Coconut Creek Criminal Defense
A criminal conviction can potentially result in severe and crippling penalties for a defendant, as well as lead to the creation of a permanent record for him or her. When you or someone you love is facing criminal charges, you need an experienced Coconut Creek attorney on your side, who will help defend the charges and get you your life back.
At Musca Law, we provide quality legal representation to individuals who have been accused of committing crimes. Our priority is to get the charges against you dismissed and to keep you from having to serve jail time. Our attorneys are also adept at getting charges reduced and exploring alternative sentencing options. We work proactively and diligently to achieve the best possible outcome in your case. At Musca Law, our criminal defense lawyers handle all state and federal crimes, felonies and misdemeanors, including, but not limited to:
- DUI or BUI
- Sex Crimes
- Drug Crimes
- Theft Crimes
- Violent Crimes
- Federal Crimes
- Traffic Offenses
- Weapons Offenses
- White Collar Crimes
- Probation Violations
Coconut Creek Crime Information
Coconut Creek is a thriving community that is considered the “Butterfly Capital of the World.” Coconut Creek’s Butterfly World on West Sample Road is the first and largest butterfly house in the nation. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the Promenade shopping center on Lyons Road and the Seminole Casino on Northwest 40th Street. Coconut Creek is a growing city that has seen an increase of about 1,000 residents annually in recent years. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Coconut Creek is 52,936.
The Coconut Creek Police Department has 91 sworn law enforcement officers. The department is located at Copans and Lyons Road. According to Neighborhood Scout, the crime rates for Coconut Creek are significantly lower than state averages. For example, there are 2.13 violent crimes for every 1,000 Coconut Creek residents while there are 5.15 violent crimes for every 1,000 Florida residents. There are approximately 115 violent crimes and 1,520 property offenses reported each year in Coconut Creek.
Consequences of a Conviction
If you have been arrested on suspicion of a crime in Coconut Creek, you may be worried about the long-term consequences you face. Your reputation may have already suffered because of your arrest and the media attention that your case likely generated. If convicted, you could face jail or prison time and heavy fines. You may also acquire a criminal record that could remain with you for the rest of your life. This can affect your voting rights, your right to own or have a weapon, your job situation and in some cases even where you live.
If you are convicted of a sex crime, the long-term consequences you face may be even more severe. A sex crime conviction in Coconut Creek can result in mandatory registration as a sex offender. Living in Coconut Creek as a sex offender can be challenging. For example, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office has developed an online interactive mapping program to track offenders. Anyone with a computer in Coconut Creek can find the location of registered sexual offenders and predators in his or her neighborhood. Individuals can search by address or proximity to public locations. Coconut Creek also enforces severe residency restrictions for sexual predators. Registered offenders in Coconut Creek cannot live within 2,500 feet of a school, park, daycare or school bus stop.
Coconut Creek Criminal Defense Attorney
The experienced defense lawyers at Musca Law have a long and successful history when it comes to getting criminal cases dismissed, charges reduced, convictions set aside, verdicts appealed and criminal records expunged. We will protect your legal rights and best interests at every stage of the proceedings. Please call our offices today to discuss your legal rights and options at absolutely no cost.