When you or a family member has been charged with a criminal offense, every moment counts. At Delgado & Romanik, our criminal defense attorneys are available 24/7 to provide experienced, knowledgeable criminal defense for clients in central Florida. We have a law office conveniently located in Daytona Beach, located at 227 Seabreeze Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32118.
If you or a loved one has been arrested, it is possible that you may have to appear before a judge within 24 hours. Hiring a St. Augustine attorney during this time frame is incredibly important; it can literally be the difference between going home that night and spending time in jail.
We stand by clients in first appearances and bond hearings in all counties throughout Central Florida - including St. Johns County and the surrounding areas. When time is of the essence, we will be there to help you.
Firm Partner Aaron Delgado is Board Certified as an Expert in Criminal Trial Law by the Florida Bar. The Florida Bar's certification program evaluates attorneys based on their continuously demonstrated professionalism and expertise in their field. Mr. Delgado has been recognized for his ethics and professionalism in practice, as well as his special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in criminal trial law.
Unfortunately, crime rates are relatively high in St. Augustine, Florida when compared to national averages. St. Augustine’s violent crime rate in 2016 was higher than the national average by 92.93%, and St. Augustine’s city property crime rate was higher than the national average by 84.14%.
Additionally, St. Augustine does not even fare well when compared to other Floridian cities. St. Augustine’s violent crime rate was higher in 2016 than the violent crime rate across Florida by 78.02%, and St. Augustine’s property crime rate was higher than the property crime rate in Florida by 67.96%.
Provided below is the summary report of St. Augustine Crime Statistics for 2016, including the type of crime and the number of incidents:
2016 Crime (Actual Data) - Incidents
Aggravated Assault - 84
Arson - 7
Burglary - 75
Larceny and Theft - 546
Motor Vehicle Theft - 27
Murder and Manslaughter - 4
Rape - 8
Robbery - 14
Crime Rate (Total Incidents) - 759
Property Crime - 648
Violent Crime - 110
Together, our attorneys have handled hundreds of criminal cases. Our team of St. Augustine criminal defense lawyers provides thorough, attentive and aggressive defense representation to clients in all types of criminal law matters, including:
Violent crimes — We defend clients facing assault and battery, domestic violence, false imprisonment, kidnapping, murder and manslaughter charges.
Drug crimes — We handle cases involving possession, distribution, and Nebbia holds.
DUI — We represent people charged with first-time DUI, underage DUI, DUI bodily injury and those with prior DUI offenses.
Traffic offenses — We work hard to minimize points and prevent license suspensions.
Injunctions for protection — Our firm represents people in civil protection order hearings and those accused of criminal domestic violence charges.
White collar crimes — Our lawyers have the experience and resources to handle complex financial crime cases, including fraud and embezzlement.
Sex crimes — We vigorously defend people accused of sexual assault, rape, date rape, child sex crimes, prostitution, and lewd and lascivious behavior.
Theft and burglary — Our lawyers defend the rights and freedom of people facing all types of property crimes.
Juvenile offenses — We work hard to protect the futures and educational options of young people who get in trouble.
In a criminal case, a conviction is not necessarily the end of the legal battle. Our firm defends people in post-conviction matters such as violation of probation charges and parole violations and criminal appeals. We also represent people in record sealing and expungement hearings.
Sadly, many people accused of crimes feel that they cannot afford to hire a private criminal defense attorney. At Delgado & Romanik, we believe in offering legal representation to all members of our community. We offer free initial consultations and a variety of payment options, including credit cards, flexible payment plans and assignments.
When you or a family member has been charged with a criminal offense, every moment counts. At Delgado & Romanik, our criminal defense attorneys are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide experienced, knowledgeable criminal defense for clients in central Florida. We have law offices in Daytona Beach and DeLand.
Being stopped by a police officer is always an unsettling experience. Being asked to get out of the car and perform field sobriety tests on video is embarrassing and humiliating. You could be arrested for refusing to take a breath test, spend a night in jail, have your car towed and lose your driver's license.
Although juvenile offenses are handled very differently from adult offenses, it is important to remember that children have rights too. If your child is facing charges of juvenile delinquency, you need an experienced defense attorney who understands the Florida juvenile criminal justice system. We can help.
Being charged with a sex crime is a very serious matter. Just being accused of a sexual offense can damage your reputation. If you are convicted of a sex crime, your life will change forever. You will have to register as a sex offender, which can severely affect your future employment prospects and your relationship with your family.
Your criminal record may have an impact on your life for years. It can cause problems when a background check is done for housing, employment or other reasons. To prevent your past arrests and charges from coming back to haunt you, it may be possible to seek the sealing and/or expungement of your criminal record.
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