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Miami Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been accused of a crime, or if you are under investigation for a crime, your freedom may be at stake. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney to assist in defending your case and to fight for your rights. Miami criminal defense attorney Jeremy McLymont is a former Miami-Dade Assistant Public Defender with years of experience as a trial attorney.

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Being charged with any crime is a frightening experience. This is especially true for a person who has never had contact with the criminal justice system. Suddenly, you find yourself thrust into a world you never imagined you would be a part of. You are subjected to indignities you never thought you would experience. The stress of being the subject of an investigation or the trauma of being arrested and booked into a jail can truly be overwhelming. It will make you question your most basic assumptions about what kind of person you are. A criminal conviction can also impact your ability to rent a home or live in certain communities. If you are not a citizen, a criminal conviction can even get you deported.

Common Criminal Defense Situations In Miami

Driving Under the Influence (DUI): Miami’s bustling nightlife scene often leads to DUI arrests. Driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher is illegal in Florida. Penalties for DUI convictions may include fines, license suspension, community service, and even jail time, particularly for repeat offenders.

Drug Possession: Miami’s strategic location makes it a hub for drug trafficking, resulting in numerous drug-related arrests. Possession of controlled substances, such as cocaine, marijuana, or prescription drugs without a valid prescription, can lead to serious legal consequences, including hefty fines and imprisonment.

Assault and Battery: Altercations, especially in crowded areas or during events, can escalate into assault and battery charges. These offenses involve causing harm or fear of harm to another person and can result in severe penalties, including significant fines and imprisonment, depending on the severity of the incident.

Theft and Property Crimes: Miami’s diverse population and bustling tourism create opportunities for theft and property crimes. These offenses encompass theft, burglary, robbery, and vandalism, among others. Depending on the value of the stolen property and the circumstances of the crime, penalties may vary from fines to lengthy prison sentences.

Steps to Take After a DUI or Drug Arrest:

1. Invoke Your Right to Remain Silent: Upon arrest, remember that you have the right to remain silent. Refrain from making any statements or admissions to law enforcement without legal representation present. Anything you say can be used against you in court.

2. Contact an Experienced Attorney: Immediately seek legal representation from a skilled Miami criminal defense attorney specializing in DUI or drug-related cases. A knowledgeable lawyer can provide invaluable guidance, protect your rights, and advocate for your best interests throughout the legal process.

3. Understand Your Charges: Take the time to understand the charges against you and the potential consequences. Your attorney can explain the legal elements of the offense, assess the evidence against you, and develop a strategic defense strategy tailored to your case.

4. Attend Court Proceedings: Attend all court appearances as scheduled and comply with any conditions of release, such as bail or bond requirements. Failure to appear can result in additional charges and complications in your case.

5. Explore Defense Options: Work closely with your attorney to explore potential defense options, which may include challenging the legality of the arrest, questioning the reliability of evidence, or negotiating plea bargains for reduced charges or penalties.

6. Follow Legal Advice: Follow your attorney’s advice diligently and refrain from engaging in any activities that could jeopardize your case. Cooperation and compliance with legal procedures are essential for achieving the best possible outcome.

7. Consider Rehabilitation Programs: In cases involving substance abuse, participation in rehabilitation programs or counseling may demonstrate your commitment to addressing underlying issues and positively influence sentencing outcomes.

Contact A Skilled Miami Criminal Defense Lawyer At Asilia Law Firm, P.A.

Navigating the complexities of Miami criminal defense requires a proactive approach, legal expertise, and strategic advocacy. By understanding common crimes, asserting your rights, and taking prompt action after a DUI or drug arrest, you can effectively protect your future and mitigate the potential consequences of criminal charges. Remember, in the face of adversity, professional legal guidance can make all the difference.

Fortunately, there’s a chance that your life can go back to normal. But timing is critical. You need to know your rights under the law and act to protect them immediately. Don’t wait to get help. Timely intervention, negotiation, and preparation by an experienced Miami criminal attorney is your best option.

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Representing Defendants Facing
Criminal Charges in Florida

When faced by such a high stakes situation, there is no room to give yourself anything less than the best. You need a knowledgeable heavyweight to look after you and your future. If you or a loved one has been contacted by any Florida Police Department or by a Federal agency regarding an investigation or criminal offense of some kind, it is important that you understand your rights and your options in challenging any criminal charges you may potentially face.

