Criminal Defense Attorney Orange City
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.
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-collarcrime, 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.
Contact Thompson Law, P.A. today, (386) 463-4LAW (4529).