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Bail and Bond / Pre-Filing

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorneys Philip M. Snyder and Marc P. Lyons aggressively advocate our client’s positions to the State Attorney’s Office before a case filer reaches a decision.

Time is of the essence.

If you have been recently arrested, or you have been made aware by law enforcement that you are the subject of an investigation, it is critical that you contact an experienced criminal lawyer at Lyons, Snyder & Collin immediately to ensure the best possible outcome.

Attorneys Philip M. Snyder and Marc P. Lyons were former Broward County Assistant State Attorneys.  As a result, our criminal lawyers have the knowledge and experience to advocate the State Attorney’s Office not to pursue criminal charges against our clients, even after law enforcement makes an arrest. By providing the State Attorney’s Office with a variety of evidence and case law (not provided by law enforcement), we can often persuade the Assistant State Attorney assigned to the case that criminal charges are not appropriate.

You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Just because you have been arrested by a law enforcement officer, it does not mean that the State Attorney’s Office will file formal charges against you. Frequently, the criminal defense attorneys at Lyons, Snyder & Collin successfully persuade the State Attorney’s Office to have our clients charge(s) reduced or even dropped prior to a formal filing decision. A reduced or dropped charge may make a tremendous difference in the ultimate resolution of your case and could save you thousands of dollars in legal fees.

Everything you say can and will be used against you.

Do not speak to a law enforcement officer or an Assistant State Attorney before seeking the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney.  Any subject of a criminal investigation that agrees to speak to a law enforcement officer or an Assistant State Attorney without an attorney may damage their case severely.  As former Special Unit Assistant State Attorneys Marc P. Lyons and Philip M. Snyder were responsible for filing criminal cases.  As a result, we understand what evidence the State Attorney’s Office considers before making a filing decision. Let Lyons, Snyder & Collin act as an intermediary to communicate your best position and highlight beneficial evidence instead of taking your chances that law enforcement wrote an “accurate” report.

Know your rights.

If you are arrested, the Court will set a bond amount in your case. Typically, the Court will set a standard bond commensurate with the criminal charge. The Court will set a “No Bond” hold on the most severe felony charges. The purpose of setting bond is to give you freedom pending resolution of your case. The bond amount should be no more than is reasonable necessary to guarantee your appearance in court.

The Ft. Lauderdale criminal defense lawyers at Lyons, Snyder & Collin have experience petitioning the Court to set bond, reduce bond, or release you on your own recognizance. Attorneys  Philip M. Snyder and Marc P. Lyons will file timely motions to potentially secure your immediate release.

Contact the Ft. Lauderdale criminal lawyers of Lyons, Snyder & Collin 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 954.462.8035 for your free consultation.

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