AREAS OF PRACTICE

1 DRUG CHARGES 13 RESISTING ARREST
2 MARIJUANA CHARGES 14 TOURIST CRIMES
3 ILLEGAL POSSESSION 15 UNDERAGE DRINKING / FAKE ID
4 SUSPENDED LICENSE 16 DUI DEFENSE
5 RECKLESS DRIVING 17 FIRST TIME DUI
6 TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS 18 MULTIPLE DUI
7 DOMESTIC BATTERY 19 VIOLATION OF PROBATION
8 SEX CRIMES BOND REDUCTION 20 EARLY TERMINATION OF PROBATION
9 PROSTITUTION / SOLICITATION 21 SEALING AND EXPUNGEMENT
10 SOLICITATION OF MINORS 22 GETTING A JOB WITH A CRIMINAL RECORD
11 ROBBERY, THEFT, BURGLARY, SHOPLIFTING 23 BOND HEARINGS / REDUCTIONS
12 TRESPASSING 24 PERSONAL INJURY
     


DRUG CHARGES

If you have been arrested on drug charges - whether for possession, manufacture or distribution - and are eventually convicted, the sentence can range from a hefty fine, mandatory counseling and lengthy probation to a multi-year prison sentence.

The state of Florida takes drug charges very seriously. If you are arrested - or are under investigation - you can be sure that the police and the prosecutor's office will use all their powers to get a conviction.

With all the power of the police and the prosecutor lined up against you, you deserve to have a dedicated advocate on your side to defend you against any type of drug charge or arrest for possession or trafficking of a controlled substance.

Our goal is always to minimize the penalties you may face as a result of drug possession charges or other charges related to possession or distribution of a controlled substance.

Your lawyer will closely examine the police procedures used to conduct the investigation and make the arrest. If we are able to uncover any violation of your constitutional rights, then we may be able to get the criminal charges against you dismissed. If the police cannot prove that you were in actual possession of the drugs, then we may be able to get the charges dismissed.

If, depending on the circumstances of your specific situation, dismissal of the drug charges is not possible, there are still options we will pursue to lessen the negative impact of the arrest, including pre-trial diversion, community control or drug court and mandatory in-patient rehab.

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MARIJUANA CHARGES

If you have been arrested on a marijuana charge, including distribution, trafficking or possession, it is important for you to seek the guidance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer to fight for your rights. The quality of your defense can affect not only the outcome of your case but also the outcome of your future. We provide caring, committed and capable defense against drug charges that include:

  • Possession
  • Cultivation of marijuana
  • Sale and distribution
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

We have helped a significant number of juveniles, college students, tourists visiting Florida from out of state, and regular, every-day people overcome issues stemming from an arrest on a drug charge.

If you are pulled over and the police find marijuana in your car, the consequences of a misdemeanor marijuana conviction include the loss of your license for two years, up to one year in jail and a $1000 fine, for a conviction of felony marijuana possession there is potential prison time.

We will create strategies that can help overcome the obstacles to getting your case dismissed, the charges reduced or any negative consequences of a conviction minimized. If we believe that the best way to protect your rights is through trial, we will tell you so. We have built a solid track record of success in handling marijuana cases and other similar matters through trial

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ILLEGAL POSSESSION

Illegal possession of just one prescription pill is enough to get you arrested. The State of Florida prosecutes drug cases, no matter how small they appear, to the fullest extent of the law. We are extremely familiar with this policy, because our attorneys passionately work for people like you. We represent good people who have been accused of the illegal possession of a pharmaceutical drug.

We represent clients charged with illegal possession of pharmaceutical drugs, possession of fraudulent prescriptions, marijuana possession and other drug charges. No matter how serious the nature of your charge, our commitment to your defense remains the same.

We are committed to upholding justice through the ethical, knowledgeable and professional practice of the law and we bring all of our energy and commitment to each case.

