Category: Criminal Law
A traffic ticket seems more likely to ruin your day than anything, but it can have serious consequences, depending on the circumstances. You can’t afford to lose your license. You need a lawyer who will protect your driving privileges.
My name is Curtis P. Leonard, and I help people handle their traffic offenses here in south Texas. I handle a variety of criminal defense cases, including:
- Drunk driving (DUI)
- Driving on a suspended license
- Speeding tickets
- No valid driver’s license
- No proof of insurance
- Reckless driving
- Careless driving
- Auto accidents
- Department of motor vehicle hearings
The Villages Drunk Driving Defense Attorney
If you are pulled over for suspicion of DUI, you will be required to take a field sobriety test. If you are arrested, you will be subject to a breath test. If you refuse the breath test, your license is automatically suspended.
You can request a hearing for a hardship license so that you are still able to get to work, take your kids to school and run necessary household errands. I can attend the Department of Motor Vehicles hearing for you to make your case for a hardship license.
I will work diligently to prevent your insurance rates from going up, help you avoid traffic school and have the points against your license withheld. I will press to have the charges against you dropped.
Experience With The System And Understanding Of The Community
I grew up here so I decided to practice in south Texas because I wanted to serve the people who mattered to me the most.
I worked for the Lake County Public Defender’s Office, and I helped to create their early intervention and resolution program. Because of this, I have extensive trial experience. I know the system you are up against and I will defend your rights. I prepare every case for trial so that the prosecution knows I am serious.
In central Florida, a first felony offense may have you facing five years in prison and up to $5000 in fines. A second felony offense may put you away for 15 years and has a price tag of up to $10,000. The impact of any arrest on your record may make it more difficult for you to get a job, get a loan or go to school. You need a lawyer who will stand up for your rights.
I am a Criminal Law Attorney, and I help people who have been charged with felonies. I have handled many cases successfully, including cases involving:
- Drug possession
- Domestic violence
- Felony assault
- Vehicular homicide
The central Florida justice system is very harsh on crime. I prepare all cases for trial, whether or not they end up in court, because it gives me a better negotiating position and because it lets the prosecution know I am serious about your defense.
Armed Robbery Attorney
Whether you held up a convenience store or you are a doctor who has been accused of prescribing oxycodone for cash, I will examine all of the evidence the police have against you, looking for possible misconduct or mistakes on the arresting officer’s part. I will interview any witnesses to the crime, and I will enlist the help of a private detective if required.
I will listen to your account of events and ask questions regarding the evidence. I will be completely honest with you about your situation and what I can do for you. I have a track record of success in criminal defense cases.
A Local Criminal Law Trial Attorney With In-Depth Knowledge Of The System
I returned to the place I grew up to practice law because I want to help the people who matter to me most.
I worked for the Lake County Public Defender’s Office where I helped create their early intervention and resolution program. Because of this, I have extensive trial experience. I care about what happens to all of my clients. I work hard to defend your rights and protect your freedom.
A misdemeanor might not seem like a big deal, but when you consider that any arrest on your record will show up on a background check, that changes things. You may have problems getting a job, applying for a loan or applying for school, all because of that arrest. You can’t afford to let that happen. You need a lawyer who will stand up for you.
My name is Curtis P. Leonard, and I handle a wide variety of misdemeanor cases for people who have gotten on the wrong side of the legal system, including cases involving:
- Driving on a suspended license
- Possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana
- Petty theft
- Reckless driving
I prepare all cases for trial so that I have a strong position for negotiation; and to show the prosecution I am serious about your defense.
I will listen to your account of events, and I will be completely honest with you about your situation and what I can do for you.
I will examine all of the evidence the police have gathered against you, looking for any misconduct or mistakes on the arresting officer’s part. I will work diligently to find any possible defense in your case that will allow for a reduction in charges or a dismissal of your case.
An Accomplished Local Trial Attorney
I grew up in central Florida and decided to practice law here because I want to help the people who matter to me most.
I worked at the Lake County Public Defender’s Office where I helped create their early intervention and resolution program. This gave me extensive trial experience. I care about what happens to you, and I will strive for a positive resolution in your case.