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.

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