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St. Augustine lawyers and attorneys serving St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Daytona, Flagler, Palm Coast Florida. Divorce family law, personal injury, criminal law.

Criminal Defense

In civil proceedings and criminal prosecutions under common law, a defendant may raise a defense in an attempt to avoid criminal or civil liability. Besides contesting the accuracy of any allegation made against him or her in a criminal or civil proceeding, a defendant may also make allegations against the prosecutor or plaintiff or raise a defense, arguing that, even if the allegations against the defendant are true, the defendant is nevertheless not liable.

Since a defense is raised by the defendant in a direct attempt to avoid what would otherwise result in liability, the defendant typically holds the burden of proof. For example, if a defendant in an assault and battery case attempts to claim provocation, the victim of said assault and battery would not have to prove that he did not provoke the plaintiff; the defendant would have to prove that the plaintiff did.

If you have been charged with a crime in the St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Daytona, Flagler or Palm Coast Florida area, it's crucial to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer right away. Regardless of the complexity or difficulty of your case, The Law Office of Christopher W. Adamec is here for you.


Criminal Traffic

Even minor traffic violations can raise your insurance premiums and result in a suspended license for multiple infractions. At The Law Office of Christopher W. Adamec our experience can help reduce or eliminate your fine.

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Misdemeanors

A misdemeanor, or a misdemeanour in many common law legal systems, is a "lesser" criminal act. Misdemeanors are generally punished much less severely than felonies, but theoretically more so than administrative infractions (also known as regulatory offenses). Many misdemeanors are punished with monetary fines.

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor crime in the St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Daytona, Flagler or Palm Coast Florida area, contact The Law Office of Christopher W. Adamec today ... we can help.

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FELONIES

A felony is a serious crime.  A felony is generally considered to be a crime of "high seriousness", while a misdemeanor is not.  A person convicted in a court of law of a felony crime is known as a felon. In the United States, where the felony/misdemeanor distinction is still widely applied, the federal government defines a felony as a crime punishable by death or imprisonment in excess of one year. If punishable by exactly one year or less, it is classified as a misdemeanor.

If you have been charged with a felony crime in the St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Daytona, Flagler or Palm Coast Florida area, contact The Law Office of Christopher W. Adamec right away ... we can help.

Please contact us today to schedule your appointment for help.