Thousands of people are arrested in Central Florida every year for DUI offenses (driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs). A skilled and aggressive DUI defense attorney will make a significant difference in the outcome of a DUI arrest. If you have been arrested for a DUI offense, protect your legal rights by retaining an experienced DUI lawyer. DUI law changes often and has become tougher on Defendants. When people hear about DUI cases, they assume the Defendant was driving drunk. Although this is the most common reason for a DUI arrest, there are many other reasons for an arrest. For example, it is illegal to drive under the influence of cannabis, heroin, or cocaine. It is critical to hire an attorney with knowledge of the law. Call a veteran attorney, Jonathan Witt, who has years of experience prosecuting DUIs for the State of Florida.
Florida law has harsh penalties for drunk drivers and those under the influence of narcotics. Automatic suspension or revocation of your driver’s license may be the least of your worries. Depending on your driving history and any criminal history, you may face jail or even prison time. A Central Florida DUI defense attorney, who is familiar with the local criminal justice system, will work to minimize the negative impact of your DUI experience.
There are two primary, serious consequences that can result from a conviction for a sexually related crime.
The first is the penalty itself. Because of the serious nature of sexual offenses, the penalties are usually severe and may involve prolonged incarceration. In some cases, judges sentence convicted offenders to spend life behind prison walls.
The second major consequence is the damage that a sex crimes conviction does to one’s reputation. If convicted, you will be required to register as a sex offender. This will have a significant impact on the rest of your life and may:
• Limit where you can find housing • Limit the public spaces that you can visit (including parks and libraries) • Make it difficult to find a job or volunteer position • Make it difficult to enroll in educational programs • Require you to re-register as a sex offender if you move to another state
If you are charged as a sex offender, the stigma may follow you and negatively impact you for the rest of your life. That is why you need an experienced Central Florida sex offense attorney at your side when you are up against a sex crime charge. Jonathan Witt has handled many cases similar to yours, and he is ready to defend you and your rights every step of the way.
Central Florida defense attorney Jonathan Witt knows exactly what you are up against if you are charged with a drug crime. If you are arrested and do not work with an experienced drug crimes attorney, you may face unreasonable, excessive fines and prison sentences. If you are arrested for possession of cannabis, you may face jail time. No matter what the charge, contact an experienced defense lawyer who will prepare for your day in court.
In the state of Florida, weapons and gun convictions carry severe sentences, particularly when defendants have a criminal record and/or the weapons charge is coupled with other criminal charges, such as home invasion, robbery, or drug charges. In many cases, weapons charges carry mandatory day-for-day prison sentences, and those convicted may also face permanent marks on their record, along with heavy fines and community service. Because weapons’ laws change regularly, you must consult with an experienced attorney. The Law Office of Jonathan Witt can help you learn more about your legal rights. Mr. Witt is a highly skilled legal professional, who aggressively defends his clients’ rights during legal proceedings.
Domestic violence is a broad term that encompasses many forms of abuse. A charge of domestic violence can result in serious legal consequences and a lifelong stigma, even if no physical violence took place.
In the state of Florida, a man or woman can be arrested on a domestic violence charge for hitting, pushing, or interfering with the personal freedom of a family or household member. If no one was physically harmed, and you think the incident was only was a misunderstanding, you must take domestic violence charges seriously. Contact Attorney Witt, a domestic violence attorney with experience and a track record of success.
In order to understand why you may be facing domestic violence charges in Florida, it is imperative to understand how the state of Florida defines domestic violence. While most people think of domestic violence as something that occurs between partners in an intimate relationship, the term can apply to anyone intending to intimidate or cause physical harm to:
- A family member related by blood (a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, or sibling) • Someone he or she may have a child with (whether or not they are currently partners) • A spouse or ex-spouse • A child or step-child • A live-in or non-live-in girlfriend or boyfriend
Another common misconception about domestic violence is that it only involves men committing violence against women. Women also commit acts of violence or intimidation against men, and someone in a same-sex relationship can commit acts of violence or intimidation against his or her partner.
In some cases, an arresting officer might misinterpret the situation (for example, a woman might accuse her boyfriend of domestic violence when she is the one who has been shoving, yelling, and harassing her partner). If you are arrested for domestic violence—whether the charges are founded or not—call Attorney Witt, who will help you understand the charges and prepare a rigorous defense for your day in court.
- DO NOT TALK TO THE POLICE, first and foremost. Tell them you want to call your lawyer.
- Call or text Attorney Witt’s 24/7 cell phone as soon as you can at 407-205-WITT (9488).
The consultation is free.
Simple, seemingly innocent statements to law enforcement can be misconstrued. No charge is more serious than murder, and the stakes are too high to make a mistake.
Each year, hundreds are charged with and convicted of murder in Florida. Murder charges are serious, and murder convictions can carry devastating, lifelong consequences, including heavy fines, jail time and/or death.
Hire Attorney Witt, who is competent and experienced in trial law to handle your murder case. Protect your reputation and avoid jail or prison time. If you or a loved one has been charged with murder in the Central Florida area, you owe it to yourself to call Attorney Jonathan Witt at 407-205-WITT (9488).
