While traffic tickets can be paid without going to court, criminal charges must be answered for personally. There are misdemeanors such as DUI, Battery, and Possession of Cannabis, which carry a penalty of up to one year in the county jail and costs potentially exceeding $1000. Then there are felonies such as Possession of Cocaine, Robbery, and Murder, which can carry penalties from five years (for 3nd degree felonies) to life (for 1st degree felonies).
I first started as an Assistant Public Defender gaining experience in representing those accused of violating the law. I then went into private practice as a Criminal Defense Attorney. I have over 20 years of experience defending people who have been accused of crimes.
Through that experience I have gained the knowledge necessary to guide a person through the Criminal Justice System. Whether charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, I can shed light on what you are facing.
I have represented people on cases that were resolved quickly and some that have taken years. Depending on the complexity or the severity of the case, it can be resolved with court costs only, or may have to go through extended litigation. I have gone to trial on DUI, Battery, Possession of Cannabis and Cocaine, Trafficking, Racketeering, Prostitution, and Battery on Law Enforcement Officer. Always vigorously fighting for my client's interests and rights.
Some of the other types of cases that I have represented clients on are: Violations of Probation, Bond cases, Resisting Arrest Without Violence, Resisting Arrest With Violence, Trespassing, Disorderly Conduct, Open Container Violations, Robbery, Burglary, Driving While License Suspended, Reckless Driving, and Fraud; to mention a few.
If you, a family member, or a friend have been accused of a crime, please consult an attorney before acting on your own. For more details or to have a consultation, please call me at 813-636-8886 or email me.
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