Respected and Established Criminal Defense Professionals.
KISSIMMEE CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
HAVE YOU BEEN ARRESTED IN THE ORLANDO AREA?
If you or a loved one has been arrested in Kissimmee, Orlando, Orange County, or other surrounding areas, our
If you or a loved one has been arrested in Kissimmee, Orlando, Orange County, or other surrounding areas, our Kissimmee criminal defense lawyers at Melendez Law Offices, P.A. can help defend your rights.
OUR AREAS OF PRACTICE: DEVOTED TO DEFENDING YOUR RIGHTS
Whether officers are overly eager to make an arrest or not, officers should always adhere to strict arrest regulations and laws. It is their job to make the streets safer, but never at the cost of your constitutional rights.
If an officer has placed you under arrest without just cause, you should not have to face the negative repercussions of false imprisonment. We stand up against violations of rights and can defend you tirelessly.
We have extensive experience in criminal defense law and have successfully defended the rights of individuals who have faced an arrest for the following:
CRIMINAL DEFENSE FAQ
DO I NEED A LAWYER PRESENT AT MY ARRAIGNMENT?
Arraignment is usually where you first appear before a judge and enter a plea. You can plead either guilty or not guilty. It is acceptable to handle your arraignment without a lawyer, however, it is always best to have one by your side throughout the entire process. An experienced attorney can counsel you and advise you as to whether it may be possible to fight your charges or if a plea bargain is beneficial.
WHAT TYPE OF PENALTIES AM I FACING?
The severity and seriousness of your penalties will depend on the type of crime you have committed. For example, you may be required to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle if convicted of multiple DUIs. In most case, you will most likely be facing jail time, court fees, general fees, probation, community service, or other various penalties. Let us help you navigate the possibilities.
WHY DO I NEED A LAWYER IF I PLAN ON PLEADING GUILTY?
It is rarely a good idea to represent yourself in court. An experienced lawyer can try and negotiate a lighter sentence or lesser charge on your behalf. Those who choose to represent themselves will likely end up with worse punishments than those who have legal representation.
IF NO ONE WANTS TO PRESS CHARGES, DOES THAT MEAN MY CHARGES WILL BE DROPPED?
Not necessarily. After the police are involved and charges are filed, the alleged victim is no longer the one who determines if your case moves forward. A prosecutor that works for the state can pursue charges against you. A seasoned attorney may use the fact that a witness does not wish to press charges to fight your charges.
We all have rights – todos tenemos derechos.