If you have had a run-in with the police, you may be wondering if you need to contact a Miami criminal defense attorney for assistance with your case. Vargas Gonzalez Baldwin Delombard has the skills and experience you want on your side when you are fighting for your rights in a courtroom.

The Severity of the Charges

The first step to take when deciding if you need to hire a Miami criminal defense attorney to represent you is to review the severity of the charges. In most cases, the police may have told you if you are being charged with a misdemeanor crime or a felony. If you have been charged with a felony or multiple felonies, you definitely need an attorney working for you to fight for your rights. Misdemeanor charges are typically less serious than felonies, but some misdemeanors may still have stiff penalties. Keep in mind that all convictions will be on your record, and this can affect your life in many ways — from not being able to rent a property, getting a job and more. With this in mind, it is worthwhile to hire a criminal defense attorney to represent your interests.

The Penalties You Face

Another step to take when determining if you need to hire a criminal defense attorney like Vargas Gonzalez Baldwin Delombard is to review the possible penalties that you face. If you are not aware of the penalties that may be enforced if you are convicted of the crime, we can help you. Your attorney can also advise you about the likelihood of certain penalties. This could include everything from a costly monetary fine to the loss of a driver’s license, the inability to vote in the future or even jail time. Some felony convictions may come with prison time in excess of 10 or 20 years. Clearly, these are not charges to take lightly, and you need to take action to properly represent yourself in the courtroom and beyond.

What to Expect

If you have never worked with a Miami criminal defense attorney, you may not know what to expect. Your attorney typically wants you to contact him or her as soon as possible, and this often is when you are still in jail and before you have posted bail. The sooner your criminal defense attorney begins working on your case, the longer he or she will have to build a solid defense for your case. Keep in mind that even when your case seems hopeless and you are sure a conviction will follow, a criminal defense attorney may still be able to help you, especially if your constitutional rights have been violated.  

If you are in doubt about whether you would benefit from the services of a criminal defense attorney, a smart idea is to schedule a consultation to meet with an attorney from Vargas Gonzalez Baldwin Delombard in person.

Our Team

Our firm’s criminal defense practice is comprised of highly-experienced former prosecutors, whose experience involves the trial of nearly 100 criminal cases to jury verdict. Our experience with criminal cases ranges from misdemeanor battery, DUI, and simple drug possession to trafficking in controlled substances, armed robbery, attempted murder, and even first degree capital murder. We also represent clients in motions for post-conviction relief and sentencing-related motions.

Our years of experience, relationships with law enforcement, and our strategic approach to criminal defense has served our clients well. Whether you have a criminal case that calls for a speedy resolution or a full jury trial, we are prepared to zealously advocate for and protect your rights. We represent criminal clients in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe counties, as well as in all Florida federal courts.

Our results speak for themselves, and we accept only a limited number of criminal cases to ensure that our clients receive the individualized attention warranted when life and liberty are at stake. We are often able to negotiate the reduction or dismissal of criminal charges before a client’s first regular court appearance.

Contact Our Miami Criminal Defense Attorney Division

Members of our criminal defense team have been quoted in The Miami Herald and featured in the local and national media, including appearances on The First 48, Dateline, 48 Hours Mystery, CourtTV, and the Investigation Discovery (ID) channel. Contact  us today!

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