Criminal Defense FAQ

At Peña Law Office, P.A., we represent clients facing a broad spectrum of criminal charges in Florida. Our staff of respected criminal defense attorneys pledges to take an aggressive stance in protecting your rights and interests. Our multilingual firm is always available to address any questions or concerns you or your family may have about your case and what to expect going forward.

Listed below are some of the most frequently asked questions about our criminal defense practice. To find out more, contact Peña Law Office, P.A., at 561-408-4203.

What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?

Criminal offenses are classified as either felonies or misdemeanors. Felonies are more serious offenses than misdemeanors. Felonies are punishable by extensive prison sentences, and sometimes carry minimum mandatory sentences for certain offenses. Misdemeanors are less serious and punishable by jail time, probation, and lesser fines.

What is the "habitual offender law"?

Sometimes known as the Three Strike Rule, the "habitual offender law" in Florida imposes serious sentences on individuals with two prior felony convictions. The law is more complicated than its nickname may suggest, however, and can best be understand by contacting our trusted attorneys.

If I get a DUI will I lose my license?

A DUI will likely result in the loss of your license unless you request an administrative hearing within ten days of your arrest. At our firm, we can request a hearing on your behalf and help prevent you from losing your license.

Why do I need a criminal defense attorney?

A criminal defense attorney can help you navigate the criminal justice system and act as a strong advocate on your behalf. Further, we can offer advice during the process and ensure your rights are protected every step of the way. For more information on what an experienced criminal defense attorney can do for you, contact our firm today.

Will I be deported for committing a crime?

If you are not a U.S. citizen and have been charged with a crime, it is in your best interest to contact our firm as soon as possible. Certain convictions may be punishable by deportation and our firm can help protect you against it.

Have additional questions? Get the answers you need today by contacting Peña Law Office, P.A. at 561-408-4203.