Kendall Criminal Defense
There are many legal terms that will become quickly important to you and that you will have to fully understand if you or a loved one has been arrested in Kendall. You will need to learn about your rights and about bail, arraignments, indictments, appeals and maybe even expungement. Whether the charges are misdemeanors or felonies, it is essential to learn as much about these components of the Florida justice system as possible because being informed will help you make legal decisions that protect your future.
An experienced defense attorney can review your case and help you better understand the legal options available to you. Discussing your case with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney before making any legal decisions is the best first step you can take. 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
Information about Kendall
Kendall is an unincorporated city in Miami-Dade County, which has a number of communities, including County Walk, The Crossings, The Hammocks, Kendall Lakes, Kendall West and Three Lakes. Residents work at and attend Keiser College, the Kendall Campus of Miami-Dade College, the Nova Southeastern University and the College of Business and Technology, Kendall Campus. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the population of Kendall is 75,226.
The Miami-Dade Police Department has a Kendall District Station located on SW 117th Avenue. The District 5 boundaries extend to Southwest 40th Street to the north, Biscayne Bay to the east, Southwest 152nd Street to the South and the Florida Turnpike Extension Line to the west.
Policing in Kendall
The Kendall District Neighborhood Resource Unit is a community-oriented policing program. They provide a number of different services including Operation Identification where they fingerprint thousands of children. The Kendall District’s General Investigations Unit (GIU) is known for its development of a Daily Crime Plan. Through the use of technology, local law enforcement officers have an open line of communication regarding where crime is occurring and where officers are needed.
Felonies and Misdemeanors
If you have been arrested on suspicion of a crime, you can count on the Miami-Dade prosecutors pursuing the case vigorously and pushing for the most severe penalties available. Even individuals charged with a misdemeanor can face up to one year in a county jail. Common offenses that can result in misdemeanor charges include simple possession, DUI and petty theft. Felony charges can result in much more severe penalties including years of incarceration in a state or federal prison. The types of crimes that can result in felony charges including selling drugs, aggravated assault, possession of child pornography, lewd or lascivious behavior or enticing a minor.
Other penalties in addition to incarceration may result from a conviction. The creation of a criminal record can impact every aspect of your life including where you can live, work and travel. Many convictions also result in heavy fines, lengthy probation periods and other restrictions on existing civil liberties.
What to Do if You Have Been Arrested
If you have been arrested, it is important to remain calm and to exercise your right to remain silent. Although police officers may appear friendly and helpful, their goal often is to try and bolster their case against you. What you say or do after your arrest and after you have been read your rights, can and will be used against you. Simply request to speak to your Kendall defense attorney and then decline to answer any questions. Your attorney will review your options, protect your rights and help you build a solid defense. At Musca Law, we provide free consultations on all criminal cases in Kendall. Call our offices today to protect your future.