Kissimmee Criminal Defense Attorney
Have you been arrested in Florida?
If you or a loved one has been arrested in Kissimmee, Orlando, Orange County,
or other surrounding areas, our Kissimmee criminal defense lawyers at
Melendez Law Offices, P.A. can help defend your rights. We know that this
can be a frightening and overwhelming time for anyone. It is our goal
to help you through the process as quickly and affordably as possible
so that you can move forward with your life with minimal court involvement.
Most law enforcement officers are motivated, dedicated, and ethical professionals
who are genuinely devoted to making the streets in Kissimmee safer. In
the eyes of the government, aggressively prosecuting crimes can contribute
to making the streets safer for all people. In our experience, however,
we have seen many law enforcement officers disregard the law and conduct
illegal search and seizures or make unlawful arrests.
Give us a call today and we can strategize a personalized defense plan for your case.
Our Areas of Practice: Devoted to Defending Your Rights
Whether officers are overly eager to make an arrest or not, officers should
always adhere to strict arrest regulations and laws. It is their job to
make the streets safer, but never at the cost of your constitutional rights.
If an officer has placed you under arrest without just cause, you should
not have to face the negative repercussions of false imprisonment. We
stand up against violations of rights and can defend you tirelessly.
We have extensive experience in criminal defense law and have successfully
defended the rights of individuals who have faced an arrest for the following:
Retain us to help you during this time! We know how difficult and overwhelming
this legal issue can be. We stand ready to defend your rights, no matter
what charges you face.
Criminal Defense FAQ
If you have been charged with a crime, you need to seek helpful and experienced
legal counsel. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions
you may regarding your charges.
Do I need a lawyer present at my arraignment?
Arraignment is usually where you first appear before a judge and enter
a plea. You can plead either guilty or not guilty. It is acceptable to
handle your arraignment without a lawyer, however, it is always best to
have one by your side throughout the entire process. An experienced attorney
can counsel you and advise you as to whether it may be possible to fight
your charges or if a plea bargain is your best bet.
What type of penalties am I facing?
The severity and seriousness of your penalties will depend on the type
of crime you have committed. For example, you may be required to install
an ignition interlock device on your vehicle if convicted of multiple
DUIs. In most case, you will most likely be facing jail time, court fees,
general fees, probation, community service, or other various penalties.
Why do I need a lawyer if I plan on pleading guilty?
It is rarely a good idea to represent yourself in court. A good lawyer
can try and negotiate a lighter sentence or lesser charge on your behalf.
Those who choose to represent themselves will likely end up with worse
punishments than those who have representation.
If no one wants to press charges, does that mean my charges will be dropped?
Not necessarily. After the police are involved and charges are filed,
the alleged victim is no longer the one who determines if your case moves
on. A prosecutor can pursue charges against you. A seasoned attorney may
use the fact that a witness does not wish to press charges to fight your charges.
We all have rights - todos tenemos derechos.