Criminal Defense Attorneys in West Palm Beach, Florida
West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyers Explain How to Beat a Criminal Charge
Being accused of a crime immediately and dramatically interrupts your way of life. Nobody understands that better than Musca Law. With over 150+ years of combined experience between our seasoned West Palm Beach criminal defense attorneys, we are fully equipped to handle your sensitive case and restore peace of mind as soon as possible. Unlike many other West Palm Beach criminal lawyer offices, we put our full focus and power behind you. Musca Law believes that you are far more than a criminal case: you are innocent until proven otherwise, and you deserve extensive and effective defensive strategies to be utilized on your behalf in order to protect your freedom, rights, and the composition of your moral character. We see this opportunity as a privilege to defend the good people of West Palm Beach and to protect them against false allegations of crimes in multiple areas. Proper legal representation can be the difference between jail time and an acquittal, and our long line of proven results will provide you with the best fighting chance to obtain the latter in order to preserve your way of life.
Accreditation and Experience You Can Depend On
Through multiple measures, our experience and dedication to the West Palm Beach community has been recognized. We are among the top 100 trial lawyers and within the 2.5% margin of Florida Criminal Lawyers, boasting a perfect 10.0 Avvo rating. We earned these accreditations through actionable results that help restore our clients’ rights and reputation. With our comprehensive knowledge of federal and state law, our confident and experienced West Palm Beach criminal defense attorneys aim to aggressively defend your rights in a court of law. Our courtroom records speak volumes. When you allow Musca Law to side with you, there is insurmountable legal power in your corner to fight against wrongful accusations and the injustice of false claims against your name.
Criminal charges can threaten a person’s job, family stability, liberty, reputation, and financial well-being, but our Navarre criminal defense attorneys with over 150 years of combined experience provide aggressive opposition to the full range of criminal offenses, such as:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Boating Under the Influence (BUI)
- DUI Manslaughter
- Sexual Crimes
- Domestic Violence
- Child Pornography
- Theft Offenses
- Serious Traffic Offenses
- Drug Offenses
- Violent Crimes
- Internet Solicitation of a Minor for Sex
- White Collar Crimes
- Concealed Weapons
- Public Corruption
- Federal Crimes
- Possession of Stolen Property
- Juvenile Crimes
- Probation Violation
- Disorderly Conduct
- Obstruction of Justice
West Palm Beach Domestic Violence Attorneys
Our West Palm Beach domestic violence attorneys have witnessed numerous types of domestic violence cases throughout our extensive experience. Domestic violence accusations immediately damage personal and professional relationships in your life, regardless of what you say to defend yourself. These can be some of the most damaging allegations to your moral character and public perception, but these results don’t have to be permanent. The West Palm Beach domestic violence attorneys at Musca Law understand your rights within federal and Florida state law, and will vigorously protect them in court. There are many obstacles to overcome when you’ve been accused of domestic violence; first and foremost being the legal obligations that lie ahead of you. It can be a harrowing and difficult time to endure, which is where Musca Law’s 150+ years of combined legal experience comes into the picture. We give you peace of mind through aggressive legal action, with the aim of not only helping you avoid a conviction but also helping you clear your good name moving forward.
West Palm Beach Violent Crimes Lawyers
Musca Law has seen just about every caliber and degree of violent crimes. We are part of the reason Florida is currently seeing a twenty-year all-time low in violent crimes. Our impact within the state has changed the way that violent crimes are being processed, and are helping to free innocent people of wrongful accusations. The difference in our legal representation as compared to our colleagues is that we take a strategic individual approach with each of our clients to aggressively protect their rights as well as the rights of all West Palm Beach residents. Our vast experience in defense litigation for violent crimes rests in our courtroom records. Those numbers are a direct result of our proven process and attention to detail, where we can turn your nightmare into a solid legal defense to protect your rights. Few things are scarier than being falsely accused of a violent crime, which is why our West Palm Beach violent crimes legal defense team handles your case with the utmost care. Your solution is on the other end of a 24/7 call line, so don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and call our office today.
Driving under the influence (DUI) cases are targeted to undergo extreme scrutiny. Prosecutors live to come across these cases, assuming that it will be a quick open-and-shut situation. At Musca Law, our DUI lawyers at the West Palm Beach office have continuously relied upon and successfully carried out aggressive legal tactics to defend our clients against DUI cases in the court of law. We have not only helped previous clients avoid conviction, but we have even helped them reinstate their licenses after all proceedings have come to a close. Being arrested for a DUI is an extremely intimidating and unnerving experience, which commonly makes one feel personally taxed and overwhelmed. Musca Law is here to fully explain your rights, protect your freedom, and utilize our extensive knowledge and experience regarding federal and state law to restore your good name. Being accused of a DUI can be scary, so why not give yourself the relief of knowing that you are in the good hands of one of Musca Law’s West Palm Beach DUI lawyers?
West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyers That Help You Move Forward
To say that these accusations have been inconvenient would be a grave understatement. The moment an allegation arises, it damages your reputation. The longer a courtroom case drags on, the worse it looks in terms of restoring your credibility and good name. Musca Law puts combined experience and legal power to work, performing rapid legal actions to put these accusations to rest as quickly as possible. You can’t move forward without properly rising over these allegations, so do what’s in your best interest and allow us the privilege of protecting your rights and freedom through the federal and Florida state justice system.
