Florida Politicians and other public officials in Miami and throughout Florida are in a precarious and serious position when charged with a public corruption crime. This type of case implicates individuals who occupy a public office, be they elected or appointed and stand accused of accepting fee, or other types of perk, in return for preferential treatment. Benefits generally encompass awarding of contracts, votes, lobbying, or promoting a cause that would not be prosperous to their constituents.
At the office of Lehr Levi & Mendez, P.A., we take the time to carefully review the heart of the charges that are being directed against the public official. A winning defense of public corruption charges demands a refined response. We initiate a detailed investigation of the evidence, evaluate the circumstances in order to illustrate that the charges are groundless or incited by zealous political opponents. Our public corruption attorneys are dedicated and experienced at defending the rights of persons accused of a wide realm of criminal matters, which helps in our capacity to customize the way in which we execute the defense of your case in order to suit your needs.
Specific types of public corruption circumstances that we defend include:
- Embezzlement of public funds
- Misappropriating funds
The Miami law firm of Lehr Levi & Mendez, P.A. also represents individuals that are accused of or charged with paying off or bribing a government official, officer of the court or enticing the official to commit other acts of public corruption.
Minor Political Criminal Allegations and Sunshine Law Violations
Florida is known as the Sunshine State and its government and municipalities are required to adhere to a sunshine law. This law requires most government officials, if the officials are going to meet and discuss any public business that they must give the public notice of such meeting. The law also makes it mandatory to notify the public when the meeting is to take place, where it is taking place and that they enforce an open door policy.
Criminal sanctions for most open meeting violations are generally negligible. The politician's future in politics can be affected in very negatively. At the Miami law office of Lehr Levi & Mendez, P.A. our public corruption defense attorneys vigorously defend the rights of politicians accused and alleged to have breaching the sunshine law, by omitting to publically announce the meeting, alter the subject matter or any other alleged violation. The lawyers at Lehr Levi & Mendez, P.A. understand how important the need to handle these types of scenarios with confidentially, aggressively and with discretion.
For experienced public corruption defense contact a defense attorney at the Miami, Florida office of Lehr Levi & Mendez, P.A. today. Let us help you take control of the charges you are facing.
The criminal defense firm of Lehr Levi & Mendez, P.A., located in Miami, Florida, represents clients in the courts of south Florida and statewide, including the communities of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Hollywood and Stuart, Florida. Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach