Broward County Criminal Defense Attorneys
Facing criminal charges in Florida means you need assistance from a Broward County criminal defense attorney. Developing a strong defense for any criminal charges in the state of Florida is complex, and requires an understanding of the specific elements of the offense. Our firm is here to assist you with your defense as you fight these charges.
Our Broward County Criminal Defense Attorneys Represent Clients in a Range of Cases
The Broward County criminal defense lawyers at Meldon Law serve clients in a wide range of criminal defense cases, including but not limited to the following:
- Domestic violence
- Drug charges;
- Weapons offenses;
- Fraud and white-collar crimes;
- Sex crimes; and
- Theft offenses.
Common Defenses in Criminal Cases in Broward County
There are many possible defenses that may be applicable in your case and that your Broward County criminal defense attorney may be able to raise. Broadly speaking, your criminal defense lawyer in Broward County will develop the best defense strategy by focusing on the elements of the crime for which you are facing charges. Yet there are a number of defenses that can be relevant across different kinds of criminal cases, such as:
- Alibi: You can prove that you were somewhere else, or that you were not at the scene of the crime, when the alleged act occurred;
- Self-defense: You can show that you engaged in an act that has resulted in criminal charges because you were defending yourself, or you were defending another person;
- Duress: You engaged in the act that has resulted in criminal charges because you were under duress at the time of the action;
- Lack of intent: Many criminal offenses require the prosecution to show that you had intent, or that you intended to commit a specific act, so you may be able to prove lack of intent as part of your defense strategy;
- Witness misidentification: If a witness identified you in a photo array or in an in-person lineup, you may be able to prove successfully that the witness misidentified you, or that the witness’s bias or prejudice resulted in a misidentification;
- Entrapment: You may be able to use entrapment as a defense if the government, including a law enforcement official, induced you to commit the act for which you are facing criminal charges;
- Consent: If you are facing certain sex crimes charges, consent may be a relevant defense; and
- Constitutional violation: Even if the prosecution has evidence to prove that you committed an act and that other elements of the offense can be met, you may be able to successfully defend against the charges if you can prove that a constitutional violation resulted in the prosecution obtaining that evidence, such as an unlawful search or seizure under the Fourth Amendment.
Contact a Broward County Criminal Defense Attorney Today
Are you facing criminal charges in Broward County? Our criminal defense attorneys in Broward County can discuss your case with you today. Contact Meldon Law to learn more about how we can assist you with your defense.