If an attorney were to tell you that they could resolve your case without taking it to court, you would likely assume it to be a favorable option. Such is not always the case, however, and the legal team at Leskovich Law Group, P.A. is prepared to do whatever it takes to fight your charges. Oftentimes the most promising option is to take a case to trial and fight the charges before a judge and jury instead of attempting to reach a compromise through a plea bargain.
A plea bargain is obtained through negotiation with the prosecution, where the defendant agrees to plead guilty to one or all of the charges against them in exchange for reduced sentencing. This may be the better option in some cases, but many times it is used by attorneys as an "easy out" to avoid litigation. If you have a chance of successfully fighting your charges in court, the criminal defense team at our firm is could obtain the dismissal you deserve.
How a Trial Attorney Can Help
At Leskovich Law Group, P.A., we know that your defense is time-sensitive. The sooner you hire a Punta Gorda criminal defense attorney, the better since this will give them more time to strengthen your defense. Our legal team could provide defense for pre-charge investigations in certain situations and prevent you from facing charges in the first place. If you have already been charged with a crime, however, we are not afraid to take your case to trial.
There are numerous strategies that a trial attorney could use in your defense. One such strategy is to show the court that police misconduct was involved in your arrest. When an officer arrests someone for a crime, they must be sure not to violate that person's rights under the Miranda Warning, which must be "read" to them at the time of the arrest. These rights are the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney.
When arrested for a criminal offense, you have every right under federal law to remain silent so that your words cannot be used against you in court. If your arresting officer tricked, intimidated, or forced you into saying anything incriminating - or anything at all - you could fight your charges and your arrest based on police misconduct. You also have the right to an attorney, which means that you should retain legal counsel and representation as soon as possible in order to ensure that your case is handled properly.
Find a Trial Attorney in Punta Gorda, FL
Contact our firm today if you have been arrested for a crime in Florida. For more than 35 years, our legal team has worked collaboratively on cases to effectively defend clients from criminal convictions. We have handled hundreds of trial cases and represented thousands of individuals charged with offenses such as DUI, theft crimes, federal crimes, and violent crimes.
Your initial consultation is free, so contact us online or call our offices to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you obtain freedom once more.