Criminal lawyers are responsible for representing their clients with diligence, zeal, and persistence. This duty of attorneys exists regardless of whether the attorney believes that his or her client is guilty or innocent. If the criminal attorney believes that his or her client has an excessive sentence, he may petition the criminal court for a sentence modification. Negotiations with the state attorney help to facilitate this process. When the attorney moves the criminal court for a sentence modification, the court can issue an order modifying the sentence on its own discretion, so long as the sentence modification does not reduce the sentence below a statutory minimum.
If you have been sentenced excessively in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, or Miami Dade County, you should consult an experienced competent criminal defense attorney who can represent you in criminal court. Kenneth P. Hassett of Hassett and Associates, P.A. is a criminal defense attorney who represents clients in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Miami Dade County, and the rest of South Florida. Having a criminal defense lawyer to represent you in criminal court is advantageous, especially when charged with serious criminal offenses. Contact Hassett and Associates, P.A. for an immediate free consultation 24 hours per day seven days per week with a Miami or Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney if you have been charged with these criminal offenses.
The information on this page does not represent legal advice. Florida Statues obtained from Online Sunshine, www.leg.state.fl.us, the official site of the Florida Legislature. Because the law is continually changing, some of the provisions contained herein may be out of date. It is always wise to seek counsel from an experienced criminal attorney like Kenneth Hassett.
If you have been charged as an Accessory After the Fact or a Principal in the First Degree to a criminal offense in Broward or Miami-Dade County, call Criminal Defense Attorney Kenneth P. Hassett.