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A Hialeah criminal defense attorney provides representation if you have been accused of violating the law. Criminal charges could mean jail time, probation, fines, and other penalties that can change your life. You need to make informed, strategic choices when responding to charges.  An attorney at Katz & Phillips, P.A. will be there every step of the way to help.

How a Hialeah Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help You

Katz & Phillips, P.A. represents clients throughout the Hialeah area who are being investigated for criminal activity or who have been charged with a crime. We can provide legal representation if you are facing charges for:

  • Drunk and drugged driving
  • Hit and run collisions
  • Drug crimes
  • Juvenile offenses
  • Sex offenses
  • Violent crimes
  • Theft
  • Vandalism
  • Domestic violence

You have the right to remain silent and not incriminate yourself if you are questioned by police. Your attorney can be there to advise you on whether to respond to inquiries and to help you avoid saying something you should not.

Your criminal defense lawyer will also represent you at arraignment to help you argue for bail and decide how to plead, and will file all necessary pre-trial motions in your case including a motion to suppress evidence collected in violation of your rights.  If you want to negotiate a plea deal, your attorney can talk to the prosecutor for you. If you want to plead not guilty, your attorney will represent you in court.

Responding to Criminal Charges in Hialeah

A prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty before you can be convicted of an offense. An attorney’s job is to help introduce doubt. Your Hialeah criminal defense lawyer can create a strategic plan for how to present your case at trial.  You may be able to raise affirmative defenses, such as claiming self-defense if you were charged with the crime of assault.  You may also be able to present an alternative theory of the crime or to make the jury question the credibility of the witnesses who are testifying for the prosecution.

There is never a guarantee in any criminal case. You may be innocent of the criminal acts you are accused of and still found guilty, or you may have done something wrong and still be able to avoid conviction.  The only way to protect your future is to respond proactively to the charges that you face and to ensure you make the right choices as you navigate the criminal justice system. Your lawyer will be there to help you.

Contact a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Hialeah Today

Attorneys at Katz & Phillips, P.A. have been named as leading criminal defense attorneys by Newsweek, and as Super Lawyers Rising Stars. We have won client distinction awards, and our firm is accredited by the BBB. Our reputation is built on our dedicated efforts to help our clients who have been accused of criminal acts. To learn more about how we can help with your case, contact Katz & Phillips, P.A. today at (321) 420-1284 to speak with a criminal defense lawyer in Hialeah.