We look at every detail of your arrest as we develop an aggressive case to fight the charges against you. Here are just some of the few factors that we will consider:

  • Was there sufficient evidence to pull you over?
  • Was the search and seizure conducted illegally?
  • Were the pharmaceutical drugs actually yours?
  • Was your confession coerced?
  • Were your Miranda rights followed?
  • Were you entrapped?

Even the small mistakes can be used to build your case or to minimize penalties you may be facing. We seek ways to lessen the potential negative impact of any conviction, including pre-trial diversion or drug counseling.

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SUSPENDED LICENSE

Under Florida law, your driver's license can be suspended for an amazing variety of reasons - from not paying child support or missing a court date, to being arrested for a DUI or for drug possession. If you continue driving while your license is suspended and you are caught by the police, the consequences can be extremely serious.

If the police catch you driving with a suspended driver's license, and if you are convicted, the consequences can be much worse than having your driver's license suspended in the first place.

On a first offense, you can be sentenced to up to 60 days in jail. On a second offense, you can be sentenced to up to one year in jail. If you receive three convictions in less than five years, the crime can be charged as a felony. If convicted, you will have mandatory prison time, lifetime status as a convicted felon, and your driver's license can be suspended for as long as five years.

We Handle the Criminal Defense and the Administrative Appeal of Your Driver's License Suspension

If you are arrested for driving with a suspended license, you need legal help in two different areas. First, you need a criminal defense lawyer to defend you against the criminal charge of driving with a suspended license. We will investigate the circumstances of the arrest to make sure the police had a proper reason to stop you in the first place. If not, then we may be able to get the arrest thrown out. Even if the stop was proper, we may be able to negotiate with the state attorney's office for a lesser charge that will result in minimal penalties.

You will also need legal help with the Department of Motor Vehicles. We can appeal the suspension of your driver's license and help get your record cleared up so that the amount of time your driver's license is suspended - no matter the reason - is shortened.

Our overall goal is to get your driver's license back so that you can be on the road again - legally, and without the worry that goes along with driving with a suspended license

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RECKLESS DRIVING

Florida's "racing on highways" law makes it a criminal misdemeanor to engage in certain types of street racing and reckless driving. There is a big difference between getting a "racing on the highways" arrest and a traffic ticket for speeding or reckless driving: if you plead guilty to a racing on highways charge, you are pleading guilty to a criminal charge and you face a fine of up to $1,000 and a one-year jail sentence. Your driver's license can also be suspended for up to one year.

What Is "Racing on Highways"?

Florida law (Florida Statutes 316.191) defines "racing on highways" as:
"the use of one or more motor vehicles in an attempt to outgain or outdistance another motor vehicle, to prevent another motor vehicle from passing, to arrive at a given destination ahead of another motor vehicle or motor vehicles, or to test the physical stamina or endurance of drivers over long-distance driving routes."

The law also makes it illegal to be a spectator at any such race.

Why Not Just Plead Guilty?

If you plead guilty to a racing on highways or reckless driving charge, you are potentially pleading guilty to something you did not do and that the prosecutor cannot actually prove. You will have a black mark on your criminal record and on your Department of Motor Vehicles Record, your car insurance rates may increase, and you will most likely be without a driver's license for a period of time up to a year.

We believe that everyone is entitled to an aggressive and intelligent defense that doesn't require spending all your savings.

We have a strong record of success defending clients against driving infractions like racing on highways, DUIs, driving with a suspended license, and other types of traffic tickets.


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TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS

Let us handle your traffic ticket. If you hire our firm you do not need to appear for court, the lawyer will handle everything for you. Our Goal is to always get your ticket dismissed.

We handle a wide range of traffic infractions from Driving While License Suspended to Reckless Driving and Speeding Tickets. If you receive a citation from a police officer contact us immediately. By paying that ticket there are many rights you may give up.

In Florida if you get too many points in a given period of time you could lose your privilege to drive and if you get stopped driving with the suspension you may be arrested. Do not let it get that far.

