Welcome to JNI Law & Attorney Jeffrey N. Ivashuk
Jeff Ivashuk is a Criminal Defense Attorney with emphasis on DUI & Domestic Violence. The Law Offices of JNI is headquartered in South Florida (Fort Lauderdale) and also has a location in Miami. Attorney Ivashuk has practiced law in South Florida for over 23 years and has earned his law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami. For seven years, he worked in the Broward County, Florida Public Defenders Office where he served as lead attorney.
Jeff was the lead attorney in the specialized Domestic Violence Court. Jeff is admitted to practice law in all Florida, Texas & Tennessee State Courts and the U.S. Federal District Courts for the Southern Districts of Florida. He is a member of the Florida Bar, Texas Bar, Tennessee Bar, Federal Bar, Broward County Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers & Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
If you have been charged with a crime in Florida you need a criminal defense attorney who specializes in the laws of Florida. One of our South Florida Law Offices we will help you build your criminal defense while the state is creating their case against you.
At JNI Law you can always expect a fee that is reasonable, and representation that aggressively fights for your rights because we know everyone is entitled to have a criminal defense attorney (payment arrangements may be available). The state of Florida has a story they want to tell. Let an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney help tell yours!
Experienced & Dedicated Florida Criminal Defense Attorney:
Felony Charges, Convictions & Defense
A felony is the most serious crime you can be charged with. If you are convicted of a felony, it carries consequences that will follow you for the rest of your life. Depending on what level of felony you’re charged with, you are facing prison, heavy penalties and/or fines, and a criminal record that will devastate your prospects for the future. Your chances of finding a job, renting an apartment, buying a home, or going back to school will be severely limited. You will lose certain civil rights, you’ll be ineligible to hold public office or certain state licenses, and your driver’s license may be suspended for a number of years.
If you are under investigation for or accused of a felony, you need an expert and aggressive criminal defense attorney at your side; you need Jeff Ivashuk. Jeff Ivashuk is one of the best criminal defense lawyers in the state of Florida; he’s defended clients with serious criminal charges lodged against them every day for over 23 years. He served as the lead attorney in the Broward County Public Defenders office for 7 years, and he knows Florida’s legal system inside and out, so let him put that expertise to work for you!
DUI & BUI Attorney Fort Lauderdale
The Florida legislature has passed severe penalties for any kind of offense that occurs while “driving under the influence” as a result of the intensive lobbying of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). If you’re arrested and charged with any kind of DUI – whether it’s a simple DUI, BUI (boating under the influence), DUI injury, female DUI, or DUI manslaughter, you need an aggressive and skilled attorney who specializes in this kind of criminal charge. You need a lawyer with the kind of expertise that Jeff Ivashuk has, because it’s virtually guaranteed that – no matter how minor the offense – the State Attorney’s Office in Fort Lauderdale is going to use the state’s considerable resources to obtain a conviction on a DUI or BUI. Jeff Ivashuk has almost 20 years experience fighting for his client’s constitutional rights in all types of DUI cases, and he will put his expertise to work for you!
If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI, you need to act immediately to avoid the administrative suspension of your license. You have only 10 days from the time of your arrest to challenge it and obtain a DHSMV hearing. Very few people know or understand that – unless you do this important footwork immediately – your license can be suspended even if you are entirely exonerated of the charge later in court. Jeff Ivashuk can guide you in this DHSMV hearing, and help you challenge the administrative suspension of your driver’s license in connection with your DUI arrest, even if you failed or refused a breath or blood test. He is absolutely committed to using his skill as a trial attorney to protect your interests inside – and outside – of the criminal courtroom!
Experienced Domestic Violence Attorney
As a former Supervisor in the Domestic Violence Unit (DMV) with the Public Defenders Office, I was quick to learn how important it is for an attorney to get involved early in a domestic violence case in Florida. It was apparent how many cases did not belong in the Domestic Violence courts, how a law in the wrong hands could become a weapon. How it was used for divorce situations, immigration matters as well as the simple call for a cop to help settle an argument which resulted with the loved one going to jail with the caller pleading NO. Many times without the showing of any type of battery or assault. Gone are the days of sending a domestic violence suspect over to a friend or relatives house to cool off.
