Frequently Asked Questions About Criminal Law
Arrested? Learn more about your rights and options below.
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.
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.
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 initial consultation 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 Super Lawyers® 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!