the criminal court system and plan your defense strategy.

Schedule an appointment with our team today by calling (321) 360-4446.

Our Case Results

From murder charges to alleged fraud, our case successes speak for themselves. Our clients themselves testify to the premium care that our firm holds as a standard for all of our cases.

  • No Incarceration Mr. R. was a member of a group of boys alleged to have committed the racially motivated “Pizza Hut” homicide. Indicted for murder, the firm’s partners successfully negotiated a resolution that resulted in no incarceration for Mr. R. “Pizza Hut” Homicide Homicide
  • Dismissed Woman charged with 10 counts of Lewd and Lascivious Acts Upon a Child and 2 counts of felony Interference With Custody. On the eve of trial, partners successfully negotiated a misdemeanor resolution with no penalty. The government dismissed all 10 counts of Lewd and Lascivious Acts Upon a Child and all other felonies. 10 Counts of Lewd and Lascivious Acts upon a Child and 2 Counts of Felony Interference with Custody. Sex Crimes
  • Dismissed The country’s largest cattle dealer, Mr. P. and his company, Anthony Livestock, was charged by the Federal Government in an 13 count indictment. The indictment alleged a scheme to defraud numerous cattle feeding companies over a 5 year period. After the initial indictment and 4 superseding indictments later, Mr. P. continued to maintain his innocence. After selecting the jury and cross examining the Governments witnesses, at the close of the Governments case, the lawyers of Funk, Szachacz & Diamond fashioned an argument to dismiss the remaining Wire Fraud count. The former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court of Kansas heard arguments and agreed with the firm that the case should be dismissed in its entirety. Mr. P. remains free of any convictions today 13 Count Indictment Federal Crimes
  • Dismissed Mr. G. was the target of a massive investigation by the Office of the Statewide Prosecution. The Government was alleging a 15 county fraud throughout Florida as a result of three devastating hurricanes. The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office assigned an Agent to work full-time to investigate Mr. G. After the firm took the unusual step of calling the Agent and the Assistant Statewide Prosecutor as witnesses in a pre-trial hearing and after demanding a speedy trial, the Government abandoned its prosecution on the morning of trial thereby completely exonerating Mr. G. 15 County Fraud Throughout Florida White Collar/ Fraud
  • Acquitted A NASA Quality Assurance Specialist working in the Space Shuttle Program, Mr. T. was charged in a unique federal indictment alleging 166-counts of Fraud Involving Space Vehicle Parts. He was first accused shortly after the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. Facing 1,600+ years in federal prison, Mr. T. demanded his trial. Mr. T. was acquitted of all 166 crimes he was accused of by the Federal Government. 166-Counts of Fraud Involving Space Vehicle Parts Federal Crimes
  • Dismissed An astute businessman, Mr. B. was charged by the Federal Government in an 18 count indictment. The indictment was the first of its kind in the U.S. alleging a 42 million dollar fraud involving the Federal Lifeline Program, some calling it the "Obamaphone" prosecution. The indictment included charges of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud, Wire Fraud, Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering, Monetary Transactions Involving Unlawful Property, Mail Fraud and Money Laundering. The Washington D.C. based investigation culminated in the collection and production of 2.4 million documents. The U.S. District Court declared the prosecution "complex, as a matter of law." Maintaining his innocence from the day Mr. B. was referred to the firm, Mr. B. demanded a jury trial. After two superseding indictments, Mr. B. continued to maintain his innocence. After extensive pre-trial litigation, including accusations of Governmental misconduct and on the eve of trial, the Government abandoned all charges except Mail Fraud. After selecting the jury and cross examining the Governments witnesses, at the close of the Governments case, the lawyers of Funk, Szachacz & Diamond fashioned an argument to dismiss the Mail Fraud. The Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court heard arguments and agreed with the firm that the case should be dismissed in its entirety. Mr. B. successfully recovered all of his seized assets and remains free of any convictions today. 18 Count Indictment Federal Crimes
  • No Incarceration The son of a prominent doctor, Mr. M. was arrested and charged with a 1st degree felony driving crash that resulted in death. Facing 30 years in prison, the firm investigated and garnered a sentence involving no incarceration for young Mr. M. 1st Degree Felony Homicide
  • Acquitted Dubbed the "Black Widow" by the government; Ms. S. was accused of 1st degree murder for the death of her 5th husband. After the attorneys conducted 3 years of consultation with experts, 100+ depositions and investigation in 5 countries, Ms. S. requested a jury trial. She had her trial and was acquitted of 1st degree murder, walking out of the courtroom a free woman. 1st Degree Murder Homicide
  • Dismissed A prominent home builder, Mr. J. was arrested and formally charged by the Office of the State Attorney with 1st degree Organized Fraud, Felony False Statement and 2nd degree Felony Misapplication of Funds. After the firm conducted a massive 3.5 year pre-trial investigation and amid an ABC News exposé on Mr. J., the Government dismissed all counts. 1st Degree Organized Fraud, Felony False Statement and 2nd Degree Felony Misapplication of Funds. White Collar/ Fraud
  • Dismissed Mr. C. was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Willful Malicious Burning of Lands in the infamous Mothers Day fires in Palm Bay, Florida which resulted in 12,000 acres burning and over 180 homes either destroyed or damaged. Amidst national press coverage and intense media scrutiny, the lawyers of the firm immediately came to Mr. C.’s defense. After conducting its own investigation and consulting with the Office of the State Attorney, the Government dismissed all charges against Mr. C. and publicly stated that there was insufficient evidence against Mr. C. 2 Counts of Willful Malicious Burning of Lands in the Infamous Mothers Day Fires in Palm Bay, Florida Other Cases
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  • ECCC CETC
  • NACDL
  • Brevard County Bar
  • American Inns of Court
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • World Justice Project
  • Avvo Alan
  • Avvo Kepler
  • FACDL

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  1. All of our attorneys are certified by the Florida State Bar, making them the only all certified team in the state.
  2. We do not cut corners. Every case is handled with the utmost integrity and complete honesty.
  3. From NASA employees to school teachers, our team has an undeniable track record of success.
  4. We take your case seriously and personally. You deserve diligent representation.
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