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Criminal Defense Attorney in Florida

Advocate Law Firm, P.A. Helps Protect Your Rights in Lakeland & Bartow, FL criminal defense attorneys in Florida

Experiencing the criminal justice system can be a frightening ordeal. The threat of incarceration or a conviction inflicts stress and fear on those dealing with unresolved charges. As a dedicated criminal defense attorney in Florida, I can offer you peace of mind during this trying time. I am familiar with all facets of criminal defense and strive to get the charges against you dropped or lowered.

If you have been charged with a crime, I will conduct a thorough pre-trial investigation and examine your case closely to make sure that no evidence against you was obtained illegally. I negotiate with prosecutors and understand the intricacies of the system. I strive to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. If in your best interest, I will not hesitate to take your case to trial.

I Handle All Types of Criminal Defense Cases

I effectively represent adults and juveniles charged with a wide variety of offenses including drug crimes related to heroin and marijuana charges. While each client's case is based on unique facts, my approach to your case remains constant: I am committed to the presumption of innocence and will aggressively defend your rights. No charge is too challenging.

I handle ALL criminal matters including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Assault & Battery
  • Theft Crimes (ex: Burglary)
  • Child Abuse
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Drug Crimes
  • Felony Crimes
  • Firearm / Weapons Crimes
  • Forgery / Counterfeiting
  • Sex Crimes
  • Violation of Probation
  • White Collar Crimes
  • 3.850 Motions
  • Expungement and Sealing

Understanding Your Criminal Defense Options

If you have been charged with a crime, it's important to understand your rights and options for defense. At Advocate Law Firm, P.A., we offer comprehensive criminal defense services to clients in Bartow and Lakeland, FL.

Our experienced attorneys can help you explore all of your defense options, including:

  • Negotiating a plea bargain
  • Filing a motion to suppress evidence
  • Challenging the prosecution's case
  • Presenting a strong defense in court

We understand that every case is unique, and we will work closely with you to develop a personalized defense strategy that best fits your situation. Our goal is to provide you with aggressive representation and help you achieve the best possible outcome.

Contact Advocate Law Firm, P.A. today to schedule a consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys.

I Take Your Freedoms & Rights Seriously

Are you concerned about missing work for court? In most cases, I can help you to minimize your court appearances so you don’t have to miss work for court. Worried about missing work to even speak to a lawyer? I can schedule weekend/evening appointments and telephone conferences if necessary! I know you have a lot more questions (such as “What is the maximum penalty?” and “What are the fines?”). My courteous staff and I can help answer them! We pride ourselves on returning all telephone calls promptly.

Should you have a legal emergency, please contact me 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Commonly Asked Questions

What makes a good criminal defense attorney?

A good criminal defense attorney has experience and knowledge of the law, is dedicated to your case and works hard to defend your rights, has good communication skills, and is willing to fight for you both in and out of the courtroom.

What should I do if I am arrested?

If you are arrested, it is important to remain calm and not say anything until you have spoken with a criminal defense attorney. You have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. Contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights.

What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?

A felony is a more serious crime than a misdemeanor. Felonies are usually punishable by more than one year in prison, while misdemeanors are usually punishable by less than one year in jail. Examples of felonies include murder, rape, and robbery, while examples of misdemeanors include disorderly conduct and minor drug offenses.

What is the process of a criminal case?

The process of a criminal case can vary depending on the type of case and the jurisdiction. However, in general, the process involves an arrest, an arraignment, pre-trial motions, a trial, and sentencing. It is important to have a criminal defense attorney by your side throughout the process to ensure that your rights are protected.

What is the role of a criminal defense attorney?

The role of a criminal defense attorney is to defend individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. A criminal defense attorney works to protect the rights of their client and achieve the best possible outcome for their case. This may involve negotiating with prosecutors, conducting investigations, and representing their client in court.

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