“At the law office of Tilden Law, we recognize the special challenges visitors and tourists encounter when faced with criminal prosecution and focus our efforts on achieving superior results without our clients having to return to Florida or appearing in court. We are dedicated to favorably resolving your case.”
Central Florida is one of the leading tourist and visitor destinations in the world. Each year, our area experiences several million visitors from around the world who come to enjoy the local amusement parks including Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, sporting events and beaches. Unfortunately, there are occasions where tourists and out of town visitors come in contact with law enforcement which results in criminal charges and prosecution. Most of these matters are confined to tourists charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (commonly referred to as DUI), theme park and department store Theft or Shoplifting, Drug Possession Offenses and Domestic Violence Battery and Assault.
If you have been charged with a crime while visiting Florida, call Tilden Law toll free at 877-388-9595 for a free consultation to confidentially discuss your case. Resolving your case properly may allow you to Expunge or Seal your criminal arrest in the future.
What should I do if I’m arrested while visiting in Florida?
An arrest occurs once your freedom to leave has been eliminated or you are placed into custody. If you’re arrested for any crime while visiting Florida, make sure you immediately request to speak with an attorney and respectfully decline to answer any questions from the police. You are not required to sign any sworn statement and you should decline if you are asked to do so (especially in DUI and Theft cases). Remember, anything you say can be used against you in court.
You should answer only questions for purposes of the accident investigation. Once the police have completed the accident report and read you your rights, respectfully decline to answer any further questions without a lawyer present. In all other types of investigations, respectfully remain silent and ask to speak to an attorney.
Am I allowed to return to my home state after I am arrested?
Typically, you are allowed to return to your home state after being released after an arrest. Frequently, cases can be resolved without clients ever returning to Florida and appearing in court.
What happens to my bond?
Bonds paid for release from jail are either returned to the depositor or applied to fines and costs once the case is resolved.
What type of Tourist offenses do you represent?
We represent tourists and out of state clients in every chargeable criminal offense including:
- DUI – Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
- Suspended License charges
- Sealing – Expunging Criminal Records
- Prostitution Solicitation
- Domestic Violence
- Possession of Drugs – Marijuana & Cocaine
- Purchase/Sale of Drugs
- First Time Offenders
- Criminal Traffic Violations
- All Felony & Misdemeanor Charges
How can an attorney help me?
A skilled criminal defense attorney will immediately file pleadings preventing you from appearing in court for your initial arraignment. This will allow you to resume your normal life and responsibilities in your home state or city. At Tilden Law, we immediately contact the State Attorney’s Office to begin the process of resolving your case and present information to petition for charges being dismissed or reduced to a non conviction status. Our clients benefit by our knowledge of local rules and customs and appreciate avoiding the expense and inconvenience of travel back to Florida for numerous court appearances.
You can call toll free at (877) 388-9595 or locally at (407) 599-1234 or Contact Us for a free consultation.
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