Sentencing Hearings & Sentencing Reductions
When are sentencing hearings & sentencing reductions a possibility?
When an accused offender is successfully prosecuted in a criminal case, a sentence is imposed that usually consists of imprisonment and fines as well as penalties associated with the offender's drivers' license and/or forfeiture of assets.
Under Florida law, the maximum amount of prison/jail time a particular defendant is subject to is predefined by Florida Statute; however, the minimum is arrived at via a somewhat complicated set of formulas and points, taking into consideration mitigating and enhancing factors. At a sentencing hearing, the Defendant has the right to put on a case in support of a particular sentence, even if the desired sentence is below the lawful minimum; however, strict legal procedures must be followed. It is therefore essential to have the support of a skilled and knowledgeable
Miami criminal defense attorney when attending sentencing hearings or seeking sentencing reductions so that you can be sure that your best interests are always protected.
Sentencing reductions are a very real possibility in many cases. An effective lawyer will be able to offer convincingly offer to the court, viable reasons for a sentence reduction. For example, cooperation with law enforcement, payment of restitution, and lack of a prior criminal record. However, to be successful at a sentencing hearing, requires a strong knowledge of the law, the applicable sentencing guidelines, and the defendant's personal history. The point is: It pays to have a skilled attorney fighting for you…it could mean years of difference.
Miami Sentencing Hearings & Reductions
Mait Law is a full-service criminal defense firm that fights for the rights of its clients. Whether you are facing charges of a
white collar crime,
internet and computer crimes,
sex crimes, drug sale, drug trafficking, or a violent crime, just to name a few, rely on the skill and expertise of a former prosecutor. Attorney Adam Mait is a former Assistant State Attorney who has extensive knowledge of sentencing guidelines and who has the know-how to develop well-thought-out and successful approaches to sentencing reduction and sentencing hearings.
Contact a Miami criminal defense attorney
if you are expecting to be convicted of a crime that you have committed, and want to seek the support of a skilled legal professional who can work to negotiate your sentence.