The O.J. Simpson prosecution brought enormous attention to the Domestic Violence charge and the subsequent public and media pressure demanded change. Domestic violence came under the intense scrutiny by the country as well as the Florida Legislature. Law enforcement developed new policies all centering on liability. The phrase arose, “if you call about domestic violence, someone is going to jail”. The court system created specialized domestic violence divisions and the state staffed the divisions with domestic violence trained prosecutors. The inmates calls now get monitored, with the state even going to the extent of getting the phone calls taped and transcribed for use in court.
Restraining Orders & No Contact Orders
What does a no contact order mean, exactly that, NO CONTACT. No direct or indirect contact. Sometimes a court may make a special exemption, but very rarely. Does it matter if the victim is the one that is doing the contacting, the answer is NO.
This order can cause many hardships on all family members. Many people are barely making it together with both incomes combined without having to suddenly incur the new expense of a second living location. Stress is put on the marriage, stress on the children, bills are not getting paid, spouses never wanted this, there is no fear, what can be done?
If a “no contact” order has been made in your case, an attorney can go to court on your behalf and request to have the order modified. If the “motion to modify conditions of release” is granted, you will be allowed to once again have lawful contact with the alleged victim or defendant. Getting the order modified is essential in avoiding a subsequent arrest for violating the “no contact” provision. It may also be viewed as a first step toward reconciliation between the parties.
Misdemeanor Charges, Convictions & Defense
Have you or a loved one been arrested for a “Misdemeanor?” If you have, you know it’s a stressful situation, but what you might not know is that a 1st or 2nd Degree Misdemeanor can turn your life upside down as quickly and thoroughly as a more serious criminal charge. When people hear the word “Misdemeanor” they generally think it’s a minor offense with negligible consequences; it’s not! Every misdemeanor carries both jail time and fines if you’re convicted. But more importantly, it means you will have a criminal record that could impact your future as severely as a more serious criminal charge! You may be denied future employment, financial loans, and/or educational opportunities if you have a criminal record. So don’t think a misdemeanor is something you don’t need a lawyer for! If you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor you do need the help of a skilled and experienced defense attorney to advise you, and that means you need Jeff Ivashuk!
For misdemeanors, it’s crucial that you have expert legal counsel as soon as possible. If you don’t know what to do, don’t wait – call Jeff Ivashuk’s office. Your call is confidential and your privacy is guaranteed; he will provide you with valuable and practical advice at no initial cost to you. Jeff Ivashuk is one of the best defense attorneys in the state of Florida, and is fiercely dedicated to defending his client’s Constitutional rights. That means he takes the Constitution seriously – he believes that “you’re innocent until proven guilty,” and he’ll work to help you get a fair and impartial hearing. Unfortunately, in a misdemeanor case, a judge will often assume that you are “guilty until proven innocent,” which is why you need a lawyer like Jeff Ivashuk; he’ll make sure your constitutional rights aren’t trampled!
Federal Indictments – Federal Defense Attorney
If you have been accused of a Federal offense, it’s crucial that you contact a highly skilled and experienced Federal defense attorney promptly. In fact, even if you are only under investigation, you should seek counsel as soon as possible, and certainly before you talk to any kind of law enforcement or investigative agency that may be making inquiries or pursuing any kind of possible charge against you.
Jeff Ivashuk is an aggressive and skilled litigator who is experienced in all areas of Federal criminal law. He understands Federal investigative agencies and knows how this complicated process works when a person is suspected of or under investigation for a Federal crime. The stakes are exceedingly high if you’re charged with a Federal felony of any kind. Conviction means certain prison time and exorbitant fines and penalties. Jeff Ivashuk has built a reputation for defending his client’s aggressively and professionally. He’ll fight for your rights and make sure you’re given full and respectful due process under the law. It’s likely that this is one of the most important battles you will ever face in your lifetime, so make sure you have a lawyer you can trust at your side. Call Jeff Ivashuk for a complimentary and completely confidential review of the charges you are facing; find out what your possible options are, and what he can do for you!