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Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer

We cannot fully express the importance of hiring an experienced and dedicated Jacksonville attorney when you have been arrested for or charged with a crime. With the threat of an investigation or a conviction, you will want to take every measure possible to adequately prepare for the road ahead. Do not waste valuable time passively hoping your case will resolve itself. You should take action immediately by scheduling a free case evaluation with our firm.

Early intervention is beneficial to yielding positive results. If you are currently caught in the criminal justice system, you will need to protect your rights. The prosecution is actively putting together a case with the goal of convicting you. If you are facing charges for any of the following offenses, do not hesitate to speak with our firm right away.

Assault in Florida is the intentional and unlawful threat to commit some type of violence against another individual. Aggravated assault involves assault that takes place with a deadly weapon. If you have been charged with assault, which is found in Florida Statutes & Constitution § 784.011, get legal assistance from our firm.

Battery is a crime that occurs when an individual physically or intentionally strikes another individual against his or her will. It is also the intentional causing of bodily harm to another. In Florida, battery is a first-degree misdemeanor, which can be punished by up to one year in jail. If you have been charged with battery, do not hesitate to get the legal assistance you need.

Domestic Battery
Have you been arrested for domestic battery? This is an offense that takes place when an individual commits battery on another person with whom he or she is involved in a domestic relationship. The victim can be a spouse, ex-spouse, relative, or someone living within the same household. Domestic battery is a first-degree misdemeanor, which can carry a sentence of up to one year in jail.

Driving Offenses
If you have been cited or arrested for any type of driving offense, such as driving without a valid license, reckless driving, or leaving the scene of an accident, we can fight for your rights. We also help individuals who are ticketed for speeding, careless driving, or causing an accident. We can help you avoid having points added to your license and the other negative consequences.

Driving Under the Influence
Have you been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs? At the Albaugh Law Firm, we strive to protect our clients from the maximum penalties, such as probation, driver's license revocation and heavy fines. You can be charged with DUI in Florida if you register a blood alcohol content level of 0.08% or higher.

Drug Crimes
In Florida, there are many drug crimes that you can be charged with and a wide range of penalties you can face if convicted. The consequences of a conviction are often very severe, including a two-year driver's license suspension for almost all drug crimes. Whether you are facing a charge for a drug crime involving marijuana, cocaine, or prescription drugs, speak with our firm at once.

If you were convicted of a crime in Florida, your criminal record will negatively affect you for the remainder of your life. There are, however, actions that can be taken to seal your record to aid in obtaining future employment and housing. Our firm can help you expunge your record, which wipes away the specific crime. Because the rules related to expungement are complex, you will need the assistance of our firm.

Juvenile Crimes
At the Albaugh Law Firm, we protect both adults and juveniles. If your child has been arrested for a criminal offense, we know that you likely have many concerns and questions regarding how to help him or her. In Florida, the goal of the justice system is to rehabilitate juveniles who are charged with an offense, but penalties can still change a child's life and damage his or her future. Get help from a strong attorney at once.

Learn how the Albaugh Law Firm can help you!

As the prosecution seeks to convict you of the crime that the law enforcement officer arrested you for, we can begin building a strong case with the purpose of proving you innocent or challenging evidence against you to have your charges reduced or your case dismissed. Rather than allowing only one side of the story to be known, take action today by scheduling a free case evaluation. One of our firm's Jacksonville lawyers, Attorney Ryan M. Albaugh, is a former prosecutor who can use this background to protect your rights and anticipate the moves of the prosecutor who is working against you. We can use our in-depth knowledge of the law to help protect your rights and can advocate on your behalf to defend your freedom. Contact us today to learn more about the representation we provide.