The police can’t stop your car in the state of Florida if you’ve done nothing wrong. There has to be some sort of violation that occurs, whether it be speeding, weaving, running a stop sign, running a traffic light, something in order to give them reasonable suspicion to pull you over. If you’re going… Read More »
Costs to hiring an attorney for criminal cases in Florida obviously varies depending on what type of case it is. I’ve charged as little as $1,000 for criminal cases and I’ve charged as much as $50,000 to $75,000 for criminal cases, so it all depends on obviously what you’re charged with, what your criminal… Read More »
You should always hire a criminal defense attorney any time that you’re arrested, to challenge the case against you. Just because you were arrested for a crime, doesn’t mean that you’re guilty of the crime, and doesn’t mean the state can prove that you’re guilty of a crime. It gives the attorney an opportunity… Read More »
Sentences for criminal cases in the state of Florida are decided typically by one of two ways. Either by plea bargains with the defense attorney and the prosecutor, plea bargains involving the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the judge, or if it’s after trial then the sentence is solely decided upon by the judge.
I am guilty, have no defense, and just want to get this over with. Should I even bother getting an attorney?
Even if you’re guilty and you think you have no defense, you should still speak to an attorney. There is many different things that an attorney can do for you, challenging that the case against you, seeing if everything was done properly against you. Because just because you think you’re guilty doesn’t mean the… Read More »
The police can’t search anywhere if they have a warrant to search your house. It has to be specified in the warrant exactly what they’re searching for. So if they were searching for a person in your house, then they can’t look in drawers, they can’t look in small places that obviously a person… Read More »
Just because you’re pulled over for traffic offense in the State of Florida, doesn’t give police the right to search you and arrest you. Typically, they have to have reasonable suspicion or probable cause in order to search your car. Typically, we see they say that they smell marijuana coming from the car, they… Read More »
Even if you feel that your criminal offense is minor there still can be future ramifications for that, which an attorney can help you navigate through. Any criminal offense, people wanna typically keep their criminal records clean for future employment, for anything having to deal with their future plans, and even if you think… Read More »
The police want me to give them permission to search my house, car, computer, camera, etc. Should I give it to them?
When it comes to the police asking to search your car, your house, your phone, your computer, the quick answer is no. Never give them consent to search. I’ve yet to have a client that has benefited from voluntarily cooperating with the police and giving them the information that they want. If the police… Read More »
If the police suspect that you committed any crime and they want to talk to you, the simple answer should be no. I’ve yet to have a client that’s been able to talk their way out of anything that they’re suspected of doing, and it’s always safer and better to have an attorney there… Read More »