Being arrested or charged with a crime is a scary experience. You face an uncertain future as you await your court date. Securing legal representation to help you with your defense is imperative for your case.
If you’ve been arrested or charged for a crime you did not commit, we can help. Call a criminal defense lawyer in Venice from Goldman Wetzel now to schedule a free case evaluation: 727-828-3900.
Goldman Wetzel Practice Areas
If you’ve been arrested or charged with any type of crime, our legal team can help. From misdemeanors to felony charges, our Venice criminal defense lawyers have experience in the following criminal practice areas:
- Sex crimes
- White-collar crimes
- Drug crimes
Violent crimes are also a part of our practice areas and can include such crimes as:
At Goldman Wetzel, our criminal defense lawyers in Venice work hard to prepare the best defense possible for you. We strive to intervene early before charges are formalized. Depending upon the circumstances of your case and the types of charges, we will work hard to do one of the following:
- Get the charges dropped.
- Get the charges reduced.
- Work to secure the least possible punishment possible.
Should you already have a conviction, we can also help with sealing or expunging your record. Knowing you have options for fighting your charges and defending your innocence is important for retaining your relationships and possibly your employment.
You have a right under Florida law to defend yourself against any criminal charges. It is important that our legal team review your case as soon as possible. Call Goldman Wetzel now to schedule your free case evaluation: 727-828-3900.
Innocent Until Proven Guilty
Law enforcement may encourage you to provide a statement soon after your arrest. Follow your Miranda Rights and ask for an attorney. Speaking with law enforcement about the event or actions that resulted in your arrest is never a good idea.
We know how prosecutors can —and will—use any statements against you to try and secure a conviction. We know because our own Summer Goldman was once a prosecutor. Along with the criminal defense experience of Maribeth Wetzel, the two make a well-qualified pair for creating the strong defense team you need.
Our Approach to Criminal Defense Cases
The number one goal of Venice criminal defense lawyer team is to secure the best possible outcome for you. While this can depend upon a variety of factors, such as the nature of the crime and any prior convictions, we work hard to get the state to drop the charges.
If the state doesn’t drop the charges but a diversion program is a viable option, then we will pursue it. Should the state continue to push for a trial, we prepare accordingly, with both Goldman and Wetzel working on the same case.
Once you secure our services, we support you throughout the process. Our legal team explains the legal process, which may include:
- First appearance
A criminal charge is frightening and, as your legal team, we understand your anxiety about your future. That’s why we keep the lines of communication open so that you can contact us at any time with questions.
Arrested in Venice? Let Goldman Wetzel Help You
If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, take the following steps to protect yourself:
- Remain calm
- Don’t provide a statement for law enforcement
- Ask for to call your attorney
- Call Goldman Wetzel: 727-828-3900.
While you may experience a variety of emotions at the time of your arrest, it is important to treat law enforcement with respect and respond to their commands. Fighting law enforcement or providing them with information they can use against you later will only hurt your case.
An arrest or a criminal charge is best handled with quality legal representation. Goldman Wetzel provides you with two attorneys for the price of one. The combined experience of a former prosecutor and experienced criminal defense attorney results in a strong defense team for you.
Securing the legal services of a criminal defense lawyer in Venice from Goldman Wetzel can provide you and your family with the peace of mind you need during this stressful time. It allows you to breathe easier knowing your case is in good hands. While you may still feel anxious and worried, you know that Goldman Wetzel is hard at work building your defense.
Law enforcement officers are not allowed to listen to phone conversations between an attorney and their client. They can, however, listen to other types of phone conversations, like that of your spouse or your parents.
Call Goldman Wetzel before you contact anyone else, especially anyone who was with you during your arrest. This prevents law enforcement from listening in and obtaining information that may damage your case.
Moving forward after an arrest and a charge isn’t easy, but it is possible. Should the state pursue charges and we go to trial, our team will work hard to ensure the best outcome possible. This may include an acquittal or a reduced sentence.
Take the first step toward proving your innocence by contacting Goldman Wetzel today. If you’ve been arrested or charged with a crime in Venice or the surrounding region, call us now to schedule a free case evaluation: 727-828-3900.