As a society, we agree on certain rules that are enforced by law. When you violate one of these laws, you are charged with a crime. Our criminal defense attorneys in Ft. Lauderdale and Miami handle many different types of criminal cases. Common criminal cases handled by defense attorneys include:
Criminal defense is important because it upholds rights you are guaranteed by the US Constitution. Although society has decided crimes are crimes because they are dangerous or otherwise harmful to other people, the nature of a crime does not excuse the necessity for a fair, thorough defense.
Unlike the civil cases we handle, criminal defense does not involve proving negligence or wrongdoing. Instead, a thorough investigation of the details of your case will be necessary, particularly to determine if your rights were violated at any point starting from your arrest.
Convictions for criminal charges can be severe. Prosecutors often seek maximum punishment for those charged with crimes. Criminal cases must be defended aggressively. Achieving the best possible resolution to your case requires a careful dismantling of the prosecution’s case against you.
A criminal defense attorney’s job is to defend you, regardless of guilt or past criminal convictions. If you are convicted of a crime, you will face consequences; however, an organized and aggressive defense of your case may result in a minimization of the severity of those consequences.