How We Defend You Against Violent Crime Charges

If you have been charged with a violent crime, it is important to have a criminal defense lawyer to represent you as soon as possible in the process, ideally at arraignment. Your rights, freedom and record are too important.

A criminal defense attorney can:

  • Challenge probable cause for arrest
  • Argue in favor of being released on your own recognizance or on very low bail
  • Intervene early and convince the prosecutor to "no file" (not file charges)
  • Negotiate plea bargains with prosecutors
  • Discuss the pros and cons of going to trial
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of pleading guilty instead of going to trial

At Bodiford Law, P.A., we work with our clients to craft a theory of defense based on a detailed review of the prosecution's case and their own investigative findings. To develop the theory of defense and a litigation plan, Joe Bodiford works extensively in interviewing witnesses, reviewing documentation, and deposing prosecution witnesses. Mr. Bodiford also enlists investigators and forensic specialists who assist in preparation of the client's defenses, cross-examination of government witnesses, and presentation of exculpatory evidence.

Beware Of The Plea Lawyer

There are times when a plea agreement may be in your best interests, but you should never become the victim of an attorney's inexperience, lack of preparation or laziness. Every case is unique and you need an expert to thoroughly examine all possible defenses. Don't let an inexperienced attorney jeopardize your freedom or your case.

Learn More About How We Can Defend You

To discuss your case with our highly experienced criminal trial attorney, contact Bodiford Law, P.A., online or call us in Tallahassee at 850-222-4529 (for existing clients) and 850-583-7381 (for new clients). We offer free consultations, so please don't hesitate to call today.