Criminal Defense Attorneys
in Brevard County, Florida
All felonies are serious crimes that can be punished by imprisonment or even death. Although most people understand that there are grave consequences to these crimes, most do not realize just how punitive Florida laws can be.
For example, Florida’s “10-20” LIFE statute increases punishments for felony charges when guns are involved. If a gun was carried in a crime, 10 years will be added to the sentence. 20 years will be added if the gun was used, and 25 years to life in prison will be added if someone was hurt or killed.
No matter what charges you are facing, it is important for you to understand that you have rights, including the right to an attorney. Do not talk to anyone until you talk to a lawyer.
Aggressive Florida Felony Defense Attorneys
If you need criminal defense lawyers in Brevard County, contact us at Gutin & Wolverton. We are aggressive trial lawyers; both of whom are former assistant public defenders. We are dedicated to fiercely fighting for the rights of our clients who are in very dire straits. We defend clients who are accused of serious felonies such as:
White Collar Crimes
DUI/DWI Drunk Driving
Possession with intent to sell
Drugs such as:
Illegally obtained prescription drugs such as Oxycontin (oxycodone) or Vicodin
(including meth labs) or cultivation
Theft or Shoplifting
Grand theft or Grand Theft Auto
Robbery or Burglary, including Armed Robbery
Rape / Sexual Assault / Sexual Battery
Child Molestation / Statutory Rape
Sex offender / Sexual Predator
Assault and Battery
First- or Second-Degree Murder
At Gutin & Wolverton, our lawyers and staff concentrate first and foremost on what is in your best interests and on providing immediate help. We prepare each case as if it will go to trial.
If you are in jail, we will come to you. We are two minutes from the Brevard County Detention Center, and we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We take the time to discuss the facts of each case and the defenses with you. Our legal fees are reasonable, we will work with you on a payment plan, and we accept Visa and MasterCard. Spanish-speaking interpreters can be arranged. Contact us when you need serious legal representation.
Dealing with a DUI or Criminal Charge is Devastating. Let Us Help You Navigate the Next Steps.
A DUI Can Have a Variety of Serious Consequences
Being pulled over by the police for drunk driving can be a devastating experience. If your blood alcohol level is above the legal limit of 0.08, your license may be revoked by the Department of Motor Vehicles in addition to any criminal charges filed against you. Losing a driver’s license is a serious loss of freedom in Florida, where there is no reliable mass transit system.
Beyond the serious consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and the stigma of being known as a drunk driver, you may face other criminal charges.
If you were driving with a suspended license or while on probation for DUI (also known as DWI in other jurisdictions), additional counts against you may be filed. Additionally, you should be aware that if you are on probation, a DUI will violate your probation and you would face the consequences of that violation of probation.
The penalties for DUI increase each time you are convicted. For example, a first-time offender may be fined as little as $250 and face only six months in jail. However, a second offense has harsher penalties, and a fourth conviction is a felony DUI.
If someone was injured due to your drunk driving, you could be charged with DUI with serious bodily injury, or worse, if it was a fatal accident, you could face a DUI manslaughter charge, a felony in which you could face jail time. The Brevard County DUI Lawyers can help!
Aggressive Brevard County Felony Defense Attorneys
Anywhere in East-Central Florida or the Space Coast, from Palm Bay to Vero Beach to Titusville to Melbourne, DUI attorneys from Gutin & Wolverton are there when you need us. Contact us. We are not afraid to fight aggressively to defend your right to drive and your freedom. Although no lawyer can guarantee the outcome of your case, you should know that attorney Stephen Wolverton, our principal DUI attorney, has won over 95% of his DUI jury trials over the past 5 years.
We Are There When You Need Us
At Gutin & Wolverton, we are fiercely dedicated to doing what is best for you. Our focus is on getting you immediate help and protecting your rights. If you are in jail, we meet with you there. We will represent you at your DMV license suspension hearing and we will aggressively defend you at your criminal trial.
At every point in your case, we will sit down with you and carefully lay out your options. We will examine the police video with you. Did the officer have probable cause to pull you over? Did the officer read you the implied consent form? If an arrest was made, did they read you your Miranda rights? At trial, we attack every weakness in the prosecution’s case.
In our dedication to getting you the legal representation you need, we offer excellent personal service. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our legal fees are reasonable, we will work with you on a payment plan, and we accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. We can arrange for Spanish-speaking interpreters upon your request. Contact us at Gutin@riverlaw.net or call us FREE when you need serious and affordable family law representation. We defend those in Brevard County, Florida, and the surrounding areas of Cocoa, Titusville, Melbourne, and Palm Bay.