Miami CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS

Miami Criminal Lawyers

Whether you face the prospect of a criminal investigation or you have been arrested, your rights, reputation, and future is at risk. Our Miami defense lawyers understand that individuals facing the power of the state or federal government face a daunting task. Fortunately, a criminal investigation, formal arrest, or even criminal charges do not mean you did anything wrong or that you will be convicted. The Constitution and other state and federal laws provide powerful rights that experienced criminal defense lawyers can assert to protect individuals accused of false allegations and to obtain the best outcome in criminal cases.

Understanding Your Legal Rights in a Miami Criminal Case

When you are taken into custody or you become the target of a criminal investigation, neither the police nor prosecutors are interested in discovering the “objective truth.” Although you might be told that “cooperating” will help your cause, the best option is to invoke your legal rights not talk to the police or detectives without a Miami criminal defense attorney present to defend your legal rights. Given the advantage, the government has in litigation resources, experienced prosecutors, and law enforcement investigators, the best way to protect your future is to seek legal advice and representation early in the criminal justice process

Driving Under the Influence in Miami (DUI)[Florida Statute 316.193]

If the police arrest you for DUI when you are driving home from a night out in downtown Miami, then you will need the help of a competent DUI attorney in Miami. A full DUI conviction could result in serious penalties. Experienced Miami DUI lawyers will analyze the basis for your stop, field sobriety tests (FSTs), and chemical test results to identify your legal options and focus on potential defense strategies. Under Florida DUI laws, conviction of a first offense can carry penalties that include:
  • Driver’s license suspension for six months (a year if you refused a chemical test)
  • Incarceration for up to six months in county jail (nine months if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level was .15 or higher or you were transporting a minor)
  • Up to 50 community service hours
  • Fine between $500 and $1,000 (increases to $1,000 to $2,000 with BAC of .15 or above)
Additional penalties might include mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device, completion of DUI school, and/or impoundment (immobilization) of your vehicle. Time is of the essence in seeking legal advice because you can only dispute an administrative suspension of your driver’s license if you request a DMV hearing to fight the suspension within 10 days. Our law firm handles the full spectrum of drunk driving offenses, such as:

Sex Crime Defense Attorneys in Miami, FL

The impact of a conviction of rape or another Miami sex crime can affect many aspects of an individual’s life long after the fulfillment of any sentencing terms. The mere allegation of a sex offense can bring the burden of significant stigma and damage to your family relationships, career, and housing opportunities. Sex offenses in Florida carry penalties that often include sex offender registration, prison time, involuntary commitment to a civil treatment facility, significant fines along with other costs, and probation. Some of the sex crimes we handle include:

Miami Domestic Violence Lawyers

Domestic violence is described by Florida Statutes, Section 741.28. While police and prosecutors tenaciously pursue domestic violence allegations, the political pressure to solve and pursue convictions in these cases can result in a rush to judgment. Despite the serious nature of these types of charges, these allegations often will be used as a sword rather than a shield to obtain an advantage in divorce or child custody proceedings. Your Miami defense attorneys can investigate ulterior motives of complaining witnesses and expose an agenda that has nothing to do with any form of battery or assault. Some of the domestic violence crimes we handle include:
  • Dating violence
  • Violations of injunctions and restraining orders
  • Kidnapping
  • Sexual battery

Our Criminal Lawyers in Miami Can Handle a Variety of Case Types

These are some of the most common types of criminal offenses we see, but our Miami criminal defense law firm also handles many other types of crimes, including but not limited to the following:

We are a highly rated and trusted defense firm. Call our seasoned team today at (305) 203-0333.

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The steps you take following a criminal charge are crucial. Make sure you take those steps with the right legal team on your side. Our Miami criminal defense lawyers are passionate, caring, and understanding. We are ready to go above and beyond to defend your name and your freedoms.

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