First Time Offender...Just Got Arrested, Now What Happens? Hire a criminal defense attorney at Daniels & Hannan, Attorneys at Law, Sarasota

First Time Offender

Just got arrested, now what happens next?

You have just been charged with a crime and arrested it can be a terrifying experience. This is especially true for a person who has never been in any trouble with the law or had any contact with law enforcement or the criminal justice system. Now, you find yourself dropped into a world you never dreamed you would ever be a part of. You are subjected to embarrassment that you never thought you would experience. The overwhelming stress of being the subject of a criminal investigation or the trauma of being arrested, fingerprinted and booked into a jail facility can be overwhelming. You may feel alone and even question what kind of person you are.

A first time offender will most likely want answers to the following questions:

  1. How will this affect my job?
  2. How will this affect my family?
  3. How will this impact the opinion everyone has of me?
  4. Will this affect where I live?

A criminal conviction can impact almost every aspect of your life. It can affect your ability to drive, work and even your ability to rent a home or live in certain communities. If you are not a citizen, a criminal conviction can even result in deportation. There is hope but your timing is critical. You need to know your rights under the law and always act to protect them. DON’T WAIT TO GET HELP, ACT TODAY !!!

An experienced criminal defense attorney can intervene, negotiate, and resolve most cases in a timely manner to avoid unnecessary sanctions or penalties. Attorney Brandon Daniels is a former police detective with an advanced background in criminal investigations. He utilizes these skills and training to assist his clients charged with criminal offenses. In addition, DANIELS & HANNAN have handled hundreds of criminal cases for individuals charged with crimes in the Clearwater, Bradenton, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Venice, Fort Meyers, Naples, and throughout Southwest Florida. Some of their cases have been showcased on nationally televised news sources such as Fox News, O’Riley Factor and Nancy Grace. At DANIELS & HANNAN, we approach every case with two distinct goals in mind: avoid jail if at all possible, and avoid a criminal conviction for our clients. While we understand that your case may be similar to others you have heard about, all cases are different with the exception of one thing, this is the most important event occurring in your life at this moment.

Call (941) 932-8007 or contact us today to schedule a free case consultation. We offer payment plans to fit your income and budget.

If you have been arrested, charged or believe that you are under investigation, DANIELS & HANNAN and our Attorneys are able to handle any criminal matter that you have and we offer you the personal attention you deserve. Our office staff and Attorneys are able to walk you the best options for defending your rights and explain how it will work from beginning to end.

If you need a criminal defense attorney to represent you, please contact DANIELS & HANNAN to schedule your free consultation at (941) 932-8007 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

DANIELS & HANNAN Attorneys at Law provide experienced legal services in Criminal Defense, Family Law, Divorce Law, DUI Defense, Personal Injury, and Business Law. Providing full-service legal representation throughout Southwest Florida with primary offices located in Lakewood Ranch Florida representing clients’ in Sarasota, Manatee, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, and Charlotte counties. DANIELS & HANNAN has the experience needed to manage legal matters before Florida State, County, and Federal Courts in Clearwater, Bradenton, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Venice, Fort Meyers, Naples, and others throughout Southwest Florida.