Fight Back with a Strong Florida Defense Lawyer on your Side!
If you’ve been charged with a crime in Florida, you know you have a problem you can’t just ignore. Even a with a minor misdemeanor charge, you risk jail time, license suspension, significant fines, and more. And of course a felony conviction will almost always hit you with serious prison time.
Any Florida criminal conviction will leave you with a criminal record that can follow you for the rest of your life. It could affect your ability to get a job, get a scholarship, rent an apartment, or any situation where someone may find your criminal record with a simple online background check.
But right now you still have options. And now is the time to prepare a defense and give yourself every chance to beat the charges, and walk away free and clear. Or at least protect yourself from the most serious, life-altering consequences.
However, time may be short. Many of the best defense strategies require quick action. The process of discovery and analysis of the evidence against you may have critical court deadlines.
For example, if you’ve been charged with a DUI in Florida, you must request a hearing at the DMV within 10 days of your arrest to have a chance to save your license. See my DUI page for more details.
I’m Facing a Florida Criminal Charge. What Should I do First?
You are off to a good start by finding this site. The first thing you need to do is get informed. You want to understand exactly what is happening to you, what the possible penalties are, and what you can do about it.
We provide some detailed information on this site about various Florida criminal offenses, charges, and penalties. We sincerely hope you will find this information helpful.
You’ll want to understand the basics of Florida criminal procedures and court dates. And you’ll certainly want to understand what penalties you are facing in the worst case, if you are found guilty.
Talk to an attorney.
Florida criminal laws are very complicated, and how they are applied can vary tremendously according to the facts of you case, the courts, the prosecutor, the judges, and more. So while having a basic understanding of the rules and the guidelines is helpful, to really understand your options to be able to make the right decision about how to pursue your defense, you need to speak to a Florida defense lawyer who handles criminal cases everyday.
Our experienced defense attorneys can answer all your questions about your case. It is difficult for a person who’s never been arrested before to figure out whether they want to work out a plea deal quickly and put a criminal charge past them, or fight the charges in court.
There are many options to weigh and questions to be asked.
- What will happen if I plead guilty?
- How will it affect my life and my future?
- How long will it take to resolve my case?
- What are my chanced to win the case?
- Will I have to testify in court?
- If I lose a trial, am I much worse off than if I plead guilty at the beginning?
So we will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, suggest defense options, explain likely results, and will help you decide what you want to do.
And we do it for free and with no obligation at (877) 394-6959
Who are the Attorneys of MyFloridaDefenseLawyer.com?
We are a group of criminal defense lawyer in Florida who fight criminal charges for our clients every day. In courts across the state, from Miami-Dade county in the south to Duval county in the north, and across all of central Florida and beyond.
Our Florida attorneys are laser focus on criminal defense issues almost exclusively.
Why? Simply put, general practice attorney’s who handle real estate closings one day, bankruptcy cases the next day, and then show up in court to fight a criminal charge just can’t be as focused on the detailed and frequently complicated Florida criminal statutes. They are much less likely to know what motions and arguments are likely to be successful in getting you a dismissal or a reduction in charges.
Direct experience counts. That’s why we always recommend you ask any defense attorney you are considering these questions:
- How many cases like mine have you handled in the last year?
- What kind of results have you gotten in recent criminal cases?
- Why are you the best Florida defense attorney for me?
If an attorney can’t answer those questions to your satisfaction, then you probably should keep looking.
After all you only get one chance to challenge your case in court. If you later decide that your attorney didn’t fight hard enough for you and get you the deal you wanted, it’ll be too late.
How do I decide who is the Best Florida defense attorney for me?
There are a number of factors you should consider when deciding who is the best defense attorney to defend you against a Florida criminal charge.
Knowledge & Experience
You want your attorney to be a subject matter expert on fighting cases just like yours. Someone who dabbles in criminal defense might not know exactly the best ways to challenge the prosecution in court to get the best results. Judges respect lawyers who make smart arguments and clearly know their business, and may allow more leeway in fighting your case.
A Proven Track Record
A defense attorney should be able to talk about similar cases to yours, and some successful results that he or she has achieved. If your attorney has never gotten a similar criminal case dismissed, or had a jury come back with a not guilty verdict, you can’t expect it to happen in your case first.
Sitting in court on trial for a criminal offense is stressful enough. You need to feel comfortable and confident that your attorney cares and is working hard for you.
Is the attorney they easy to deal with? Does he answer all my questions? Do I believe the attorney cares about my case? Does he help me relax?
Get a Free Consultation on Your Florida Criminal Charge
We understand that the decision about which lawyer to hire is critically important to you. You have the right to evaluate your potential attorney before you are committed to hiring him or her.
So you may as well ask some good questions that help you understand you case and your options.
That’s why we are always happy to answer specific questions about your case in a free case evaluation. You will:
- Learn if the police made any mistakes in your case (such as illegal search) that should get your charges dismissed.
- Find out what penalties you are realistically facing if you choose to plead guilty.
- Get a qualified opinion from a top Florida defense lawyer what your chanced are to beat the charges in court.
All for free, and with no obligation. Just by calling (877) 394-6959
to talk to one of our experience Florida defense attorneys, or contact us by our web form, and we’ll get back to you right away.
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by calling our attorneys. You’ll get some free advice to help you decide what to do next.
We look forward to helping you in this difficult time.
– The attorneys of MyFloridaDefenseLawyer.com
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This site is for general informational purposes only. Information is not guaranteed accurate, and may not apply in any specific case. Consult a qualified Florida attorney to get a legal opinion. By reading this site, no attorney client relationship is established.
Call (877) 394-6959 now for free criminal defense case evaluation and legal consultation on any Florida criminal charge.