The feeling of being placed under arrest is one like no other. Just a few minutes earlier, you were free to live your life as you chose to without having to answer to anyone. Now you are in the custody of the Lakeland Police Department and restricted to performing the actions they permit you to do. Jailhouse officials decide when you eat, go outdoors, and use the phone, ultimately ridding you of that past freedom, but all hope isn't lost. Your jail stay is temporary, and your Lakeland criminal defense lawyer can make sure of that.

There are many occasions where individuals find themselves locked in jail for longer than necessary. As someone who has yet to be sentenced, you are not required to stay in jail until your court date, but those without legal representation may believe the opposite. Your attorney can make you aware of your legal options for getting released from jail and help prepare you for your day in court. For this reason and many others, you should waste no time in acquiring an experienced attorney who can serve as your legal ally throughout the entirety of the case.

Common Criminal Offenses in Lakeland

When you are arrested for a crime, you find yourself in jail with individuals who are either accused or convicted of committing a range of criminal offenses. Some of the most common criminal offenses include:

While each crime has its own penalty, they all are serious offenses that can result in years in prison and hefty fines. Those who lack adequate legal counsel run the risk of receiving an unnecessarily long sentence. Best position yourself for a favorable ruling by taking the time immediately after your arrest to acquire a skilled attorney who will look out for your best interests.

Immediate Steps After a Lakeland Arrest

Your top priority after your arrest should be sourcing a lawyer who can help guide you through a successful case; however, many people allow the pre-trial period to pass without getting the necessary representation. When this happens, they are restricted to the services of a public defender or can choose to represent themselves, both of which are unfavorable options.

Public defenders rarely provide the accused with substantial legal services and often fail to meet their client's expectations. Serving as your own representation is also a poor decision as prosecutors who have dedicated their lives to the practice can easily dismantle whatever defense you bring forth. The most favorable choice you can make for your case is to acquire a Lakeland criminal defense lawyer with The Umansky Law Firm.

Criminal Defense in Lakeland You Can Trust

With over 60 years of combined experience, our attorneys have the skills to construct a solid defense.Trust us to provide your case with the legal attention it deserves and to keep you updated throughout every step of the process. We are ready and willing to do all things necessary to mitigate your case and try to get the charges lessened or even dismissed if possible. One poor decision should not alter the rest of your life. Get a much-needed second chance when you contact us today at 863-216-2435  for a free case review.

The Umansky Law Firm
2420 N Crystal Lake Dr.
Lakeland, FL 33801

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Recent Criminal
Case Results

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

CT-Driving Under the Influence Car (M1)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

Unlawful Speeding

Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwell/Struct/Veh; Child Abuse; Criminal Mischief; Battery (Domestic Violence)

No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

Attach Tag/Lic Plate To Unassigned Vehicle (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

DUI with Minor In Car or BAL of .20 or Higher

Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped


Charges Dropped

Scheme to Defraud(F3); Grand Theft(F3)

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed


Failed to Yield at Intersection

Not Guilty

Leave Scene Of A Crash W/Property Damage (M2)

Case Dropped

Motion to Modify and Impose a Withhold of Adjudication


Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped


Reduced to reckless driving

Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21

Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

Violation of Probation

Case Dismissed

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