Central Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys
The most common thought after being charged with a crime is, “What do I do now?” By this time, you may be in the middle of being processed. The answer to your question is simple. You need to call a Florida criminal defense attorney to answer your questions and protect your rights. Moses and Rooth have the experience and skills you need to fight your criminal charge and help you make the right decisions. We can advise you regarding how to bond out of jail and work with you on an effective defense. Our priority is to have your charge dismissed or win your acquittal. We do all we can to help you maintain your life, as you know it.
Following are some penalties given by Florida statutes that you may face for criminal charges.
Misdemeanors: A first degree misdemeanor can cost you $1,000 in fines and a year in jail. A second degree misdemeanor is punishable by 60 days in jail and $500 in fines. The judges often order probation as part of the sentence with additional sanctions including: community service, drug counseling, anger management classes, letter of apology, and drug testing.
Felonies: In the State of Florida felonies are categorized into five different degrees: third degree felony, second degree felony, first degree felony, life felony and capital felony. A third degree felony is punishable by up to five years in prison and a five thousand dollar fine. A second degree felony is punishable by up to fifteen years in prison and a ten thousand dollar fine. A first degree felony is punishable by up to thirty years in prison and a ten thousand dollar fine. A life felony is punishable by life in prison and a fifteen thousand dollar fine. A Capital felony is punishable by death or life in prison without the possibility of parole.
No matter what crime you’re charged with, our lawyers will know exactly how to help you. We have an excellent track record of obtaining favorable judgments on a wide range of criminal defense cases.
Helping You When Criminal Charges Affect Your Life
If a criminal charge is seriously impacting your life, we can help. We have experience with all types of criminal matters, including:
- Crimes committed by Florida tourists
- Criminal mischief
- Criminal penalties in Florida
- Disorderly Conduct
- Getting a job with a criminal record
- Immigration consequences
- Trespass with a warning
Whether you need a solid defense prior to your trial or skilled litigators to protect you in court, our attorneys will be by your side. We can answer all your criminal law questions, including:
- Criminal defense FAQs
- What is a motion to suppress?
- Does law enforcement have to read me Miranda rights?
- What is an arraignment?
- What does it mean to withold adjudication in Florida?
- What are the mandatory minimum sentences in Florida?
- What is a pre-trial conference?
- What are the benefits of the Pretrial Intervention Program?
- What is a trial?
- How do I get defense during trial?
- How do I prepare for arrest?
Contacting an Attorney
No matter what your charge, it’s essential that you contact a Florida General Criminal Defense Attorney at Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law. If you have been falsely accused of any crime, do not hesitate to contact us. We provide needed legal counsel to you at all times of the day, everyday. With over 20 years of combined experience in criminal defense, we can help you to successfully obtain a favorable judgment.