Immediate, aggressive legal counsel may be your only opportunity of avoiding a criminal conviction and serious penalties. Miami criminal attorney Jeremy McLymont is standing by to use his knowledge, experience, and resources to defend your Constitutional rights and help you reach a positive case outcome.

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excellence. We are organized and structured. We conduct ourselves with
professionalism at all times.
Why choose our Miami Criminal Defense Attorneys
Why choose our Miami Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Client Centered

    We are responsive to our client’s concerns, needs, and wants. We are patient with every client keeping clients informed of the legal process to minimize unexpected results. Everything we do is to in the best interest of our clients!

  • Principled Fighter

    We always protect our client’s interests. We file all appropriate pretrial motions. We push the law to its limits while fighting for our client’s rights. We fight to change the current state of civil rights law to give our client’s better access to justice.

  • Detail Oriented

    We pay close attention to every detail. We investigate our cases, leaving no stone unturned. Every case fact is analyzed, defined, and given purpose. We ensure clients that they can sleep easy because it is our job to shoulder their legal burdens.

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Why choose our Miami Criminal Defense Attorneys

A highly experienced and skilled criminal defense law firm in Miami, dedicated to defending the rights of people in
difficult situations throughout Florida.
Our firm handles virtually any type of criminal case including:

Case Results
Why choose our Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys

The Experiences of our former clients

Not Guilty at Trial
Carrying a Concealed
Firearm and Resisting an
Officer without Violence
Case Closed
Violation of Community
Case Dismissed
Felony Criminal Mischief
Case Dismissed
1st Degree Attempted
Not Guilty at Trial
Armed Robbery &
Aggravated Battery with
a Deadly Weapon
Frequently Asked Questions
  • How do I Receive a Bond Hearing?

    If you or a relative are in a county facility and cannot be released because your offense is a “no-bond” offense, it is necessary to have a judge determine whether a bond should be set and, if so, how much the bond should be. Unfortunately, this will result in a certain delay in which the arrested person will be confined. Depending upon the nature of the offense and whether it is for violation of probation or violation of community control, a bond hearing must be scheduled in front of the appropriate judge. For people who are arrested for the first time on either a felony or misdemeanor where the state has not yet formally brought charges, the appropriate judge is the county judge to rule on the bond issues.

    If, however, the person has been arrested for a felony offense and the state has filed formal charges prior to the county judges ruling on a bond matter, the appropriate court becomes the circuit court. If the person arrested is arrested for a violation of probation or community control then the matter should be scheduled in front of the judge who placed that person on probation or community control.

  • Should I Ask for a Public Defender?

    If you or a relative has been arrested or charged with a crime you have the right to an attorney of your choosing. However, if you cannot afford to hire an attorney and you qualify under Florida law for the appointment of a public defender, you may ask the judge to appoint you a public defender. In certain misdemeanor and traffic cases you are not entitled by law to the appointment of a public defender, however, you will always have the right to hire your own criminal lawyer at your own expense. In felony cases you are always entitled to a public defender should you qualify under law.

  • Am I Required to Hire a Criminal Attorney?

    It is not necessary that you have a lawyer. You can always act as your own lawyer. However, considering the seriousness of criminal offenses and the impact they have on the rest of your life, it is certainly wise to consult with a lawyer before deciding to go it alone. Many criminal defense lawyers in the Central Florida area will provide a free consultation or otherwise provide free information to help you determine if you want to have a lawyer.

  • How Can I Obtain a Public Defender?

    A public defender is appointed by a judge. You cannot just obtain the public defender or ask for their help. They will require the appropriate judge to appoint their office to represent you. Once you are appointed a public defender, you do not have the right to choose who that public defender will be. You may end up with the same public defender during the course of your entire case or it may occur that several public defenders will rotate in and out of your case.

  • Are Public Defenders Inferior Lawyers?

    Many people think that public defenders are inferior lawyers. That is not true. There are many qualified public defenders. There are many experienced public defenders. Many public defenders truly care about their clients and their cases. However, public defenders are stretched thin over a large number of clients on a weekly basis. Therefore, it is up to you to decide whether it is in your best interest or the best interest of your friend or relative to use a public defender.

