Boca Raton Criminal Defense
Boca Raton is the most populated city that is located between West Palm Beach and Pompano Beach. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 84,392 live in the city. However, the actual number of people in the city during the daytime is typically over 200,000 because of the number of vacationers and those who work in the city. The Florida Atlantic University, Office Depot, the Boca Raton Regional Hospital as well as several resorts and hotels, are the major employers in Boca Raton. Both, the Boca Raton Police Department and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department watch over the city.
If you have been arrested in Boca Raton, it would be in your best interest to first be polite to the arresting officer. However, you would also be well advised to remain silent until a skilled criminal defense lawyer is present by your side. The minutes and hours following your arrest can be extremely traumatic and stressful. Anything you say or do during this time can and will be held against you during the trial. Discussing the details and specifics of your case with the authorities without an attorney present can do more harm than good. At Musca Law, our criminal defense lawyers handle all state and federal crimes, felonies and misdemeanors, including, but not limited to:
- Traffic offenses
- Sex crimes
- Domestic Violence
- Violent Crimes
- Drug crimes
- Theft crimes
- Federal crimes
Boca Raton Crime Information
For all its beauty and splendor, Boca Raton has long struggled with crime. One of the largest computer crime indictments in the history of the United States involved a Boca Raton resident who allegedly stole personal information from millions of people. Similarly, Boca Raton was named the “spam capital” of the world at one time because of the number of Internet and computer fraud crimes that originated in this city. There are also a number of gangs that operate in Boca Raton. According to The Palm Beach Post, there were nine known gangs operating in Boca Raton as recently as 2007.
According to Neighborhoodscout.com, Boca Raton is only safer than 18 percent of the cities in the United States and 188 violent crimes and 3,012 property crimes occur here each year. On an average, Boca Raton has 24 rapes, 66 robberies, 98 assaults, 525 burglaries, 2,359 thefts and 128 vehicle thefts each year.
Your Reputation is at Stake
If you have been arrested and/or charged with a crime, your name and photograph may have already been published in the paper. Your neighbors, coworkers and even employer may be aware of the charges. Depending on your employer’s regulations and policies, you may get fired or put on suspension until your case is resolved. Your reputation could become tarnished long before your case even goes to court. This is why it is important to fight back by hiring a knowledgeable defense attorney who will be proactive and try to get the charges dismissed even before they are filed.
Clearing Your Name
It is understandable, when charged with a crime, that you want to put the case behind you quickly and get your life back on track. However, if you take a plea deal or plead guilty to an offense just to move on, you will still have a criminal record. This could affect your personal and professional life. Even after you have served your sentence, it may be difficult for you to reintegrate into your community because of your criminal record. It is crucial that you fight the charges with the assistance of an experienced Boca Raton criminal defense lawyer on your side who will ensure that your legal rights are protected every step of the way.
At Musca Law, our defense lawyers have a long and successful track record dealing with all types of criminal cases. We will thoroughly review your case and help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us today for a free and comprehensive consultation.