Criminal law is the field of law that relates to harm to people or property. In the state of Florida, there are many different types of crimes that would fall under this legal umbrella, including homicide, aggravated assault, arson, and larceny.
The Florida legislature and the court system has established varied levels of punishment for these violations, ranging from monetary penalties to life in prison. For the most serious crimes, such as homicide, the state of Florida reserves the death penalty.
People commit crimes for many different reasons. There are crimes of passion, where emotions overcome someone and they do an act that they would not otherwise do. Some people commit crimes recklessly. This means that they do not recognize that they are endangering other people or their property. Finally, there is crime with intent. When someone plans to commit a crime, even if they have not done it, they have violated the law.
What You Need to Know about Criminal Law
If you have been accused of violating the law, the prosecution has the burden of proof. That means that the authorities must prove that you have done something wrong. There is a concept called reasonable doubt. If there is reason to doubt that the prosecution conclusively proved someone has committed a crime, then that person cannot be found guilty.
In the court of criminal law, it is important to remember that you have rights. You are protected by the Constitution. Authorities may not search your belongings without a warrant. They must not compromise your health and safety when they interrogate you. Your rights may be violated. If they are, then you may be able to fight the prosecution’s case more effectively.
When it looks like the evidence is stacked against someone, there is still a way to win the case. A jury of your peers decides whether or not you are guilty. A good lawyer can show them how to interpret the facts and the evidence of your case.
There is more to criminal law than guilty and not guilty. Sometimes, a dismissal or reduction is possible, which is why we try to fight for that from the start. If a dismissal or reduction is not an option, we can negotiate with prosecutors concerning a settlement or a possible reduction in the sentence.
Boca Raton Criminal Defense
At The Berman Law Group, we offer the whole gamut of criminal defenses. This can include charges such as:
- Felony Cases
- Misdemeanor Cases
- Federal Cases
- DUI Defense
- DMV Formal Review Hearings
- Driving While License Suspended
- Reckless Driving
- Violation of City Ordinances
- Traffic Infractions
- Traffic Criminal Violations
- Domestic Violence
In addition to helping our clients before and during a trial, we are also committed to their long-term wellbeing. This is why we also offer services that include:
- Sealing Criminal Records
- Expunging Criminal Records
- Violation of Probation Penalties
- Early Termination of Probation
- Restoration of Civil Rights
Boca Raton Criminal Attorneys
Having defended clients for everything from common misdemeanors to first degree felonies, our attorneys understand what it takes to win your case. When you are facing hard time, you understand that hiring a second-rate lawyer is not an option. Instead of settling for someone else, you can allow our experienced, resourceful, and aggressive attorneys fight for you.
We understand that your case may have effects on your life far beyond what happens in court. We work to build a custom defense strategy for you. Because we take a collaborative approach to your defense, we listen to you to really understand your case and your situation.
We have experience defending clients throughout the State of Florida and would be honored to take on your case. The Berman Law Group has offices around the state, with our main office conveniently located in Boca Raton.
If you are involved in criminal proceedings, call us today at 1-800-375-5555. Criminal law can be overwhelming when faced alone. With our attorneys on your side, you know you have the best representation.