Dedicated trial attorneys defend Floridians in Lake, Sumter and Citrus County criminal courts
Tavares, the seat of Lake County, is a great place for outdoor activities, including horseback riding, golfing, boating, fishing and hiking. But your pursuit of a healthy lifestyle can be cut short when you’re charged with a crime. After an arrest, you have the right to remain silent, and you have the right to an attorney. These rights are guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. It’s essential you exercise them immediately by requesting a lawyer and declining to talk to police until your attorney arrives to advise you. At Largey Law Firm, our experienced criminal defense lawyers will act promptly to uphold your rights and defend your freedom.
Dedicated Tavares advocates defend clients facing a variety of allegations
We represent people in Tavares and the surrounding areas charged with a wide range of crimes, including
- DUI/DWI — If you are stopped for DUI (driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol), you may face fines, jail time or the loss of your driving privileges if convicted. We will challenge law enforcement procedures and blood and breath test results in your defense.
- Drug crimes — Despite lessened penalties for possessing certain substances in other states, Florida still takes drug crimes seriously. If the amount in your possession exceeds the limit of personal use or you’re charged with selling drugs, we will seek a sentence reduction or favorable plea deal.
We also handle cases for clients that involve:
What should you do if you are arrested?
Police usually can’t arrest you without a warrant or at least without knowing that a valid arrest warrant has been issued. However, they will not need a warrant if:
- They have probable cause to believe you committed or are committing a felony.
- They have probable cause to believe you committed certain misdemeanors, such as shoplifting, carrying a concealed weapon other than a firearm or possessing more than 20 grams of marijuana.
- You committed a misdemeanor in a police officer’s presence.
Upon your arrest, you will be taken to the police station, where you may be fingerprinted and photographed and might be required to appear in a lineup. It’s important to know your rights once you’re in custody. You have the right to:
- Know the crimes you have been charged with.
- Have an attorney present during questioning and at all critical stages of your case. If you can’t afford an attorney, one can be appointed for you.
- Refuse to answer any questions.
- Call your lawyer, family, friends or a bail bondsman as soon as possible.
You will be arraigned in front of a judge, who will ask you how you plead (either guilty or not guilty) and will set your bail if it’s available to you. As soon as you call us for help, we can begin to develop your defense and protect your rights.
Call a dedicated criminal defense lawyer in Inverness
Largey Law Firm provides skilled defense representation to Floridians facing criminal charges. Call us at 352-253-0456 or contact us online for a free initial consultation. Se habla español.