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Facing criminal charges may be frightening and quite overwhelming. You may also have questions regarding what to expect and what you should do next. To ensure that you take the necessary steps in your case, team up with a Boca Raton criminal lawyer from my firm. Below are some answers to commonly asked questions and hopefully you can get a better idea of how criminal cases work in Florida.

What should I do if I get arrested?
The first thing that you should know is to not agree to questioning from law enforcement. You need to team up with a skilled attorney for your case before you speak with the police. This does not include your name and address; however, you should cooperate with the arresting officer on those matters. Also, do not sign any written statements or other documents without your lawyer reviewing them first.

What constitutes an illegal search and seizure?
In order for a search and seizure to be considered illegal, the law enforcement officer (s) must have entered your premises or searched you and seized an item. This must have all been done without having a warrant to do so or without probable cause. This is a common occurrence with drug crimes and illegal search and seizure is a valid defense against the charges.

Do I have to have a lawyer at an arraignment?
It is recommended to have an attorney present at your arraignment. This is the first time that you appear before a judge and when you will make your plea. You don't actually need to be present at your arraignment if you have an attorney to appear on your behalf. If you do attend, it is also helpful to have your lawyer by your side for experienced counsel. If you do not have an attorney, you will need to attend your own arraignment, but it is wise to have representation who will protect your rights.

What is the difference between a felony and misdemeanor offense?
Criminal offenses are charged as either felonies or misdemeanors depending on the severity of the offense. A felony is a more serious offense and is punishable by a minimum of one year in jail plus fines. Misdemeanors are charged for less serious offenses and can result in a maximum of one year in prison plus fines.

Why do I need an attorney?
Criminal cases are serious matters in Florida and they are also complex. Trying to fight against your charges on your own is not advised due to the intricacies of criminal law. You need to have someone by your side who has been through cases similar to yours before. I have years of experience defending clients in their criminal cases and I am familiar with all types of charges.

Contact The Law Offices of Richard Tendler for Help!

If you are facing any type of criminal charges in Boca Raton, contact my firm. I have been practicing law in Florida for 15 years and I understand the seriousness of the matter at hand. Contact the Law Offices of Richard Tendler today for the aggressive representation that you need.

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