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John Stephen Hager

John Stephen Hager

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  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence ...
  • Florida
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Biography

John S. Hager, Esq., a seasoned criminal defense attorney and founding partner of Hager & Schwartz, P.A., offers unparalleled legal representation across Miami, Broward, and Volusia Counties. With a legal career that began in prosecution, Hager brings a comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system to his defense strategies.

His experience encompasses thousands of cases, including high-stakes felonies, securing his reputation for excellence in the courtroom. A University of Florida alumnus with a Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University, Hager is deeply committed to defending the rights of those accused of crimes. His memberships in prestigious legal associations, alongside multiple awards and speaking engagements, underscore his expertise and dedication to criminal defense.

Whether facing misdemeanor or felony charges, clients can trust in Hager's aggressive advocacy and personalized approach to secure the best possible outcomes.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
DUI & DWI
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense
White Collar Crime
Juvenile Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Assault/Battery
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Probation Violations
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Hager & Schwartz offers flexible payment options. We offer Pay Over Time through Affirm. Payment options through Affirm are subject to an eligibility check and are provided by these lending partners: affirm.com/lenders.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Member Criminal Rules of Procedure Committee
Florida State Bar
Current
Chairman
Florida Bar Grievance Committe
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Presided over meetings dealing with various complaints by members of the public against lawyers.
Member
Florida Bar Grievance Commitee
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Education
Nova Southeastern University
J.D. (1999)
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University of Florida
B.A. (1994)
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Awards
South Florida's Top AV Rated Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell
Selected: 2014 - 2023
Florida Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023
"Top Up & Comers"
South Florida Legal Guide
2009-2012
Top Lawyer
South Florida Legal Guide
Professional Associations
The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL)
Member
Current
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The Broward County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
Vice President
- Current
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Florida State Bar  # 173967
Member
- Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
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Speaking Engagements
Minneapolis, Social Unrest, and Covid-19, Zoom
Broward Crime Commission
Certifications
Vice President
The Broward County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney | Criminal Defense in Broward County
Website
Daytona Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer | Volusia County Criminal Defense
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. Why do I have a change of plea hearing for a misdemeanor case? I didn't ask for it.
A: Typically a change of plea hearing is set when you come to an agreement with the prosecutor to resolve your case. If you do not want to resolve your case via a plea, then the matter will be set for a later status date then trial. During the Pandemic, a lot of prosecutors are setting on a change of plea docket and offering great deals in an attempt to resolve the case and reduce their case load.
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Contact & Map
Hager & Schwartz, P.A.
210 SOUTH BEACH ST.
SUITE 200A
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Telephone: (386) 693-1637
Monday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Hager & Schwartz, P.A.
555 NORTHEAST 15TH STREET
PENTHOUSE A
MIAMI, FL 33132
Telephone: (305) 330-1360
Monday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: We are open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Contact us to speak directly to an attorney.
Hager & Schwartz, P.A
110 TOWER, 110 S.E. 6TH ST.
SUITE 1715
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301
Telephone: (954) 840-8713
Monday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.