South Florida, specifically Miami Beach (i.e. South Beach) and Ft. Lauderdale are popular tourist destination spots where people from throughout the country come to relax and unwind. Getting arrested and taken to jail while on vacation is never part of the itinerary. Unfortunately, such has become a common theme with many of our clients.
You do not have to be a resident of Florida to be arrested and charged with a criminal offense here. Our attorneys have represented many clients who were arrested in South Florida while on vacation. Often times, we are able to resolve their case without the client ever having to return to attend court.
According to the Broward County Bar Association, you may be able to have a local attorney fight for your case without you actually having to come back to Florida. While you will likely be required to attend many court proceedings, this requirement can also be waived (especially if the defendant is a non-Florida resident).
You need to act quickly if you were arrested while visiting the state because you don't want to have to take time off of work and arrange for multiple visits. Regardless of the type of charge you incurred, you are required to attend an arraignment hearing- this is scheduled soon after your initial arrest. There is then a small window of time between your arrest and your arraignment hearing in which you can contact a local attorney.
Our lawyers can defend you from common charges that face tourists on vacation, such as:
The attorneys at Hager & Schwartz, P.A. have dedicated their practice to criminal defense and have helped countless numbers of visiting and vacationing travelers just like you. Rest assured that our attorneys will do everything possible to avoid the need of you having to travel back to South Florida to appear in court. We may even be able to get your case dismissed without you having to appear in court.
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The lawyers at Hager & Schwartz, P.A. represent individuals arrested throughout Miami Dade County, including Miami Beach (South Beach), Broward County (Ft. Lauderdale), Volusia County (Daytona Beach), and Palm Beach County (West Palm Beach). Many of these individuals may have been arrested during winter break, spring break, on summer vacation or while visiting family and/or friends.
Hager & Schwartz, P.A. is renowned for fierce advocacy for all clients
who are facing criminal charges.
If you have been arrested while on vacation in South Florida, contact us today.