The Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (CFACDL) is the Central Florida affiliate of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a statewide organization dedicated to serving and promoting the interests and ideals of criminal defense lawyers. CFACDL shares FACDL’s interest in promoting those ideals and strives to help ensure that individuals who find themselves accused of criminal conduct are provided with due process and all the protections guaranteed by the United States and Florida Constitutions.


To be the unified voice of an inclusive criminal defense community.

To promote excellence in the practice of criminal law.

To improve the criminal justice system at the judicial, legislative and executive levels.

To insure the integrity and independence of the criminal defense lawyer.

To promote the protection of the rights of individuals.

Founding Purposes

To promote study and research in criminal defense law and related discipline;

To disseminate by lectures, seminars, and publications the advancement of knowledge of the law as it relates to the field of criminal defense practice;

To promote the proper administration of criminal justice;

To foster, maintain and encourage the independence and expertise of the criminal defense lawyer; and

To further the education of the criminal defense community through periodic meetings and to provide a forum for the exchange of information concerning the criminal justice system.