South Florida Criminal Defense and Personal Injury/Wrongful Death Attorney

The Law Offices of Mark Eiglarsh guarantees aggressive and zealous representation, with a proven track record of success!

AVAILABLE NOW TO ASSIST YOU WITH ALL CRIMINAL, PERSONAL INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH MATTERS

An arrest can thoroughly devastate a person's life. The experience can be emotionally and physically draining due to the extraordinary stress that accompanies the situation. Additionally, if convicted, the consequences could adversely affect their finances, relationships and career. If you, or someone you know is facing that situation, it's imperative that you hire the best criminal defense lawyer and criminal law firm that you possibly can.

The Law Offices of Mark Eiglarsh have handled thousands of cases and are known for providing the very best representation of those under investigation or charged with any criminal matter in both state and federal court. We have the very best Miami Criminal Lawyers, Fort Lauderdale Criminal Lawyers, and West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyers. Additionally, our practice also offers extraordinary zealous advocacy to those with personal injury and wrongful death cases. Mark’s prestigious career as a prosecutor in South Florida has enabled him to propel his Miami criminal defense firm into the upper echelon of South Florida criminal defense. He is known for his ability to provide innovative and powerful legal representation in all his criminal cases, and his personal injury and wrongful death cases. His years as a prosecuting attorney and on-air legal analyst, (for networks like HLN, Fox News, ABC and CNN) and on WIOD radio as their "Legal Lion," give him a unique insight into the various strategies used by the State Attorney’s office and insurance companies and avoid those pitfalls and traps that other lawyers without this experience routinely fall into.

NO CASE IS TOO SMALL

With over two decades of litigation experience, Mark’s firm belief in the presumption of innocence has led him to take on criminal defense cases of all sizes and complexities. There is no case too small or too complex for us to work with. From DUIs to rape and battery, from grand theft to manslaughter to murder to fraud and complex "white collar" matters, the Law Offices of Mark Eiglarsh has successfully defended them all in both state and federal court. Additionally, if you or someone you know has been injured or killed as a result of another's negligence, Mark can fight to secure the best possible result.

Here at the Law Offices of Mark Eiglarsh we take to heart the American principles of equal justice and the right of every human being to have a powerful legal defense. Your criminal traffic offense, drug possession, disorderly conduct and/or petit theft charge, for example, receives every bit as much attention from our firm as a complex case involving “white collar” crime.

FLORIDA CRIMINAL LAW PENALTIES/ WHAT ARE YOU FACING?

At the Law Offices of Mark Eiglarsh, we stay current on the latest laws, including all changes to sentencing laws. It is our mission to keep our clients informed of all aspects of their case, including potential sentencing options. Some attorneys may not be aware of changes to the law and/or creative ways to secure phenomenal sentencing options for clients. During the initial free confidential consultation, feel free to ask as many questions as you need, so that you gain a thorough understanding of what you're facing and what outcomes we will aggressively and passionately pursue on your behalf.

Criminal charges are generally either misdemeanors or felonies. What specific misdemeanor crime you were charged with will determine whether you're facing a maximum of 60 days or up to a year. Regardless, the maximum sentence you can receive for each misdemeanor count is one year in jail. How much time you're facing for a felony, depends on the nature of the charge and what degree the charge is. The chart below should assist:

  • CAPITAL FELONY (e.g. First Degree Murder): The only two sentencing options are either life in prison without parole or the death penalty.
  • LIFE FELONY (e.g. Armed Robbery, Kidnapping): Punishable by life in prison without the possibility of parole + $15,000 fine.
  • FIRST DEGREE FELONY (e.g. DUI Manslaughter): Punishable by up to 30 years in prison, 30 years of probation + $10,000 fine
  • SECOND DEGREE FELONY (e.g. Aggravated Battery): Punishable by up to 15 years in prison, 15 years of probation + $5,000 fine
  • THIRD DEGREE FELONY (e.g. Possession of Cocaine): Punishable by up to five years in prison, 5 years of probation + $5,000 fine
  • FIRST DEGREE MISDEMEANOR (e.g. DUI): Punishable by up to one year in jail, one year of probation + $1,000 fine
  • SECOND DEGREE MISDEMEANOR (e.g. Driving With Suspended License): Punishable by up to 60 days in jail, six months probation + $500 fine

