New Port Richey Criminal Lawyers
The Florida legal system operates on a specialized vocabulary of legal terms, complex procedural and evidentiary rules, and sophisticated substantive law. It is imperative you seek proper legal counsel if you find yourself navigating this unfamiliar terrain. Your legal representation could determine whether you go to jail or go home. Fortunately, our experienced criminal defense attorneys in New Port Richey are available to find the best possible defense and have all receive extensive training in law school and possess extensive experience handling misdemeanor, felony, and serious traffic violations in state and federal court.
New Port Richey Criminal Defense AttorneysUrgent: If you are approached by law enforcement about an interview or arrested for an alleged criminal offense, you should immediately assert your right not to talk to the law enforcement officer and your right to an attorney. Many people wilt under the oppressive atmosphere of police officers with guns and the power of arrest forcefully asking questions. Any individual confronted by law enforcement should know that heeding these simple rules facilitates the most effective criminal defense.
When you retain New Port Richey criminal defense attorneys, your lawyers can help you assert your legal rights in the face of nearly the entire scope of criminal accusations, including but not limited to the following:
- Violent Crimes
- Stalking (Including aggravated offense)
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Theft Crimes
- Federal Crimes
- Domestic Violence Offenses
- White-Collar Crimes
- Narcotics Crimes
- Process Crimes (e.g., Obstructing Justice, perjury)
Sex Crime Lawyers in New Port RicheyIf you have been accused of a sex crime or even come under the cloud of an investigation, you already understand what a mere allegation can do to your reputation. The level of scorn aimed at those accused of sex crimes can often make it feel like the presumption of innocence has been turned on its head. Our sex crime lawyers in New Port Richey do not judge those facing such allegations. Rather, our job is to provide the most effective defense against charges of rape, sexual battery, sexual assault, child molestation, child pornography, prostitution/solicitation, pimping and pandering, lewd & lascivious conduct, and other sex offenses.
New Port Richey, FL Sex Offender RegistrationMost people dealing with a misdemeanor or felony charge are most concerned about the prospect of imprisonment, but this might not be the biggest concern for accused sex offenders. Even after a person has served time and otherwise fulfilled the terms of his or her sentence, the requirement to register as a “sex offender or “sex predator” can turn the challenge of rebuilding your life much more difficult. While sex predator status is worse because it is permanent and applies to violent offenses, any inclusion on the registry can harm your interpersonal relationships, occupational opportunities, and housing choices.
New Port Richey Sex Crime DefenseWhile the consequences of conviction of a sex offense can be particularly harsh, there are defenses that can be used to protect your future, such as:
- Exposure of False Accusations
- Suppression of Confessions/Incriminating Statements
- Exclusion of Evidence Obtained in Unreasonable Searches under the Fourth Amendment
- Consensual Activity
- Lack of Knowledge or Intent
New Port Richey DUI Lawyers
If you are convicted for driving under the influence (DUI), there is help available. As demonstrated from our case results, our firm is known for getting DUI cases to reduced sentence, or dropped completely. With over 150 years combined experience, our attorneys have mastered the knowledge of the Florida legal process and the diligence to find defenses on any DUI case, to ensure you have a chance at fair representation.
- Disorderly Intoxication
- DUI with Manslaughter
- Felony DUI
- Multiple DUIs
- DUI Checkpoints
- Boating Under the Influence (BUI)
- DUI Accidents Causing Injury or Death
- DUI Involving Drugs
Driving Under the Influence in New Port Richey, FL Statute §316.193A motorist can be arrested for DUI if he or she has a blood alcohol level of .08 and above or alcohol/drug impaired driving abilities – See Florida Statutes §316.193. While many people consider agreeing to the first plea offer from the prosecutor, our New Port Richey DUI lawyers recognize there are many defense strategies that can be deployed to protect your driving privileges and avoid DUI penalties or a criminal record, such as:
- Exposing the officer’s improper practices when conducting breath, blood, or urine testing
- Breath Test Errors
- Revealing the lack of facts justifying the initial stop
- Attacking improper procedures in conducting standardized field sobriety tests (SFSTs)
- Suppressing damaging statements like “I only had a couple of beers”
Domestic Violence Lawyers in New Port RicheySociety has seen enormous changes in terms of the intense focus on domestic violence in recent years, but an increase in fabricated domestic violence allegations has been an unintended side effect. Allegations of domestic violence can lead to a domestic violence injunction. This type of injunction requires you to vacate your home, forbids you from exercising parenting time with your children, and limits your career options by interfering with your ability to own or carry a concealed weapon or to obtain a security clearance. See Florida Statutes §741.30.
New Port Richey Domestic Violence Attorneys – Over 150 Years Combined ExperienceUnder Florida domestic violence law, the prosecutor can charge this offense if certain underlying offenses are committed between individuals in specified relationships. These offenses include assault, battery, false imprisonment, stalking and other offenses resulting in injury or death of the alleged victim. The punishment in domestic violence cases can be exceptionally harsh because the accused can be convicted of both the domestic violence charge and the underlying offense. Experienced domestic violence lawyers in New Port Richey will assert effective defenses that might include the lack of credibility of the complaining witness, self-defense or defense of others, and other defenses based on the specific circumstances.
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Call Us Today for a Free Case EvaluationIf you want to know what a New Port Richey criminal defense lawyer can do for you, call our offices to set up a free consult. Our phones are open 24/7, as we know you likely want toyour defense as soon as possible. The earlier you retain our firm’s counsel, the sooner we can examine the facts and advise you on moving forward.
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