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Treasure Coast: 772-261-8588

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Meet with attorney Wayne Richter to understand your legal rights and your best options. 


DUI Defense

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DUI arrest? Get the Facts.

If you need a driver's license to earn a living, you must act quickly to protect your driving privileges. 


Seal & Expunge

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A Fresh Start

Florida law allows a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have your criminal history record to either be expunged or sealed.


Have you been arrested? Are you under investigation? Call West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Wayne Richter to protect your rights and freedom.

Criminal Law

The prospect of being arrested and facing criminal charges, or being under investigation, is a very difficult and stressful time for anyone. However, having an aggressive, dedicated and experienced criminal defense attorney on your side can lead to a successful and positive result in your case.

Richter Law PA: Experienced representation for a variety of criminal cases

We represent clients on a wide range of juvenile, misdemeanor and felony cases including: theft crimes, drug offenses, violent crimes, DUI, probation violations, sex crimes and more. Wayne will work with you, and fight for you, to resolve your case.

How Wayne Richter can help you.

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Defending someone against criminal charges is often complex given the facts, as well as, the many laws and procedural rules that are presented in each individual case. That is why one of the most important decisions you will face is deciding which attorney will best defend and represent you in the courtroom. Not all attorneys are created equal. Attorney Wayne Richter will take a proactive, aggressive, hands-on, client-focused approach to your defense. Wayne Richter is a dedicated and tireless worker and has achieved many victories and positive results on behalf of his clients.

When you hire Wayne Richter you will have a West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney who will provide outstanding client service. Additionally, Wayne Richter is readily available to his clients and willing to guide you, step-by-step, from investigation, or arrest, until the conclusion of your case. Wayne Richter is a well-educated and experienced courtroom trial attorney with a personable and friendly demeanor, as well as, an aggressive and tenacious advocate for his clients.

When should you hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer? 

Whether you are charged with a DUI, a misdemeanor or a felony, you should retain a lawyer immediately. Almost as important as hiring the right criminal defense lawyer, is knowing when to hire a criminal defense lawyer. Hiring Attorney Wayne Richter while you are under investigation, or immediately after your arrest, can often be the difference in whether you are ultimately charged with a crime. Hiring Wayne Richter while you are under investigation will ensure that your rights are protected and many times can prevent your arrest. If you have already been arrested, Don’t Panic! Hiring Wayne Richter immediately after your arrest could result in formal charges not being filed or a reduction in the number and severity of the charges.

Experience and dedication makes a difference.

Attorney Wayne Richter graduated from one of the top trial advocacy law schools in the country and went directly into private practice with a well-respected West Palm Beach criminal defense firm. Do not hire an attorney whose practice is not exclusively dedicated to the practice of criminal defense. Wayne Richter has exclusively practiced criminal defense his entire career and takes a personal interest in helping his clients successfully defend themselves in their time of most need.

Attorney Wayne Richter has over a decade of experience in criminal defense litigation in both State and Federal courts throughout South Florida, particularly in Palm Beach County and on the Treasure Coast. Attorney Wayne Richter is licensed by The Florida Bar to practice law in state court in every county in the State of Florida. Likewise, Wayne Richter is licensed to practice law in Federal court in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Wayne Richter is a proven winner in the courtroom having tried a wide variety of cases ranging from DUI to Murder. Wayne Richter, through his involvement in the legal community, as well as through his legal abilities, is well-respected among other attorneys, prosecutors and judges.


Where does Wayne Richter handle cases? 

My office represents clients throughout the State of Florida; however the vast majority of cases I handle are in Palm Beach County and on the Treasure Coast. I have an office conveniently located in both West Palm Beach and Stuart to better serve my clients. The State of Florida is comprised of twenty judicial circuits.

Palm Beach County

Due to Palm Beach County’s size, it alone forms the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit. Depending on where you are arrested in Palm Beach County, your case may be handled at one of five different courthouses. A criminal defense attorney West Palm Beach must have experience and working knowledge of all these. For example, if you are arrested in Boynton Beach, Delray Beach or Boca Raton your case will originate at the South County Courthouse in Delray Beach. If you are arrested in central Palm Beach County, which includes West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Loxahatchee and the Acreage your case will originate at the Main Courthouse in downtown West Palm Beach. Should you be arrested in Riviera Beach, Juno Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter or Tequesta, your case will originate at the North County Courthouse located in Palm Beach Gardens. Lastly, if you are arrested in Belle Glade or Pahokee, your case will originate at the West County Courthouse in Belle Glade. Please note, with the exception of cases that originate at the West County Courthouse, all felony cases will be handled at the Main Courthouse in downtown West Palm Beach. 

West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Wayne Richter routinely practices at every courthouse in Palm Beach County and is intimately familiar with the both the prosecutors and judges at each courthouse, as well as their methods and procedures.

Treasure Coast

The Treasure Coast is in the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit and is comprised of Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties. All arrests in Indian River County will be handled at the county courthouse in Vero Beach. All arrests in Martin County which includes, Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach, Palm City, Sewall’s Point and Stuart will be handled at the Martin County courthouse in Stuart. All arrests in Okeechobee will be handled at the county courthouse in Okeechobee. All arrests in St. Lucie County, which includes Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie, will be handled at the main courthouse in Fort Pierce.

Wayne Richter also routinely practices at every courthouse in the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit and is intimately familiar with the both the prosecutors and judges in each county, as well as their methods and procedures.

Areas of Practice

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Aggravated Battery
  • Arson
  • Assault
  • Battery 
  • Boating Under the Influence (BUI)
  • Burglary
  • Child Abuse
  • Dealing in Stolen Property
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Driving While License Suspended
  • Drug Offenses – Possession, Sale or Trafficking
  • Exploitation of the Elderly
  • False Verification of Ownership
  • Federal Crimes
  • Firearms/Weapons Charges
  • Grand Theft
  • Homicide
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Internet Crimes – Child Pornography
  • Juvenile Offenses
  • Larceny
  • Manslaughter
  • Organized Scheme to Defraud
  • Petit Theft
  • Probation Violations
  • Record Expungements/Sealings
  • Robbery
  • Sex Crimes
  • Solicitation of Prostitution

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