Rachel Mattie

Rachel Mattie is a criminal defense attorney in the Orlando area. Ms. Mattie is a former Assistant Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Orange County, Florida. As an Assistant Public Defender, Ms. Mattie represented hundreds of indigent clients in the Central Florida community in both County and Circuit Court, defending various criminal matters including juvenile offenses, traffic cases, DUIs, thefts, drug possession, violations of probation, and more. While at the Public Defender's Office, Ms. Mattie developed a passion for not only active litigation and trial strategy, but more importantly, client satisfaction. Ms. Mattie is not only committed to achieving favorable results, but also ensuring that her clients fully understand the legal process and are actively involved in the outcome of their case.

Ms. Mattie's decision to pursue a career in criminal law began at a young age. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Ms. Mattie was exposed to a community with one of the highest violent crime rates in America. This sparked an initial interest in the prosecutorial side of crime. However, in high school, Ms. Mattie began volunteering as a peer representative for teenagers accused of low-level offenses through the Duval County Teen Court Program. Ms. Mattie learned just how rewarding it is to be a voice for others and serve as an advocate in the criminal justice system. It was then that Ms. Mattie developed a distinct interest in effectively representing the accused and protecting constitutional rights.

Ms. Mattie graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Legal Studies, with minors in Criminal Justice and Political Science. She was the recipient of the Bright Future's Scholarship and an Academic Competitiveness grant upon admission. Ms. Mattie attended Barry University School of Law in Orlando and graduated in the top 10% of her class. Ms. Mattie was elected Editor-in-Chief of Barry Law Review in her second year, authored two articles selected for publication, was employed by the school as a Research Assistant, and developed a symposium that focused on self-defense law and ethical prosecution that attracted over 100 attendees from across the state.

Ms. Mattie is currently a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as well as the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Areas of Practice

  • 60% Criminal Defense
  • 25% DUI/DWI
  • 15% Juvenile Law

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2015


  • Barry University School of Law, Orlando, Florida
    • J.D. - 2014
  • University of Central Florida
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 2011
    • Major: Legal Studies

Published Works

  • Barry Law Review, Another Bizarre Twist in Florida's Stand Your Ground Law, 2015
  • Barry Law Review, Say "NO" to NOTA: Modifying Florida’s..., 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2017 - Present
  • Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2015 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Public Defender's Office 9th Judicial Circuit, Assistant Public Defender, 2015 - 2017

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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Trip and Fall


Car Accident


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Scooter Accident


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