If you get a ticket for driving while license suspended and you pay it, you may lose your license for up to five (5) years. If you have a special class license and you pay a ticket you can lose that license which means you will lose your employment.

There are serious consequences in Florida to paying traffic tickets and you need to be informed of your rights.

If you already paid a ticket and are now having problems with the DMV we may be able to help and get the situation reversed, call our office now for more information.

If you hire a lawyer with our office you will not have to attend any court proceedings, we will handle everything for you.

Our goal is to always get your ticket dismissed!

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DOMESTIC BATTERY

If you have been arrested on domestic violence charges, early intervention from a criminal defense lawyer can make a world of difference in how your case proceeds.

We know the criminal justice system from the inside out, and our experience gives us excellent insight into how best to build a defense for each client.

Removing No-Contact Bond Conditions

In domestic violence cases, it is usually a condition of making bail that the defendant has no contact with the alleged victim. Usually, this means that you can't return home or try for a reconciliation. If you violate the conditions of the bond, then you can be arrested again and placed on a no-bond hold.

The sooner you hire a criminal defense attorney, the better chance your lawyer has of negotiating a bond agreement that does not include such a no-contact restriction.

Our attorneys have an excellent record of success getting those conditions removed - so that you can make bail and get out of jail without having to stay away from your home or your spouse.

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Declination of Prosecution

In many cases, domestic violence arrests happen when an argument at home gets out of hand. One person calls the police but may regret that action in the coming days or weeks or months. If you and your spouse want to reconcile, and if your spouse wants to drop the domestic violence charges, we can negotiate with the prosecutor's office regarding "declination of prosecution," which is the formal term for a spouse's decision to not press charges.

Aggressive Defense of Domestic Violence Charges

The argument that led to the criminal charge of domestic battery or domestic assault may not seem like a very big deal - once the dust has cleared and emotions have calmed down. However, the potential criminal penalties for a domestic violence conviction can be extremely serious.

At the very minimum, conviction for a domestic violence crime requires the defendant to attend a 26-week anger management class as part of satisfying probation requirements. These courses are expensive and time-consuming. Even a first-time domestic violence conviction may also carry mandatory jail time.

You deserve a strong defense if you have been arrested on a domestic violence charge.

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SEX CRIMES BOND REDUCTION

All people who are charged with or under investigation for a crime have the right to an attorney to represent them, to speak for them during an investigation or after an arrest, and to protect their constitutional rights as they move through the criminal justice system.

A Record of Success Defending Clients Against Sex Crimes

We have built a strong record of success defending clients accused of various types of sex crimes:

  • Indecent exposure
  • Sexual assault or sexual battery
  • Rape charges
  • Statutory rape
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Soliciting a minor
  • Lewd and lascivious battery
  • Sexual molestation of a minor

A Complete Defense on Behalf of Sex Crimes Defendants

In all criminal cases, our ultimate goal is to minimize the potential negative impact of the arrest and criminal charge on the life of our client. Sometimes, we are able to uncover errors in police procedure or factual information that results in a dismissal of all charges.

In other cases, our goal is to negotiate a plea agreement that results in a guilty plea to a lesser charge - if at all possible, we will keep you from having to register with the Florida sex offender registry.

In other cases, we will go to trial to persuade a jury that the state attorney's office cannot prove its case against our client.

In all cases, we will be at your side every step of the way - as watchdogs protecting your Constitutional rights and as vigorous protectors of your freedom.

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PROSTITUTION / SOLICITATION

If you have been arrested on prostitution, solicitation or on any other sex crimes charge, We are prepared to vigorously, knowledgeably and effectively defend you against these serious charges. Before you speak to the law enforcement officials, speak to an attorney.

We have built a solid and proven track record of success in defending clients who have been accused of prostitution, solicitation of a prostitute, solicitation of a minor, and other sex crimes.

