Criminal Defense Attorney Clermont Florida, Criminal Defense Attorney Orlando Florida
Welcome to the criminal defense law page here at the Jacobs Law Firm. If criminal charges have been filed against you (the defendant), it is important to understand your rights. Jonathan Jacobs, Esq. (criminal defense attorney Clermont Florida, criminal defense attorney Orlando Florida) is highly-skilled litigator that can help defend your rights inside and outside of the courtroom. Floridians enjoy many constitutional protections that can help protect their rights in the event that criminal charges are brought against them by the State/prosecution. Many of these rights are what we call the “ceiling,” as opposed to the baseline. This means that the Florida Constitution offers more protection than the Federal Constitution which is the framework. This makes Florida law unique and the practice of criminal defense law fascinating. Jonathan Jacobs is a DUI attorney Clermont FL.
When you have been charged with a crime, it is best not to volunteer information to the authorities until you have spoken with your attorney. Be upfront with the officers. Before, and especially after you have been Mirandized, be clear in voicing the fact that you want to speak with your lawyer, and will not answer any interrogating questions until your lawyer is present. Volunteering information may negate some of the defenses you have to protect your criminal record and ultimately, your freedom. Voluntary confessions might negate your defenses. To protect and preserve your rights, consider hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney Clermont Florida, Criminal Defense Attorney Orlando Florida. Attorney Jonathan Jacobs will discuss your case with you for free during the initial consultation.
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Clermont Criminal Defense Attorney: The Evidence
As your attorney I will spend time with you to help you understand what defenses you have have based on case law precedent, Florida Statutes, the federal and Florida Constitutions (often interpreted together), and the evidence propounded against you. My role as your criminal defense lawyer first and foremost is to review all of the evidence brought against you to develop a theory of your case that we may use to defend your rights and your preserve freedom. After understanding the facts of your case, I can begin to establish your criminal defenses, which we may use to negotiate with the State or to prepare for trial to negate the charges against you (and everything involved with the criminal defense process).
DUI Attorney Clermont FL: Clermont Criminal Defense Attorney
Criminal Defense law covers a wide variety of criminal charges, both misdemeanors and felonies. The most frequent allegations I encounter are: Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Reckless Driving, Filing a False Police Report in Florida, Possession of Less Than 20 Grams Of Cannabis (Marijuana/pot), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Petit Theft, Larceny, Resisting Officer Without Violence (ROWV), Assault, Aggravated Assault, Battery, Aggravated Battery, Stalking, Criminal Mischief, Trespass, Solicitation, Prostitution, and Disorderly Conduct. This is not an all-inclusive list, but primarily as a DUI attorney Clermont FL, and Clermont criminal defense attorney, private Attorney Jacobs is ready to handle your case.
Negotiate a Plea Deal or Go to Trial?
Before your case moves beyond the arraignment stage (of course, this depends on how far along your criminal case is when you hire me as your attorney), the negotiation process with the State will begin. Just as the State will assemble its case against you, together we will review your case, the circumstances that led to your arrest or the non-arrest charges against you, and seek to have the charges against you reduced or dropped. This is a process that requires us to work together to understand the likely outcome of your case if we reach a plea agreement or take your case to trial.
Lake County Florida Expungement
What is the value of a Lake County Florida Expungement of records? Is it expungement something you should consider? Florida Statutes Chapter 943 covers access to records and explains the idea behind the expungement of records. Generally speaking, expungement is the process whereby one may ask for his/her arrest record and/or record of criminal convictions to be sealed or erased/destroyed. Lake County Florida Expungement is available only in a limited category of cases and largely depends on the seriousness of the offense committed as well as the criminal disposition. If you would like to have your records sealed or erased please call us for more information. Jacobs Law Firm: Criminal Defense Attorney Clermont Florida, Criminal Defense Attorney Orlando Florida.