Orlando Criminal Defense Attorneys
About Criminal Law
Criminal defense law consists of the legal protections afforded to those individuals accused of committing a crime. For a person to be convicted of a crime, the prosecutor must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Criminal offenses are those that violate public law. The law classifies criminal offenses into two different categories depending on their severity: misdemeanors and felonies.
What is a Felony? Felonies are criminal offenses for which the punishment is usually in excess of one year in prison or on probation and a fine of more than $1000.00. A person may also lose some or all of their civil liberties, such as the right to vote or own a handgun, if they are convicted of this type of crime. Third Degree felonies are punishable by up to five (5) years in prison; Second Degree felonies are punishable by up to fifteen (15) years in prison; and, First Degree Felonies are punishable
What is a Misdemeanor? Misdemeanors are crimes for which the punishment cannot exceed one year in the county jail or on probation and carry a maximum of no more than $1000.00. Although less serious than felony offenses, the punishment for misdemeanor offenses may also include a variety of other hardships such as community service; mandatory drug and alcohol counseling; classes and counseling related to your offense (such as Anger Management Class or and Impulse Control Course); restitution; restriction on your right to travel; electronic monitoring; and other types of punishments. Second Degree Misdemeanors are punishable by up to sixty (60) days in jail or six (6) months of supervised probation and First Degree Misdemeanors are punishable by up to one (1) year in jail or on supervised probation.
The Role Of A Criminal Defense Attorney
A criminal defense attorney plays an important role in one’s life. When one has been accused of a crime it is not uncommon for their stress and anxiety to be at the some of the highest levels of their lives. A criminal defense attorney’s role is to educate them about the criminal justice system and strengths and weaknesses of their legal issues. Ultimately, we try to ease the stress of a criminal accusation by keeping out client informed of their case status, and being a zealous advocate for our clients in all forums. Our Criminal Attorneys are prepared to fight for your rights and assure a top level of representation.
Our Criminal Defense Attorneys
The Orlando Criminal Defense Attorneys of NeJame Law have been defending the rights of those charged with all types of criminal offenses for more than 30 years. We have extensive experience trying cases in all levels of the courts, including Federal, state and juvenile.
Additionally, we have handled cases throughout approximately fifteen (15) states throughout the U.S., as well as in the Virgin Islands. It is our mission to be a voice for the voiceless; if you’ve been charged with a crime, you have a right to a vigorous and effective defense.
Why Hire Us As Your Criminal Defense Attorneys?
Our extremely experienced defense team is among the most qualified in the State of Florida. Having handled literally tens of thousands of criminal defense cases, our team includes former prosecutors and board certified defense lawyers, the highest level of evaluation conducted by The Florida Bar, who have primarily handled criminal defense their entire careers.
Other important recognitions our attorneys have been awarded are the AV rating by Martindale Hubbell, the “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” award in the category of criminal defense by The National Trial Lawyers, and the designation as members of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
Our background, experience, familiarity with the system, and knowledge within the legal, law enforcement, judicial, and prosecuting community makes us thoroughly familiar with how the government handles criminal cases. Our vast understanding of the criminal justice system, having handled almost every conceivable type of case over the years, and the many decades of cumulative experience from our renowned defense lawyers, provides our clients the security and understanding that they are always in extremely capable, understanding, and caring hands. We use our knowledge, our years of experience, and our great familiarity to our clients'. From routine misdemeanors to the most complex and serious felony charges, in federal court throughout the country, or any state charges, NeJame Law is there for you. An example of some of the types of cases handled are:
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Offenses
- Internet Crimes
- Manslaughter and Vehicular Manslaughter
- Post Conviction Relief
- Sex Crimes
- White Collar Crimes
Arrested in Central Florida or Elsewhere? Help is Here!
Being arrested or subject to a criminal investigation is an extremely stressful event in anyone’ life and in their family’s life. Facing an uncertain future with immense financial, personal, and professional implications usually takes a very high toll in the lives of all those involved including the person being prosecuted, his or her spouse, children and other relatives. Our defense attorneys in Orlando are sensitive to all of the serious repercussions and consequences that an arrest and criminal charges may have on your life. Your arrest and what it means is the major consideration and oftentimes includes your family, career, reputation, and finances. We get it and are here for you.
Our knowledge and experience allows us to know what approach to take with your case. We will work for you and with you to help you understand the charges you are facing and will organize your defense so that important legal decisions can be made.
Helping Clients in Orlando and Central Florida: Experience, Media, and Dedication
We represent clients throughout the State of Florida and beyond. Having handled cases in multiple states throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean, the majority of cases are focused in the Central Florida area, including cities in Orange County such as Orlando, Winter Park, and Kissimmee. This also includes regularly Seminole County, Osceola County, Lake County, Brevard County and Polk County. Our clients include people from all walks of life, from first time offenders to career criminals, from everyday working people to celebrities, judges, professional athletes, law enforcement officials, politicians and, business executives and professionals.
At NeJame Law we recognize that many cases require the highest level of discretion and secrecy. We also know that some other cases require skilled and experienced criminal defense attorneys who know how to deal with and address the media, when such circumstances occur. We have handled some of the most high profile cases in the state and the country. Sometimes completely avoiding the media or handling them with discretion is the right approach. Other times a client needs the full force of positive media behind them. Knowing how to address and deal with the media with knowledge, experience, connections, creativity, and appropriate strategy can be essential when defending a client. Our criminal defense lawyers know how essential it is to have all options available to them in their legal arsenal and that at time requires media management.
We will aggressively fight to protect your rights and liberty. Whether it is negotiating the most favorable resolution with a prosecutor, preparing Motions to Dismiss or Motions to Suppress Evidence to argue before a Judge, conducting our own pre-arrest investigation to counter or explain a police investigation, handling discovery throughout the case, or preparing a case for trial, our legal team has the resources, experience and knowledge to provide our clients strong and appropriately aggressive representation that effectively serves their interests and protects their rights.
Discuss Your Case With Our Experienced Defense Lawyers In Orlando
We will aggressively fight to protect your rights and liberty. Whether it is negotiating the most favorable resolution with a prosecutor, preparing Motions to Dismiss or Motions to Suppress Evidence to argue before a Judge, conducting our own pre-arrest investigation to counter or explain a police investigation, handling discovery throughout the case, or preparing a case for trial, our Criminal Defense Team has the resources, experience and knowledge to provide our clients strong and appropriately aggressive representation that effectively serves their interests and protects their rights. Please fill out the online form located on this page, e-mail us at Defense@NeJameLaw.com or call us today at (407) 500-0000 to talk to a defense attorney in Orlando immediately. We value your privacy and will keep any information strictly confidential.