If you have been arrested or are already facing criminal charges, you may
wonder whether you should involve a criminal lawyer, and at what point
in this process. You do have the right to legal counsel in the event of
an arrest or truly at any point in a criminal investigation. It is never
too early to involve a legal professional who can protect your rights
and work to represent your interests in this important matter. Whether
you are currently a suspect in a police investigation or if you have already
been arrested and are now in danger of facing criminal charges, an attorney
can step in and make a difference.
What an attorney can do is help you get a better picture of what you may be up against, including the potential repercussions of a conviction. A Miami criminal defense attorney can also offer you advice on what to do and what not to do so you can make the right choices about your case. They can provide you with the criminal defense counsel you need in the face of at any point in the investigation or questioning by law enforcement.
Understanding Criminal Court Processes
The legal process is likely unfamiliar to you. The Florida criminal court system is difficult to navigate on one's own, even if your charges appear small to you. When it comes to defending you from these charges, it is important to have a legal team that you can rely on through all of the rigors of litigation. We at Hager & Schwartz, P.A. are former state prosecutors with commanding knowledge of the trial system.
We have experience handling a variety of criminal charges, including:
- Drug crimes
- Theft crimes
- Federal and state crimes
- White collar crimes
- Domestic violence
- Weapons charges
If you have recently been arrested and charged with a crime then you may have to appear in County Court or Circuit Court. Most misdemeanors are handled in County Court while felonies are heard in Circuit Court. With your criminal record hanging in the balance, you can't afford to be blindsided by the attacks of the prosecution. Even those who are innocent can be charged as guilty without the right representation.
While many firms are content to take on your case just so that they can get more clients, the Miami criminal defense attorneys at Hager & Schwartz, P.A. is concerned personally about each client. Not only are we committed to results, but are committed to the entire process. From start to finish, our firm stands out among other firms as one of the most compassionate and skilled. It is also to your benefit that our attorneys are intensely familiar with Florida courts and use that insight to give more strength to your defense.
We are no stranger to the local justice system, which can give you a comfortable advantage. Taking initiative in the face of your legal matter and choosing to work with a local defense firm may place you at a distinct advantage. If your attorney is familiar with the judges, prosecutors and court personnel in the local courthouses, he or she can have a better chance at securing a better result.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, we would like to speak with you. Trust Hager & Schwartz, P.A. with your case by contacting us today or scheduling a free, confidential case consultation.