Criminal Defense

Our firm works diligently and efficiently to help protect and safeguard your freedom. Our firm has over 30 years of experience defending individuals from prosecution for state crimes and federal crimes.

This aggressive approach to representation will help you achieve better results. We pursue and protect you at all stages of the process. These include the following periods:
Protection prior to a formal arrest and/or filed charges
Representation during emergency bond hearings
Advocacy in the pre-trial and motion hearings
First-class representation during the trial itself (either bench or jury trial)
Tips to Help Protect Your Freedom

The professional criminal defense attorneys at The Andrews Law Firm have worked with countless clients. Their collective years of experience have given them a better understanding of the law process. So what should you do if you’re facing charges or an investigation? Follow these tips from the professionals to know exactly what to do.


Tip #1: Contact a Lawyer as Soon as Possible

This one should seem obvious, but it is probably the most important tip on the list. You need professional legal representation and counsel. When you’re facing charges or arrest, are you thinking clearly? Let the professionals who fully know and understand the law help you.

Investigators will employ a wide range of tactics depending on your specific or suspected charges. Are you prepared enough to fully and clearly fight these charges? Remember, this is your freedom at stake here. That’s why securing an attorney is an absolutely essential first step.


Tip #2: Don’t Speak to Law Enforcement

As soon as you are suspected of committing crime or under arrest, don’t talk to law enforcement. It’s that simple. You need to have an attorney present who can fully represent you. We know your rights and we know the law, so we’ll provide you with the highest level of protection.

Remember, you always have the right to remain silent. Law enforcement will attempt to convince you to talk using a variety of strategies. Their goal is to get you to admit your guilt, implicate yourself, or worse. Keeping silent until you secure an Andrews Law Firm Tallahassee Criminal Defense Attorney is your best strategy.


Tip #3: Educate Yourself and Pay Attention

Another important element regarding the law is to know and exercise your rights. Pay attention to everything that happens should you face an arrest. These memories may serve you should law enforcement make a mistake during your due process.

Of course, don’t take your own legal fluency as an excuse to act like a lawyer. Repeatedly stating “I know my rights” will only serve to anger and frustrate law enforcement. When you truly know your rights, you don’t merely say it. Instead, you exercise your knowledge of those rights through your actions.

Again, you want to secure an attorney as soon as possible. While these situations are stressful, you can protect yourself from further harm. Know your rights, exercise them, and work with your attorney to keep yourself protected.