Family Dentists

University Dental Group

Welcome to the professional and attentive care of University Dental Group. We’ve been successfully serving ALL your family’s dental needs in the Orlando, Oviedo and Winter Park »»»Read more

Overmeyer Family Dental

We provide Orlando, FL a dental experience that’s far from the ordinary. We love seeing patients leave our office with happy, healthy smiles. Healthy, beautiful teeth and gums radiate»»»Read more

Gillman Dental

When you visit Thomas P. Gillman DDS, you will be met with a dedicated staff that treats you like an individual, not a number. We offer expert oral care in a pleasant and comfortable environment.»»»Read more

Collins Dental

Since 2001, the dentists and staff at Collins Dental in Winter Springs have been committed to serving people of all ages in need of dental work. Dr. Collins and Dr. Reiter, »»»Read more

Orange Dental

Orange Dental has been working hard for more than 15 years to provide quality dental services to the community. We'll work closely with you to provide the treatments that meet your family's »»»Read more

Dellagio Family Dentistry is a hometown dental practice located in Orlando, FL specializing in comprehensive dentistry for the entire family. Our practice places a premium on excellent service»»»Read more

Towncare Dental of Altamonte Springs

We never take patients for granted at Towncare Dental of Altamonte Springs. For many years, we’ve worked hard to win their respect and gain their confidence. While every member of our »»»Read more

Chain of Lakes Dentistry

With over 35 years' experience practicing dentistry, your smile is in good hands with the doctors at David W. Boers, DDS, PA. Our dentistry uses the latest sterilization techniques »»»Read more

Implant and Comprehensive Dentistry

We have two state-of-the-art dental practices in Champions Gate and Winter Haven Florida. Our Champions Gate office is located just a few minutes from Celebration, Reunion and Kissimmee »»»Read more

Lakeside Family Dentistry

Welcome to Lakeside Family Dentistry where we pride ourselves on your smiles! We are pleased to offer our patients trusted dental work that will exceed your expectations every time. »»»Read more

Your Oviedo Dentist

Welcome to Your Oviedo Dentist, your cosmetic, laser and family dentistry practice. Serving Oviedo and the Greater Orlando areas, we are dedicated to giving you the smile of your dreams »»»Read more

Metrowest Family Dentistry

Dr. Alan R. Heap and his staff at Metrowest Family Dentistry combine the art and science of dentistry to keep you smiling! We are a family and cosmetic dentistry practice specializing»»»Read more

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The accused may hire a criminal defense lawyer to help with counsel and representation dealing with police or other investigators, perform his or her own investigation, and at times present exculpatory evidence that negates potential charges by the prosecutor. Criminal defense lawyers in the United States who are employed by governmental entities such as counties, state governments, and the federal government are often referred to as public defenders or court-appointed attorneys.

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If there are no constitutional violations, much of the work of a criminal defense attorney then turns to trial preparation. Any proposed settlement agreement must be compared to the best judgment about the outcome after trial. A criminal defense lawyer will usually discuss potential plea bargains with the prosecuting attorney, as an alternative to exercising the defendant's trial right and other rights. Plea agreements, when made, can be characterized as either charge agreements (often involving a less serious charge), sentencing agreements (involving a lesser sentence), or both.

Criminal defense lawyers are typically defending people with misdemeanor or felony charges. A misdemeanor generally refers to criminal activity that is punishable by one year or less in the local jail. A felony typically refers to criminal activity that is punishable by more than one year in the prison system. Many states have "wobblers", which refers to criminal activity that is charged as a felony, but has a possibility of being reduced to a misdemeanor. In matters involving a wobbler, many times a reputable lawyer can either have the felony reduced to a misdemeanor or in the alternative have the felony appear to be a misdemeanor so that the felony can be reduced to a misdemeanor at a later date, which is good strategy since the typical felony cannot be expunged.