Seasoned Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer
Have you been arrested and charged with a criminal offense in the Greater Tampa Bay area? Prosecutors will take an aggressive approach to prosecute the crime and make sure that justice is upheld. Of course, justice can be subjective, which is why you need an experienced attorney that knows how to help you navigate your circumstances for the best possible outcome.
There’s a reason that I say law is my greatest love because it is! What I love most about it is helping my clients succeed through difficult situations and come out on the other side with their head held high. Life’s challenges do not have to define you, especially when it comes to an arrest and potential prosecution.
Being Questioned by the Police? Here’s What to Do!
First and foremost, you must remain calm. Panicking will not help your situation and may even put you in more of a pickle since anything you say can be used against you in court. Apart from remaining calm, you should also be sure to remain respectful, and silent! You have that right!
If you or someone you love has been arrested, and Tampa law enforcement is asking you or members of your family to answer questions, you need to call us. Do not delay!
Always be respectful, remain calm, and tell the law enforcement officer that you will be glad to answer questions with your attorney present. Then contact Edwards Law at 813-244-8455. We’re available to talk to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Don’t give anyone the opportunity to trick you into making damaging statements that can affect the outcome of your case before it even gets started. This is especially true if you are innocent! When a serious crime has been committed, law enforcement officers are under an enormous amount of pressure to make an arrest and prosecute the perpetrator. Psychological studies confirm that innocent people can be manipulated, by law enforcement, into making false confessions.
Getting the conviction is the goal, not necessarily getting it right.
Fighting Your Criminal Charge in Tampa
Should you fight your charge? Yes, of course, you should! Our experienced criminal defense attorney will help you understand what’s at stake in terms of punishments, whether they can be reduced, or whether they should be thrown out completely. Determining the best option for defending against any criminal charges that you may be facing depends heavily on case-specific facts. Because of this, you should call us quickly and speak with our Tampa attorney ASAP. Waiting will not only cost you precious time but could make defending your situation more difficult.
Criminal Defense Cases We Handle
- Drug Crimes
- Traffic Citations