Deltona Criminal Defense
Halfway between Daytona Beach and Orlando is the City of Deltona. It is the largest city in Volusia County and has a population of 85,182 during the 2010 U.S. Census. Deltona began as a retirement community back in 1962. It officially became a city in 1995, but remains primarily a bedroom community. One of the reasons why the beautiful city of Deltona continues to grow is because the Volusia County Sheriff’s Department has managed to keep crime rates relatively low during the many different population booms that have occurred here over the years.
If you have been arrested on suspicion of a crime in Deltona, you can count on facing severe penalties if convicted. Even misdemeanor convictions in Volusia County can result in up to a year of jail time. Whether you have been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, theft or a violent crime, you will need the counsel and guidance of a defense attorney who has years of experience and a successful track record. 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
Deltona Crime Information
The City of Deltona contracts with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Department to protect their communities. The Sheriff’s Department provides protection and enforcement throughout the entire city out of their offices on Providence Boulevard. Countywide, the Sheriff’s Department has 463 sworn police officers, 460 civilian employees and 250 volunteers. They have a $70 million annual operating budget.
Neighborhood Scout reports that approximately 276 violent crimes and 2,019 property crimes occur in the city of Deltona each year. That means there are approximately 56 crimes per square mile, which is below the 74 crimes per square mile that occurs throughout Florida.
When to Contact an Attorney
When it comes to criminal defense, a proactive approach is often better than a reactive one. It is a good idea to contact an attorney as soon as you know that you are being investigated. When an attorney gets on board earlier in the game, he or she may be able to prevent the charges from even getting filed. This will work to your advantage because you don’t have to worry about your name being sullied in the media or your reputation being destroyed by inaccurate and sensational reports. If you have been arrested and charged, it is crucial that you get an experienced attorney on your side before you discuss the case with the authorities.
Important Questions to Ask Your Lawyer
If this is your first brush with the law, you may have a number of questions. It is important to remember that everything you tell the authorities can and very often will be used against you. Therefore, save your questions for your lawyer. Important questions to ask your defense attorney include:
- What penalties would result from a conviction?
- How long will the legal proceedings last?
- Is it in your best interest to accept a plea deal or to fight the charges?
- Are there alternative sentencing options available?
- Is it possible to keep this arrest off your record?
- What type of fines and fees will you have to pay?
- How will having a criminal record affect your life?
- Will you have to attend treatment programs or perform community service?
At Musca Law, we offer free consultations to anyone facing criminal charges in Deltona. We will review your case and help answer the many questions you may have. Our knowledgeable attorneys will equip you with the information you need to make what may very well be one of the most important decisions in your life. We understand that the stakes are high in criminal cases. We will do everything in our power to make sure that you receive fair treatment and will aggressively tackle the charges you are facing. Please contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.