Experienced Florida Criminal Defense Attorney Fully Operating During COVID-19
Beginning April 2, 2020, Ron DeSantis, our Florida Governor, implemented a 30-day, state-wide stay-at-home order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.
At the Law Office of Denise Miller, our Stuart criminal defense attorney has taken the appropriate measures to ensure the safety of our staff, existing and prospective clients, and the general public by pivoting our law firm to operate remotely during this difficult time.
While we are unable to meet with clients in person, we are fully operational during this health crisis and are supplying legal solutions for existing and new clients via phone, text messages, emails, and video conferencing. Even during this difficult time, you do not have to face pending criminal charges alone. We can help you understand your legal rights and how to counter the charges brought against you when the courts fully reopen.
Are the Florida Criminal Courts Still Operating Under the Florida Stay-At-Home Order?
All Florida courts are responding to the COVID-19 outbreak differently from federal, state, and local levels.
The Florida Supreme Court has suspended jury trials through May 29, 2020.
Chief Justice Canady issued the latest Administrative Orders in response to COVID-19 in the Florida State Courts System, including suspending all in-person hearings until further notice including all:
- Jury trials
- Grand jury proceedings
- Noncritical proceedings that cannot be done by telephone or video
Each courtroom and its presiding judge will effectively consider the constitutional rights of both crime victims and criminal defendants and the public’s constitutional right of access to the courts during this unprecedented health crisis.
That means maintaining judicial workflow by talking all necessary steps to facilitate and conduct proceedings with the use of technology to remotely assess each case effectively, when possible.
Can I File a No Contact Order While the Florida Courts Are Closed to the Public During COVID-19?
At The Law Office of Denise Miller, our Stuart domestic violence attorney is aware of the alarming rise in domestic abuse cases surfacing not only in Florida, but throughout the country, and around the world during the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.
While each of our local courts is operating remotely, it is possible to get the legal help you need if you are a victim of domestic violence in any capacity.
If you have questions about domestic violence, and how you can create solutions for yourself or your loved ones, visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline to review solutions and resources for your unique needs.
If someone is causing you or your family physical or emotional harm through abusive behavior, contact your local law enforcement officials and get the police involved. Although resources may be strained during the COVID-19 health crisis, your physical and emotional safety is paramount. Do not hesitate to call the police if someone is hurting you.
Next, contact our domestic violence lawyer in Martin County for a free initial consultation by calling (772) 934-6007 to understand how we can effectively present your case to the courts while they are closed to the public. Our law office is conducting consultations and client meetings remotely via phone, text, email, or video conferences to maintain the legal representation and partnerships our prospective and existing clients deserve during this difficult time.
As we keep a close watch on the Florida Health Department COVID-19 updates, we will continue to fully service our clients’ complete needs. Contact us now to learn more about your pending criminal charges or to create legal solutions for your family law needs. We are all in this together.