Miami Criminal Defense Attorney
Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A. represents the people of Miami when they are charged with state, federal or international criminal offenses in Florida or anywhere across the country and worldwide. Firm founder Jeffrey Weiner is a national Board-certified specialist in criminal law with over 40 years of experience providing strong, aggressive and effective criminal defense for his clients. As a former President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers who has argued cases at all levels, including the United States Supreme Court, Jeffrey Weiner is the attorney whom lawyers, judges and other members of the legal community call upon when they need help. Let the Miami criminal defense attorneys at Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A. help you, too.
Our Miami criminal defense firm provides experienced, aggressive legal representation to individuals and business clients in South Florida and worldwide facing criminal investigations and all manner of felony/misdemeanor charges, including:
- Miami Federal Crimes
- Accident Causing Property Damage
- Arrest Warrant
- Bar Admissions
- Child Pornography Defense
- Criminal Appeals & Post-Conviction
- Criminal Harassment Defense
- Cyberstalking Defense
- Defense Of College Students
- Drug Crimes
- DUI Defense
- Evidence Favorable To The Accused
- Environmental Crime & HAZMAT Violations
- Injunction Defense
- International Extradition
- Murder & Homicide
- Immigration Defense
- International Criminal Law
- Leaving The Scene Of An Accident
- Medical Marijuana
- Military Disciplinary Proceedings
- Miranda Warnings
- Professional Grievance & Disciplinary Proceedings
- Professional Licensure Issues
- Reckless Driving
- Revenge Porn
- Search Warrant
- Sex Crime & Abuse
- Stalking Defense
- Stand Your Ground
- Theft & Shoplifting
- Weapon Charges
- White Collar Crime
The accused need the help of an experienced Miami criminal defense attorney on their side
The prosecution in a criminal case bears a heavy burden of proving every element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt to a unanimous jury. Unfortunately, they are strongly aided in this task by a built-in tendency of most jury members to side with the prosecution from the start; many people simply trust law enforcement and believe that the police would not have arrested a person who was not guilty in the first place. As you are probably aware, however, there are many reasons why this may not be so.
Fortunately, as the accused in a criminal case, you have valuable tools on your side, including the constitutional right to a trial by a fair and impartial jury, and the right to have effective counsel working for your defense. At Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A., we use every strategy and defense available to make sure our clients are never convicted when the evidence does not support a guilty verdict or where unconstitutional or improper police methods were used in the search, arrest or prosecution of the accused.
What to Do If You Are Being Investigated or Facing Arrest
I have been asked to write a brief article on what to do if you are being investigated or facing arrest from criminal charges. If that unfortunate occurrence happens, the best advice is to be polite and courteous to the police officers. Do not resist. Give only your name, address and other identifying information. Do not discuss the case with the arresting law enforcement officers and do not try to convince them of your innocence. When officers, agents or marshals arrest you, the arrest will almost always take place regardless of what you say. Anything you say to them will be written in an official police report and forwarded to the prosecutor for possible use against you.
Remember that in many cases, law enforcement officials who arrest you may have no knowledge of your case. They are merely arresting you pursuant to an arrest warrant or based on information given to them by others. Assume that the arrest will take place and conduct yourself accordingly, as suggested above.
Each year thousands of people are arrested by state and federal authorities. Many of those people are innocent. The way to prove your innocence is by retaining a good and experienced criminal defense lawyer. Individual efforts to help yourself almost always fail and may well undermine the efforts of your criminal defense attorney.
Criminal law is a very specialized field of law, involving aspects of constitutional law, substantive criminal law and criminal procedure. It is essential that you retain the services of a respected, competent and experienced criminal defense attorney who is equipped to handle your case properly.
If you are being investigated, you may learn about it from friends, neighbors, co-workers, or by receipt of grand jury subpoena. As soon as you believe that you are being investigated, do not discuss the case with anyone other than a criminal defense attorney. Don’t discuss the matter with neighbors, co-workers or the marshals who serve you the subpoena. Try to get copies of any subpoenas or documents and immediately bring them to your criminal defense attorney. People whom you believe are friendly to you may be forced to be a witness against you. Therefore, anything you may have told them or tell them can be used as evidence against you.
No one is immune from arrest. It doesn’t matter what your economic, education or social status. It doesn’t matter if you are innocent. Everyone is potentially subject to being arrested and charged with committing a criminal offense. It is for that reason that you should take the time to meet with a top criminal defense attorney now so that you can have the attorney’s name and phone number ready should there ever be a problem. If the lawyer knows you, he or she is better able to respond. For example, your attorney can help you arrange for bail so that you can be released from custody as quickly as possible.
Often a court appearance is necessary before a bond is set or to reduce the bond. The only reliable advice you should seek in circumstances relating to an arrest, bonding out, and your case, is from an experienced criminal defense attorney; not from a police officer, federal agent or bondsman. The only privileged communications you have regarding your case are with your criminal defense attorney. So, when you talk with your criminal defense lawyer, be candid and tell the truth.
Being under investigation or being arrested is a devastating experience for anyone. It affects your life in many ways. It can affect your health, your family, your job, your relationships and your peace of mind. Stress can be a terrible thing and the best way to manage it in a situation involving an investigation or an arrest is to have a good, competent criminal defense lawyer that you trust and believe in. I hope you will never need the advice that has been provided here. If you do, I urge you follow it.
Experienced and Effective Legal Representation in Miami Criminal Defense
Protect your rights and your best chances for a positive outcome by not speaking to the police until you have spoken with a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney. Jeffrey Weiner works to obtain the best possible result at every stage of a criminal proceeding, from investigation and arrest to trial, sentencing and appeals. Our office works to prevent charges from being filed or get charges dismissed, to achieve an acquittal or not guilty verdict, or to overturn a conviction or obtain the least amount of punishment, including probation or alternative sentencing. If you are being investigated for a crime or have been arrested by state or federal authorities, contact Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A. to speak with a qualified Miami criminal defense attorney who can go to work right away to protect your rights and get you the best outcome possible.