Criminal Defense FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Florida Criminal Defense

A criminal charge can be devastating and can change your life forever. The Wolfe Law Firm represents each client with the utmost skill, care and dedication. We understand that your freedom may be at stake. For 30 years, Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist Barbara J. Wolfe has handled criminal trials and appeals in all Florida courts, providing her clients with highly skilled legal representation.

During her impressive career, the West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer has addressed numerous questions from her criminal defense clients.  Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Do I need a criminal defense attorney if I am innocent?

Although a person accused of a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty, getting a charge nolle prossed or dismissed, or obtaining a “NOT GUILTY” verdict, requires the expertise of an experienced criminal defense attorney, even if you are innocent of the charge.

What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?

A misdemeanor is a less serious criminal charge than a felony. Misdemeanors may be punishable by a fine, probation, or up to one year of incarceration in a County Jail. Felonies may be punishable by probation and/or a prison sentence of one year or more in the Florida Department of Corrections.

Do all criminal offenses require a trial?

In some cases we can negotiate a plea agreement or a dismissal of the charge. If this is not possible, the Wolfe Law Firm will defend you at trial with expert legal representation.

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