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Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyer

The Law Offices of R. David Williams, P.A., is dedicated to representing Florida clients who face criminal charges for various offenses.
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Criminal Defense Lawyer In Fort Lauderdale

Being charged with a crime can be one of the most serious challenges you face in life. It often causes feelings of fear, uncertainty, and isolation. The future may seem bleak, perhaps even hopeless. In such critical situations, you need someone by your side who will look out for your interests and ensure that your rights are protected.

For even the most serious charges, you are entitled to legal counsel and representation. Our Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer will diligently evaluate your charges and work tirelessly to build a strong defense. We have the experience and skill to handle a variety of cases ranging from serious felonies to misdemeanors.

Types Of Criminal Charges In Fort Lauderdale

Our Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney helps clients charged with the following crimes:
  • DUI
  • Drug possession
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Reckless driving
  • Cybercrimes
  • White-collar crime
If law enforcement has charged you with one of these or similar crimes, you need assistance immediately. Schedule a free consultation with our Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney.

Assault Vs. Battery: Similarities And Differences

Assault and battery are common felony charges, and they are frequently grouped together. However, they are distinct crimes, so it is helpful to understand in which ways they differ, as well as their similarities.

The legal definition of assault is “causing or attempting to cause injury to someone else.” This can include verbal threats and intimidating behavior toward one or more individuals. While these encounters are often followed by acts of violence, it is important to keep in mind that physical contact is not a necessary legal prerequisite for assault charges. The alleged victim’s reasonable cause to fear for his or her safety and well-being is sufficient.

Battery, on the other hand, occurs only when there is physical contact considered unlawful, as in the case of causing someone intentional harm. Battery’s legal definition also implies that the alleged victim did not consent to physical contact, which means that this charge can also be filed for an act deemed to be offensive, such as an unwanted sexual advance.

What Constitutes Reckless Driving?

Our experienced Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer also handles reckless driving cases. Reckless driving charges are often preceded by significant damage to motor vehicles and/or serious bodily harm to individuals. The Florida definition of a reckless driver is, “Any person who drives any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.”

Though Florida law categorizes reckless driving as a misdemeanor, a conviction can result in incarceration times of up to 90 days. However, if the incident does result in bodily harm, it will be upgraded to a felony, which carries up to a five-year sentence.

Call us for a free consultation, so that you can discuss your legal options with an experienced Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney.

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Why Choose Law Offices of R. David Williams, P.A.

  • Confidential Case Assessment - During your confidential case assessment we will listen to the details of your case, and formulate a strategy to defend you as well as possible.
  • Highly Rated & Reviewed - Highly rated on Google, with a 5 star rating on respected legal site AVVO.
  • Focused Legal Practice - Our Attorneys have been helping individuals like you Navigate the law for over 25 years. Criminal Law is our top priority, let us make you and your case part of that focus.
  • Highly Responsive - We pride ourselves in fast response time when communicating with our clients. We will never let your questions or concerns go unaddressed.
  • Caring & Compassionate - This isn’t just a Criminal Charge, this is your life. We understand that, and our dedication to our clients helps get them back to their lives as efficiently as possible.
  • Bilingual - At the Law Offices of R. David Williams, we have staff that are fluent in English and Spanish, ensuring that each client gets proper representation.
  • Straight Shooters - Your situation requires honesty from both us and yourself. We will tell you what you need to know, not necessarily what you want to hear. Our approach focuses on efficiency and speed to resolve cases as quickly as we can.
  • No Case Too Difficult - This is where tenacity and knowledge of the law matter. We do what is necessary, even in complex cases.

  • Free Consultation – Discuss the case and explore your legal options during the free consultation with the attorney.

  • Highly Rated – Our firm has accumulated numerous 5-star reviews on Google and the legal site Avvo.

  • Personal Attention – As a psychology major in college, David Williams is positioned to help clients with their legal needs while providing individualized attention and support to each client.

  • No Case Is Too Big or Small – Our criminal defense attorney handles everything from traffic tickets to grand theft, drug charges and other major felony offenses. Regardless of the charge, you will have an advocate by your side when you choose R. David Williams to represent you.

  • Tailored Representation – We don’t treat clients as numbers. Instead, they are real people who require tailored representation. Thus, our firm customizes services based on your circumstances and needs.

The Definition Of Burglary

Our Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney can also represent you if you have a charge of burglary or theft. The two are often confused. Burglary is the unlawful entry of a building with the intent to commit a felony or other crime. It can occur via forcible entry, without forcible entry, or attempted forcible entry. Burglary may or may not be a violent crime. Sometimes it is only deemed a property crime. Attorney David Williams can evaluate your situation and determine whether your charge is accurate and valid, and build a case for your legal defense.

The Definition Of Theft

Theft occurs when one person deprives or endeavors to deprive another of their lawful property. In Florida, theft becomes a felony when the value of the stolen property exceeds $300. Florida law divides felony theft into first, second, and third degrees. Third-degree theft, which is the theft of more than $100,000 of value, can carry penalties of up to 30 years in prison. Theft also includes identity theft or the theft of trade secrets. Regardless of your circumstances, time is of the essence. Take the first step and call us today for a free consultation.
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  • “Not gonna lie. I was scared at first – of course w anything w laws it’s very scary. But David was very professional , honest and true to his word. I felt so much better and confident that he was definitely gonna help me. And he did !! I’m truly grateful for him and his staff- his assistant Jessica is very warm and kind and is always on top of everything. Thank you guys so much!”

    - Maria Cabrera -

  • “Not gonna lie. I was scared at first – of course w anything w laws it’s very scary. But David was very professional , honest and true to his word. I felt so much better and confident that he was definitely gonna help me. And he did !! I’m truly grateful for him and his staff- his assistant Jessica is very warm and kind and is always on top of everything. Thank you guys so much!”

    - Maria Cabrera -

  • “Not gonna lie. I was scared at first – of course w anything w laws it’s very scary. But David was very professional , honest and true to his word. I felt so much better and confident that he was definitely gonna help me. And he did !! I’m truly grateful for him and his staff- his assistant Jessica is very warm and kind and is always on top of everything. Thank you guys so much!”

    - Maria Cabrera -

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Most importantly, David Williams makes it a priority to give you personalized service and attention with regard to your criminal case. Call our office at your convenience for a free consultation. We will schedule a personal consultation at your convenience with the attorney to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your criminal case in Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach County. David Williams will provide you with the defense and counseling that is required to have a successful outcome for your criminal case.

David Williams prides himself on providing personal attention with regard to all aspects of your criminal or traffic matter. David Williams will provide you with a fair fee for the work required and will extend a payment plan that is suitable to your needs for your criminal matter.

Ask a Question,
Describe Your Situation,
Request a Consultation

Call (954) 522-9997 or fill out the short form below. We will usually respond within 1 business day but often do so the same day. Don’t hesitate, your questions are welcome.

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We respect your privacy. The information you provide will be used to answer your question or to schedule an appointment if requested.

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If you have been recently arrested or charged with any criminal offense in South Florida, you need an aggressive, experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you.

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