Arrested? Charged With A Crime? Get An Attorney Now.

Under investigation for fraud? Arrested on assault charges? Pulled over on suspicion of DUI? Charged with drug possession? Everything you do after your first encounter with the criminal justice system can affect the outcome of your case. Get an attorney on your side immediately.

At Cruz & Bano, P.A., in Orlando, we begin giving you advice and protecting your rights the minute you talk to us. This includes searches of your home or vehicle, property seizures, police interrogations and court appearances. When you become our client, we fight to help get your charges reduced or dismissed.

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime anywhere in Central Florida, the best thing you can do now is contact us. Call our office at 407-459-1293 or send us an email for your free initial consultation. Hablamos español.

Don't Say Anything. Don't Post Anything.

When you have been charged with a crime, the worst thing you can do is talk about your case. Don't say anything to anyone except an attorney, because you will make your situation worse. When we say anyone, we mean anyone. This includes:

  • The police: Nothing you can say will make your situation better. Even when police officers are nice, they are listening for statements they can use against you.
  • The state's attorney (SA): Do not accept a plea agreement without talking to a lawyer. You could end up with larger fines, longer jail sentences and greater offenses on your permanent record. You could also sign away important rights or affect your immigration status and ability to stay in the U.S.
  • Your friends or co-workers: Police often call the people you know and try and solicit information from them during an investigation. Even if your friends are only trying to help, they could accidentally say something that police can use against you.
  • Social media: The police can find anything you post online. Your privacy settings will not keep them from seeing the pictures or statements you post online. Once you click "post," those pictures and statements become a permanent and public record on the Internet.

Talk Only To An Attorney. With Us, Your First Consultation Is Free.

An attorney trained in criminal defense law is the only person who can adequately protect your rights and give you good advice. We believe you should not have to pay to talk to a lawyer, which is why we offer free initial consultations. Call us at 407-459-1293. You can also send us your information by completing our confidential form online. Hablamos español.