Plant City Criminal Law
Criminal Law Areas
From the time you become a party of interest, through arrest, first appearance, bond hearing, arraignment, disposition, motions to suppress evidence hearings, to jury trial, you need the services of the criminal law attorneys to stand beside you and aggressively defend you.
The sooner you hire a lawyer, the sooner you will have the benefit of the insight of a knowledgeable Criminal Defense Attorney to assist you in navigating through the complicated legal process. Your attorney can advise as to what to do, and what not to do, to help your case proceed in a positive direction.
Early on in your case our attorneys will work with the State Attorney’s Office to potentially stop a criminal charge or arrest before it happens. Do not hesitate to call for a consultation, even if you only fear that criminal charges may be brought against you.
1. Criminal Charges
A criminal charge can be a felony or a misdeameanor. A misdemeanor is punishable by a sentence of not in more than one year. A felony is punishable by imprisonment for over one year. Felonies include capital felonies which involve life sentences or the death penalty.
If you have been ticketed or arrested for a criminal or civil traffic infraction, contact us immediately. You only have a limited time to protect your right to an administrative hearing and to request a trial on your citation. Unpaid traffic tickets will cause you driver’s license to be suspended.
Anyone who goes online can type in your name to read embarrassing details of your arrest, see your mug shot, and the results of your case. Just imagine how great it would be to regain the privacy you had, prior to the arrest. In many cases your records can be sealed or expunged.
4. Domestic Violence
Commiting an act of domestic violence can lead to a domestic violence injunction in civil court. But, domestic violence is also a crime, as is violating a civil domestic violence injunction is a crime as well. Having the help of an experienced lawyer is critical.
5. Arrest & Bond
Always ask for an attorney BEFORE talking to the police about a crime whether you are a witness or suspect in a criminal investigation. Remember your Miranda rights to remain silent and consult a lawyer. If arrested, your bail is set at an amount to insure that you show up at the next hearing.
Violation of the terms of probation is a serious matter that may result in going back to jail to serve out your sentence. Immediate contact with an experienced Plant City probation lawyer will increase your odds of avoiding the Judge returning you to prison or jail.
2. Traffic Tickets
Overview of Traffic Citations
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206 North Collins Street
Plant City FL 33563