Frequently Asked Questions
Although most people have never been arrested or charged with a crime,
when it does occur there are numerous questions they have about the consequences.
Below are a few common ones for your information. For answers to all your
criminal defense questions, contact our experienced criminal defense lawyers at
Q: I was arrested for DUI, do I really need an attorney?
Q: What sort of cases does your firm handle?
Q: Will I go to jail if I am charged with a misdemeanor?
Q: Will I end up in jail if I am convicted?
Q. What is the difference between a dismissal and expungment?
I was arrested for DUI, do I really need an attorney?
In a word, yes. Although you may think you were obviously in the wrong
because of a blood alcohol test, there are many things an attorney can
do for you that will mitigate the circumstances. You can possibly save
your license from being suspended and even have the case dropped, depending
on the circumstances.
What sort of cases does your firm handle?
At Bogle Law we represent individuals in Charlotte County, Punta Gorda,
Port Charlotte and other South Florida communities that have been charged
with both misdemeanor and felony crimes. We handle many types of criminal
cases including DUI, theft, sex crimes, child abuse, expungements, as
well as others.
Will I go to jail if I am charged with a misdemeanor?
Most misdemeanor offenses do not get jail time, unlike felony charges.
If you are convicted, you will likely be required to pay fines, do community
service and be under probation. However, every case is different and it
is best to consult with one of our experienced attorneys to find out for sure.
Will I end up in jail if I am convicted?
Our office would need to have a consultation with you to obtain more information
on your case. Depending on what your arrest was for, you may be able to
What is the difference between a dismissal and an expungement?
Dismissals take place when the prosecutor drops your case. This can occur
when your case is reviewed and it is determined that evidence against
you is not strong enough. Under some circumstances, a dismissal can occur
when the defendant performs community service requested by the court.
An expungement refers to when the court records related to your case are
eliminated. This allows you the opportunity to truthfully state on job
applications that you have not been convicted of a crime.
Whatever your questions, you are free to call us anytime to discuss your
legal situation. We are available to assist you with a free consultation.
Do you have questions regarding a criminal charge?
Contact Bogle Law for assistance.