Do you need an experienced criminal defense attorney for charges you may be facing in Daytona Beach, FL? The attorneys at the Law Office of Leanna J. Smith specialize in criminal defense including DUI Charges, Drug Charges and Sealing and Expunging criminal records.
If you’ve been charged with a crime in Volusia County, you’ll soon realize that the court system is complex and often frightening, especially if you don’t have the competent representation and guidance of a top criminal defense lawyer. There are a number of attorneys to choose from in the Daytona Beach area, but quickly hiring a big-name lawyer in the wake of your offense, charge or arrest does little to guarantee you a solid defense. Here are a few things you should consider:
The advantage of choosing a small firm with two talented criminal attorneys can’t be overstated. The persistent dedication and personal attention Attorney Smith and Attorney Vidal-Collazo offer their clients makes all the difference in the courtroom.
Attorney Smith is a former prosecutor in the state of Florida and as such has a solid understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of criminal law proceedings. Her broad knowledge base, prior experience, and fierce talent for analyzing cases effectively and efficiently will help you facilitate an appropriate defense, without instilling you with unrealistic expectations.
The success Attorney Smith has both in and out of the courtroom is the result of relentless research, hard work, creativity—and the genuine respect and understanding she has for each of her clients. Attorney Smith knows that, “Everybody has a story, everybody has a reason for the things that they do. Each individual person has their own facts, circumstances and history that come to bear upon how they get into the criminal justice system.” And the best asset of her criminal defense strategy is the way she is able to convey that to the prosecutor and judge as she advocates for her clients.
Attorney Vidal-Collazo worked as a prosecutor with the Office of the State Attorney of the 7th Judicial Circuit for over five years. Throughout his tenure as an Assistant State Attorney, Attorney Vidal was assigned to prosecute criminal cases in the DeLand Courthouse. Attorney Vidal was a prosecutor in juvenile, misdemeanor, and felony cases. As a lawyer for the State, Attorney Vidal negotiated both minor and serious cases, litigated a vast variety of legal and evidence issues, and participated in numerous trials on a broad range of cases, from Selling Fish Without a License, to D.U.I., to 2nd Degree Murder With a Firearm.
Attorney Carlos J. Vidal-Collazo has always taken pride in being a straightforward, honest, and fair lawyer with an outstanding work ethic. He is known as a respectful lawyer that always battles for what is right. Attorney Vidal-Collazo is also fully bilingual in English and Spanish which makes him uniquely qualified to assist Spanish speaking clients in all criminal matters the firm handles.
DUI Charges – A DUI Conviction can result in you losing your driver’s license from 6 months to the rest of your life and it can result in jail time or heavy fines. If you have been arrested for DUI it is important to retain an experienced DUI Attorney that will give you the best opportunity to get through the process without jail time and with as minimal impact on your driving privileges as possible.
Drug Charges – The State of Florida assigns a schedule to each different class of drug you may have been charged with possession of. Those classifications are Schedules 1 – Schedule 5 and each of the five drug schedules is based on the potential for abuse, with Schedule 1 having the most potential for abuse. Schedule 1 – Schedule 4 are considered felonies in Florida and each come with different ranges of penalties. If you have been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance please contact our Law Firm today and let one of our Drug Attorneys help you determine your best defense.
Let the Law Office of Leanna J. Smith advocate for your criminal defense if you’re facing DUI or drug charges in Daytona Beach, DeLand, Deltona and other surrounding areas of Volusia County, FL. As a boutique law firm, our attorneys provide our clients with a personalized experience. Contact us today at 386-943-9797 for a consultation. Asistimos a los clientes de habla hispana!