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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 case with our Board Certified criminal defense attorneys.

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 6 felony counts of Performing Lewd Acts Upon a Minor
  • Dismissed Lewd & Lascivious Battery
  • Not convicted of any crime. Trafficking
  • Dismissed 6 counts of Possession of Hydrocodone.
  • Dismissed Trafficking in Cannabis and Cultivation of Cannabis.
  • Reversal of his conviction and death sentence. Double Murder
  • Received a non-incarcerative sentence. Gang-Style Murder
  • Charges Dismissed DUI Manslaughter
  • Not adjudicated guilty of any crime 2nd Degree Murder
  • Awarded a new trial. Attempted Murder
  • ICC
  • ECCC CETC
  • NACDL
  • Brevard County Bar
  • American Inns of Court
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • World Justice Project
  • Avvo Alan
  • Avvo Kepler
  • FACDL

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Entrust your case to a proven and esteemed defense team.
  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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