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Taking On All Aspects Of Your Criminal Case In Miami-Dade And Broward Counties

When facing criminal charges, one of the most important things you can do is make sure your attorney has criminal trial experience. I have the necessary experience to confidently fight for your rights in the courtroom.

A Board-Certified Specialist In Criminal Trial Law

As a Broward County criminal defense lawyer, I am a board-certified specialist in criminal trial law. I have handled many trials in defense of clients in the criminal justice system. I handle everything from criminal traffic violations to major felony charges for clients throughout South Florida.

Specific areas of my practice include:

  • Domestic violence: Domestic violence can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the severity of the crime, the existence of prior convictions and other aggravating factors. Both misdemeanor and felony domestic violence charges are serious and require a solid criminal defense from an experienced attorney.
  • Driving under the influence (DUI): One of the most important aspects of DUI defense involves investigating the police conduct during the traffic stop, search, roadside tests and arrest. I have a wealth of experience finding errors in police conduct that invalidate evidence and get my clients positive outcomes in their DUI defense.
  • Drug possession: I defend clients against a range of possession and related charges involving marijuana, cocaine, prescription drugs and other illicit substances.
  • Burglary and theft: Theft, fraud, shoplifting and other related crimes bring severe penalties in Florida. I provide legal counsel and defense against these charges.
  • Sexual offenses: Sexual assault cases are complex and present challenges for both defense attorneys and prosecutors. Oftentimes, evidence is scarce, creating a he-said/she-said argument.

What Are The Long-Term Consequences Of Criminal Convictions?

Facing criminal charges can drastically alter your future. Criminal records can severely limit job opportunities, as many employers hesitate to hire someone with a past conviction. This challenge extends to housing options, with landlords often reluctant to rent to individuals with criminal histories. Additionally, certain criminal offenses may disqualify you from receiving government benefits, including financial aid for education. As a criminal attorney with extensive experience in defending clients across South Florida, I understand the gravity of these consequences and strive to mitigate them by providing a vigorous defense. Protecting your rights and future is paramount, and I am here to help navigate the complexities of the criminal justice system.

When Should You Hire A South Florida Criminal Lawyer?

If you face criminal charges in South Florida, hiring a criminal lawyer immediately is crucial. From the moment of arrest, your rights and future are at stake. A criminal lawyer can navigate the complexities of the legal system, advocate for your interests and challenge any evidence that may be unfairly used against you. Whether dealing with minor offenses or major felony charges, having a seasoned criminal lawyer by your side can significantly influence the outcome of your case. Don’t wait until charges escalate or the situation becomes overwhelming. Contact a criminal lawyer as soon as possible to ensure you have strong legal support every step of the way.

Contact My Criminal Defense Law Firm Today

I offer free initial consultations to discuss your rights and options. Call my office, Edward Lopez Attorney at Law, at 954-241-1212 or contact me online to speak to a criminal defense attorney. Both of my offices are only a short drive away from Fort Lauderdale, in Hollywood and Weston.