What do I do if I am arrested as a tourist in Florida?

If you are arrested for a crime in Florida, only a Florida lawyer can defend you in court. A Florida criminal defense lawyer who is familiar with the legal process and the prosecutors can help you resolve your case as quickly as possible.

A Florida vacation can go horribly wrong if you are charged with a crime. Suddenly you face the prospect not only of a delay in your flight home, but a future criminal proceeding with unknown consequences. And at this point, all you want to do is go home.

I’m Kissimmee criminal defense attorney Richard Nick Kelley. I defend tourists charged with crimes such as drunk driving, theft, domestic violence and assault in central Florida. You can contact me 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a free initial consultation about your case.

One of the most common crimes affecting Florida tourists is drunk driving. Few tourists understand the effect drunk driving conviction in Florida could have on their driver’s license back home. States have reciprocity agreements, so your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles will find out about your Florida DUI/DWI conviction. If your driving privileges are taken away from you in Florida, they will be taken away at home as well.
Defending You in Absentia

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor crime, I can make all court appearances for you. As your lawyer, I can negotiate with prosecutors and enter a plea in absentia. If the plea results in probation, you can meet the requirements of your probation at home. Having a lawyer represent you in absentia can save you thousands of dollars in airplane tickets.

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