Weston Criminal Defense
Weston is a safe and thriving community. In an effort to keep crime rates low, local law enforcement officers follow up on any and all criminal allegations. The mere accusation of a crime can result in serious charges. If you are being investigated for a crime, or if you have been arrested, it is important that you take the steps necessary to protect your reputation and future.
The Weston criminal defense attorneys at Musca Law have a long and successful history of handling a wide variety of criminal cases. We have the experience necessary to break down the charges against you and help you get 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
Weston Crime Information
Weston is an affluent suburb of South Florida. The median family incomes are high in the city of Weston and it has an economy that is quickly growing. Money Magazine has listed Weston as one of the top places to live in Florida. Weston is the western-most city in Broward County and it shares a border with the Everglades. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Weston is 65,333.
The city of Weston is considered one of the safest in South Florida. The city contracts with the Broward County Sheriff’s Department for law enforcement services. The Broward Sheriff’s Office District VIII is located in Weston on Royal Palm Boulevard. According to City-Data.com, in there year 2011 there were no murders, but three rapes, 14 robberies, 57 assaults, 119 burglaries, 593 thefts, 30 auto thefts and seven cases of arson in Weston.
The Criminal Justice System
If this is your first time getting arrested in Weston, every step of the legal proceedings may be confusing and stressful for you. Here are a few of the procedural parts involved:
• The arrest: If there is reasonable suspicion that a crime has been committed, the deputy will ask you a number of questions. If the deputy’s questioning or investigation results in an arrest, it is important that you do not panic and that you remain calm and polite. Remember that every part of your interaction with law enforcement is being recorded.
• The booking: At the station, your fingerprints and mug shot will be taken. Officers will perform a background check and attempt to ask you questions. After providing your name, politely decline to answer any questions until you have an attorney by your side. What you say after your arrest can and will be held against you.
• The charges: The prosecutor will review your case and decide what charges to file against you. The prosecutor will do so based on the evidence provided by the police.
• The arraignment: This is when a judge reads you the charges and sets your bail for release. Your attorney can negotiate for a reduced bail or even a release on your own recognizance.
• Discovery: This is when the prosecution reveals the evidence to your attorney.
• Pre-trial phase: During this phase, both parties may make several motions. Your attorney may attempt to have the evidence or the entire case dismissed.
• Plea bargain: This is when the defendant may have to decide if he or she wishes to fight the charges or take a plea bargain, where the prosecution may reduce the charges or penalties in exchange for a guilty plea.
• The trial: A trial is when both sides make their arguments and present evidence. A judge or jury then hands out a verdict.
• The sentencing: This is a hearing when the person who has been convicted of a crime is officially informed about the punishment.
Get the Help You Need
At Musca Law, we can provide you with a free consultation regarding your legal options. We will fight hard to ensure that the most favorable outcome is achieved in your case. If you have been accused of a crime in Weston, please contact us for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.