Have you or a loved one been charged with a crime? We understand the impact a criminal charge can have on a person's life, and we are dedicated to helping those, from beginning to end, when they need it most.
Our Firm knows the overwhelming fear, stress an vulnerability when you, or a loved one, faces the potential of losing their most sacred right, liberty. Rest assured that in the past three years, our team of criminal law attorneys have tried more criminal cases in Central Florida than any other law firm. And, with our criminal law group lead by Jacob Stuart, Jr., a nationally and state wide recognized criminal law defense attorney, you know that are in good-hands from beginning to end.
With our attorneys collectively serving thousands of clients in the past, we have been able to develop a broad array of practice areas. We handle alleged charges ranging from all criminal traffic allegations to misdemeanor and felony charges. We also have the experience and resources to handle sophisticated white collar cases, along with many types of federal indictments throughout the State of Florida.
Please know that we are uniquely qualified to help, because we understand what a criminal charge means to your life, or that a loved one, and we have the trial skills and experience to defend your most sacred rights. Feel free to call or email us 24/7 to speak to attorney during a free consultation.
Want to Learn More? Here is a list of common areas that we serve clients in alleged state criminal charges:
In Florida, felonies are crimes that can be punished by more than one-year imprisonment and fines of more than $1,000. But the impact that a felony charge can have on your life doesn't begin and end with prison and money. A felony conviction (and in some cases, just a felony accusation) can make it difficult or impossible to get many jobs; to find affordable housing; to get federal scholarship money; to join the armed forces; to achieve your dreams.
At Stuart & Mount, P.A., our attorneys have extensive trial experience in many types of felonies, ranging from grand theft and felony driving charges to capital sexual battery and first degree murder. We are uniquely qualified to help, because we understand what a felony charge means for your life - or that of your loved one - and we have the skill and experience to defend your rights. If you or a loved one has been charged with a felony please contact us immediately so that we can get to work.
Juveniles (those under eighteen years go age) can face substantial deprivations of liberty. Depending on the circumstances, they can face years of commitment to a juvenile detention facility. Less serious consequences include fines and restitution; probation; suspension from school; and difficulty obtaining employment and admission to college. Although many people assume that juvenile history remains private (and generally speaking, that's how it has supposed to work), our clients frequently come to us dismayed that juvenile arrests are appearing on background checks. Juvenile charges have to be taken seriously, because they can impact a life forever just as it is beginning. Your son or daughter has a bright future, and our firm is determined that they fully realize that future.
We have experience representing juveniles charges with felony, misdemeanor, and traffic offenses and understand the special responsibilities - and rewards - that come along with helping young people. The juvenile delinquency system exists based on the premise that children who have been accused of crimes should not be treated the same way as adults. This is not to say, however, that the consequences for being charged as a juvenile are insignificant - because they aren't. Please call us right away so we can begin helping your family in this difficult time.
MISDEMEANOR AND CRIMINAL TRAFFIC CHARGES
Misdemeanor chafes are broken into two categories in Florida. Second degree misdemeanors consists of charges that carry a possible punishment of 60 days in jail and fine of up to $500. First degree misdemeanor charges carry a maximum of one year in jail and a $1,000.00. These types of charges range from criminal traffic allegations to petit theft, battery, stalking, assault, criminal mischief, animal abuse, trespass, possession of cannabis, resisting an officer without violence and many others.
At Stuart & Mount, P.A., our attorneys have extensive trial experience in these many types of misdemeanors and criminal traffic cases. We are uniquely qualified to help, because we understand what a felony charge means for your life - or that of your loved one - and we have the skill and experience to defend your rights.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a misdemeanor, please contact us immediately so that we can get to work.
"To err is human". Sometimes people make a mistake and get into trouble with the law. And sometimes the people who run the legal system make a mistake and wrongfully charge the innocent. Either way, these mistakes shouldn't haunt you forever. Florida's sealing and expungement procedures are a way to remove mistakes - whether yours or the government's - from your record.
Unfortunately, the eligibility requirements are much stricter than many people think they should be. If you have ever been convicted, or adjudicated guilty, of any crime IN YOUR ENTIRE LIFE, you will not be eligible to seal or expunge your record. However, if you received a withhold of adjudication or your case was dismissed prior to trial, you may be eligible to seal or expunge your record which prevents the arrest from showing up in most background checks.
If you think that you may be eligible to seal or expunge your record, don't lose out on jobs or other opportunities - please contact us so that we can discuss your case and guide you through the process.