When a criminal suspect is apprehended and brought into a jail or prison cell, he or she may wait there for a period of time and be uncertain as to whether the police and prison custodian have the authority to keep him or her imprisoned. The criminal suspect may petition the court for a writ of habeas corpus, which is a court order to the prison custodian to bring the criminal suspect before the court to determine whether the suspect is being lawfully detained. If it is determined that the custodian does not have lawful authority to hold that criminal suspect, that criminal suspect should be released from custody. If you have been imprisoned 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 by filing for a writ of habeas corpus.
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 criminal defense attorney if you have been charged with these criminal offenses.
Florida Constitution, Article I, Section 13. Habeas corpus.
The writ of habeas corpus shall be grantable of right, freely and without cost. It shall be returnable without delay, and shall never be suspended unless, in case of rebellion or invasion, suspension is essential to the public safety.
The information on this page does not represent legal advice. Florida Statues obtained from Online Sunshine, 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 Because the law is continually changing, some of the provisions contained herein may be out of date.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 imprisoned in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Miami-Dade County, or other area of South Florida, call Criminal Defense Attorney Kenneth P. Hassett.