Criminal Defense Representation In Federal Court And In Lee And Collier County State Court, Including Fort Myers And Naples.
When Your Rights, Freedom And Dignity Are At Stake
At Foley & Wilson Law Firm, our criminal defense attorneys possess unique experience that we apply to each case we take on. Attorney Robert Foley is a retired FBI agent with experience as a complex criminal investigator and as an attorney in the FBI’s Office of Legal Counsel. Attorney Desiree Wilson is a former federal prosecutor and appellate attorney. Together, we bring 28 years of experience and 15 years of experience, respectively, to our practice today.
Attorney Robert Foley Is A Retired FBI Special Agent & Former State Prosecutor. Attorney Desiree Wilson Is A Former Federal Prosecutor & Appellate Attorney.
As in any battle, you’ll need an effective strategy, tailored to your specific circumstances. We will build a strong case on your facts and the law, study the evidence against you, seek out and present evidence that favors you, apply all available defenses and represent you forcefully in all phases of litigation.
Meet Our Attorneys
Choosing The Right Criminal Defense Attorney For Your Case
One of the first thoughts considered by someone arrested in Lee or Collier County concerns finding the best criminal defense attorneys in Fort Myers or Naples.
A very important piece of advice that can be offered is that the best criminal defense lawyers are often the ones that are the best fit for you and your situation. Certainly, it is critical to retain legal counsel who has the training, background and experience necessary to get you the best possible resolution for your case. Do they know the law? For example, if you have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Lee County, including Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres or Estero, or Collier County, including Naples, Marco Island or Immokalee, Florida, you will want to hire a local counselor who has a significant amount of success litigating DUIs in a Courtroom, and who understand the law.
Local experience is important too. If you are facing state charges in Lee or Collier County, you’ll want an advocate who practices regularly in the 20th Judicial Circuit. If you are facing Federal charges, attorneys with experience in Federal Court, in particular, the Middle District of Florida, are the type of lawyers you want. Practice in Federal Court is quite different than practice in State Court. The use of a Grand Jury is just one example. Also, importantly, if you are facing criminal charges, you need a good criminal defense attorney who specializes in criminal defense only. You would not go to a foot doctor for a heart issue. When your liberty is at stake, using a legal generalist may not be the best approach. Rules of evidence, and procedure are particular in a criminal law courtroom and it is important that your lawyer understand them very well.
Another major consideration in finding the best criminal defense lawyers in Lee County, including Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres or Estero, or Collier County, including Naples, Marco Island or Immokalee, Florida is the type of legal charges you face. Does the attorney have experience with your type of charge? For example, certain cases are classified by the Courts as complex. There are many types of complex cases including drug sales or trafficking cases, Scheme to Defraud, white collar crimes, and racketeering cases. If your attorney has the ability to unwind the investigation against you, by reverse engineering it, the attorney is likely to find legal issues to attack during his representation of you. This can lead to a motion to suppress, lesser charges, or a successful result in your trial.
Each case has its own characteristics and distinct set of facts. Whether the case involves child pornography, sexual battery, grand theft, domestic violence, a violation of probation or any other State or Federal Crime, the most important consideration in finding the best criminal defense lawyers in Fort Myers or Naples is their skill, ability, training and experience.
If you are facing any State or Federal charges in Fort Myers or Naples, contact the Foley & Wilson Law Firm for a free evaluation of your case.