PROVIDING OUR CLIENTS WITH AGGRESSIVE LEGAL REPRESENTATION
If you or a loved one have been accused of or arrested for a crime, you may be scared and unsure of what your next steps should be. Having a knowledgeable attorney on your side to alleviate your stress, handle the case legalities, and fight for your rights and interests is very important. The Brevard Country criminal defense attorney at Hager & Schwartz, P.A. can help you learn more about the charges, potential penalties, and your best options.
Once you retain our services, our legal team can help you build a strong, individualized defense strategy, prepare for an interview during an investigation, and/or negotiate a plea deal with the prosecution. Our attorneys are former state prosecutors, and as we understand how the other side thinks, we can work to poke holes in the prosecution’s case using a host of defense tactics, such as challenging evidence, investigating police conduct, or establishing a sound alibi.
Contact our Brevard County attorneys for help today by calling (305) 330-1360 orreaching out online.
CASES WE HANDLE
The attorneys at Hager & Schwartz, P.A. are committed to helping our clients achieve the best possible results in their cases. We understand how frightening it can be to get arrested and/or be charged with a crime, which is why our team assists clients throughout the entire criminal process. Whether you need help in the face of formal charges, an arrest, or an investigation, our attorneys can help you understand your legal rights and options and advise you of the best course of action.
We assist clients with a variety of criminal cases, including but not limited to:
Depending on the specific offense, you may either be charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense. The penalties increase based on the nature of the crime. Under Florida Statute § 775.082and § 775.083, the breakdown for the consequences of a conviction is as follows.
First-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year of imprisonment and a fine of no more than $1,000
Second-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a fine of no more than $500
Capital felony, punishable by death
Life felony, punishable by life in prison and a fine of no more than $15,000
First-degree felony, punishable by up to 30 years of imprisonment and a fine of no more than $10,000
Second-degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years of imprisonment and a fine of no more than $10,000
Third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years of imprisonment and a fine of no more than $5,000
In addition to jail time and hefty fines, felony offense convictions further penalize people as they can affect a person’s:
Ability to obtain employment, educational opportunities, and loans
Reputation and social interactions
Ability to hold professional and hunting licenses
Second amendment rights
CHARGED WITH A CRIME IN BREVARD COUNTY?
Retaining the right attorney for your case can be a key determining factor in the outcome of the criminal case. You should be confident that your criminal defense attorney is providing you with the high-quality legal representation that you deserve.
At Hager & Schwartz, P.A., our attorneys have exclusively dedicated our practice to criminal defense cases, and we have over 35 years of collective experience. If you or a loved one are under investigation or have been charged with a crime, you can trust us as we:
Are AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for 15 years straight
Have been rated as Super Lawyers for a decade running