Criminal Defense

Jean-Paul Galasso Law

“The old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everyone blind.” – Martin Luther King, Jr

Criminal Defense

What if you are charged with a crime? You would view this as a frightening prospect with the threat of possible long term ramifications for your life and / or your family. In that situation, you’re going to need someone who can approach this serious situation in a cool, practical, and dispassionate manner. The first thing to remember is that in this country, you have a right to an attorney and if you feel you are innocent, we’ll defend you with every legal means at our disposal to prove it. If, for some reason the court does find you guilty, there are other means available to lessen the magnitude of a potential conviction. In any event, we know the best route to your proof of innocence. Click on a Criminal Defense topic below to learn more:

Drug Offenses

Florida statutes recognize and can punish a variety of drug crimes. It’s no secret they view crimes that contribute to this country’s drug problem in a particularly bright light and you will need seasoned legal counsel to represent you. Please call us for details about:

  • Possession
  • Sale
  • Trafficking
  • Distribution
  • Manufacturing

DUI Offenses

In the state of Florida, law enforcement and the courts are committed to significantly reducing driving under the influence of drugs and / or alcohol and considers it a priority when it comes to public safety. If you are faced with the tough penalties that come with a DUI charge, your best course of action is to arrange for legal advice and representation quickly before the following occurs:

– First offense: possible 6 months (or less) in jail and fines of up to $1,000.
– Second offense: 9 months in jail and fines of up to $2,000. License suspension is also a consequence of a DUI conviction.
– Third offense: This is now considered a felony, carrying up to five years in state prison and fines of up to $5,000.

  • DUI with Injury
  • Multiple DUIs
  • Suspended License
  • Underage DUI

Federal Crimes

Federal offenses, are usually felonies. With a conviction, you are likely to spend a long sentence in a federal prison and many years paying significant fines. When you are finally released, you will have a difficult time being employed or even getting a loan again. You will also lose your right to vote. Don’t hesitate to contact The Law Office of J.P. Galasso – we can help. Please call us for details about:

  • Counterfeiting
  • Internet Offenses
  • Tax Evasion

Sex Offenses

The Law Office of J.P. Galasso can defend you if you have been charged with a sexual offense. This can be a life-changing experience for you and your loved ones. You could spend many years or even life behind bars if you are convicted. The penalties for any sexual offense are serious and it’s why you need serious professionals to defend you. Call us now to discuss your options about the following:

  • Sexual Battery
  • Statutory Rape
  • Child Molestation
  • Child Pornography
  • Prostitution

Theft Crimes

Regardless of whether you have stolen possessions off of an individual or from a house or other structure, the courts can sentence you to time in jail or prison and levy substantial fines. Under Florida state law, there are a variety of theft offenses and if found guilty, the courts won’t hesitate to order heavy penalties. Don’t wait until it’s too late to secure professional legal advice and defense. Call us now to learn your available options regarding the following:

  • Robbery
  • Home-Invasion
  • Petty Theft
  • Identity Theft
  • Grand Theft
  • 1st Degree Grand
  • 2nd Degree Grand Theft
  • Dealing in Stolen Goods

Violent Crimes

More than in any other circumstance, if you have committed a violent crime, you will need professional representation. Period. When you inflict bodily harm and / or injury to another person or persons, it is most likely a felony which can incur lengthy prison time, and heavy fines. This is no time to hedge on the best criminal defense you can find. Call The Law Office of J.P. Galasso now.

  • “10-20-Life” Law
  • Assault
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Battery
  • Aggravated Battery
  • Felony Battery
  • Domestic Violence
  • Homicide

White Collar Crimes

If you are a banker, lawyer, accountant or other professional in a position of financial or asset responsibility, and are charged with an offense within that realm, you have committed a “white-collar” crime. Typically, a white collar crime is a felony and will not only incur imprisonment but the likelihood that you will never have responsibility over the finances or assets of another, is real. This could leave you without the career you have always known. Call us now and we can advise you as to your options against the following white-collar offenses:

  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud
  • Money Laundering