Fight Criminal Charges With A Strong Legal Ally By Your Side
Have you been arrested? Have you been charged with a crime? Are you under investigation for a criminal matter? There is a difference between being charged and convicted. A good lawyer can make that difference.
There is a lot at stake when you are confronting a criminal matter, whether your case involves a misdemeanor or felony offense. Having a criminal record can drastically limit your career options and restrict your freedoms. Don’t face Florida’s legal system alone. You need competent legal representation to protect your rights and guide you through the criminal process.
At Black Rock Legal Group, PLLC, our attorneys provide criminal defense in the following areas and more:
- Traffic violations (including driving without a driver’s license and driving with a suspended license)
- License restriction violations
- Theft and shoplifting
- Violations of probation, pretrial releases and injunctions
- Juvenile offenses
- Driving under the influence
- Battery, assault and domestic battery
- Worthless checks and check fraud
- Criminal mischief (vandalism)
- Drug possession and sales
- Crimmigration cases
Information About Criminal Law
There are different ways that criminal proceedings can begin against an individual. They can start with a complaint, a citation or notice to appear, or an arrest. Being accused of a crime is a serious matter that should not be taken lightly. Being charged with a crime means that the state attorney’s office and police department are preparing a case against you, so it is important for you to begin preparing your defense as soon as possible.
In Florida, a felony is a crime punishable by more than one year in prison. The type or degree of felony will determine the possible punishment. Felonies charges are the most serious type of criminal charge. If you have been charged or believe you are a suspect in a crime, it is important that you consult with a lawyer immediately.
Besides prison or probation, other felony consequences can be serious, such as license suspension, loss of voter privileges, loss of certain civil rights, inability to rent an apartment or inability to get a job. Contact Black Rock Legal Group, PLLC, in Bradenton and allow us to guide you through this difficult and stressful time.
In Florida, a misdemeanor is a crime punishable by less than a year in jail. However petty the crime may seem, however, misdemeanor charges can have serious consequences. There may be a jail sentence, fines, probation, license suspension and loss of certain civil rights. A misdemeanor conviction can result in a permanent criminal record that can come back to haunt you in many ways down the road. It is important that you discuss your case with an experienced criminal defense attorney. If you have been arrested or charged with any misdemeanor in Florida, call us at 941-999-2557 today for a consultation.
Sealing And Expungement
If you were arrested or charged with a crime, it may be possible to have your record cleared or expunged. The fact that you were once charged with a crime does not have to ruin the rest of your life. Having your record sealed or expunged may be what you need to get a fresh start.
After your criminal record is sealed, it will typically be inaccessible to people who are investigating your background, with some limited exceptions. Sealing or expungement can help you to better answer questions about your past when you are filling out job applications and legal documents.
Equipped To Take Crimmigration Cases
If a criminal charge is threatening your immigration status, we can help. Our attorneys have significant experience with crimmigration cases and are ready to use their insight to protect your rights. It is critical for noncitizens to retain qualified representation because even small offenses can lead to deportation.
Please do not hesitate to contact our firm whether you need assistance in a crimmigration matter for yourself or a loved one.
Reach Out To Us
Contact an experienced lawyer at 941-999-2557 or send an email today to schedule a consultation so that we can discuss any questions you have about your criminal matter. We represent individuals in Bradenton and Sarasota.
We offer services in English, French and Creole.