Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Miami Chapter

The Miami chapter of the only statewide association of criminal defense lawyers in Florida

Being a FACDL-Miami Member

Founded in 1963, the Miami Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL) is now one of the largest and most successful bar associations in Miami-Dade County. Our membership is vast and varied, from distinguished and established practitioners to young attorneys and public defenders at the dawn of their legal careers. Our current and former membership rosters are a who’s-who of South Florida’s criminal defense elite: from attorneys who have argued before the United States Supreme Court, to federal and state judges, to Assistant Public Defenders who fight for defendants’ rights on the front lines, day in day out.


FACDL-Miami will process CJIS applications and serve as the CJIS administrator for non-member criminal defense attorneys. The annual fee for non-members is $100; for members it is $60. If you are not a member of FACDL-Miami and would like to apply for CJIS access, please email us at facdlmiamisecretary@gmail.com.