Fort Myers and Sarasota Criminal Defense Lawyers
A Criminal Defense Lawyer from the Fort Myers and Sarasota based Criminal Defense Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor is here to help you if you have been arrested in Fort Myers, Sarasota, Naples, Bradenton, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte or anywhere else in Southwest Florida. Criminal Defense is the art of defending people who have been accused of committing crimes. In order to obtain a conviction at trial a Prosecutor will need to prove to a Jury that you are guilty and the burden of proof they will be held to is one of reasonable doubt. Most people have heard the expression that it is the prosecutors burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt through newspaper articles, books, television or the movies but many don’t understand what the real world meaning of that expression is.
Burden of Proof
When it is said that the burden is on the Prosecutor the simple translation of the expression is that it is the Prosecutor’s responsibility to prove the case. The Criminal Defendant has no responsibility to prove anything. If at the conclusion of the trial the Prosecutor was unable to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt it is the responsibility of the juror to find the Defendant not guilty. In order to satisfy the burden of reasonable doubt the Prosecutor will have to prove that you are guilty beyond and to the exclusion of any and all reasonable doubt. That is an incredibly high burden for a Prosecutor to satisfy. In fact, the reasonable doubt burden is the highest burden in the law – higher even than the burden used in cases when the custody of a child is at stake. The reason the burden in Criminal Defense cases is so high is because your very liberty is at stake and nothing is valued higher in the court system than a persons freedom. If you have been arrested for a crime in Fort Myers the most important decision you make will be the Fort Myers and Sarasota Criminal Defense Lawyer that you choose to hire. The experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers from Viacava & Cantor are passionate about the practice of Criminal Defense and aggressively advocating on behalf of their clients in Criminal Defense cases in Fort Myers, Sarasota, Naples, Bradenton, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, or Port Charlotte.
We Fight for You
The Fort Myers and Sarasota based Criminal Defense lawyers at Viacava & Cantor will aggressively fight on your behalf if you have been arrested in Fort Myers, Sarasota, Naples, Bradenton, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte or anywhere else in Southwest Florida. The lawyers at Viacava & Cantor are trial lawyers who thrive on Criminal Defense trial work and the litigation process in general. When you choose to hire the Fort Myers and Sarasota based Criminal Defense Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor to represent you on your case you can rest secure in the knowledge that you will be represented by one of the two named partners who will be personally available to you at all times in order to best guide you through the process. The Criminal Defense Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor is located in downtown Fort Myers and Sarasota with close and convenient access to Cape Coral, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Bradenton, Naples and all other areas in Southwest Florida. Call a lawyer from Viacava & Cantor at 239-672-8934 (Fort Myers) or 941-388-7810 (Sarasota) for a free consultation to discuss the specific facts of your case.