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Melbourne Law Enforcement Lawyers

Protecting Your Freedom, Reputation, & Career

The consequences of facing criminal charges are more complex for a law enforcement officer than other citizens accused of similar crimes. The media attention results in public ridicule and may result in a prosecutor attempting to make an example of the officer.

Criminal accusations can be devastating to your freedom and your career. The Melbourne law enforcement attorneys at Funk, Szachacz & Diamond focus on criminal trials, post-conviction, and appellate litigation in complex cases involving law enforcement and corrections officers.

Do not wait to seek legal advice. Call (321) 360-4446 for immediate assistance.

Accusations of Misconduct or Criminal Activity

Depending on the specific nature of the criminal charges, you could be at risk of serious consequences, including lengthy jail or prison sentences.

In addition to the penalties for conviction of a crime, law enforcement officials face a level of public scrutiny that another defendant would not. In some cases, media attention can turn the public against an innocent person, well before any trial begins.

A law enforcement officer may be at risk of:

  • Having his or her reputation destroyed by the media
  • Being fired and have trouble securing employment
  • Loss of pay, benefits, and pension
  • Law enforcement certificate revocation, making future employment impossible
  • Being stigmatized in the community, even before trial

Some cases involving police officers trigger more than one investigation, such as a criminal and internal investigation. These situations can quickly become complicated and overwhelming.

It may be in your best interests to contact an attorney with experience in this area of law as soon as you learn you are under investigation. Our Melbourne law enforcement lawyers have represented clients in a number of high profile cases and will fight to protect your rights and preserve your privacy.

Exercise Your Constitutional Rights

As a law enforcement professionally, you are undoubtedly aware of your right to remain silent and have an attorney present. Whether you are being investigated for excessive use of force or accused of a crime, you have the right to legal representation at any interview or interrogation.

There is no reason to face a difficult situation alone. Call (321) 360-4446 to discuss your law enforcement case with our Melbourne Board Certified lawyers.

Our Case Results

From murder charges to alleged fraud, our case successes speak for themselves. Our clients themselves testify to the premium care that our firm holds as a standard for all of our cases.
  • Dismissed At the time of being accused of numerous felonies, Mr. B. was the son of a sitting Circuit Court Judge. After much public outcry of corruption and favoritism, the attorneys secured Mr. B. a resolution whereby he received no incarceration. Numerous Felonies Law Enforcement/ Law Related
  • Acquitted Mr. B., a law school graduate, was arrested and charged by the government with two counts of Sexual Battery and False Imprisonment. Although DNA matched Mr. B. to the alleged victim, Mr. B. was acquitted of all charges after jury trial. Two Counts of Sexual Battery and False Imprisonment Law Enforcement/ Law Related
  • Dismissed A decorated 21 year police officer, Officer C. was arrested and charged with felonies in two cases. After Funk, Szachacz & Diamond demanded speedy trial, the Government dismissed all counts and charges against Officer C. Felonies in Two Cases Law Enforcement/ Law Related
  • Dismissed Mr. M. was a certified Police Officer when he was arrested and charged with DUI-Property Damage after an accident. Under a cloud of public skepticism and outrage, Funk, Szachacz & Diamond successfully urged the government to dismiss all charges against Officer M. DUI-Property Damage after an accident Law Enforcement/ Law Related
  • Dismissed A highly decorated, 17 year veteran of the Lake Mary Police Department, Officer D. was arrested and formally charged by the Office of the State Attorney with Felony Tampering, Felony Computer Hacking and Felony Crimes Against Intellectual Property. After an exhaustive pre-trial investigation by the firm and despite a large amount of negative publicity toward Officer D., the Government dismissed all three counts against the Officer. Felony Tampering, Felony Computer Hacking and Felony Crimes Against Intellectual Property Law Enforcement/ Law Related
  • Dismissed A highly decorated Lieutenant of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, Lt. S. was arrested and charged with Fraud out of the State Capital in Tallahassee, Florida. After Funk, Szachacz & Diamond conducted an extensive pre-trial investigation, the Government dismissed all charges against Lt. S. Fraud out of the State Capital in Tallahassee, Florida. Law Enforcement/ Law Related
  • Dismissed A felony prosecutor, Mr. B. was arrested and charged with domestic violence. After selecting Funk, Szachacz & Diamond as his counsel, all charges were dropped against Mr. B. and he successfully practices law today. Domestic Violence Law Enforcement/ Law Related
  • Dismissed A former sitting Judge, Mrs. D. was charged with Battery Domestic Violence. After the case was investigated by the firm, the attorneys successfully garnered a dismissal of all charges against the former jurist. Battery Domestic Violence Law Enforcement/ Law Related
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  1. All of our attorneys are certified by the Florida State Bar, making them the only all certified team in the state.
  2. We do not cut corners. Every case is handled with the utmost integrity and complete honesty.
  3. From NASA employees to school teachers, our team has an undeniable track record of success.
  4. We take your case seriously and personally. You deserve diligent representation.
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