Your Criminal & DUI Defense Attorneys. A Firm with a Brilliant Track Record Paired with an Unmatched Dedication to Defending Your Constitutional Rights.
Scott Monroe is an experienced trial attorney primarily practicing in the areas of criminal defense and civil litigation. Mr. Monroe's legal career began as a prosecutor with the State Attorney's Office in Jacksonville where Mr. Monroe gained extensive trial experience in DUI law and litigation as the DUI Unit prosecutor for Jacksonville for nearly two years. Mr. Monroe also worked for the State Attorney's Office in the First Judicial Circuit where he handled misdemeanor cases, juvenile cases, felony cases, and was appointed as the Special Prosecutor on numerous Executive Assigned cases in other Judicial Circuits.
Before becoming an Assistant State Attorney, Mr. Monroe attended Auburn University where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Pre-Law, and a Minor in General Business. After graduating in 2006, Mr. Monroe attended Florida Coastal School of Law and earned his Juris Doctorate in May of 2010. Shortly after graduating, he was admitted to the Florida Bar in September of 2010.
In 2011, Mr. Monroe joined the State Attorney's Office, Fourth Judicial Circuit in Jacksonville, Florida, as an Assistant State Attorney. While there, Mr. Monroe served as the DUI Unit prosecutor for almost two years. As the DUI Unit prosecutor, Mr. Monroe handled all felony eligible DUI cases for all 17 County Court Divisions and handled several Felony DUIs in Circuit Court. As the DUI Unit prosecutor, Mr. Monroe has handled thousands of DUI cases and conducted over 30 DUI trials.
As the DUI Unit prosecutor, Mr. Monroe worked closely with Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (JSO) DUI Unit and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) program in North Florida. He has received extensive training in the detection, enforcement, and prosecution of impaired drivers. This experience and training gives Mr. Monroe excellent incite, knowledge, and understanding on how a DUI and other other criminal charges are prosecuted and how to thoroughly defend the accused when charged with a crime. Mr. Monroe has received extensive training and education in relation to the following: the collection of breath and urine samples in a DUI case, toxicological analysis of urine and blood samples completed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and medical staff at hospitals, agency and department inspection of the Intoxilyzer 8000, Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus and Medical Foundations for Visual System Testing, Retrograde Extrapolation, DRE evaluations and testimony, Standard Field Sobriety Exercises, the classification of drugs/controlled substances and the effects these have on the human body, and in general criminal cases involving the alleged impairment of drivers by alcohol and or controlled substances.
Mr. Monroe is a routine lecturer/instructor at DUI seminars, conferences, and training programs offered to both law enforcement officers and prosecutors throughout the State of Florida. He conducted regular training on DUI prosecution for new prosecutors in the 4th Judicial Circuit. Additionally, Mr. Monroe has attended numerous wet labs either as an instructor or participant offered to local law enforcement agencies and to the State Attorney's Office in Jacksonville. He taught a portion of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office's training course for new Breath Test Operators, was an instructor on DUI enforcement and prosecution at training courses offered to recruits at JSO's police academy and to JSO officers attending refresher courses.
Mr. Monroe has been hired by the Florida Department of Transportation through the TSRP program to teach TSRP's Basic DUI Enforcement, Advance DUI Enforcement, and Prosecuting the Drugged Driver seminars since 2012.
After serving as the DUI Unit prosecutor in Jacksonville, Mr. Monroe served as a felony line attorney for close to a year.
While in the First Circuit, Mr. Monroe taught the DUI training course for the Escambia County Sheriff's Office. Mr. Monroe also taught a DUI course to members of the Florida Highway Patrol stationed in and around the Pensacola area. After the marriage to his wonderful wife, who lived in Panama City Beach, Mr. Monroe transferred to Walton County where he handled misdemeanor, juvenile, and felony cases. Mr. Monroe was also appointed as the Special Prosecutor on all Executive Appointment cases where the Governor of Florida had appointed the First Judicial Circuit to handle criminal cases in other Judicial Circuits.
In the summer of 2014, Mr. Monroe moved back to Jacksonville and rejoined the legal community in Jacksonville and began practing Criminal and DUI Defense and Civil Litiation.
Mr. Monroe is accessible and here for you in your time of need whether it is a civil matter or you are accused of a crime. Mr. Monroe invites you to contact him at any time for a free consultation to insure that your rights are protected and you are zealously represented.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2010||10/11/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2021|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2021|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2020|
|Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney in Florida||Attorney and Practice Magazine||2019|
|Top 1% for White Collar Crime Defense||Premiere Lawyers of America||2019|
|Top 1% for DUI Defense||Premiere Lawyers of America||2019|
|Top 1% for Drug Trafficking Defense||Premiere Lawyers of America||2019|
|Top 1% in US for Criminal Defense||Premiere Lawyers of America||2019|
|Elite Advocate Award||American Institute of Legal Advocates||2019|
|Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2019|
|Top 10 DUI Defense Attorney in Florida||Attorney and Practice Magazine||2019|
|Top 40 Under 40||America Academy of Attorneys||2019|
|Top 100||Criminal Defense Attorneys||2018|
|10 Best Under 40 Attorney for Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2018|
|10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2018|
|Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney||Attorney and Practice Magazine||2018|
|Top 10 DUI Defense Attorney||Attorney and Practice Magazine||2018|
|Elite Advocate||American Institute of Legal Advocates||2018|
|10 Best for Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2017|
|10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2017|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Owner||Monroe & King, P.A.||2016 - Present|
|Head of Criminal Division||Douglas and Hedstrom, P.A.||2015 - 2016|
|Associate Attorney||Willis Lucas Law Group, P.A.||2014 - 2015|
|Special Prosecutor||Office Of The State Attorney, 1st Judicial Circuit Of Florida||2013 - 2014|
|DUI Unit Prosecutor, Felony Prosecutor||State Attorney's Office, 4th Judicial Circuit, Jacksonville||2010 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||N/A||2017 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2015 - Present|
|North Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2015 - Present|
|Jacksonville Bar Association||N/A||2015 - Present|
|Florida Bar||N/A||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|TSRP DUI Manual||Basic DUI Prosecution||2014|
|TSRP DUI Manual||Advanced DUI Prosecution and Enforcment||2014|
|TSRP DUI Manual||Prosecuting the Drugged Driver and DRE Issues||2013|
|Florida Coastal School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|Auburn University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|TSRP DUI Conference||DUI Defense - Basic DUI Lecture||2014|
|TSRP DUI Conference||DUI Defense - Advanced DUI Lecture||2014|
|TSRP DUI Conference||DUI Defense - Prosecuting the Drugged Driver||2013|
|2015-CT-002571||DUI conviction vacated and amended to Reckless Driving with a Withhold of Adjudication|
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