If you have been arrested in Broward County it is best to get a local criminal lawyer who knows the local police, judges and the general attitude toward the charges you have been arrested for in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale, Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, Deerfield Beach or any place in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area.
We have experience in and have been in front of the local criminal judges for just about any kind of felony or misdemeanor charge. But, the type of defense and negotiations we will opt for will depend on your prior charges and general standing in the community and the severity of the charge. Not all criminal charges are created equal. Not everyone can go for the same defense strategy. It take planning and a deep review of the charges and the manner in which the arrest took place, who was the arresting officer, what the state attorney is ready to do. We also need to analyze who the judge is and which of the prosecuting lawyers is reviewing the case. Evert situation takes a lengthy review to really find the best options for you.
If you got to use before the charges have been filed we may be able to present a viable negotiation on your behalf to avoid having the charges filed. If this dies not work we will have to move on to the next step.
After you have been formally accused of a crime, we go to court for the arraignment. An arraignment is a formal reading of the criminal charges to inform you of the charges against you. We will enter a formal response to the charges which will then be presented to the criminal judge. After the arraignment we will conduct an investigation, review police reports and examine the evidence to prepare for trial.
There is still time for negotiations at this point but, you better have a good local experienced lawyer on your side.