If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, you want a qualified, experienced attorney representing you. Under Florida law, the punishment for criminal violations is often severe. The penalties for a conviction can include large fines and imprisonment from several years to life.
We serve clients all over Florida. Our attorneys are familiar with Florida criminal law and can help assess your particular case, negotiate with the prosecution, and aggressively defend your rights in court. We understand that your situation is sensitive, so we provide free, confidential consultations with no obligation.
For a free legal consultation with a criminal defense lawyer serving Fort Lauderdale, call (800) 747-3733
What Kinds of Cases Does Our Law Firm Handle?
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is experienced in handling a variety of criminal defense cases involving:
- Assault and battery
- Drug possession and drug trafficking
- Domestic violence
- Probation violations
- Traffic tickets
- Weapons charges
A South Florida criminal defense attorney may be able to get your sentence reduced or your charges dismissed.
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How Your Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help You
You are innocent until proven guilty – and we will do everything in our power to make sure that you are treated fairly. First, we will begin your case by listening to your account of events. We want you to be 100 percent honest with us; we are on your side.
We will Determine if Your Arrest was Valid
Police officers are not infallible. Your arrest might have been conducted in poor faith or in violation of one of Florida’s laws. For instance, if you were not read your Miranda rights upon arrest and you made an admission of fault, this testimony may not be used against you.
Alternatively, certain evidence might have been collected improperly. If possible, we might be able to argue that evidence was collected either without a warrant or probable cause.
We Can Fight for a Reduction or Dismissal of the Charges Against You
After reviewing your case, we might be able to:
- Secure a reduction. Suppose that you were charged with drunk driving. After reviewing your case, however, we might find that there is inadequate evidence to suggest that you were intoxicated. In this case, we might be able to successfully argue that you should be charged with reckless driving instead, which has less serious consequences than a DUI.
- Secure a dismissal. After hearing your case, we might move for dismissal. This means that there is not enough evidence to prove that you should be charged with a crime.
We believe that everyone deserves legal representation during the course of their criminal justice cases. No matter how hopeless your case may seem, we are eager to help you.
We will Gather Evidence to Prove Your Account of Events
We will review the police report to see if its information lines up with your story. If not, we can argue that the form was not filled out properly or important details were missed.
Other evidence that we can use to defend your rights include:
- Traffic camera or security camera footage
- Witness testimony
- Information from accident reconstruction specialists (if applicable)
- Photos of the arrest scene
- Physical evidence
We may speak with our network of consultants to learn more about your situation.
We Can Assert That You are Not a Threat to Your Community
Accidents happen. Even the most cautious and law-abiding citizens can make mistakes. We may be able to use the following information to build a case on your behalf:
- You have enrolled in a drug or alcohol program to work on your substance abuse issues.
- You no longer own illegal firearms or contraband items.
- You attend support groups or therapy for anger management.
- You do not have a prior criminal record.
Your criminal defense lawyer serving Fort Lauderdale can also use statements from people close to you to testify to your character.
We Can Argue That the Statute of Limitations has Run out on Your Case
Some crimes in Florida are not subject to the statute of limitations, meaning that no matter how long ago the incident happened, you can be tried at any time. However, this is not the case in every situation. For example, per Florida Statutes §775.15, you can only be prosecuted for certain first-degree felonies if they were committed within the last four years.
If the statute of limitations has expired on your criminal case, we can fight for its dismissal.
How Can a Criminal Conviction Affect Your Life?
A criminal conviction also has serious ramifications for your life. Your future, reputation in the community, education, and job prospects are on the line when you are facing charges.
For example, if you have violated probation, the probation officer can arrest you without a warrant, per Florida Statutes §948.06. A criminal conviction stays on your record and will hurt your chances of getting employment or housing in the future.
We will do everything in our power to ensure that you have a fair trial and fight for justice on your behalf.
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We are a team of criminal defense attorneys, investigators, and medical/legal support experts who are fully capable of handling all aspects of your case. Our firm believes in providing honest, professional, and compassionate legal services for each and every client.
Call to learn more about what we can do for you.