Julie Clarke – Attorney at Law

Buildings in downtown Orlando, Florida as seen from Lake Eola Park

Julie Clarke

Of Counsel

Buildings in downtown Orlando, Florida as seen from Lake Eola Park

Julie Clarke

Of Counsel

Attorney Julie Clarke has nearly a decade of experience as a criminal trial attorney. During her career, she served for five years as an Assistant State Attorney in Orlando. Julie prosecuted a variety of crimes ranging from misdemeanors, DUIs, drugs charges and general felonies, to serious felonies including special victims crimes, such as domestic violence and sex crimes. She then took her experience to the Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution as an Assistant Statewide Prosecutor. Once there, she handled multijurisdictional cases including human trafficking, white-collar fraud, racketeering (RICO), and drug trafficking crimes.

Prior to her serving as a prosecutor for the State of Florida, Julie attended Florida A & M University, College of Law. While in law school, she interned with multiple civil law firms, gaining experience in a variety of civil law practice areas, including family law, contract law, employment law, entertainment law, bankruptcy law, personal injury law, and intellectual property law. Passionate about helping others, she completed her law school externship with the State Attorney’s Office in Orlando, handling misdemeanor crimes, which would align her career in public service for years.

Growing up in the central Florida area, Julie knew she wanted to have a career focused on helping others. She studied broadcast journalism and marketing in Tennessee and returned to central Florida for law school. With encouragement from family and friends, she went into private practice criminal defense in 2018. Julie has brought her seasoned knowledge and experience to Gans Law in order to specialize in criminal defense and to continue her focus on helping others.

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Gans Law offers a variety of services that range from criminal defense to suspended licenses. Here at Gans Law, we understand that sometimes good people find themselves dealing with complex legal matters.

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What is the Penalty for First-Time DUI in Florida?

Driving Under the Influence (DUI), often referred to as “drunk driving,” is when a driver of a motor vehicle has a blood alcohol content (BAC) over the legal limit, or their normal faculties are impaired by drugs or alcohol.  A DUI conviction in Florida comes with...

What is Disorderly Conduct?

In Florida, disorderly conduct is any behavior that disrupts a public space. Some common examples include making excessively loud noise, drunk and disorderly behavior, and fighting in the street. Florida Statute 877.03 defines disorderly conduct as acts that are of a...

Can You Lose Your License for Leaving the Scene of an Accident?

Under Florida law, it is a criminal offense for leaving the scene of an accident. Florida Statute 316.061 states that leaving the scene of an accident, also known as a “hit and run,” occurs when the driver of the vehicle involved in a crash resulting in damage to...

New Florida Law: Playing Loud or Excessive Music

On July 1, 2022, a Florida law went into effect that prohibits excessive music and other sounds from being played inside the vehicle. According to Florida Statute 316.3045, it is unlawful for any person operating or occupying a motor vehicle on a street or highway to...

What’s the Difference Between Assault & Battery in Florida?

Although assault and battery offenses in Florida are similar and are discussed together, they are two distinct criminal offenses. In Florida, the main difference between assault and battery is the absence or presence of physical contact. Assault is a verbal or...

What are Ignition Interlock Devices?

An ignition interlock device (IID) is a car breathalyzer that prevents drivers from starting their car until they blow into the device. In Florida, these are required for certain driving under the influence (DUI) convictions.  An ignition interlock device is a proper...

What are the benefits of having your record expunged?

If you have ever been arrested in Florida, whether or not the charges were dropped or a jury found you “Not Guilty,” your arrest is still public record. To prevent anyone from viewing your criminal record, you would want to look into having it sealed or expunged.  Not...

Real Life Criminal Court vs. TV Court

The courtroom dramas you see on television are fictionalized versions of what actually happens in real-life criminal court. On TV, it seems as if every criminal case goes to a trial and the defense and prosecution have to present their cases in front of a jury....

Orlando Street Racing Attorney

In Florida, street racing occurs when the driver competitively drives a vehicle in a speeding contest. Florida Statute 316.191 outlines the four aspects of racing in Florida: Speed or acceleration contest - driving any vehicle (including motorcycles) in any race,...

Can Florida Toll Violations Lead to a License Suspension?

In Florida, drivers are accustomed to the many toll roads across the state. With the advancements in technology, drivers can now use their E-Pass or SunPass to quickly pass through the toll booths. However, as with all technology, complications can arise, such as not...

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