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D. Scott Monroe

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Firm Name
Monroe & King, P.A.
200 East Forsyth Street
Name & Address

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Areas of Practice
Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense - Drug Manufacturing & Trafficking, Criminal Defense - Drug Possession, Criminal Defense - DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense - White Collar
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200 East Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Full Biography

Scott Monroe is an experienced trial attorney primarily practicing in the areas of criminal defense, DUI defense, and civil litigation. Mr. Monroe's legal career began as a prosecutor with the State Attorney's Office in Jacksonville.

After a very successful career as a prosecutor, Mr. Monroe left the State Attorney's Office and began his own law firm and has been using his extensive experience to zealously defend the rights of his clients ever since. He handles cases involving:

Juvenile crimes
Drug crimes
Violations of probation
Felony cases

Experience as the DUI Unit Prosecutor
After graduating from law school, Mr. Monroe joined the State Attorney's Office, Fourth Judicial Circuit in Jacksonville, as an Assistant State Attorney. While there, he served as the DUI Unit prosecutor and Senior County Court Attorney for over two years. As the DUI Unit prosecutor, he handled all felony eligible DUI cases for all 17 County Court Divisions and handled Felony DUIs in Circuit Court.

During this time, he handled thousands of DUI cases and conducted over 50 DUI trials. In addition, he was responsible for training and overseeing all County Prosecutors. He worked closely with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (JSO) DUI Unit and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) program in North Florida.

Throughout his career as a DUI Unit Prosecutor, he received extensive training in:

Defense of impaired drivers
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
The effects different classes of drugs have on the human body
Criminal cases involving the alleged impairment of drivers by alcohol and or controlled substances

This experience and training provide Mr. Monroe excellent insight, knowledge, and understanding of how a DUI and other criminal charges are prosecuted and how to thoroughly defend the accused when charged with a crime.

Passing on Education to Other Professionals
Mr. Monroe is a routine instructor at DUI seminars, conferences, and training programs offered to law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and defense attorneys throughout Florida. He has 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 also taught a portion of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office's training course for new Breath Test Operators, and 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.

Since 2012, Mr. Monroe has been hired by the Florida Department of Transportation through the TSRP program to teach seminars regarding:

TSRP's Basic DUI Enforcement
Advance DUI Enforcement
Prosecuting the Drugged Driver

Experience as a Special Prosecutor
Mr. Monroe also worked for the State Attorney's Office in the First Judicial Circuit and was appointed as the Special Prosecutor on numerous Executive Assigned cases in other Judicial Circuits which were assigned to him by the Governor of Florida.

While in the First Circuit, he 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 while still serving as the special prosecutor for the entire 1st Judicial Circuit.

Practice Summary
Practice Overview

Jacksonville criminal defense attorney Scott Monroe is the firm’s founder and president and has dedicated his career to making a positive change in people's lives. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Monroe has intimate knowledge of how the state strategizes a DUI case and other criminal prosecutions. A prosecutor is typically working with numerous cases at once and does not always have the time to provide each case the personalized time and attention it requires. This is why Mr. Monroe decided to make the transition into defense. By switching to private practice, he could focus on quality over quantity and really take the time to understand the situation and help the people involved.

Awards & Honors

Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney 2018 - Attorney and Practice Magazine
Top 10 DUI Defense Attorney 2018 - Attorney and Practice Magazine
AVVO - 5 stars - Daniel Scott Monroe
AVVO Very Good Rating
AVVO Client’s Choice
AVVO Client’s Choice 2016 - Daniel Scott Monroe
The National Trial Lawyers - Top 40 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction 2017 by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction 2017-2018, 2 Years by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
10 Best Law Firm for Client Satisfaction 2018 by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
10 Best Under 40 Attorney for Client Satisfaction 2018 by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
American Institute of Legal Advocates - Elite Advocate 2018
American Institute of Legal Advocates - Elite Advocate 2019
Top 10 DUI Defense Attorney - Attorney and Practice Magazine
Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney - Attorney and Practice Magazine

Google Reviews
Google Reviews
Monroe & King, P.A.

200 E Forsyth St, Jacksonville, FL 32202, USA

(904) 474-3115

5 out of 5 stars

Cindy Baker

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! This firm is a God-send! They got the absolute BEST POSSIBLE outcome for my girl under some incredibly stressful circumstances! Their work and petition were extremely detailed, well researched and professional. I personally thank you BOTH!

Jess Adair

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

When I say this attorney showed up and showed out! It was amazing didn’t have to do anything my case was handle fast and the results were what I wanted & what the attorney said it would be. This was well worth it I am so happy with my results on my case!

Charles Hall

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Absolutely the best experience I could have ever asked for. When it seemed like my entire life was about to collapse around me Monroe and King both went out of their way to ensure I understood the process of everything in terms I could understand. There is not much more I can say other than thank...

Yusmani Garcia

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

If you’re in need of a honest, Professional lawyer look no further. Mr.Monroe is who you need on your side. Very attentive lawyer that will take time to answer all your question and always will keep you update. BEST Attorney in Jacksonville. Thanks to him and his team for all the help. They...

Brittney Duffy

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

When assisting my dad in searching for a lawyer to represent him in a civil case, I came across Monroe & King. After reading the great reviews and high recommendations, my dad decided to hire them to represent him, which ended up being the best choice. They were able to get the case dismissed in a...

Yelp Reviews
Yelp Reviews
Monroe & King, P.A 200 E Forsyth St,Jacksonville, FL 32202 +19044743115

5 out of 5 stars

Lindsey B.

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

Alex and his partner Scott represented me after my first DUI. They walked me through the process from start to finish and got the charge lowered so that my...

Stephen H.

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years ago

These have got to be the best criminal attorneys in Jacksonville, I ran into a bit of trouble. Scott and Alex came to the rescue. I sat in jail restless and...

Shanna B.

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years ago

My son got himself into some trouble, and due to the seriousness of what he was facing, my ex and I decided to hire an attorney for him. After doing his...