Frequently Asked Questions
Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving Sarasota, Manatee, Tampa, Charlotte, Pinellas, Polk, Orlando and Hillsborough Counties
What are my rights if I am arrested?
When law enforcement makes an arrested, they are required to read you your Miranda rights. Among other things, these state that you have the right to remain silent, and the right to an attorney.
Why should I remain silent?
When you are taken into police custody, their intention is not to prove that you are innocent. Their intention is to question you in order to get information or a confession of your guilt. By trying to cooperate and answering their questions, there is the chance that you may unintentionally incriminate yourself. In a situation where you did nothing wrong or should not face charges, ignoring your right to remain silent may have disastrous consequences.
What types of crimes does your firm handle?
At Finebloom & Haenel, we take on all types of criminal cases throughout multiple counties in Florida. This includes sex crimes, drug crimes, juvenile crimes, DUI, domestic violence, traffic offenses and much more. We welcome you to contact a Florida criminal defense lawyer at our firm to learn more about what we can do for you.
How can a criminal defense attorney help me?
A criminal defense attorney will act as an advocate for your rights. An attorney will be the only person in the courtroom fighting to defend your freedom and working to ensure that you are not convicted. A skilled criminal defense attorney will understand how to use the legal system and make it work in your favor. In addition to representing you in all court proceedings, an attorney may also conduct an independent investigation of your case, interview witnesses, evaluate evidence and take other actions to prove your innocence or weakness in the prosecution’s case.
Do you offer a free consultation?
Yes. There is no cost and no obligation when you contact our firm for your initial consultation. We highly recommend you take advantage of this as it is crucial that you understand your rights and options as soon as possible.