If you have been arrested in Daytona Beach, you need a criminal defense lawyer like Attorney “Jake” Jackson who is willing, and able, to protect your rights under the law.
Misdemeanor offenses include relatively minor crimes, like trespass, disorderly conduct, many traffic offences, underage drinking, prostitution, and petty theft. A misdemeanor may result in fines and/or up to one year of County Jail or Probation. These types of offenses are adjudicated in County Court. Felony offenses, on the other hand, involve more serious crimes, like burglary, grand theft, most sex offenses, drug trafficking, arson, and murder. Felony cases are prosecuted in Circuit Court. These types of offenses can result in stiff fines and lengthy Prison sentences and/or long terms of Probation. Some crimes can be charged as misdemeanors or as felonies, depending on the circumstances, such as DUI, domestic violence, assault and battery. If the crime is a federal offense, it may be prosecuted in Federal Court.
Unfortunately, when you are arrested the prosecuting attorney is able to use the power and resources of the government against you, so it seems that the balance of justice is tipped in favor of the Prosecution. And, just because you have been arrested doesn’t mean that you are guilty of a crime. There may be sufficient grounds for dismissal due to a lack of probable cause, improper application of the law, or insufficient evidence. If you are charged with a crime, you will need an aggressive criminal defense lawyer who understands criminal law and who will carefully review and fight the charges pending against you. An experienced defense attorney can use his knowledge, trial technique and negotiation skills to help tip the balance of justice more in your favor.