Charged with a criminal act? You deserve the right to a fair trial, a strong defense and discretion in your Florida criminal defense case.
Mr. Lorenzo is an expert criminal defense attorney and he can help you.
A fundamental tenant of the law is that a person is innocent until proven guilty. However, people all too often lump the accused into the “guilty” category, which is why a skillful, experienced attorney is needed to sway a biased court ruling.
At the law offices of Lorenzo & Lorenzo, we believe that every person deserves the right to a strong defense and we strive to provide effective and compassionate representation to all our clients. We are dedicated to protecting your rights if you have been injured or accused of a criminal offense, whether it is a felony, misdemeanor or misdemeanor traffic offense like a DUI. We take pride in our integrity , aggressiveness , honesty and professionalism. We charge a reasonable fee, plus expenses, for our dedicated legal representation, and we offer our clients the option of making monthly payments.
Time is of the essence and your freedom is on the line.
Criminal Offense Punishments in Florida
If you are charged with a criminal offense, it will usually be categorized as a felony, misdemeanor, or misdemeanor traffic offense. A felony offense is more serious than a misdemeanor offense; therefore, a felony conviction usually involves more severe legal consequences. However, both felonies and misdemeanors could appear on your criminal record and limit your future opportunities.
Different crimes carry different punishments. The chart below shows the maximum sentence you can receive if convicted of a misdemeanor or felony in Florida:
|1st Degree Felony||30 years in prison||30 years|
|2nd Degree Felony||15 years in prison||15 years|
|3rd Degree Felony||5 years in prison||5 years|
|1st Degree Misdemeanor||1 year in jail||1 years|
|2nd Degree Misdemeanor||60 days in jail||6 months|
Felonies include the most serious crimes a person can commit within the legal system. Crimes considered felonies range from those punishable by more than one year in prison to crimes punishable by death. If you are convicted of a felony, you will face considerable restrictions on your civil rights. In most jurisdictions, you will not be able to vote or practice certain professions. Additionally, you will be prohibited from owning or possessing firearms.
Misdemeanor offenses, considered less serious than felony offenses, usually do not involve serious bodily harm to another person, and only include thefts of under $300. Misdemeanors are usually punishable by probation, incarceration of less than a year, community service, counseling, restitution, and monetary fines. If you are being charged with a felony or misdemeanor offense, you need to talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney. Our reputable attorneys have ample experience in this field and can evaluate your case and inform you of your options.
The penalties for a DUI conviction under Florida law can be significant. If you are convicted of a DUI charge, you could be subject to sanctions including incarceration, license suspension, probation, fines, court costs, counseling, substance abuse classes, vehicle impound and more. At the Law Offices of Lorenzo & Lorenzo, we will work hard to prevent these sanctions from being imposed upon you, or at the very least, we will work hard to minimize them. Time is of the essence. Please call us right now so that we can start working on your case. (See Florida Statute 316.193 for more information.)
A drug conviction can have serious consequences. If convicted of a felony drug crime, you will be considered a convicted felon and will lose your civil liberties, including the right to vote and bear arms. Our experienced attorneys have handled all types of drug charges, ranging from misdemeanor possession cases to serious trafficking offenses. We are well versed in the drug laws and will closely analyze the allegations against you to determine the applicable defenses in your case. Please call us right now if you are currently facing drug charges so that we can get started building your defense.
8 Reasons to Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer…and Fast
There are a number of legal matters which you can handle on your own, such as speeding tickets, overdue fines and other minor claims. However, when it comes to a criminal offense charge, hiring a lawyer who specializes in criminal defense can save you a world of trouble. Whether you’ve been charged with a DUI, a misdemeanor drug offense or a felony, it’s important to trust your case to an experienced criminal defense attorney who:
- Understands the law inside and out
- Can make sure your case follows all legal procedures
- Knows how to get your penalties reduced
- Can skillfully negotiate a fair settlement or plea bargain
- Is able to protect you from the prosecution
- Can thoroughly investigate the evidence and cross-examine witnesses for contradictions
- Has connections to expert witnesses and other professionals
- Understands how to help you lead a normal life after it’s all said and done by keeping your criminal history clean
“Thank you George for helping me through all the issues I have gone through I couldn’t have made it without you! Thank You” – Liz
“It can be really overwhelming trying to pick an attorney when you need someone on your side. I truly didn’t know what to expect and was hesitant to place my complete trust in anyone but I quickly realized that my new friends at Lorenzo & Lorenzo are honest, caring and very smart. From my first meeting until my last handshake, I knew I was in good hands because of the quality service I received that included great attention to detail, patience when I needed extra guidance and transparency in all transactions.” – Irina
Get Top-Notch Criminal Defense Representation in Tampa
At Lorenzo & Lorenzo, we offer a free initial consultation. Our attorney’s fees and related costs vary depending on the complexity of each case and our client’s desire to fully defend against the allegations leveled against them. Mr. Lorenzo is an experienced expert attorney in criminal defense and he leads our Criminal Defense Division at Lorenzo & Lorenzo.
Contact the criminal defense law firm of Lorenzo & Lorenzo in Tampa, Florida, for expert representation today.