Sarasota Criminal Defense Lawyer
Being charged with a crime may be one of the most terrifying experiences that a person ever goes through, regardless of guilt. What’s more, while the criminal justice system is designed to be fair and just, it doesn’t always feel that way. In fact, police tactics and prosecutors’ approaches may not always be ethical or legal. At the law offices of Barbas Nunez Sanders Butler & Hovsepian, our Sarasota criminal defense lawyers care about making sure that the rights of our clients are upheld. If you have been charged with a crime and need a lawyer on your side who will truly fight for you, call our team today for your free consultation.
Our Sarasota Criminal Defense Practice Areas
Our lawyers have experience working on a wide array of criminal cases. Our practices areas include:
- Juvenile offenses;
- Traffic offenses, including driving under the influence (DUI) charges;
- Violent crimes, including assault and battery;
- Probation violations;
- Petty theft cases; and
- All misdemeanor offenses.
If you have been charged with a crime that you don’t see listed above, please call our law firm to learn more about whether or not we are able to assist you. If we cannot represent you, we may be able to refer you to someone who can.
Penalties for a Criminal Conviction in Sarasota
When you hire our law firm, our goal is to provide you with the best defense possible. In many cases, this will mean defending you against allegations of guilt and showing the court that you are innocent of the crime of which you’re being accused. In other cases, it might mean working with the prosecution to reach a plea agreement.
If you are charged with a crime, it’s important that you’re aware of the potential consequences of a conviction. In Florida, a misdemeanor conviction can result in a fine of up to $1,000 and up to one year in jail; consequences are more serious for felony convictions.
In addition to spending time in jail or having to pay a large fine, though, you will also be affected by a mark on your criminal record, which could affect your future opportunities, including employment opportunities.
Why Work with a Sarasota Criminal Defense Lawyer
One of the best ways to improve your chances of a favorable case outcome is to work with an attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable. Your attorney will make sure that evidence unlawfully obtained is withheld from court, will ensure that you understand your options and your legal rights, can present evidence in a compelling manner, can refute the prosecution’s claims against you, and more.
Call Our Sarasota Criminal Defense Lawyers Today
To learn more about how our Sarasota criminal defense lawyers at the law offices of Barbas Nunez Sanders Butler & Hovsepian can help you, please call us directly. We know how much is on the line when you’ve been charged with a crime, and want to make sure you have the support and legal representation you both need and deserve. Reach us by phone or online today to get started.