Jonathan Wasserman, Board-Certified Attorney

The Law Office of Jonathan Wasserman, PA is a full-service criminal defense law firm located in West Palm Beach, Florida. While nobody ever expects to find themselves needing a criminal defense attorney, our office understands the importance of proper representation during such a critical and emotional time. We handle all varieties of criminal cases including Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Domestic Violence, Theft, Drug Cases, Financial Crimes, Violent Crimes, Sex Crimes and all other Misdemeanors and Felonies as well as Juvenile matters.


“Jonathan Wasserman is a former prosecutor who knows how to win.”


As a criminal defense lawyer, Jonathan Wasserman is a Florida Bar Board-Certified Criminal Trial Attorney and has an AV rating from Martindale Hubble. Additionally, Mr. Wasserman is a member of the Federal Bar for the Southern District of Florida. We represent clients in all stages of the criminal justice system including bond hearings and criminal investigations before charges have been filed. The firm also represents clients who have had property seized by the government pursuant to a criminal investigation or arrest. Jonathan Wasserman is a former prosecutor who knows how to win. No matter what a person has been accused of, The Law Office of Jonathan Wasserman, PA is prepared to handle the matter and protect your rights.


Having opened in 2007, the firm represents individuals throughout South Florida, including but not limited to the following areas: Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lantana, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach, Riviera Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Tequesta, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Stuart, Martin County, Ft. Pierce, St. Lucie County, Okeechobee, Ft. Lauderdale, Broward County, Miami-Dade County.




  • A drug charge could result in a driver’s license suspension, even for a misdemeanor
  • Your license can be suspended for a DUI even without a conviction
  • To contest a license suspension on a DUI, a written request must be made within ten days from the date of arrest
  • While all crimes have the potential of a jail sentence, some carry a mandatory jail sentence even if the accused has never been arrested before
  • If you have been arrested and charges were dropped, the arrest may still show on your record unless it has been sealed or expunged.


These are just some of the reasons that the hiring of an experienced criminal defense attorney is an important decision. Contact the office to set an appointment to discuss your case.




  • ‣ DUI

    In Florida, a conviction for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) carries certain minimum mandatory penalties, even for a first offense. Such penalties can include fines, probation and a driver's license suspension. There is also a possibility of jail upon a DUI conviction, even for a first offense. The penalties for a DUI conviction get worse if there are previous DUI convictions and can include mandatory jail and/or lengthy driver's license suspensions. A third offense may be prosecuted as a felony as can an accident if serious bodily injury occurred. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help defend you against DUI charges. If you have been accused of Driving Under the Influence, call the office to schedule a consultation.


    Drug crimes deal with controlled substances as defined in the Florida Statutes. Such charges may consist of possession, sale, possession with intent to sell or trafficking in various narcotics or controlled substances. Some of the various drugs or narcotics defined as controlled substances are marijuana, cocaine, heroin, xanax, oxycodone, methamphetamine as well as many others. Most drug charges are felonies carrying with them the possibility of severe penalties if there is a conviction. Such penalties may include heavy fines, mandatory jail or prison as well as a driver's license suspension. If you have been accused of a drug crime, call the office to schedule a consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney.


    Domestic violence typically consists of someone being charged with Domestic Battery or Domestic Assault where the two parties are either family members, live together or have a child in common. Domestic violence cases can be either misdemeanors or felonies. The possible penalities for such charges can range from probation to jail or prison, depending on what charges were filed. An experienced and qualified criminal defense attorney can defend you if you have been accused of a crime of domestic violence. Contact the office to schedule a consultation.


    In Florida, theft is the illegal taking of another person's property without that person's freely-given consent. The word is also used as an informal shorthand term for some crimes against property, such as burglary, embezzlement, larceny, looting, robbery, shoplifting, fraud and sometimes criminal conversion. Theft charges can be filed as misdemeanors or felonies depending on the circumstances surrounding the allegation.


    Burglary is a felony that can be filed many different ways. The most common forms of Burglary are to a structure/conveyance or to a home/dwelling. Depending on how the charges are filed, mandatory jail/prison time may be a penalty upon a conviction. Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney is important to defend against such allegations. Contact the office to schedule a consultation.


    A violent crime or crime of violence is a crime in which the offender uses or threatens to use violent force upon the victim. This entails both crimes in which the violent act is the objective, such as murder, as well as crimes in which violence is the means to an end, such as robbery. Violent crimes include crimes committed with and without weapons. Crimes of violence include murder, manslaughter, robbery, kidnapping, aggravated battery or aggravated assault. Violent crimes often result in jail or prison when there is a conviction. If you have been charged with a violent crime, contact the office to schedule a consultation.


