Gainesville Criminal Defense Lawyers

The State of Florida is extremely punitive when it comes to punishing criminal convictions. In addition to potential mandatory minimum sentences, Florida also has a "three-strikes law" habitual violent and nonviolent drug offenders. This could mean significantly longer prison sentences for second and third convictions.

Additionally, for repeat felony offenders, Florida has what are known as "sentence enhancements." If the state classifies you as a Habitual Felony Offender, Habitual Violent Offender, Violent Career Criminal or Prison Releasee Reoffender, another conviction could carry a much longer sentence in prison.

At Hertz & Kearns, both of our lawyers possess a tremendous amount of experience as former Assistant Public Defenders. They have been through thousands of criminal cases in their decades of combined experience, meaning they know what it takes to get positive results for you. From our office in Gainesville, Florida, we serve clients who have been arrested or are being investigated on charges related to:

Lawyers Defending Against Sex Crime Charges In Alachua County And Beyond

If you are arrested or a suspect in a sex crime investigation, you need to realize what effects these types of charges could have on your life. In addition to the possibility of time in prison, probation and fines, you may have a hard time finding housing and employment. That is why it is important to hire an attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights — whether the charge is a felony or a misdemeanor. Police will try to get as much information out of you as possible if you do not have an attorney present.

We will thoroughly review the arrest file, gather our own evidence and conduct interviews with witnesses. We will use our evidence as leverage to file motions to attempt to reduce or dismiss the charges against you.

Call An Attorney Before Cooperating With Law Enforcement. Call Hertz & Kearns.

Contact our office if you have been arrested or if you have learned the police are investigating you. It is essential that you obtain legal representation so that your legal rights can be protected. Call 352-378-2268 to schedule a free consultation. We accept credit cards.