Police Follow Through On Tough Talk And Bust Spring Breakers
Last fall, Miami Beach police sent letters to a bunch of colleges, sororities, and fraternities asking them to tell their students and members, “If you come to Miami Beach for Spring Break, you must obey our laws. If you do not, you will be arrested.”
Although every college student that message was passed on to probably laughed at its patronizing tone, the law enforcement officers across Miami-Dade county took it to heart. This spring, the police have been aggressively cracking down on vacationers who commit any sort of violation.
If you were arrested or ticketed for any sort of offense you allegedly committed while visiting the Miami area, and you need a local attorney to help you fight the charges, contact our office today to talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Locked Up Abroad In Miami
Getting charged with a crime while you are on vacation really stinks. Going through that experience when you are miles away from family or friends who can come bail you out makes you feel like you might as well be on an episode of Locked Up Abroad.
Much like on that show, finding a lawyer, who knows the quirks of the local legal system can be a lifesaver. You may only be here for a few days, but that doesn’t mean that you should be treated unfairly. Or that you should be punished more than a local. That’s where we come in.
The lawyers on the Valiente, Carollo and McElligott PLLC team have handled hundreds of cases in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. We know which towns like to stick it to people for having a good time, and which ones are willing to resolve the matters quickly. We know how to fight the low level charges all of the various law enforcement agencies write people up for when things get rowdy. And we have appeared before most – if not all – of the local judges. We won’t let you be mistreated just because you’re not from “The 305.”
Will I Have To Appear In Court?
Depending on the severity of the crime you have been charged with, you may not be required to appear in court. Many non-local clients have the lawyers in our firm appear on their behalf rather than taking time off work and going to the expense of traveling back to Miami.
In our experience, the legal system does not treat absentee defendants who choose to have an attorney appear on their behalf in court any differently than it does defendants who choose to face the judge in person.
Helping You Get On With Your Life
It is easy to get caught up in the party atmosphere that thrives here in South Florida, and when that happens, it sometimes leads to poor choices. But poor choices you make while on vacation should not haunt you for the rest of your life. Working with an experienced, local criminal defense attorney can help you clear your name and get on with your life.
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