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When facing misdemeanor or criminal charges, it is not the time to stint on legal representation. You will want an experienced, skilled, and aggressive defender. That is what you will find at Byrd & Gonzalez. A Tampa criminal defense lawyer at our firm understands how important and vital your defense strategy will be to you, your family, and your future. Our experience in criminal defense has resulted in the legal skills and knowledge needed when it comes to fighting for our clients. We pride ourselves on our top qualifications, client service, and dedication to success.
Below you will find information on specific topics which will lead you to further pages about that subject. Click on the highlighted topics to find out more about each type of criminal defense case and how our firm can help you.
Have you been charged with drunk driving in or around Tampa, Florida?
Many people believe that once they are arrested and charged with a DUI or DWI, they should merely give up and plead guilty. It is your constitutional right to fight such charges and have your day in court. An attorney experienced in handling DUI / DWI cases can develop a defense strategy that may result in reduced charges, a reduced sentence, or a case dismissal. DUI testing, police procedure, and other factors can be challenged. That is why you should consult with a Tampa criminal defense attorney at Byrd & Gonzalez as soon as possible. Our attorneys have the experience and legal skills needed that can increase your chances for a favorable outcome. We understand the enormous stress you may be under; having a focused and aggressive attorney by your side can make all the difference in your peace of mind and the impact such charges can have on your life.
Florida DUI Cases
A first conviction for DUI is punishable in Florida by fines of up to $1,000, mandatory 50 hours of community service, probation, up to 6 months in jail at the court’s discretion, potential vehicle impoundment, driver’s license suspension of 180 days to one year, and completion of a DUI school. Penalties are increased for those whose blood alcohol level measures .15 or higher or who were driving with a minor. Penalties also increase for second and third convictions. In the face of such harsh consequences, you should not delay in retaining our legal services.
Getting aggressive and competent legal representation in the face of drug charges is vital. If you are facing simple possession charges, you may be eligible for alternative sentencing options which could keep you out of jail. You can discuss your situation with a Tampa criminal defense attorney at Byrd & Gonzalez to get the competent legal advice you need and to learn what options may be available to you. Our attorneys have 55 years of combined legal experience; they know and understand all of the legal factors involved in drug crime cases and will work tirelessly to help you achieve the most positive outcome possible.
Florida Drug Crimes
You may be charged with drug trafficking if you are found with a specific quantity of any drug, such as more than 28 grams of cocaine. Upon conviction of a trafficking charge, you will be subject to a minimum mandatory sentence starting at three years in prison. Furthermore, if you are convicted of a drug crime, you will face the future with a permanent criminal record which can be accessed on a routine background check by future employers, landlords, and education institutions. These consequences point up the importance of hiring an accomplished attorney to aggressively fight the charges on your behalf.
DUI / DWI, vehicular manslaughter
Drug crimes, including distribution, manufacture, and trafficking
Sex crimes, such as sexual assault, sexual battery, and rape
Aggravated assault and battery
Murder and manslaughter
White collar crimes, such as various forms of fraud, bribery, extortion, embezzlement, money laundering, and more
Burglary and theft crimes
Click here to read more about felonies.
Get Skilled Legal Help from a Tampa Felony Defense Attorney
Because of the serious nature of felony charges and the life-changing impact they can have on your future, you should retain the services of a legal professional who has the skills, knowledge, and commitment to your case that is needed. At Byrd & Gonzalez, you will find a Tampa criminal defense lawyer who will personally handle your case from start to finish, who will investigate thoroughly the charges against you, and who will work relentlessly to help you achieve the best possible result. Our attorneys have a combined 55 years of legal experience with proven results. That is the level of expertise you will want to ensure that your rights are protected and that your voice is heard. With so much at stake, you should not accept anything less.
Are you facing misdemeanor charges in or around Tampa?
Getting the legal representation you need to fight a misdemeanor is important. In Tampa and the surrounding Florida counties, you can find aggressive and accomplished legal help from the law firm of Byrd & Gonzalez. A Tampa criminal defense attorney at the firm can evaluate your situation, advise you on all of the legal factors, and help you make an informed decision about your options. Our firm is dedicated to providing the highest quality of legal representation to our clients. We have 55 years of combined legal experience along with outstanding qualifications and a dedication to service that sets us apart.
Florida Misdemeanor Cases
Misdemeanors include DUI and DWI, marijuana possession, assault, battery, shoplifting, domestic violence, criminal mischief, weapons violations, probation violations, burglary, trespassing, driving with a suspended license, disorderly conduct, loitering, resisting arrest, and more. Having experienced legal representation is a must if you wish to be effective in fighting the charges, which may result in a case dismissal or reduced penalties. Going it alone in any legal matter is not recommended as you will be facing a prosecutor who knows much more about the law and criminal justice procedure than you do. That is why we recommend that you consult with one of our attorneys who can provide the knowledge and legal abilities needed in any criminal matter.
Regardless of the charges you may be facing, having an attorney committed to the cause of defending your rights and obtaining the best possible case result is vital. Our firm is an accomplished and reliable criminal defense firm with proven results. Contact us today to discuss your legal options and to protect your rights in any criminal case today.