Felony defendants are sentenced pursuant to the Florida criminal punishment code, also known as "CPC" and/or "a score sheet." Each felony is given a numerical value based on a ranking system created by the Florida legislature. The higher the crime's ranking, the more points will be assessed. Once the score sheet is tallied, any total point value of less than 44, means that prison is not required, even though the judge may still chose to impose a prison sentence. Any point total over 44 points means that a state prison sentence must be imposed unless the prosecutors agree and/or the judge chooses to depart below the mandatory prison term as called for by the guidelines.

COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES OF A CRIMINAL CHARGE

Some collateral consequences of a criminal charge other than incarceration includes:

  • Losing your civil rights
  • Losing your right to bear arms
  • Difficulty renting an apartment
  • Inability to obtain state and/or federal aid
  • Ineligible to hold a public office
  • Ineligible to obtain certain licenses
  • Difficulty in getting and/or keeping a job

EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE YOU CAN TRUST

When you retain the services of the Law Offices of Mark Eiglarsh you will have on your side a man who was selected by his peers as “Best of the Bar” and named one of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite (a title given to less than 1% of lawyers in our state). He also has received an "AV Rating" from Martindale-Hubbell for high ethical standards and legal abilities. An AV rating is the highest rating attainable, voted on by other attorneys and judges. Eiglarsh is also a very skilled and admired adjunct law professor at the University of Miami School of Law. In short, by retaining us you have retained the services of the best in Miami Criminal Law and/or the best Personal injury and/or Wrongful Death attorney in Florida, and in the nation.

HIRE A LOCAL ATTORNEY

While the Law Offices of Mark Eiglarsh has zealously litigated cases all over the country, we believe there's a distinct advantage of hiring an experienced local attorney to fight the case in the jurisdiction in which the arrest took place. If you were arrested any where in South Florida, whether it be West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and/or any surrounding city like Hollywood, Hallendale, Boca Raton, Aventura, North Miami Beach, North Miami, Miami Shores, Miami Beach, etc. we are able to utilize our vast experience in that specific jurisdiction to obtain the best outcome for you. We understand these specific legal communities. Mark Eiglarsh, of The Law Offices of Mark Eiglarsh, has earned the reputation as a zealous, experienced, knowledgable, aggressive and creative litigator in South Florida.

Too many attorneys are more than wiling to take on a case within a jurisdiction in which they regularly do not practice. We do not believe that is the strongest choice for you. It's imperative that you higher an attorney who either knows the prosecutors with whom they are dealing and/or knows what to expect from them. It's also beneficial that your attorney know the judge and/or know what to expect from that judge who will be assigned your case. The difference between a phenomenal outcome and a poor result can hinge upon an attorney's specific knowledge and experience of the local system in which he practices frequently.

CONTACT AN AGGRESSIVE EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY

We thoroughly understand that being under investigation and/or being arrested is an extremely nerve wracking and overwhelming experience. That's the reason why we insist on offering our current clients and potential clients around the clock legal representation. If you have been arrested or charged with a crime don’t hesitate to call us. We are available night and day to protect your Constitutionally-granted rights and to evaluate your criminal and/or personal injury and/or wrongful death case. The sooner an attorney gets involved in your case, the better it will be for you, in most instances. Whether you're charged with DUI, domestic violence, battery, marijuana possession, theft, drug trafficking, rape, murder, fraud, cyber crime etc., and/or you have a personal injury or wrongful death matter, you are assured that your case will be handled by an attorney with extensive experience. When you call our firm you will get to speak directly with veteran attorney Mark Eiglarsh, who will use his over two decades of litigation experience, to provide you with a free analysis of your case.

We have satellite offices throughout the state of Florida, including Orlando, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Hollywood and Miami. Whether the matter is in Palm Beach County, Broward County, Miami-Dade County, Monroe County, any where in South Florida or any city within Florida, the Law Offices of Mark Eiglarsh are ready to assist you. Call us at any time: 877.674.0003 and/or 305.674.0003.

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