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If you have been accused of a crime in Safety Harbor or surrounding area, now is the time to call Katz & Phillips, P.A. You will need to make many decisions when police believe you broke the law, from how to respond to questioning, to how to plead, to what evidence to present in court. You need to be fully informed at every step of your case so you can best protect your legal rights.

Attorneys at Katz & Phillips, P.A. include former prosecutors and former FBI agents, as well as Board Certified specialists in DUI defense. Newsweek has recognized our lawyers among the leading criminal defense professionals in 2013 and our litigators have been named among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers and among the Rising Stars. We take our commitment to our clients seriously and we will be there to help you as your case moves through the criminal justice system.

How Are Crimes Punishable in Safety Harbor?

Being accused of a crime or convicted of breaking the law can have a lasting impact. You could face consequences including:

  • Incarceration
  • Fines and court costs
  • An ignition interlock device on your car for DUI offenders
  • A restricted driving license
  • A criminal record
  • Difficulty finding employment
  • Required counseling
  • Community service
  • Probation

The penalties you face depend on the type of crimes you have been accused of. Generally, federal crimes and felonies can result in the most serious consequences, but even a misdemeanor can lead to jail time and thousands of dollars in fees and fines.

There is never any guarantee of avoiding conviction when accused of a crime, but Katz & Phillips, P.A. will do everything possible to help you end your case with a not guilty verdict or with the minimum penalties under the circumstances. From negotiating a plea bargain to raising doubt about guilt to getting charges dropped to defending you in court, we will use every tactic appropriate to your case to help you pursue the most favorable outcome.

Comprehensive Legal Defense

Katz & Phillips, P.A. has represented clients in or near Safety Harbor in many criminal cases, including:

  • Drunk driving
  • Sex crimes
  • Drug crimes
  • Theft and property crimes
  • Federal crimes
  • White collar crimes
  • Domestic violence
  • Internet crimes
  • Violent crimes
  • Weapons violations
  • Probation violations
  • Parole violations

It is important to remember that you are always innocent until proven guilty. This means that if you can prevent evidence from being used against you, you may be able to avoid conviction due to lack of proof. Our attorneys will look carefully at whether your Fourth Amendment rights or other Constitutional protections were violated. We will also explore ways to introduce doubt in court, to get charges dropped or to raise affirmative defenses.

Call as soon as possible after you are accused of a crime so we can explain your options and begin working on a defense strategy. Katz & Phillips, P.A. is here any time to take your call and provide the legal assistance you need. Contact us now to arrange a free consultation.