As a citizen of the United States and of the State of Florida, you are owed a host of federal and state rights, including the right to counsel and rights against self-incrimination and unreasonable searches and seizures under the U.S. Constitution and your fundamental rights under the Florida Constitution. At Pinos Law, our criminal defense team is committed to doing everything we can to protect those rights and to provide the best possible defense in any misdemeanor criminal charge that you are facing.
Defending You Against All Misdemeanor Charges
A misdemeanor is defined in Florida as any criminal charge for which a defendant faces less than a year in prison. While a misdemeanor charge is of course less severe than a felony charge, a misdemeanor criminal conviction can nevertheless cause significant havoc and damage in your life, affecting your freedom, your reputation, your finances, and the way of life for you and your family for many years to come.
When you retain Pinos Law, you will get experienced criminal defense to help you go up against police and prosecutors to defend your freedom and future from the serious consequences of a criminal misdemeanor conviction. We represent defendants and suspects facing the following investigations and charges:
- Reckless driving
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Driving without proper registration/license
- Drug possession (marijuana, crack/cocaine, meth, opioids, prescription drugs, etc.)
- Misdemeanor theft crimes including larceny and petit theft
- Vandalism, trespassing, and property crimes
- Disorderly conduct
- Misdemeanor assault crimes
Why You Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer
Many people who have been arrested or who are under suspicion/investigation for misdemeanor crimes have misconceptions about the seriousness of the situation. They may think they can talk their way out of things with police, prosecutors, and judges. But, in so doing, they often make things make worse much for themselves by providing incriminating information to government authorities which can be used to convict them, and may even provide evidence of further crimes.
They also mistakenly think they can deal with the consequences of a misdemeanor, not understanding that a misdemeanor criminal conviction can mean significant jail time and a criminal record that will prevent them from gaining employment in many fields for years into the future.
Thus, it is important to get the best possible criminal defense from an experienced criminal defense attorney you can trust. At Pinos Law, we take our commitment to our clients’ future seriously and aggressively pursue all defense strategies on their behalf to win the best possible outcome, which could be a decision not to prosecute, a dropped investigation, an acquittal, or a favorable agreement for probation.
Don’t Give Up Your Constitutional Rights
You have the right to an attorney anytime that police are questioning you, and you are never required to provide any kind of incriminating information against yourself. Thus, anytime the police question you have the right to ask for an attorney and refuse to answer any questions, regardless of whether you have been charged with a crime or read your rights.
If you are placed under arrest or approached by police about a potential criminal charge, contact Pinos Law to begin the process of doing everything possible to avoid and/or limit the damaging consequences of a potential criminal conviction.
Contact Pinos Law Today for Your Criminal Defense
When you work with Pinos Law as your criminal defense counsel, you will have constant access to us via cellphone, and 24/7 online access to your files. Contact Pinos Law today to discuss any misdemeanor criminal charges you may be facing, and what we can do to protect your rights and your future.