Central Florida is a vacation destination for people throughout the nation. Beaches, warm weather and plenty of tourist attractions make it a prime location for fun in the sun. If you are a tourist who has found yourself in trouble with the law, we understand that you may be taken by surprise and worried about how your matter will be handled, particularly if you are not a Florida resident.
At The Umansky Law Firm in Orlando, we help tourists who are facing charges that include petit theft, shoplifting, theft, DUI, prostitution and solicitation, and other crimes. We can make your defense our top priority and seek reduced or dismissed charges on your behalf. We offer free consultations - schedule yours by calling 407-228-3838.
Resolving Criminal Cases For Tourists
When you are accused of a crime in another state, it is important to have an attorney on your side who fully understands the state's criminal laws and the criminal justice system. Our firm has extensive knowledge of these matters and can advise you on all of the options we have for seeking a solution to the charges you are facing:
- Pretrial diversion programs: Most frequently offered to first-time offenders, pretrial diversion is an option that is designed to provide monitoring, support and education to prevent any future offenses. Participants find that these types of programs are similar to probation, as you may be required to complete and/or comply with treatment, education classes, community service, random drug testing, report to an official on a regular basis and stay out of trouble with the law. Upon completion of a pretrial diversion program, you are able to legally say that you have never been convicted of a crime, as the program completion will result in your criminal case being dismissed.
- Plea or plea bargain: If a pretrial diversion program is not an option for you, we can work with the prosecutor's office to arrange a plea bargain. This is often an acceptance of a lesser charge and the resulting punishment. When organizing a plea, we look to see that the penalties are lessened and have a minimal impact on your life.
- Criminal trial: If we cannot secure a plea bargain, then the case will proceed to trial. This is the time where we are able to present all of the evidence on your behalf and argue for your innocence. We pride ourselves on our ability to articulate your situation in a way that a jury of your peers can understand.
Contact A Tourist Criminal Defense Lawyer
You need to know that these types of mistakes will follow and stay with you for a long time. A conviction can affect your freedom, liberties, ability to work – and worse, it will damage your reputation. Any type of criminal charge can pull you into the Florida criminal legal system, which can be both frightening and potentially embarrassing. Regardless of where you are from, it is important that you hire an experienced attorney to defend your constitutional rights and work toward a possible outcome that suits your best interests. Call or email us.
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