An arrest is a frightening moment in one’s life but upon your release from jail you may realize the potential future consequences of your arrest are even scarier. Even if charges are dropped, an arrest record can ruin chances of getting a job, receiving loans, and much more. In the last twenty years, law enforcement agencies in the United States have made more than 250 million arrests, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Every day, between 10,000 and 12,000 names are added to the list of arrests. Due to these outrageous arrest numbers, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has 77,700,000 people in their master criminal data base – almost 1 out of every 3 American adults.
While arrests are on the rise, access to arrest records has also been made easier. Banks, employers, higher learning institutions, landlords, and many others, can now routinely and quickly search arrest records online. In cases of a false arrest, where the arrest information was received by the FBI, there is no guarantee the FBI database will be updated when the charge is thrown out. Hiring a Miami criminal defense attorney is your best bet to ensure your arrest doesn’t complicate your life more than it needs to.
“The truth is, if you think your arrest record is clean just because your charge was thrown out in court, you’re greatly mistaken,” says Miami criminal lawyer Julian Stroleny. “Once you’ve been arrested, it will appear on your record, regardless of the outcome.”
Why Hire a Miami Criminal Defense Attorney
The statistics regarding those who have been arrested vs those who haven’t been arrested do not paint a pretty picture. The odds of owning your own home by the age of 25 are cut in half for those who have been arrested and convicted of a crime. The median income of a 25 year old who has previously been arrested and convicted is 20% less than their counterpart who has never been arrested.
If you have been arrested in Miami Dade County, there is no time to waste in contacting a Miami criminal attorney at Pagan & Stroleny, P.L. As former Florida state prosecutors, we know what it takes to secure winning results in criminal cases. We are ready and willing to investigate your case to determine which course of action will best serve your needs. Our law firm proudly represents clients facing charges in both state and federal court. We represent clients charged with charges, from small misdemeanors to murder and other serious felonies. Because no two cases are the same, we encourage you to call our office to learn more about how our firm can help you achieve your goals. If you have been charged with a crime of violence, DUI, drug crime, property crime or theft crime, call our office.
Request a free consultation with Pagan & Stroleny, P.L. now!