A felony is any crime that can result in a person serving over 1 year in prison if convicted. One of the most important things to consider if you’ve been arrested for a felony is the opportunity of your defense attorney to affect which charges may be filed. Just because someone has been arrested for a particular charge does not mean that state attorney will file that same charge. The state must consider many different aspects of a case when making their filing decision when compared to the factors an officer considers when making a decision to arrest.
That is why it is so important to have an attorney early who knows how to work with the state attorney’s office. At AAA Legal Services you will always have an experienced defense attorney available to you who was a former state attorney to work with you and consider your case from every angle.
In Florida, the state must follow filing procedures that benefit a person who has an attorney who knows how to make the system work for him or her.
If charges have already been filed it is that much more important to have an attorney who is prepared to fight for your rights going forward.