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Ocala Criminal Defense Attorneys

When you have been arrested for a criminal offense in Ocala, or you are facing charges for a criminal offense, it is time to seek advice from an experienced Ocala criminal defense attorney. Fighting criminal charges in Florida can be extremely complicated, and it is critical to have an advocate on your side who can strategize about the best defense strategies to help you avoid a criminal conviction. The dedicated team at Meldon Law can talk with you today about your case and can begin working on a potential defense.

Cases Our Ocala Criminal Defense Attorneys Take

Our Ocala criminal defense attorneys handle a variety of cases for defendants facing charges in Florida, including but not limited to:

  • Federal offenses, including fraud and computer crimes;
  • Drug-related charges, including possession, manufacture, and trafficking offenses;
  • Assault and other violent offenses;
  • Firearms or weapons charges;
  • Sex crimes, including forcible sex offenses; and
  • Drunk driving charges for DUIs.

After you have been arrested, or upon serving out your sentence after a conviction, our criminal defense lawyers in Ocala can also speak with you about the possibility of record sealing or expungement under Florida law.

Consequences of a Criminal Conviction in Ocala, FL

Consequences for a criminal conviction in Ocala, Florida are extremely serious. Both federal and state criminal convictions have significant penalties. A federal conviction can result in decades in prison and extraordinary monetary fines that can reach up to $1,000,000 for certain federal fraud offenses. Convictions for state criminal offenses are also severe, and can range from up to 1 year in jail for misdemeanor offenses to a life sentence or a death sentence for a felony offense conviction.

Beyond the penalties associated with a criminal sentence in Ocala, you should also know that consequences of a conviction can continue to affect you for years to come. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor or felony offense, you will have a criminal record. Having a criminal record can limit your ability to apply for or to be hired for certain jobs, and it can affect your ability to secure certain types of loans. For sex crimes convictions, you may also be required to be listed on the sex offender registry, which can have significant consequences in terms of your relationships with community members and your ability to live in certain places. Accordingly, it is critical to take every step you can to avoid having a criminal conviction.

Get Help Today from a Ocala Criminal Defense Attorney

Nobody in Ocala should ever face criminal charges on their own. To be sure, the consequences of a conviction can be severe. Not only can you face a sentence to jail or prison time along with high monetary fines, but you can also face continuing consequences once you have served out your sentence. Our experienced Ocala criminal defense attorneys will do everything we can to build the strongest possible defense based on the facts of your case. Contact Meldon Law today to learn more about defending against the charges you are facing.

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