Criminal Attorney Florida, DUI, Misdemeanor, Felony Lawyers

Florida Criminal Defense LawyersWe know that when you are arrested or accused of a crime it can be one of the most terrifying experiences in your life. Therefore you need the assistance of a competent lawyer. Our experienced, low-cost and affordable Criminal Attorneys in Florida can help you when you need a lawyer for any criminal defense. 

Criminal crimes a serious and damaging charge to your record, you need one of our skillful attorneys who know Florida law and can help you with all the intricacies of whether to plead guilty or not guilty. 

Affordable Legal fees has many lawyers who can advise you, call us today so we can assist you if facing conviction for any crime.

Criminal Attorney Florida misdemeanor starts from $999 for a case.

Criminal Attorney Florida DUI starts from $999 for a misdemeanor case.

Criminal Attorney Florida felony starts from $1,999 for a case.

Call us immediately if you are facing any of these convictions:

• Felony

• Misdemeanor

• Petty Theft

• Possession

• or for an Expungement

Criminal Attorney Florida for Felony, DUI, Misdemeanor

Felonies are the most serious types of crimes. It is imperative that you are guided every step of the way by a knowledgeable criminal attorney when facing the court system. 

• You have the right to refuse to talk with the police.

• You have the right to talk to a lawyer during questioning by the police.

• You can refuse a search of your home unless they have a warrant to do so.

• They can search your car, or you, only with  probable cause.

• You have the right to see a judge within 24 hours of your arrest to make sure the police have probable cause.

• You have the right to a reasonable bond.

• You have the right to a speedy trial by a jury of your peers.

• You have the right to be represented by a lawyer.

• You have the right to be advised of any plea offers made by prosecutors.

• You have the right to testify, or not.

• You have the right to cross-examine witnesses the government asks to testify against you.

Becoming violent while resisting searches of your property or you, can result in criminal charges made against you.

If you are searched illegally, your lawyer may be able to get evidence that is collected thrown out of court. Bonds must be reasonably set. Make sure you talk to a lawyer before waiving these or any rights.

Some felony charges include:

Burglary, drug trafficking, theft, sex crimes, internet sex crimes, attempted murder, shoplifting, battery, domestic violence, probation violations, resisting an officer, assault, DUI, drug possession, vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident.

Some things to know about most criminal investigations:

  1. Undercover police officers do not have to tell you they are the police when asked.
  2. Officers do use deceit to get you to confess. They may even go so far as to tell you they have evidence against you, or they know you are guilty.
  3. If you are not placed under arrest you do have the right to leave the scene in a calm fashion. Just make sure you ask the officer if you are free to leave.
  4. When you are arrested, the police do not have to give you the Miranda warning. ANYTHING you say during this time can be used against you.
  5. You should talk to a lawyer before saying anything to the police.
  6. Silence cannot be used against you at trial, what you say, can.
  7. You do not have to consent to a search. The police may say they can get a warrant, search without consent or get a drug dog. If they can search they will. Your consent will waive the right to challenge the search in court.
  8. Never talk to anyone in jail or on the phone about your case if you are in jail.
  9. Always stay calm and never fight the police. You dont want to be accused of resisting arrest with violence.

Expungement

Our Criminal Attorneys in Florida can advise you regarding expungement, otherwise known as record sealing which can remove criminal records in many cases. When you request an expungement, the process acts as if the crime has no longer existed. All states are different in handling this matter. Some only allow juvenile offenses to be expunged from records; other states are more lenient regarding adult criminal records.

Rules vary from state to state, so when requesting an expungement, we can advise you accordingly. For a juvenile record sealing it is usually available to those who have a clean criminal record otherwise.

Records usually remain in the court system even though an expungement has taken place. The juvenile criminal record may come up down the line a decade or so later in life. We will advise you as far as whether or not your juvenile record can be used against you. We will advise you of your rights for your particular case. Certain records cant be expunged such as DMV records for drunk driving convictions.

Some cases, even if dismissed in court, display everything that took place. From the time of your arrest, to the subsequent trial, all is reflected on your record. The only way to have a clean record is through an expungement.

Your criminal record is very important. It can impact whether you get a job to whether or not you can rent a property. Usually a criminal record can be accessed by landlords and employers. When you have a record sealed it secures your criminal record from the publics view. This process though, is not available for criminal convictions, only for criminal charges. If you receive what is called a “withhold of adjudication” in court you can obtain a record sealing. Domestic violence cases are not qualifying. If you receive a “withhold of adjudication” and probation, the day you get off probation, you can be eligible for a record sealing. You can expunge a sealed record ten years after no further trouble or offenses have occurred.

Arson, DUI and rape cannot be removed from your record. You can only expunge or seal one offense from a criminal record. Because a court involvement is mandatory, the process can be complex. If you wish further information concerning expungement or record sealing, call us at affordablelegalfees.com today.

Petty Theft

Petty theft or petit theft is usually crimes such as shoplifting, stealing, larceny or unlawful taking.

Penalties for theft can range from felonies to misdemeanors all depending on the value of the items allegedly taken. Under Floridas criminal statutes a person who commits any type of theft means that they knowingly took something belonging to another with the intent to benefit from the property, or to deprive the original owner of the right to that property. It may also mean that they appropriate the property to their own use or the use of any person not entitled to the property.

Petty theft is usually anything taken that is valued at less than $300. Petty theft is separated in degrees:

First Degree: (Petit Theft) If property stolen is valued at between $100 and $299 the defendant may be charged with a 1st degree misdemeanor. This carries a penalty of one year in jail and a $1000 fine. If you have been convicted twice before of a theft crime, then you may be charged with a 3rd degree felony which is five years in jail and $5000 maximum penalty.

Second Degree: (Petit Theft) If property taken is valued at less than $100 then you may be charged with a 2nd degree misdemeanor. This carries a maximum sentence of 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.

In all cases of a guilty charge for petit theft, the defendant’s finger prints are taken in the presence of a judge and affixed to a written judgment.

Do not plead guilty to a petty theft charge until you know all your options. Contact one of our cheap, low-cost attorneys so that you can have the most knowledgeable and helpful attorney if you have been accused of theft. Our experienced Criminal Attorneys in Florida may be able to get charges dropped in exchange for restitution.

We will go over with you the best options for your case during our free consultation.

Because our experienced, low-cost defense lawyers have handled criminal court cases for numerous Florida offenses, we can help you get the best defense. A good criminal attorney in Florida can mean the difference between a reduction or acquittal, depending on the circumstances of the individual case.

Florida Criminal laws can help you obtain the legal remedy you are looking for when applicable. Our experienced and affordable Florida Criminal lawyers use Florida Criminal statutes along with low cost attorney fees to help you through your stressful time of need.