SELECT YOUR COUNTY TO FIND A CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY IN YOUR AREA
In the State of Florida, if you are accused, detained, arrested and/or charged with a criminal offense, you do have rights. Some of these rights include:
It is also important to know that in certain situations, the law also provides law enforcement the ability to conduct specific actions based on plain site evidence or reasonable suspicion / probable cause. Additionally, in the case of a suspected DUI, Florida Law allows law enforcement to require you to provide a breath sample or other type of sample under the law (blood, hair, urine, fingernail clipping sample) to obtain evidence of the crime of a DUI or other similar criminal offenses.
The moment you are arrested, the deck is already stacked against you. While you are supposed to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, the criminal system will not make you feel as is if that it is the case.
The attorney, lawyer, or law firm you have representing you in a criminal matter carries an awesome responsibility. They may have a direct impact on your ability to keep your freedom, certain civil rights (in the case of a felony crime), and your ability to keep your reputation in tact.
While public defenders serve a necessary duty to the public for those that cannot afford to hire a lawyer, they often have large caseloads, are understaffed, and over worked.
Hiring a criminal defense attorney that will aggressively and zealously fight to protect your rights, and use every legal resource available under the law in your defense may provide you the best possible outcome in your criminal case. An experienced private practice criminal defense attorney typically has the time, resources, and staff to give your case the full attention and dedication to your case that you both need and deserve.