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Weston, FL 33326

Professional and Experienced Broward Defense Attorneys

Criminal law was designed to protect people and their property from harm, theft or damage. Since these crimes often involve violence, the possible penalties are quite stiff. The single most serious criminal charge under Florida law is 1st degree murder, which is a capital offense and may result in the death penalty. Of course, these cases are extremely rare. Most criminal cases involve less serious felony and misdemeanor charges.

A misdemeanor in the state of Florida is any crime that is punishable by up to one year in jail. Those convicted of the crime may also be ordered to pay a fine of up to $1000. The most common misdemeanor cases that come through the Florida courts are assault, battery, trespass, petit theft, and possession of marijuana. Though these charges are considered relatively minor offenses, they may remain on your criminal record indefinitely.

A far more serious charge, the federal government defines a felony as a crime that is punishable by imprisonment in excess of one year. Because it is a death penalty state, Florida has some of the harshest felony laws in the nation. These laws apply to both violent and non-violent offenders. The Sunshine State is famous (or infamous) for its minimum-mandatory prison sentences and fines for people who are convicted of the first degree felony of drug trafficking.

The state of Florida also has “life felonies,” which are punishable by life in prison without the possibility of parole, as well as a $15,000 fine. Homicide, kidnapping, sexual battery of a minor, carjacking, or robbery with a firearm or other deadly weapon, and lewd or lascivious molestation of a victim less than 12 years old are just a few of the crimes that may result in a life sentence in Florida State Prison.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a felony or misdemeanor in South Florida, The Law Firm of Evan H. Baron can help! An experienced criminal defense attorney, Mr. Baron has handled hundreds of criminal cases, from simple assault to capital murder trials. He spent five years as an assistant Public Defender in the Broward County Public Defender’s Office, where Mr. Baron was regarded as a skillful and savvy criminal defense attorney. He later left to start his own private practice in Weston, Florida.

As a private attorney, Mr. Baron continues to practice criminal law. He has handled hundreds of felony cases where defendants were charged with homicide, sex crimes, robbery, burglary, grand theft, and drug trafficking. Mr. Baron has been involved in jury and non-jury trials throughout the state of Florida.

To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys today, please call (954) 385-9160, or send us an email. Our offices are conveniently located in Weston, Florida and are accessible from all parts of Broward County.