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I have developed a successful practice and premier reputation by being honest with my clients and putting their interests first, which is rare in the criminal defense business. You will always know where you stand with me and I return phone calls or texts promptly. I look forward to helping you throughout this difficult time and thank you in advance for trusting me with this important task.”

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Criminal Defense of Gang-Related Crimes in St. Petersburg, Florida

If you’ve been arrested for a gang-related offense in Florida, you can work with a top rated St. Petersburg criminal defense lawyer to fight for your innocence, get your charges reduced, or get your possible sentence reduced to the lowest possible sentence.

How Much Does a Criminal Defense Lawyer Charge?

The cost of hiring a criminal defense lawyer is important to every one of my criminal defense clients.

When Do I Get a Court Date After an Arrest in Florida?

Updated: February 6, 2024 by Sean McQuaid After an arrest in Florida, you don’t automatically get a court date unless it is for a traffic charge like a DUI. This gives you a chance to get the case dropped if you move quickly. Most people do not understand that you should not wait for a court date. Be proactive! For non-traffic cases, after the arrest, there is a process. The case gets assigned to a prosecutor. The prosecutor investigates the case and decides whether to file a charge. Or, what charge to file. It is only once the charge is filed that the clerk of court will send you a court date. It is during the prosecutor’s investigation stage that your attorney can reach out and influence the case. In most cases, a criminal defense lawyer can do more during this stage than at any other point in the case. If you want to have the charge dropped or knocked down, your best chance is to hire a lawyer BEFORE you get a court date. You Don’t Want to Get a Court Date! [...]

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