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The City of Sunrise is located in Southwestern Broward County and has a population of about 85,000 residents. It started life as Sunrise Golf Village and had just 4,300 residents in the late 1960s. Today, Sawgrass Mills and other developments continue to reflect the region’s phenomenal growth.

Sunrise Defense Attorney Richard Ansara defends the rights of clients facing criminal charges throughout the area, including Weston, Davie, Tamarac, Lauderhill and Plantation.

The Ansara Law Firm are conveniently located in Broward County. As an experienced Sunrise DUI defense lawyer and criminal defense attorney, Richard Ansara handle both misdemeanor and felony cases, including:

Richard Ansara understands there are many ways to challenge an arrest for drunk driving. Challenging the probable cause for the traffic stop and the results of field-sobriety and breathalyzer testing can result in a reduction or dismissal of the charges. Your defense attorney should also request an administrative hearing over the suspension of your driver’s license, which must be done within 10 days of arrest.

Broward County reports handling thousands of property crimes each year. Certain shoplifting and theft crimes may be considered misdemeanors – particularly for first-time offenders. But many others, including embezzlement from an employer, robbery, burglary, auto theft and carjacking, are considered serious felonies.

As an experienced Sunrise defense lawyer, Richard Ansara understands these are complex cases, with the penalties dictated by how you are charged and whether or not you are convicted. Receiving stolen property is another charge often slapped on a defendant. In many instances, the authorities use it as a means of pushing family and friends to cooperate.

Your best option in nearly all cases is to simply remain silent. In many instances, these cases are difficult for prosecutors to prove. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reports more than 3,000 robbery cases and nearly 20,000 burglary cases occur in Broward County each year. In all, more than 50,000 theft crimes are reported in Broward County every year – including nearly 5,000 cases of auto theft. In 2011, more than $170 million in good were reported stolen in Broward County. Only about $33 million was recovered. Goods included jewelry and precious medals, office equipment, firearms, cash and livestock.

At The Ansara Law Firm, we understand being charged with a crime can be frustrating and leave you feeling uncertain. We believe everyone deserves access to quality legal representation. It is by seeking legal assistance that you once again begin to take control of your life. We are committed to doing everything in our power to force a positive outcome on behalf of each client we accept the responsibility of representing. And we are committed to keeping you informed at each stage of your case.

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.

Client Reviews
“Just wanted to say what a professional law firm "The Ansara Law Firm" was in handling my case and can't thank Richard enough for keeping me calm and letting me know the status of my case. You really do care about your clients and made me feel at ease during my legal issues!” Andy Austin
"Richard was thorough, patient and went above and beyond to make a hard time for my family a little more bearable. I pray we never need a criminal defense attorney again, but if we do, there is NO doubt who we're going to!" Amy
"I had a dui case and Mr. Ansara made it go as smooth as possible. He was able to time everything so I could get a new company up and running without the dui effecting my ability to drive." Sean
"I have been a client of Richard Ansara for several years now, I am pleased with his outcomes on all my cases, patience, professionalism and courteousness when I come into his office. I would definitely recommend Ansara's Law Firm to friends and family for any of their future legal needs." Emily Gutierrez