Every person accused of a crime is entitled to due process of law and a fair and impartial resolution of the charges. The procedure is very complex. An experienced federal criminal defense lawyer can guide you through the process, protect your rights, and get the best resolution possible.
Am I Entitled to Release on Personal Recognizance or Bond?
If you or a loved one have been arrested for a federal offense you are entitled to a detention hearing. Under the Bail Reform Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3141, a person awaiting trial on a federal offense may be released on personal recognizance or bond. Florida’s county jails face potential overcrowding due to the coronavirus pandemic. If you have been arrested for a federal offense you could be spending several extra months in jail in a very unsafe environment unless you are released or personal recognizance or bond while your case is being resolved.
Am I Entitled to a Fair Trial?
If you have been charged with a criminal offense you have a right to a fair trial. Occasionally, the government improperly charges a defendant with an enhanced offense or an offense that the defendant is not guilty of. A federal criminal defense attorney may be able to have the charges dismiss or reduced based on the facts and the law. The Sixth Amendment provides that every criminal defendant has the right to a fair and impartial jury trial. But, jury selection and trials have been suspended due to the coronavirus and almost all other court proceedings are being conducted remotely if possible, which has made the process more complex.
Do I Have a Right to Appeal?
If you have been convicted of a felony you have a right to appeal the conviction and sentence. Occasionally, the government oversteps the line between a legal conviction and an illegal conviction. An appeal is a process where a case is reviewed by a higher court. For example, after a conviction, a defendant may ask the appeals court to reverse the conviction because the cops obtained evidence illegally and the judge improperly refused to throw it out. The error resulted in an illegal conviction or sentence. Appeals function to correct errors made by the police, the prosecutor, the judge, and the jury.
Can I Have My Probation or Supervised Release Modified or Terminated?
If you have been placed on federal probation or supervised release you may be eligible for modification or termination of your probation or supervised release. Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3564, and § 3583, a judge may terminate a term of probation or supervised release. If you have been arrested for a violation of supervised release it is critical that you contact a federal criminal defense attorney for assistance.
Should I Contact a Federal Criminal Defense Attorney?
If you or a loved one have been arrested or convicted of a felony, it is important that you discuss your situation with an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer to learn about your rights and options. If you have been placed on probation or arrested for a violation of supervised release it is important to speak with an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer. The laws are complex. If you have been arrested or convicted or accused of a violation of probation or supervised release in the Tampa Bay area, you may need the assistance of an experienced federal criminal defense attorney to get a favorable resolution.
Why Fernandez & Hernandez?
The attorneys at Fernandez and Hernandez have experience defending federal criminal charges and will work vigorously to protect your rights, and in many cases, may be able to prevent a conviction or resolve the matter without incarceration. The criminal defense attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez have the federal experience necessary to deal with and resolve federal charges and violations of probation and supervised release issues. The attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez are bilingual and will provide a free and confidential consultation so that you can discuss your case. Our firm has represented many defendants charged with federal criminal offenses. Many of these proceedings have resulted in favorable resolutions. The criminal defense attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez can help you understand all of your options.
The experienced criminal defense attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez aggressively represent their clients. Daniel J. Fernandez has represented clients in federal criminal cases throughout the United States.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for a federal criminal offense or a violation of probation or supervised release in the Tampa Bay area and needs help, Fernandez & Hernandez will guide you through the process. Fernandez & Hernandez can assist you in getting the outcome you deserve. Federal cases are complex. Fernandez & Hernandez may be able to help you find a solution.
Federal criminal defense attorney Daniel J. Fernandez has experience with federal charges and will work diligently to get your situation resolved favorably. Attorney Daniel J. Fernandez can help guide you through the process.
If you or a loved one need legal assistance with a federal offense or probation or supervised release violation call Tampa Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Daniel J. Fernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez at 813-229-5353.