Coral Gables Criminal Defense Attorneys
Being arrested and charged with a crime can be terrifying, and it can be difficult to know what to say or do. Often you are made to feel powerless and at the mercy of the police, the prosecutors and “the system.” Your family and friends may offer emotional support, but there is little they can do to provide you with the real help you need to get yourself out of a difficult situation. Whether you are facing possible fines, jail time or a prison sentence, or simply damage to your reputation and all the negative consequences that flow from having a criminal conviction on your record, you need a strong, effective defense from a skilled and knowledgeable Coral Gables criminal defense attorney. At P.A. Bravo, our civil litigation and criminal defense lawyers provide defense against all manner of state and federal charges in courts throughout Coral Gables & Miami.
You have Defenses, You have Rights
Before you can be convicted in a criminal case, the state has to prove every element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt to a unanimous jury. This may sound like a difficult standard to meet, but the police and prosecutors have on their side relatively unlimited resources and a built-in bias among many people to trust their government and assume that any person who has been arrested must be guilty. Fortunately, you have rights and defenses on your side, and chief among them is the right to have an attorney represent you. At P.A. Bravo, we make sure your constitutional rights are respected at every stage from search and arrest through trial and appeal. We conduct a complete investigation and prepare and present every available defense to get your case dismissed or ensure a positive outcome, whether through plea negotiations or trial. Our Coral Gables criminal defense practice covers all types of state and federal criminal charges in Florida, including:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Possession of Marijuana or other narcotics
- Drug Trafficking
- Theft and property crimes
- Assault and violent crime
- Sex Offenses
- Firearms and Weapons charges
- White Collar crime
Talk to an Attorney before You Talk to the Police
The most important thing you can do to protect your rights and get the best outcome in your case is to get an attorney immediately, and to decline to answer any questions without your attorney present. You may think you are helping your case by cooperating with the police, but even innocent statements can be turned against you by law enforcement officers who are expertly trained in getting you to make incriminating or contradictory statements. Your important constitutional rights can be waived if they are not carefully guarded. Don’t help the police or prosecutors build their case against you. Talk to an attorney before you talk to the police.
Help is Available from Knowledgeable, Aggressive Miami Defense Lawyers
Don’t jeopardize your freedom by trying to solve this problem on your own. In Coral Gables, contact P.A. Bravo at (305) 209-9019.