Bradenton Criminal Defense Lawyer
At the law office of Steven G. Lavely in bradenton, we pride ourselves on keeping up with florida law as it relates to criminal defense.
Recent Florida case law allows police officers to openly mislead or outright lie to you while conducting an interrogation. This includes you, your children, and your loved ones. Once you have been arrested, authorities may attempt to infringe upon your rights in more ways than one, from conducting an unreasonable search and seizure without probable cause to coercing your right to remain silent. Whether this is your first run-in with the law or you’ve faced the criminal justice system before, you need an experienced Bradenton criminal defense lawyer to protect your liberties and freedoms, and develop a plan of action to help you move forward with your life once and for all.
If you have been charged with any of the following crimes in Southwest Florida, the Law Office of Steven G. Lavely is here for you:
- Theft Crimes
- Drug Possession
- Property Crimes
- Public Intoxication
- Weapons Charges
- Assault / Battery
- Aiding & Abetting
Being charged with a crime is not an easy experience, but it is important to remember you have rights!
The Law Office of Steven G. Lavely is passionate about protecting the rights of our clients, the most important of which include:Know your rights and let us help you protect your rights.
Your right to remain silent – Talking to the police won’t help you. Your criminal defense attorney is here to speak openly and confidentially with you, and to handle all communication with authorities during investigations, after charges have been filed, and throughout each phase of the criminal defense process.
Your right to the presumption of innocence – Our criminal justice system is founded on the presumption of your innocence. This means you are presumed innocent until proven guilty, and that you have the opportunity to challenge the government’s case against you.
Your right to due process – Your right to defend yourself is the most powerful right you have. By working with an experienced criminal defense attorney who knows the process and the courts, you can work toward a positive resolution by pursuing a case dismissal, reduction of charges and penalties, or alternative sentencing. You also have the right to take your case to trial.
Put experience on your side.
At the Law Office of Steven G. Lavely, we know the protocol law enforcement needs to follow when investigating and arresting suspects, and we know how to effectively challenge and work with prosecutors to secure the best possible resolution. Attorney Steven G. Lavely is himself a former prosecutor experienced in trial law. Let us leverage this experience for you.
Don’t face the criminal justice system alone. Contact the law office of Steven G. Lavely today.
If you think you may be questioned by the police in relation to any criminal matter, or if you have already been charged with a crime, immediately call (941) 747-7994 and ask to speak to a Bradenton criminal defense lawyer Steven G. Lavely. Like a medical condition, many criminal cases can be satisfactorily resolved if expert help is sought before it is too late. Our law office is familiar with diversion programs that will protect your reputation as well as help you avoid jail or a criminal conviction.