Fort Myers Criminal Defense Attorneys
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if I’m arrested?
If you are arrested for any type of criminal offense or for any reason whatsoever, you will need to decide whether to enact your right to remain silent and your right to an attorney. This is one of the most important decisions you can make. If you decide to undergo questioning by law enforcement after your arrest, without an attorney present, everything that you say or do can be used as evidence against you. In cooperating, you may unintentionally say or do something which works against you in your case.
How can a defense lawyer help?
An experienced criminal defense lawyer can discuss your arrest or charges with you in order to help you determine what to do. You probably have questions you would like to ask and specific concerns that you would like addressed. A lawyer can do this for you, enabling you to make the decision that is best for your particular situation.
What types of crimes are there?
Criminal offenses are classified according to their potential penalties. A felony is the most serious offense and is punishable by at least 1 year in a state correctional facility, or by the death penalty. A misdemeanor is punishable by up to 1 year in a county correctional facility, and an infraction is an offense which is punishable by fine only and no imprisonment.
What kind of cases does your firm handle?
At Musca Law, our attorneys take on all types of criminal cases in state, federal and juvenile court. This includes such offenses as DUI, domestic violence, theft crimes, drug crimes, violent crimes, sex crimes, Florida quick divorce, white collar crimes and traffic offenses as well. We help clients throughout all of Lee County, Florida, including in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs and the surrounding areas.
Can I clear my criminal record?
It is possible that you may qualify for expungement if you have a conviction or arrest on your criminal record. Expungement basically involves the clearing or sealing of your criminal record, enabling you to legally answer “no” to questions regarding whether you have a criminal record. This can help with employment and obtaining certain loans and professional licenses, and it can bring you a valuable peace of mind and fresh start.
Contact a Fort Myers defense attorney at Musca Law regarding your criminal charges!