If you have been charged with a crime in Broward County, you are facing a very serious situation. The consequences of a conviction are severe and can affect your personal, professional, and financial life for years to come.
For many individuals, this is a scary and uncertain time. You may be unsure of what to do now—or if there is even anything you can do. Though the outlook may seem bleak, you do have rights and legal options available to you, and an experienced attorney can help you fight your charge.
Often, individuals have many reasons why they don’t retain a lawyer. Maybe you have faith in your innocence, or pessimism about your case, or you think you simply cannot afford a good attorney. Regardless, a skilled attorney can work as your advocate and guide, helping to ensure your rights are protected and you can move forward to a successful future.
Why Hire an Attorney to Defend You Against a Criminal Charge in Florida?
Florida law has many complex and changing laws that address a wide range of drug offenses. When you face a criminal charge for violating one of these laws, it is important to fully understand your rights and how the legal system works so you can obtain the best possible outcome for your case. An experienced attorney can help you meet that goal by:
- Fully explaining state and federal law.
- Offering a number of possible legal options.
- Preparing paperwork and filing documents.
- Meeting legal deadlines.
- Negotiating with prosecutors.
- Presenting a complete and compelling case at trial, if necessary.
The High Price of Not Retaining an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney
While finding the right lawyer can seem like a daunting task, reaching out to an experienced attorney can make all the difference in your life. A criminal charge is a serious matter. With the stakes that high, you need someone who has been there before and has successfully helped others reduce the negative consequences.
Once a plea bargain has been reached or a verdict handed down, it can be difficult—or in some cases impossible—to have to those decisions reversed. An attorney can help you fully understand your rights and fight only for you. Despite what they may say, law enforcement and other officials have no interest in protecting you. Only a dedicated criminal defense attorney will do that.
Securing knowledgeable, effective representation from the start can help you put this difficult time behind you more quickly and ensure your continued security. If you or someone you love has been charged with a crime in Florida, call Rossen Law Firm today to talk to Adam Rossen and learn more about how our former prosecutor and his team may be able to help.