Why you need a Lawyer
Criminal charges can lead to serious consequences. Those consequences can include substantial fines, loss of civil rights, loss of parental rights, deportation and/or substantial time in prison. Among many other duties, an attorney's key role is to use their experience and knowledge to protect their Clients against these life changing consequences. To put yourself in the best position to fight against these consequences you don't just need any attorney, you need an attorney with years of experience handling criminal cases within that specific court system, knowledge of the laws that apply to your case and the ability to negotiate with the Court and Prosecution. Finally, hiring an attorney who possesses these attributes isn't enough; that attorney needs to be willing and able to put those attributes to work for you and relentlessly fight for the minimization of those life changing consequences.
Why you want the Law Office of Christopher DeCoste, P.A.
"Our system assigns defense counsel a different mission, he must be and is interested in preventing the conviction of the innocent, but absent a voluntary plea of guilty, we also insist that he defend his client whether he is innocent or guilty...." United States v. Wade, 388 U.S. 218, 256 (1967).
The Law Office of Christopher DeCoste, P.A. was founded in 2008 on the principle that not only is each and every person innocent until proven guilty, but further that each and every person deserves the right to zealous and ethical representation whether "innocent or guilty." Because of these beliefs, Mr. DeCoste is dedicated towards fighting tirelessly, yet intelligently, on each and every case, for each and every Client. Along with the drive to relentlessly fight for his Client's rights, Mr. DeCoste possesses experience handling criminal cases in Florida's State and Federal court systems, knowledge of the laws and an ability to negotiate with the Court and the Prosecution. In addition to being founded on that principle, the Law Office of Christopher DeCoste, P.A. was founded by two former Miami-Dade Prosecutors. As a Prosecutor, Mr. DeCoste gained valuable experience by handling thousands of cases with charges ranging from Possession of Marijuana to First-Degree Murder. With this experience also came a firm grasp of the laws and a comprehensive view and understanding of how and why a case is prosecuted. Moreover, as a defense attorney he routinely, and successfully, utilizes his experience and knowledge to defend Clients on charges ranging from Misdemeanors to Death Penalty prosecutions. The Law Office of Christopher DeCoste, P.A. is dedicated towards providing zealous and ethical representation based upon experience and knowledge on each and every case, for each and every Client.