Serving Brevard County and surrounding Central Florida Areas.
Criminal Defense Lawyers in Melbourne, Florida
When you are facing any type of criminal charge you are absolutely assumed innocent until proven guilty and you absolutely have a right to the best possible criminal defense representation you can find.
Criminal law, otherwise know as penal law, is the established set of rules that determine legal punishment after an act has been proven in a court of law. Criminal law differs from civil law in that it is a proceeding that is brought about by the local, state or federal government and not an individual.
This is the most serious type of legal action, as the outcome if a person is found guilty, means that person is at risk of losing their freedom or liberty and being incarcerated for a period of time as well as being fined or receiving other punishments such as restitution or probation.
Criminal Law Statues
The criminal law in virtually all states is legislative in origin, meaning that conduct is not punishable unless it has been prescribed by state statute. All states have their own set of laws and statutes and no state is bound by another state’s laws, but there are five main areas where the laws all focus on and agree.
It is felt that a common body of laws governing these areas and appropriate punishments for violating these laws, provides for peaceful social order and the common good. These five areas are: punishment, deterrence, incapacitation, restitution and rehabilitation.
As noted earlier, criminal proceedings are brought by the local, state or federal government and are the most serious. They are broken down into three categories: Misdemeanors (punishable by up to 1 year in county jail), Felonies (punishable by more than 1 year in county jail or state prison) and the most serious of all, Capital Offenses (punishable by death).
No matter what crime anyone is charged with, it is essential that their constitutional rights be upheld. These include being secure against unreasonable searches and seizure, not being required to testify against themselves and that they shall enjoy the right to a speedy trial.
Most importantly, everyone has a right to a competent legal defense and our law firm will provide you with the top criminal defense lawyers in Melbourne, Florida and Brevard County. We are expert criminal defense attorneys and we will fight for your rights and your freedom.
The areas of law our Firm can assist you in your criminal law matters in Brevard County, Melbourne, Florida include: Misdemeanors, Felonies, Bond Hearings, Drug Offenses, Probation Issues, Domestic Violence, Assault & Battery, Juvenile Delinquency, DUI and Traffic Related, DMV, Record Expungement and Sealing, Defenses – including Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law.
The areas of law our Law Firm can assist you in your criminal law matters in Brevard County, Melbourne, Florida include:
- Assault & Battery
- Bond Hearings
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Offenses
- DUI / Traffic Issues
- Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law
- Juvenile Delinquency
- Probation Issues
- Record Expungement and Sealing
Our Melbourne office is centrally located, enabling us to serve clients throughout “the Space Coast”, including Brevard County, Palm Bay and Vero Beach.