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Legal issues like criminal charges and family law matters can be extremely stressful. You and your family may wonder what the next step is and how best to protect your future. It is essential to have experienced legal professionals on your side fighting for your best interests.

At The Law Firm of Gil Colón, Jr., our lawyers have combined over 46 years of experience handling criminal and family law cases. Our outstanding customer reviews speak for themselves. We treat our clients with care and respect while using our depth of knowledge to get positive results fast. We also offer bilingual legal services at an affordable rate with a free consultation.

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Can Our Lawyer Help You?

When you have a legal issue, such as a criminal charge brought against you, or if you’re going through a divorce, you need excellent legal counsel and representation from attorneys you can count on. Our founding attorney has decades of experience practicing law, including experience as a prosecutor. Attorney Gil Colón uses his legal prowess to achieve favorable outcomes on behalf of our clients, many times without going to court at all, so you can trust us with even the most complex cases.

Call our law firm today to schedule a free consultation at our conveniently located office. We are at 325 E Davidson St in Bartow, FL, just 2 blocks from the courthouse and one block from Main St.

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Asked Questions
01 Is a Criminal Charge a Conviction?

No, a criminal charge is not the same as a conviction. When you are charged with a crime, you are being accused because you are suspected of breaking the law. Under Florida law, a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. This means the burden of proof is on the prosecutor to demonstrate that you committed the crime. Working with a criminal defense lawyer, you can develop a defense that shows there is reasonable doubt, and you can get your charges lowered or dismissed.

02 Do Police Officers Have to Read Miranda Rights?

Police officers do not have to read the Miranda rights when you are arrested in Florida. However, they need to inform you of your rights before interrogating you. You have the right to know why you’re being arrested, and you should also remember that you have the right to remain silent. If you have been placed under arrest in Polk County, you should call our law firm immediately to get legal counsel regarding how to answer police questions to avoid self-incrimination. We can advise you on interacting with law enforcement officers during the investigation and in court. The best advice is to remain silent until we are involved in the case. Call today to learn more.

03 Do I Have the Right to Refuse a Breathalyzer Test in Florida?

While a police officer cannot force you to take a breathalyzer test, individuals with a Florida driver’s license have given implied consent, meaning there may be legal repercussions for refusing a test. You may receive an automatic license suspension for one year, whether or not you are convicted of DUI. If you have been arrested and charged with DUI, you can still fight these charges. Reach out to our criminal defense team to learn more about how we can help you avoid a DUI conviction and keep your license.

04 What Is a Contested Divorce?

Contested divorces occur when the couple cannot agree on one or more items that must be resolved when the marriage is dissolved. For example, the marital estate must be divided, which frequently turns contentious. Another trying point for many couples is deciding on spousal support, also known as alimony payments. If you have children, you will need to determine who has custody and what the propper amount of child support should be. All of these decisions can be made in mediation, but if the divorce goes before a judge, it is usually a contested divorce.

05 How Does Alimony Work in Florida?

Alimony refers to payments made by one spouse to support the other after a divorce. This may be required if one spouse is not ready or able to enter the workforce. If you or your spouse lacks education or training, temporary spousal maintenance payments may be appropriate. If one spouse cannot work because of permanent disabilities or age, then the alimony payments may be permanent. Getting a fair agreement regarding spousal support is extremely important for your financial well-being. Call our law firm for help from our family law lawyers.

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