We Provide Criminal Defense Against State and Federal Charges
We live in a world where background checks can be easily discovered with the click of a button. A criminal record can ruin your future. If you are charged with a crime, remember that it is not the end and you are not alone. With the help of experienced criminal defense attorneys in Orlando fighting in your favor, the result of your trial will have the best possible outcome.
Employers take illegal drug usage very seriously. A majority of employers often ask their employees to take random drug tests. Failure to pass the drug screening results in automatic job suspension. A drug charge on your personal record is even worse. No matter what type of drug is involved; bottom line, drug charges are not taken lightly and will have severe consequences.
“Drug paraphernalia” describes any equipment that’s used to prepare, inject, inhale, or conceal illegal drugs. It is against the law for anyone to sell, import, or export any of this equipment. The problem that blurs the line of legality of certain drug paraphernalia is that many of these look as they are designed for legal purposes to be used with legal drugs, such as tobacco.
Law enforcement has been incredibly tough and aggressive when it comes to drug possession. If you are found to be in the possession of cocaine, heroin, meth or any other illegal drug (besides marijuana), you are in danger of facing a felony charge that could range from heavy fines and imprisonment.
In the state of Florida, marijuana is an illegal drug and you will be charged with a misdemeanor criminal offense for any marijuana possession. Prescription drug charges have become increasingly popular. If you are found in possession of prescription drugs not prescribed to you, you will face criminal drug charges. Additionally, if you used another person’s name or identifying information to obtain those drugs, you could be charged with fraud.
If you are pulled over and asked to take a breathalyzer by law enforcement, a blood alcohol level content of 0.08 or above results in heavy fines, probation, driver’s license suspension, and even possible jail time. A DUI charge is not to be taken lightly.
The ability to understand and use sophisticated, technological evidence is the key to success in winning cases regarding Internet fraud or other computer crime cases. Examples of illegal Internet crimes include, but are not limited to identity theft, credit card theft, phishing, email fraud, computer network hacking, Internet sex crimes, and child pornography charges.
Embezzlement is theft of assets by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. It is most commonly occurred in employment or corporate settings. A common form of this crime is accounting embezzlement where manipulation of accounting records is used to hide funds. In order for a charge of embezzlement to be supported, there must be a fiduciary relationship between the two parties.
In Florida, embezzlement can be classified as either first, second or third degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. Lesser offences include first and second degree misdemeanor embezzlement, which is punishable by fines up to $1,000 and one year in jail.
Fraud happens when someone gains something of value from a victim by knowingly making a misrepresentation of a matter of fact. Fraud covers a wide array of actions such as identity theft, mortgage fraud or healthcare fraud. Although fraud itself is an independent criminal charge, it can also appear in other charges at a means to commit a crime.
Sex crimes such as rape or sexual assault convictions have penalties of jail time, in addition to a lifetime of sex offender registration. The stigma of being a registered sex offender is not only having effects on your professional career, but can also make you an outcast to your community.
Murder and Homicide
Many times murder and homicide are used interchangeably; however, there is a difference. Homicide is an umbrella term used to refer to the killing of one person by another. Murder is a form of premeditated homicide where there was an intent to kill. Manslaughter is another form of criminal homicide where there was not an intent to kill. Excusable or justifiable homicide would be someone killing another person as a means of self-defense.
Whether it is a state or federal charge, Orlando criminal defense attorney,Mark O’Mara has the extensive experience and skills necessary to help you overcome adversity from criminal convictions. The O’Mara Law Group will do anything in their power to utilize all their resources to protect you from a criminal conviction that could interfere with your future and freedom.