  • What Are My Constitutional Rights?

    All persons arrested in the United States, regardless of whether they are citizens of this country, have constitutional rights that are provided for their protection. In the State of Florida you have rights that are provided either from the United States Constitution or the Constitution of the State of Florida.

    You are probably familiar with many of the rights from watching television and movies. You have a right in most cases to a trial by jury. In Florida, except for capital crimes, the jury is made up of six (6) residents of the county where the offense occurred. You have the right to have this jury hear the witnesses and see the evidence. You have a right to be present during the trial and while the jury is hearing the case. You have the right to see, hear and confront the witnesses against you.

    You have the right to call witnesses of your own. If you wish to obtain witnesses but you cannot be sure that they will appear in court you can have the court issue a subpoena or order directing them to appear. You have the right to testify yourself should you choose to do so but nobody can make you testify if you do not want to. This is part of your right to remain silent.

  • How Do I Obtain a Criminal Attorney?

    You have the right to an attorney should you want one. If you want an attorney but you cannot afford an attorney and you qualify under Florida law you can be appointed a public defender to represent you. You do not necessarily have the right to pick which public defender will be your lawyer. The lawyer will act on your behalf before the trial, during the trial and after the trial. You have the right to have your attorney ask questions of the State’s witnesses at the trial. This is called cross-examination.

    You have the right to have the state prove its case against you beyond and to the exclusion of every reasonable doubt using lawfully obtained and admissible evidence. Finally, should you be unhappy with the results of your trial or case you have the right to a criminal appeal. An appeal is a review by a higher court to see that you were treated fairly. If the higher court believes that there was an error of law then the appellate court has the power to correct the mistake.

  • Pleading "Not Guilty," "Guilty," or "No Contest"

    You keep all of these rights by pleading not guilty. Not guilty says you deny the charges. Should you choose to plead otherwise you may plead guilty which means you admit the charge or no contest which neither admits nor denies the charge but which allows the court to treat you as if you had pled guilty.

Client Testimonials

Stories about the Lives that we’ve helped

Good prices, good service, quality over quantity. Why choose Asilia Law Firm? The most important reason is the man behind it: Jeremy. He's an amazing lawyer, someone you can trust your life with, and… Read More
Icel ViantCriminal Defense
5 Stars
I would highly recommend Asilia Law Firm. Assertive and tenacious, they stand by their clients the whole way through.
Rude BeeCriminal Defense
5 Stars
Jeremy was awesome; he handled everything quickly and beyond professionally. Martin, his assistant, was right there every step of the way to answer any questions I had and to make me feel and believe… Read More
Tom JonesCriminal Defense
5 Stars
I contacted them due to a motorcycle incident that I had. They were fast, friendly, informative, very professional, and got it taken care of for me in a timely fashion. I will be going… Read More
Clive MckenzieCriminal Defense
5 Stars
I am so pleased with Asilia Law Firm; they definitely took the worst situation in my life and made it better. Their communication is outstanding, their compassion for your case is immeasurable, and their… Read More
Wayne DavisCriminal Defense
5 Stars
I hired Attorney McLymont to take care of two charges, for which I knew I could possibly face fines and/or up to 1 year of jail time. He handled my case in a professional,… Read More
Sade TullochCriminal Defense
5 Stars
This is the best attorney that can be found between Tampa and Miami! Jeremy does not sell you false dreams; he is honest, professional, and dedicated. From the first call, he is on your… Read More
Chassett HarrisCriminal Defense
5 Stars
I am very happy to have had Asilia Law represent me in my criminal case. I know for a fact that I would be in jail or prison if it weren't for Jeremy McLymont… Read More
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Jeremy McLymont

Jeremy McLymont is the President and founder of Asilia Law Firm, P.A., a firm dedicated to criminal defense and civil rights. Jeremy is a client-centered attorney who is extremely detail orientated. Every case is personal for Jeremy because he knows firsthand how it feels to be a victim of the criminal justice system.

Jeremy is a native of Tampa, Florida. After graduating from Alonso High School he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of South Florida in 2015.

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