North Fort Myers Beach Criminal Defense
North Fort Myers began as a rural community. It is now a growing hotspot for tourists who love to hike and sail. The Shell Factory and Nature Park is just one popular attraction for visitors to this beautiful community. All residents and visitors to North Fort Myers Beach should know that local law enforcement officials take all allegations of criminal activity seriously. Individuals suspected of committing a crime will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
If you or a loved one has been arrested on suspicion of a crime in North Fort Myers Beach, it is important that you act quickly to secure quality legal representation. A reputed criminal defense attorney will know how to protect your rights and how to fight the charges you face. 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
Crimes in North Fort Myers Beach
A number of people are arrested each year in North Fort Myers Beach on suspicion of various crimes. Felonies are the most serious types of crimes that are punishable by prison sentences. Examples of felony crimes include homicide, robbery, sexual assault, rape, etc. Almost all violent crimes are felonies. Misdemeanors are less-serious crimes compared to felonies. They are generally punishable by a fine or incarceration in the county jail for less than one year. Misdemeanor traffic offenses often involve pre-set penalties such as fines and traffic school. Examples of misdemeanors include petty theft and simple assault. There are, however, several gray areas in criminal law. Many crimes are “wobblers,” which means that they may be charged as misdemeanors or felonies.
Why You Need an Attorney
Regardless of whether you are facing a misdemeanor or a felony, there is one fact that will not change. You will face the penalties and your conviction will go on your criminal record. Often times, the charges may not fit the alleged crime. In other words, prosecutors often tend to “overcharge” defendants. Without an experienced attorney on your side, you may not even realize that you are facing unwarranted charges and severe penalties. The consequences of a criminal conviction do not end with the penalties. Many are haunted by their criminal records. It may become increasingly difficult to find a job if you have spent time in jail or prison. You may lose your job and your professional license. Some individuals are unable to return to their original careers. For example, if you were a teacher and were convicted of a sex crime, it is impossible to return to work as a teacher after you get out of prison. Many individuals lose not only their reputation, but also their career and their ability to earn a livelihood.
Protecting Your Rights
The experienced criminal defense team at Musca Law has a reputation for fighting hard for the rights of our clients. We offer free consultations to anyone who is under investigation or who has been arrested in North Fort Myers Beach or in Lee County. Whether you are being charged with a felony or a misdemeanor, facing criminal charges can be terrifying and extremely stressful. When you hire our law firm, you can rest assured that your case it getting the attention that is needed for you to obtain the best possible outcome. We have the resources and the firepower to protect your rights and successfully fight the charges.