One of the biggest mistakes you can make if you are arrested in Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach is to wait until your first court date to retain a criminal defense attorney.
There is a lot your attorney can do between your date of arrest and your first court date (arraignment). This may include working out a very favorable resolution, or possibly convincing the State Attorney's Office not to file formal charges (commonly called a no action, no info, or no file).
So when you get arrested, make sure that contact a criminal defense lawyer immediately. Do not wait.
Eric Matheny has been practicing criminal law in South Florida for over 15 years. He is a former Miami-Dade prosecutor and now defends clients charged with felonies and misdemeanors in Miami-Dade County; Broward County; and Palm Beach County. Attorney Eric Matheny may accept cases in Monroe County, Collier County, Lee County, Martin County, Hendry County, Highlands County, and St. Lucie County on a case-by-case basis. Call today to discuss your case.