Florida lawmakers continue to pass increasingly harsh penalties and sentencing guidelines for those accused of criminal activity. As a result, the array of crimes that are considered serious are ever increasing. If you or a loved one is charged with a serious crime, your life and liberty can be on the line. The criminal defense attorneys of Denmon & Denmon have handled numerous cases that have involved the most serious of crimes. See what our former clients have to say about our work.
For your convenience, we have included a list of our practice areas for criminal defense in the Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough Counties.
Denmon & Denmon Criminal Defense Practice Areas
- Serious Crimes - Crimes such as murder, attempted murder, and rape can land someone in jail for life or worse.
- Domestic Violence Crimes - Charges for abusing a spouse or family member can be detrimental to your career and your reputation if they are not addressed properly.
- Drug Crimes - From dealing to possession, crimes involving drugs carry some of the most brutal ramifications with them, including multi-decade prison sentences.
- Theft Charges - Sentences for stealing from a person or business entity has the possibility of jail time, fines, and community service.
- Traffic Offenses - Traffic violations can result in increased insurance rates and, in some cases, a suspended license.
- Juvenile Crimes - Crimes committed by juveniles can have consequences that stay with them for many years — sometimes life.
- Assault and Battery - A victim of this crime could be awarded compensation at your expense. You may also be facing fines, imprisonment, or both. In some cases, this can be a felony crime.
Our Tampa criminal defense lawyers at Denmon & Denmon have handled cases in every area that we practice and have received a great deal of not guilty verdicts and sentence reductions. We aim to keep you out of jail and enable you to continue living your life.
1. I don’t want my case to go to trial. How can an attorney help me?
She can often negotiate to reach a successful resolution or an outright dismissal of your case before it reaches trial.
2. What happens in pre-trial negotiations?
An unlawful stop, search, or seizure and statutory privilege are both reasons for evidence to be dismissed before the trial begins.
3. What defenses are there during the trial?
In an affirmative defense, the criminal attorney will acknowledge the act alleged by the prosecutor, but will argue that the act was legally justifiable.
4. What are the steps in a criminal trial?
An arraignment will occur 4-6 weeks after your arrest. You can enter a guilty or not guilty plea on the criminal charges against you. The state can then choose to file the charges against you, add more, or remove the charges altogether. An attorney can attend this hearing in your stead and speak on your behalf.
If the prosecution determines that they have a case, the pretrial proceedings will continue over the next few weeks. This step will determine whether or not the case will go to trial.