South Florida Criminal Defense Law. 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
My Broward County criminal law firm is here to help you 24 hours a day. Even though our Constitution provides that you are innocent until proven guilty, it is the government’s job, through the prosecuting attorney, to prove the charges they have filed against you – in other words, to secure a conviction or guilty verdict. It is my job as a defense attorney to shield you from the government and to advocate zealously on your behalf to maintain your innocence. Let me protect your rights. The initial consultation is FREE. You may call to set up an appointment or click on the “CONTACT FORM” link at the bottom of the page to e-mail me your information. In most instances, you will receive an appointment the SAME DAY. All information sent to me is held strictly confidential as the law and ethical obligations require.
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