Criminal Defense Services

Your Criminal Defense Lawyer


"Who is in your corner?"

Adam Stout represents clients accused of traffic, misdemeanor, and felony offenses, including:

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 the trial.

Criminal law is a system that seeks to correct and provide consequences for illegal and criminal acts. This area of law entails the determination of an individual’s guilt and proposed sanctions for such criminal actions. Unlike civil law proceedings, there is a strong focus with regard to the consequences and penalties for individuals who break the law in criminal law proceedings. Florida's criminal laws were created with the intention to benefit society by correcting wrongdoings, removing dangerous individuals from particular environments, and maintaining the overall safety and security of a given area as well as the people and property within the area.

A criminal defense attorney works to support and represent accused individuals throughout the criminal law process. The services provided by criminal law attorneys can include a variety of different items, such as case investigations, preparing a client for trial, and fighting to mediate or reduce sentencing on part of the judge and/or prosecution once a client is charged with a crime. These individuals may also assist clients with gaining license reinstatements and promoting the client’s interests and needs in a court of law. Ultimately, criminal defense attorneys serve to help individuals who are charged with crimes achieve the most favorable outcomes possible.

If you are arrested, we recommend that you contact an experienced defense lawyer as soon as possible. If you have been arrested, there may be other consequences coming your way, such as additional charges and/or an extended prison sentence. By speaking with a lawyer, you have the opportunity to gain the advice, guidance, and representation that you need to move forward with your life. You will need to act carefully and strategically to secure your freedom and navigate the criminal law arena. This is only possible with the assistance of a qualified criminal defense attorney.

A defense attorney will provide you with every piece of information to benefit your case, including your rights, privileges, and responsibilities in regard to Florida law. A criminal law defense attorney will also advocate on your behalf in a court of law, facilitating the likelihood that your case results with the most favorable terms possible. What’s more, a defense lawyer can also provide you with the support and reassurance required throughout each step of your criminal law proceeding.

Client Testimonials


Client's Rating: 5 of 5

"Mr. Stout was very professional and kind. He kept me informed as to the status of my case at all times and fought hard to make sure we had fair representation."

– L.P.

Client's Rating: 5 of 5

"I hired Adam after my oldest had gotten himself in over his head! I can tell you that Adam takes every case (big or small) very seriously and handles it with extreme confidence, passion and he never quits! When Adam says he works for his clients, he DOES just that! No matter what you are facing, hand it over to Stout Defense! I’m forever grateful — thank you Adam!"

– L.W.P.

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