Our Goal Is to Get Your Case Dismissed or the Charges Reduced

Our first goal in all criminal defense matters is to see charges dismissed. If we are convinced the prosecutor cannot prove the case against you, we are willing to go to trial. However, because of the embarrassing nature of a sex crimes charge, many of our clients turn to us to fight these charges without going to trial. This is where our resourcefulness, credibility and knowledge of the court systems are especially useful. Our ultimate goal is to seek to minimize the potential negative impact that a solicitation or prostitution conviction may have on our client's life by whatever legal means available to us.

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SOLICITATION OF MINORS

If you have been accused of the solicitation of a minor, sexual molestation of a minor, possession of child pornography or Internet pornography, you need an attorney who has a skilled, proven ability to defend you.

Sex crimes are very serious criminal charges that should not be dismissed. If convicted, even if the minor willingly participated, you could be facing a maximum mandatory sentence. You may be forced to register in a sex offender registry for the rest of your life and spend serious time in prison. Solicitation, rape and other sex crimes charges carry a terrible stigma for the accused person. Sex crimes charges can destroy families and become very public matters.

Many of our clients are married, with families and children, and they count on our discreet and skilled criminal defense to help them overcome a sex crime charge.

If you even think you may be under investigation for the solicitation of a minor or any other sex charge, exercise your right to an attorney as soon as possible. A lawyer will speak on your behalf, thus eliminating the possibility of you incriminating yourself.

Skilled, Committed and Capable of Aggressively Defending You

Our office will work hard to overcome obstacles in your defense, track down involved witnesses and find inconsistent testimony or other weaknesses in the prosecution's case.

We can help you understand your legal options and we will be at your side supporting you and defending your rights throughout your criminal case. Our law office has a helped others overcome sex crimes charges, and we can help you

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ROBBERY, THEFT, BURGLARY, SHOPLIFTING

Have you been arrested, or are you under investigation, for any crime involving theft - including credit card fraud, check fraud, shoplifting, or grand theft auto?

Without an aggressive and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney protecting your rights and fighting to maintain your freedom, you run the risk of being convicted for a crime of dishonesty that will remain a black mark on your criminal record for the rest of your life.

Our job as your criminal defense lawyer is to make the prosecuting attorney prove the case against you - and if they can't, then you deserve a dismissal or at least a charge for a lesser criminal offense.

We will conduct an independent investigation into the charges against you - reviewing all available evidence and interviewing all witnesses.

For example, in retail theft cases, we will find the answers to questions such as: Is there a recording of the events? Can the store employee accurately identify our client as the person caught stealing? Did our client actually leave the store with merchandise? Did our client actually intend to purchase the merchandise but forget to pay for it? In auto theft cases, we ask questions like: Did our client actually steal the car? Did our client know the car was stolen? Did our client actually intend to borrow and return the car?

In the process of uncovering the answers to questions like these, we build our client's defense and discover the best way to proceed in order to protect each client's freedom and clean criminal record. 

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TRESPASSING

Trespass occurs when a person enters onto someone else's land, home, car or other property without the owner's permission. It is generally charged as a misdemeanor, not a felony, which means that the penalty upon conviction is not as serious as a felony.

It is still important that you seek the counsel of an experienced, aggressive lawyer who understands trespassing laws and the strategies to defend you against these criminal charges. A conviction can result in high fines, potential jail time and a criminal record. Even if you are from out of town visiting, we can provide you with a strong defense.

One way a person can end up with a trespass charge is if he or she enters a bar or club even after being refused entry by a bouncer or security guard. You should not dismiss the severity of these charges, because what you may think is not serious, may in fact lead to serious problems.

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RESISTING ARREST

Any time you obstruct a police duty or process you may be charged with resisting arrest. This is a catchall criminal accusation that can be levied against a person, even if he or she does not use any violence to obstruct the officer. We offer vigorous, knowledgeable and skilled defense against resisting arrest and a broad spectrum of other criminal charges.

