Frequently Asked Questions About Criminal Law
At Mazin Law, the firm's Orlando
criminal defense lawyer, Attorney Lyle Mazin has dedicated his legal career to defending accused
individuals. Over the years,
Attorney Lyle Mazin has observed that many of the men and women which he represents have similar
questions and concerns when they initially seek his legal help. This page
of commonly asked questions has been created in hopes of helping others
better understand their options when faced with criminal accusations.
Arrested? Learn more about your rights and options below.
What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?
Misdemeanors tend to involve minor offenses, such as DUI, that can be punished
with fines and other penalties. Felonies, however, are more serious crimes
that carry even more serious consequences. Murder is a felony, for example,
that can lead to a long prison sentence, up to life in prison. Both
felonies and misdemeanors
merit the attention of a dedicated lawyer.
Wouldn't it be easier if I just pleaded guilty to the charges?
It is not a good idea to plead guilty to the charges being made against
you without first consulting with a criminal defense attorney. You may
be able to obtain a more favorable outcome, such as a dismissal, by challenging
evidence or employing another defense tactic.
Do I really need to hire a lawyer?
When it comes to dealing with criminal charges, you cannot take the situation
lightly. If convicted, you could be harshly penalized with steep fines,
time behind bars, and a criminal record. The judicial system can be complex,
especially for individuals with little to no legal experience. Do not
make the mistake of thinking you can successfully represent yourself and
protect your rights. Having a lawyer at your side can increase the chances
that you will be successful.
Are case evaluations free?
Yes, the firm's
is free. Attorney Mazin believes that all individuals should have access
to skilled and timely legal counsel. By requesting this initial step,
you can gain a better idea of what you are up against and how his firm
can assist you.
Why should I entrust my case to Mazin Law?
You should consider retaining the firm's legal services because Attorney
Mazin is a distinguished legal professional who passionately cares about
each case he accepts. He has a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating and has been honored
with various accolades and distinctions, such as being named on the
list and the Florida Legal Elite. As an assertive trial lawyer who has
handled thousands of cases, he can defend you from even the most serious
kinds of charges.
MORE QUESTIONS? CALL MAZIN LAW AT (407) 477-6744 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
If you have more questions relevant to your case, please don't hesitate to
give the firm a call
as soon as possible. Attorney Mazin can provide you with the answers and direction you need
to get you through this stressful moment in your life.