The Best Spring Hill Criminal Defense Lawyer For You:
Getting arrested is a scary experience. Time is against you and you don’t know what to do next, and it only takes one wrong decision to alter your life forever. That’s why legal assistance after an arrest is so important. The right to an attorney in criminal court is enshrined in our nation’s laws. Kemp, Ruge, and Green Law Group is ready to fight your charges if you have been arrested in Spring Hill or anywhere else in the Tampa Bay Area.
There is only a short amount of time between an arrest and the arraignment. An arraignment is the procedure where you are required to give a formal plea to the charges brought against you. The choice you make here can affect you for the rest of your life. If you can get a criminal defense attorney on your side before then, you can get clear guidance on how to plead your case for the best result given the circumstances.
Our Criminal Defense Practice Areas:
Our Spring Hill criminal defense attorneys are ready to help you with your case. We specialize in the following case types:
Assault and Battery
Violations of Probation
Each of these areas has its own tricks and nuances for both the prosecution and the defense. That’s why we have attorneys on our side that used to be former prosecutors. Having experience on both sides of the law allows us to serve our clients better, and it allows us to counter many of the tactics of the prosecution. Our lead criminal defense attorney, Michael Kenny, served as a prosecutor for over 5 years prior to becoming a defense attorney. He is also one of the few criminal defense attorneys in the state of Florida to be Board Certified.
What does it mean to be Board Certified? It requires rigorous examination and trail experience to qualify. However, without getting into all the details, the important part you should know is that by earning this honor, the Florida Bar considers Michael Kenny an expert is criminal trial work. This distinction is something only a Board Certified Trial Lawyer can have, so wouldn’t you want an expert handling your case?
People who watch police shows know some of the possible results of a trial, but there are many other ways of avoiding trial you may not be familiar with. When you have a criminal defense attorney on your side, your attorney can negotiate with the prosecution for a better result than what they have in mind. For instance, if the prosecution offers a plea bargain we can counter with different terms. With some charges like DUI, we can divert the sentence away from jail time and into an intervention program that will have much less harm on your life. We can also work to get charges reduced to a lesser offense, or even get them dismissed. And if the worst happens and you are found guilty, we will do everything we can to convince the judge that you deserve a shorter sentence.
The options for each case varies on the charges and the circumstances. But for any case, the sooner you can reach Kemp, Ruge, & Green, the sooner we can get to work building a strong defense. By the time the arraignment happens, the prosecution may have persuaded you to take a plea deal that’s a bad deal for your future.
One of the most common reasons for convicted criminals to end up back in the courtroom is a probation violation. Probation violations are especially tricky to defend. No jury gets to hear what happened. It’s is your word against your parole officer’s word, and all too often they are going to get the benefit of the doubt. But if you have a lawyer skilled in the intricacies of probation hearings on your side, then you have a fighting chance to keep yourself from going back into jail.
Sometimes things go wrong and you’re late for a meeting with the officer. An illness could put you on a drug that turns up in a drug test. Unexpected expenses can come up that prevent you from paying probation fees. These are just some of the things that can go wrong during a period of probation, and all can land you in a lot of trouble if you cannot defend yourself. Kemp, Ruge, & Green is ready to help, but time is of the essence.
We don’t just handle large cases. Traffic offenses often cause more trouble than you might think. Having a lawyer that know how to deal with both the court system and the DMV can help you keep your license. Having your license suspended forces you to make difficult choices. If you’re caught driving on a suspended license you could face large fines or jail time, but if you stick with the law and can’t get a ride you could lose your job. Our Spring Hill DUI Attorneys at Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group can help you keep points off of your record by defending you in traffic court.
Drug offenses require special care. Due to our geographic location, Florida is a hotbed for drug trafficking. Our laws are especially strict compared to other states, but there have been a number of instances where the police have overreacted and charged people with drug crimes they did not commit. Whenever you are facing extremely serious charges, such as charges of drug trafficking, manufacture, or possession with intent to sell, you must have legal representation that is dedicated to you. We will do our best to defend you against such serious allegations.
Known in the Community:
We see our role in the community as defenders of the rights of our citizens. Everyone is entitled to legal representation, especially people accused of crimes that can land them in prison for years or even put them on watch lists for life. We will fight for the rights of every accused individual that hires us. But we do more than just defend clients. We also serve the community in other ways.
Our law office has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years. This has enabled the firm to give back to the community through sponsorships and charity work. We have given to over sixty local organizations, and regularly involve our staff in community activities around the Tampa area. We believe that giving back to our community strengthens our reputation and the character of our staff.
If you need legal assistance after an arrest, we urge you to call us at 877-941-4878 as soon as possible. Time is of the essence. The sooner you call the better your chances are of getting a result in your favor, but we cannot help you if you do not call us today. For more information about our law group, browse through our website. We have been Spring Hill defense attorneys since 2008.