Florida & Federal Crime Lawyers
The dedicated Miami criminal defense lawyers at Ratzan & Faccidomo, LLC handle many different types of criminal defense matters. We regularly assist people accused in state and federal court of all criminal defense issues. No matter the level of severity of the crime, we can help to prepare your defense. The types of cases we routinely handle include but are not limited to:
DUI offenses: when you have been charged with a DUI, you can face substantial repercussions at your place of employment, as well as jail time, fines, and the revocation of your driver’s license. If convicted, you can face penalties that include up to 9 months of jail time, required DUI school attendance, up to 50 hours of community service, fines of up to $500, up to 1 year of probation, and other penalties.
Drug crimes: narcotics investigations continue to take place across the state of Florida and throughout the country, and being convicted of a serious drug crime can result in significant financial fines and jail time. Whether you’ve been arrested for possession of marijuana in small amounts or trafficking in a controlled substance like marijuana or cocaine, we can help.
Sex crimes: the advent of new Internet technologies have made it easier for sexual predators to engage in crimes like solicitation and possession or distribution of child pornography, but many defendants are unjustly accused. Many defenses exist to sex crimes, and our office can assist with your case.
White collar crimes: while financial crimes typically aren’t considered as dangerous as other offenses, they nonetheless can lead to lengthy prison sentences and serious financial penalties. If you’ve been accused of tax fraud, Medicare fraud, mortgage fraud, money laundering, racketeering, or another form of white collar crime, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Theft crimes: depending on the amount of property you’ve been accused of stealing, you can be facing penalties for either a misdemeanor or a felony offense. Even nonviolent crimes such as shoplifting or petit theft can result in a long jail sentence.
Assault and violent crimes: being arrested for a violent crime can mean you’re facing a wide range of penalties from a second degree misdemeanor offense all the way up to a first degree felony offense. Many defenses exist to violent crimes, including self-defense claims and justifiable homicide. These laws are complicated, however, and it’s important to discuss your options with a Miami violence crime defense lawyer.
Representation of professionals: learning that you’ve been accused of an ethical or professional violation can come as a shock. When careers are at stake, many professionals such as CPAs, real estate agents, lawyers, doctors, and teachers require the help of a Florida defense lawyer.
Defense of college students: as fraternity accidents continue to make news reports across the state of Florida, many college students face criminal charges for crimes related to assault, DUI, and sex crimes. We can help to ensure that your college student has the best defense for his or her situation.
To be sure, our lawyers are particularly skilled in the representation of lawyers and other professionals facing disciplinary proceedings, and in the specific nuances that apply to the defense of college students.