Fort Myers Criminal Defense Attorney
Criminal Defense in Fort Myers, FL
At Brian L. Edwards, Esq., we understand the need for aggressive representation; we understand that you may be experiencing significant emotional hardship if you have been charged with a crime. You can be sure that if you choose to work with our firm that we will fight aggressively for your rights, your goals and your desires regarding the outcome of your case.
Information about Florida Criminal Charges
In the state of Florida, battery can be charged as a misdemeanor offense, a felony offense, a domestic violence offense, or an aggravated offense. If specific circumstances are in place, the offense can also be upgraded to a harsher set of penalties through the state's reclassification law.
Driving while under the influence of impairing substances is punishable by fines, imprisonment, driver license suspension and other penalties. If you are found to be operating a motor vehicle while your BAC (blood alcohol content) is 0.08% or higher then you will be arrested and charged with DUI.
An individual who has been accused of illegal drug activity in the state of Florida could be under criminal investigation for the possession, sale, dealing, trafficking, and / or use of an illegal substance. Illicit drugs and prescription medication can both be charged as a drug crime if the right circumstances align.
Fleeing and Eluding Arrest
You can only be convicted for fleeing and eluding arrest if it can be proven that your actions were willful and intentional. Many allegations of this nature are thrown out for insufficient evidence, and it's up to your attorney to establish the right line of defense to be used on your behalf.
If your child has been arrested for a juvenile crime in Fort Myers, FL, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced defense attorney who can protect their rights in juvenile court. Some cases are tried in the adult criminal justice system and others are tried as juveniles, it all depends on the crime.
Various sex crimes may include rape, sexual assault, statutory rape, indecent exposure and many others. Penalties can be extremely severe including fines, jail or prison time and sex offender registration. As a registered sex offender, you could be denied housing, employment and other benefits.
Depending on your charges, you could be facing heavy financial burdens for a theft crime conviction. The state of Florida recognizes two types of theft crimes: petty theft and grand theft. Petty theft is broken down into first- and second-degree offenses, while grand theft is broken down into first-, second-, and third-degree offenses.
If you are facing charges of a violent crime such as murder, then you need skillful and highly aggressive representation on your side. Our firm has successfully defended against murder charges in the past on the "stand your ground" law, and had these charges dropped.
White Collar Crimes
Crime committed by high-salaried professionals for the purpose of monetary gain or detriment to another individual or entity is generally considered white collar crime. These crimes may include fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, and many others.
How We Can Help You
Our firm has successfully represented numerous individuals in the past and we will be able to put our experience and skill to work for you. We understand that each case is different; because of this we will take the time to understand the specifics of your particular case, explore our options, and tailor a litigation strategy that will pursue your goals and desires in your specific case. With extensive litigation experience, we have litigated in hundreds jury trials and we never underestimate the opportunity to protect the rights of the accused. Our firm specializes in criminal defense in the Fort Myers area and surrounding regions.
Contact our Fort Myers defense firm to discuss your case and to learn how we can help you!