West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer
An experienced firm fighting for your rights
If you have been charged with a crime in Florida, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side. Scott Berry Law, P.A. fights to defend the rights of each client. Scott Berry has built his reputation on getting results. The firm is intimately familiar with all facets of the Florida criminal justice system, and have the knowledge and skill to make sure you understand your legal options and to guide you through the legal process.
With 15 years of legal experience, the West Palm Beach criminal lawyers at Scott Berry Law, P.A. have represented clients in state and federal courts on charges ranging from minor offenses to serious felonies, including:
- Abuse & Neglect
- Assault & Battery
- Burglary & Trespassing
- DUI Manslaughter & Vehicular Homicide
- Drug Crimes
- Federal Crimes
- Felony Sentencing
- Juvenile Delinquency
- Kidnapping & False Imprisonment
- Robbery & Carjacking
- Sex Crimes
When you have charges on your record that you want eliminated, Scott Berry Law, P.A. can help you get those charges sealed or expunged, or represent you in appellate court. No matter what obstacle has been placed in your way, rest assured that Scott Berry Law, P.A. strive diligently to help you overcome it, and work tenaciously to attain the best possible result for you.
Full Range of Criminal Defense
Abuse and Neglect: Often charged as child or elderly neglect and abuse,
these crimes will be charged when injury results to a child or elderly adult as a result of a caregiver’s intentional actions
or failure to provide reasonable care. Depending on the nature of the injury, these crimes can carry a sentence ranging
from probation to many years in prison.
Assault and Battery: Anytime you threaten to harm another person, with
the apparent ability to carry out that threat, you have committed an assault. If you actually touch another person, you
have committed a battery. While both crimes are misdemeanors, they can quickly become felonies with very serious consequences
and possible prison time. More importantly, there are several defenses to these accusations that your lawyer should consider.
Juvenile Delinquency: Children who commit crimes can find themselves
in juvenile court or even charged as adults, depending on the nature and seriousness of the offense
Drug Offenses: Possessing or selling drugs can lead to lengthy prison sentences.
Depending on the amount of drugs, you could also be charged with trafficking in state or federal court. Whether you are
charged with a crime involving marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or prescription drugs, you need an expert criminal defense attorney
to help you avoid mandatory minimum prison sentences, otherwise lengthy incarceration, costly fines, probation, and even
a driver’s license suspension.
DUI/DWI: Thousands of people are charged with DUI/DWI every
day. Breathalyzer tests, blood tests, and field sobriety exercises are just some of the tools the government will use to
try to take away your freedom when the police and prosecutors believe you have been driving under the influence. A criminal
defense attorney can help you fight back.
Federal Crimes: When the federal government comes knocking, you can be
sure the consequences will be severe. Whether they accuse you of human, drug or firearm trafficking or cyber-crimes and
financial fraud, the federal government has vast resources to take away your freedom. They play by different rules than
the local police and you need a lawyer with the skill set to combat them.
Criminal Mischief and Arson: Both of these crimes involve property
damage. If you are charged with Arson, the damage resulted from a fire. Both crimes can lead to time in prison with the
punishment increasing based on the amount of resulting damage.
Fraud and Theft: Theft is the deprivation of another person’s property and fraud is
one way of committing theft. These crimes can be charged as felonies or misdemeanors and can have very serious consequences.
Not only could these crimes land you in prison, but your reputation for dishonesty, particularly with future employers,
can be a collateral consequence of the accusation itself.
Burglary and Trespassing: When you are accused of breaking into someone’s
house or vehicle, you are likely to be charged with burglary. The difference between burglary and trespassing lies in your
intention. If you intended to commit another crime once you got inside (like stealing things or hurting someone), you’ve
committed a burglary. If your intention was not to commit another crime, you were merely trespassing by being on someone’s
property without their permission.
Kidnapping and False Imprisonment: False imprisonment
occurs when someone’s freedom to move is restricted by another person. Kidnapping is false imprisonment with a purpose.
The purpose is usually to aid in committing some other felony. Both charges are felonies and can carry lengthy incarceration
as a consequence.
Murder and Manslaughter: The difference between murder and manslaughter is one of
intent. First-degree murder is one that was premeditated, or committed during the course of other serious felonies. Second-degree
murder was committed with ill will, spite, hatred or evil intent. Manslau ghter occurs when your behavior is reckless and
results in another person’s death.
Vehicular Homicide and DUI Manslaughter: Driving under
the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance becomes significantly more serious if someone dies as a result. Both
are felonies punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
Sexual Offenses: Rape, molestation, and child pornography can result in
lengthy incarceration, registration requirements, and even civil commitment. Simply being accused will destroy your reputation.
Going the extra mile to ensure your freedom
Scott Berry Law, P.A. goes the extra mile to ensure that you get the justice you deserve. Scott Berry has taken an oath to provide exemplary service, an oath that they are dedicated to honoring. Through meticulous preparation and a firm attention to detail, the firm’s efforts are always focused on achieving that goal. The firm personally speak with witnesses, review police records and examine the alleged crime scene. And also brings in experts who challenge the prosecution and help prepare trial strategy.
Nothing is more important than your freedom. If you need a defense attorney who is dedicated to your case, contact Scott Berry Law, P.A. today.
Criminal Defense Cost
At Scott Berry Law, we believe the defense of your freedom should not depend on the size of your bank account. For that reason, we try to keep our fees reasonable and competitive, while recognizing our firm tries to provide outstanding service regardless of the price.
Important Exclusions & Other Information
- Fees are due before we begin work on your case.
- Trial fees are not included in these prices. Trial fees will be discussed at the initial consultation, but will not be due until 60 days prior to trial or the first calendar call, whichever is earlier.
- We accept cash, check, credit or debit cards and you can pay in person, over the phone or through our website.
- Listed prices are for cases originating in Palm Beach County only.
- Prices for more serious felonies, federal charges, out of county cases, and cases involving multiple counts or defendants vary depending on the amount of work the attorney anticipates will be involved in the representation.
- Prices for violations of probation will be based on the charge for which you are on probation. For example, if you are on probation for a 3rd degree felony, the price will be based on the price listed for 3rd degree felonies.
- Costs are not included in the listed prices. Additional costs could include fees for expert witness, court reporters, process servers, private investigators, and out-of-county travel expenses for the attorney. Credit and debit cards cannot be used to pay costs.
Contact Our Experienced West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyers Today
When you have been charged with a crime, choose a criminal defense lawyer with the experience and dedication to make a difference. Call 561-281-7155 or contact the firm online to schedule an appointment. With office is conveniently located in West Palm Beach, Florida, Scott Berry Law, P.A. stands ready to represent you in your criminal matter.