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Miami Criminal Lawyer

Facing State or Federal criminal charges is a frightening experience.  This is especially true for a person who has never had contact with the criminal justice system, whether it be in Miami, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, or anywhere else. You need an experienced criminal lawyer on your side.

As practicing criminal defense lawyers, sometimes it’s easy to forget how traumatizing facing criminal charges can be from a client’s perspective:  Suddenly, you find yourself thrust into a world you never imagined you would be a part of, and subjected to indignities you never thought you would experience. The stress of being the subject of a criminal investigation or the trauma of being arrested and booked into a filthy, overcrowded jail can truly be overwhelming. It will make you question your most basic assumptions about what kind of person you are.

The first three things that go through your mind:

1) How will this affect my job?

2) How will this affect my family?

3) How will this impact the opinion everyone has of me?

A criminal conviction can also impact your ability to rent a home or live in certain communities. If you are not a citizen, a criminal conviction can even get you deported.

Fortunately, there’s a chance that your life can go back to normal. But timing is critical. You need to know your rights under the law and act to protect them immediately.

Don’t wait to get help.

Whether you are facing criminal charges in state court for misdemeanor or felony offenses or being investigated for a federal crime, timely intervention, negotiation, and preparation by an experienced  State & Federal criminal defense attorney is your best option.

Our law firm’s practice is exclusively limited to both State & Federal criminal defense in Miami, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, as well as other cities throughout the state of Florida.  We have a strong emphasis on the trial phase of legal advocacy. Our criminal attorneys have defended a wide range of state and federal criminal cases in Miami, FL and multiple other jurisdictions throughout the State. Miami criminal lawyer David EdelsteinThe experience we have gained defending clients as trial lawyers, along with a personal commitment to the people we represent, combine to offer the prospective client competent representation in a supportive, hands-on environment. As criminal defense attorneys, our philosophy is grounded in the strong belief that our clients should be fully informed about every aspect of their cases as it progresses and feel comfortable asking us to explain any legal issue they do not understand.

Over the past 20 years representing clients, the criminal lawyers of The Edelstein Firm have guided countless people through this emotional and legal maze with two goals in mind:

1) avoiding jail if at all possible, and,

2) avoiding a criminal conviction.

While every case is different, we do everything we can to minimize the effects of a criminal case on your life.

You want to put your case behind you and move on with your life. CALL US NOW for a CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION at (305) 538-4545.

Click here to learn more about the experience and qualifications of top rated criminal attorney David Edelstein as well as the other defense attorneys associated with the law firm.

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