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Criminal Defense - Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I hire an attorney if I am under investigation for committing a crime?

If you or someone you love is under investigation for a crime it is extremely important to hire a St. Lucie criminal defense attorney to protect your legal rights immediately. An attorney will be well-educated with both state and federal laws, including the criminal court process. Failure to hire an attorney can severely hinder a case and result in maximum enforcement of penalties if convicted.

What are my legal rights when I am arrested?

Anytime a person is arrested for a crime they have many legal rights that must be protected. Under a person’s Miranda Rights they have the right to an attorney, a right to not speak without an attorney present and the right to be presumed innocent, unless they are found guilty in a court of law. If you or a loved one have been formally charged or arrested for a crime in St. Lucie, Florida, please contact David Golden, P.A. today.

I heard a misdemeanor is not that serious - do I still need a lawyer?

Yes. You definitely will need a lawyer is you are under investigation for the commission of a misdemeanor offense. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor you can be sentenced up to 1 year in jail, fines, restitution, probation and parole. Not to mention you would receive a permanent mark on your criminal record. Misdemeanor convictions also show up on background checks and can hinder a person’s chance to be hired for certain jobs or positions.

What is the Florida “Three Strikes Law”?

The Florida “Three Strikes Law” states that anyone committing a violent felony offense can receive a “strike” on their criminal record. A second strike can result in enhanced penalties and once a third srike is received, a person face a lifetime behind bars.

How long do I have to register as a sex offender?

Once a person is convicted of certain misdemeanor or a felony sexual offenses they will be required under Megan’s Law to register as a sex offender in the National Sex Offender Registry for life. There are no exceptions. If you are being accused of a sex crime you must hire an attorney in order to protect your future.

What is a DHSMV Hearing?

A DHSMV (Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles) Hearing must be scheduled within 10 days following a DUI (driving under the influence) arrest. It is a chance for a person to avoid having their driving privileges suspended.

Please contact David Golden, P.A. immediately is you or a loved one are under investigation for a criminal offense in St. Lucie, Florida. We offer all potential clients a free case consultation and look forward to discussing you or a loved one’s case in greater detail with you.

Arrested for a crime in St. Lucie, Florida? Contact us today!

David Golden, P.A. - Port St. Lucie Criminal Defense Attorney
Located at 903 SE Central Parkway, Stuart, FL 34994.

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