What to Do If You Have Been Accused of a Crime

If you’ve been accused of a crime, your life will probably feel like it has changed forever. As a person who has been accused, you likely do not know what you can do next or understand your legal rights. Due to this, you need to act quickly and contact a criminal law attorney to ensure your future is protected. 

In the state of Florida, you should hire a lawyer before charges are officially filed. Prior to your charges being filed, our team at Harris Guidi Rosner, P.A. will begin gathering evidence in your defense and contact the assigned prosecutor. Our conversations can help guide the prosecutor into the right decision, quicker. It can also result in lesser charges being filed or even no charges filed at all.

While working with a lawyer, your attorney will take proactive measures that could lead to your charges being dismissed. A lawyer can speak on your behalf and convince the proper parties that they have the wrong person. Depending on the situation, your attorney may decide no action is the best course of action. A witness could recant testimony or test results could show your innocence before any charges are filed against you. 

When you work with a criminal law attorney, it is vital that you gather any physical evidence to support your defense such as receipts, GPS data, clothing, photos, etc. In addition, we recommend you put together a list of witnesses who can provide information about your whereabouts during the crime.

If charges are formally filed against you, your attorney will thoroughly investigate the crime and the prosecutor’s evidence, interview witnesses, talk to expert witnesses, and more. 

If you have been falsely accused of a crime, always speak to your attorney about any possible evidence against you,  never talk to the police without consulting with your attorney, or consent to a DNA test or other test without speaking to your attorney.

Hire a Jacksonville Criminal Law Attorney

If you are accused of a crime, contact our team at Harris Guidi Rosner, P.A. as soon as possible to protect yourself. If charges are filed against you, the State is required to provide “discovery,” a formal process of exchanging information between the parties about the witnesses and evidence to be presented at trial. This information is helpful to us and can often assist in building your defense.

It takes experience to properly review police reports, photographs, videos, and conduct depositions. Our team at Harris Guidi Rosner, P.A. has the knowledge to properly review these documents, interview witnesses, and conduct depositions to find possible defenses to your case. This experience is then used to prepare motions to challenge the State’s evidence at a hearing or prepare for trial.

At Harris Guidi Rosner, P.A., we have a team of defense lawyers who can help you in your time of need. We do not charge for our initial consultation on any criminal matter. We take the opportunity during our initial consultation to discuss your current situation, answer any questions you may have, and discuss how we can help with representation moving through the legal process. Our experience has shown that the earlier in the case that we are hired, the more we are able to help our clients in their time of need. 

If you have been accused of a crime, don’t hesitate, call us right away.  You need immediate legal representation experienced in handling criminal cases. 

The law firm of Harris Guidi Rosner, P.A. has been serving the people of Jacksonville and surrounding counties since 1976.  

To let the Harris Guidi Rosner, P.A. attorneys assist you with your criminal law case, call 904-777-7777 or click our Jacksonville criminal defense attorneys page to learn how we can help you. We have many years of experience in criminal law cases. We are based in Jacksonville, Florida.

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