When you’ve been charged with a crime, the consequences can be serious and frightening. Often, it’s a good idea to talk to a top Palm Beach lawyer to have your case assessed and for advice on how to move forward. Many times, a criminal lawyer will specialize in various types of areas, so it can be highly beneficial to your case to arrange for a consultation.
What Does a Criminal Lawyer Do?
A criminal lawyer or defense attorney will represent someone who has been charged with either a misdemeanor or felony. Misdemeanor charges are less serious and could result in a year or less in prison or the person could be fined and given community service, probation or court supervision. A felony on the other hand is way more serious and if found guilty, a person could go to prison for more than a year or possibly face the death penalty.
How Do You Know You Need a Top Palm Beach Lawyer?
Because misdemeanors and felonies carry a possible prison sentence, a person should consult with a top Palm Beach lawyer at the earliest opportunity. If you are charged with petty theft, prostitution, public intoxication, marijuana possession, disorderly conduct, trespassing, vandalism, reckless driving or some other misdemeanor, you should talk to a lawyer.
Felonies are the most serious of charges a person could face, and a few examples include; rape, murder, kidnapping, treason, arson, robbery, burglary, grand theft/larceny, aggravated assault/battery, various types of fraud and intent to distribute certain kinds of having certain quantities of illegal drugs. All of these charges carry substantial prison time, so having a good criminal lawyer is very important.
What Does a Criminal Lawyer Charge?
Criminal lawyers usually charge either a flat fee, or an hourly rate plus a retainer. A retainer is a certain amount of money which is paid up front and will then be used to pay legal fees you will owe for a lawyer representing your case. Rates charged by a lawyer will also vary depending on your charges and where you live, so it’s important to negotiate a rate and sign a contract when you find a top Palm Beach lawyer.
What Can You Expect from Working with Sim Gershon?
If you’ve been charged with a crime, you should contact top Palm Beach Lawyer, Sim Gershon. He has the experience, knowledge and skills you need and required to get you the resolution you seek.
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