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      Orlando First Time Offender Lawyers

      Serving Clients in Orlando, Pinellas Park and Central Florida

      Orlando First Time Offender Lawyers

      Serving Clients in Orlando, Pinellas Park and Central Florida

      If you’ve been arrested for the first time for a criminal offense, we want to hear from you right away so we can offer you our legal protection. There are ways to reduce the penalties you face or dismiss your case altogether and the sooner you reach out to our Orlando first time offender lawyers, the better off you will likely be. Please call today to set up your first consultation and get started on getting the help you deserve.

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        If you’ve been arrested for the first time for a criminal offense, we want to hear from you right away so we can offer you our legal protection. There are ways to reduce the penalties you face or dismiss your case altogether and the sooner you reach out to our Orlando first time offender lawyers, the better off you will likely be. Please call today to set up your first consultation and get started on getting the help you deserve.

        Most Common Criminal Defense Issues

        Most commonly we see the following types of charges against people with first time offenses:

        • Criminal Law
        • Misdemeanors
        • Drug Crimes
        • Speeding and Moving Violations
        • White Collar Crime
        • Felonies

        When you are looking for a lawyer to represent your case, you want to make sure that they have a proven track record of success handling cases like yours. If you are facing first-time criminal charges, we hope you reach out to us right away.

        Defining First Offenses 

        When you have a first offense charge, essentially speaking, this is the first time you’ve ever been charged with this particular crime or you have no prior criminal records or convictions. Being a first-time offender means that you have a clean criminal record and this is the first time you are going through the criminal process. It also usually means that you are likely feeling lost and uncertain, which is something our Orlando first time offender lawyers can help with.

        We understand that any new situation can be intimidating and scary especially one that involves heavy penalties like a criminal charge and you likely don’t know what to expect in the days weeks and months to come. Luckily, when you are a first-time offender, the court will be more lenient with you depending on what you’ve been charged with. This can benefit us when we litigate your case in hopes to reduce your penalties or dismiss your case.

        What Should You Do? 

        First thing that you should know is that the penalties you are facing for first offenses are more than not lower fines and parole or probation instead of jail time. This of course is fact-based and will depend on what you’ve been charged with and what you are up against.

        For example, if you were charged with a DWI, it will be litigated differently than say a theft because they are quite different and treated differently in the law. A DWI is seen as a danger to the public and can be a little bit harder for us to fight charges against as opposed to something like theft, which is not an inherently dangerous charge. It all depends on the events leading up to your arrest and the particular charges that you are facing, but our Orlando first time offender lawyers are well-versed in most of these criminal cases and will be able to come up with a personalized plan for you.

        The Potential Serious Consequences 

        You might be up against serious consequences even if you are a first-time offender.

        There are fines attached to most criminal offenses, including DWI. These fines can be something that scares you to have to potentially pay because perhaps it’s everything you have saved up and more and having to pay it could ruin your future for some time.

        Depending on your charge, you might have a suspended license. If you had a DWI and you accumulated a particular amount of points on your license or you had a minor in the car while you were driving under the influence, your license can be suspended or revoked.

        Probation is a common consequence of many types of criminal charges and even though probation seems like an alternative to jail, you can still have to go through some jail time, as well as pay fines and go through counseling in some cases.

        If you were charged with a drug or alcohol crime, then you might be required to go through counseling. Especially if you are a DWI first-time offender, you will likely have to complete a course if you are convicted and go through counseling for alcohol use, which can be, but is not always, an alternative to going to jail.

        In particular for first-time offenders and minors who have been charged with a crime, community service is a common penalty that you might be up against. Depending on what your charge is, you might have to spend some time in jail or do community service. It depends on what you were charged with. You will be given a minimum or maximum sentence and it is usually up to the discretion of the court for the amount of time that you will be performing community service.

