Everybody makes mistakes, and here at Brown & Rice, PA we work hard to mitigate the effects of a first offense. We will act in your best interest to minimize the damage of conviction and sentencing based on your lack of criminal history. Often Judges and Prosecutors will show leniency towards first time offenders, and our attorneys will use this in negotiation. Take a deep breath, and realize that this isn’t the end of your life. The attorneys at Brown & Rice, PA will guide you through the process, explain your rights, and provide the best course of action for your specific case.
There are always options for first time offenders, depending on the facts and severity of the accusation. We will advise you as to your options and together we will decide the appropriate defense strategy for your individual case.
Furthermore, depending on the case, we may be able to seal or expunge the event from your record. What this means, is that the record will not show if someone does a background check on you. It’s almost like it never happened.
Even if the case is dropped, an arrest on your record can have a serious impact on your future. It will show on Federal and State background checks, and can hinder job opportunities. Expunging of criminal records is the process of a Judge issuing an order to destroy the record. All that will remain is a note that a record was expunged, and this will only be viewable by a small list of government agencies. It reduces the impact on your future significantly.
Our promise to you is this: experienced attorneys, reasonable fees, compassionate and empathetic listeners, and a dedicated criminal defense strategy. Nothing less. At Brown & Rice, PA you are part of our family, and we will look out for you.
To set up your confidential consultation with one of our Orlando criminal defense lawyers, give us a call at (407) 956-2172, or contact us online.