Michael Raheb Naples Criminal Lawyer
Being accused of a crime can be extremely devastating. Even the most minor of violations can stay on a person’s record and cause a lifetime of damage. Not only can crimes be punishable with expensive fines and fees, court-ordered community service, rehabilitation courses, and prison time, but a criminal charge can also affect an individual’s ability to retain and find employment, and depending on the severity of the crime, can also infringe upon the individual’s civil rights. It is imperative that any individual accused of a crime retain legal counsel in order to protect their rights. Naples criminal lawyer Michael Raheb works diligently to reduce or possibly even eliminate the charges against his clients, especially if there was insufficient evidence against them to connect them to the crime. Trust Attorney Raheb to provide you with the legal expertise and passion that will result in the most favorable outcome of your case.
Misdemeanor vs. Felony Offenses
There are two types of crimes that can incur punishment in Naples: misdemeanors and felonies. A misdemeanor is the lesser of the two types of offenses, but can still affect an individual in many ways. Misdemeanor offenses are not as severe as felonies, but they carry greater penalties than petty and regulatory offenses. Usually misdemeanor convictions result in monetary fines, but they can also cause an individual to be sentenced to jail time for a period of one year or less. Some examples of misdemeanor offenses include public intoxication, reckless driving, possession of marijuana, and petty theft.
Felony charges, on the other hand, are considered severe crimes and are punishable to the fullest extent of the law. Felony crimes can either be categorized as nonviolent or violent, and depending on the particular offense, the penalties may be more or less severe. Violent offenses are the most serious of all felony crimes because they have the power to result in physical and emotional harm to an individual. Some examples of felony charges include murder, rape, aggravated assault, burglary, arson, grand theft, and various drug offenses. Punishments are usually severe, resulting in imprisonment anywhere from one year to life. Some felony charges can also result in the death penalty.
However, with both misdemeanor and felony offenses, there are often times in which prosecutors may try to impose the maximum penalty for the accused, even if the individual does not merit such a punishment. This is where having an experienced Naples criminal lawyer can make all the difference.
Aggressive Legal Representation
Michael Raheb has successfully represented clients who have been accused of a variety of criminal offenses, from petty theft to homicide, and will do everything in his power to secure a favorable resolution for your case as well. Contesting a criminal charge in Naples is not easy and going up against an aggressive prosecution requires skill and savvy – two qualities that criminal defense attorney Michael Raheb is known for. As a former public defender, Mr. Raheb was able to gain invaluable experience regarding the Florida Criminal Justice System. He knows exactly how to attack the prosecution in order to secure a favorable verdict for his clients. With Naples criminal lawyer Michael Raheb on your case, you can rest assured that you will be protected with aggressive legal defense regardless of what your charges are.
Contact the Law Offices of Michael M. Raheb, P.A. today to schedule a consultation and discuss the best defensive strategy for your case.