Criminal charges of any nature are always serious. For those facing criminal charges or prosecution, the consequences can have a lifelong impact. The costs of a conviction, or even an arrest, can really impact a person’s life, possibly limiting future career opportunities or housing availability, as well as creating other serious problems.
Those that have been charged with any criminal act, no matter how big or small, must have the representation of a qualified criminal defense attorney who can protect them from experiencing severe criminal consequences. If you have been charged with a crime in the Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach Counties, a criminal defense attorney at GMV Law Group can help you understand the challenges you are facing and provide you with the experienced representation.
In the state of Florida, DUI is considered a “wobbler offense.” That means it can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances. If you get charged with the latter, a felony DUI is a very serious charge with life-changing consequences if convicted. If you’re facing a felony DUI charge, it’s crucial to consult with an experienced DUI defense attorney as soon as possible to begin building your defense. Read More
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a “wobbler offence” in Florida, meaning that it can be charged as either a misdemeanor or as a felony, depending on the circumstances. First or even second DUIs with no aggravating factors will usually be charged as a misdemeanor, however even a misdemeanor DUI can have serious consequences if convicted. Read More
Due to Florida's location and role in drug trafficking in the United States, Florida has very severe drug laws. Even possession of drug paraphernalia can be punishable by up to one year in jail, but controlled substance charges carry the strictest penalties. If you are facing a controlled substance charge such as possessing, trafficking, or manufacturing a controlled substance, it's important to seek experienced counsel from a Florida controlled substance defense attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights. Read More
The majority of criminal charges in Florida are based on violation of local or state laws. A federal offense involves a violation of a federal law or criminal conduct that crossed state lines. When a criminal action violates state and federal laws, both the federal and state government can choose to pursue charges. One agency generally defers to the other to prosecute the case, but the other can pursue charges when the first fails. Read More
When someone is convicted of a crime in Florida, probation is commonly ordered as part of a sentence instead of serving a full jail or prison term. As part of this conditional release, the defendant is required to comply with all terms and conditions of his or her probation and failing to do so can result in a probation violation (PV) as well as a jail or prison sentence. If you have been accused of violating probation, it’s important to consult with an experienced probation violation defence attorney to protect your rights and fight the charge. Read More
Weapons and firearms charges are common in Florida and carry stiff penalties. Under Florida law, some people are not allowed to legally own or possess a firearm. Even if you are legally allowed to have a gun, there are restrictions on where it can be taken. If you are charged with a firearms and weapons charge, you may be subject to a mandatory prison sentence if convicted under the 10/20/Life statute and punishments are even more severe if you have a criminal record. Read More
The Florida appeals lawyers at GMV Law Group, LLP handle criminal appeals cases involving weapons charges, drug charges, and more. In most cases, we are retained to file an appeal after a final hearing, sentencing, or criminal conviction. Our appellate team will work tirelessly on your behalf and fight to win your appeal. Read More
Florida takes sex offenses very seriously with stiff penalties if you are convicted. These offenses carry some of the harshest penalties under Florida law which allows for life-changing penalties. A sex offense conviction can carry not only legal but social penalties and limit your ability to find housing and gainful employment. Unfortunately, cases involving sex crimes are typically very complicated. If you have been charged with a sex crime, it's crucial to consult with an experienced sex crimes defense attorney in Florida as soon as possible to defend your reputation and protect your legal rights. Read More
For years, the team at GMV Law Group, LLP have been serving personal injury and criminal defense clients. With several years of trial experience, our team works together to make sure you get the compensation you deserve for your injury or your loved one is set free from jail.