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South Florida Criminal Defense Attorney

Matt Shafran and the team at Weinstein Legal vigorously represent clients facing criminal charges throughout South Florida and the Treasure Coast. An experienced criminal defense attorney can be the difference between a jail sentence and your freedom, and even minor charges deserve the attention of a qualified lawyer in your corner.

We encourage you to contact our firm for a free consultation. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to speak with you, our criminal defense team will ensure you never feel alone during this stressful time. If you're unsure whether we can help with your situation, take a look at our practice areas below.

Even a first-time conviction for prostitution charges can result in jail time, which is why you need a prostitution attorney in South Florida. Not only will you be facing jail time, but also possible probation, fines, court fees, and a mark on your permanent record. If you have been convicted on prostitution charges previously, it may …

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DUI charges can result in severe, life-changing consequences including jail time, hefty fines, a suspended driver's license, and an inability to find employment. You have 10 days from the date of your arrest for DUI to handle specific administrative issues with regard to your driver's license.

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Carrying a four-year mandatory minimum conviction, it's easy to feel alone and afraid following a DUI manslaughter charge. At Weinstein Legal, our criminal defense attorney will ensure that you feel confident and secure in this emotionally and mentally trying time while fighting these charges.

Anything from not having a valid driver's license to driving on a suspended license, an expired registration or driving with an unlawfully attained tag can result in a criminal traffic offense. If you or someone you know is facing criminal traffic offenses, contact an attorney immediately.

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Theft and property crimes can take many forms, from petit and retail theft to more serious crimes like grand theft, grand theft auto, burglary, and dealing in stolen property. Seek legal counsel before theft charges potentially negatively impact your family life, employment, and reputation.

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Juvenile courts can be harsh on a minor who has been accused of committing a crime, especially if they decide to try the minor as an adult. Hiring an experienced criminal defense lawyer can mitigate the repercussions of a juvenile crime, giving a minor the best chances of a positive adulthood.

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The sheer size and complexity of a white collar crime can be overwhelming, as potentially thousands of documents, emails, and other items of evidence can be presented to a judge and jury. A knowledgeable legal team is key to breaking down the prosecutor's case.

Florida law mandates severe minimum mandatory prison sentences for numerous types of weapons-related charges. If you or someone you love is facing weapon or firearm charges in South Florida, contact Weinstein Legal to begin building your defense case as soon as possible.

Illegally possessing marijuana or cannabis concentrate can be tried just as severely as narcotics possession such as cocaine and heroin. A criminal defense lawyer experienced in drug offenses is essential to either contest the charge or lessen the penalties you may face.

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When a loved one has been involuntarily committed under the Baker Act, you must act fast. These cases are time sensitive and facilities and hospitals can only commit someone for 72 hours before they must file a petition. Having an experienced attorney by your side can make all the difference.

Florida state law classifies rape and sexual assault under the broader category of sexual battery. If you've found yourself accused of any sexual battery or of lewd and lascivious charges, it is imperative you seek legal counsel immediately, as sexual offense crimes are aggressively prosecuted.

Soliciting prostitution or offering to commit prostitution can be punishable with a sentence in the Florida state prison system or fines as high as $5,000, even for a first-time offender. A trusted criminal defense attorney can help mitigate the negative impact prostitution can have legally, financially, and personally.

Fleeing or eluding charges are typically treated as misdemeanors of the second degree, however, they can be treated as a felony crime in certain circumstances. If you have been accused of fleeing or eluding, you are highly encouraged to contact a criminal defense attorney to immediately discuss your case.

The state of Florida's legal system views probation as a privilege, not a right. If you or someone you love is facing a violation of probation charge, contact the criminal defense team at Weinstein Legal to avoid this privilege being revoked and a potential prison sentence being imposed in its place.

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Domestic violence charges can tear a family apart. They carry harsh ramifications, including jail time, probation, and a possible restraining order. If you or someone you know has been involved in a domestic violence crime, contact a criminal defense attorney to begin building your case.

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Due to the dependability of children and their need for protection, the state of Florida vigorously prosecutes child endangerment, child neglect, and child abuse charges. Having an aggressive criminal defense team is imperative to building a case to protect you or a loved from potential felony charges.

Weinstein Legal is proud to zealously advocate for victims and seek justice for those impacted by another's crime. Your attorney will act as your voice to the prosecutor and judge during the pending case, helping to ease the stress and tension of this tumultuous time.

Following a traumatic or violent event, you can trust that we will help you to achieve an injunction, or restraining order, against the individual who harmed you. We also will defend you if someone is seeking an order of protection against you. Contact us today to get started.

Expungement and sealing of a record essentially eliminates documents and information pertaining to a past criminal incident. A knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer can help ease you through this process so that you can begin a new, criminal-free chapter. Fill out a free, confidential form today to get started.

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Violent crimes carry serious consequences and penalties that can be everlasting. When facing these serious charges, hire a lawyer with experience in this area as soon as you can to start mounting your defense.

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