Criminal Defense Attorney Orange City
Fighting for Clients In Deland, Daytona Beach and Throughout Central Florida
Look to a Florida Firm for a Criminal Defense Attorney in Orange City, FL
If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, you're doing the right thing by researching an attorney before hiring just anyone. In a small town like Orange City, it's important you seek out a lawyer with experience in the Volusia County court system.
Have you been charged with a crime in Central Florida? With offices conveniently located in DeLand and Daytona Beach, our team can defend you against your criminal charges.
Attorney Matt Thompson of Thompson Law, P.A. is a Florida-born attorney, a former Volusia County prosecutor, and a focused, intelligent and aggressive criminal defense lawyer you can rely on to be fully present and fully dedicated to your case. Large firms in Orlando and Daytona will not give you the personal attention and scrutiny your case needs when you're facing a criminal charge that could impact your life forever.
What's the Difference Between a Criminal and a Civil Case?
Court cases are split into two distinct categories: civil and criminal. Businesses and private citizens file civil cases, like divorce and matters of lawsuit. Civil cases usually revolve around seeking finances for damages or loss – or they revolve around spurring the cessation or completion of a certain act. Basically, in a criminal case, you have the government filing against you, and in most cases the consequences are more serious than those of a monetary sense: you could go to jail.
When you're up against a criminal offense, the state or federal government is technically filing a lawsuit against you. Whether you're subject to paying a fine or receiving probation or jail time, a criminal conviction can affect the rest of your life. It can make it hard for you to find a job, a home – and in some cases it can affect your right to drive and/or vote.
Felony and Misdemeanor Offenses
Misdemeanors are crimes of a less serious nature, like theft, for instance. Felonies are more serious crimes, but they can range from first degree (murder) to fourth degree felonies like criminal mischief. Then there are infractions, which would involve traffic violations or other minor crimes.
Whether you're facing drug charges, DUI, trespassing, a white-collar crime, violation of probation, financial crimes, or another criminal offense, request a free consultation with Matt Thompson today and put your mind to rest. Matt will take a personal approach to defending your case so that you can go back to life as usual. He’ll provide you with the one-on-one attention needed to help answer your questions and organize your defense.
Client was texting a friend when her significant other tried to grab for her phone. When the client tried to pull away, the victim claimed that he was battered and the client was arrested and brought before DCF due a child being in the house. Attorney Matt Thompson wrote a letter to the State explaining the discrepancy in evidence and claimed that the client was in fact moving away from the victim and did not intentionally try to hit the victim. All charges against the client were dismissed.
Sale and Possession of Heroin
Defendant entered a treatment facility while case was pending. Attorney Thompson provided progress reports of all of her progress during her stay to show improvement. State agreed to amend all charges to simple possession and the Defendant was sentenced into Drug Court.
Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
Client was accused of shooting a shotgun over the head of two minors. Attorney Thompson did a public records request to discover that officers reported to the scene of the crime the night of the incident and spoke to the victims on the evening the alleged crime occurred and believed the victims to be intoxicated and unreliable. Attorney Thompson conducted depositions of the officers and ultimately all charges were reduced to a misdemeanor and no incarceration.
Grand Theft, Fleeing, Possession of a Fictitious Driver’s License
Attorney Matt Thompson, through depositions and litigation was able to show that officers did not act according to the warrant by picking up the client immediately upon sight. The charge of Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Law Enforcement, which carries a mandatory felony conviction, was dismissed by the State and the client was offered probation and no felony conviction.
Sexual Battery & Domestic Battery
Mr. Thompson took depositions of the victim showing that the victim was not truthful with police when she provided her statement as to what happened. Confronted victim with social media posts, bank records, and telephone records to show that she was not in the places that she stated she was during the time the alleged crime took place. Case 1 was dismissed and the Defendant pled to Case 2 and received two (2) years of prison and credit for fifteen (15) months in prison.
Over 15 Years of ExperienceThere's no substitute for experience. When faced with a serious crime, you need an attorney who has successfully handled numerous cases like yours.
Aggressive Trial AttorneyMatt Thompson is a skilled trial attorney and has achieved many positive jury verdicts. If your case goes to trial, you can be confident that Matt is equipped to represent you.
High-Quality Legal RepresentationAt Thompson Law, P.A., every client matters. This means that your case will receive the personal attention and care it deserves.
Criminal Defense Is All We DoBecause our firm only focuses on criminal defense matters, you can trust our team has the specific knowledge needed to handle you case successfully.