Palm Coast Criminal Defense Attorneys
Protecting Rights Through Criminal Defense Strategies
Being arrested for a crime can change your life, especially if you are convicted of your charges. Not only do you face steep fines and incarceration, but you can experience unpleasant treatment from neighbors and your community at large as a convicted person. Avoiding these consequences is possible, but only if you have competent legal counsel looking out for you.
Buckmaster & Ellzey can provide the legal support you need to protect your rights. With a thoroughly considered legal defense strategy, it may be possible to help you avoid penalties for your charges or lessen their impact on your life and freedom. We have achieved favorable outcomes for many previous clients within the past 40 years, so rest assured that we understand the criminal justice process and can use our experience to inform your criminal defense strategy.
Our Criminal Defense Services in Palm Coast
Buckmaster & Ellzey can offer legal assistance to clients facing any of a variety of criminal charges. Rest assured that no matter your need for legal service, we can offer the experienced and competent legal counsel you need to feel confident about beating the odds.
Our criminal defense services can handle the following types of charges:
- Domestic violence
- Drug crimes
- Federal crimes
- Internet crimes
- Juvenile crimes
- Probation violations
- Sex crimes
If you are accused of a misdemeanor or felony that falls into one of these categories, don’t hesitate to contact Buckmaster & Ellzey for help. Our attorneys can be there to offer the legal advice and services you need to make important decisions that can affect the outcome of your situation.
If you aren’t sure if your charges fall within our practice area, reach out to us anyway. We can provide the insight into our capabilities you need to make the decision that’s right for you.
Why Do Clients Choose Buckmaster & Ellzey?
There are many lawyers practicing criminal defense in the area, but only our attorneys at Buckmaster & Ellzey have the commitment to personalized service that can help you achieve a better outcome.
We believe our clients select us because they know we have their best interests in mind when it comes to building a legal strategy.
We sincerely care about what can happen to our clients when they face criminal charges. This sets us apart because it motivates us to fight hard to ensure all of our clients are treated fairly by the criminal justice system.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you want legal support from a compassionate and trial-tested criminal defense lawyer in Palm Coast, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Buckmaster & Ellzey. You can arrange an initial consultation with us to learn more about our services and representation style.
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Q: If I’ve Been Arrested, What Rights Do I Have?A: 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.
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.
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.
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.
How Are Child Support and Alimony Calculated in Florida?If you are going through a divorce, you may be concerned about how much child support or alimony you can receive or will be expected to pay. Alimony is ordered to ensure that both spouses have an equal opportunity of maintaining the same standard of living they enjoyed during the marriage. The higher-earning spouse makes payments to the lower-earning spouse. The amount of the payment is determined based on one party’s need and the other party’s ability to pay. This involves the consideration of a variety of factors, including the length of the marriage, each party’s contribution to the marriage, and the ability of the unemployed spouse to obtain work. Child support, on the other hand, is determined based on Florida’s statutory guidelines. To calculate a child support payment, the court considers the total income of both parties, minus any deductions. The child support order is ultimately determined by what amount is needed to cover the child’s basic living expenses, including food, shelter, childcare, education, and healthcare.
Well-Versed in the Legal Process and Protocols
“He is well-versed in the legal process and protocols. Fortunately, the criminal complaint made against me was frivolous and without merit. Even so, I was able to sleep much better knowing that Jeremy was in my corner.”
They Had My Back
“Not every case works in your favor but knowing you have the right attorney to fight on your behalf is vital. Thankfully having Buckmaster & Ellzey have my back was a success.”
Diligently and Highly Professionally
“Mr. Buckmaster was thorough in explaining legal jargon and procedures that were very alien to me. He was able to suggest my best courses of action and get my charges to a more manageable place so I could have a shot at a good future in society.”
Professional & Responsive
“They were knowledgeable, prompt, professional, and courteous. They took what could be a potentially confusing situation and guided me with stress-free assistance.”
Gets the Best Results
“Jeremy worked hard and smart to get only the best results. Another thing that stood out and was most appreciated was the excellent communication, by phone, email, regular mail, and in person. I always knew what was going on in a timely and efficient manner”
A Team of Compassionate Advocates on Your Side
Former State Prosecutor
40+ Years of Collective Experience