Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

Palm Beach County, Florida, Criminal Defense Lawyer

Gerald Salerno profileBeing charged with a crime is a serious matter that requires immediate attention and the intervention of a veteran and skilled criminal defense attorney. Attorney Gerald T. Salerno is a former Assistant State Attorney who has over 17 years of criminal justice system to clients throughout Palm Beach County.
You have rights protected by the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Florida. Mr. Salerno will work nonstop to ensure that those rights are protected at all times. Contact us today at 561-969-9677 to discuss your legal options and concerns and to have all your questions answered with this experienced and dedicated lawyer.

There are legal defenses available to you and Mr. Salerno is committed and will exhaust and preserve those legal defenses with you and make sure you get treated with courtesy and respect at all court hearings. With 17 years of experience as a criminal trial attorney, first as an Assistant State Attorney and then as a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Salerno has many years of experience conducting jury trials and getting you, the client, through the most difficult of circumstances. We are committed to your successful defense and resolution of your case.

The role of the attorney in your case is critical to your success. Your freedom is at stake! Do not settle for someone who does not have the experience to protect your most valuable right.

When someone is suspected of a crime, they always face a difficult emotional situation. Fear is something that comes to us, but when it’s associated with a potential criminal prosecution, this fear can be paralyzing. The criminal defense attorney Gerald Salerno understand this reality, as he has been fighting for the rights of the accused for many years.

If you are facing the possibility of being prosecuted, you need to work past that fear and take immediate action to get the process of building your defense in action. You are guaranteed certain rights under the Constitution, but neither the state nor the federal government will wait for you to exercise them. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney to guide you through this process.

Attorney Gerald T. Salerno can assist you with any of the following crimes:

  • Suspended License
  • Domestic Violence
  • Restraining Order Violations
  • Theft crimes
  • Drug Crimes
  • Misdemeanors
  • Felonies
  • Crimes of Violence
  • Violation of Probation
  • Bail hearings

Gerald has the experience to handle a variety of high-profile criminal defense cases. A brief overview of a few examples are listed below:

  • Computer Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes
  • High-Profile Crimes
  • Drug Crimes
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • DUI Defense
  • Weapons Charges
  • Homicide
  • Robbery
  • Crimes of Violence

Computer Crimes

Computer-related crimes are becoming more and more prevalent as the influence and saturation of the Internet continues to expand. Such crimes as Internet Fraud, Identity Theft, Internet Sex Crimes and Hacking and Virus Crimes are also prosecuted with increasing frequency by state and federal governments.


White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes include such charges as Tax Fraud, Money Laundering, Enterprise Corruption, RICO/Racketeering and Bribery, among others, and many of these crimes fall under the jurisdiction of the federal government.


High-Profile Crimes

Certain crimes tend to draw a high degree of attention from the media, and these include Homicide, Kidnapping, Assault, Rape, Federal Crimes and Vehicular Manslaughter, among others.


Drug Crimes

Drug crimes are also generally heavily-covered by the media, depending on the nature of the charges, but the Blanch Law Firm handles such matters as Federal Drug Charges, Drug Trafficking, Drug Possession and International Drug Charges.


Juvenile Crimes

Juvenile crimes remain a bit of a mystery to the general public, but any juvenile case requires the same sort of diligent defense as any other criminal case, and the accused defendant could face serious penalties if convicted.


DUI Defense

The penalties for drunk driving are becoming progressively more severe because of the public’s demand for stricter enforcement and penalties, and the Blanch Law Firm handles such matters as Sobriety Testing, evidentiary matters and other related issues to DUI in New York.


Weapons Charges

A defendant could face weapons charges at either the state or federal level, and the Blanch Law Firm handles such matters as Weapons Trafficking, Unlawful Weapons Use, Unlawful Weapons Possession and Aggravated or Reckless Weapons Discharge, among others.



There are different circumstances in a murder / homicide case that determine the degree of the charge. For example, if you were charged with murder during the commission of an armed robbery, that may classify the charge as a “capital murder” charge. Like-wise if you are charged with the murder of a police officer that too, may be charged as a capital murder offense. The criminal code is different for each state, so you must have a homicide lawyer that is familiar with the criminal code in your specific case and state.

The least amount of time served for armed robbery is ten years with no possibility of early release. If by chance a person has taken a controlled substance, the minimum sentence is fifteen years. Most states in America go by these laws for armed robbery.

Crimes of Violence
In sentencing those found guilty of domestic violence the judge will consider all the factors including if this is an ongoing pattern of behavior or an isolated incident. In cases where children have been involved or where there was serious injury to the victim the sentencing will be more involved and is likely to include jail time plus counseling or domestic violence intervention training programs as part of the sentence.



Of course, if you face a serious legal matter that’s not listed above, you still need legal help in building your defense. Family Law attorney Gerald Salerno will handle all types of family and criminal cases, so contact the firm today to get the process of building your case started.

Contact us for a FREE CONSULTATION

If you have been arrested, or are under suspicion or investigation for any criminal wrong doing, you should immediately speak with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney.  Gerald Salerno, P.A. will evaluate your case for free, and will explain all of your rights and options, confidentially.


Criminal Defense Geographical Information:

Gerald Salerno, P.A. handles criminal arrests and allegations in Martin County Florida; St. Lucie County, Florida; Indian River County, Florida; Okeechobee County Florida, and the following cities: Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Jupiter, Port. St. Lucie, Ft. Pierce, Vero Beach, Fellsmere, Sebastian, and Okeechobee.