Criminal trial Attorney

Fort Myers criminal defense

Legal Practice Areas

You’ll need an attorney in Lee County, Florida and Charlotte County, Florida that has experience, knows the law and defenses, who understands the system, is accessible, and won’t charge an outrageous fee.

I have been a licensed attorney for over 24 years. I am a former State Prosecutor. I am a retired FBI Agent with experience as a complex criminal investigator and as an attorney in the FBI’s Office of Legal Counsel. I am local. I have an office in Fort Myers and Punta Gorda and I practice in both Courts regularly. I also practice in Federal Court.

Facing criminal charges is a battle — for your rights, your freedom, and your dignity. As in any battle, you’ll need an effective strategy, tailored to your specific circumstances. I will build a strong case on your facts and the law, study the evidence against you, seek out and present evidence that favors you, apply all available defenses and represent you forcefully in all phases of litigation.

Attorney Robert Foley is a Retired FBI Agent and Former State Prosecutor

Experience Counts

If you’re facing criminal charges in Southwest Florida, or have been subpoenaed to appear before a Federal Grand Jury, you should seek the advice of a knowledgeable and skilled lawyer. With criminal charges, most likely, your objectives will be to either avoid jail time, reduce or dismiss your charges, and/or keeping your record clean. Attorney Robert Foley shares these objectives and understands the devastating affect a criminal conviction can have on your career, your future, your family, and even your freedom. As retired FBI Agent and former State Prosecutor, Attorney Robert Foley has the experience you’ll need to accomplish your objectives.

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Objectives in Your Defense can Include

  • Getting the charges dismissed if you have been wrongfully accused
  • Negotiate alternative resolutions (Drug Court; Mental health Court)
  • Lessen the severity of the punishment for the crime
  • Reducing your criminal charge to a lesser offense
  • Reduce or eliminate jail time
  • Develop a sound defense trial strategy


"We hired Mr. Foley after our first lawyer failed us through and through. We needed a miracle and Mr. Foley was up for the challenge. Although the odds were against us every step of the way he stood by my brothers side no matter what!! He gave us his advice and was extremely professional. My brother ultimately made his decision to go to trial. Mr. Foley put his best foot forward and fought for my brothers freedom. He was thorough, clear, and very intelligent. I am proud to say my brother won his trial and is a free man. I will forever be thankful for Mr. Foley and his team. I would also say I would use him again in the future, just hope I never have too!"
"Spouse was erroneously charged with battery on a person over 65, which is a felony charge. Mr. Foley expertly advised us how to handle the situation, and represented us, which led to the dropping of the charge and case was closed. I would recommend his legal services to anyone. He did an excellent job in ascertaining the circumstances of the arrest, and followed up with precise, timely, and correct advice in order to have the charge dropped. Very happy with everything he did to get the proper result."
"Choosing the right lawyer is a difficult decision. I wanted to find a lawyer, who won’t be promising me things just to get my money, but who would actually fight for my son. I chose Mr. Foley after learning that he is a former FBI agent and prosecutor, and after talking to him about my son’s case. He was very knowledgeable, straight-forward honest and very professional. He developed a good strategy and quickly identified weaknesses in the prosecution’s case that I would have never known or thought about. He was able to use them as a leverage while defending my son. His experience and professionalism resulted in a positive outcome, and I thank Mr. Foley for all he did for my son and our family. I believe he is an awesome lawyer and will help in any way he can."

Robert Foley Criminal Defense Lawyer

My representation includes effective damage control and risk mitigation, and protection against heavy-handed charges, sentences and penalties. In criminal cases, waiting can have a high negative impact on results. The sooner you take action in defense against your charges, the higher the likelihood of success. 

I will get in front of your case, communicate with prosecutors immediately, and attack problems aggressively. If necessary, we may use investigators to develop unreported facts and seek out witnesses, employ experts to explore alternate theories, and conduct depositions to clarify allegations.

With me you’ll also get sound guidance, my availability, and honest and frequent communication. I will stand by you throughout the process and manage the issues to reduce your anxiety.

You’ll also face financial challenges as the result of the criminal charges. Fines, fees, and costs can be extremely high. Knowing this, my fee is reasonable and I am always mindful that the issue you now face was not a planned expense.

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