        If you were charged with something that is a less severe or a smaller type of crime such as public intoxication or a first-time simple assault charge then you’re less likely to see these harsh punishments as opposed to a violent crime or a DWI. Either way our Orlando first time offender lawyers would like to hear from you about your charges to see what we can do for you and what your penalties would be if convicted.

        When you are facing charges it’s important to note that if you can avoid getting convicted of a first offense then later in life if you end up in the same position with the same type of charge it can help you avoid something like becoming a felon simply because you didn’t have the representation that you needed back then. We want to help you and we want to provide you with the legal support you desire right now. Please call us right away. 

        If you’ve been arrested for the first time for a criminal offense, we want to hear from you right away so we can offer you our legal protection. There are ways to reduce the penalties you face or dismiss your case altogether and the sooner you reach out to our Orlando first time offender lawyers, the better off you will likely be. Please call today to set up your first consultation and get started on getting the help you deserve.

        Most Common Criminal Defense Issues

        Most commonly we see the following types of charges against people with first time offenses:

        • Criminal Law
        • Misdemeanors
        • Drug Crimes
        • Speeding and Moving Violations
        • White Collar Crime
        • Felonies

        When you are looking for a lawyer to represent your case, you want to make sure that they have a proven track record of success handling cases like yours. If you are facing first-time criminal charges, we hope you reach out to us right away.

        Most Common Criminal Defense Issues

        Most commonly we see the following types of charges against people with first time offenses:

        • Criminal Law
        • Misdemeanors
        • Drug Crimes
        • Speeding and Moving Violations
        • White Collar Crime
        • Felonies

        When you are looking for a lawyer to represent your case, you want to make sure that they have a proven track record of success handling cases like yours. If you are facing first-time criminal charges, we hope you reach out to us right away.

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        First Offenders Program 

        If you are a first offender with a clean criminal record, you might be able to have something other than the penalties of the charge and go through a first offender program. These are diversionary programs and they are meant to rehabilitate you instead of punishing you in the hopes of potentially correcting your mistakes and putting you in a position where you won’t make them again later in your life.

        Generally speaking, this involves community service and counseling programs as well as being drug and alcohol tested on a regular basis through the rehab process. If there were victims of your crimes sometimes there are restitutions required that you pay and you also might have to go through some sort of class work as a part of the first-time offender program.

        This is a federal government program for those who have been charged with certain types of crimes and they also offer one for federal drug crimes. In most cases you will have to go through a particular period of probation and you have to work Through the program’s requirements. If you do this successfully then your proceedings will be dismissed without having to go to the judge for a conviction. However, if you violate your probation then you will have to go through the proceedings and we know this is probably something you dearly want to avoid.

        This might sound like an appealing offer for you if you are a first-time offender and are scared of the harsh penalties that come along with your charges. Our Orlando first time offender lawyers want to guide you through this process and let you explore all of your options after you’ve been charged with a crime whether it be a first offender program or otherwise. We hope you get in contact right away.

        Are You Eligible? 

        Not everyone is going to be qualified for a first offender program. Of course, someone who has subsequent charges is not going to be eligible because they have repeated this offense. You should discuss with our Orlando first time offender lawyers to determine what your eligibility qualifications are and whether or not you meet it. It really boils down to what your charges are and how severe the crime was.

        Most of the time the more minor crimes are going to be eligible for a first offender program while the larger and more serious types of crimes might not be. For the federal first offender program you have to have a clean state and federal drug record with zero convictions for drug crimes regardless of what state it was in and what state you currently reside in now.

        Call Our Orlando First Time Offender Lawyers 

        If you are up against a criminal charge for the very first time, we want to hear from you right away. Our Orlando first time offender lawyers want to be able to defend your charges and we don’t want you to go after this alone. The court system is intimidating and fierce against certain crimes over others and depending on what happened to you having a lawyer by your side can make or break your future.

        Depending who you have by your side can change the outcome of your case and you want to make sure that in your one opportunity to fight these charges you have someone who cares about the outcome fighting for you. Please get in touch with us right away.

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