Pensacola Criminal Defense Attorneys
Sometimes people make bad decisions, and sometimes people find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. Regardless of the reason you were arrested, however, you have rights under the Constitution when you are accused of a crime, including the right to remain silent and the right to have an attorney advise you and represent you. Furthermore, it is the prosecutor’s job to prove the case against you beyond a reasonable doubt, and if the state cannot meet its burden, you are entitled to go free.
When people don’t know their rights or are afraid to exercise them, they wind up much worse off than if they had retained qualified criminal defense attorneys to represent them. The criminal defense attorneys at Whibbs Stone Barnett help people in Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach and surrounding areas who have been charged with any type of crime. We have extensive experience defending the rights of people arrested and accused of criminal offenses. Our lawyers investigate all aspects of the arrest to determine whether there are any grounds to secure a dismissal of charges or suppress evidence, and to fully develop all available defenses in your case. If it is advisable in your instance to accept a plea agreement rather than go to trial, we will advise you of your options and provide you with the best representation we can, whichever decision you make.
We represent people throughout the greater Pensacola area, from Fort Walton/Destin to Mobile, Alabama, who have been charged with all types of misdemeanor and felony offenses, including:
- Traffic Infractions
- Drunk Driving
- Drug Charges
- Larceny, Theft and Property Offenses
- Fraud, Embezzlement and White Collar Crime
- Sex Offenses
Talk to an Attorney BEFORE You Talk to the Police
As you probably already know, any statements you make to the police can be used against you. Police officers are trained experts in interrogation techniques, and if the police suspect you of a crime, they can easily get you to make statements which are incriminating or contradictory. Once they have that ammunition, it is easy for them to scare you and pressure you into pleading guilty to some charge.
Even if you think you have nothing to hide and would like to cooperate, talking to an attorney first or having an attorney present during any questioning will help ensure that your rights are protected. Our lawyers can help you at any stage of the process, from pre-arrest questioning through trials and appeals. We work to get you the best result possible, whether it be a dismissal, acquittal, or a plea to a lesser charge that results in probation rather than jail time. Whatever your situation, strong, effective legal representation will most likely help you. If you have been arrested in Pensacola, Fort Walton, Mobile or surrounding areas, contact Whibbs Stone Barnett for immediate assistance.