Experience in Both State & Federal Courts
Defending Your Rights Against State or Federal Charges in Miami
Whether you have been arrested by the Miami Police Department and are facing prosecution from the Miami Dade Office of the State Attorney or are being investigated by an agency of the Department of Justice, you can come to the Tomas Law Firm for skillful representation. When you hire our firm, you will be working with a Miami criminal defense attorney who has experience practicing in both state and federal courts. Many of the criminal defense lawyers in Miami and throughout Southern Florida do not have this level of experience. We have handled a wide variety of different types of criminal charges before state and federal judges and we know how to get results for our clients. In addition to being licensed to practice in states throughout Florida, Attorney Tomas is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts in the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, and even the Supreme Court of the United States.
State and federal courts share many things in common, but effectively litigating criminal charges in each of these venues requires different skills and knowledge. To begin with, state crimes are tried under the provisions of Title XLVI of the Florida Statutes, whereas federal crimes are contained in an entirely separate body of law, Title 18 of the United States Code. An attorney must have an exhaustive understanding of the statutes that define the criminal charges he or she is tasked with defending against, as well as the laws concerning the sentencing of such offenses in the event of a conviction. The penalties for a crime depend in large part on whether it is charged by state or federal prosecutors, just as the strategy for defending against the charges depends in large measure upon the specific wording of the statute. Our firm is intimately familiar with these statutes.
How We Can Help You
Our firm handles all types of criminal charges, and we know how to effectively approach cases in the state and federal courts of Miami. You can come to us if you have been arrested for a misdemeanor such as shoplifting, driving under the influence, assault, domestic violence or simple marijuana possession, as well as if you are charged with a major felony such as armed robbery, rape or murder. We also take on cases involving federal charges ranging from wire fraud, tax evasion and money laundering to drug trafficking and capital felonies. A Miami criminal lawyer from our team can assist you with every stage of the legal process.
Speak With a Miami Criminal Lawyer Now
We can speak on your behalf with investigators in an attempt to resolve the situation without an arrest. From questioning to grand jury proceedings and every other stage of the judicial process, we can be present with you, defending your rights and ensuring that you are treated fairly. We recognize that this may be one of the most challenging and stressful experiences that you have ever faced and we want to give you the support and defense that you deserve.
Take the first step now by contacting us for a free case evaluation to learn more about how we can help and to get started on a strategy for your defense.
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