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Criminal Defense Attorney Outlines Why People Get Arrested in Palm Beach County

Certain violations are targeted by local law enforcement, but with the right criminal defense charges can be dismissed and the records expunged or sealed.

In Palm Beach County, Florida citizens are most likely to get arrested for one of the following criminal matters: 1. Driving while license suspended, canceled or revoked; 2. Violation of a driver’s license restriction; 3. No valid or expired registration; 4. No valid driver’s license; 5. No proof of automobile insurance; 6. Resisting an officer without violence; 7. Trespass; retail theft; 8. open container; 9. Possession of marijuana; 10. Possession of drug paraphernalia; 11. Prostitution; 12. Solicitation of prostitution; 13. Battery 14. Petit theft and 15. DUI.

Palm Beach County Clerk of Courts’ internal statistics shows that the above named criminal offenses comprise over 75% of all the criminal matters in Palm Beach County, FL. The good news is that most of the above crimes can be resolved without the defendant ever appearing in court. Additionally, with an experienced criminal defense lawyer, the defendant will likely be placed in a position to have all of the above named offenses dismissed. Getting the above named crimes dismissed and then expunged or sealed from one’s criminal record or criminal history is very important for many reasons.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and local law enforcement officers target certain geo locations when handing out arrests for the above-mentioned crimes. For instance, Palm Beach Atlantic College, Florida Atlantic University and Palm Beach State College are hotspots for being issued a Notice to Appear or formal arrest for having an open container, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Additionally, Backpage.com, Craiglist.com and local massage parlors are known hotbeds for being arrested on charges like prostitution and solicitation of prostitution, along with geo locations like South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, Federal Highway in Lake Worth, Phil Foster Park and other parks throughout Palm Beach County, FL.

Moreover, the Boca Raton Mall, Wellington Mall, Wal-Mart, Target, Nordstrom and the Palm Beach Outlets are well known locations that see a large influx of petit theft, shoplifting and trespass arrests. Of course this list is not exhaustive and retail spots throughout Palm Beach County report hundreds of thefts a day to the Sheriff’s Office and local law enforcement officials.

As this article points out the statistics of crimes and the locations of arrest in Palm Beach County, Florida; one should know that West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney, Andrew D. Stine, has more than 14 years of experience in helping people accused of criminal acts. Just because you or a loved one is arrested does not mean that one will have a criminal record for a “bad” choice. Attorney Andrew D. Stine has developed his “road map” to success for each of the above listed crimes. If one follows Palm Beach County criminal defense attorney Andrew D. Stine’s road map to success, the matter will likely be nolle prossed or dismissed by the prosecutor. Moreover, the accused will likely be eligible to have their record expunged or sealed. Having your criminal case nolle prossed or dismissed and then having your criminal records expunged or sealed is a very important outcome for many reasons.

One, employers look into the background of potential employees before the hiring process. Two, many condo associations, homeowner associations and other real estate purchases and rentals can be negatively impacted by a criminal record. Three, the US Military, colleges, trade schools, and all other places of higher education do background checks on potential students to determine their eligibility status. Lastly, when applying for a license through the government an arrest can negatively impact the issuing of a license.

So, if you or a loved one has been arrested or given a Notice to Appear in Palm Beach County Florida for driving while license suspended, canceled or revoked; 2. Violation of a driver’s license restriction; 3. No valid or expired registration; 4. No valid driver’s license; 5. No proof of automobile insurance; 6. Resisting an officer without violence; 7. Trespass; Retail theft; 8. Open container; 9. Possession of marijuana; 10. Possession of drug paraphernalia; 11. Prostitution; 12. Solicitation of prostitution; 13. Battery 14. Petit theft or 15. DUI, contact West Palm Beach, criminal defense attorney Andrew D. Stine at 561 880 4300. Hire Stine or do the Time!

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