Melbourne Criminal Lawyer
Anyone can make a mistake or exercise poor judgment, but when your actions lead to criminal charges in Florida, the stakes are much higher. Even a minor misdemeanor can result in incarceration and fines. For felonies, you could be facing mandatory minimum sentencing. You do have rights, however, and retaining a criminal defense attorney is essential to protecting them.
Our Melbourne criminal lawyers at de Beaubien, Simmons, Knight, Mantzaris & Neal, LLP have extensive knowledge, skills, and court room experience in all types of criminal cases. Please contact our Melbourne, FL office to set up a consultation to learn more about your legal options, and read on for more information on our criminal defense services.
Our Team Handles a Range of Florida Criminal Cases
The specifics of criminal offenses may vary, but they share a common element: No matter what the crime, a prosecutor must still prove that you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. You are entitled to your day in court to defend against the charges. Our criminal defense lawyers will assist by gathering evidence and presenting arguments intended to raise doubts in the minds of a judge or jury. We represent clients facing many different types of charges, including:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI):
- Drug crimes, including possession, trafficking, and manufacturing;
- White-collar crimes;
- Traffic citations and violations;
- Larceny, robbery, burglary, and other theft offenses;
- Weapons charges;
- Assault, battery, and violent crimes; and,
- Many other serious offenses.
Criminal Penalties and Other Consequences
If you are convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in Florida, you could be looking at fines and jail time. However, there are additional consequences that affect more than your freedom and wallet. You could have a permanent criminal record, which could impact your current or future employment. Any professional credentials you hold could be revoked, meaning you cannot practice in your chosen profession.
Our criminal defense lawyers at de Beaubien, Simmons, Knight, Mantzaris & Neal, LLP know the extreme toll that comes from a criminal conviction. This is why we are dedicated to helping you avoid these negative consequences. We will defend your rights in court and pursue other alternatives where available, such as probation, deferred sentencing, and other options.
How a Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help with Your Case
Though our exact approach will depend on the charges, you can count on our team to take advantage of all available legal tools and strategies in your defense. Working together with you, we can:
- Advise you during questioning by police;
- Arrange for your release on bail until your trial;
- Coordinate bail with a bail bondsman;
- Negotiate for a reduced charge or sentencing;
- Present motions when appropriate to dismiss the charges or exclude evidence;
- Discuss your case with witnesses whose testimony may exculpate you;
- Conduct discovery and depositions; and,
- Defend your rights in court at trial.
Contact a Melbourne Criminal Defense Lawyer to Discuss Your Case
No matter where you are in the Florida criminal process, you can always benefit from hiring an experienced criminal defense lawyer to advocate on your behalf. For more information, please call 321-421-5529 to reach the Melbourne, FL offices of de Beaubien, Simmons, Knight, Mantzaris & Neal, LLP. We can schedule a consultation to review your case and develop a defense strategy.