Pompano Beach Criminal Defense
Near the Hillsboro Inlet along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean is the City of Pompano Beach. It is one of the top real estate markets in the country and it is a popular location for vacation homes. Pompano Beach covers just over 20 square miles of land including three miles of beachfront. There are rundown areas within the city, but there are renovations underway to rejuvenate the historic downtown.
If you have been arrested on suspicion of committing a crime in Pompano Beach, there is no question that you are likely to face consequences that can adversely affect you in the long term. You need the counsel and guidance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will help you navigate the complex criminal justice system. 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
Information about Pompano Beach
Since August of 1999, the City of Pompano Beach has contracted the Broward County Sheriff’s Office to provide police services. This is not an easy task because Pompano Beach has a history of above average crime rates and a population of over 100,000. In fact, according to the 2010 U.S. Census there were 99,845 people living in Pompano Beach and by 2011 there were an estimated 101,617 people who called the city home. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office in Pompano Beach is located on SW 3rd Street. The local police force has 295 positions held by sworn police officers.
If You Have Been Arrested in Pompano Beach
If you have been arrested on suspicion of a crime in Pompano Beach, you are not alone. According to Neighborhoodscout.com, there are approximately 921 violent crimes and 5,590 property crimes in Pompano Beach each year. Government databases show that there are 108 registered sex offenders living in Pompano Beach. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, there were 75,364 arrests made throughout Broward County in the year 2011.
Immediately following an arrest, it is advisable to request an attorney and to remain silent. Everything you tell law enforcement officials after an arrest can be used against you. It is all too easy to misspeak and severely damage your case. Once your attorney is present, he or she can answer all of your questions, address your concerns and guide you through any interview or interrogation that may occur. Your attorney is often the ideal person to explain your side of the story or account of the incident to the police.
Your Future is at Stake
Many of our clients have no criminal record. For these individuals facing criminal charges is a nightmare – an extremely emotional and stressful situation. The stakes are even higher for professionals such as commercial drivers, schoolteachers, military or law enforcement personnel, civic leaders and many others who have a reputation to protect. For many individuals, even an accusation can be career ending. It is important that you retain an attorney who will strive to protect his or her clients’ rights every step of the way.
There are serious consequences for criminal convictions in Pompano Beach. You could face jail time, the creation of a criminal record, probation, fines, community service and mandatory treatment programs. The experienced defense attorneys at Musca Law will fight to protect your future. We understand that your livelihood, reputation and your future may be at stake here. Please contact us today for a free, comprehensive and confidential consultation. We are here to help.