In the American justice system, you are innocent until proven guilty. As a citizen, you have the right to defend yourself against allegations that could implicate you in a crime. While the burden of proof is on the prosecutor, the prosecution will do whatever is necessary to get a conviction. This is why you need an Orlando criminal defense attorney who will defend you against an aggressive prosecutor.
Most criminal defense lawyers are versed in multiple areas of Florida criminal law. They can represent clients who are charged in the following cases:
* DUI - Driving under the influence is a serious infraction that may be constituted as a felony. However, factors, such as improper administration of a field sobriety test may be enough to get your case dismissed. Your lawyer will also help you in other areas of a DUI arrest, such as setting up a DMV hearing to get your license suspension lifted.
* Drug Crimes - Drug possession, sales or trafficking is an offense that may carry a mandatory prison sentence. A lawyer can defend accusations of drug possession, purchasing or trafficking whether the drugs are illegal substances or a prescription.
* Sex Crimes - Sex crimes encompass a wide area and may include rape, domestic sexual battery or soliciting a minor online. Aside from jail time and heavy fines, you may also have to register as a sex offender upon your release.
* Firearm Offenses - Firearm related offenses vary in scope and may include possession of a firearm or committing assault with a deadly weapon. Charges may also include possession of a firearm without a permit or having one that is stolen.
A defense lawyer can help you both in and out of the courtroom. Out of the court, he may coach you on basic courtroom mannerisms, such as what to say and not to say, how to say it and how to address the judge presiding over the case. Everything from your words to your body posture paints an overall picture of you, which can influence the jury to some degree.
A good lawyer will also be able to anticipate the prosecution's move and be able to provide countermoves of his own. This may include the use of forensics, eye witness testimonies or reconstruction experts to refute those brought forward by the prosecution.
While having a criminal defense team greatly increases your chances of a favorable outcome, there are never any guarantees, and any attorney that claims on their website that they have a 100 percent success rate is not being truthful. However, even if a favorable outcome is unlikely, your attorney can still provide assistance in different ways. The lawyer may bring other options to the table, such as a plea deal.
Being charged in a crime can put you through an emotional rollercoaster. There will be a lot of "what if's" running through your mind, such as how your family will be affected if you are convicted. These are all valid concerns, which is why it is important to have a strong defense team on your side.
The Ladan Law Firm, P.A., can provide an Orlando criminal defense attorney for clients who are in need of legal consultation in the aftermath of an arrest and subsequent criminal charge.
When To Contact And Hire An Orlando Criminal Defense Attorne