Why Work With The Figueroa Law Firm, P.A.
Our firm works with highly experienced attorneys to provide each of our clients with the best possible legal results. Whether we are undertaking the defense of any criminal charges or providing a solution to any of your other legal needs.
We are a client-focused law firm that is always in pursuit of the best possible legal results of our clients. Whatever your legal needs, you deserve a law firm and legal team that you can trust to always keep your best interest in mind. We focus our practice on four main commitments.
Time is of the Essence
Time can be critical in a criminal defense case. In misdemeanor cases, for example, the state has only 90 days to bring your case to trial: and in felony cases, only 175 days. Your case needs to be ready before that time expires if at all possible. In addition, if you are charged with DUI, you only have 10 days from the date of arrest to request a hearing or a waiver to try to retain your driving privileges.
If someone is arrested on a more serious offense and they are unable to bond out, the state has 33 days to bring formal charges against you, otherwise you could be released on your own recognizance, which means without having to post any monetary bond; but this does not happen automatically. You must file a motion, and it is best to have a lawyer file this as we know the process and will do all we can to get our client released from jail. So if your loved one has been sitting in jail close to 33 days and formal charges have not been filed, you need an attorney immediately. If you are not sure whether or not formal charges have been filed, contact our office, and our highly qualified staff will gladly look up the case and can let you know if formal charges have been filed.
Know All The Details Without Judgment
The first and most important part of a lawyer-client relationship is full disclosure. To know how best to guide you, we need to know every detail of your situation.
This often means that we have to see a side of our clients that is very intimate. We want you to be comfortable telling us these details, even the ones that are difficult to talk about. So, we listen with open minds, no judgment.
Always Honest — Even When It Is Not Pleasant
Once we know the details, we can give you a roadmap for the future. We always prioritize accurate and realistic expectations. This means making sure you understand the worst-case scenario and helping create a plan to get the best outcome possible.
Empower You To Know Your Options And Choose What Is Best For You
It is your future. You get to choose what is best for you. Our job is to make sure you know your options, tell you the full implications of your choices and implement your legal plans as best as the Florida legal system allows.
Do Not Back Down From A Challenge
It may be possible to settle your case outside of court. We work hard to find alternative dispute resolutions and deferral programs that can prevent you from ever seeing the inside of the courtroom. Unfortunately, this is not always possible. And, when your case needs to go to trial, we are tenacious advocates for you.