Clermont, located in Lake County, is conveniently situated near Disney World and downtown Orlando. One of the fastest growing cities in Central Florida, it retains a scenic environment, featuring pristine lakes and rolling hills. But if you are charged with a crime, your ability to enjoy all this area has to offer is significantly compromised. After an arrest, it’s important to know you have the right to remain silent and to be represented by an attorney. Exercise your rights immediately by requesting a lawyer and declining to talk to police until your attorney arrives to advise you. The attorneys at Largey Law Firm have years of experience representing clients charged with crimes in Florida, and we are prepared to defend you no matter what allegations you face.
Common Examples of Criminal Cases
We represent people charged with a wide range of crimes, including
- DUI/DWI — We defend the rights of clients charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and work to help them avoid fines, jail time or the loss of their driving privileges.
- Drug crimes — While recreational drug use is common, drug crimes that involve trafficking in illegal substances or possessing a large quantity can result in stiff penalties, including jail time. We may be able to seek a reduced sentence or achieve a favorable plea bargain.
We also handle cases for clients who are charged with:
- Juvenile offenses
- Violent crimes
- Weapons charges
- Theft crimes
- White collar crimes
- Traffic violations
We assist with related issues such as warrants and represent those who seek to clear prior records through expungements. No matter what charge you face, you can trust a Clermont criminal defense attorney at Largey Law Firm to fight for your rights in the criminal justice system.
What Should You Do if You Are Arrested for an Alleged Crime?
A police officer usually can’t arrest you without a warrant or at least without knowing that a valid arrest warrant has been issued. However, a warrantless arrest may be legal if:
- The officer has probable cause to believe you committed or are committing a felony.
- The officer has probable cause to believe you committed certain misdemeanors, such as shoplifting, carrying a concealed weapon other than a firearm or possessing more than 20 grams of marijuana.
- You committed a misdemeanor in the officer’s presence.
Once you are arrested, you will be taken to the police station, where you may be fingerprinted and photographed and might be required to appear in a lineup. You have the right to:
- Know the crimes you have been charged with
- Have an attorney present during questioning and at all critical stages of your case, and may have an attorney appointed for you if you can’t afford one
- Refuse to answer questions
- Call your attorney, family, friends or a bail bondsman as soon as practical
You will be arraigned in front of a judge, who will ask you how you plead — guilty or not guilty — and will set your bail. It’s important to seek an attorney’s help as soon as you can. We will take the prompt and determined action you deserve in your defense.
Contact a dedicated Clermont Criminal Attorney to Get Started
Largey Law Firm in Clermont represents Floridians charged with crimes. To get the legal help you need, when you need it, call or contact us online for a free initial consultation. Se habla español.