More About Our Orlando Criminal Defense Firm
Anger. Confusion. Fear. Worry. After being arrested, it’s understandable why you’d experience these emotions. It doesn’t matter how serious the charge, it is a terrible feeling. Being prosecuted is stressful, so it’s in your best interest to seek out an experienced criminal defense attorney like Amir Ladan, founding partner of The Ladan Law Firm, P.A. Since 2001, Amir has represented individuals accused of criminal violations throughout Central Florida. With Amir on your side, you can rest easy knowing that you have an experienced criminal trial lawyer who will work tirelessly to defend you and to maintain your reputation and protect your future.
Here at the Ladan Law Firm, P.A., we understand that an arrest doesn’t mean that there’s concrete evidence of guilt. In fact, many cases are successfully challenged when the right lawyer demonstrates the holes in the government’s evidence or when he presents the legal issues or mistakes made during an investigation and arrest. When this happens, your innocence can be proven by a skilled criminal defense attorney in a court of law. Our Orlando criminal defense team works fiercely to ensure that your rights are protected. We do more than just give you legal advice, we are your advocate. The minute you walk through our doors, you are our number one priority.
Amir Ladan has worked within the legal community since 1998 He has developed an impressive portfolio of experience and knowledge, all while earning an exceptional reputation in the legal community. From his days as an Assistant State Attorney to his ascent to one of the premier criminal defense lawyers in Central Florida, Amir uses his extensive courtroom experience to help his clients. Learn more about how The Ladan Law Firm, P.A. successfully defends their clients by reading about the above services that we offer
Our Criminal Defense Areas of Expertise
If you have been arrested for a crime, you need proper representation. Criminal lawyers handle cases such as burglary, DOMV injunctions, domestic violence, sexual battery and rape, weapons and firearms charges, and lewd and lascivious behavior, just to name a few. Here is some additional information on a few common charges:
Assault & Battery
The specific crime you are charged with may be assault, aggravated assault, battery, felony battery, or aggravated battery. Each has a slightly different definition as well as different punishments. Just by threatening someone, you can be charged with an assault. A good criminal defense attorney will explain to you the specifics of your case and can work to get your charge reduced if it is possible and in your best interest.
The laws on drug possession, distribution, and use are so complex in the state of Florida that the statues are 39 pages long. If you have been charged with a drug-related crime, take the time to sit down for a consultation to find out the potential punishments you face.
If you are convicted of driving under the influence in Florida, you may face fines, jail time, community service hours, and a driver’s license suspension. What type of penalties you face will depend highly on how many past convictions you have and your level of blood alcohol at the time of arrest. But even if you failed a breathalyzer test, there are ways to work towards getting the charges dropped or reduced with the right criminal defense lawyer by your side.
The Importance of Attention To Detail in Criminal Defense
One of the most important aspects of criminal defense is detailed attention to the components of the entire matter. A good attorney can address your concerns, reflect on the trajectory of your case, and negotiate with court officials—all at the same time. Assistance to you may take the form of these services:
- Accompanying you at arrest.
- Managing bail.
- Providing skilled representation in and out of court.
- Discussing your concerns, providing education on the criminal process.
- Providing an honest assessment of the facts of your case.
While grounds for arrest are categorized, the details of every arrest are different. Orlando Criminal defense lawyers use experience with the law and knowledge of the court system to determine possible defenses, for example:
- Proving you did not commit the crime.
- Pressing presumption of innocence until proven guilty.
- Impaired judgment / mitigating circumstances.
- Justification for commission of illegal act.
Criminal defense attorneys also work within the system by:
- Discussing facts and plea bargains with officers of the court.
- Creating solutions to meet the needs of clients and the government.
What To Expect
When you are arrested in Florida, there are specific procedures as outlined by the law that must be followed. It may be weeks or months before you learn what is going on with your case. Unfortunately, by law, your attorney cannot guarantee any outcome, but they can provide you with potential strategies for your defense and explain the pros and cons of each one. The job of your Florida criminal lawyer is to arm you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your case in order to work towards the best possible outcome.
Before going into a criminal trial, your attorney should explain the details of the crime you are being charged with as well as the penalties you may face as a result.
Orlando Police Department
If you are charged with a crime, you will be booked at the police department where the arresting officer is stationed. If you are arrested in the city, you will likely be taken to the OPD.
City Of Orlando Orlando Police Headquarters
100 South Hughey Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (407) 246-2470
When it comes time, you will stand trial in a Florida State Circuit Court located closest to where the arrest took place. In the case of an Orlando crime, this will likely take place at the Orange County Courthouse.
Orange County Courthouse
425 N. Orange Ave., Suite 320
Orlando, FL 32802
Phone: (407) 836-2054
If your case goes to appeal, it will move to a District Court. In Orlando, this means your case will go to the Fifth District Court of Appeal.
Fifth District Court of Appeal
300 South Beach Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: (386) 255-8600
Fax: (386) 947-1562
If you then appeal the ruling of the District Court, the case will go to the Florida Supreme Court, which is the state’s highest court.
Supreme Court of Florida
500 South Duval Street
Phone: (850) 488-0125