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Why Choose Van Horn Law Group in South Florida
- Free, no obligation case evaluation
- Highly rated & reviewed on Google and Trustpilot
- We take the time to review all aspects of your financial situation
- If bankruptcy is not the right option for you, we actually let you know
- We don't talk down to our clients
- We don't hide behind legal jargon
- We don't pass important work off to paralegals or unqualified support staff
- We often take cases other attorneys are unwilling or unable to handle
- We often take cases regardless of how complex your case may be
- AV Preeminent® Rated from Martindale-Hubbell®
- We'll be there with you every step of the way
- Flexible appointment availability
- We handle personal and business bankruptcy cases
- We believe being genuinely caring and compassionate matters!
Benefits of Filing Bankruptcy With a Lawyer in South Florida
- Bankruptcy can also act as a reset button for your credit
- The removal of outstanding debt can be a huge boost for your credit score
- Once done, you can begin rebuilding your credit immediately
- Filing for bankruptcy can be the first step to stabilizing your life
- There is no reason to be ashamed to take this measure as it is meant to assist those who have fallen on hard times
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We provide competent and aggressive strategies and representation to defend you and protect your rights when it comes to criminal charges.
Why you need legal representation and how we can help.
Our firm’s ultimate goal is to make sure that our clients’ Constitutional rights are protected. In doing that, we strive to leave no stone unturned and no issue unexplored. Criminal law is full of nuances that can make a difference between a conviction and an acquittal, between the State imposing its broad power on the accused and protection of your Constitutional rights.
Remember, if you are guilty, you need a lawyer and if you’re innocent you better have one.
How does someone get bailed out? Do I get the bail money returned when the case is over?
Bond is financial assurance that a defendant will return to court after being released from custody. There are two ways to post bond. First, “cash” bond may be posted with the custodial agency to cover the entire amount of the bond. At the end of the case, if bond is discharged, the defendant will receive a check for the entire amount posted (may take two to ten weeks). Second, a “bond” through a bond company may be posted. A defendant may be required to pay a “bond premium”, usually 10 percent of the entire amount to a bond company, which puts up the entire bond amount. If bond is discharged, the 10 percent is not returned to the defendant because this is the fee paid to the bond company to post bond on his/her behalf.
The person that called the police does not want to prosecute, does that mean that no charges will be filed and that I will be released from custody?
Not necessarily. There are many reasons why the alleged victim or reporting party may have a change of heart. The police and the prosecutor’s office are aware of all the reasons, and do not just “drop charges” especially in domestic violence cases.
What is an arraignment?
Arraignment is the initial court proceeding where a defendant is advised of his charges, and usually enters a “Not Guilty” plea. In most cases your criminal defense attorney can waive your appearance at the arraignment by filing proper pleadings with the court in felony cases and simply appearing on your behalf if the case is a misdemeanor.
What if I feel that the police violated my constitutional rights?
At times, police misconduct occurs in searches that take place during ordinary traffic stops or in a suspect’s home without a reasonable suspicion or a probable cause. Often a successful motion to suppress evidence cripples the prosecutor’s case, causing the case to either be dismissed or the sentence substantially reduced in plea negotiations.
WHAT MAKES VAN HORN LAW GROUP DIFFERENT
Dedication. Experience. Results. No matter how complex the issue, our Student Loan Lawyer and Bankruptcy Attorney Fort Lauderdale apply their extensive legal knowledge and strategies to obtain the best possible outcome for you or your company.
ABOUT OUR ZERO DOWN BANKRUPTCY OPTION
While many people opt to pay for fees at once or on a retainer basis, some prefer to utilize our $0 Down payment option. Here's how it works: After you sign an engagement for services agreement with our firm, generally speaking, the court filing fees and costs will be paid up front. These can be waived in certain circumstances. You do not pay anything initially for our bankruptcy legal fees. We work out a payment plan with you, where you are aware of the fees in advance for our services. You'll pay on a monthly basis over 12 months until our fee is paid. Some clients find this helps to allow them to meet all their obligations while the bankruptcy process proceeds. If you have further questions about our services or this option, please don't hesitate to contact our office.