Palatka Criminal Defense Attorney
If you are accused of a crime in Palatka or the surrounding areas you need to speak with a Palatka criminal defense attorney. You have important constitutional rights that can inadvertently be waived increasing the likelihood of a criminal conviction. Being accused of a crime can have lifelong consequences even if you never step foot in jail. An experienced Putnam County criminal defense attorney can take steps to minimize those consequences. Our attorneys are former prosecutors and former public defenders who have focused their legal careers on criminal defense law. Handling thousands of cases has given our attorneys the experience to protect your rights and achieve the best possible result in your case. Our attorneys frequently handle DUI, suspended license, battery, aggravated battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, marijuana possession, felony drug possession, drug trafficking resisting arrest with violence, resisting arrest without violence, domestic violence, violation of probation, bond hearings, sex cases, theft cases and other traffic, misdemeanor and felony cases in Palatka and Putnam County.
In Florida you have multiple offense levels. The least serious is a second degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 60 days in jail, 6 months of probation and a $500 fine. Slightly more serious is a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 365 days in jail, 12 months of probation and a $1,000 fine. Third degree felonies are punishable by 5 years prison, 60 months of probation and a $5,000 fine. Second degree felonies are punishable by up to 15 years in prison, 15 years of probation and a $10,000 fine. First degree felonies are punishable by up to 30 years in prison, 30 years of probation and a $10,000 fine. Life felonies are punishable by life but not death. Capital felonies are punishable by life or death. These are the maximum punishments for each offense level in Florida. Some offenses have specific statutory punishments and the only way to understand your exposure and potential collateral consequences in Putnam County is to speak with a Palatka criminal defense lawyer.
The hiring of a Putnam County Florida criminal defense lawyer is an important decision. Our attorneys are happy to discuss your case in more detail. If you or someone you know is accused of a crime contact our attorneys today to set up a free consultation. Call 386-451-5112 for a free consultation to discuss your case in Putnam County. We accept all major credit cards, payment plans are available and we answer calls 24 hours a day 7 days a week.