Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney
Criminal Defense Lawyer Fort Lauderdale
If you or someone close to you has been arrested for a crime, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney immediately. A conviction for a criminal offense
can have a devastating effect on your life, your family, your driving privilege, and even your freedom. There are several categories of criminal
charges including: traffic crimes, misdemeanors, and felonies.
Do not plead out your case without consulting with an Attorney
You may have defenses you are not aware of
Evidence against you may have been illegally obtained
The Prosecution may not have enough evidence to convict you
Make sure your rights are protected.
If you have been arrested call the Law Offices of Yuri Tsyganov, PL
today. We can investigate your case, determine possible defenses, check for police misconduct, seek to have evidence suppressed, and aggressively fight for your rights.
Were you legally stopped?
Common reasons why drivers are stopped include: speeding, weaving, failure to maintain a single lane, obscured tag, broken tail light, cracked windshield, or other traffic infractions. The law specifically outlines what the police must observe before they can pull you over. Sometimes people are pulled over before their actions actually amount to a traffic infraction. Depending on the individual facts of your case, the police may not have been legally allowed to stop you. If that is the case, the initial stop may be challenged which could result in a DISMISSAL of your charges.
The law sets standards dictating what law enforcement officers must do throughout each stage of a criminal investigation and how much evidence is required for police to continue the investigation. Stages of a criminal investigation include: reasonable suspicion to stop, probable cause to detain, probable cause to arrest, reading of the Miranda rights, and Florida implied consent rights. Police Misconduct or failure to comply with the standards of a criminal investigation could result in a DISMISSAL of your charges.
Can the prosecution prove its case?
The law requires a police officer have Probable Cause to arrest someone and the prosecution must prove its case Beyond a Reasonable Doubt in order to get a conviction. Although the police may have had enough evidence to issue you a citation, the prosecution may not have enough evidence required to convict you. It is important to consult with an experienced attorney before pleading to a crime. If the Prosecution does not have enough evidence, this may result in a DISMISSAL of your charges.
What should I do if I am arrested?
Be polite to the police officer. Your interaction could be videotaped or recorded.
Politely exercise your 5th Amendment right to remain silent. Your statements could be used against you.
Politely exercise your 6th Amendment right to counsel by requesting your attorney be present.
Contact the Law Offices of Yuri Tsyganov, PL immediately. We are ready to fight to protect your rights.
If you or someone close to you has been arrested in Palm Beach County, Broward County, or Miami-Dade County, contact the Law Offices of Yuri Tsyganov, PL immediately. Criminal charges should not be taken lightly. An experienced attorney can make a difference. Call today for a Free Consultation.