Criminal Defense Attorney
Law Offices of Jack A. Kaleita, P.A.
Jack Kaleita, an Orlando native, is a graduate of both the University of Central Florida and Stetson University College of Law. After completing law school and being admitted to the Bar in 1986, he began his legal career as a state prosecutor on Florida's west coast. He then returned to Central Florida after 5 years, serving as an Assistant State Attorney in Seminole County for an additional 12 years.
During his tenure as a prosecutor, Mr. Kaleita tried numerous cases involving virtually every type of criminal charge. In addition to taking dozens of criminal cases to trial himself, he taught and supervised other attorneys, first as a Lead Trial Attorney, and later as the Misdemeanor/Traffic Division Chief and as the Chief of a Felony Trial Division. Additionally, while appointed Chief of the Special Prosecution Division, he handled and oversaw the prosecution of numerous high level drug cases against individuals and organizations involved in Manufacturing, Conspiracy and Trafficking, as well as the investigation and prosecution of cases involving Racketeering (RICO), Vice, Organized Crime, and Public Corruption.
Since entering private practice, Mr. Kaleita has offered his experience to private citizens charged with crimes in the State of Florida, whether state or federal, and has represented hundreds of clients facing all types of criminal charges. He has handled number of high profile cases in the Central Florida area and is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and licensed to practice in the State Courts of Florida, as well as the Federal Court for the Middle District of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Since beginning the practice of law over 28 years ago, Mr. Kaleita has personally handled thousands of serious felony cases including drug offenses, arson, sex crimes, child abuse, and murder. He has been lead trial counsel in dozens of cases ranging from criminal traffic offenses to First Degree Murder and today brings over a quarter century of criminal law experience to the defense table in service to his clients. Whether an criminal defense attorney is needed to represent an individual on charges involving felonies, misdemeanors, traffic offenses, juvenile delinquency, or for an appeal, you can count on our office to take your case to court with confidence.
Also active in the Central Florida community, Jack Kaleita serves on the Board of Directors, and acts as Scholarship Chairman, for a local Kiwanis Club and has twice been selected as "Kiwanian of the Year." He is active in his church and has previously served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of that congregation. He is a member of the Orlando Predators Business Club, has served as a "Dividends" volunteer teacher for the Seminole County Public Schools, and has participated in the Seminole job shadow program. He also has served as an intercollegiate trial team competition judge for a number of years at the University of Central Florida and he is a supporter of the University of Central Florida, a member of the UCF Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Alumni Club, and a longtime member of the UCF Alumni Association. Through the years, Mr. Kaleita has also given lectures and provided training on various aspects of criminal law and procedure - including investigation of drug offenses, search and seizure, search warrants/affidavits, and trial preparation - to police officers in training programs held at various local police agencies, and at Valencia and Seminole Community Colleges.
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|Criminal Law||Assault and Battery, Bribery, Burglary, Capital Offenses, Civil Forfeiture, Crime Victims Compensation, Criminal Antitrust, Criminal Appeals, Criminal Conspiracy, Criminal Defense, Criminal Forfeiture, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Investigation, Criminal Prosecution, Death Penalty, Drivers License Suspension, Driving While Intoxicated, DUI/DWI, Electronic Surveillance, Expungements, Extortion, Extradition, Federal Criminal Law, Felonies, Forensic Accounting, Forensic DNA, Forensic Medicine, Forensic Science, Forgery, Grand Jury Practice, Habeas Corpus, Hit and Run, Homicide, International Criminal Law, International Extradition, Mail Fraud, Malicious Prosecution, Manslaughter, Misdemeanors, Money Laundering, Murder, Parole and Probation, Post-Conviction Remedies, Search and Seizure, Sex Crimes, Sexual Assault, Shoplifting, Stalking, Theft, Traffic Violations, Vehicular Homicide, Victims Rights, Weapons Charges, White Collar Law, Wire Fraud, Wiretapping|
Owner | Law Offices of Jack A. Kaleita
2004 - 2015
JD - Juris Doctor | Stetson University College of Law
1983 - 1986
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Orlando, Florida, Orange County
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