Criminal Defense Attorney in Florida
Advocate Law Firm, P.A. Helps Protect Your Rights in Lakeland & Bartow, FL
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:
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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More Than 20 Years of Experience
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I just want to publicly show my gratitude to Ms. Salvia and the rest of the team that worked on my recent case. I really felt I was represented well by Ms. Salvia and she took the lead in making strong points for my case. She was able to properly vocalize what I needed and look out for things that I didn't even consider. She is very experienced. I couldn't have asked for more. Thank you so much for help and professionalism.- Dalena T.
Martha and the rest of the team constantly kept me in the loop of all that was occurring
There was never a time that I was alone in my divorce process. The staff/team was in contact communication with me. Any questions, concerns or issues I may have had, they were front and center ready to help me through the process and educate me on what the next steps were. Divorce in and of itself is a very emotional, trying and frustrating process. Martha and the rest of the team constantly kept me in the loop of all that was occurring, what was needed, any changes that were coming and how to properly handle them. Thank you so much for making a stressful and life changing event, easier to navigate.- Michelle Acevedo
Honesty, integrity and a fighter!
I don't typically write reviews however, in this "case" it is warranted. Having gone through a protracted and tumultuous divorce lasting almost five years would leave any living and breathing human hating lawyers even their own. well, I must say I am left with a gratitude for all the hard work, patience and guidance given me throughout my process. I would recommend Melissa Wilson to anyone that is looking for Honesty, integrity and a fighter where it counts... CASE CLOSED!!!! and so is mine. cant forget Martha her assistant, taking my calls always and listening to me vent. Thank you all in that office Sincerely Niko- Former Client