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If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a violent crime, you must hire a criminal defense lawyer immediately. Florida takes a tough-on-crime stance, and those convicted of violent crimes could face considerable time in prison.

Furthermore, anyone convicted of a violent crime will have a felony conviction they will carry with them for the rest of their life. Convicted felons typically face significant challenges trying to find employment, suitable housing, and even the ability to obtain loans.

For these reasons, anyone who is facing criminal charges for a violent crime needs a highly trained criminal defense attorney who will fight to protect their freedom and legal rights.

Do not risk your life and future; contact The Defense Group of Orlando, FL, today to schedule a free case evaluation. We will gladly meet with you to review your case and determine what legal strategies suit your needs.

What is Considered Violent Crime Under Florida Law?

Florida stipulates that violent crimes are those offenses that involve the threat or use of force against an individual or property. When the general public thinks about violent crime, homicide, robbery, along with assault and battery cases, usually come to mind. However, in Florida, several criminal offenses qualify as violent crimes, including:

  • Arson
  • Domestic violence
  • Kidnapping
  • Robbery
  • Sex crimes

In Florida, violent crimes are charged as felonies. By law, anyone convicted of a violent crime faces stiff mandatory sentencing guidelines.

Mandatory sentencing means that the judge does not have the legal discretion to hand down a lower sentence but must follow the guidelines as dictated by state law.

For example, anyone convicted of attempted murder must be sentenced to a minimum of 10 years in prison. However, the court has the legal authority to impose a higher sentence if it sees fit.

Due to the harsh penalties associated with violent crime convictions, anyone facing felony charges must seek legal representation immediately to protect their rights and freedom.

What Steps Can I Take to Protect Myself if I Have Been Arrested?

If you have been arrested, the most vital thing you can do to protect yourself is immediately request legal representation. Florida law states that everyone is entitled to legal counsel, even if they cannot afford one alone.

Having a well-trained lawyer to advise you through every stage of the criminal process often determines the type of charges and potential sentence you could receive.

If you are being arrested, you must remain calm and cooperate with law enforcement. State law allows Florida law enforcement officers to bring additional charges to individuals who resist efforts while being taken into custody.

You must also understand your Miranda rights if you are taken into custody or when law enforcement agents try to conduct an interrogation. If you are in custody, it is crucial to understand your legal rights so that you do not say anything that jeopardizes your freedom.

Miranda rights provide the following protections:

  • You have the right to remain silent, meaning you are not obligated to answer any questions law enforcement officers may ask.
  • You have the right to have an attorney present during questioning, and if you cannot afford one, the state will appoint one.
  • The right to stop answering questions at any time. If you wish to stop answering questions, it is important to state your desire to remain silent and have an attorney present.
  • The right to know that if you waive your right to remain silent and answer questions, anything you say can be used against you in court.

If you have been arrested, immediately contact The Defense Group of Orlando to request legal representation to protect your legal rights.

What are the Advantages of Hiring a Violent Crime Lawyer to Handle My Case?

Anyone who is accused of a violent crime in Florida can face a lengthy prison sentence if convicted. Therefore, if you or a family member have been accused of a violent crime, you must have an experienced lawyer on your side who will fight to protect your rights.

Some of the most significant benefits of hiring a criminal attorney to defend you include:

  • Provide critical legal advice as they help you navigate the complex Florida legal system.
  • Make bail applications on your behalf.
  • Thoroughly assess your case to look for weaknesses in the state’s charges and develop custom legal strategies that meet your needs.
  • File legal motions with the court, such as having evidence excluded, requesting a change of venue, and requesting continuances.
  • Assist clients with understanding the legal process, including providing information on what to expect in various court proceedings, how to address the judge, and courtroom etiquette.

Why Should I Choose Your Criminal Defense Lawyers to Represent Me?

The Defense Group is committed to helping individuals facing serious felony charges. Our criminal defense lawyers realize that good people can make poor decisions with life-changing consequences if convicted.

Our violent crime lawyers passionately believe that everyone accused of a crime must have high-quality legal representation to defend their rights and freedoms.

Our team of dedicated legal professionals has comprehensive experience handling criminal cases and has obtained favorable client results.

Our criminal attorneys’ main goal is to have your charges reduced or possibly dismissed depending on the circumstances involved in the case.

When you choose us to represent you, we will immediately launch an independent investigation to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the state’s case.

If you have been arrested for a violent crime, do not try to defend yourself. Instead, be sure to contact The Defense Group by calling 407-743-8430 to schedule a free no-obligation consultation so that we may discuss your legal needs.