Have you been arrested or received a summons to appear? Make sure that your constitutional rights are protected and not violated. With the help of a skilled criminal defense lawyer, you may be able to win your case, have the charges dropped or reduce your penalties. At Schwam-Wilcox & Associates in Orlando, we provide criminal defense representation to people charged with misdemeanors and felonies throughout Florida.
Strong Defense From A Former Criminal Prosecutor And Former Public Defender
Our founding attorney, Camy B. Schwam-Wilcox, is a former prosecutor for Orange and Osceola counties and has been practicing criminal defense since 2002. She understands how her opponents operate because she has served in their position. She knows their tactics, and she knows effective strategies for overcoming those tactics.
If you have been charged with a crime, it is important to act quickly. The sooner we can get started, the more opportunities we may be able to pursue toward a positive outcome.
Defense Against All Felony And Misdemeanor Charges
We are willing to go the distance to provide a positive outcome. Our lawyers dedicate all of the time and attention necessary to resolve your case to your satisfaction, and if it cannot be resolved through plea bargaining, then your case will go to trial. As an experienced trial lawyer, Camy B. Schwam-Wilcox has achieved a great deal of success in the courtroom, and one of her serious criminal defense cases was featured on “48 Hours.”
We defend against all criminal charges, including but not limited to:
- Child abuse
- Drug charges
- Domestic violence
- Expunction and record sealing
- Juvenile crimes
- License violations
- Traffic violations
- Pretrial diversion
- Violation of probation
The right to a speedy trial is guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution. This means if you are charged with a misdemeanor, the state must have your trial within ninety (90) days from your arrest, and if it is a felony charge, the state must have your trial within one hundred seventy-five (175) days from your arrest. These time periods commence once the defendant is charged and applies to all defendants, whether they are in custody, on pretrial release, on bail or released on their own recognizance.
There are certain factors to be considered when this right is being taken into consideration. Here are a few: if the defendant has asserted his/her right to a speedy trial, the length of any delay, the state’s reasoning behind the delay as well as any prejudice to the accused caused by such delay, and if the defendant waived his or her right to a speedy trial. Every person charged with a crime also has the right to file a “Demand for Speedy Trial” and demand that a trial be held within 60 days. An accused who files this type of pleading is stating that he or she has diligently investigated the case and that he or she is prepared to go to trial. However, this right does not apply to persons who are being held in custody outside of the jurisdiction.
Call 407-245-7700, or send us an email to schedule a complimentary consultation. Our attorneys are ready to listen and help!
Discuss Your Criminal Defense Case With A Skilled Attorney
If you are in need of a criminal defense attorney (lawyer) in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake or other counties throughout Florida call Schwam-Wilcox & Associates at 407-245-7700, or Contact Us by completing the form below to schedule a consultation. Schwam-Wilcox & Associates is a firm you can trust, and our attorneys are ready to help you with your legal needs. The main office is conveniently located near Winter Park in Orlando, with appointments also available with satellite offices in The Villages.