Criminal Defense

Facing a criminal charge can be one of the most confusing and scary moments of your life. The uncertainty that accompanies allegations of a crime almost always leads to anxiety and unrest. However, the best way to calm your nerves and get a strategic outcome in your case is to hire a dedicated Bay Area criminal defense lawyer. A skilled defense attorney like Daniel Martinez could provide you with an idea of the penalties you will face, develop a defense strategy on your behalf, and work to get you the best outcome available.

Our team understands the impacts of a criminal conviction and we work tirelessly to help our clients resolve their case in a way that allows them to go on to lead a joyful and fulfilling life. We work with you to ensure our defense strategy accounts for your goals and plans for the future. If you have been charged with a crime in Brevard County, we can help.

Understanding Where Your Criminal Case is At

To understand the legal representation you need for your case, you first need to understand where you are at in the legal process. Typically, there are three different stages of the criminal process an individual may be in. You can be in the precharging stage, the stage where you are officially charged with a crime (most common stage), or the post-conviction stage.


This is the stage in the criminal defense process where charges have yet to be filed but you have some idea that criminal charges may be filed against you in the future. While sometimes you may not know that you are in this stage, it is important that you understand how a defense attorney could help mitigate the damage and potentially help you avoid having charges filed against you altogether.

Criminal Charges Filed

The next stage in the process is when charges are officially filed against you. At this stage, you will know exactly what the prosecutors are charging you with based on a complaint that has been filed with the court. It is important that you reach out to a criminal defense attorney at this stage in the process. An attorney could assess your charges, determine the potential penalties you are facing, and begin making a defense strategy for your case.


This is the final stage of representation that we offer and occurs after your case comes to a close. At this point in the process, the goal of an attorney would be to help you mitigate the damage done by a prior conviction. For example, a previous criminal charge could have immigration consequences or a negative impact on your job prospects and future. An attorney could help you file a Motion to Vacate or apply for a Certificate of Rehabilitation to minimize the effect of the conviction, allowing you to remain a legal US resident or open up opportunities for employment and other personal or professional endeavors.

Most Common Types of Crimes in Brevard County

Some of the most common crimes we see at Martinez Law

  • Assault and Battery
  • Contempt
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Crimes involving Gross Bodily Injury
  • Strike Offenses
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Crimes
  • DUIs
  • Evading
  • Fraud
  • Gun Crimes
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • Theft

If you are facing any of the charges listed above or were charged with another offense not listed, contact a criminal defense lawyer on our team to schedule a free consultation