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Criminal Defense

When people are arrested in the Miami area, their immediate primary concern is whether they will be incarcerated. In addition to possible jail or prison sentences, alleged offenders also worry about huge fines and the impact that their arrests might have on their jobs, housing, or educational careers.

It is critical to understand that an arrest is not the same as a conviction. Whether you have been arrested or believe that you might be the target of a criminal investigation, you should be sure to exercise your Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination by remaining silent and your Sixth Amendment right to the assistance of legal counsel at all stages of a criminal proceeding.

The prosecution must prove an alleged offender’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt—a very difficult burden to satisfy. Prosecutors will try to make their tasks easier by offering alleged offenders so-called “plea deals” in which alleged offenders enter pleas of guilty in exchange for reduced sentences, but it is important to remember that convictions—even to some lesser charges—can carry several long-term consequences.

Miami-Dade County Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you or your loved one has been arrested or might possibly be under investigation for allegedly committing a criminal offense in Florida, it is in your best interest to immediately seek legal representation. The Hoffman Firm aggressively defends clients throughout the greater Miami-Dade County area, including such communities as Miami, North Miami, South Miami, Miami Beach, Key Biscayune, and surrounding areas.

Miami criminal defense attorney Evan A. Hoffman is a former prosecutor who handles various criminal charges in state and federal courts in Southern Florida. He can review your case and help you understand your legal options as soon as you call (305) 249-0090 or complete an online contact form to schedule a free, confidential consultation.

Some of the specific criminal defense practice areas of The Hoffman Firm include:

Florida Crimes Information Center

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Florida Criminal Defense Resources

Miami-Dade Clerk of Courts — The criminal court division in Miami-Dade County consists of two levels of operations: County Criminal and Circuit Criminal. County Criminal maintains the records of all misdemeanor arrests as well as certain municipal or ordinance violations, while Circuit Criminal processes felony affidavits of probable cause, grand jury indictments, and arrest warrants. On this website, you can download various criminal forms, learn more about criminal court services, and search the judicial calendar.

Criminal Court
Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building
1351 Northwest 12th Street
9th Floor
Miami, FL 33125
(305) 275-1155

Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida — Florida is divided into 20 judicial circuits, and the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida is the largest in the state and the fourth largest trial court in the nation. The Eleventh Judicial Circuit serves all of Miami-Dade County and has four main courthouses. You can learn more about the judges, view press releases, and find answers to frequently asked questions on this website.

Administrative Office of the Courts
Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center
175 Northwest 1st Avenue
Suite 3016
Miami, FL 33128
(305) 349-7000

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The Hoffman Firm | Criminal Defense Lawyer in Miami-Dade County, FL

Have you or your loved one been arrested in South Florida? You should contact The Hoffman Firm before saying anything to authorities.

Evan A. Hoffman is an experienced attorney in Miami who defends clients facing misdemeanor or felony charges in such areas as Miami, Aventura, Coral Gables, Hialeah, Opa Locka, and surrounding areas. Call (305) 249-0090 or submit an online contact form today to take advantage of a completely free initial consultation that will let our lawyer provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case.

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Client Reviews
"I found myself in an unfortunate situation. A fried gave me Evan' s personal number and we spoke for over an hour. I felt so reassured and grateful for his time. Needless to say I write this review with great pleasure. A call to thank evan would not be justified as I want anyone who ever finds themselves in my situation to know who to call. Thank you evan I cannot say enough good things about you." Alexander
Mr. Hoffman was able to get my offenses reduces to a lesser degree. His fees are one of the lowest that I could find for the type of representation that I required. If I ever need to be represented by an attorney I would surely use Mr. Hoffman again. C. Wright
“HE’S THE BEST!!” If I could give a 10 stars I would. Very professional, kind and understanding. Very prompt in returning my phone calls and updating me on everything. He provided his cell phone number in case I had any question or concerns. I RECOMMEND HIM. He takes his time with you and makes sure you understand STEP BY STEP. So GLAD I picked him. GOT HIM ON SPEED DIAL. Hopefully this helps someone in knowing that they will not be wasting their money. Claudia