If you received a summons, learned you are a person of interest, or the police want to interview you, you have a right to have an attorney by your side. A Cocoa criminal defense lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns can review your circumstances, determine your needs, and explain the steps you may face in the legal process during a complimentary consultation related to your criminal case.
You can contact Bogin, Munns & Munns as soon as you learn of your involvement in a criminal investigation, or have a family member call us on your behalf. We can get to work today, no matter if you face charges yet or not. Call (321) 633-3208 to get started.
Consequences of a Criminal Conviction in Cocoa
Even if you face allegations of what you believe is a relatively minor offense, you may want to speak with an attorney familiar with Florida criminal law before you enter a plea. Under Florida law, a misdemeanor conviction can result in up to a year in a Brevard County jail and a fine of as much as $1,000. There may also be additional penalties, such as a driver’s license suspension, community service, probation, and more.
- Third-degree felonies call for up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine
- Second-degree felonies could result in up to 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine
- First-degree felonies could result in 30 years or more in prison and a $10,000 fine
- More serious crimes could result in life in prison, the death penalty, and other significant consequences
In addition, a felony conviction could disrupt your right to vote, right to own a gun, ability to get a job, and even some immigration processes. Felonies follow you for life, with no possibility of expungement or sealing your records in Florida.
When possible, Bogin, Munns & Munns will fight to help you avoid a conviction. We may be able to prevent the charges from being filed, clear your name, reduce the severity of the charges against you, or negotiate a more lenient sentence on your behalf depending on the circumstances.
Let Us Represent You in Your Brevard County Criminal Matter
If you face allegations of a criminal act in central Brevard County or elsewhere along Florida’s Space Coast, our team can represent you in court and protect your right to a fair trial. Some types of criminal cases we handle include:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Aggravated Assault
- Aggravated Battery
- Child Neglect
- Disorderly Conduct
- Driving While License Suspended
- Failure to Appear
- Grand Theft Auto
- Habitual Traffic Offender
- Possession of Marijuana
- Property Damage
- Reckless Driving
- Record Expungement
- Retail Theft
- Violation of Probation
We believe it is important to exercise your right to an attorney, even if police are only asking for a statement from you about a crime. This can be a key element in protecting your rights, even if there is no warrant for your arrest or any formal allegations against you. Let us review your case and be by your side every step of the way. A Cocoa criminal defense lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns can get to work on your case today.
In addition to our work in criminal defense, we are a full-service firm that practices a wide spectrum of Florida law. Learn more about the services available from Bogin, Munns & Munns by calling (321) 633-3208 today.
Bogin, Munns & Munns Can Develop a Defense Strategy Based on the Facts of Your Case
If you face accusations of criminal activity, a defense attorney can help you by building up your defense strategy. Depending on the nature of your case, we may be able to present evidence to clear your name before charges are ever filed.
In other cases, we can help prevent you from making any self-incriminating statements that the police could use against you, potentially protecting you from conviction when you did not commit the crime. The team from Bogin, Munns & Munns understands Title XLVI of the Florida Statutes and the types of defenses available based on the facts of your case. We might also use one of the following defenses in your case:
- No reasonable suspicion established
- No probable cause established
- Broken chain of custody for evidence
- Establishing you have a solid alibi
- Violation of your legal rights (e.g., questioning you before reading you your Miranda rights)
We will investigate your case to determine what defense will best apply.
Since 1979, our Central Florida team has represented clients in criminal court. We will review the facts of your case for free in your initial consultation. If you hire us, we can help you understand the laws that apply to your circumstances. Call (321) 633-3208 now to get started.
Discuss Your Case with a Member of Our Cocoa Criminal Defense Team
A Cocoa criminal defense lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns can start immediately, working to protect your rights and using our 40+ years of criminal defense work to seek a favorable outcome in your case.
Call Bogin, Munns & Munns at (321) 633-3208 for your consultation with our criminal defense team today. We can explain what to expect and help you understand the potential outcomes based on the facts of your case.