Brice Aikens

Brice Aikens is a Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer dedicated to representing those facing criminal accusations in the Greater Orlando area and surrounding Central Florida communities. Prior to joining The Umansky Law Firm, Brice was the former Division Chief for the Orange County Public Defender's Office in the Ninth Judicial Circuit where he litigated cases ranging from homicide and trafficking to possession and petit theft.

Brice received his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida and his Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law. In 2012, Brice became a Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, meaning his knowledge, skills, and proficiency in criminal law meets the highest standards set by The Florida Bar. With this Certification, he joins only a small percentage of attorneys who can call themselves legal experts or specialists.

Brice is active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has also been recognized as one of Florida's Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine.

Outside of practicing law, Brice has published several scholarly articles and is actively involved in the community. In 2013, he created The Minnie Aikens Foundation with the mission to help eliminate the financial barrier that prevents aspiring students from going to college.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, The Florida Bar, 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida


  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • J.D. - 2006
  • University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
    • Major: Legal Studies

Published Works

  • When an Interference is More Than an Interference, Florida Defender, 24, 2012
  • More Than Just a Routine Depo, Florida Defender, 23, 2011
  • Missed Calls: How to Challenge the Controlled Phone Call, Florida Defender, 25, 2014
  • Something About Discovery, Florida Defender, 23, 2011


  • Speaker, Write and Wrong, Legal Research & Writing, Office of The Public Defender, 2014
  • Speaker, Professional Boot Camp, Orange County Bar Association, 2014
  • Speaker, Life as Public Defender, University of Central Florida, 2014
  • Speaker, Strange Cases in Voir Dire, Boone High School, 2013
  • Speaker, Voir Dire from a Criminal Defense Attorney Perspective, Barry University School of Law, 2013
  • Speaker, Jury Trials: Rotary International, Rotary Club Orlando, 2013

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Trend Magazine, "Florida Legal Elite", 2013
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, James T. Miller Scholar Award, 2013
  • Florida Bar Leadership Academy, 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The American Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Assistant Public Defender, 2006 - 2013
  • Misdemeanor Division Chief, 2013 - 2015

Recent Criminal
Case Results

Burglary of Dwelling; Petit Theft

Withhold with 6 months probation and impulse control; adjudication withheld

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

CT-Driving Under the Influence Car (M1)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

Unlawful Speeding

Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwell/Struct/Veh; Child Abuse; Criminal Mischief; Battery (Domestic Violence)

No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

Attach Tag/Lic Plate To Unassigned Vehicle (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

DUI with Minor In Car or BAL of .20 or Higher

Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped


Charges Dropped

Scheme to Defraud(F3); Grand Theft(F3)

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed


Failed to Yield at Intersection

Not Guilty

Leave Scene Of A Crash W/Property Damage (M2)

Case Dropped

Motion to Modify and Impose a Withhold of Adjudication


Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped


Reduced to reckless driving

Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21

Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

Violation of Probation

Case Dismissed

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Sexual Assault Victim


Car Accident


Motorcycle Accident


Trip and Fall


Car Accident


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Car Accident


Car Accident


Car Accident


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Scooter Accident


Car Accident


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