Answers to Your Criminal Defense Questions
Although most people have never been arrested or charged with a crime, when it does occur there are numerous questions they have about the consequences. Below are a few common ones for your information. For answers to all your criminal defense questions, contact our experienced criminal defense lawyers at Bogle Law.
I was arrested for DUI, do I really need an attorney?
In a word, yes. Although you may think you were obviously in the wrong because of a blood alcohol test, there are many things an attorney can do for you that will mitigate the circumstances. You can possibly save your license from being suspended and even have the case dropped, depending on the circumstances.
What sort of cases does your firm handle?
At Bogle Law we represent individuals in Charlotte County, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte and other South Florida communities that have been charged with both misdemeanor and felony crimes. We handle many types of criminal cases including DUI, theft, sex crimes, child abuse, expungements, as well as others.
Will I go to jail if I am charged with a misdemeanor?
Most misdemeanor offenses do not get jail time, unlike felony charges. If you are convicted, you will likely be required to pay fines, do community service and be under probation. However, every case is different and it is best to consult with one of our experienced attorneys to find out for sure.
Will I end up in jail if I am convicted?
Our office would need to have a consultation with you to obtain more information on your case. Depending on what your arrest was for, you may be able to jail time.
What is the difference between a dismissal and an expungement?
Dismissals take place when the prosecutor drops your case. This can occur when your case is reviewed and it is determined that evidence against you is not strong enough. Under some circumstances, a dismissal can occur when the defendant performs community service requested by the court.
An expungement refers to when the court records related to your case are eliminated. This allows you the opportunity to truthfully state on job applications that you have not been convicted of a crime.
Whatever your questions, you are free to call us anytime to discuss your legal situation. We are available to assist you with a free consultation.
Do you have questions regarding a criminal charge? Contact Bogle Law for assistance.