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Criminal Defense Lawyer In Pensacola

Protecting Your Rights At Every Stage Of Your Case

Have you or a loved one been charged with a crime in Florida? Or do you believe you may be under investigation by State or Federal authorities? At The Watson Firm, PLLC, we provide legal services to clients who are being investigated or have been charged with State and Federal crimes.

Our Pensacola criminal defense attorney will fight to help you avoid criminal charges, gather evidence to prepare for trial, and stand up for your rights and wellbeing throughout the duration of your case. If you have been charged with a crime or believe you might be, is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible so your lawyer can immediately start working on your case. This will help set you up for the best possible resolution.

Criminal Defense Cases We Handle

At The Watson Firm, PLLC, we can defend you against charges related to:

  • Drug crimes
  • State and Federal crimes
  • Traffic offenses
  • Violent crimes
  • Weapons crimes
  • White-collar crimes

Whether you have been arrested for a misdemeanor or are under investigation for a felony, we will uphold your rights, fight for your right to a fair trial, and do everything in our power to have your charges reduced as much as possible.

Looking for a skilled criminal defense attorney in Pensacola, Florida? Call (850) 607-2929 or contact us online to discuss your legal options during a free case evaluation.

Understanding Your Rights in Criminal Defense Cases

When facing criminal charges, it's crucial to understand your rights and the legal process ahead. Our team of experienced criminal defense lawyers at The Watson Firm, PLLC is dedicated to protecting your rights at every stage of your case. We provide personalized legal representation and guide you through the complexities of the criminal justice system.

Some key rights to be aware of in criminal defense cases include: 

  • The right to remain silent
  • The right to legal counsel
  • The right to a fair trial
  • The right to confront witnesses
  • The right to appeal a conviction

By understanding and exercising your rights, you can make informed decisions and ensure a strong defense. Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who will fight for your rights and best interests.

What to Do After an Arrest

The most important thing to remember when accused of a crime is not to speak to law enforcement officers until you have retained a criminal defense lawyer. Following an arrest, state that you would like to evoke your legal right have the right to have an attorney present during interrogations before making any statements.

Then, remain silent until you have obtained legal counsel. Regardless of guilt or any other factors, retaining an attorney right away will put you in the best position to talk to law enforcement.

Why You Shouldn't Talk to Law Enforcement Without a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Talking to law enforcement without an attorney present can harm your case for the following reasons:

  • Mistakes and conflicting information can happen in the heat of the moment, making you look unreliable
  • Officers may misunderstand what you say or record it incorrectly if you try to explain yourself with an attorney’s guidance
  • Someone in law enforcement may intentionally misconstrue your statements to build their case against you

Your statement is one of the most important pieces of evidence used by the prosecution, so you want to ensure it is as factual and un-incriminating as possible. Our Pensacola criminal defense lawyer will be present during questioning to minimize the risk of self-incrimination and ensure that your rights are protected.

The Importance of Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney

If you are arrested for a criminal offense, it is important that you know your rights. As soon as you are brought in for questioning or learn you are under investigation, we advise you to contact a Pensacola criminal defense attorney, even if you have not been charged or arrested yet. At The Watson Firm, PLLC, we provide the legal counsel you need, advise you of your rights, and work to determine the best course of action to protect your interests.

Contact our law firm immediately at (850) 607-2929 if you are being investigated or charged with a crime in Pensacola. Our criminal defense attorney is here to fight for your rights.

Proven Results

Millions Obtained on Behalf of Florida Injury Victims

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • $12,400,000 Awarded to Pensacola Car Accident Victim

    Mr. Watson represented Plaintiff in a car accident case against a trucking company that had traveled to Pensacola to perform tree-trimming work after a storm. While traveling to work, the tree-trimming truck collided into Plaintiff head-on.

  • $5,000,000 Awarded to Jacksonville Car Accident Victim

    Watson represented the family of a motorist who had sustained fatal injuries after being rear-ended by an eighteen-wheeler near Jacksonville, Florida.

  • $3,400,000 Awarded to Pensacola Woman Injured On Defective

    Plaintiff was operating a Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) manufactured by Yamaha on her property (on flat terrain), when the vehicle overturned on top of her as she executed a right turn.

  • $1,000,000 Awarded to Pensacola House Fire Victims

    This case came to Mr. Watson after having been rejected by other lawyers because the Defendant homeowner had no home owner’s insurance.

  • $900,000 Awarded to Pensacola Auto Accident Victim

    Plaintiff was severely injured in a car accident. Mr. Watson located two insurance policies that were responsible for paying the damages caused in the collision.

  • $750,000 David Versus Goliath

    On the eve of trial, Pensacola Attorney Aaron Watson recovered $750,000.00 for his client, who was injured due to the conduct of a negligent corporation. After nearly two years of litigation, discovery, hearings, and depositions from coast to coast, the Defendant saw the light and settled just weeks before its January trial.

Six Reasons to Choose Us

  • Free Case Evaluations
  • On-Call Advocates
  • AV-Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Five-Star Rated on Google
  • Avvo "Clients' Choice" Winner
  • No Hidden Costs or Fees
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