Focused Exclusively on Criminal Defense

Dismissing the Charge

In many instances, we can work to get all of your charges dropped before your first court date.

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Excluding Evidence

We can file pretrial motions to exclude all evidence obtained after a bad stop or illegal search.

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Pretrial Diversion

We can apply for your participation in a diversion program resulting in the dismissal of all charges.

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Expunging Your Record

After your case is resolved, we can petition the court to expunge your record to clear your name.

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Bryce Fetter Winter Park Criminal Defense Attorney

Dismissing the Charge

We can file a 'Motion to Dismiss' when there is insufficient evidence to support your criminal charges or when the court lacks proper jurisdiction to hear the case. Speedy trial and statute of limitations defenses can also lead to a complete dismissal.

Pretrial Diversion

We can apply for your participation in a pretrial diversion program. Your successful completion of the program will result in a dismissal of all charges.

Excluding Evidence

We can file a pretrial 'Motion to Suppress' where evidence may have been illegally obtained. This shifts the burden to the prosecutor to establish in court that any evidence collected, searches conducted or statements you may have made were properly collected. We challenge the State's case at every stage of the police officer's investigation.

Avoiding a Conviction

We can negotiate with the prosecutor and the court in an effort to secure a “withhold of adjudication.” This final disposition allows you to avoid a formal conviction.

Seeking a Reduced Sentence

We can present the court with background information and mitigating evidence that can result in a reduced sentence.

Expunging Your Record

After your case is resolved, we can petition the court to seal or expunge all public records relating to your arrest and prosecution. This includes your police report and entire court file. Expunging your record will require the clerk to physically destroy your entire court file and allows you to lawfully deny (with few limited exceptions) that you have ever been arrested or charged with the crime.

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How an Arrest Becomes a Case

7 Stages [Roll Over to View]

911 Call, Traffic Stop or Anonymous Tip

1

Police start an Investigation

2

Person Arrested and Booked on Recommended Charges

3

Police report created justifying arrest and recommended charges

4

Arrest report then forwarded to the State Attorney's Office for review of the recommended charges. Only the Prosecutor can file charges or drop charges.

5

Attorney calls the prosecutor to discuss possible case issues that can lead to charges being dropped or reduced.

6

The case is filed on or dismissed by the Prosecutor.

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8 Steps to Defending Your Case

1

Free Initial Consultation

We listen to what did and didn't happen, ask pertinent questions, and assess the potential strengths of the case.

2

Obtain All Evidence

Obtain and review all police reports, video evidence, lab reports or witness statements pertaining to your case.

3

Organize Your Defense

Compile a list of all possible witnesses, statements, pictures and other defense evidence helpful to your case.

4

Visit the Scene

Visit the scene of the arrest, searching for evidence, irregularities or conflicting information not mentioned in your police report.

5

Background Check

Conduct a thorough background check of all potential witnesses and involved parties, looking for information helpful to your case.

6

Hire an Investigator

Hire an investigator, when necessary, to interview witnesses and collect helpful evidence.

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Qualify you for Pretrial Diversion

We apply for entry into a pretrial diversion program. Pretrial diversion is a pathway to the complete dismissal of all criminal charges.

8

File Pre-Trial Motions

File pretrial motions to exclude illegally collected evidence. This includes all statements obtained in violation of your Miranda rights.

Many times through out my case, other things in life happen that seem to just overwhelm me. Bryce took it up himself to care for my needs in my case more than I could for myself at times.

ShawnCriminal Defense Client