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Your life can be forever changed by a criminal conviction. If you have been charged with a crime, a Miami Beach criminal defense attorney can help you to fight a guilty verdict or to try to reduce the consequences of being convicted of an offense. Katz & Phillips, P.A. represents clients throughout the Miami Beach area and we are here and ready to help you any time you are being investigated or have been charged with a crime.

Call a Miami Beach Criminal Defense Attorney Right Away

When police show up at your door to question you or arrest you, it is a daunting experience. You need to make smart choices from the first moment you become involved in the criminal justice system. Remember your right to remain silent and do not incriminate yourself- and always exercise your right to a lawyer.

After arrest, you will be arraigned. A Miami Beach criminal defense attorney should be there, by your side, helping you decide how to plea and arguing that you should be released on your own recognizance or for a low bail.

After arraignment, your criminal lawyer will look into the prosecutor’s case. Pretrial motions will be made, which may include a request that the court forbid evidence from being used if it was obtained illegally. Your lawyer may ask the court to dismiss the case if there is not sufficient evidence. Your attorney will also investigate defenses that could be raised.

A criminal defense lawyer may talk to the prosecutor on your behalf during this pretrial phase to try to negotiate a plea agreement. Prosecutors sometimes reduce charges or recommend light sentences for a guilty plea.  You don’t ever have to plead guilty though- your lawyer will help you to decide on the best course of action.

If your case goes to court, your Miami Beach criminal defense lawyer will work hard to help make the jury doubt your guilt. You can raise affirmative defenses, or make the jury question the evidence against you. You don’t have to show you are innocent to be found not guilty– just as long as the prosecutor doesn’t prove the case.

When Can a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Miami Beach Help You?

You should be represented by a criminal defense lawyer in Miami Beach who has helped other clients charged with a similar crime. Katz & Phillips, P.A. provide representation to clients accused of:

  • Drug offenses
  • DUI / DWI
  • Juvenile offenses
  • Robbery, theft, shoplifting, and larceny
  • Assault, homicide, and violent offenses
  • Sex offenses

Our attorneys care about our clients and we will work hard to help try to keep you out of jail.

Call Katz & Phillips, P.A. Today

If you or someone you care about has been arrested, we are here to help you.  Call Katz & Phillips, P.A. any time at (321) 420-1284 to talk to a Miami Beach criminal defense lawyer about your case.  Our attorneys have been recognized by Newsweek as top criminal defense lawyers, and we have been the recipients of client distinction awards.  Learn how we can put our legal knowledge to work as you fight your criminal charges.