Florida Criminal Defense Attorney Evan Kleiman. During the course of representing you – my client – I strive:
1) To defend your constitutional rights throughout all stages of the judicial process in an effective and aggressive manner, always putting your best interests above anything else.
2) To accommodate your schedule and to be available for you 7 days a week 24 hours a day (weekends and holidays included) wherever possible and whenever necessary to inform you of the progress of your case, answer any questions you may have and to prepare your case for upcoming court dates. My clients are encouraged to contact me directly on my personal cell phone whenever they feel they need to speak with me for any reason.
3) To treat you, the client, in a courteous, patient and respectful manner – never losing sight of the fact that you are involved in a judicial process which can be stressful, confusing and overwhelming at times. My job is to achieve the best possible outcome for you while always upholding your dignity and respect. In so doing, I will put forth all of my effort, knowledge and over 25 years of legal and practical experience.
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.
The Law Offices of Evan Kleiman, P.A.
2455 Hollywood Boulevard • Suite 104, Hollywood, Florida 33020