Criminal Defense Attorney Fort Lauderdale Broward County Florida. With over 25 years of experience as a criminal lawyer in South Florida, Evan Kleiman has represented cases as minor as a first time petty theft offense and as serious as a capital offense. He has successfully helped his clients beat the charges against them and will proudly do the same for you. With integrity, passion and an unwavering commitment to your needs, Mr. Kleiman will not rest until the best possible outcome for your case is attained. Turn to the Law Offices of Evan M. Kleiman, P.A. today for assistance with any of the following offenses in South Florida:
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) • Drug Crimes
Assault • Domestic Violence • White Collar Crimes • Manslaughter
Murder • Kidnapping • Burglary • Theft • Arson • Sexual Crimes
Weapons Violations – and several others
I represent clients in literally every type of offense in Florida State and Federal court. Criminal Offenses can be broken up into two main categories – Misdemeanors and Felonies. Misdemeanors are offenses that are punishable by a MAXIMUM of one year in the county jail. These offenses are handled in County Court. In certain instances, these cases are able to be resolved without your personal appearance. Certain D.U.I.’s, Petit Thefts, Possession of Cannabis, Assaults and Batteries are considered Misdemeanors.. In other instances these offenses may be charged as a Felony depending on the circumstances of the case. Felonies are punishable by imprisonment in the Florida State Prison system. These offenses are handled in Circuit Court. Felonies are further broken down into 5 degrees:. Third Degree Felonies (punishable by up to 5 years prison), Second Degree Felonies (punishable by up to 15 years prison), First Degree Felonies (punishable by up to 30 years prison), First Degree P.B.L. (punishable by life in prison) and ultimately Capital Felonies (punishable by death). A Felony conviction can be a life changing event which closes many doors. In certain cases it may be possible to reach a plea bargain with the State Attorney’s Office where adjudication is withheld. This means that you will not be considered a convicted felon. In certain cases (depending on the exact charge) you may then be eligible to have your record sealed.