LAKE MARY CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
WORKING AGGRESSIVELY TO FIGHT CHARGES
If you’ve been accused of committing a criminal offense, act quickly to retain the services of a skilled attorney. Whether you’re facing a misdemeanor or felony charge, the allegations are serious and could have profound effects on your life. If you’re convicted, you could be sentenced to jail or prison and/or be ordered to pay a fine, and these are just the immediately apparent punishments. A guilty verdict can also result in collateral consequences – those that aren’t imposed at sentencing but could impact how you readjust to society after being released from incarceration and paying fines. For instance, the arrest and judgment stay on your criminal record. If you apply for a job, the employer will see that information, and it could affect their final decision.
With the stakes so high, and the State working hard to land a conviction, having a lawyer handle your case can level the playing field and could minimize the impacts of a guilty verdict on your life. At The Wiseman Law Firm, our attorney strongly believes in the presumption of innocence and will fight hard to protect your rights and freedoms. Backed by over 15 years of experience, we know how to effectively handle legal matters of varying complexity and have obtained favorable outcomes for past clients. Additionally, our founding lawyer is a former prosecutor, and we will leverage our knowledge and skills to build a solid legal strategy to fight the charges you’re facing.
Ready to discuss your case? Speak with us during a free initial consultation by calling 407-420-4647.
WE DEFEND AGAINST MISDEMEANOR AND FELONY CHARGES
In Florida, you could be charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense. Felonies are considered the most serious crimes, but being accused of either level should not be taken lightly. A conviction could damage your reputation, hurt current and future employment, strain relationships, and impact finances. If you’re found guilty of the alleged offense, the incarceration term and fine you face depend on the circumstances of your case. For some sex crime offenses, you might also be required to register as a sex offender if found guilty.
Below are the potential conviction penalties for misdemeanors and felonies in Florida:
- Second-degree misdemeanor: Punishable by up to 60 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $500
- First-degree misdemeanor: Conviction penalties include up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000
- Third-degree felony: A conviction carries up to 5 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000
- Second-Degree felony: Penalties include up to 15 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000
- First-degree felony: A conviction could result in up to 30 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000
- Life felony: Punishable by an incarceration term of up to 40 years or life and/or a fine of up to $15,000
- Capital felony: A conviction is punishable by death
The criminal justice system is filled with various rules and laws that must be followed, and the intricacies and nuances make the process complex. Trying to handle your legal issues alone could be challenging, and one mistake could result in severe consequences. Rather than navigating the system yourself, allow our Lake Mary criminal defense lawyer guide you from beginning to resolution. When you retain our services, we will help you understand the charges you’re facing, the potential outcomes, and your legal options.
We provide effective counsel for a variety of offenses, including:
- Drug crimes
- Federal crimes
- Juvenile crimes
- Resisting arrest
- Sex crimes
- Theft crimes
- Traffic violations
- Violent crimes
- White collar crimes
GET A SEASONED DEFENSE ATTORNEY ON YOUR SIDE
Being accused of a crime can be a stressful experience, and you may have numerous questions about your charges. At The Wiseman Law Firm, we offer personalized legal services to help you through your case. Our attorney will take the time to get to know about you and your circumstances to tailor a defense strategy for your unique situation. We will make ourselves available 24 hours a day, allowing you to contact us when you need to. Additionally, we’ll maintain open communication to keep you updated on the status of your case.
For the defense you need in Lake Mary, call us at 407-420-4647 or contact us online.