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Criminal Defense Attorney in Port Charlotte, FL

Convictions for a criminal offense can lead to potentially severe penalties that can have a significant impact on your future, your family, and your freedoms. It is imperative that you contact an experienced Port Charlotte criminal defense lawyer if you’ve been charged with a criminal offense.

If you’re facing criminal charges, you need to consult with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney right away. The criminal law team at Ruhl & Lux, P.A. has handled thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases. We can also work to seal or expunge your criminal record. Start working with an accomplished criminal defense attorney in Charlotte, Sarasota, or Desoto Counties by calling 941-505-7845 or 855-784-5529 today.

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As experienced criminal defense attorneys, we can defend you against a variety of charges, including:

  • Domestic Violence. These are allegations of violence between persons having an intimate or familial relationship.
  • Sex Offenses. These allegations may involve unwanted, coerced sexual conduct against another individual, including rape, sexual assault, statutory rape, child pornography, indecent exposure, and sexual harassment. Sex offenses are considered serious crimes and hinge on key legal aspects. Convictions carry substantial penalties, such as imprisonment, heavy fines, and mandatory sex offender registration.
  • Drug Charges. We defend those who are accused of possession, sale, and trafficking of controlled substances. These types of substances include, though are not limited to, fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, or even prescription drugs when used unlawfully. Penalties can range from probation and fines to lengthy sentencing. The severity of the crime depends largely on the quantity of the drugs, the purpose of their possession, such as whether for personal use or mass distribution, whether the individual has any prior convictions, and of course, the quality of your representation.
  • Traffic Violations. These allegations include offenses that violate the rules of the road or the operation of a motor vehicle. Traffic violations can vary from minor infractions, such as speeding, failure to stop at a stop sign or traffic light, not wearing a seatbelt, or unknowingly driving with a suspended license.
  • Criminal Traffic Violations. These allegations include more serious motor vehicle violations such as reckless driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, vehicular manslaughter, and knowingly driving with a suspended or revoked license.
  • DUI Charges. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a serious traffic violation, with a wide range of ensuing penalties, depending on the severity of the offense. Generally, the legal threshold to be convicted of DUI in Florida is a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08. Additionally, the State can still attempt to prove a DUI with a blow less than .08 by showing that the operator’s ability to drive was impaired by the consumption of drugs or alcohol. For those with a Commercial Driver’s License, driving with a BAC over 0.04can lead to sanctions by the Florida DHSMV.
  • Probation Violations. We excel at providing representation to those accused of violating the terms and conditions of a previously imposed probation sentence. Probation is a form of legal supervision that serves as an alternative to jail or prison time. Because probation is granted as a privilege, it generally contains special conditions that the person must abide by. Failing to abide by those terms can lead to severe consequences.
  • Expungements and Sealing. For those who have had prior convictions, expungement, and sealing of criminal records provide an opportunity to overcome barriers to employment, housing, and education posed by having a criminal record. In this legal process, an individual’s criminal record is removed from public view or otherwise destroyed. Eligibility will vary and will greatly depend on the nature of the original offense.

We also handle white-collar crimes, including racketeer-influenced and corrupt organizations cases, which generally represent economically motivated, non-violent crimes.

We live in a country where your right to a fair and just legal defense in court is guaranteed. Take full advantage of this right by retaining the services of an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. The criminal justice system can be a harsh landscape, but you don’t have to go through the process alone. Having us working with you on your criminal case can provide you with the informed direction you need.

Don’t allow your freedom and your future to be jeopardized by the charges you are facing. You have the opportunity to fight back and protect your rights and reputation. Consult with us about your case, and we will work together with you to find a strategy that will put you in a position to pursue an acceptable solution.

If you are in the Charlotte, Sarasota, or Desoto Florida areas and you need a strong legal defense against criminal charges, contact Ruhl & Lux, P.A. today to schedule your consultation.

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