Your Criminal Defense Lawyer
"Mistakes are human; it is my job to sort them out."
Adam Stout represents clients accused of traffic, misdemeanor, and felony offenses, including:
- Assault & Battery
- Assault & Battery on a Police Officer
- Bench Warrants
- Criminal Mischief
- Cyber Crimes
- Disorderly Conduct
- Domestic Violence Crimes
- Driving Without a (Valid) License
- Driving With a Suspended License
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Drug Offenses
- Fraud Offenses
- Juvenile Offenses
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Probation Violations
- Resisting With / Without Violence
- Sealing & Expungement
- Theft Crimes
- Violation of an Injunction
- Violent Crimes
- Weapon Offenses
- White Collar Crimes
In Florida, your driving privileges are automatically suspended following an arrest for a DUI. This is what they call an "administrative suspension" of your driver's license. To regain your ability to drive, you could do one of two things. The first option is to apply for your restricted license to drive to and from work and school. The second option involves challenging the administrative suspension. To do this, you must take steps to challenge the suspension within the first ten days following your arrest. Later on, there will be an administrative hearing before the DMV. This is an excellent opportunity to explore the state's case for strengths and weaknesses. If the government fails to prove that you were driving under the influence, your driving privileges will be reinstated. This may later change depending upon the outcome of your case.
You have a constitutional right to a speedy trial. For misdemeanor offenses, the state is obligated to bring your case to trial within 90 days of your arrest. And with felony offenses, that number rises to 175 days. This does not mean that your case will be over in three to seven months. There are certain delays which could prevent you from having your day in court during that timeframe. This is because every case is different. By contacting a criminal defense attorney, the facts of your case can be reviewed, and you can be given a projected estimate as to the length of your case.
There are two types of trials, bench trials and jury trials. Depending upon the circumstances, it may be more advantageous for you to go with one over the other. To understand this, you need to speak with a criminal defense attorney. As you can tell, "criminal defense attorney" is being referenced over and over. This is because there are many different kinds of lawyers, and you need an experienced attorney in criminal law. By retaining Adam, you will have a lawyer who has handled thousands of criminal cases. Adam's knowledge of the law, in addition to his experience in the courtroom, makes him a very skilled defense attorney. And equally important, Adam is not afraid to mount an aggressive legal defense on your behalf. This begins immediately after your arrest, and up through and until the end of trial.