Policeman arrests the car thief on road. Cop at the work. Law protection concept, professional safety controlOne of the most difficult parts of facing a Fort Lauderdale Loitering and Prowling charge is feeling like you’ve now suddenly been labeled as a ‘criminal’ for something you perhaps had no idea could get you in trouble with the law. The expert attorneys of Rossen Law Firm are here to listen to help you set things straight. Schedule a confidential meeting with a knowledgeable South Florida loitering & prowling lawyer at our firm today.

What is the Crime of Loitering and Prowling in Florida?

Loitering and Prowling is basically when someone hangs around somewhere in a weird place, or at a weird time, or for an unusually long amount of time.

In Florida, legally speaking, Loitering and Prowling occurs when a person maintains a suspicious presence in an unusual time, place, or manner, and under circumstances that indicate an impending threat to the safety of persons or property. To learn more about what might warrant a loitering and prowling charge in South Florida, do not hesitate to contact Rossen Law Firm.

FLA. STAT. § 856.021 (2019)

CONSEQUENCES OF LOITERING AND PROWLING CRIMES IN SOUTH FLORIDA

In Fort Lauderdale, Loitering and Prowling is classified as a second-degree misdemeanor, which carries penalties of up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.

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Give our office a call if you’re facing a Loitering and Prowling charge in South Florida. Rossen Law Firm has years of experience providing a compassionate and effective defense to Disorderly Conduct charges of all types, including Loitering or Prowling charges.

Facing a Loitering and Prowling charge is stressful. No matter the circumstances, Rossen Law Firm wants to hear exactly what happened directly from you. You’re the only one who can tell your story. And we believe your story matters.

We believe that bad things happen to good people. If this is you, please give our office a call. Our Fort Lauderdale loitering & prowling lawyers always go above and beyond on every case because we truly care.

Loitering and Prowling Defenses

  • Police Not Present: Both elements of a loitering and prowling charge must be committed in the presence of a police officer before the officer may take action to detain or arrest a suspect. An anonymous report of suspicious behavior is insufficient for a conviction so this could be used as a defense.
  • After-the-Fact Justifications: Prosecution cannot rely on the defendant’s later reaction to a police officer when the officer’s attempted stop, detention, or arrest of the defendant lacked reasonable suspicion or probable cause in the first place. Police also cannot use evidence found only after improperly detaining a defendant as retroactive grounds to sustain a conviction.

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Our firm has successfully handled a variety of Loitering and Prowling cases and are confident we can give you an aggressive defense to your charges. Helping you is more than just our job; it’s our purpose.

We offer a FREE strategy session so you know how we’ll plan to beat your case. We believe in showing you how we can achieve the best results for you.

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