Orlando Criminal Defense
Central Florida Criminal Defense. Criminal defense in Orlando, and surrounding areas. Orlando is the largest city in Orange County, Florida and to the Orlando Magic of the NBA. However, Orlando also suffers from a high degree of violent crime, and because of this has a large police presence. In addition to the Highway Patrol and Orange County Sheriff's Office, Orlando has it's own militarized police force, the Orlando Police Department. The Orlando Police Department are generally comprised of very physically fit men and women and are generally regarded as the most aggressive of any law enforcement agency in Central Florida.
Because of the police presence, there are invariably a high amount of Orlando arrests. The most common criminal offenses that we see in the city of Orlando are: marijuana possession, possession of cocaine (frequently crack cocaine), drug dealing and drug trafficking offenses (mostly marijuana, cocaine, or molly), DUI, and gun charges. The Orlando Police Department is a highly effective Law Enforcement Agency, so if you have been arrested by OPD, it is highly important that you do not provide them with any additional evidence that they can use against you at trial.
If you have been arrested by the Orlando Police Department you will most likely first be transported to one of three location: 1) The Orange County Jail (for the vast majority of crimes, 2) The DUI breath center, or DUI mobile breath center (if you have been arrested for driving under the influence, or 3) An investigation station where the police will attempt to conduct an interrogation with you. If the police are interested in conducting an interrogation of you, it is extremely important that you cooperate with any interview that they request, at this point you have already been arrested and any information that you may provide to them will lessen your legal defense at trial. If you are arrested, and the police attempt to question you, invoke your Fifth Amendment right to remain silent and ask for an attorney. At this point all questioning of you should cease according to the law.
If you have been arrested for a criminal offense in Orlando, it is very important to invoke your legal rights and to reach out to an Orlando Criminal Defense Lawyer as soon as possible. Whether your Orlando criminal offense is: an Orlando murder charge, Orlando Domestic Violence, driving with a suspended license, dui, robbery, theft, fraud, or any drug crimes, does not change the importance of safeguarding your legal rights. Contact Brian Byrd, at ByrdLaw, PA Criminal Defense for a free consultation in reference to your Orlando criminal offense.