CRIMINAL CHARGES

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH A CRIME.


At the Lake City and Gainesville law firm of Koberlein Law Offices (“KLO”) we know that a criminal charge for a drug offense, theft, DUI or other criminal traffic offense can bring with it any number of negative consequences. Beyond fines and the possibility of incarceration, a criminal charge can make it difficult to keep or obtain employment, student loans, a mortgage, or a driver’s license.  So, what do you do if you have been charged with a crime? What steps should you take to protect your rights?

FIRST, SAY NOTHING TO THE POLICE OR PROSECUTOR


When you hear somebody talk about “pleading the Fifth,” they are talking about the Fifth Amendment.  The U.S. Constitution provides that:

No person … shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.

It is in your best interest to remain silent and it is YOUR RIGHT to remain silent.

SECOND, CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY


Your attorney is your advocate and the person who is there to protect your rights. When choosing an attorney, it is a good rule of thumb to find someone with experience in mounting a defense against the type of charge you are facing.  Find several law firms in the Lake City and Gainesville area, and review their criminal defense attorneys’ credentials.  While you are in need of getting legal help as soon as possible, it is worth your while to take some time to look into the lawyer’s background and experience. Your freedom may depend on it.

Ask yourself and others:

  • What is the experience level of the attorney?
  • Is the attorney respected by the prosecution?
  • Is the attorney respected by the Court or Judge?
  • How many times has the attorney handled cases involving the same kinds of charges?

NEXT, ONCE YOU’VE FOUND AN ATTORNEY, BE OPEN AND HONEST


Your attorney cannot develop the best possible defense if he or she does not have all the information needed.  The best defense is one based on the truth, but also shows your side of the story in the best possible light.  At KLO we know how to make the truth work to your advantage.  We know how to gain the trust and sympathy of both judge and jury, and how to explain the events in a way that helps your case.

LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW KLO CAN PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS


For more detailed information, contact your criminal defense attorney at KLO by contacting the law firm online or by calling 386.269.9802 for Lake City, 386.516.2626 for Live Oak,  or 352.519.4357 for Gainesville.

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WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH A CRIME.


At the Lake City and Gainesville law firm of Koberlein Law Offices (“KLO”) we know that a criminal charge for a drug offense, theft, DUI or other criminal traffic offense can bring with it any number of negative consequences. Beyond fines and the possibility of incarceration, a criminal charge can make it difficult to keep or obtain employment, student loans, a mortgage, or a driver’s license.  So, what do you do if you have been charged with a crime? What steps should you take to protect your rights?

FIRST, SAY NOTHING TO THE POLICE OR PROSECUTOR


When you hear somebody talk about “pleading the Fifth,” they are talking about the Fifth Amendment.  The U.S. Constitution provides that:

No person … shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.

It is in your best interest to remain silent and it is YOUR RIGHT to remain silent.

SECOND, CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY


Your attorney is your advocate and the person who is there to protect your rights. When choosing an attorney, it is a good rule of thumb to find someone with experience in mounting a defense against the type of charge you are facing.  Find several law firms in the Lake City and Gainesville area, and review their criminal defense attorneys’ credentials.  While you are in need of getting legal help as soon as possible, it is worth your while to take some time to look into the lawyer’s background and experience. Your freedom may depend on it.

Ask yourself and others:

  • What is the experience level of the attorney?
  • Is the attorney respected by the prosecution?
  • Is the attorney respected by the Court or Judge?
  • How many times has the attorney handled cases involving the same kinds of charges?

NEXT, ONCE YOU’VE FOUND AN ATTORNEY, BE OPEN AND HONEST


Your attorney cannot develop the best possible defense if he or she does not have all the information needed.  The best defense is one based on the truth, but also shows your side of the story in the best possible light.  At KLO we know how to make the truth work to your advantage.  We know how to gain the trust and sympathy of both judge and jury, and how to explain the events in a way that helps your case.

LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW KLO CAN PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS


To schedule a consultation to discuss your case, contact KLO online or call 386.269.9802 for Lake City or 352.519.4357 for Gainesville.

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TESTIMONIALS & RESULTS

“I have employed Mr. Koberlein on several occasions for my personal and business matters. Each time Mr. Koberlein has performed diligently with great communication. I would recommend his services to anyone in need of legal guidance.”
David W.DILIGENT WITH GREAT COMMUNICATION

“Mr. Koberlein explained the litigation process to me, a few times, until I understood the entire process. His ability to forecast events and provide me with options was refreshing and reassuring. I felt as though he always had my interests at heart.”

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Whether it’s a personal injury case, a criminal case, or an administrative dealing with the government, you will want a dedicated attorney at your side. We take each case very seriously, and we are dedicated to getting our clients the success they deserve.

The attorneys’ experiences create the core skills which the law firm uses to focus their representation of clients’ needs in the three areas mentioned. The law firm does not attempt to practice in every area of the law, like some law firms. Instead, a focus of skills in the areas shown above is attempted in order to achieve the best possible outcome for the client.

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DON’T GO INTO THE COURTROOM ALONE

Whether it’s a personal injury case, a criminal case, or an administrative dealing with the government, you will want a dedicated attorney at your side. We take each case very seriously, and we are dedicated to getting our clients the success they deserve.

OFFICE LOCATIONS

Address:
855 SW Baya Drive
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone:
386-269-9802

Address:
118 Ohio Ave N Suite A
Live Oak, FL 32064
Phone:
386-516-2626

Address:
8443 SW 14 Ln
Gainesville, FL 32607
Phone:
352-519-4357

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ABOUT

Welcome to the website for Koberlein Law Offices (aka: “KLO”). Our firm is honored to be retained to represent the interests of individuals and agencies throughout the state of Florida.

LOCATION

KOBERLEIN LAW OFFICES, PLLC
855 SW Baya Drive
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone:
386-269-9802

KOBERLEIN LAW OFFICES, PLLC
118 Ohio Ave N Suite A
Live Oak, FL 32064
Phone:
386-516-2626

KOBERLEIN LAW OFFICES, PLLC
8443 SW 14 Ln
Gainesville, FL 32607
Phone:
352-519-4357