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The city of Sanford, the county of seat in Seminole County is the largest and oldest city in Seminole County. Both Seminole County courthouses are found in Sanford, the Civil, on the shores of Lake Monroe, and the Criminal Justice Center, on Bush Boulevard off of 17-92. People have been living in Sanford since the early 1800’s during the Seminole wars, Sanford at that time was known as Ft. Mellon, or Mellonville. Meaningful development of the area did not come until after the American Civil War, when General Henry Sanford moved to the area for agricultural production. Newly free African-Americans and immigrants from Sweden flocked to Sanford for work on the celery farms (Sanford is still known as the Celery City and the riverboat industry). Both of the aforementioned groups still thrive culturally in the area and make Sanford a very special community.

Sanford enjoys a rich history including hosting a PGA tour stop in the 1940’s and the New York Giants Spring Training. In fact, Sanford was one of the first places where Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier. Historic downtown Sanford’s brick paved streets and Victorian era buildings display the true history and beauty of the city. Many Central Floridians do not realize that Sanford was once much larger and important than its neighbor Orlando 20 miles to the South. Sanford was the county seat of then Mosquito County, a County that comprised of what is now Orange and Seminole Counties. However, Sanford today is much more than a city living in the past. Sanford is home the Orlando-Sanford International Airport, several multi-million dollar companies, and a thriving tourism industry.

Sanford has more arrests than any other city in Seminole County, this may be due to the sheer geographic and population size of Sanford or a large and at times overzealous police presence. Unfortunately, Sanford sees large numbers of serious crimes. Ryan has handled Sanford manslaughter charges, attempted murder charges, and large scale drug trafficking cases. Our office is conveniently located off Lake Mary Boulevard, in Sanford, less than a half mile from the Criminal Justice Center. The Law Office of Ryan Yadav enjoys being one of the closest, if not closet criminal law practice to the Sanford, Seminole County Criminal Courthouse.

Sanford is a special place to live and work and is having a recent spirit of increased modernity. That said, if you live in Sanford, you realize the importance of having a local Sanford or Seminole County lawyer handle your criminal case. While Sanford and Seminole County increases in growth and population, to some extent it is still important to have a lawyer who is familiar with the local court rules, prosecutors, and judges. If you are under investigation for a crime that occurred in Sanford, Florida or have been arrested by the Sanford Police Department or Seminole County Sheriff’s Office in Sanford, call Ryan a bon a fide Sanford Lawyer.

Ryan has handled cases in the following Sanford neighborhoods: Sanford’s Historic District, Goldsborough, Old Mayfair, the Mayfair neighborhood, Heathrow, Indian Mound Village, Bookertown, Upsala, Sunniland, and Lake Monroe.