Should I contact a criminal defense attorney before making any statements in a criminal case?
Yes, contact a criminal defense attorney before making any statements in a criminal case. Even if you are told that the police just want to “question” you, or you are a “witness,” call a criminal attorney first.
Will I go to jail?
When facing criminal charges, jail time is always a possibility. The law firm of Cannella Criminal Law is committed to providing the best possible criminal defense. We always aggressively negotiate with the prosecution on our clients behalf.
Do I have to make a statement to the police?
Call us before you speak to the police at 813 282 9545.
What does it mean to be charged?
If you have been “charged” then you are formally being accused of a crime. A charge is not a conviction, but you should hire a criminal defense attorney to reduce your chances of being convicted.
You can be found guilty (convicted);
Found innocent or acquittal;
Charges can be dropped; or
Charges can be reduced to a lesser crime.
Is it possible to settle my case without a trial?
Yes, plea bargain is possible, and that is why it is important to hire a criminal defense attorney who will speak to the prosecutors and the judge on your behalf and negotiate a favorable disposition of your case without having to go to trial. Ultimately, the decision to accept or reject the prosecutions plea offer rests on the client.
Can I get my charges reduced or dismissed?
Both lawyer1 and lawyer2 always tries to negotiate for a reduction or dismissal of their clients’ charges.
Can bond be reduced?
As an experienced and knowledgeable criminal lawyers, lawyer1 and lawyer2 have been successful in getting numerous bonds reduced to more affordable amounts.