Criminal Defense You need somebody who will fight for you; Attorney Lazaro Blanco will.

Criminal Defense in Kissimmee

Providing Strong Representation across Osceola County

Criminal defense can be rewarding, challenging, and exciting. Depending on the personality type, individuals react differently when they are arrested, charged, and summoned to appear in court. With the reality of jail or prison time in their future, individuals usually turn to a criminal defense attorney to mitigate and/or defend the situation.

By working as a prosecutor and public defendant, and running his own private practice, Osceola County Criminal Defense Attorney Lazaro Blanco has handled a wide variety of criminal charges with great success. Cases ranging from city ordinance violations and traffic infractions to misdemeanors and felonies punishable by life. The felonies routinely ranged from low-level, third degree felonies to first-degree PBL felonies (punishable by life).

Blanco Law Center, PA represents those arrested and charged with both misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses. Call our Kissimmee criminal defense lawyer at (407) 315-1284.

Felonies vs. Misdemeanors

Felony offenses are those that can have a profound impact on every aspect of your life. The consequences of a felony conviction on your record could have adverse effects on your current and future employment, higher education, military service, school loans and grants, public assistance, driver’s license privileges, right to vote, right to carry weapons/firearms, and many other aspects of your life. Many people don't realize these consequences until they speak to an attorney about their particular situation.

In general, the maximum penalties for felony offenses are as follows:

  • Third-degree felony - 5 years in prison, 5 years of probation, and/or a $5,000 fine
  • Second-degree felony - 15 years in prison, 15 years of probation, and/or a $10,000 fine
  • First-degree felony - 30 years in prison, 30 years of probation, and/or a $10,000 fine
  • Life felony - life in prison and/or a $15,000 fine
  • Capital felony - death penalty

Misdemeanor offenses have less severe penalties than felonies. However, they can have just as severe consequences with regard to future education, driving privileges, and employment, if you are adjudicated guilty. For example, possession of cannabis under 20 grams, racing on highways, and petty theft are all misdemeanors but carry potential license revocations of 2 years, 1 year, and 6 months respectively. In addition, first-degree misdemeanors are punishable by up to 1 year in county jail, 1 year on probation, and a $1,000 fine. Second-degree misdemeanors are punishable by up to 60 days in jail, 6 months on probation, and a $500 fine. In addition to those, there are hybrid second-degree misdemeanors like reckless driving offenses that are punishable by up to 90 days in county jail. First-time driving under the influence offenses are second-degree misdemeanors with enhanced penalties.

All criminal offenses do not require that the actual actions of a crime be committed.

Inchoate crimes can be defined as those that are "incomplete" crimes. When individuals are inclined to act toward a certain criminal goal (and fail to do so) or participate in an indirect fashion, then the crimes of attempt, conspiracy, and solicitation can be charged.

Statutes on inchoate crimes provide that individuals may be held criminally responsible for the intent to commit a crime, even if the crime is not actually committed. Inchoate crimes require that an individual have the intent to commit the criminal act and that they take some step to achieve the goal. Attempt, conspiracy, and solicitation are all inchoate crimes.

Call our Kissimmee criminal defense lawyer at (407) 315-1284 or contact us online to learn more about how we can help you. Call now to schedule a free consultation.

Hear from Our Previous Clients

  • Julio

    I was determined to clear my name and Mr. Blanco stood by my side 100% of the way.

  • John

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    Was completely honest and compassionate.

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    He's always on time and prepared for whatever is thrown at him.

  • Jason M.

    He fought for my release and succeeded within days of my initial incarceration.

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    He always goes above and beyond what we expect each time my family has hired him.

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    Reasonable doubt is enough to be found not guilty, so if he suggests you go to trial take his advice.

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    He takes his cases seriously and respects the fact a life is in the balance.

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Value to Count On

  • Our approach to each case is determined by our client's specific needs. There is no one-size-fits-all approach.
  • After more than 14 years, Attorney Lazaro Blanco has seen it all. There is no substitute for experience.
  • Our legal staff is professional, courteous, and will communicate with you honestly and directly.
  • We welcome your questions. Your peace of mind is our priority and we are here to defend your best interests.

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