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Not all juvenile cases can be resolved with diversion type resolutions. In such cases, having an attorney that knows what other resolutions are available to the child can be critical. Of course, many minors are falsely accused of acts of delinquency. When a crime has been committed, law enforcement sometimes views juveniles grouped with the actual perpetrator as acting in concert with the true culprit, even though in actuality such was not the case. When it comes to mounting a viable and effective defense, juveniles need quality legal representation just as adults do.
Do not try to navigate the complexities of the juvenile justice system alone. Seek a defense attorney who is experienced with the juvenile process. Not all criminal defense attorneys have such experience.
Violating federal or state drug laws often carries with it severe penalties such as jail or prison time. Many drug related offenses involve substantial minimum mandatory prison sentences. A conviction in Florida for certain drug related offenses may also result in the person being convicted losing his or her driver license for a period of time.
Possession of an illegal narcotic can be actual or constructive. Actual possession means that the individual had the illegal substance on their person, such as in the pocket of their jeans. Constructive possession occurs when: 1) a person had contraband near, but not on, their person; 2) the individual knew of the presence of the substance and of its illicit nature; and 3) the person was exercising dominion and control over the illegal item.
Many times contraband is found by law enforcement in a vehicle that is occupied by multiple people. On such occasions, law enforcement sometimes arrests the wrong person for the drugs. Often, the government is unable to prove who among the passengers of the vehicle actually possessed the drugs.
Having an attorney knowledgeable of drug related laws can often make a very real difference in the resolution of a case. When the stakes are so high, it is imperative that a person accused of a drug offense seek the aid of such a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney.
Defending sex crimes allegations in Florida requires attention to detail. In the majority of sex crimes cases, the guilt or innocence of the accused as seen from the perspective of a jury hinges upon the credibility of the alleged victim as compared to other evidence in the case and the credibility of the accused should he or she testify at trial. Understanding the claim and its implications can prove vital in the outcome of your case. Sex related crimes have been on the rise in recent years and ensuring you’re well represented can help lead to a desirable outcome.
There are many factors that decide the degree of severity of the Florida theft crime. The severity of the Florida theft crime may vary based upon the value of the property or services stolen from a misdemeanor to a first degree felony. Understanding what amount was stolen can play an important part in the resulting conviction. It is important to make sure that if you have been accused of theft you understand your rights as well as what counts as theft in the eyes of the law.
Violent crimes can have severe consequences on your life. There are several types of crimes that are classified as violent. Some of these charges are misdemeanors while other are felonies. Most types of violent crimes have levels of severity that can affect the charges brought against you. There is a significant difference between Murder in the 1st degree and Manslaughter although both are still felonies.
Anyone facing charges for a severe violent crime, such as Assault, Manslaughter, or Murder, should contact an attorney as soon as possible.
If you have been charged with a white collar crime it is important to realize the severity of the charge and what comes with it. These crimes are often financially motivated and found in political and corporate environments.
Hiring a criminal defense attorney is vital if you have been charged with a crime. You need to have an experienced and knowledgeable legal professional on your side. Our Tampa criminal defense attorneys provide thorough, methodical guidance and legal advice.
Our attorneys have represented clients against a broad range of charges. We understand that every case is different, and it is important to have a competent and experienced criminal defense attorney on your side.
We will work to protect your legal rights and ensure you are treated fairly to seek the best outcome for you.
While speaking with the attorney, he discovered that he was potentially eligible for veterans disability benefits.
Because Brandon Legal Group covers several areas of law, we were able to offer additional legal advice to the client.
Once the divorce concluded, our client needed to have his will revised and Brandon Legal Group was able to assist with this as well.
All his legal needs were served at one location – Brandon Legal Group, PLLC
Mr. Mattson found his niche in family law and has focused his practice in that area since 2000. In particular, Luke often handles matters involving divorce, timesharing, parenting plans, child support, alimony, paternity, and civil domestic violence.
Mr. Mattson might look like he’s all business, but you'd be surprised to discover the incredible fun loving attitude he brings to the practice. When outside the courtroom, Mr. Mattson can often be found watching Lightning games or riding his bike around downtown Tampa.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Misdemeanor?
A misdemeanor is considered a lesser offense against the state. These crimes tend to entail a penalty of less than a year in prison, small fines, community service, or a combination of any of these. Examples of misdemeanors include:
- Public intoxication
What is a Felony?
A felony is considered to be a more serious offense against the state. These crimes tend to entail a penalty of at least a year in prison, major fines, or a combination of both. Examples of felonies include:
Some crimes can be either a misdemeanor, or a felony, depending on the severity of the crime.
What is the process of a Criminal Investigation?
First the state has to file charges. The state has 90 days to file misdemeanor charges, and 175 days to file felony charges.
After charges are filed, the following is the general process of a criminal prosecution.
- Arrest and Booking
Protecting yourself from the ramifications of criminal prosecution is highly complex. We urge you to not "go it alone" and instead to engage a criminal attorney to protect you.
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Our skill sets allow us to provide many legal services to our clients and to resolve complex legal issues that are often intertwined. We are able to leverage our internal resources to maintain most matters in-house with a few exceptions where we can call on experienced colleagues for assistance. Without the need to outsource most matters, we have the opportunity to settle your matter more quickly and cost efficiently.
Brandon Legal Group is a full service Tampa Bay trial law firm that represents clients throughout the state of Florida. Our ultimate goal is to protect your rights and pursue the best available legal outcome. With more than 40 years of combined legal experience, BLG is well qualified to pursue the best legal outcomes for clients of varying needs.