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Forcible Felonies Increase Penalties

All violent crime charges have the potential for severe consequences if you are convicted. Large fines and prison sentences are a real possibility. If the crime involves a weapon of any kind, the penalties increase.

In Florida, you can be charged with a “forcible felony” for any use of force or weapons or the threat of force, even if no violence occurred. Forcible felonies are very serious charges, and you cannot afford to take them lightly. I am Andrew M. Coffey, a board-certified criminal trial law specialist in Fort Lauderdale who can effectively defend you against forcible felony charges. I have the experience and knowledge to construct a strong defense on your behalf. For a free initial consultation, please call 954-406-9272 or contact me online.

Put Experience On Your Side In This Stressful Situation

Since 1996, I have defended people in Broward County and throughout Florida. I have handled hundreds of jury trials for violent crimes, sexual offenses and weapons charges.

I know what it takes to prepare one of these cases for trial. My approach is to learn your side of the story, collect the necessary evidence and examine all police procedure. Skillful negotiation with the state attorney and prosecutors is also an important step. If law enforcement is being unreasonable with your case, I will not hesitate to take it to trial, where I will argue aggressively for your rights.

I handle numerous types of forcible felony charges, including:

  • Armed robbery/burglary
  • Aggravated assault
  • Home invasion
  • Carjacking
  • Kidnapping
  • Aggravated stalking
  • Sexual battery

Know Your Rights When Facing Felony Charges

Whether or not police have already arrested you, remember that you have the right to remain silent. Unfortunately, many people think they can talk their way out of serious charges. Often, police will use your words to twist them into an admission of guilt.

I can evaluate the strength of the case and give you the informed legal guidance you need when making decisions about your future. You can leave the complex work involved with building an effective defense to me. I can locate alibis, determine if there are grounds for self defense or if police violated any of your rights.

Talk To A Lawyer Today

If you have been charged with a forcible felony, contact a Fort Lauderdale felony assault defense attorney today. The sooner I get involved, the sooner I can begin preparing your defense. Please call my office at 954-406-9272 to schedule an appointment.