Selecting a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Hillsborough County:

Never Face Criminal Charges Without Legal Help

If you have been charged with a crime in Hillsborough County, you are about to face a very trying time. It could be one of the most difficult and uncertain situations you will ever face, which means it is enormously important to get the best answers to all of your legal questions. Whether you have been charged with a first or second degree misdemeanor or a felony, you need to understand the charges against you and how they could affect your life. Just as importantly, you must understand the possible legal defenses and solutions to your legal problems. That’s why you need a highly skilled and knowledgeable Hillsborough County Criminal Defense Attorney on your side through this ordeal.

Just because you have been accused of a crime in Hillsborough County doesn’t mean you will be convicted for that crime. There are many reasons why an accused person might not be convicted, but all of them require a complete investigation of the details of your case. There are times when the police simply focus on and arrest the wrong person. In some cases, your attorney may be able to convince the court that you made a mistake and that you’re not a hardened criminal. In some cases, either police or prosecutors may fail to fulfill their obligations under the law, especially when it comes to obtaining and handling evidence.

If you don’t know how to address all of that, you are not alone. Most people charged with a crime have no idea what the law is and they don’t know what to look for that might lessen the potential consequences of their arrest, which is  why it is essential that you hire an attorney who knows all of that. The Hillsborough County Criminal Defense Attorneys at Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group have the knowledge and experience to know exactly how these cases are handled in Hillsborough County, state and federal courts and they have the skills needed to thoroughly investigate every aspect of your case and keep questionable evidence out of court. Because the key to handling any criminal case comes with knowing how to reduce the negative consequences, we will examine every detail in the prosecution’s case against you. If there’s a flaw, we will find it and use it to help you.

Our Hillsborough County Criminal Defense Attorneys Care About You

Under our system of laws, everyone charged with a crime is entitled to the best representation possible. One thing that makes a Hillsborough County DUI Attorney from Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group better than most others is that they have been there before, they have seen everything and there will be fewer surprises. For you that means they can help reduce the stress and the burden on you and your loved ones.

One reason our clients often recommend us because of our approach to client service, including our approach to client communication, which is the number one complaint about most attorneys. Years ago, we instituted a 24 HR Call Back Guarantee, and we take it very seriously. This is a very strict, no-nonsense policy, in which everyone who calls our office will receive a call back and answers to their questions within 24 hours, no exceptions. We believe your attorney should care about your case as much as you do and that you should always be kept in the loop regarding your situation. In any criminal case, it’s your life on the line, so that shouldn’t be too much to ask.

If you call Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group to ask a question, your call will never go unanswered. That’s one critical way we help relieve the stress that comes with facing a criminal charge. You should never go through the trauma of facing a criminal charge alone.  Over the years, our firm has received numerous honors and won many awards, although that is not why we do this. We do this because we want to help people. Our approach will be personalized to you, based on your needs and it will be very results-driven. When a client hires our firm for their criminal defense, they know from the beginning that they have a very caring and supportive presence on their team; one who cares about them and their family.

Attorneys Who Understand how Hillsborough County Courts Work

We understand how the criminal justice system works. As soon as you have been accused or arrested in Hillsborough County, law enforcement will send a written summary of their investigation to State Attorney’s Office, who will consider the case carefully before deciding whether or not to prosecute. In many cases, it is possible to resolve a case even before formal charges are filed. However, you should be aware that prosecutors won’t even talk to a defendant.  At those early stages, the only way to get a dismissal or reduced charges at this early stage is to hire a Hillsborough County Criminal Defense Attorney as soon as possible, so that they can argue for you.  Your attorney will do a complete investigation and gather all relevant information immediately. They will speak to witnesses and experts and, in some cases, they may even hire a private investigator to help.

Armed with all relevant information, your attorney can advise you properly as to whether you should seek a dismissal of the charges, propose a plea bargain and settlement of your case, or take the case to trial. Those decisions require your attorney to understand the system and how the Hillsborough County, Florida or federal courts work in order to negotiate the best possible resolution of your case.  While most criminal cases are usually settled with a plea bargain, that is not always the best idea. Some cases will require a trial, which means your attorney should be able to perform well at trial, and not all attorneys are capable of that.  You can count on a Hillsborough County Criminal Defense Attorney with Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group to be highly trained and capable of handling every aspect of a trial, including the most recent developments in criminal law and trial practice.

Cases involving criminal defense have a tendency to be very complex, in part because everyone in the process has to act from the perspective that you are innocent until proven guilty.  Police, prosecutors and others in the process are required by law to follow very specific procedures designed to protect your rights. Unfortunately, they don’t always do so, especially when it comes to the specific rules and processes in place with regard to obtaining and handling evidence. If they don’t do everything required, their evidence may not be admissible, which could help you.

It’s also important to know that the state is required to prove that a crime happened and that you committed every element of the crime according to the law. There are many potential deficiencies and flaws that may help your case, and the expertise of a Hillsborough County Criminal Defense Attorney from Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group makes them better able to find them. Their experience can make the difference between conviction and exoneration, or at least the difference between having to spend years in jail with a felony on your record or dealing with probation and a lesser charge on your record. Contact us today for a free consultation, so that we can help you.

If you are even thinking about hiring an attorney for your criminal defense, please consult with one of our criminal defense attorneys. Please contact our office in Trinity at (727) 846-0028 for a FREE initial consultation.