Some resisting an officer arrest examples include:

  • A person is being handcuffed and he pulls his arm away
  • A person touching an officer in any way during an investigation
  • A person who is running from police when they are seeking to ask him about an investigation even if he is not a suspect in a crime
  • A person involved in a domestic violence matter who is arguing with the police

You can see from the above examples why many people are surprised that they have been arrested for resisting arrest or obstructing justice when they believe that they have done nothing wrong. The trouble is, a conviction on a resisting an officer arrest charge carries serious consequences such as a high fine, potential jail time and an arrest record that can make it hard to get a job.

We have built a strong record of success defending clients charged with resisting arrest and other crimes. We help you understand the legal process and provide you with reassurance and a sound, strong legal defense against serious criminal charges.

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TOURIST CRIMES

Nothing can ruin a vacation to Florida faster than being arrested for a crime while on vacation. Besides having to spend time on your vacation dealing with the police and making bail, you now have to worry about taking additional time off to return to Florida to attend a criminal hearing - not to mention the worry about the fines and possible jail time (which must be served in Florida) if you are convicted.

For most crimes, depending on the circumstances, we can handle the entire case on behalf of an out-of-state visitor without you having to come back to Florida again to attend any hearings or police interviews.

If you have been arrested for a crime in Florida or at one of our amusement parks, like Disney World, Epcot Center, Sea World, Universal Studios, or a Halloween Horror Night - you need a criminal defense lawyer who can take on the defense of your case and keep you from having to return to Florida to deal with the criminal charge against you.

Aggressive Criminal Defense for Out-of-State Visitors and Tourists

We frequently defend tourists and out-of-state visitors accused of crimes while on vacation in Florida. We are known as an aggressive defense firm who understands the value of a high-quality criminal defense that doesn't cost your entire life savings.

We have a solid reputation as an ethical and hard-working defense firm who know the importance of keeping long-distance clients informed about the progress of their case.

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UNDERAGE DRINKING / FAKE ID

It happens all the time in Florida. A college student or an out-of-state college or high school student on spring break uses a fake ID to get into a nightclub in Florida or purchase alcohol from a liquor store. They do not take into account that there is an undercover cop who is focused on finding and arresting minors who are drinking underage or who are using fake IDs, especially tourists.

We have considerable experience representing minors who have been accused of underage drinking, using a fake ID, a DUI or with other juvenile crimes. We regularly represent tourists who have been arrested, released and have returned to their home state.

Seek Dismissal or Pre-Trial Diversion

There are opportunities along the way to trial to negotiate with a prosecutor. We are adept at using each of these to your advantage. If we cannot get your case dismissed, we seek to get clients admitted to a pre-trial diversion program, which, if completed will result in your case being dismissed. We also help clients clear their records through a process called expungement. With your whole future ahead of you, it is wise to choose a lawyer who understands what you are up against and who can aggressively defend you.

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DUI DEFENSE

If you've been arrested on a DUI or DWI charge, get a defense lawyer within ten days. If you wait longer than that to get legal advice, you will lose the chance to appeal the suspension of your driver's license. You can still fight the criminal DUI charge, but you will no longer be able to appeal your suspended driver's license.

It is surprisingly common for a person facing a DUI charge to decide not to hire a DUI defense lawyer to fight the charge. Maybe the driver knows he or she was intoxicated and wants to pay a penalty and move on. Or, the driver may believe that it's too expensive to hire a DUI defense lawyer who can help get the drunk driving charges dropped or minimized.

In almost every instance, it is a serious mistake to decide not to mount a defense against a DUI charge. With the help of an experienced DUI defense lawyer, the negative impact of a DUI charge can often be lessened - and in some cases, we may be able to negotiate dismissal of the charges.

What If It's Just a First-Time DUI Offense?

Even a first-time DUI offense can have serious negative consequences, and the likelihood of serious consequences is usually higher if the defendant chooses not to hire a DUI defense attorney to help fight the charge.

