Gainesville Criminal Defense Services
Helping Residents of North-Central Florida Fight Criminal Charges
At the Law Offices of Edwards & Jones, we represent people charged with criminal offenses throughout North-Central Florida. These charges often carry the threat of significant fines and jail time, which can wreak havoc on the accused and their loved ones.
Practicing in both state and federal courts, our Gainesville criminal defense attorneys work diligently to assemble persuasive defenses for our clients, helping them explore every opportunity to reduce or eliminate the impact of their charges. We are constantly on guard to protect your rights – a member of our firm is available 24/7.
Contact us online or call (352) 329-3632 to request a free initial consultation.
Whether you are a first-time offender or have a past criminal record, the hand of the government can be extremely heavy. You will need to partner with an attorney who is prepared to offer a persuasive defense on your behalf. At Law Offices of Edwards & Jones, we know how to prepare and deliver aggressive defense strategies that can combat the allegations made by state prosecutors.
Whether you were charged with a traffic offense, a violent crime, a drug crime, a sex offense, or a federal crime, you can count on our Gainesville criminal defense lawyers to defend you tirelessly.
Know Your Rights & When to Assert Them
One of the most important rights available to a criminal defendant is the right to an attorney. As established by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Constitution guarantees a person suspected or accused of a crime the opportunity to enlist professional legal representation. This gives you the right to have a lawyer represent you in trial and to have a lawyer by your side during the initial investigation and questioning, as well as any plea-bargaining negotiations.
You also have the right to remain silent during an interrogation or arrest. Remember: You do not need to say anything to a police officer without a lawyer present, although you may be required to show the police your ID under some circumstances.
Courts typically refer to these combined rights as Miranda rights. A police officer is required to inform a person in custody of his or her Miranda rights – including the right to remain silent and the right to legal counsel – before interrogating them. The police also need to make clear that anything you say may later be used against you in court.
Call the Law Offices of Edwards & Jones
Are you facing serious criminal charges in Gainesville? Our team understands what is at stake and recognizes your need for dependable legal counsel. We are prepared to fight for your rights, interests, and freedoms. Our goal is to minimize or completely eliminate the negative consequences that are associated with a criminal conviction.
Give us a call at (352) 329-3632 to get started on your case today.
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