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FAQ: Pinellas County Criminal Defense

At what point should I involve a criminal defense lawyer?

It is always advisable that you contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. As soon as you become aware that legal action may be taken against you or that your rights or freedom may be in danger, consulting a lawyer will be necessary to get a clear understanding of your legal rights and options at this point in time. You can then make an educated decision regarding your legal matter.

What can I get out of consulting an attorney at your firm?

Finebloom & Haenel offers a free initial consultation with a Clearwater criminal defense attorney at our firm. By consulting an attorney, you can have your questions answered and your immediate concerns addressed so you are in better control of this matter. You can also find out what choices you have and what you can do to positively impact your case. All in all, consulting an attorney puts you in a better position to make a well-informed decision about your legal representation and the situation at hand.

What is a sex crime?

A sex crime is typically an illegal act which is sexual in nature. Some examples of common sex crimes include: rape, child molestation, indecent exposure, prostitution, and child pornography. All are serious crimes and heavy penalties may be enforced under Florida law.

What is a capital offense?

A capital offense is one which is punishable by life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, or the death penalty. First degree murder is an example of a capital felony.

What are some types of drug crimes?

The most common drug crimes in Florida include: drug possession, marijuana cultivation, drug manufacturing, drug trafficking, drug sale and drug distribution. Depending upon the type of drug and the amount, you may face extremely serious criminal penalties for a drug crime conviction.

Is alternative sentencing available for certain offenses?

In some cases, your attorney may be able to negotiate for alternative sentencing in order to help you avoid imprisonment. This may be in the form of community service, house arrest, probation, or drug treatment. You can ask a lawyer at our firm whether your case may qualify for alternative sentencing.

If you have questions about your legal matter and need a skilled attorney on your side, contact Finebloom & Haenel today!

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