Standing Up For Your Rights

Vigorously Defending Your Rights And Freedom

Norgard & Chastang is a law firm that is dedicated to defending the rights and freedom of people accused of crimes. We also conduct an active criminal appeal practice and post-conviction relief practice. We defend people accused of all types of crimes, believing that every person is entitled to vigorous defense representation. If you are serious about your case, we would like to talk with you.

Felony Charges

DUI/Drunk Driving And Traffic Violations

  • Drunk driving
  • DUI manslaughter
  • Driving with suspended or revoked license
  • Reckless driving

Misdemeanor Offenses

  • Domestic violence
  • Drug possession
  • Petit theft
  • Assault
  • Criminal traffic violations
  • Other misdemeanor crimes


  • Direct appeals in state court
  • Direct appeals in federal court

Post-Conviction Petitions

  • Post-conviction petitions based on ineffective assistance of counsel, prosecutorial misconduct and newly discovered evidence
  • Section 2254, 2255 and 2241 habeas corpus petitions

Put Experience And Determination To Work For You

Polk County criminal defense lawyer Robert (Bob) Norgard has been defending people accused of crimes for more than 30 years. His work in the field has spanned the entire range of criminal cases, including more than 70 murder cases. Bob is board-certified in criminal trial practice by The Florida Bar and has served on The Florida Bar Criminal Law Board-Certification Committee. Bob has been selected for inclusion in the list of Florida Super Lawyers since 2008.

Defense attorney Cory Chastang spent almost seven years as a prosecutor prior to defending people accused of crimes. His work ranges from simple possession of marijuana charges to first-degree murder charges. As a former prosecutor and a current defense lawyer, he is guided daily by his past experience. He is board-certified in criminal trial practice, a designation that recognizes him as a criminal law specialist.

Let’s Get Started On Your Criminal Defense

Contact Norgard & Chastang for a free and in-depth consultation about your case: 863-354-0508.