Winter Haven Criminal Defense Attorney
Welcome to the Law Offices of Brandon J. Rafool
Whether in State or Federal Court, our firm can assist clients charged with virtually any type of misdemeanor or felony criminal offenses. If a police officer is knocking on your door to "talk" to you, you have been arrested and just released from jail, or you are faced with a capias or arrest warrant, you should contact the Law Offices of Brandon J. Rafool. Criminal charges are nothing to take lightly and require a local lawyer who is personable, skilled, knowledgeable, experienced, and zealous to advocate for you. In all criminal cases you risk losing your freedom, your assets and income, your family, your good name, and in some cases you're right to be in the United States of America. Additional criminal penalties are fines, probation, counseling, community service hours, deportation, sex offender registration, rehabilitation, and/or driver's license suspension. A criminal record may limit your educational opportunities, employment, raising a family, and pursuing a successful professional career. These types of lasting effects can be avoided if an experienced criminal defense lawyer is retained to represent you as soon as possible.
Criminal Defense Law
When you have been arrested and charged with a crime, whether a simple battery or a serious violent felony charge, the first rule is simple and it says: do not discuss your case or answer questions until you have legal representation. The Fifth Amendment protects witnesses from being forced to incriminate themselves.
You also have the right to an attorney. The Sixth Amendment says that you have the right to be represented by the attorney(s) of your choice. Do not waive or give up your rights guaranteed to you by the United States Constitution. In the time immediately following a criminal charge, arrest or criminal investigation, having the help of an experienced lawyer can make all the difference. You must exercise your right to remain silent and retain legal counsel immediately. These simple steps can make all the difference at the end of the day. When you inadvertently fail to exercise your right to remain silent, you can unintentionally incriminate yourself. Having a lawyer at your side will mean that every step is taken to create the best defense possible and the pitfalls are avoided. Law enforcement is skilled at obtaining incriminating statements, so you should have a skilled advocate on your side from the very beginning. You can be confident that you will be given the best advantage, and that your rights will be protected and fought for at every possible turn. You should choose an attorney who is knowledgeable of the law, is personable, experienced, talented and skilled as an advocate as well as a negotiator, and understands you and the facts of your case.
Our Communication Philosophy
Our firm has a communication policy regarding communication between the client and the firm, we can be reached via email, mail, telephone, Skype, cellular telephone, facsimile, and in person. Unfortunately, many clients that have come to our firm haven't had that experience at other firms. You don't realize how bad your lawyer is until after your case is finished. Nothing is more frustrating than to pay a law firm legal fees and then not being able to get a return call or to set an appointment to discuss your case. This is not how our firm handles a case and would violate the ethical and professionalism policy of this Office. This policy is strictly maintained. You will always be "kept in the loop" when you are represented by Winter Haven Criminal Defense Lawyer Brandon J. Rafool.
Brandon J. Rafool will sit down with you to discuss your case and its unique set of facts, review all your options with you, and address any of you or your family's questions and concerns. He will protect your rights at all times and be the attorney that stands beside you in court. There is nothing more important to him than protecting your rights and future by being your advocate during this tough and trying time.
In the time following a criminal charge, you will be faced with one of the most emotionally trying and stressful situations of your entire life. There is absolutely no need for you to have to face it alone. With the help of Winter Haven Criminal Defense Attorney Brandon J. Rafool at your side, you can rest assured that every possible step that can be taken towards your desired outcome will be taken. If you secure Mr. Rafool's help, you can breathe easier knowing that your future is in trustworthy, knowledgeable hands.
Whether a case involves a simple misdemeanor crime or a serious felony offense, Brandon J. Rafool has what it takes to provide superior defense services from start to finish. It is of utmost importance that you contact the right criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to start the building of your case.
Please contact me immediately so that we can discuss your case.
Cities in Polk County, Florida That We Serve
As a Winter Haven Criminal Defense Attorney, the firm helps clients from all of Polk County, Florida, including Alturas, Auburndale, Babson Park, Bartow, Bereah, Bonnie, Bradley Junction, Champions Gate, Cypress Gardens, Davenport, Dundee, Eagle Lake, Eaton Park, Eloise, Fedhaven, Florence Villa, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Gibsonia, Haines City, Highland City, Highland Park, Homeland, Indian Lake Estates, Inwood, Jan-Phyl Village, Kathleen, Lake Alfred, Lake Garfield, Lake Hamilton, Lake Shipp Heights, Lake Wales, Lakeland, Lakeland Highlands, Lakeshore, Legoland, Loughman, Lucerne Park, Mulberry, Nalcrest, Nichols, Poinciana, Polk City, River Ranch, Rock Ridge, Rolling Hills, Socrum, South Mulberry, Tranquility Park, Wahneta, Waverly, and Winter Haven.
Winter Haven Criminal Defense Attorney Brandon J. Rafool handles cases throughout Florida including Alachua County, Brevard County, Charlotte County, Citrus County, Collier County, Desoto County, Glades County, Hardee County, Hendry County, Hernando County, Highlands County, Hillsborough County, Indian River County, Lake County, Lee County, Leon County, Manatee County, Marion County, Martin County, Monroe County, Okeechobee County, Orange County, Osceola County, Palm Beach County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, Polk County, Sarasota County, Seminole County, St. Lucie County, Sumter County, and Volusia County.