24/7 Access to a West Palm Beach Criminal Attorney
There’s never a convenient time for a situation to arise in which you’ve been accused of a crime. At Musca Law, we understand that allegations of criminal wrongdoing don’t solely arise during business hours. Because of this, we pride ourselves on answering your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We offer 150+ years of combined experience among our defense lawyers, all of whom would be eager to help you win your case. Our West Palm Beach criminal lawyers understand that no two situations are alike, and we will treat your case with the utmost care and specificity to your unique legal situation and circumstances. Call us today in order to allow Musca Law to restore peace of mind to your life.
Drug Crimes in West Palm Beach
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has compiled data that shows that Florida has an average of 115,000 drug-related arrests annually. Most of these arrests deal with lesser drug crimes, such as charges for paraphernalia and charges of possession. Our West Palm Beach criminal defense attorneys have defended a variety of clients who have been charged with these same infractions, many of whom received positive outcomes. Our attorneys employ a wide number of legal tactics that vary from questioning whether or not a police traffic stop, or its consequent search and seizure techniques, were unlawful to arguing for more favorable terms in your plea bargain. The penalty that you will endure for a drug crimes charge is based on a wide variety of conditions that may or may not have been present during the event, like whether a supposed sale really even occurred, the type of drug on record, and the amount of the drug they are claiming you sold. If you have any prior criminal charges on your record, those will also factor into the result of your case. Getting a guilty verdict for a charge of drug trafficking could result in 20 years in state prison, but even a conviction for a much lesser crime has the capacity to alter your life completely. A criminal charge, particularly a felony, will not only negatively influence your economic standing and your personal rights but it also will impact the basic life choices that are accessible to you such as decisions around higher education, opportunities for employment, and where you are able to live for the rest of your life. At Musca Law, we work hard in an attempt to lessen the negative consequences that these accusations can have on the remainder of your life.
Homicides and Violent Crimes
The violent crimes defense attorneys at Musca Law have a formidable amount of experience in defending the rights and freedoms of those who have been charged with the commission of violent crimes up to and including murder. If you have been charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, felony murder, manslaughter, or any other felony that is associated with a violent crime, it is imperative that you seek legal counsel. A conviction for any one of these charges will have a serious detrimental impact on the rest of your life. At the West Palm Beach offices of Musca Law, we have the cunning and the proficiency that you will need in your corner when you are attempting to defend yourself against allegations of this serious nature. People who have been charged with violent and felonious acts are often subjected to a mandatory minimum prison sentence if they are convicted. Whether you believe that you were behaving in self-defense, defending another person or their property, rightfully standing your ground, or that it was an accident, you will need to secure the services of a qualified violent crimes attorney right away in order to adequately defend your rights and navigate the complex legal system.
In accordance with Florida state law, the crime of criminal mischief, known more commonly as vandalism, takes place when someone deliberately and viciously degrades or damages the personal property of another person.
Defenses to Criminal Mischief
Along with the typical pretrial defenses and trial defenses that are able to be mounted in just about all criminal cases, a unique defense to the crime of criminal mischief is that of unintentional damage. A guilty verdict for criminal mischief will not be handed down provided that the personal property was degraded or damaged inadvertently while an entirely different crime was being committed. A common example is when someone attempts to throw an object like a baseball at someone else but misses completely and accidentally breaks someone else’s window that was behind the proposed ball-catcher. The clear intention of hitting the other person may not also be deemed an intention to break the person’s window. Crafting a solid, unassailable defense demands an in-depth knowledge of Florida law and comprehensive experience in handling violent felony crimes. We know when we can make something work to our advantage and how to make the facts surrounding your case work most effectively for you and your specific situation. We are intimately familiar with the tactics that the state will try to use in court, as well as what needs to be done to defend yourself effectively against these charges.
In Florida, reckless driving is more than a simple traffic infraction. In most states, driving at egregiously excessive speeds is considered to be a traffic violation. In Florida, excessive speed and some other driving behaviors are classified under reckless driving. Reckless driving is a criminal misdemeanor that could carry a year-long prison sentence with a conviction. A wide variety of acts could easily earn you a reckless driving charge, which is defined as “driving a motor vehicle with willful or wanton disregard for the safety of other people and property.” Some of those behaviors include:
- Driving 30 miles per hour or more above the legal posted speed limit
- Failure to signal
- Passing a vehicle in a no-passing zone
- Passing a stopped school bus with its lights flashing and/or stop sign employed
- Driving a car with faulty brakes
- Drag racing
- Any act deemed to be aggressive driving, such as honking and weaving in and out of traffic
- Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle when its lights and/or sirens are on
Many of the violations on this list are similar to infractions that would simply lead to an ordinary traffic citation. This is what makes it so hard to know when you have committed a major criminal offense or a minor infraction If you have been charged with a crime in the West Palm Beach area, an experienced Florida criminal defense attorney working tirelessly on your behalf can help ensure your freedom. The criminal defense attorneys here at Musca Law in West Palm Beach are able to fully prepare you for the difficulties that you have ahead of you and will help you to realize the most positive possible outcomes ahead in your specific situation. Don’t hesitate to call our West Palm Beach office today at (561) 660-9086 to schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.
524 Datura St. Suite 108
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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