Upon conviction for a first DUI offense, your driver's license can be suspended for as long as a year and you could face a jail sentence of up to six months. If you then continue driving with a suspended driver's license, you could face additional criminal charges.

What's more, the stigma of a DUI conviction will stay with you forever. A DUI conviction will stay on your driver's record forever. It cannot be expunged or sealed. If a DUI defense lawyer helps you get the DUI charge dismissed, then the criminal charge can be expunged from your record - if it's your first offense. And if there is no conviction, then the DUI arrest will not appear on your driver's record.

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FIRST TIME DUI

Florida has some of the nation's toughest laws for driving under the influence (DUI), even for first time offenders. Most of our clients are good people who have made a bad choice to drive home after having a few drinks.

The potential consequences of a conviction for a first time offense include high fines, license suspension, jail time and an arrest record. Even if you know you were driving while drunk, it is a mistake not to retain a lawyer to defend you. As a first-time offender, you may be eligible for a pre-trial diversion program that will result in the charges being dismissed.

If a pre-trial diversion is not possible, we will look at every aspect of the evidence for mistakes that can get your case dismissed or the charge reduced:

  • Did the officer have a valid reason to pull you over?
  • Did the officer violate proper procedure in any way?
  • Were the field sobriety tests administered properly?
  • Were the results of the breath or blood test accurate?

A lawyer can request a DMV hearing within ten days of your arrest that may prevent your license from being suspended or allow you to get a business or employment purpose license.

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MULTIPLE DUI

When you are facing your second, third or any multiple DUI charge, you are probably aware of the potential serious consequences of conviction, which includes mandatory jail time, license suspension and hefty fines. You can even be facing a felony DUI charge. The sooner you retain the services of an experienced DUI lawyer, the sooner your defense can get started. If you contact an attorney early enough, he or she may be able to prevent an immediate driver's license suspension.

We offer aggressive, knowledgeable and skilled DUI defense. Our clients include tourists, college students, and Florida residents from all walks of life charged with a first time DUI, a second or third time DUI offense. Our goal is to uphold justice for all clients, including habitual offenders.

Our law firm will thoroughly investigate all the circumstances and details that led to your arrest. We will bring every mistake or inappropriate procedure to light. We know how to use even the slightest error in your defense as we structure a strong defense strategy based on the unique circumstances of your case.

We will guide you through the legal process and are available every step of the way. If it looks like enrolling you in a drug or alcohol rehabilitation program may help your case and help you turn away from drinking and driving, we can connect you to those resources.

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VIOLATION OF PROBATION

We make jail visits to consult with clients who have been arrested on charges of violating probation.

Jail visits are usually necessary in probation violation cases, because the offender will usually be arrested and placed on a no-bond hold. A no-bond hold means that the offender will remain in jail until a hearing is held on whether the offender actually did violate the terms of their probation.

Low-Cost Defense of Violation of Probation Charges

We believe that everyone is entitled to high-quality legal representation that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

If convicted of a charge of probation violation, you can receive the original jail or prison sentence for the crime you got probation or community control for. The sentence will not take into account any time you spent successfully serving probation or community control: in other words, if the original sentence was five years and you successfully served six months' probation, you could still be sentenced to the original five year prison term.

We Argue for Release Pending the Hearing

Our first job, as a defense attorney for someone accused of a probation violation, is to file a bond motion to get our client released pending the hearing on the probation violation.

We Work up a Defense to the Probation Violation Charge

After the bond hearing, we conduct an independent investigation - examining police reports and interviewing witnesses to help build a defense to the charge of probation violation.

  • Was the violation willful?
  • If our client failed a urinalysis or drug screen, was the testing equipment in proper working order?
  • Did our client have a reasonable excuse for failing to report to a probation officer or for changing residences without approval?
  • If the violation charges our client with failing to pay fines or restitution, is our client under financial hardship but making a good-faith attempt?

