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Your Criminal Defense Advocates

Criminal Defense Lawyers
in Fort Myers

Your Advocates for When You Need Tenacious Defenders

The criminal justice system of the United States has been founded on the principle that everyone should be viewed and treated as innocent until they are proven to be guilty in the court of law. However, it seems that as the years and decades go by, people accused of criminal acts are viewed in a negatively biased light from the moment of their arrest instead of facing neutral judgement. Strong and honest criminal defenders are needed now, more than ever, to uphold the rights of the average American and the decrees of our Constitution.

It is for this reason and many more that Your Advocates are proud to be the Fort Myers criminal defense attorneys you can rely on. For more than 54 years, we have been providing our clients with trustworthy and knowledgeable legal counsel for a wide variety of legal matters, earning us a solid reputation among Florida communities. If you are feeling the pressure of the criminal justice system and do not believe it intends to give you the fair trial you deserve, it is time for you to contact our team.

Criminal Defense Cases We Handle

The legislation of Florida State is extensive, filled with intricate and little-known laws and regulations. Many of our clients have been accused of committing an act that they never knew could be considered criminal. Others still are accused of crimes they never committed, being arrested due to exaggerations, misunderstandings, or falsified claims. Regardless of the evidence against you, the circumstances of your arrest, or the nature of the charges you are facing, you can depend on our Fort Myers criminal defense lawyers for responsive and fast-acting advocacy in your time of need.

Criminal defense cases we can handle for our clients include:

  • Assault and battery
  • Drug crimes
  • DUI
  • Murder
  • Sex crimes
  • Theft crimes
  • White collar crimes

Penalties for the Typical Conviction in Florida

The criminal justice system has become notorious for penalizing convicted offenders in what many see as excessive ways. Misdemeanors and minor crimes can take thousands out of someone’s life and sully their livelihood. Felony and federal crime convictions are even more damaging, locking people up for decades or for life in many instances. If you have been charged with a crime, no matter how insignificant or benign it might seem to you, know that the Florida State criminal justice system is taking it seriously and wants to slam you with as many penalties as it can.

Sentencing used during the convictions of most crimes in Florida can include:

  • High fines ranging into the thousands of dollars
  • Jail time, ranging from a few months to many years
  • Restrictive probationary periods after release
  • Community service or educational courses

Beyond these administrative and criminal penalties, convicts of all walks of life must live with a mark on their criminal record. This single note can strip them of their chances to further their education, live in certain areas, and secure employment. Mandatory sex offender list registration, which is a penalty for nearly all sex crimes, will also destroy their reputation and can disallow them from seeing their own children.

Help is here—You only need to call (239) 970-6844!

Your Advocates make our clients’ positive experience our priority but it is the beneficial outcome of their case that is our goal. When you need a Fort Myers criminal defense attorney who genuinely cares about your wellbeing and your future stability, we want you to know, without a doubt, that we are committed to protecting you from the unforgiving judgement of the legal system.

Schedule your FREE consultation with our team today and we can begin outlining and exploring your defense options.

How We're Different:

  • Dedicated & caring service
  • 65 years' combined experience
  • One-on-one attention
  • Customized strategies
  • Accessible - 24 hour response time
  • El abogado habla español

Read What Our Past Clients
have to Say About Us:

  • The sellers are comfortable, the family in New York are calm and happy, and we have a successful closing. Thank you Rich!

    “I'm selling a riverfront home for an older couple, and the closing is scheduled for Monday at 1 pm. The daughter calls me from NY on Sunday at 5 pm and they are freaking out because there isn't an attorney present to protect the family's interests, and tha”

    James Sommers

  • Thank you "Your Advocates" for all the support!!!

    “Mr. Richard Ricciardi... has a great gift, an ear for the human soul. We needed some MAJOR assistance to save my mom's house and fulfill her wish to bless her five children. The house was sold and the family receives a surplus... talking about... a win, a ”

    George Folkes, PR * The Estate of Almead G. Folkes

  • Personal, prompt, well versed and spoken.

    “I hired Rita Jackman for my rental issue with our non-existent landlord. Personal, prompt, well versed and spoken. She reviewed the information, made a determination, and set forth a path that was easy for my wife and I to understand. Returns calls and e-m”

    James Orlando

  • He was truly a dedicated and capable advocate.

    “I recently was in need of an attorney to handle a divorce and luckily, my research led me to Mr. Jorge Santana. Mr. Santana guided me through a very difficult and painful experience with compassion, expertise and straight-forward honesty..These admirable c”

    Victoria J. Baker

  • Her knowledge of law and her leadership has made me feel confident with my legal challenges.

    “Rita Jackman is very personable and is always available. Her knowledge of law and her leadership has made me feel confident with my legal challenges. I would recommend this office to anyone needing a professional team that quickly and efficiently tackles y”

    Donovan Dungan