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March 16 2015

Criminal Defense

Attorney Beryl Thompson-McClary has extensive experience of all aspects of criminal law. Having been through over 350 jury trials as both a prosecutor and defense attorney, and with nearly 3 decades of experience as a licensed attorney, Beryl Thompson-McClary has the desire, drive, and talent to represent you in different criminal matter, whether at the state or federal level.

Arrests Orlando

In Orlando, Florida, Beryl Thompson-McClary has represented thousands of clients in a wide range of criminal matters, including misdemeanors and high felonies. Whatever the charges could be, Attorney Beryl Thompson-McClary will defend your constitutional rights and protect your interests for the fullest extent.

Whether a criminal offense is charged with the federal or state level depends on the particular facts of each case. Typically, the subsequent crimes are prosecuted in the federal level:

 Drug Trafficking
 Finance Crimes, For example SEC Violations
 Fraud Contrary to the United States
 Organized Crime
 Any Other Crimes Where the United States Government Includes a Special Interest

Most crimes are prosecuted on the state level, and thus Florida state law will affect the case. The following crimes are types of crimes that Beryl Thompson-McClary has handled, both as a prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney: Criminal

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

 First Offense
 Second Offense
 Third Offense
 Fourth Offense
 DUI involving property damage
 DUI involving bodily serious bodily injury not causing death
 DUI involving the death of some other person or unborn quick child, the place that the fetus is viable (homicide, manslaughter)
 Underage DUI/DWI

Have a look at our individual DUI/DWI practice area page for even more information regarding each of the individual offenses in connection with driving under the influence and the consequences associated with each of them.

Violent Crimes

 Murder, Manslaughter, and Attempted Murder
 Assault and Aggravated Assault
 Domestic and Family Violence
 Robbery and Aggravated Robbery

Drug-Related Crimes (including, although not limited to, cocaine, methamphetamine, crack, and marijuana)

 Crimes Involving Meth Labs
 Distribution and Delivery

Sex Offenses

 Sexual Assault/Rape
 Sexual Assault with a Deadly Weapon/Forced Rape
 Sexual Assault of the Child/Molestation
 Sexual Assault generally
 Indecency having a Child
 Injury to a Child

White Collar Crimes (many of these crimes could potentially be prosecuted with the federal level too)

 Fraud (including, although not limited to, credit card fraud, bank fraud, employment fraud, and welfare fraud)
 Theft and Property Theft
 Misapplication of Fiduciary Property

Per of the crimes identified above, jail time is possible. The amount of prison time and the imposition of fines depend on the classification of the crime. The table below outlines Florida�s felony and misdemeanor crimes and their range of punishment. Keep at heart that exceptions may exist that customize the range of punishment for just about any crime.

Attorney Beryl Thompson-McClary also represents clients concerning the following criminal issues:

 Probation Revocation
 Parole Hearings
 Expungement of Prior Criminal Convictions
 Petitions for Non-Disclosure

Possible Negotiation with all the Prosecutor

Depending on the crime arrested for, you may be eligible for a plea deal in places you agree to plea guilty into a lesser crime than you were charged with. For example, if you've been arrested for possession of cocaine, and the amount was relatively small, the prosecutor may accept to lower the charge to having marijuana, whereby you may well be subject to probation and you could avoid incarceration. On the other extreme, should you be charged with a violent crime, the prosecutor could be less willing to negotiate.

Whether the prosecutor will accept negotiate depends on several factors, such as the following:

 Do there is a criminal record?
 Are you currently fully employed and otherwise abiding by the law?
 Are you willing to testify against another defendant in return for a favorable plea deal?
 Are a threat to yourself varieties?

Prosecutors will consider more than these few questions, however, the most crucial one is whether or not there is a criminal history. If you have been charged with drug possession, the chances of you being offered a favorable plea deal may be decreased if you have been convicted of the same or similar crime before. In such a case, a prosecutor may be more inclined to impose incarceration. But, remember that there is a right to a jury trial, so if you're honestly not guilty, you will have a chance to prove your case to a jury of your peers.

A solid, competent and seasoned criminal attorney who goes wrong with also be a prosecutor, will talk about with you the best choices for your particular situation. Attorney Beryl Thompson-McClary will be at all of the available facts and provide you with an honest opinion relating to your chances of succeeding at trial.

Further, if Beryl Thompson-McClary finds that the police or prosecutor violated your rates during its investigation, then she could file motions with the court to suppress particular evidence. As an example, an unreasonable search or seizure along with a failure of the police to see Miranda warnings prior to you making an incriminating statement are violations of your rights that Attorney Beryl Thompson-McClary will fight problem.
Contact Beryl Thompson-McClary Today for the Free Consultation to debate Your Criminal Matter

If you've been charged with a crime, you should seek legal advice immediately. Remember, once you have been given your Miranda warnings, anything that you say may be used against you in court. After you have been arrested, you must state that you wish to call your attorney and do not speak to the authorities until your attorney is found. Attorney Beryl Thompson-McClary has a unique advantage over other criminal defense attorneys for the reason that she�s been in the prosecutor�s shoes - she would be a prosecutor before becoming a criminal defense attorney. She knows what to anticipate from the prosecutor which enable it to work closely with you to find the best solution possible for your criminal matter. To schedule your free consultation with Beryl Thompson-McClary, contact her by calling (888) 640-2999, or else you may contact her on the web and she will get back to you immediately.

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