    Sex crimes are forms of human sexual behavior committed against someone against their will. Someone who commits a sex crime and is convicted may be permanently classified as a sexual offender or predator. Sex crimes are typically crimes of violence that involve sexual acts against another. Sexual battery or rape is the most common sexual offense. Other examples are incest, molestation or statutory rape which is sexual activity with a person too young to give consent. The penalties for a conviction of a sex offense can be extreme. If you have been charged with a sex crime, contact the office to schedule a consultation.


    Financial Crimes are defined as a crime against property, involving the unlawful conversion of the ownership of property (belonging to one person) to one’s own personal use and benefit. Financial crimes often involve fraud.


    Financial crimes are carried out via check and credit card fraud, mortgage fraud, medical fraud, corporate fraud, bank account fraud, payment (point of sale) fraud, currency fraud, and healthcare fraud, and they involve acts such as insider trading, tax violations, kickbacks, embezzlement, identity theft, cyber attacks, money laundering, social engineering, and Securities fraud. Financial crimes sometimes, but not always, involve additional criminal acts such as elder abuse, armed robbery, burglary and even murder. If you have been accused of a financial crime, contact the office to schedule a consultation.


    A felony is a crime which may result in imprisonment in excess of one year. In Florida, felonies are classified as Third Degree (maximum of five years in prison), Second Degree (maximum of fifteen years in prison) and First Degree (maximum of thirty years in prison). Felonies may also be defined as Life Felonies or Capital Felonies. Certain crimes may be classified as either misdemeanors or felonies, depending on whether the person accused has been convicted of similar charges in the past. If a person is convicted of a felony, certain civil rights are lost in addition to any imprisonment, probation or fines that may be imposed. The sentencing guidelines may dictate the sentence upon a conviction for a felony. If you have been accused of a felony, contact the office to schedule a consultation.


    In addition to making an arrest, the law enforcement agency may seek to obtain personal property (most often currency) by way of a civil forfeiture. Under the law, the arresting agency must show a connection between the property and the felony that someone was arrested for. Our office represents individuals against whom a law enforcement agency has filed a lawsuit in circuit court seeking a forfeiture.



    A misdemeanor is defined as a crime that carries a maximum penalty up to one year in jail. Misdemeanors may result in a jail sentence up to one year, probation up to one year, monetary fines, or a combination of fines, jail and/or probation. Misdemeanor cases come under the jurisdiction of the County Court which is where the jury trials take place. Some examples of misdemeanors are: battery, assault, boating under the influence, petit theft, resisting without violence and prostitution. Additionally, traffic crimes are classified as misdemeanors and punished the same way. Examples of traffic crimes are DUI, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor, contact the office to schedule a consultation.


    Juvenile court consists of persons under the age of eighteen charged with either a felony or a misdemeanor. The juvenile system differs in many ways from the adult criminal justice system. The biggest difference is that trials in juvenile court consist of a bench (or judge) trial. There are no jury trials in juvenile court. However, if a person is convicted in juvenile court, there is still the possibility of commitment (incarceration) and/or community control (probation). Depending on the allegation, a person under the age of eighteen may be charged as an adult. Either way, juveniles still have the same rights as adults such as due process, the right to remain silent and requiring that charges be proven beyond a reasonable doubt before there is a conviction. If you need representation for a juvenile matter, contact the office to schedule a consultation.


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Jonathan Wasserman

Board-Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
and Former Palm Beach Prosecutor


University of Florida - College of Law, J.D. 1997

University of Miami, B.A. with Honors 1994



Palm Beach County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Florida Bar Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee,
Palm Beach County (2004-2010)

Florida Bar Grievance Committee, Palm Beach County (2012-2015)


Jonathan Wasserman, a native of South Florida, has been practicing law in Palm Beach County since 1997. Mr. Wasserman began his career as an Assistant State Attorney for Palm Beach County. During his tenure as a prosecutor, Mr. Wasserman handled all types of criminal cases ranging from DUIs and Domestic Violence to various Felonies such as Drug Cases and Violent Crimes including Homicide. While at the State Attorney’s Office, Mr. Wasserman worked in multiple divisions developing quality experience in all aspects of criminal trial law. As a prosecutor, he filed cases, served as a division chief and also worked in a specialty unit prosecuting major drug cases and other crimes associated with such charges. By spending over five years as a prosecutor, Mr. Wasserman gained great experience handling criminal cases.



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1555 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, Suite 1400 • West Palm Beach, FL  33401

(561) 615-9785

Jonathan Wasserman, Board-Certified Attorney
Jonathan Wasserman, Board-Certified Attorney
Jonathan Wasserman, Board-Certified Attorney
Jonathan Wasserman, Board-Certified Attorney
Jonathan Wasserman, Board-Certified Attorney
Jonathan Wasserman, Board-Certified Attorney
Jonathan Wasserman, Board-Certified Attorney