First and foremost, do not speak to law enforcement officers or prosecutors without an attorney present after an arrest. You can severely damage your case and may be assisting in your own prosecution. You are under no obligation to provide incriminating evidence that will be used against you!
It is vital that you contact a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney as soon as possible after an arrest or if you believe you are under investigation. No matter you situation, the sooner you get legal counsel and defense behind your case, the better.
Take the first step now. Call Lorri Fishman today at (954) 371-0229.
Criminal charges can be nerve-wracking. You may be wondering who you can trust, what you can say about your case, and how you can clear your name. Attorney Fishman is here to assist you with all of these areas.
As a former prosecutor, Attorney Fishman fully understands the investigatory process and the behind-the-scenes activities of a criminal case. She can put her experience to work for you throughout this time. Hiring an attorney can reduce your charge or get a dismissal.
After an arrest, you are usually entitled to post bond. 24 hours after your arrest, you are entitled to appear in front of a judge for your First Appearance where you will have the right to request a reasonable bond amount. Lorri K. Fishman, P.A. will help you prepare a Motion to Set Bond or a Motion to Reduce Bond, when the bond is set unreasonably high. This is another way in which Attorney Fishman always seeks to protect your rights.
In addition, if you are being held for a very serious offense you may not be entitled to a bond. In these cases, such as murder, kidnapping, or sexual violence, the defendant has the right to an Arthur hearing before a judge and a panel of peers. During this time, it is the job of your attorney to prove that there is not significant evidence to prove guilt, that you are not a danger to the community, and that you will not leave the county or state. Arthur hearings require tenacious representation, which is why it is vital that you have a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney on your side.
The earlier you retain the counsel of a defense attorney, the more legal options you have when it comes to your defense strategy. Often, while a case is still being investigated, Lorri can persuade the State Attorney’s Office not to pursue criminal charges by providing convincing evidence that charges are not warranted. Similar strategies apply when you have been arrested but not yet formally charged.
Just because you have been arrested doesn’t mean you have been charged. By investigating your case and communicating with police and prosecutors, an experienced Ft. Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer may be able to convince them to abandon a case or file reduced charges, even if you already have been arrested. Lorri has proven experience obtaining dismissals or reduced charges after a formal filing, so do not hesitate to call if you’ve been charged. In any criminal situation, she has the experience to help.
Now is the time to secure reliable representation for your case. Contact Lorri K. Fishman, P.A. at (954) 371-0229.