When you have been accused of a crime, the decisions you make could be life-changing. At Philpott Law, our criminal defense lawyers are problem-centered and people-focused. When we represent a client who has been charged with a crime, we place great emphasis on making the decisions that are right for their individual situation.
Our DeLand, Florida, attorney is Danny Philpott, a former Volusia County prosecutor. Our experience both prosecuting and defending criminal law cases equips us to handle a full range of crimes.
Our Criminal Law Practice
Our criminal law attorneys assist people with the following:
- Defense against felony and misdemeanor charges: Felonies are crimes generally punishable by more than one year in prison. Crimes that could be felonies include possession of certain drugs, burglary, grand theft, weapons offenses, sex crimes and aggravated battery. Misdemeanors are punishable by a year or less in county jail, not prison. Misdemeanors include driving on a suspended drivers license, domestic battery, petty theft, possession of marijuana under 20 grams and trespassing.
- Violations of probation: Being accused of violating your probation (VOP) is serious. You could be re-arrested and jailed. It is important to have an attorney who understands the legal system thoroughly and can help determine your best course of action if you think you may be arrested for VOP. We advise people not to wait until they are arrested, but to be proactive and consult an attorney right away.
- Record seals and expungements: Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to limit who can see your criminal record. An expunged record is essentially removed from the public view and most public agency searches, while a sealed record is concealed from public view but is available to law enforcement and other government agencies. In both instances, potential employers cannot see your record.
We welcome prospective clients and invite them to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation about any criminal law matter.