Upon being placed under arrest or learning that they could be the subject of a criminal investigation, people immediately begin to wonder what possible penalties they could be facing. Concerns about imprisonment and a criminal record become the primary concerns for many alleged offenders.
Whether people know that they actually committed the criminal offense in question or believe that they have been wrongly accused of a crime, alleged offenders always wonder how they can prove their innocence or possibly express their remorse in hopes of a lenient sentence. Regardless of your degree of personal guilt, it is always in your best interest to have experienced legal counsel when you are facing criminal charges.
In order to be convicted of a criminal offense, prosecutors need to satisfy the standard of proving an alleged offender’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Knowledgeable defense attorneys know the best ways to introduce facts and evidence that make it more difficult for prosecutors to meet this burden, possibly resulting in charges being significantly reduced or completely dismissed.
If you were recently arrested or believe that you could be currently under investigation for an alleged criminal offense in Florida, you should not make any kind of statement to authorities without legal representation. John Terrezza aggressively defends clients in communities throughout Escambia County and Santa Rosa County.
Pensacola criminal defense attorney John Terrezza has experience fighting to protect the rights of people accused of many different kinds of criminal offenses. He has handled cases ranging from misdemeanors to felony offenses that carried mandatory life sentences.
Terrezza Law represents clients charged with such offenses as:
Felony / Circuit Criminal | Clerk of the Court — County courts in Florida have jurisdiction over misdemeanor criminal cases and circuit courts are trial courts that have jurisdiction over felony criminal cases. Escambia County and the First Judicial Circuit of Florida both have court locations in Pensacola. You can find information about various court services on the Escambia County Clerk of the Circuit Court website, including downloadable forms and answers to frequently asked questions.
M.C. Blanchard Judicial Building
190 West Government Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL) — The FACDL is a not-for-profit corporation affiliated with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. It is the only statewide organization in Florida dedicated solely to the criminal defense bar. On this website, you can learn more about the FACDL’s board of directors and committees, read recent news, and view a list of upcoming events.
Were you or your loved one arrested for allegedly committing a criminal offense in Florida? Retaining legal counsel as soon as possible will improve your chances of achieving the most favorable possible outcome to your case.
John Terrezza defends clients in Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, Gulf Breeze, Milton, and surrounding areas. You can take advantage of a free, confidential consultation that will let our criminal defense attorney in Pensacola review your case as soon as you call (850) 764-5291 or submit an online contact form today.