Murphy & Downs
Law Offices P.A.

With over 39 years of criminal trial experience,
We are the defense team you can trust.

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Top 100 National Trail Lawyers
Super Lawyers 2022 Award
Rising Star Award for Jason Downs from Super Lawyers
Trial lawyers top 100
American Inn of Courts
Criminal Defense for DUI Lawyer
national association of criminal defense lawyers

Representation you deserve

Defense Lawyers fighting for you in Brevard and St. Johns County.

Hiring the right attorney is a critical decision you will make with lasting consequences. Defending your case is an investment in your future. We have handled tens of thousands of criminal cases including Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Battery – Domestic Violence (DV), Felonies, Misdemeanors and Traffic Tickets as well as driver’s license cases with the DMV.

When facing any type of charge such as a DUI, Battery – DV, misdemeanor or felony, you may go through a range of emotions: anger at your criminal charges, disappointment at your lapse in judgment, fear of the consequences (court, school, employment), and confusion about which direction to turn. Do NOT let the criminal justice system crush you!

Meet Your Attorneys

Attorney John C. Murphy

Founding Partner
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Attorney Jason S. Downs

Founding Partner

We have published many articles on criminal defense

we have published over 100 articles

We set the bar by educating other lawyers


Florida's Top 10 Crimes

The most common crimes in the United States are larceny/theft, burglary, motor vehicle theft, aggravated assault and robbery.


5 step plan during a DUI

You’ve been stopped by the police in Brevard County, arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Read more to find out.


Florida Expungements & Sealing

Under Florida law, expunging or sealing a criminal record is the means by which people can have their criminal record removed from public eyes.

with 39 years of criminal law experience

you deserve the best defense lawyers