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Frequently Asked Questions

When facing any kind of criminal allegations, it is always a smart idea to do your homework and look into the specific questions you have regarding your charges. It is not a good idea to go into a court room situation without any previous knowledge. Without the proper legal answers, you may find it impossible to create a defense against harsh prosecutors. Attorney David Golden has compiled a list of some of the most commonly asked questions that he receives, and put together a list of relevant answers for both prospective and current clients.

Should you have further concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our firm as soon as possible. As an AV® Preeminent rated lawyer, he is esteemed for his ethical and professional manner by which he handles each case. We also encourage you to fill out our free case evaluation form today to allow Attorney Golden to review your case and determine how he might best be of service to you or your loved one in need.

What is a criminal defense attorney?
A criminal defense attorney is someone who represents clients accused of both low level or high level misdemeanor and felony crimes. An attorney can challenge and negotiate the charges that you may face in the effort to have them lowered or dismissed completely. At David Golden, P.A. we are very familiar with the criminal court system, including both state and federal laws. If you or a loved one is under investigation for a crime in Martin County, Florida, please contact attorney David Golden immediately.

Do you represent federal crimes?
Yes. David Golden, P.A. is very familiar with both the state and federal criminal court system and has over twenty years of legal experience. If you want a knowledgeable Martin County criminal defense attorney with skill, please contact Mr. Golden immediately to discuss the federal charges that you or a loved one may face.

What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony offense?
The difference between a misdemeanor and felony offense is the following: a misdemeanor is a lower level crime and anyone convicted may face up to 1 year in jail, fines, restitution, community service, probation, parole and many other serious penalties. A felony is a high level crime and can result in up to a lifetime prison sentence or a death penalty sentence; in addition to several other very harsh penalties.

What are my legal rights when I am arrested for a crime?
When a person is arrested for a crime they have many legal rights under the Fifth Amendment, also known as the Miranda Rights. Under these rights a person has the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney; in addition to many other legal rights. It is the advice of our firm that you do not say anything to law enforcement or investigators until you contact and speak with attorney David Golden first about your case.

Does Florida have a “Three Strikes Law”?
Yes. The state of Florida has a "Three Strikes Law" which states that for a felony offense a person may receive a “strike”. Once a third “strike” is received a person may face a lifetime behind bars.

Why should I hire a lawyer?
Anytime you or a loved one is being investigated, charged or has been arrested for a crime it is critical to hire a lawyer. A lawyer will understand all aspects of the criminal court system and will fight in the effort to keep you from incarceration. Failure to hire a Martin County criminal defense lawyer can mean the difference between your freedom and years behind bars.

David Golden, P.A. - Stuart Criminal Defense Lawyer
Located at 903 SE Central Parkway Stuart, FL 34994. View Map
Phone: 772-220-440