If you have been charged with a crime, or believe that you may be facing criminal charges, in the Miami and Ft. Lauderdale area, you need the help of an experienced Florida criminal defense attorney right away.
Even a seemingly minor criminal charge can become a nightmare that follows you for the rest of your life, growing into something far more serious as time passes. Never make the mistake of thinking that innocence will protect you or that you can simply explain what happened and everything will be OK.
Please, exercise your right to remain silent and contact the Law Offices of Lee P. Marks, P.A., right away.
Criminal Laws in Florida
There are a wide range of criminal statutes in Florida. These include everything from traffic citations, juvenile offenses and shoplifting, to domestic violence, driving under the influence, assault, resisting arrest, prostitution and solicitation, burglary, theft, and white collar crimes as well as rape, murder and many more.
If you are charged with a crime, it is no laughing matter. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights. Don’t wait. Call us today.
Your Right to Remain Silent and Your Right to an Attorney
The current trend in popular culture, to demonize defendants and presume guilt in those who exercise their right to remain silent and their right to an attorney, is disturbing, deceptive and dangerous. You should never waive your right to remain silent or your right to an attorney.
No matter what officers or prosecutors tell you, and they can and do lie, anything you say will be held against you. When you invoke your right to remain silent and ask for an attorney, they are required by law to stop questioning you. Understand that innocence will not protect you if you waive your rights and know that anything you say will be twisted and taken out of context and may even be falsified.
Do not be bullied into giving up your rights.
A Guilty Plea is Not the Easy Way Out
Prosecutors need convictions. No matter how they frame it, a guilty plea is a conviction. And, it is a guaranteed conviction that the prosecutor does not have to earn by proving the charges against you. Prosecutors try to sell guilty pleas to defendants by making it sound like the easy and cheap way to avoid more serious penalties. Don’t fall for it.
Always talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney before accepting a plea agreement. Although there are cases in which a plea agreement will yield the best outcome, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to negotiate the best deal possible for you. And, in many cases the deal is offered as a bluff, just hoping that you will get scared and agree when the evidence to convict is just not there or the prosecution knows that serious mistakes were made and your case will be thrown out if you fight it.
If you are facing criminal charges in Florida, please do not wait unto it is too late. Call the Law Offices of Lee P. Marks, P.A. at 305-444-3343 or email us right away.