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Miami Criminal Lawyer

If you are arrested and charged with a crime in the State of Florida, there may be many fears running through your mind. How will this affect my family? Will I lose my job? What do I do now? During this difficult time it is crucial to retain the services of an experienced and aggressive Miami criminal lawyer to build a solid defense and protect your future.

The Differences between Misdemeanors and Felonies

  • Misdemeanors in Florida are punishable by no more than one year in jail.
  • Florida felonies are punishable by more than a year in prison or, in extreme cases, the death penalty.
  • The County Court handles all Florida misdemeanor cases; the Circuit Court handles all Florida felony cases.
  • Felony convictions are extremely serious and involve more significant penalties.
  • Misdemeanor convictions, while not as serious as felony convictions, can still wreak havoc on your life and on your future.

Attorney Antonio Jimenez has successfully defended numerous misdemeanor and felony charges throughout the state of Florida. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor (such as drinking in public, prostitution, or trespassing) or you are facing serious felony charges (such as theft, sexual assault, burglary or even murder), you need an attorney on your side to fight aggressively for your rights. 

Probation Violations

If you are facing a violation of probation in Miami, an experienced criminal defense attorney can help get you reinstated or out on bond. Since there is no full trial for probation violations you will need aggressive legal representation in order to ensure that your freedom and your rights are protected.

In Florida probation violation cases the prosecutor only needs to prove his case before the Judge. While minor violations may only cause the probation to be reinstated, there are instances when a defendant receives a stricter form of probation. If a new crime was committed during your probation you run the risk of enduring increased jail time and more severe penalties for your transgressions. You deserve an experienced criminal attorney in Miami who will fight zealously to secure a favorable outcome to your case. In addition your lawyer should always fight for lesser charges, lighter sentences, and reduced jail time.

Cleaning your Criminal Record

A criminal record can follow you through life and adversely affect employment opportunities, relationships, and your future. In many cases the expungement process can clear criminal convictions from you record so you can move forward through life unhindered by your past transgressions. Antonio Jimenez can not only determine if you qualify for expungement but also file the necessary paperwork efficiently and appropriately. He has the experience you need to have your criminal case expunged or sealed.

Ready for Trial

Antonio Jimenez treats each case as if trial is the ultimate destination. This mindset fosters more thorough preparation and produces better outcomes. When a lawyer looks to avoid trial and, instead, settles your case, you can be sure a compromise is being made. The trial experience of a reputable criminal defense attorney gives you the winning edge. Cases are fought until the very end and clients walk away satisfied.

The Right Attorney on Your Side

If you are facing serious criminal charges in Miami, it is critical to have an aggressive Miami criminal lawyer on your side. As a former prosecutor, Antonio Jimenez understands how to aggressively attack the prosecution’s case to achieve favorable results for all of his clients. With years of experience both prosecuting and defending individuals accused of crimes committed in Florida he is prepared to give your case the best defense possible. Please contact Antonio Jimenez today for a free phone consultation.

Miami criminal lawyer Antonio Jimenez handles these types of criminal cases: