The legal team at Rossen Law Firm understands what is at stake when you are charged with a crime in South Florida, and we are committed to providing premiere representation to protect your rights as fully as possible. Drawing on his experience as a prosecutor, Adam Rossen is a criminal defense attorney ready to work with you to formulate the most effective legal plan to mitigate the negative consequences of DUI, theft, domestic violence, and drug charges.

Federal CrimesFederal Crimes

What is a Federal Crime in Florida? 

A federal crime is different from a state crime, but federal crimes can still be committed within the state of Florida and by Floridians. Most crimes are violations of state law, and states of the jurisdiction (power) to handle the case.

A federal crime is any criminal offense that the United States and U.S. Federal legislation deems to be illegal, and the U.S. federal government has jurisdiction (power) over the case.

White Collar CrimeWhite Collar Crime

What is a White Collar Crime in Florida? 

The term “white-collar crime” was coined in 1939, according to the FBI, and it’s become “synonymous with the full range of frauds committed by business and government professionals.”

White-Collar crimes do not depend on threat or actual violence or physical force. Instead, white-collar crimes are completely financially motivated. Criminal activity involves deceit, concealment and violation of trust. Typically, the goal of a white-colllar crime is to obtain or avoid losing money, services, property or a business or even personal advantage.

White Collar crimes can be prosecuted  by the state of Florida if they are considered a state crime, but they can also be prosecuted on a federal level as a federal crime depending on the allegations. 

Federal Health Care FraudFederal Health Care Fraud

What is a Federal Health Care Fraud Crime? 

Federal Law makes it a federal crime to defraud a health care program or to fraudulently obtain any money or services, according to 18 U.S.C. § 1347. For example, it’s a crime to lie about your income level in order to qualify for medicaid and then receive federal health benefits for which you don’t qualify. Medicare fraud also includes a person knowingly submitting false claims or making false representations to obtain a federal health care payment or reimbursement for which that person is not entitled to. 


There are also federal laws prohibiting health care providers from making false claims or statements to the federal government, such as seeking false reimbursement claims.

Marchman + Baker ActsMarchman + Baker Acts

Marchman Act Lawyer and Baker Act Attorney to Help your Loved Ones in South Florida

We understand that petitioning to get your loved one into treatment due to struggles with substance abuse or mental health can be extremely stressful and confusing. 
If you need help getting your loved one into treatment in South Florida, you’re in the right place. Rossen Law Firm has attorneys that can assist you through either the Marchman Act or Baker Act petitions and court proceedings
The Marchman Act is the Florida Substance Abuse Impairment Act. It is a Florida Law that, in part, allows for family members to petition the courts to mandate an assessment or treatment of another’s substance abuse health issues.

The Baker Act is the Florida Mental Health Act which governs all issues related to mental illness and voluntary or involuntary treatment. 


Being convicted of a DUI offense in Florida can pose serious consequences to your life. Loss of licensure, fees, and jail time can be imposed even for first-time DUI offenders. One mistake does not have to ruin your life. It is possible to effectively fight DUI charges to minimize the negative repercussions and successfully move forward with your life.

To achieve that goal, people need to take action quickly with an advocate who is both knowledgeable and experienced. DUI Defense Attorneys Adam Rossen and Manny Serra-Jovenich draw on their years as a criminal prosecutor and public defender to successfully defend the rights of those charged with DUI in Florida. 

They work hard to find individualized solutions for every client to help you obtain the best legal outcome possible. If you or someone you love has been charged with a DUI in Fort Lauderdale or South Florida, you need a top-notch DUI Lawyer. Call Rossen Law Firm today to learn more about the services we provide and how we can help.

Domestic ViolenceDomestic Violence

Being arrested or charged with Domestic Violence in Florida can have a devastating impact on your freedom, your job, your family and your future. Regardless of what led to your charge, you need and deserve to have your legal rights protected.  And that’s why our firm is here. To help you protect your legal rights and get through this difficult situation.

Criminal DefenseCriminal Defense

Criminal charges carry severe consequences and can alter the course of your life significantly. Faced with the threat of jail time, probation, and fines, Florida criminal charges can be overwhelming and scary. You do have rights that can be protected, however. Whether you have been charged with a simple misdemeanor or a serious felony, taking action today can help minimize the negative repercussions and ensure your successful future.

At Rossen Law Firm, attorney Adam Rossen provides personalized, aggressive representation to individuals all over South Florida. Adam believes in creating solid professional partnerships, ensuring that every client has the information and options they need to fight their charges effectively. When bad things happen to good people, Adam is here to help. Call our Fort Lauderdale office today to learn more about the services we provide.

Theft & FraudTheft & Fraud

What are Theft Crimes in South Florida?
If you've been arrested on theft charges in South Florida, you could be looking at serious consequences. Unfortunately the charges escalate quickly depending on the value of the property involved. If the value of the property exceeds $750 you are looking at felony charges.

But help is on your side. Rossen Law Firm has successfully handled many theft cases and have gotten excellent results for our clients. Give us a call today to get the help you deserve. We're here to make sure one mistake doesn't ruin your life.