- ASSAULT & BATTERY
- WHITE COLLAR/FINANCIAL
- JUVENILE DEFENSE
- PERSONAL INJURY
- VEHICULAR ACCIDENTS
- SEALING & EXPUNGEMENT
- PROBATION VIOLATIONS
- BAIL HEARINGS
Federal trial preparation, discovery, and the actual trial itself is unlike the State of Florida’s court system. You need Attorney Jonathan Witt who knows Federal procedures when you are accused of violating Federal Law.
What is a federal crime?
According to U.S. legislation, a federal crime is any violation that:
- Has been stipulated, by law, to be a federal crime
- Crosses state lines
- Occurs on U.S. federal property
Federal criminal law differs greatly from Florida criminal law. Federal cases involve more serious offenses than Florida state cases. This is true when it comes to drug charges or fraud cases. While criminal law is complex and opens up the possibility for a number of different federal charges, some of the most common federal criminal charges include:
-Mail Fraud 18 USC 1341
-Money Laundering 18 USC 1956
-Bank Robbery 18 USC 2113
-Child Pornography 18 USC 1466A
-Tax Evasion 26 USC 7201
-Kidnapping 18 USC 1201
-Bank Fraud 18 USC 1344
-Wire Fraud 18 USC 1343
-Computer Crimes 18 USC 1030
-Securities Fraud 18 USC 1348
-RICO (Racketeering) 18 USC 1961, 1962. 1963
-Weapons Charges 18 USC 922
-Drug Charges 21 USC 841
The accusation of theft can have a serious impact on obtaining and keeping a job, to say nothing of the consequences—community service, probation, jail, or prison. If you are charged with theft, you need Attorney Jonathan Witt, who has experience trying cases just like yours.
Call 407-205-WITT (9488) for a free consultation.
Assault and battery are two different crimes in the state of Florida. Hitting or touching someone without permission is battery. Placing someone in fear of that imminent hitting or touching is assault. These are serious charges that can be tough to explain during a job interview. Call Attorney Witt to speak with a lawyer experienced in handling these charges
White collar/Financial crimes are nonviolent offenses that involve theft, cheating, fraud, or dishonesty related to business or commerce. The more commonly prosecuted white collar crimes are embezzlement, fraud, bribery, employee theft, money laundering, and forgery. Laws relating to White Collar crime have changed related to both the charges and to their defense. You need Attorney Jonathan Witt, who is familiar with forensic accounting and has strong relationships with forensic accountants. Experts can make the difference between your freedom and your incarceration.
White collar crimes carry severe penalties, including significant jail or prison time, large fines, restitution, permanent criminal record and other life-altering consequences. Unlike violent crimes, most white collar crimes are prosecuted by specially trained Assistant State Attorneys with experience in these complex matters. If you are being investigated or have been arrested for a white collar crime, you need to consult immediately with Attorney Witt.
Criminal charges have serious consequences for juveniles. School enrollment, college admissions, future jobs—all can be placed in jeopardy. Juvenile justice procedures in Florida are vastly different from the adult criminal court system. Retain Jonathan Witt, an attorney who has tried many juvenile cases for the State of Florida and knows how the system works. Call today for a free consultation.
If you have been hurt or injured, call Attorney Jonathan Witt immediately. You must seek medical treatment within 14 days of an accident. If you don’t, you may be prevented from collecting damages for medical expenses, pain, and suffering. Attorney Witt can help you with the following:
Slip and Fall
Police Brutality and Undue Force
Assault and Battery
When it comes to a serious personal harm, you need a lawyer who will look out for your best interest. Call Attorney Jonathan Witt today.
Accidents happen, but sometimes accidents leave a lasting, painful injury behind. Sometimes accidents aren’t mistakes at all, but rather are a result of negligence. Time is not on your side, as the insurance companies keep changing the law to reduce the amount of time you have to file suit. You need an experienced, competent attorney to review your case and help. Call Attorney Jonathan Witt today for accidents involving:
No one wants a black mark on his or her record forever. The good news is that The State of Florida can be forgiving to those with a criminal history. Depending on how your case was resolved and whether you were adjudicated guilty or given a Withhold of Adjudication, you may be eligible to have your record sealed and then expunged. Call today 407-205-WITT (9488) to discuss the matter.
If you are on probation (on paper) and you are arrested for a new crime, the State of Florida may attempt to incarcerate you for some or all of the original sentence. There are many defenses and exceptions, but you need an experienced lawyer to help. The last thing you want is to be incarcerated. Attorney Witt successfully handles many cases like yours; call him for a free consultation.
Bonds for criminal offenses in the State of Florida can be high. However, Attorney Witt has negotiated with judges resulting in lowered or dismissed bonds. Sometimes a judge refuses to grant any bond! If that is the case, a hearing in front of the judge may be necessary to secure a bond for you or your loved one. Call for a free consultation and help in all of these matters.