Carrie L. Rentz
Top Rated Criminal Defense Lawyer
After receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, attorney Carrie Rentz went on to earn her Juris Doctorate (law degree) and master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Stetson University.
Ms. Rentz began her legal career as an Assistant State Attorney for the 18th Judicial Circuit, serving Seminole and Brevard counties. She started as a misdemeanor prosecutor in Titusville, Fla., and was later transferred to Sanford, Fla., where she was ultimately promoted to a felony docket trial attorney position.
Her experience as a prosecutor spurred a desire to help people in bad situations, and care for those who’ve hit rock-bottom, helping them get them back on track to a better life. She left the State Attorney’s Office to join the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Council for the Fifth District, representing cases throughout Volusia, Seminole, Orange, Flagler, Lake and Osceola Counties. As a former prosecutor, Ms. Rentz understood all aspects of building a strong offensive case, from gathering pertinent evidence to deciding the best convictions to seek – an advantage which has proven key to developing a strong defense.
In 2008, Ms. Rentz went into private practice, opening up her own firm and continuing to work part-time for the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Council for the Fifth District. She’s defended everything from murder and sex crimes, to driving on a suspended license.
She later transitioned to family law in 2014, working as co-counsel with a Central Florida attorney representing more than 40 years of experience and many high profile cases. In one extreme case, she managed a three-week divorce trial involving billions of dollars’ worth of assets.
Ms. Rentz has been able to negotiate better plea bargains (see article 1 and article 2 on how she lowered a $750,000 bond to $10,000 for niece of Markeith Lloyd), and obtain the better outcomes for those previously misrepresented or misunderstood (see article on Ms. Rentz achieving justice on behalf of a mentally disabled woman facing 15 years of prison).
Carrie L. Rentz has a compassion and understanding for each of her clients to be fully invested in fighting for your best possible outcome. She’s seen enough good people find themselves in unfortunate situations, and will work hard on your behalf to get you back to your family as soon as possible.
I realize that your case is the most important thing in your life at this moment, and ensure I will do everything I can to get you through this situation with a successful resolution. If you’re coming to me with a need for criminal defense or family law needs, I look forward to answering any questions you may have, and walking you through the process step-by-step.