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An attorney-client relationship is established only after express consent, clearance of any conflicts of interest, signing of an engagement agreement, and payment of retainer fees.
Your case may be referred to another attorney. Hiring an attorney is an important decision that should be based on your rational evaluation of our suitability to represent you. 

Examples:

• Misdemeanors

• "Not Guilty" Expungement 

• Assault and Battery
• Burglary and Trespass

• Theft
• Drug Offenses
• Domestic Violence
• Probation Violations

Criminal Defense Attorney - Misdemeanor and Felony

 

As a former prosecutor Ingrid Adams has extensive courtroom experience. She tried over 20 trials and argued over 100 motions. Mrs. Adams is capable and ready to protect your constitutional rights. She understands that your freedom is very important and finding the right attorney to fit your needs is paramount.  A criminal case can  mean prison time, probation, losing your driver’s license, and fines. Francoeur Law Firm will prepare your defense, negotiate plea bargains with the State Attorney’s office, will work hard to protect your rights and represent you with dignity.  Mrs. Adams prosecution experience is a great benefit to clients because she knows the procedures and strategies of the State which allows her to build strong cases against the State. Contact us for a consultation if you need assistance with a criminal case. We handle a range of criminal cases.

Restoration of Civil Rights 

Florida is one of only three states in the USA in which civil rights are not restored upon completion of a felon's prison sentence. In Florida a petition for restoration of rights must be filed, for example, to regain voting rights as well as the right to obtain certain professional licenses. Talk to us about your options to Restore your Civil Rights!

Expunge or Seal Your Criminal Record - Regain Your Civil Rights!

If you are arrested and/or charged with a crime, this will forever be reflected in your criminal records. These criminal records are public, so everyone will know of your criminal history. Having a criminal history may affect your ability to find employment and may otherwise affect your life options. In some limited circumstances, it is possible to seal your arrest/charge from the public record and public disclosure, with certain limitations.

 

If you were charged with a crime, and the court entered a judgment of "not guilty", or withheld adjudication, and if you have never been convicted of another crime, you may be able to get approval for sealing or expunging your criminal record... Come in for a consultation for more details and ask us to help you clear your record. 

Excerpt of Florida Statutes 943.059 - Court-ordered sealing of criminal history records:

"(1) PETITION TO SEAL A CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD.—Each petition to a court to seal a criminal history record is complete only when accompanied by:
(a) A valid certificate of eligibility for sealing issued by the department pursuant to subsection (2).
(b) The petitioner’s sworn statement attesting that the petitioner:
1. Has never, prior to the date on which the petition is filed, been adjudicated guilty of a criminal offense or comparable ordinance violation, or been adjudicated delinquent for committing any felony or a misdemeanor specified in s. 943.051(3)(b).
2. Has not been adjudicated guilty of or adjudicated delinquent for committing any of the acts stemming from the arrest or alleged criminal activity to which the petition to seal pertains.
3. Has never secured a prior sealing or expunction of a criminal history record under this section, s. 943.0585, former s. 893.14, former s. 901.33, or former s. 943.058.
4. Is eligible for such a sealing to the best of his or her knowledge or belief and does not have any other petition to seal or any petition to expunge pending before any court."