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DUI & Criminal Defense Law Firm in Mayo, FL

Mayo Office
315 West Green Street
Perry, Florida 32347
Phone: 386-341-9882

Mayo Criminal Defense

Being arrested on suspicion of a crime in Mayo can be a highly stressful and confusing experience, especially if you have never been arrested before or have never had an encounter with the criminal justice system. The law gives you the right to an attorney and the right to a fair and speedy trial. Retaining the services of experienced Mayo criminal defense lawyer can make the difference between a win and a loss. And in criminal cases, the stakes are extremely high and a loss could leave you facing serious and lifelong consequences.

It is not advisable to navigate the Florida justice system without the help of a skilled Mayo criminal defense attorney. An experienced defense lawyer will be able to help you navigate the system and prevent the pitfalls that could jeopardize your case. What you tell the officials after an arrest can and will be used against you. You need a lawyer who will effectively fight the charges while safeguarding your rights. At Musca Law, our criminal defense lawyers handle all state and federal crimes, felonies and misdemeanors, including but not limited to:

Mayo Crime Information

Mayo is the seat of Lafayette County. It has a long and rich history and is home to the 1883 Old Lafayette County Courthouse, which has been converted into a bed and breakfast. You can also find the Old Mayo Free Press Building, the House of the Seven Gables and the M. Pico Building on the corner of Monroe and Main streets. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the estimated population of Mayo is 1,237.

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is located on NW Monroe Avenue. According to government databases, there are 15 registered sex offenders living in Mayo. Throughout Lafayette County, there were 136 arrests in the year 2011. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), there were no murders or robberies in Lafayette County in the year 2011, but there were two forcible sex offenses, 10 aggravated assaults, 15 burglaries, 47 larcenies and two motor vehicle thefts.

Lafayette County Drug Bust

Lafayette County sheriff’s deputies operating out of Mayo recently made the largest drug bust in the county’s history. According to local media reports, the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department seized about 172,000 joints with a street value of $456,000. The drug bust occurred after a traffic stop where a 50-year-old man was pulled over for swerving. Officials observed that the man was nervous, had shaky hands and did not make eye contact during the traffic stop. Officials allegedly found the drugs when they searched his Winnebago. He was then arrested and charged with trafficking of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Speaking with the Police

If you have arrested on suspicion of committing a crime, it is important that you are careful about what you say to the police. Begin by providing your name. Do not give a false identity, as that is a crime that carries significant penalties. Beyond providing your identification, it is advisable to decline answering any questions. If they arrest you, do not resist physically or verbally. Simply cooperate and continue to be polite. At the station, they may encourage you to cooperate with their investigation. Remember, they are working with prosecutors and investigators to build a case against you. Even if you are innocent, it is important that you retain an attorney who will speak on your behalf.

Plea Deals and Defenses

You may be considering accepting a plea bargain in exchange for lesser charges or penalties. Before making any such decisions, it would be in your best interests to consider all your legal options. Depending on the circumstances of your case, it may be possible to avoid jail time, to negotiate for reduced charges or penalties or to have the charges completely dismissed. The experienced defense team at Musca Law is ready to help you pursue the best possible outcome in your case. Please contact us today to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.

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