If you face criminal charges in Ocala, Florida, you have the right to rebut accusations made against you. Depending on the nature of the charges you are facing, you may have different rights and responsibilities within the bounds of the law.
To learn more about the laws that govern specific crimes, the importance of evidence, and what to do after being charged with a crime, contact a representative of Bogin, Munns & Munns at (352) 690-7400. Our Ocala criminal defense lawyer may be able to assist you with your case, so please contact us today to learn more.
Understanding Criminal Charges
The type of charge you face will determine the route both you and your attorney and the prosecution will need to take.
Law Enforcement and the Prosecution Must Meet Specific Requirements
Criminal charges have different evidentiary requirements. For crimes such as those involving controlled substances, certain thresholds may need to be met or exceeded before someone can be charged with a crime. For example, if you possess more than a specific amount of a drug, you may be charged with trafficking. Trafficking has much higher penalties than those associated with possession.
If the police were unable to collect this evidence, we can fight to get your charges dismissed.
Law Enforcement and Prosecution Must Establish that a Law Was Broken
For some crimes, such as fraud or various cybercrimes, it can be hard to connect the dots between a crime and the accused. In other cases, there may be some doubt as to whether or not certain actions represent a breach of law since many laws are open to interpretation.
Law Enforcement Must Follow Specific Rules When Gathering Evidence or Placing a Suspect Under Arrest
The evidence against you may be called into question as well, such as the legality of a police officer’s search of a vehicle or the reliability of a breathalyzer test. In other cases, charges might be dismissed if law enforcement did not read a suspect their Miranda rights or follow the proper chain of custody.
An Ocala criminal defense lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns can help investigate your case, evaluate the charges and evidence against you, and guide you in this difficult time. Contact Bogin, Munns & Munns at (352) 690-7400 to learn more.
To consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer serving Ocala, call 855-686-6752
Criminal Charges We Can Help You With
Bogin, Munns & Munns defends clients from a variety of criminal charges, including:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Aggravated Assault
- Aggravated Battery
- Boating Under the Influence (BUI)
- Child Neglect
- Disorderly Conduct
- Driving While License Suspended
- Failure to Appear
- False Imprisonment
- Grand Theft
- Grand Theft Auto
- Habitual Traffic Offender
- Possession of Marijuana
- Property Damage
- Reckless Driving
- Record Expungement
- Retail Theft
- Violation of Probation
To understand how various crimes may be handled and how a defense lawyer may be able to help you in different circumstances, here are a few examples:
Driving with a suspended license, speeding, reckless driving, and driving or boating under the influence of drugs and alcohol can all lead to criminal charges against the at-fault driver in question. Vehicle crime charges can range from felonies to misdemeanors, depending on the case.
For Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charges, our firm can help you understand the charges that you may face under Florida Statutes §316.193.
Theft can take many forms. Illegally obtaining someone else’s intellectual property is theft, as is petty theft from a business or commercial entity. Theft can include:
- Grand theft
- Grand theft auto
- Retail theft
The use of force may or may not be involved in theft cases. Someone may simply trick someone else to illegally obtain something from them.
A person can cause harm to others in many ways. Aggravated assault, aggravated battery, attempted murder, and kidnapping are all examples of serious crimes that can cause physical harm to others or their property.
Assault cases can sometimes be defended if it can be argued that the defendant had a legitimate fear for his or her safety or that they were defending their property.
Controlled Substance Crimes
Producing, transporting, selling, or distributing controlled or illegal substances can lead to criminal charges against you. How much of the controlled substance was involved in the crime—and the purposes for which it was used—may determine the charges or penalties that you will face.
Crimes involving controlled substances can sometimes be defended using arguments regarding intent or unwitting possession by the defendant. The defense may also argue that the police illegally obtained evidence, in which case it may be inadmissible in court.
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How the Bogin, Munns & Munns Team Can Help You
Based on the specifics of your case, an Ocala criminal defense lawyer with Bogin, Munns & Munns may be able to help you with the following:
- Discussing the possible outcomes of your case and giving you legal advice
- Determining whether you were arrested or charged legally
- Determining whether the evidence against you was obtained legally
- Determining whether the charges against you are fair
- Determining if the proposed sentences for your case are correct
- Gathering evidence in your defense to show that you were not guilty of any crime
This may allow us to get your charges dropped, or for your fees or sentence to be reduced. We also may be able to help with the expungement of a criminal record that already exists.
Call Today for a Consultation
To learn more about our services and to discuss your case with a member of our team, call Bogin, Munns & Munns today at (352) 690-7400.