For something to be considered a criminal offense, it must be specifically banned in the criminal statutes. There is an extensive range of crimes, ranging from those related to controlled substances to crimes protecting the public and to those protecting property.
When the government accuses an individual of committing a crime, that individual's liberty is at stake. The Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution includes important safeguards to protect the accused from injustice, including protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, the right to a jury trial, the right to a speedy trial, the right to remain silent, and the right to an attorney, who will advocate for you and make sure your rights are protected.
Criminal law covers a wide range of offenses in both Florida and Federal law. Charges could relate to:
- Drunk Driving (DUI)
- Boating Under the Influence (BUI)
- Drug Offenses
- Marijuana Offenses
- Domestic Violence
- Violent Crimes
- Theft / Property Crimes
- Violation of Probation
If you face criminal charges, you need an attorney who is passionate about and dedicated to fighting for your rights. We represent individuals in Indian River County and surrounding areas, including Palm Beach County. Nicole Cotton is available to speak and/or meet with you after normal business hours and your initial consultation is always free. The office can be reached by phone 772.589.0055 or by email at Nicole@CottonPA.com. Contact will be made with you that same day.