Cross City Criminal Defense
After an arrest in Cross City, it is likely that you are confused and even frightened. It can be quite challenging to decide what to do next, how to react or how to answer questions posed by the authorities. It is at this time that you would be well advised to contact an experienced Cross City criminal defense attorney who will help you make the right decisions, avoid missteps and guide you through what may well turn out to be a complex process.
The Cross City criminal defense lawyers at Musca Law have a proven track record of successfully handling all types of criminal cases. If you have been arrested in Cross City, please call our offices before discussing your case with the authorities. We will protect your rights and help you build a solid defense. At Musca Law, our criminal defense lawyers handle all types of 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
Cross City Crime Information
Cross City is spread over two square miles of Dixie County. It is the seat of Dixie County and home to the Cross City Airport, which is located about a mile east of the central business district. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Cross City is 1,777. It is located where Interstate 19 and 98 intersect NE 351 Highway, a short drive from Horseshoe Beach and the Gulf of Mexico. The Dixie County Sheriff’s Department is located in Cross City on NE 255th Street. As reported by the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office, in Cross City, there was one murder, 12 rapes, three robberies, 69 assaults, 110 burglaries, 187 thefts and 21 auto thefts in the year 2005.
Speaking with the Authorities
It is extremely difficult to keep quiet while being questions by the police. It is a natural reaction to want to speak up in your own defense and set the record straight. What authorities are trying to do during an interrogation is to get you to talk. What you tell officials or what you do during such an interrogation can and will be held against you during your trial. It is absolutely imperative that you do not speak with the authorities without a Cross City criminal defense attorney by your side, who will help protect your rights. By all means, be polite and courteous to the authorities. But, please do not provide any details or specifics regarding your case. This could seriously jeopardize the outcome of your case.
Consequences of a Criminal Conviction
A criminal conviction in Cross City or anywhere in the state of Florida can have serious, long-term consequences. Individuals who have been convicted of committing a misdemeanor could face jail time, fines, probation or community service. Those who have been convicted of felonies, which are more serious charges, could face a lengthy prison sentence, hefty fines, loss of one’s driving privilege or even loss of a professional license. Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or a felony, it is important to fight the charges because a conviction will ensure the creation of criminal record. Some criminal convictions may present lifelong consequences. For example, those convicted of felony sex crimes in Florida will be required to register as a sex offender, which will place severe restrictions regarding where they can live or work.
Building a Defense
It is important for those who have been accused of crimes to never lose hope. During such as stressful time, having a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side can be invaluable. At Musca Law, we are committed to providing our clients with a strong legal defense. We equip our clients with the information they need to make important decisions pertaining to their cases – decisions that could have an impact on the rest of their lives. If you or a loved one has been accused of committing a crime in Cross City, please contact us for a free, comprehensive and confidential consultation.