Felonies

Felonies are crimes that result in more than 1 year in jail.
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Felony offenses have worse consequences than misdemeanors. Which means more expensive fines and longer jail sentences. Call us to find out how we can help!

Criminal Defense Lawyer - Melbourne, FL

Douglas R. Beam P.A. is a criminal defense and personal injury law firm that is highly experienced in getting favorable results for those facing a felony charge. With a 30-year history of successfully representing thousands of clients throughout Central Florida, Douglas R. Beam P.A. is trusted to help those facing felony charges for the most serious crimes.

To schedule a consultation with an award-winning criminal defense lawyer, call 321-723-6591.

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Nationally Recognized for Trial Work

For decades, the criminal defense attorneys at our law firm have successfully represented those accused of crimes. Experienced, well connected and successful, our leading criminal defense lawyers, Doug Beam and Riley Beam have Avvo Ratings of 10/10, are listed in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers nationally and regularly win favorable verdicts for clients.

We are grateful for our reputation as one of the leading law firms in Melbourne, Brevard County and Central Florida. We’ve grown because of our results and how we treat our clients. If you’re looking for a felony defense attorney, call us today at (321) 723-6591.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What a Felonies Lawyer Does

A Felonies Lawyer Can Help You With Your Criminal Charges

Being accused of a crime is a life-altering experience. Jobs can be lost, families can be challenged and freedom can be threatened. This time is one of the most vulnerable and chaotic in any person’s life. Our job as felony lawyers is to navigate that chaos and get a favorable outcome for our clients.

We work with our clients to understand the criminal offenses they are being charged with and build a strategy to help them get a favorable outcome on their day in court. For over 30 years, we have helped individuals accused of everything from misdemeanors to federal crimes navigate their next step.

Our commitment to Melbourne, Florida and Brevard County has allowed our law firm to have a rich reputation in the community. This dedication to our clients and our town has given us the opportunity to be a leading law firm in criminal defense.

What do you do if you are facing a felony charge?

Being charged with a felony crime is shocking and difficult. When someone is considering the outcome of a criminal conviction, it can be hard to focus on what’s next. The following tips will get you on track to get the help you need.

PLEAD THE FIFTH

Keep a tight rein on what you say to everyone, but particularly the police. Anything you say can be used against you in the court of law and could result in a criminal conviction. Plead the fifth with police and do not discuss your felony charge with anyone.

CALL AN EXPERIENCED MELBOURNE, FLORIDA CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER

Call a criminal defense attorney with a strong reputation in criminal law. Before you discuss your case, make sure you are in a quiet and private location. Do not discuss anything that could potentially imply guilt.

DO WHAT YOUR CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER SAYS

This is a confusing time and could require some changes in lifestyle. Follow the lead of your criminal defense lawyer and do as they say. They will know the right things for you to do to ensure that you have the best chance at a positive outcome.

COMMON FELONY OFFENSES IN MELBOURNE, FLORIDA

Clients are often charged for the following felonies: First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, Manslaughter, Attempted Murder, Drug Trafficking, Possession of Controlled Substances, Robbery, Battery Domestic Violence, Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery, Grand Theft, Forgery, Felony Battery, Felony DUI, Felony Driving While License Suspended or Revoked, Felony Violation of Probation, Possession of More than 20 Grams of Cannabis (Marijuana) and Possession and Sale of Cocaine and Other Controlled Substances

Regardless of the type of charge, it is vital you get an excellent criminal defense attorney to take on your case.

How to Choose a Criminal Defense Lawyer

These three characteristics are a must-have for a criminal defense lawyer:

Know Their Results

Find a criminal defense attorney who has a history of winning cases like yours. These attorneys will understand your felony charges and the impact they will have in your life.

Committed to the Community

If an attorney has been trying cases around serious crimes for a long time, chances are, they are good at it. Defense attorneys that have been in the same community for a long time understand the criminal law system in their town and can help you navigate it.

History of Trial

There are times when pleading to a deal is a good maneuver, but it isn’t every time. Get a lawyer who has a history of fighting felony charges in the courtroom and winning.

In a perfect world, the criminal law system would work perfectly and your case could be understood quickly. Unfortunately, this isn’t a perfect world. Hire a criminal defense attorney and get the legal defense you need to have a fighting chance in court.



Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of lawyer defends a criminal?

A criminal defense lawyer specializes in defending those accused of crimes. The best criminal defense attorneys vigorously and accurately defend their clients against criminal charges that are inaccurate.


What happens if an accused person is too poor to afford a lawyer?

Everyone accused of a crime in the United States is guaranteed an attorney. Those without the funds to afford a private lawyer are given the opportunity to work with the public defender’s office. The public defender's office has attorneys that are trained in criminal defense representation and can provide defense to all Americans, regardless of their economic standing.


What are types of felony charges?

Common Felony Charges are as listed: First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, Manslaughter, Attempted Murder, Drug Trafficking, Possession of Controlled Substances, Robbery, Battery Domestic Violence, Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery, Grand Theft, Forgery, Felony Battery, Felony DUI, Felony Driving While License Suspended or Revoked, Felony Violation of Probation, Possession of More than 20 Grams of Cannabis (Marijuana) and Possession and Sale of Cocaine and Other Controlled Substances

Do First Time Offenders Go To Jail?

First time felony offenders will often get less severe punishments than repeat offenders. While this does not guarantee an outcome that is devoid of a prison sentence, the chances of being incarcerated are often lower for first time offenders than repeat offenders.

Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Call Us - Melbourne, Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer

For over three decades, our firm has defended the rights of citizens throughout Central Florida and have won hundreds of favorable verdicts.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, contact us to schedule a time to speak with our attorneys. Our team is available at all hours of the day and will act quickly to protect your rights. For an immediate consultation, call our phone number (321) 723-6591, email us at help@dougbeam.com or fill out the simple form below.

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