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TAMPA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
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If not already enrolled in DUI School, please do so immediately. If you live in Hillsborough County, you can enroll in DUI School at: www.duicounterattack.com. If you live outside of Hillsborough county, please go to: www.hsmv.state.fl.us, search your phone book, or contact your local DHSMV for information.
If you have never previously had your privilege to drive suspended for a DUI offense, you may be eligible for an immediate hardship license. Within 10 days of your arrest, you can voluntarily waive or give up your rights to a DSHMV Formal Review Hearing. Although this waiver results in the automatic administrative suspension of your privilege to drive, it also triggers the DHSMV to allow for your immediate application for a hardship license. This legal strategy is designed to entirely circumvent the 30 or 90 day “hard suspension.” Most importantly, this approach is likely to keep you driving on an uninterrupted basis by using a hardship license. As you know, getting around in Florida without driving is very difficult.
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Everybody is entitled to a reasonable bond when arrested and accused of a crime. We are confident that we can help see you through this situation and handle your case efficiently and effectively.
What separates armed robbery from many other theft crimes is the use of force, violence, assault or placing a person in fear, while depriving them of their property.
Did you receive a traffic citation for a moving violation after a crash involving serious bodily injury or death? We can help with both the civil infraction side and the civil side.
Those convicted of credit card fraud in Florida are often subjected to steep penalties, so understanding your legal options is crucial to your defense.
Direct appeals typically occur after a motion to suppress which was denied, a trial or a violation of probation hearing in both misdemeanor and felony cases.
The road to a sealed or expunged record can often times be a lengthy one. The Fernandez & Hernandez law office is here to make it the most stress free and easiest process possible. To erase your once haunting mistake.
A domestic violence arrest can occur after only one person has made an accusation without any other witnesses or proof.
Florida law allows eligible victims of domestic violence, repeat violence, dating violence, and stalking to obtain an injunction. An injunction, also referred to as a restraining order, is basically a “stay-away order”.
Driving while license suspended WITHOUT knowledge is a civil infraction which can add points to your license and lead to your license being suspended in the future.
You drank too much and drove home. It can happen to just about anyone. None of us are immune.
Individuals, businesses and alleged criminal enterprises can be charged with extortion and public officials and law enforcement officers may be charged with extortion if they accept money illegally in exchange for performing certain actions.
Many felony offenses committed while in actual possession of a firearm carry minimum mandatory prison sentences.
At both the state and federal court levels, there are many options for obtaining relief after a criminal conviction or sentence including the post-conviction relief of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel (3.850).
When dealing with accusations of murder or manslaughter, your life is on the line. If you ever see yourself facing a situation, such as this, there is no need to hesitate for assistance.
Violations of probation can happen very easily, and can occur if your probation officer has any reasonable grounds to believe you violated any of the terms of your probation in any material way.