The law in the state of Florida outlines many wrongful acts that can give rise to criminal charges. Criminal charges are different from receiving a traffic ticket or parking ticket. When you are charged with a crime, you face the possibility of going to jail, having a permanent criminal record, paying a hefty fine, being placed on probation, losing your drivers or professional license and being subject to a host of other penalties and sanctions.
However, under the law, you are considered innocent until proven guilty and a variety of constitutional protections can help you. These constitutional rights include:
- the right to remain silent,
- the right not to incriminate yourself,
- the right to be free from illegal searches of your person or property,
- and the right to a criminal defense lawyer.
When you are facing criminal charges, it is essential that you take advantage of your right to a criminal defense lawyer and that you find the most qualified attorney possible to represent you. A Tampa criminal defense lawyer can advocate for you to ensure that your constitutional rights are protected and you receive a fair trial. Your Tampa, FL criminal defense attorney can also help you to arrange a plea bargain for lesser penalties, or defend you in trial so you have the best chance of receiving a not-guilty verdict.
Creative, Thorough Legal Representation
Stechschulte Nell Law in South Tampa provides creative, thorough legal representation to help clients achieve the most favorable outcome possible in their criminal case. From pre-trial services to presenting a case to a jury and negotiating bail or a plea bargain, we will fight for you. Call us today at (813) 280-1244 to learn how a criminal defense attorney can help.