Fort Myers CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS

Fort Myers Criminal Lawyers

Whether a defendant has been stopped and arrested for DUI or they learn they are the target of an investigation involving a financial crime, skilled and experienced Fort Myers criminal defense attorneys can protect their rights against overzealous law enforcement and prosecutors. Although a misdemeanor or felony conviction often results in significant formal penalties and longterm informal consequences, individuals accused of a crime can significantly improve their prospect for a positive outcome by asserting the constitutional right not to talk to law enforcement and to assist on legal representation. While a police officer, investigator, or detective might claim a defendant can improve their situation by “telling their side of the story,” law enforcement personnel are probing for evidence to support their prosecution.

Fort Myers DUI Lawyers

If one is pulled over by law enforcement, the basis of the stop will usually be the officer’s observation of a traffic violation or so-called “erratic driving.” The officer will then use the stop to ask questions and observe the responses. Depending on this interaction, the officer frequently will ask one to perform standardized field sobriety tests (SFSTs). Although a longer driver’s license suspension can be imposed if a person refuses to submit to chemical testing of blood alcohol level (BAL) under Florida implied consent law (See Florida Statutes, Section 316.1932), you cannot be penalized for refusing participation in SFSTs. The purpose of SFSTs and officer questions during a stop is to gather the evidence needed to create probable cause for an arrest and to force you to submit to chemical testing. Because you have nothing to gain by participating, you should politely decline to answer any questions without legal counsel (besides providing your driver’s license and registration) or to participate in SFSTs. This approach can minimize the amount of evidence available to the prosecutor, but an experienced attorney can use other defenses, such as:
  • Exposing officer errors in conducting SFSTs
  • Providing explanations for failing the tests unrelated to intoxication
  • Failure to calibrate the breath testing machine
  • Contamination of blood or urine samples
  • False positive breath tests from a low carb diet, GERD, vomiting, or acid reflux
An experienced lawyer can protect your rights and defend your driving privileges, freedom, reputation, and future if you are charged with alcohol-related offenses like the following:
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Vehicular Manslaughter
  • DUI Accidents
  • Boating DUI
  • Felony DUI
  • DUI with Prior Convictions
  • Implied Consent Law Refusals
  • Administrative Driver’s License Suspension Hearings

Domestic Violence Charges in Fort Myers

“Domestic violence” under Florida law refers to engaging in acts like battery, assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment, stalking or other criminal acts that cause physical injury to a family or household member. See Florida Statutes, Section 741.28. Although the precise penalties for a domestic violence offense will depend on the circumstances of the offense, penalties might include loss of gun rights, incarceration, substantial fines, completion of a Batterers Intervention Program, probation, and other consequences. Experienced Fort Myers criminal attorneys tenaciously advocate for the rights of those accused of these offenses. We might employ strategies like investigating motivations for false allegations, seeking the exclusion of impermissible evidence, and challenging the sufficiency of the prosecutor’s evidence regarding the elements of the charged offense.

Defense of Individuals Charged with Sex Crimes in Fort Myers

Sex crimes often carry a stigma and consequences that linger long after you have fully served your jail time and satisfied all the terms of your probation. The impact of a conviction of a sex crime often includes the requirement that you register as a sex offender. This registration requirement means that anyone can learn about your past crime even after you have fully satisfied the terms of your sentence. You also must comply with restrictions about your occupation, the place you reside, and even locations you visit. Feel free to contact us if you have questions about a sex crime charge or investigation, such as:
  • Federal sex crimes
  • Spousal rape
  • Date rape
  • Procuring a Minor for Prostitution
  • Stalking
  • Voyeurism
  • Aggravated stalking
  • Sexual Tourism
  • Indecent exposure
  • Pimping and pandering
  • Possession/Transmission of child pornography
  • Sexual battery
  • Sexual Predator Act
  • Computer and internet sex crimes
  • Failure to register
  • Prostitution
  • Incest
  • Lewd or lascivious
  • Solicitation
  • Sexting
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual activity with a 15/17-year-old
Although these are the types of crimes that we see most often, our Fort Myers criminal defense attorneys have decades of collective experience. Our background defending individuals charged with a diverse range of state and federal charges has equipped us to also handle the full range of criminal cases, including but not limited to the following:

For Myers Narcotics Offenses

  • Simple Possession
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Distribution
  • Prescription Drug Offenses (e.g., forging prescriptions, pill mills, etc.)
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Drug Trafficking

Motor Vehicle Violations in Fort Myers

  • Driving on a Suspended License
  • Speeding
  • Red Light Violations
  • Reckless Driving
  • Other Serious Traffic Offenses

Fort Myers Financial Crimes/White Collar Offenses

  • Insurance Fraud
  • Bad Checks
  • Bribery
  • Tax Evasion
  • Public Corruption
  • Fraud
  • Counterfeiting

Fort Myers Organized Crime

  • RICO
  • Criminal Enterprise

Other Fort Myers Criminal Offenses

  • Probation Violations
  • Trespassing
  • Weapon Crimes
  • Juvenile Offenses
  • Disorderly Intoxication
  • Theft Crimes
  • Burglary
  • Violation of Restraining Orders/Injunctions
  • Possession of Stolen Property
Our Fort Myers defense lawyers share a commitment to defending individuals facing the enormous power of the state and federal government. Call us today to learn how we can help.

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