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EARLY TERMINATION OF PROBATION

Once put on probation there are many tasks that are required by the court. Many of those are financial which include court costs, cost of probation, restitution and many more. There are also things that are time consuming such as community service, courses and other items.

Many Judges will allow for someone to petition the court to get off probation early once you have completed the conditions that were imposed. However, there are roadblocks in the way of this. The State of Florida will normally object to your release from probation early. Furthermore, the Judge will set it for a hearing and ask questions of you as to why you should be removed from probation.

Our job is to help guide you through this process, talk to the state attorney to try and avoid any objections they might have otherwise had.

We will set the hearing with the Judge for you and talk to the Judge on your behalf.

By terminating your probation early, you not only save money since you do not have to pay for the cost of probation anymore, but you are also free from the constraints of the state and do not risk a violation of that probation which can lead to incarceration.

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SEALING AND EXPUNGEMENT

If you have a criminal record - even if you have been arrested but not convicted - that criminal record can have a serious negative impact on your future, in terms of employment, housing, loan applications and other matters. But you can clean up your criminal record with help. Our law firm understands the importance of keeping your criminal record as clean as possible. We know Florida's laws regarding criminal record sealing and expungement inside and out - and we can guide you through the process to give you the best chance of success. Most applications to seal or expunge a criminal record can be completed via telephone interviews with your attorney and correspondence via mail. Office visits may not be necessary.

The Difference Between Sealing and Expunging a Criminal Arrest Record

When a criminal record of an arrest or conviction is sealed, it means that the record is physically sealed and there is no longer public access to it. You can legally deny that you were ever convicted of the crime. When a criminal arrest record is expunged, the records are physically destroyed so they are not available for public access.

You Have an Arrest Record Even if the Charges Against You Were Dismissed

One reason criminal record expungement is so important is that, under Florida law, your arrest record remains publicly accessible even if the charges were dismissed or adjudication was withheld.

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GETTING A JOB WITH A CRIMINAL RECORD

As you may have found out it is not easy to get a job with a criminal record. Even if your charges were dropped or dismissed the arrest still many times will show up.

To have the best shot at that new job you need to get that criminal arrest off your record. There are a few ways to do that and we will guide you through the process.

If you were arrested and the charges were dropped before trial, you may be eligible to have your entire case expunged which means that most employers will never know you were even arrested for a criminal offense.

On the other hand if you took a plea or were found guilty to a criminal offense, you may still be eligible to have the charges sealed, which means that most employers will never know about the charges or the arrest and people cannot see your charges without a court order.

When thinking about your future, it is important to have the best chances of success and this is one way to improve those chances.

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BOND HEARINGS / REDUCTIONS

The longer people stay in jail, the more likely they may say something incriminating. Many people admit guilt simply because they believe they will get out of jail faster. The problem is that they usually do not get out of jail, because they do not have the benefit of a lawyer to help them defend against receiving the maximum consequence of a guilty plea. We have helped a significant number of clients with bond hearings and bond reduction matters.

How Can a Lawyer Help at the Bond Hearing?

With a credible, skilled lawyer at your bond hearing, the judge generally takes your bond request more seriously. Since you are paying an attorney, it is assumed that you are not as likely to flee.

A lawyer can often compel the judge to reduce a high bond or to release you on your own your recognizance. Your attorney can gather testimony that will demonstrate the unlikelihood of you fleeing the state.

Without a lawyer to request a bond motion for you, you will be waiting until the public defender gets to your case. Rather than waiting a few days, you could be waiting up to a few months in jail, simply for a bond hearing.

Was Your Arrest Due to Probation Violation?

We can usually resolve most probation violations at a bond hearing. We can call on witnesses, including family, friends and employers, to detail your contributions to the community and to your family

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PERSONAL INJURY

We represent clients who have suffered personal injury due to accidents caused by the negligence or recklessness of others. We help clients deal with all areas of Personal Injury including:

  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Auto Accidents
  • Slip and Fall
  • Dog Bites
  • Accidents at Hotels and Businesses 


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