Frequently Asked Questions
Do I really need a criminal law attorney?
Criminal charges are often serious. Many result in severe consequences, including heavy fines and jail time. The most secure way to protect your rights is by hiring an experienced defense lawyer. Familiar with Florida’s criminal law, our attorneys may be able to reduce your charges or defend you in court if your case goes to trial. Your punishment could be less severe.
What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?
The fundamental distinction between misdemeanors and felonies lies in the penalties. Felony charges are serious crimes that can land you a prison term of a year or more. Misdemeanors are less severe crimes whose prison sentences are less than a year. Contact us to handle your case and provide you with the best possible defense.
What rights do I have when I am arrested for a crime?
You have many legal rights under the Fifth Amendment, including the Miranda Rights. For instance, you have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. These legal rights are real and not just a fiction of the entertainment industry. Use these rights to your advantage. Say nothing until one of our firm’s qualified attorneys has contacted you.
I have been arrested for drunk driving. What do I do?
Do not underestimate DUI charges; they are serious. Contact us right away if you are faced with a DUI charge to allow our defense lawyers to help you avoid severe consequences. Fines can be steep and you may even face jail time without a proper legal defense.