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Sanford Office
870 East State Road 434
Longwood, FL 32750
Phone: (407) 443-3729

Sanford Criminal Defense

If you have been arrested on suspicion of a crime, you are innocent until proven guilty. Unfortunately, the media attention that follows your arrest is likely to be typical of most crime-related news coverage and ignore the ” innocent until proven guilty” principle. It is common for people to make assumptions and jump to conclusions as soon as the news of an arrest spreads. This is particularly true when the nature of the offense is severe such as sex crimes against young children. If you have been arrested in Sanford, your job, reputation and future may already be in jeopardy. It is important that you stand up for yourself and fight the charges by hiring a skilled criminal defense attorney.

It is important to secure the services of a lawyer who not only has a recent history of handling cases in Seminole County, but also has a proven track record with cases similar to yours. The defense team at Musca Law has years of experiencing handling many different types of criminal cases. At Musca Law, our criminal defense lawyers handle all state and federal crimes, felonies and misdemeanors, including, but not limited to:

Sanford Crime Information

Sanford is known as the Historic Waterfront Gateway because it is located on the southern shore of Lake Monroe where it meets St. Johns River. Sanford is in Seminole County in central Florida. It is home to the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens, the Orlando Sanford International Airport and Seminole State College of Florida.  According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Sanford is 53,570.

The Sanford Police Department operates from its headquarters on Historic Goldsboro Boulevard. The department employs 121 sworn officers and 17 civilian employees. In the year 2011, there were four murders, 23 rapes, 159 robberies, 143 assaults, 945 burglaries, 2,143 thefts, 146 auto thefts and two arsons in Sanford. Government databases show that there are 117 registered sex offenders living in Sanford.

Internet Sting Operations

There are many different tactics that local police officers and detectives utilize to arrest sex offenders. In a recent incident, the Sanford Police Department worked directly with Homeland Security, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and a number of other law enforcement agencies to apprehend individuals attempting to solicit sex from minors. According to local media reports, the online sting operation was specifically aimed at individuals attempting to pursue sexual relations with minors. The suspects allegedly chatted online with decoys who were pretending to be 14-year-old olds. These types of Internet sting operations are becoming extremely common in Seminole County and the rest of Florida.

Building a Defense

Regardless of the type of crime you have been accused of, there are a number of legal defenses that may be available. A skilled attorney will seek out answers to important questions while preparing your defense. Were your rights violated during the arrest? How was the evidence against you obtained? Did the charges result from a “he said, she said” situation? Are you the victim of ulterior motives or mistaken identity? Are there alternative sentencing options available to help you avoid jail time? It is essential for you to consult with your attorney before making any decision relating to your case such as speaking with the authorities or accepting a plea deal.

Protect Your Rights

The experienced attorneys at Musca Law provide no-cost case evaluations to individuals who have been accused of committing a crime in Sanford. We will review your case and guide you through the legal proceedings. We know how to fight criminal charges in Sanford and we are ready to protect your best interests. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Sanford Criminal Defense Resources

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