BEST DUI ATTORNEYS MIAMI
Attorney Profiles - Parks & Braxton, PA
Michael Braxton has dedicated his entire professional career, spanning
over 20 years, to defending individuals charged with crimes. Mr. Braxton
began his legal career as an Assistant Public Defender in Tampa, Florida.
After leaving the Public Defender’s office, Mr. Braxton became a
partner at the law firm of Essen & Essen et al., defending DUI’s
and criminal offenses.
Throughout his career, Mr. Braxton has defended thousands of people charged
with DUI and other criminal offenses. He has tried over 150 criminal jury
trials and countless bench trials. He has also argued hundreds of pre-trial
motions. His success in the courtroom has led to numerous not guilty verdicts
in cases involving DUI’s, misdemeanors, and all felonies ranging from 3rd degree to felonies punishable by life.
In addition to his success at trial, Mr. Braxton has secured countless
case dismissals based on police misconduct, destruction of evidence, illegal
searches, and seizures, and a number of other reasons. He has also handled
and won countless driver’s license hearings, allowing individuals
accused of DUI to protect their driving privileges.
Mr. Braxton has lectured at several DUI / Criminal Defense seminars and
has taught hundreds of attorneys throughout the State of Florida on the
art of winning a DUI / criminal case. He has lectured on the topic of
“How to Properly Cross Examine a Witness.” He has written
nationally published articles on such DUI / criminal defense topics as
“Excluding Breath, Blood, and Urine results” and “Unlawful
Mr. Braxton has handled thousands DUI and criminal cases throughout the
state of Florida. His experience and commitment to clients continue to
be a driving force behind the firm’s ability to secure successful
results. Mr. Braxton is also admitted to practice law in the state of
- University of Connecticut, 1990 - B.S. Business Administration
- Nova Law Center, 1993 - J.D.
Andrew Parks began his career as a prosecutor for the Broward County State
Attorney’s Office. After leaving the State Attorney’s Office,
he worked for, and eventually became the youngest lawyer to become a partner
at the law firm of Essen & Essen et al, which focused on defending
those charged with DUI and criminal offenses.
As a former prosecutor, Mr. Parks is able to draw from insight into the
“other side” when defending clients specifically charged with
any type of criminal offense including DUI, misdemeanors, traffic offenses,
and all types of felonies.
His ability to challenge the prosecution’s case and create customized
defense strategies consistently produces successful results for the firm’s
clients. Over the years, he has tried more than 150 criminal cases, has
argued countless pre-trial motions, and has won numerous driver’s
As a result of his success as a criminal and DUI defense lawyer, Mr. Parks
has been invited to speak at seminars around the state where he has lectured
hundreds of attorneys on topics including defending a drunk driving case,
dismantling the State’s DUI and criminal case, and the art of winning
a DUI and criminal case with motion practice.
Mr. Parks was recruited by West Publishing and is now recognized as a nationally
published author. He has written articles on such topics as how to beat
the breath test as well as how to use police misconduct to dismiss a case.
He has also written articles and lectured on unlawful police search and seizures.
Mr. Parks has handled thousands of DUI and criminal cases throughout the
state of Florida in his career spanning over 19 years. He continues to
apply his skills to the defense of those charged with all criminal offenses.