You have been charged with a crime in the state of Florida. Now what? The first step in your case may be an arrest, after which you will have an arraignment. This is your first appearance in court, during which you will receive your official charges and submit your “guilty” or “not guilty” plea. In this hearing, your bond will also be set, and the judge will determine whether or not a preliminary hearing—the purpose of which is to determine if there is enough evidence to send your case to trial—is necessary. The bond hearing is also the point at which you must hire an attorney to defend your case; otherwise, the judge will appoint one for you.
Without a seasoned lawyer to defend your rights and build a solid case for you, even the smallest of charges can lead to big consequences if they’re not properly handled. The St. Augustine criminal attorneys at Canan Law have the skills and expertise you need to get the positive results you want. We represent clients who face a variety of charges, including:
Domestic violence injunctions
Violations of probation
Sealing/Expungement of criminal records
Don’t risk navigating through the tricky and complicated court system alone, or get stuck with second-rate representation. Contact the experienced St. Johns County criminal attorneys at Canan Law today to schedule a consultation and confidential case evaluation.