Many people make the mistake of waiting until the police are at their door carrying them away in handcuffs. Most of the time, problems don’t just simply resolve themselves. This is particularly true if there is an allegation of some type of improper sexual contact with a minor. Another common situation is if a former employer is accusing you of embezzlement or if you are under investigation by the Florida Department of Revenue for a sales tax issue. If you hire a good experienced lawyer, many times an arrest can be avoided. There may be a very good explanation as to how or why the problem has arisen.
Some lawyers want to wait until their client is arrested to justify a bigger fee.
My philosophy is just the opposite.
I try to intervene early in the investigative process and when possible convince the prosecutor not to file a charge. Some of the best cases I have ever handled will never be public. The best arrest is the one that does not happen. The best result is the one no one ever hears of. When you are arrested it triggers a lot of problems. Your photograph shows up on Mugshots.com. It may also get you on television or in the newspapers. Even if later your case is dismissed, the damage in terms of publicity is already done.
It costs nothing to call for a confidential consultation. If you were involved in a hit and run with injury or property damage, do not wait until you are arrested. Many people in a hit and run situation think they can avoid being arrested by reporting their car stolen. That is a mistake. You are a lot better to pay a lawyer a smaller fee on the front end to avoid a huge fee if the situation gets worse. If you want to talk, call me at 941 366 3506
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