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DUI & Criminal Defense Law Firm in LaBelle, FL

LaBelle Office
2200 Martin Luther King Blvd., Suite D
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
Phone: 863-512-5269

LaBelle Criminal Defense

Being arrested on suspicion of a crime in LaBelle can turn your entire world upside down. Reports of your arrest may be in the news and it is likely that your friends, neighbors and coworkers have discussed your situation. The allegations alone can hurt your reputation and pose a threat to your job and future. It is important that you take the steps necessary to protect your rights because the penalties for a criminal conviction will be much more severe then the consequences of your arrest.

Residents of LaBelle who have been charged with crimes face harsh penalties such as jail or prison time, substantial fines and the creation of a criminal record. It is important at this juncture that you seek the counsel of an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will fight for your rights. At Musca Law, our criminal defense lawyers handle all state and federal crimes, felonies and misdemeanors, including but not limited to:

LaBelle Crime Information

The City of LaBelle is the seat of Hendry County. LaBelle began as a settlement along the Caloosahatchee River. By 1891, LaBelle had its first school and by 1925 the City of LaBelle was chartered by the Florida Legislature. LaBelle is now home to the annual Swamp Cabbage Festival at the LaBelle Barron Park. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of LaBelle is 4,640.

The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office is stationed on South Bridge Street in Labelle. According to statistics gathered by Neighborhoodscout.com, there are 28 violent crimes and 158 property crimes in LaBelle each year. There are also 6.02 violent crimes and 33.96 property crimes for every 1,000 LaBelle residents. This means that LaBelle has a higher rate of violent crime and a slightly lower rate of property crime than the state of Florida.

DUI charges in LaBelle

You can face a number of different charges for driving while impaired in LaBelle. In a recent incident, an 81-year-old man was charged with driving under the influence and with leaving the scene of an accident. This incident shows that individuals can face other charges in addition to a DUI charge. A drunk driving charge could also be a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the circumstances of the case and whether any injuries were sustained by individuals other than the defendant. Drunk driving charges could result in jail or prison time, loss of driver’s license, fines, court fees and installation of an ignition interlock device.

Building a Defense

Each case is unique. Depending on the circumstances of your case, it may be possible to negotiate for reduced charges, to have evidence dismissed or to have the case thrown out completely. Your attorney will evaluate your legal options after reviewing your case. Were your rights violated during the arrest? How was evidence obtained? Was there an illegal search and seizure? Were the charges based on physical or circumstantial evidence? These and other questions must often be asked and answered in order to determine the facts of a case.

Protecting Your Rights

Fighting for your rights and countering criminal charges may be a challenging and stressful process, but often necessary in order to protect your rights and your reputation. The experienced LaBelle criminal defense lawyers at Musca Law have a long and successful track record of handling different types of criminal cases. We understand the stakes can be extremely high. Please contact us today for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.

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