Criminal Defense Attorneys Protect Your Rights
If you’ve been charged with a crime, you’ll want to get an experience criminal defense attorney on your side as soon as possible. The legal representation you choose can make a difference between jail time and your freedom. While certain offenses are certainly more serious than others, even minor convictions can take a toll on your financial well being, your reputation in the community, your family life, and your ability to find and keep employment.
Misdemeanors, which are lesser crimes, might only entail a fine or a brief jail sentence, but felonies, which are more serious crimes, can lead to long prison terms. This is why it is so important to have someone knowledgeable about the law argue on your behalf.
Criminal law is a complex body of state and federal legislation. The average person will not have an understanding of criminal law or the criminal justice process. Although an individual has the right to represent himself or herself during criminal trial proceedings, the consequences of having poor legal representation can be severe. There are many individuals that make the mistake of trying to represent themselves in legal cases. Most of the time the other party will be represented by a lawyer. This is usually very difficult to overcome because the lawyer has experienced being in front of a judge. When a person does not understand the law they cannot advocate for themselves properly.
Since 1992, the likelihood of an arrest leading to a conviction has generally risen. Although some defendants think that they can “beat the system” on their own, having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side is the best way to prevent becoming another statistic.
What Your Criminal Defense Attorney Can Do For You?
The basic role of a good criminal defense attorney is to make sure the right of their client is protected according to the law. The attorney makes every effort to help get their client case dismissed or to have their client found not guilty. By examining the circumstances surrounding your case and weighing the strength of the evidence against you, your defense lawyer will apply current law, along with previous legal precedent, to your specific situation and use it to devise a solid legal strategy and build the best possible case for acquittal.
In criminal cases where ample evidence of innocence exists, a capable attorney will leverage that evidence to its best advantage on your behalf. Where such evidence appears to be lacking, your criminal lawyer will make a thorough investigation to uncover any hidden evidence, unknown witnesses, or other mitigating factors that would strengthen your case.
The sooner you hire an attorney, the more effectively they can build a case for you. Even if the charges have already been filed, a criminal defense attorney can evaluate the evidence the government has against you and determine if their case has merit. They can then look for mistakes that might have been made by the police or investigators, and can sometimes get the charges against you reduced or even dismissed depending on the strength of the evidence in question. Even if they’re unable to have your charges reduced or dismissed, your attorney can call witness and build a case against the prosecution, giving you the best chance for a positive outcome.
When you retain a criminal defense attorney, the following services are provided:
- Sound legal advice- advise on your legal rights, options available to your including offers, pleas, and bargains
- Representation – defends the rights of their clients at depositions, hearings, trials, and at police interrogations
- Document Preparation – handles paperwork for indictments, arraignments, hearings, and trials
- Negotiates on behalf of client – makes negotiations with law enforcement agencies and prosecutors to reach a settlement for their client
- Conducts thorough research – performs research needed on criminal statues, case law, trial strategies, and legal procedures
Andrew D. Stine – Your West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Attorney
West Palm Beach lawyer Andrew Stine focuses exclusively on criminal defense cases and has an exceptional track record of results spanning the last ten years. A former public defender and medic for the U.S. Army, Mr. Stine is known for being proactive. He represents his clients aggressively, armed with individual attention and a passionate respect for their rights to due process.
When you are accused of a crime, your freedom, your family, your reputation and your job may be at stake. Be certain of your attorney’s competence, reputation, expertise and experience as a Criminal Defense Lawyer.
The criminal defense law firm of Andrew Stine, P.A. combines the nationally recognized criminal defense practice of trial and appellate attorney Andrew Stine, creating an international practice encompassing the defense of individuals and corporations facing serious criminal charges in Florida, across the United States and around the world. When you retain our law firm, you don’t simply retain a criminal defense attorney – you retain an experienced criminal defense law team. Andrew Stine and his team have worked together for years, successfully representing clients in virtually every type of criminal case. We represent individuals and organizations vigorously, with individual attention and a passionate respect for due process, through each stage and every aspect of your case.
The firm is committed to providing the highest level of effectiveness to all clients and therefore has employed Eric Centeno, Mr. Stine’s paralegal, who is fluent in Spanish. Additionally, Mr. Stine has a fully time investigator, Dan Delois, who has helped achieve spectacular results over the past 25 years. This team has meet and interviewed countless defendants in Federal, State and County jails throughout the State of Florida and the United States. They have interviewed clients in medical hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, juvenile facilities, and at numerous crime scenes. The team has even been present on many occasions, when summoned by clients who were in the process of having search warrants served on their homes, barns, out buildings and even their grow houses. This team is committed because if we all act Together we Each Achieve More (team). Call us and put this team to work for you or your loved one.
Free consultation 24/7: Call West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer Andrew D. Stine, P.A. at (561) 832-1170. Se habla españo