Unlike civil law, which deals with the relationships between individuals, criminal law governs an individual’s relationship to the state. The United States Congress, state legislatures, cities, and local municipalities establish laws for prosecuting crimes (harmful acts). When these laws are violated, federal or state government authorities, such as the FBI, ATF, Immigration, state police, or local law enforcement officers, may file criminal charges.
Federal and state criminal codes delineate the rights of people accused and the criminal process, including:
- Initial Complaint
- Arrest warrants
- Grand Juries Indictments
- Pre-trial hearings
- Jury selection
- Bond Hearings and the Right to Bail
- Post-trial remedies.
Crimes are divided into misdemeanors and felonies. In criminal law, a guilty defendant is punished by either incarceration in a jail or prison, probation or by a fine paid to the government, or, in extreme cases, execution. The lawyers at Albert M. Quirantes and Associates know the law and can fight to win or reduce charges and punishment in order to obtain the best possible outcome.
From the moment you are first charged or accused it is important to remember your rights. Two of the most essential things to remember are that you have the right to remain silent, until you consult with an attorney and an attorney will protect your legal rights. Mr. Quirantes and his associates will not only protect your rights but make sure you understand the charges filed against you, the available defenses, the plea bargains that may be available, and the penalties and fines you may expect if convicted.
If you are arrested, accused of a crime, or learn you are the subject of a criminal investigation, Albert M. Quirantes can help you make sense of what is happening. If you have never faced criminal charges before, you may not be aware of all the consequences and the criminal process going on around you. Our job is to simplify the legal maze and explain the process to you in plain terms.
When you face serious criminal allegations, contacting an attorney as soon as possible is crucial.
Attorney Albert M. Quirantes is here to defend your criminal charges in Florida.