Frequently Asked Questions
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After being arrested for a crime, it is common to face many questions and concerns about your rights and future. At the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. we will leave no question unanswered and no concern unaddressed. We understand how terrifying this circumstance is and we are committed to doing everything in our power to give you the peace of mind that we believe you deserve.
The criminal court system is both confusing and overwhelming. As such, we strongly advise you against navigating through the complexities that are ahead without an aggressive and experienced lawyer by your side. We will walk with you every step of the way and help you make every decision an informed decision. Take action immediately to begin building your defense strategies and defending your rights and future.
Upon arrest, the law enforcement officer did not read me my Miranda Rights. Does this affect my case?
In 1966 the United States Supreme Court declared that whenever an individual is taken into police custody, he or she must be informed of their Fifth Amendment rights. Before being questioned, the law enforcement officer is required to inform the individual of the following rights:
- The right to remain silent
- Anything you say or do may be used against you in a court of law
- The right to an attorney
- If you cannot afford an attorney one will be appointed to you
If a law enforcement officer fails to advise an individual of their Miranda Rights, all self-incriminating statements made by the individual in question cannot be used against them in criminal court. In addition, any evidence found as a result of the involuntary confession will likely be removed from the case.
What is the difference between juvenile court and criminal court?
Each state has set a maximum juvenile age. When an individual who is under the state's age limit commits a crime, they are given special protection and do not have all the same constitutional rights as an adult may have. Juvenile court procedures desire to rehabilitate the juvenile delinquent rather than punish them as they would an adult. However, there are certain cases in which a juvenile may commit a violent or serious crime and consequently be tried as an adult despite their age. When charged as an adult, the individual will face the same harsh penalties to which any other offender would be sentenced. If the juvenile offender is charged as a minor, the court system will most often focus on rehabilitation of the convicted individual. In other words, in an effort to divert the juvenile from future illegal and dangerous habits, the court will seek to restore the offender by requiring:
- Meetings with a probation officer
- Regular community service
When should I retain the representation of a criminal defense attorney?
Time is of the essence. After being arrested for a criminal offense, it is imperative that you retain the immediate representation of our aggressive and experienced attorneys. We strongly advise you against navigating through the complexities of the legal system alone. Without our effective defense strategies, it is more likely that your rights and legal options will be taken advantage of by law enforcement officers and prosecutors. Do not place your rights and future on the line. Act today ! Enlist the assistance of an attorney the moment you are made aware of your arrest or criminal allegations. Even if formal charges have not yet been filed against you, securing a legal professional could be in your best interest. Take advantage of our free initial consultation in order to learn about your rights and legal options. We will help your remain completely informed every step of the way.
Why should I hire a private attorney?
When you are arrested for a criminal offense, the law enforcement officer performing the arrest will inform you of your rights under the Fifth Amendment. These Miranda Rights include your right to an attorney. If you cannot afford a lawyer, the state will provide you with a public attorney. We urge you to avoid this option unless it is an absolute necessity. Public offenders are assigned to numerous cases at once and will not give your case the attention it deserves. They are overworked and unable to offer you the personalized and effective defense strategies that a private lawyer can offer. Our private legal professionals will stand by your side every step of the way and tirelessly work to protect your rights, future, and freedom. You can be confident that we will leave no stone unturned in our investigation of your case. We are passionate about what we do and will relentlessly serve as your advocates.
What can your firm do for me?
When you secure the unmatched representation of the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A., you will receive the attention and personalized legal solutions that you need. Our experienced and dedicated criminal defense lawyer is a former prosecutor who can offer you insight that not all criminal defense law firms can provide. Lead Attorney Michael Mirer has an in depth understanding of the Florida criminal court system and will build an aggressive and effective defense strategy on your behalf. We will address all of your concerns and answer all of your questions in order to give you the peace of mind that you deserve. Attorney Mirer knows exactly how to defend your rights and can utilize and exhaust his resources in order to do so on your behalf. We will use our legal knowledge and experience to work toward the following:
- The protection of your Constitutional rights
- The reduction of your charges or dismissal of your case
- The resolution of your case with the best possible outcome
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Our lead attorney, Michael Mirer, stands at the ready to help you get through this difficult time. We look forward to the opportunity to review your case and inform you of your rights and legal options.
During your free initial case evaluation, we will set forth a plan of action to help you attain a brighter future. You can be confident in our personalized defense strategies and aggressive representatives. Begin building your defense today - contact The Law Office Of Michael Mirer, P.A.!
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