Daytona Beach Criminal Defense Attorney
Our Lawyers Protect Clients in DeLand & West Volusia, FL
Our criminal defense attorneys in Daytona Beach, FL are passionate about protecting the rights of our clients and seeing to it that the best possible outcome is reached in every criminal case. Our criminal defense lawyers know that being charged with a criminal offense, whether it be smaller traffic offenses or for a violent crime, can have a devastating effect on an individual and their family. The consequences of conviction can change people's lives for many years to come. You deserve the efforts of an experienced Daytona Beach criminal defense lawyer to guard your rights, liberty, and future.
Why Choose Our Daytona Beach Criminal Defense Lawyers?
- 40+ Years of Proven Legal Experience
- Former Prosecutor Fighting for Your Rights
- 2015 Avvo Clients’ Choice Award for Criminal Defense
- Compassionate, Trial-Tested Defense
Our criminal defense attorney in Daytona Beach, FL, can assist you in any criminal defense matter. At Buckmaster & Ellzey, our criminal lawyers operate on the principal that you are presumed innocent and that the state bears the burden of proof regarding guilt on criminal charges. Our goal is to achieve the favorable outcome you deserve.
Criminal Defense Lawyers in Daytona Beach Backed by 40+ Years' Experience You Can Rely On
Experience is an essential element to any successful defense of a criminal charge. In our law firm in Daytona Beach, we have experience as an Assistant State Attorney, prosecuting thousands of cases in both county and circuit courts. This experience allows us to understand how law enforcement and prosecutors develop their cases and present them before the courts in Daytona Beach. We work diligently to investigate all aspects of your case including evidence, police reports, witness statements, and the legality of the arrest itself. Our attorneys work to get your criminal charges dismissed or reduced. If needed, we are fully prepared to go to trial and fight hard for the best outcome possible in your criminal case.
At Buckmaster & Ellzey, our practice resolves cases involving a wide variety of criminal offenses including:
- Domestic violence
- Drug crimes
- Federal crimes
- Sex crimes
- Internet crimes
- Juvenile crimes
- Probation violations
Many criminal offenses are punished through heavy fines, restitution, community service, parole, probation, and time spent in jail or prison. It is vital, therefore, that we begin work quickly on your behalf. Frequently, the more time we have to prepare, the better the chances are to successfully resolve the criminal charges against you. Get time and experienced defense on your side!
What Happens Now That I’ve Been Charged With an Offense?The first step will be what is known as an arraignment. A judge will tell you the charges against you and there are many decisions that will need to be made at this time, such as how you will plea to the charges, what bail will be set at and others. We understand that facing criminal charges can be tough and would like you to take advantage of our experience to help you successfully navigate through the criminal justice system.
What Are the Differences Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?Generally, misdemeanors are considered minor offenses. The fines for them will be relatively small and any time spent in jail will be in terms of weeks or months, not years. A felony conviction can result in steep fines, probation, parole and prison sentences for years. They can remain on your permanent record and may adversely affect future educational and employment opportunities. With the assistance of an attorney who is willing to aggressively defend your rights, felony charges can sometimes be reduced to misdemeanors.
Why Should I Hire an Attorney to Represent Me?
In the case of Buckmaster & Ellzey, we have prosecuted thousands of cases as an Assistant State Attorney. On the side of criminal defense, we have defended hundreds of individuals, such as you, that have faced charges for criminal offenses. Having served on both sides gives us a unique opportunity to fight for our clients.
We understand how prosecutors operate, the types of evidence that they will bring forth and what arguments they are likely to pursue in a criminal case. This first-hand knowledge allows us to better prepare and successfully resolve cases.
If I’ve Been Arrested, What Rights Do I Have?In our country, being arrested does not deprive you of the many rights you have as a citizen. When you were arrested, you should have been informed of your Miranda Rights. You may ask the police officer why you are being arrested and can refuse to answer questions regarding the charges. You have the right to an attorney and the right to a fair and speedy trial. Using a qualified and experienced Daytona Beach criminal defense attorney will work to your advantage in ensuring your rights are protected.