Located in Broward County, the City of Plantation is home to about 85,000 residents and is named for the former Everglades Plantation Company, upon which it sits.
Plantation Criminal Defense Attorney Richard Ansara represents clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges, including:
- Drug Possession
- Drug Sales
- Grow House/Meth Lab Charges
- Traffic Ticket Defense
- Domestic Violence
- Juvenile Crime
- Sex Offenses
Having an experienced Plantation DUI defense attorney at your side can be invaluable when facing allegations that you were driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If your breathalyzer test was over the legal limit of .08 (or if you refused to blow) you have just 10 days to request an administrative hearing to contest the suspension of your driver’s license.
An experienced drunk driving defense attorney can challenge your driver’s license suspension, as well as the underlying criminal cases. Fewer than half the 40,000 motorists charged with drunk driving in Florida are convicted during any given year. Mounting a defense is your responsibility. The penalties for conviction can include fines, jail time, job loss, skyrocketing insurance premiums, probation and mandatory treatment.
In fact, the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles reports the cost of a DUI conviction can reach $20,000. Hiring an experienced law firm is always money well spent.
Domestic violence charges in Plantation are another area of the law where overzealous enforcement and outsized consequences can cost a defendant who lacks experienced legal help. In virtually every instance in which police are called to a domestic disturbance, someone is getting arrested. Typically, it’s the male.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reports 7,000 people a year are charged with domestic violence in Broward County. Such cases can also include a wide variety of other charges, from murder, to aggravated assault, forcible rape and stalking. The legal consequences, combined with the social stigma associated with being convicted of domestic violence, means defending your rights is critical in the wake of such allegations.
An allegation of domestic violence can not only impact divorce and child custody cases, but a restraining order may even prevent you from returning home or seeing your children. A conviction can revoke your right to own firearms and can prevent you from working in certain professions or obtaining certain occupational licenses.
At The The Ansara Law Firm, we understand the anger and frustration that can result from being accused of a crime. We urge clients to remember that it’s not what they are charged with that counts. What matters is what you are convicted of in a court of law. Being anxious and frustrated about being criminally charged is normal because you have no control over the situation. Consulting an experienced criminal defense firm and reasserting that control is the first step to putting an incident behind you and moving on with your life.
If you have been arrested in Broward County, contact The Ansara Law Firm for a free initial consultation to discuss your rights. Call (954) 761-4011.