Criminal Defnse

Getting arrested and being accused of a crime are terrifying and embarrassing events that can have lifelong consequences. At the Law Offices of Elizabeth P. Davis, our firm understands how complicated and confusing the criminal justice system can be. With over ten years of experience and over a thousand cases, Elizabeth Davis is here to aggressively fight for you.

Often early intervention and case strategy development can make a difference in your case. Call today for your free criminal consultation.

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Examples of Criminal Charges

Your or your loved one may have been charged with one offense or multiple offenses. Florida has an ever growing list of activities that are considered criminal offenses and below are just a few:

  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • DUI
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Burglary
  • Drug Offenses
  • Trafficking
  • Possession
  • Cultivation
  • Kidnapping
  • Fleeing to Elude
  • Escape
  • Aggravated Assault
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Resisting an Officer Without Violence
  • Resisting an Officer With Violence
  • Property Crimes
  • Dealing in Stolen Property
  • Violation of Probation
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Arson
  • Theft
  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Driving with License Suspended or Revoked
  • Habitual Traffic Offenses
  • Minor in Possession
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Offenses
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Expungement

Violation of Probation (VOP)

Facing a violation of probation is a very serious situation that must be aggressively defended.

There is no right to a jury trial for a violation of probation. Your case will be tried in front of a Judge who will decide whether the State has proved their case by a preponderance of the evidence. This is a much lower burden of proof than is required at a jury trial.

There is also no right to a speedy trial for a violation of probation hearing. Often times you will be held without bond while your case is pending. If the State proves their case, the Judge could sentence you up to the maximum allowed for the underlying charges you were on probation for.

Often times there are defenses to violating probation that can be used in certain circumstances. It is important to speak to an experienced, aggressive violation of probation attorney as the procedures often vary from county to county.

Ms. Davis has helped those accused of a violation of probation throughout the State of Florida and has an extensive network of professionals and centers that can sometimes be used to negotiate an alternative sentence such as drug treatment rather than incarceration.

Call today to speak with Elizabeth Davis to evaluate your violation of probation or violation of community control and to discuss the facts of your case and potential mitigation strategies.