Assault & BatteryAssault & Battery

An assault crime is when someone threatens in word or action to harm someone and creates fear that the harm is unavoidable. A battery crime is when someone actually touches or injures another person against their will.

Rossen Law Firm is dedicated to providing criminal defense that protects you and your rights. We're willing to do work other lawyers won't, so that we can get results other lawyers don't.

Drug CrimesDrug Crimes

If you’ve been arrested for any drug-related crime in South Florida you could be facing serious consequences. Unfortunately Florida is one of the strictest states when it comes to prosecuting drug crimes. The penalties are based on the type and quantity of the drug, whether it was intended for sale, and if the person has any prior convictions. Jail time, probation, fines, and counseling are the most common consequences of a conviction.

Our team handles many drug related offenses and can give you the help you deserve to protect your rights and prevent this incident from ruining your life. Call us today and we’ll sit down with you to listen to your story and come up with an individual plan of action best suited to your goals and needs.


Property CrimesProperty Crimes

What is a Property Crime?  

A property crime involves the taking of or destruction of someone else’s property without their consent. Because there are multiple crimes that fall under this category and the severity of the crimes can vary, a Florida property crime may be classified as a misdemeanor or a felony.


Have you or a loved one been arrested or currently under investigation for a Robbery charge? We understand the search for the right attorney can be exhausting and receiving new criminal charges can be extremely difficult to overcome on your own. Rossen Law Firm is composed of highly qualified defense attorneys and staff to defeat your new Robbery charges. Because of our genuine care for our clients, we do not back down from a fight because we understand your freedom and rights are the most important to you. Everyone makes mistakes and we do not plan on letting your charges destroy your life.

Weapons CrimesWeapons Crimes

Your right to bear arms is protected under the Second Amendment. The State of Florida has passed laws regulating the possession of firearms such as guns and other weapons. Without a license or proper verification, the penalties of weapon crimes can get serious very quickly. That is why if you or a loved one has been charged or being investigated of a weapons crime it is important you act fast and hire a skilled weapons criminal defense law firm, such as Rossen Law Firm to handle your case. We have extensive experience in all spectrums of weapon and gun charges.

Sex & Child AbuseSex & Child Abuse

Criminal charges always feel daunting. Whether you are a loved one were arrested or charged with a sex or child abuse, thinking about the consequences can be overwhelming. Even if you haven’t been arrested yet, discovering that you’re being investigated for a sex or child abuse crime can result in a lot of anxiety about your future. 

If you, or someone you know, is facing sex or child abuse charges - you’ve come to the right place. Rossen Law Firm has several years of experience providing a compassionate and expert defense to sex and child abuse criminal charges in South Florida.

What is a Sex or Child Abuse Crime?

On a base level, a sex crime is any act involving unlawful sexual activity. There are a wide array of sex crimes in Florida and each crime carries its own distinctive definition and potential penalties.

Child abuse is an intentional act that causes or has the potential to cause physical or mental injury to any person under 18 years of age. Anyone responsible for a child’s wellbeing, such as parents, guardians, and caretakers, are subject to child abuse law and any relevant criminal child abuse charges in South Florida.

Traffic CrimesTraffic Crimes

We know facing traffic charges or even expensive speeding tickets can be daunting. We’re here to help fight for your freedom and your driving privileges. 

What is a Traffic Crime in Florida?

When it comes to traffic crimes in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, we’re referring to actual traffic crimes, not just traffic infractions (but we can represent traffic infractions, like speeding tickets, too!). 

Traffic Crimes include things like DUIs, driving with a suspended license or being involved on a  hit and run or even vehicular homicide. 

Drunkenness, Loitering & ProwlingDrunkenness, Loitering & Prowling

Being charged with a Disorderly Conduct, Drunkenness, Loitering or Prowling, or Open House Party charge in Fort Lauderdale or South Florida can come as quite the shock. Sometimes this could be for something as simple as playing music too loudly in your backyard - certainly not the mark of a “hard criminal.” Rossen Law Firm is here to help guide & protect you through the legal process. 

Obstruction of JusticeObstruction of Justice

Facing a criminal charge can be scary, especially if it’s the first time you’ve been charged with or accused of a crime. Maybe you’ve never even really encountered the police personally before. Facing charges related to the Obstruction of Justice is no different. We’re dedicated to helping you and supporting you along the way. Obstructions of justice include acts that influence, obstruct or impede the due administration of justice. Someone can also obstruct justice when he or she has a specific intent to get in the way of, or otherwise interfere, with a judicial proceeding. 


In Florida, Obstruction of Justice can include resisting arrest, unlawfully possessing a hidden handcuff key, neglecting to aid peace officers, aiding prison escapes and more as stated in FLA. STAT. § 843.

Personal Liberty CrimesPersonal Liberty Crimes

Charged with a personal liberty crime? Rossen Law Firm is here to listen to your side of the story and fight for your rights.


What is a Personal Liberty Crime?

At the core, personal liberty crimes involve a person’s intentional actions that intend to deprive another person of his or her sense of liberty and security. Personal liberty crimes vary in types and forms, such as from kidnapping to written threats. 

Areas ServedAreas Served

The Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys at Rossen Law Firm are ready to fight for and defend your rights. We serve all of Broward County, as well as parts of Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties.