If you or a loved one are under investigation, indictment, or have been arrested, you need the assistance of one of the hardest working criminal defense attorneys in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. One with a proven track record of winning, a solid reputation, and a litany of former satisfied clients. That’s me, Jordan Redavid, and I’m eager to take on the challenges your case may present.
When it comes to criminal defense, results matter most. I have the knowledge and ability to handle a wide variety of criminal matters successfully. Everything from misdemeanors in state court to felonies in federal court. No matter the venue, the stakes are always high. After all, someone’s liberty is on the line. That’s why I provide a dedicated and passionate defense for all of my clients and pride myself on outworking and outthinking the prosecution. Call 305-938-9939 for immediate help with ANY criminal charges.
If you or a loved one are facing investigation or have been arrested, be prepared with the knowledge of what to expect in a criminal case.
When police become aware of a suspected crime, it is up to them to determine whether the crime occurred and whether anyone should be arrested.
The investigation begins when police are informed of suspected criminal activity.
Police collect physical evidence, interview witnesses, conduct searches and identify suspects.
You may be arrested if police uncover evidence that provides probable cause for an arrest.
During an arrest, you will either be taken into custody or directed in writing to appear in court on a specific date. The manner of arrest depends on the severity of the charge.
If you are taken to jail, you may be: released with no charges filed, released on bail or held without bail awaiting arraignment. If you are arrested, talk to an attorney before saying anything to the police.
You can stop an interrogation at any time, even if you have already waived your right to remain silent. You do not have to agree to anything during interrogation, like taking lesser charges in exchange for talking.
When police interview you, they are trying to to get you to confess. And they can lie to get you to do so. Your lawyer can help beat their tricks.
At the arraignment you are formally told of charges, informed of your rights and given a chance to respond to charges by entering a plea of Not Guilty, Guilty or No Contest. With few exceptions, you should plead Not Guilty, demand any discovery in the prosecutor’s possession, and request a trial by jury. This will reset the case and give your attorney time to prepare a defense.
A plea of not guilty means you claim you did not commit the crime. A plea of guilty means you admit to committing the crime, and a conviction is entered into the record at the arraignment. A plea of no contest means you do not plead guilty but do not disagree with the charge.
The arraignment is the first time you will be asked to appear in court. It is procedural, not a trial.
Bail, or pre-trial release, is usually determined within 48 hours of your arrest; at your first appearance before a judge. Your attorney can help argue for the lowest possible bail and help you decided the best time to post bail.
The purpose of this hearing is limited; guilt or innocence is not at issue. The judge can consider your past criminal record, the nature of the allegations, the strength of evidence, potential danger to the community, and risk of flight versus your constitutional presumption or entitlement to a reasonable bail. You might be held with no bond, granted a monetary bond, pre-trial release program, or released on your own recognizance (ROR’d).
For the defense, discovery can involve acquiring police reports, taking depositions, receiving documents from opposing counsel, including evidence the prosecution plans to introduce at trial, and receiving drug or alcohol test results.
Discovery is the pre-trial period when a case is investigated and the parties involved trade information. This is your attorney’s chance to find out about the prosecution’s case.
A pre-trial period occurs after an arraignment but before the start of a criminal trial.
In pre-trial, your attorney will prepare for trial, attempt to prevent a trial, or attempt to secure certain advantages at trial. This can include filing motions to cancel or dismiss charges, filing motions to prevent evidence from being used at trial, challenging the admissibility of evidence and legal research.
Much of the work of a case occurs during the pre-trial period. Some cases are resolved during this period, although this should only occur if not going to trial is in the best interest of the defendant.
A plea bargain is an agreement in which the prosecutor agrees to drop a charge (or charges), reduce a charge or recommend a lesser sentence in exchange for a plea of Guilty or No Contest (nolo contendere).
More than 90 percent of convictions are the result of a plea bargain, but a plea bargain is not always in the defendant’s best interest.
Your attorney will try to get the best offer and will recommend whether you should accept it. The answer is not always yes.
A trial proceeds through the following steps:
You may choose to go to trial to defend yourself against all charges. You have the right to a trial by jury, or you may opt to have your trial heard by a judge.
Ideally, you will be successful at trial. However, should you be convicted, you have the right to appeal a guilty verdict.
An appeal is a review of the evidence already admitted at trial; it is not a new trial. You must file a notice of appeal within 30 days, and appellate courts strictly enforce this 30-day deadline.
In my entire career, I have never prosecuted anyone, only defended them. Many criminal defense attorneys started out as prosecutors. I did not. I defended those who couldn’t afford legal representation, then founded my law firm so that I could focus my energy on fewer clients at one time.
Nobody can guarantee results, but a top criminal lawyer should be able to promise that he or she will be available to their clients. That is the promise I make to you. Call 305-938-9939 at any time, and I will answer or call you back immediately. I treat my clients as I would want to be treated if the roles were reversed.
In a criminal justice system that sees more than 95% of cases resolve with plea bargains, settling criminal cases is part of doing business. For some law firms, though, that’s their only business, despite touting themselves as “trial lawyers.” Not Redavid Law PLLC. Sure, I settle some cases, but I also routinely try cases to verdict too — and with great success. That matters even in my plea bargain negotiations.
Some attorneys counsel their clients to take bad deals simply because the prosecution draws a line in the sand, and the attorneys are too afraid to tell their clients to go to trial. Talking to judges and prosecutors is one thing, but convincing juries is an art form. If an attorney is not confident in court, he or she may not want to be embarrassed or suffer a loss for fear that others may find out. Putting their own interests above their clients. Think about it: do you really think that in 95%+ of cases a guilty plea is really in the client’s best interests? With Redavid Law PLLC, you can rest assured that I am advocating for your best interests, not my own.
In my experience, one of the best negotiating tools is having a reputation as a fierce trial lawyer — not just in marketing materials, but in real cases with actual winning results. That’s something earned, not given or bought.EMAIL JORDAN
The State of Florida can prosecute you for misdemeanors and felonies. So, too, can the United States government. Sometimes even both at the same time. That’s why it’s imperative to have an attorney who can handle both state and federal cases. There are different rules, statutes, and nuances depending on who files the charges. It’s easy for the unfamiliar to make a critical mistake. I have the expertise to defend you in any venue and the commitment to see your case all the way through to a successful resolution.
I am ready to represent you in any criminal proceedings, including felonies and misdemeanors; state and federal cases; appeals; DUI; drug possession; drug sale, trafficking, cultivation, or manufacture; wiretapping; identity theft; embezzlement; medicare fraud; extortion and much more.
Only the best Miami criminal defense attorney can ensure that his or her reputation carries weight with prosecutors by going to trial and getting good results.EMAIL JORDAN
I also have the specific expertise necessary to handle your appeal. An appeal is very different from a trial. It is intended to determine whether your trial was just and proper. An appeal is not a second chance to re-state your case, but it can be your last chance to clear your name. I understand what that means for a client. That’s why I consider it a privilege to handle an appeal and will work tirelessly for a successful outcome.
It may seem straightforward to assume that any criminal defense lawyer can also handle an appeal. A trial is a trial, right? Wrong. The same arguments that trial attorneys use to persuade trial judges and juries fall on deaf ears in an appellate court. Appellate attorneys need special skills — the ability to argue a case with creative and effective new strategies.
If you are in need of a criminal defense or appeals attorney, or know someone who is, please call me for a free initial consultation. I am available any time, day or night.EMAIL JORDAN
At Redavid Law, quality of service is matched only by results.
After failing to perform to standards on five field sobriety exercises, the driver in this case was arrested for DUI. He refused to provide a breath sample.
on all counts
Over a dozen people were captured on video stealing materials from a construction site. Of all defendants, only Jordan's client received a dismissal.
Possession of Cannabis
An officer observed the defendant rolling a marijuana cigarette in his car while parked. The officer had the driver step out of the vehicle and arrested him.
on the day of the trial
I have worked with several attorneys practicing various types of law, and based on my experience I would highly recommend Mr. Redavid to represent you.
I am only as good as the results I obtain for my clients – a truth that many lawyers hide from, but I embrace. My track record of dismissals, charge reductions, and, most of all, not guilty verdicts speak for themselves. But so, too, does my large family of satisfied clients and their loved ones.