Palm Beach Criminal Defense AttorneyIf you have been arrested or charged with a crime, call a Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer now. If someone you know is charged, do the same. Don’t wait for the situation to spiral out of control before seeking knowledgeable assistance. We can also assist you in protecting your rights if you have been the victim of a crime.
Misdemeanor crimes are lesser offenses that carry up to one year of county jail time. Felonies are higher-level offenses with a sliding scale of jail or prison sentences depending on the degree. Some felony charges have minimum mandatory prison sentences. Fines may also be imposed in addition to probation, community control, jail or prison. If you are placed on probation or community control you may be required to be randomly tested for drug or alcohol use, perform community service or attend a counseling or treatment program. Your driver’s license may be suspended if you are convicted of certain offenses (including possession of marijuana) or if you fail to pay child support.
Punishment for crimes includes substantial fines, losing the best years of your life, or worse. Even lesser offenses on your record will make obtaining credit and finding a job difficult, or can have immigration consequences. If you have been charged with a crime, you may be eligible to have the record sealed or expunged. The stakes could not be higher.
If you or someone you know is arrested or charged with a crime or traffic citation, don’t delay in consulting a West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer.