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Attorney Bryan McCarthyBryan McCarthy

Adept Criminal Defense Lawyer in Melbourne, FL

Bryan McCarthy is an attorney dedicated to helping those accused of misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses throughout Central Florida. He has worked as an attorney in private practice and as a public defender, allowing him to represent hundreds of people in complex criminal cases with confidence.

Bryan earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida State University in 2007 and his Juris Doctor at Syracuse University College of Law in New York in 2010. Soon after, he began working as an associate attorney at a local criminal defense firm.

During his tenure with the New York-based law office, Bryan wrote appeals, handled misdemeanor and felony cases, conducted all client consultations, and represented clients throughout New York. In 2011, Bryan returned to his home state and became a public defender at the Office for the 18th Judicial Circuit in Brevard County, handling both misdemeanor and felony cases.

After leaving the public defender’s office, Bryan returned to private practice and joined the Law Offices of Bryan J. McCarthy in Melbourne, Florida. He remains dedicated to criminal defense and continues to be involved in the local legal community as a member of various organizations and associations.

Contact us today to discuss your case and schedule a free consultation.


  • Juris Doctor, Syracuse University College of Law, 2010
  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Florida State University, 2007

Memberships & Associations

  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • orange county bar association
  • chamber of commerce melbourne
  • Norml commity
  • Brevard county bar

Our Case Results See Why Client's Hire Us

  • Ct 1 – DUI; Ct 2 – Possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis
    Case: State vs. T.B. Case #: 2013-mm-0X1X7X County: Brevard County Date: November 2013 Facts: The Defendant was pulled over on A1A by Satellite Beach Police department. The client was arrested for driving under the influence, and he refused to give a breath sample. He was also arrested for possession of less the twenty grams of cannabis. Outcome: State dismissed the possession of cannabis and amended the DUI to a reckless driving right before trial.
  • Driving Under the Influence Second Offense
    Case: State vs. A.C. Case #: 2012-ct-0X5X6X County: Brevard County Date: November 2013 Facts: The client was charged with a second DUI. The state offered jail, and my client opted to exercise her Constitutional right to a jury trial. Outcome: The client was found not guilty.
  • Driving While License Suspended
    Case #: 2010-CT-0X8X8XA County: Brevard County Date: January 2011 Facts: The defendant was given a criminal citation for driving while her license was suspended. The state could not prove the Defendant knew her license was suspended, so the state dismissed the charges. Outcome: The defendant’s case was dismissed by the State Attorney’s Office
  • DUI
    Case: State vs. S.W Case #: 2011-ct-0X6X9XA County: Brevard County Date: October 2011 Facts: The defendant was pulled over on his way home from a local establishment. The officer conducted field sobriety exercises. The client refused to give a breath sample, and he was arrested. Outcome: The attorney went to trial on this case. After jury selection, the state lowered the charges to reckless driving, and the client was able to maintain his license and was not even put on probation.
  • DUI
    Case #: 052015CT0XXX09AXXXXX County: Brevard County Date: December 2016 Facts: Client was driving home from work at around 2am, and dropped his cellphone underneath his seat, causing him to swerve erratically. His vehicle was subsequently pulled over by law enforcement officers, and the client was arrested for Driving Under the Influence. Complicating matters, the client was facing immigration consequences, and likely deportation as a result of his pending charges. Outcome: The Attorney filed a Motion to Suppress the Evidence, arguing that the law enforcement officers who stopped our client’s vehicle were outside of their jurisdiction. After the hearing on the Motion to Suppress, the State Attorney’s Office agreed to reduce the DUI charge to a civil traffic infraction, with no immigration consequences to the client.
  • DUI
    Case: State vs. R.H Case #: 2012-ct-0X2X0X County: Brevard County Date: October 2012 Facts: The client was charged with DUI. The client was parked with her car on. The police pulled up behind her and conducted a DUI investigation. Outcome: Prior to trial, the State offered a reckless driving. The client did not lose her license, and she was not put on probation. The client received a withhold of adjudication and a fine.
  • DUI with a breath alcohol level above a .15
    Case: State vs. K.C. Case #: 2013-ct-0X6X8X County: Brevard County Date: October 2013 Facts: The Client was pulled over by the police for allegedly swerving with her lane. The police arrested her and she blew a breath alcohol level twice the legal limit. Outcome: The state amended the charge to a reckless driving and dropped all of the civil infractions.
  • DUI with one prior
    Case: State vs. J.H. Case #: 2011-mm-0X5X1XA County: Brevard County Date: May 2012 Facts: Client was pulled over and issued a ticket for driving under the influence and was arrested. Outcome: Client was found not guilty by a jury of his peers.
  • DUI, 2nd Offense
    Case: State v. K.H Case #: 2010-ct-0X1X5X County: Brevard County Date: March 2011 Facts: The client was pulled over by the Satellite Beach Police Department. The client was ordered to do field sobriety exercises and refused to do them. The client was arrested for driving under the influence. The client was videotaped throughout the process. Outcome: Right before jury trial, the government offered a reduction to Reckless Driving.
  • DUI, 2nd Offense; Refusal to Take Breathalyzer; Violation of Business Purpose Only License
    Case: State v. J.L Case #: 2010-ct-0X2X7XA County: Brevard County Date: September 2010 Facts: The client was alleged to have run a red light and was pulled over by the police. The police had the client perform field sobriety exercises. The police advised the client that he did not perform to standard, and he was arrested. The client refused a breathalyzer test for the second time, so the police charged him with refusal as well as his second offense of DUI. In addition, the police accuse the defendant of violating his business purpose only license. Outcome: Right before picking a jury, the state dismissed the DUI charge against the defendant. The defendant did plead guilty to the refusal charge and was placed on probation. Yet the defendant did not receive a second driving under the influence.

The Right Experience The Right Attorney

  • Our attorneys have over 20 years of combine experience.
  • Bryan McCarthy has a proven track record in handling cases like yours.
  • Hr has an exceptional reputation & hundreds of happy clients.
  • He offers free consultations to all of his clients no matter the case.
  • He is available and accessible 24/7 for all of your legal needs.