Areas of Practice
White Collar Crime
A white collar crime is a non-violent act that uses some form of illegal means for financial gain. These offenses are not to be taken lightly as they can be punished severely. If you’ve been accused of a white collar crime, you need a well thought out and prepared defense.
Murder and manslaughter charges are two of the most serious crimes to be accused of. If convicted, the accused could spend the rest of their natural life behind bars. Therefore, it’s critical to have a strong defensive team on your side.
The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) is a federal law designed to eliminate organized crime. If you, or someone you know, is charged with RICO violation, it is extremely important to get the help from experienced attorneys.
Assault & Battery Offenses
Assault and Battery offenses are crimes that involve the unwanted or offensive contact between persons or the imminent threat thereof. If you, or someone you know, is charged with Assault or Battery, it is extremely important to get the help from experienced attorneys.
Being charged with a Drug Offense may have serious collateral consequences including denial of public housing, financial aid, the ability to serve in the military or armed forces, various employment opportunities and in some states, a license to operate a motor vehicle.
Domestic Violence Offenses
Domestic Violence involves instances where there is an accusation of violence against a family member or certain individuals who happen to live together. In Florida, the legislature has created special treatment and penalties for individuals charged with domestic violence crimes.
Kidnapping is a felony of the first degree punishable by a sentence of imprisonment of up to 30 years. If you, or someone you know, is charged with a Kidnapping Offense, it is extremely important to get the help from experienced attorneys.
Sexual Violence Offenses
Sex crimes cover a broad category of offenses that involve unwanted or nonconsensual sexual contact. Merely being charged can have devastating consequences. If you are charged with a sex crime, it is extremely important to get help from experienced attorneys.
Firearms & Weapons Offenses
Certain laws restrict the type of firearms that one may possess, while others place limitations on the time and place where one can carry a weapon. These laws often vary from state-to-state. However, federal laws apply uniformly throughout the country.
When facing a theft crime in Florida, one can be facing legal consequences such as incarceration, heavy fines, and driver’s license suspension. Since there is a wide array of theft crimes, there are also a wide magnitude of penalties one can face.
Resisting Arrest Offenses
It does not take much for an officer to accuse one of resisting arrest.
Even if the underlying charge does not hold merit or it is dismissed by the Court, prosecutors will often still go forward and seek punishment for resisting arrest.
Conviction for driving under the influence will result in severe penalties. The severity of the consequences will depend upon numerous factors such as prior DUI convictions, your BAC at the time of arrest, and any aggravating factors that were involved in the incident.
Motor Vehicle Offenses
A Motor Vehicle Offense may be characterized as a traffic violation, misdemeanor or felony offense. Motor Vehicle Offenses, depending on type and severity, may have consequences ranging from license restrictions, fines and even jail.
Jury Tampering • Witness Tampering
Tampering with Physical Evidence
Criminal Mischief • Disorderly Conduct/Intoxication
Loitering or Prowling • Hate Crimes
Extraditions • Probation Violations • Warrants
Perjury • Seal and Expunge • Arson
At Bruno & Schoenthal, we believe that representing clients begins and ends with total preparation.
We also believe that trial is often your best course of action. By preparing a case for trial from the beginning, you leave no stone unturned. When you approach a case this way you often find facts or defenses that can lead to your charges being dismissed or allow you to have a stronger position when negotiating with the government. If you or your attorney is unprepared, there’s no way you can expect a positive outcome in court. That’s why when we approach a case, our first step is to begin fully preparing for trial so you get a complete representation. Unlike other firms who assign a single lawyer to each client, we work together on every single case and we believe in a client-centered approach. This means you will get the benefit of our combined experience and problem solving skills.
By working together, we can develop strategies and initiatives that will help us be successful in court.
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