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Donald B. Dempsey, Jr.,
Attorney at Law

120 E. Rich Avenue
Deland, FL 32724-4302
Telephone: 386-738-1159
Fax: 386-738-2441
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Criminal Law Overview

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Deland, Florida

An Overview of My Criminal Law Practice

At the office of Donald B. Dempsey, Jr., Attorney at Law, in Deland, I bring over 22 years of experience to adults and juveniles who have been charged with a crime in central Florida. A former Deland/Daytona Beach prosecutor, I have a comprehensive understanding of the criminal law and procedure in Florida. I have extensive trial experience and will help you work toward the best result, whether through a plea bargain or in court. For a private meeting to discuss your case, contact my office or call me at 386-738-1159.

DUI/DWI Defense

I represent local residents who have been charged with driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated, as well as tourists of visitors charged with drunk driving while in the area for the Daytona 500, Bike Week or spring break. I thoroughly examine all aspects of the arrest to ensure that your constitutional rights were protected. Though my goal is always the dismissal of charges, I will work with you to minimize the consequences of a conviction by helping you get into a rehabilitative or diversionary program. For more information, see my page on DUI/DWI defense .

Drug Crimes

I defend individuals who have been charged with violating state or federal drug laws while in Florida. I handle cases involving allegations of possession of illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia, distribution or trafficking of controlled substances, or manufacturing or cultivation of illegal drugs. I carefully review the circumstance surrounding your arrest to confirm that there was probable cause for any search or seizure and that any anonymous or confidential tips met constitutional standards. See my page on drug crimes to learn more.

Other Felonies and Misdemeanors

I handle the defense of a broad range of criminal charges, including:

  • Traffic violations-speeding tickets, reckless driving, failure to use due caution
  • Sex crimes-rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, statutory rape, child molestation, possession of child pornography, prostitution, solicitation
  • Theft offenses-larceny, robbery, burglary, shoplifting
  • Violent crimes-assault, battery, domestic violence, firearms charges, homicide
  • Property crimes-arson, criminal mischief
  • White-collar crime-fraud, embezzlement, forgery
  • Violation of probation

I also handle bond hearings and cases under Florida's 10-20-life program. I can help you expunge or seal a criminal record.

Contact Me

To schedule a confidential consultation with an experienced Florida criminal defense lawyer, contact me or call me at 386-738-1159. I meet with clients during traditional office hours, and evenings and weekends by appointment. I accept Visa and MasterCard.


At the office of Donald B. Dempsey, Jr., Attorney at Law, in Deland, I represent individuals throughout central Florida, including Orlando, DeLand, Daytona Beach, Bunnell, Debary, Deltona, Flagler, New Smyrna Beach, Orange City, Ormond Beach, Palm Coast, Port Orange, Sanford, and Tavares; and in Volusia County, Orange County, Flagler County, Lake County and Seminole County. I work with local residents as well as visitors in Florida for spring break, the Daytona 500 or Bike Week.