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Washington County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Criminal Defense Law Firm Serving Washington County, FL

If you or a loved one has been caught in the justice system, and are facing criminal charges, you need legal representation from a Washington County criminal lawyer immediately. At Shepard Law, our experience and insight into the criminal justice system has proven to be of great benefit to those we represent, and we would like to speak with you immediately. If you have been picked up on a criminal charge after business hours, we have a 24/7 hotline. If you are facing charges for DUI, a theft crime, violent crime, sex crime or federal offense, we are ready to move into action for you.

Never go to court without an attorney, or discuss any of the details of your case with anyone, particularly police investigators. You are not going to be read your rights until you are arrested. If you are voluntarily giving information to the police, or allowing them to search your home, car or office without a search warrant, you are putting yourself at risk. The rule is that you must have an attorney if you are the target of any police investigation. If you are being questioned, even if you are innocent and just trying to be helpful, in many cases, an arrest will soon take place, and you are the person in cuffs.

Criminal Attorney in Washington County: Misdemeanor and Felony Charges

A misdemeanor is less serious than a felony; that doesn't mean that misdemeanor charges don't carry heavy penalties. In fact, many misdemeanors have a potential sentence of up to 12 months in jail, as well as fines and other penalties. Whether you are accused of a first time DUI, a second or third, or you are facing felony DUI charges, you are in very serious trouble in this state. There are very heavy penalties imposed upon drunk drivers, and your ability to drive any time in the future will be lost if you don't take action.

If you are facing charges in a violent crime, such as assault, battery domestic violence, murder or manslaughter, a conviction can mean years in state prison – or even the death penalty in capital murder cases. In any violent crime, particularly if it is alleged that a firearm was used in the commission of the crime, the penalties imposed in this state are extremely harsh. The 10-20-LIFE law, if imposed, can destroy any hope of freedom, and any person who has a prior criminal record can expect severe consequences if convicted. At our firm, our professional defense team is committed to defending the rights of those facing felony criminal charges. We work long hours to craft a defense that could allow for a favorable outcome at trial.

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Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, our firm is ready to take action. Contact us today for assistance. 


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