The Criminal Defense Process
The Orlando-area criminal law system has two main
components: state criminal law and federal criminal law. As the
Orange County seat, Orlando has criminal law proceedings in both
state and federal courts. The criminal law process follows a set path
in each jurisdiction, and a skilled defense attorney like
Ms. Dione who practices exclusively on state proceedings can help you at every stage of the process:
Investigations will be conducted most often by federal law enforcement agencies such as the Drug Enforcement Administration
(DEA), FBI, or Department of Homeland Security, but local (state
and county) authorities may also conduct significant
investigations before making an arrest. If you are being
investigated or simply suspect that you are the subject of an
investigation, protect your rights now by consulting with Ms. Dione, FREE of charge
Arrest And Charges
When you’re arrested and booked (registered as having been arrested)for DUI, ASSAULT, THEFT, DRUG POSSESSION or some other crime. The County / State Attorney or the federal prosecutor will decide whether to charge you with the crime for which you were arrested, and if so, which crime or crimes will be charged. If retained by you, Ms. Dione’s job as a criminal law defense attorney will be to protect your constitutional rights at this time, including your right to:
It is Ms. Dione's goal as your defense attorney to persuade the prosecutor to dismiss or reduce your criminal charge(s).
You may also be given the opportunity to post bail or a bond (a surety for your later appearance in court). Before you post bail or a bond, schedule a Jail Consultation for a nominal fee. Of which 100% will be credited toward your retainer of services or have a trusted relative schedule a FREE in Office Consultation with Ms. Dione to discuss your case.
Hearings, Pleas, Trial
As a defendant, you will probably have to appear in a preliminary
hearing (for example, an arraignment, or probable cause hearing).
Ms. Dione will advise you about your plea (e.g., not guilty, guilty,
nolo contendere) and appear with you at the hearing. If your case goes to trial, whether before a judge alone (i.e., in a bench trial) or before a jury, having a skilled criminal law defense attorney like Ms Dione representing you can make the difference between winning and losing your case.
For both state and federal crimes, a range of sentences and penalties exist. Ms. Dione will fight on your behalf to get the most favorable sentence possible if you are convicted. Ms. Dione can refer you to an experienced criminal appeals attorney who can also work to get your conviction reversed or get you a new trial.
Get an Orlando-Area Criminal Law Attorney Today.
No matter what stage of the criminal law process you are at, an experienced and aggressive defense lawyer such as, Ms. Dione can help you minimize the negative consequences of your case. Contact, Ms. Dione NOW, to discuss your circumstances and learn more about your options.
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