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Fort Lauderdale & Miami Pre Filing Representation

Fort Lauderdale DUI Lawyer – Miami Criminal Attorney

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a Felony in Miami Dade County, the hiring of a Miami Criminal Lawyer in the early stages of the case is essential. When someone is arrested, they often think the charges they were arrested for are what they will be charged with in court. This is not always the case.

The Miami State Attorney’s Office has a pre filing unit that specifically reviews every Felony arrest to see if the charges have merit. This is where a knowledgeable Miami Criminal Lawyer comes into play. We are able to establish contact with the lawyer that will be reviewing the file. Once contact is established, a good Miami Criminal Lawyer will then prepare a detailed memorandum stating the facts of the case from the Defendant’s point of view. In addition, the memorandum will include legal arguments as to why the State Attorney should not file charges. Sometimes pictures, letters of recommendation and other exhibits are helpful as well.

There is no better way to dispose of a Miami criminal case than to have the State Attorney announce a “No Action” on the file. This means that the case will not be filed and the Defendant will not be prosecuted at that time. The Defendant is then free to leave and will be able to get their bond back without any court costs. It is still possible the State Attorney will choose to file the case at a later time if new information evolves, but most times once a “No Action” has been announced, the case is over.

Contact the Law Offices of Gilbert and Smallman and speak directly to one of our Miami Criminal Lawyers. We offer free consultations and are always available to speak to our clients. You won’t be talking to a legal assistant when you call our firm. You will be talking directly to an actual Miami Criminal Lawyer.

In Fort Lauderdale and Miami, our attorneys handle cases in the following areas of criminal law:

Our Law Offices are Located at:

Broward Office
(As of March 28, 2014)

Law Offices of Gilbert & Smallman PLLC
3475 Sheridan St. #301
Hollywood, FL 33021
Cell: (954) 661-7371
Office: (954) 251-3106
Fax: (954) 404-6003

Miami Office

Law Offices of Gilbert & Smallman PLLC
The White Building
One Northeast Second Ave,
Suite 200
Miami, FL 33132
Cell: (786) 371-4431
Office: (786) 863-8568

Tallahassee Office

Law Offices of Gilbert & Smallman PLLC
909 East Park Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: (850) 391-7045
Fax: (850) 391-6152

North Miami Office

Law Offices of Gilbert & Smallman PLLC
12550 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 800
North Miami, FL 33181
Office: ((786) 863-8568
Cell: (786) 371-4431
Fax: (954) 404-6003