Key West Criminal Defense
Being charged with a crime in Key West can be one of the most stressful and overwhelming experiences for individuals and their families. The Key West Police Department and local prosecutors crack down on all types of criminal activities in the area. If you or a loved one has been accused of committing a crime, it is important to get an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side, one who has the ability, the knowledge and the resources to take on cases similar to yours.
The Key West criminal defense attorneys at Musca Law provide a high quality of service to our clients. We make sure that each and every one of our clients is kept abreast of his or her case and its progress in a timely manner. We understand the anxiety our clients feel as this complex process unfolds. Please contact us today to find out how we can help you achieve the best possible outcome. 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
Key West Crime Information
The City of Key West includes the island of Key West and part of Stock Island, Sigsbee Park, Fleming Key and Sunset Key. It is about 129 miles southwest of Miami and only 106 miles north of Havana, Cuba. Key West is the seat of Monroe County and the southern-most city in the United States. It is known for its beaches and for the Port of Key West, from where many U.S. Navy and cruise ships leave the mainland.
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 24,649 people live in the city of Key West. The neighborhoods in these tightly-knit communities are watched by the Key West Police Department located on North Roosevelt Boulevard. While the area of South Roosevelt Boulevard and Bertha Street are generally considered safe, there are parts of Key West that have a higher crime rate. The surrounding area of White Street and Truman Avenue, for example, is considered a hot spot for criminal activity. According to Neighborhood Scout, there are 190 violent crimes and 1,364 property crimes in Key West each year.
Drug Busts in Key West
Key West police officers regularly crack down on local drug offenders. According to local media reports, Key West police recently arrested individuals on suspicion of trafficking cocaine and prescription drugs and in another drug bust seized five pounds of cocaine. When a crime occurs in Key West, it is promptly reported by local media. Your name and image could appear in the local newspaper or be broadcast by the local television station. Your reputation could definitely be damaged as a result of this type of media activity, even if you have just been arrested and not charged with any crime.
Following an Arrest
Whether you have been swept up in a large drug bust or simply charged with a misdemeanor for a traffic offense, you need skilled legal representation to help you fight the charges. If you have been arrested, please refrain from talking about details and circumstances of your case with officials. You have the right to remain silent and it would be in your best interest to exercise that right. Anything you say or do after your arrest can and will be used against you in court.
An experienced criminal defense attorney will review the circumstances of the case and the evidence against you. Individuals who are convicted of crimes face serious consequences including jail or prison time, hefty fines, probation, loss of driver’s license or professional licenses, loss of employment, and residency restrictions. The defense attorneys at Musca Law have a lengthy and proven track record of handling all types of criminal defense cases in Key West and the rest of Monroe County. Please contact us today for a free, comprehensive and confidential consultation.