South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer
Serving the Residents of Southern Florida
Facing any kind of criminal charge can be immensely frightening, no matter whether you have been accused of a DUI or murder. In the state of Florida, there is on average one violent crime committed every 6 minutes and one property crime every 50 seconds. With statistics like this, law enforcement throughout the state is on high alert to keep residents as safe as possible; however, their attentiveness can have negative effects as well. In 2012, there were over 960,000 total arrests of both juveniles and adults in Florida alone. Unfortunately there is always room for false accusations and invalid reasons for arrest when law officers become overzealous in their efforts.
If you have been arrested or accused of certain criminal offenses, it is essential that you act quickly. Your best decision at this point is to choose an experienced and dedicated South Florida criminal defense attorney that can do everything in their power to reduce the consequences you face by skillfully presenting a strong defense on your behalf. At the Law Offices of Eric M. Matheny, P.A., our firm provides our clients with personalized service while aggressively fighting for their freedom. Whether that entails negotiating the best possible resolution or plea for a client's case, or trying the case before a jury, our legal team remains involved throughout the duration of the case.
Work as a Former Assistant State Attorney
Relying on Attorney Matheny's experience as a former prosecutor in Miami-Dade County, he can offer an insider's perspective on the justice system. This experience permits him to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a case, allowing him and his clients to make wise, informed decisions on how to proceed with their defense. When working as former prosecutor, Attorney Matheny developed extensive courtroom skills, gained insight into how the other side of the judicial system operates and dealt with numerous trials. Having this type of experience in litigation, Attorney Matheny has been able to establish a successful criminal defense practice in Miami Lakes that serves the areas of Miami-Dade County, Broward County and Palm Beach County.
Outstanding Legal Assistance in Criminal Defense
The laws in Florida are strict and upheld aggressively by law enforcement to ensure the safety of these communities. If you have been charged with a crime, it is vital for you to have someone working closely with you to avoid conviction. Harsh penalties can await those charged with any form of property or violent crime. Jail time and extensive fines are associated with serious offenses such as burglary, drug crimes and even DUI cases. Juveniles that are arrested in Florida consist of any minor under the age of 18 who may have committed a crime; however, juveniles can be tried as adults when it comes to certain felonies such as murder, sex crimes or gang-related offenses. This is especially true of juveniles between the ages of 14 and 18 years of age; those under the age of 14 will typically be considered children and never tried as adults.
Even seemingly minor offenses such as probation violations or being issued a ticket for a traffic offense, could potentially leave a stain on a person's record. We are experienced at representing those accused of misdemeanors, working to protect the rights of people served with restraining orders and even defend those that have received an unjust warrant for their arrest. Whatever the charges you may be dealing with, the sooner you take action, the better chance you may have at attaining a positive case result. With Attorney Matheny's experience as a former prosecutor coupled with the personal attention he gives when defending a case, you can feel confident that your situation will be handled as effectively as possible. Attorney Matheny is a relentless opponent when fighting for your rights.
Specified and Personal Help for Each Individual Case in South Florida
At the firm, lead criminal lawyer, Eric Matheny, has a history of success in providing clients with the level of representation they need to find a favorable outcome in their case. He has successfully defended dozens of individuals on all different accounts, and is always ready to take on even the most complicated cases. Whether your criminal charges include a minor misdemeanor or you have found yourself a repeat offender of the law, it is important to secure legal representation. The sooner you involve a South Florida criminal defense lawyer, the sooner you will have an aggressive defense on your side.
Attorney Matheny thoroughly investigates his clients' criminal charges to create an aggressive and effective strategy for each and every case he handles. Working with many clients over the years, he understands that no two cases will ever be the same. It may be true that two charges can be the same, but the background and the individual involved will always be different. As such, it is important to come up with innovative ways to defend each client, rather than using the cookie-cutter mold that larger law firms tend to favor. Voted as a 2012 Avvo Client's Choice lawyer for the field of Criminal Defense, Attorney Matheny has been ranked by both his peers and fellow legal advocates as a reliable, professional and successful lawyer.
Available 24 Hours a Day For Southern Florida Residents
To find out more about The Law Offices of Eric M. Matheny, P.A. and the services provided by Attorney Matheny, please do not hesitate to call our office today. Available to take your call 24 hours a day, it is our goal to serve our clients with exceptional customer service. In addition we also offer payment plans to help ease any financial stress you may experience when hiring an attorney. We serve clients in the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties and all throughout South Florida, providing exceptional legal resources and representation to all. If you have any additional questions, check out our FAQ page or feel free to contact us to receive the exemplary legal advice that you deserve.