DUI & Criminal Defense Law Firm in Coral Gables

Coral Gables Office
Brickell Bayview Center
80 SW 8th Street, Suite 2000
Miami, FL 33130
Phone: 305-395-2077

Coral Gables Criminal Defense

If you have been charged with committing a crime in Coral Gables, you can be sure that the county prosecutors and police force will aggressively pursue a conviction. Just the fact you were arrested can have serious repercussions. Depending on the nature of the alleged crime, it could be posted on local news websites or be published in local newspapers. Your booking photo could also find its way into local media. Individuals who have been arrested or charged find themselves in a position where they have to defend their reputation. It can be a stressful time. Further, the uncertainty that surrounds the legal proceedings’ outcome can turn your life upside down. It will be crucial at this juncture to get an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side, who will fight to protect your rights.

The skilled Coral Gables defense attorneys at Musca Law understand the high stakes in all criminal cases. Regardless of the allegation, we ensure that our clients receive fair treatment. At Musca Law, our criminal defense lawyers handle all state and federal crimes, felonies and misdemeanors, including, but not limited to:

Coral Gables Crime Information

The city founder of Coral Gables described it in 1925 as “a gateway to Latin America.” There are now more than 20 consulates and foreign government offices and over 140 multinational corporations that call Coral Gables home. The city’s largest employers include The University of Miami, Bacardi, Exxon Mobil and Fresh Del Monte Produce. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Coral Gables is 46,780. Coral Gables is a thriving city that has grew to an estimated 47,401 residents by 2012.

The Coral Gables Police Department is located on Salzedo Street. It is a nationally recognized accredited law enforcement agency. According to Neighborhood Scout, Coral Gables has a low rate of violent crimes but a high number of property crimes. The city averages 97 violent crimes a year and 2,331 property crimes annually.

Countywide Drug Busts

Miami-Dade County police officers routinely go to great lengths to crack down on drug offenders. In one recent case involving police dogs, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that they went too far. According to news reports in the local media, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled recently that the Miami-Dade police detectives conducted an unlawful search when they used a drug sniffing dog without first getting a search warrant. This decision secures the privacy rights of homeowners and prevents officers from conducting searches without a warrant. Police officers in Miami-Dade County will be able to continue to use drug-sniffing dogs, but they must secure enough evidence for a search warrant first.

Other Police Tactics

Coral Gables officers often conduct DUI checkpoints to stop motorists who are under the influence. It is common for these checkpoints to yield multiple arrests in one night. There have also been sex sting operations conducted locally to find adults who are pursuing sexual relations with minors by using the Internet. Using a computer to solicit sex with a minor is a felony and the penalties include required registration as a sex offender.

Fighting the Charges

Whatever criminal charges you are facing, it is important that you take the situation seriously. There are far reaching consequences for criminal convictions in Coral Gables. The skilled criminal defense attorneys at Musca Law know how to fight the charges you’re facing, how to have evidence dismissed and how to negotiate for reduced penalties. If you have been arrested on suspicion of committing a crime, please contact us today for a free, comprehensive and confidential consultation.

Coral Gables Criminal Defense Resources

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