Defense Attorney South Florida. At the Law Offices of Evan M. Kleiman, P.A., we understand that an arrest can be extremely overwhelming – even for a misdemeanor offense. Even an interrogation or investigation can be frightening, especially when you don’t know the full extent of your rights. At any moment, an investigation can turn south for a suspect. There are times when new evidence is presented that leads to new suspects being questioned, and there are other times when police accuse the wrong individual of committing or assisting with the crime. Evan Kleiman knows exactly how to handle each type of case, and will protect your rights. If there is little or no evidence linking you to the crime in question, rest assured Mr. Kleiman will not rest until your charges are reduced or dropped altogether. Turn to the Law Office of Evan M. Kleiman, P.A. today to obtain the assistance you need to beat your criminal case.
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.
Domestic Violence • Drunk Driving • Drug Cases
Grand Theft • Shoplifting • Murder
Seal/Expunge Records • Sentencing • Juvenile • Sex Crimes
Traffic Offenses • Burglary & Robbery • Solicitation of Prostitution
Assault / Battery • Manslaughter
Probation and Community Control Violations
Supervised Release • Appeals