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Criminal Defense

St. Augustine Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Facing a criminal charge by yourself can be a very daunting and traumatic experience – after all, it’s your life, freedom, and future on the line. Whatever accusations you’re facing, rest assured that our experienced St. Augustine criminal defense attorneys can provide you with the customized legal counsel and sound strategies you deserve.

Even if prosecutors are eager to make an example of your case, our team at Owenby Law, P.A. will fight to ensure that your Constitutional rights are protected throughout the legal process. Backed by over 20 years of serving Florida clients, we can provide compassionate counsel and vigorous advocacy for your criminal case.

Don’t delay – speak with an attorney today! Call (904) 674-8779 anytime 24/7 to reach our team.

Criminal Cases We Can Take On

At Owenby Law, P.A., we can represent you in any of the following matters:

  • Domestic violence
  • DUI charges
  • Theft crimes
  • Probation violations and bench warrants
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Physical and sexual assault
  • Commercial traffic violations
  • Felony crimes
  • Drug crimes

Frequently Asked Questions: Criminal Law

When you’ve been arrested for a crime – regardless of the nature of the charge – you will likely have many questions about the potential penalties and risks, as well as your basic legal rights. As a full-service law firm committed to personalized, results-oriented representation, our attorneys will strive to answer your primary questions during a free 30-minute consultation. Until then, we’ve provided a few frequently-asked questions we often hear from our clients.

Can the Police Search Me Without Consent?

Law enforcement can only search your person, house, or belongings if they have “probable cause” to suspect that they will find evidence linking you to a crime. To demonstrate probable cause, they must have a search warrant issued by a judge. If the police failed to observe this procedure when searching you for evidence, it could eventually be suppressed in your case.

Is Mental Illness a Defense in Criminal Cases?

Although mental illness or “insanity” is one possible legal defense, it’s very unlikely that you will meet the qualifications required for this strategy, as you must have a verified mental condition that prevents you from understanding right versus wrong. However, there are many other defense strategies that a seasoned lawyer will be able to help you pursue.

Some common defense strategies include:

  • Demonstrating that the prosecution has insufficient evidence
  • Showing that claims of non-consensual behavior are mistaken
  • Proving that the accused was forced to rely on self-defense from an attack
  • Showing proof of an alibi
  • Demonstrating that the police committed entrapment (forcing someone to act illegally)

How Does Bail Work?

After you’ve been arrested and taken into police custody, you may be released from jail if you can post bail. Bail is a sum that will be forfeit if the accused fails to appear for trial, and it can either be paid in full or by a hired bondsman for a percentage of the total.

Get the legal assistance you need today. Contact Owenby Law, P.A. to speak with a St. Augustine defense lawyer.

How Can We Help?

  • Meet Your Legal Professionals
    We put the time and care into your case that it deserves, and we are here to guide you through this process.
  • Handling All Aspects of the Legal Process
    We are the reputable and reliable law firm you need on your side during your legal matter. We handle all types of cases!
  • Answers to Your Legal Questions
    The legal process can be daunting, and we understand you may have questions. Review our FAQ page to find helpful answers.

The Benefits of Hiring Owenby Law, P.A.

Owenby Law, P.A. is here to help you get the results you need with a team you can trust.

  • Free Initial Consultations
  • Successfully Handled Thousands of Cases
  • Backed by Over 20 Years of Experience
  • Personalized, Results-Oriented Representation
  • A Team of Compassionate Advocates On Your Side
  • Flexible Payment Plans Available