Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Don't Google, call Andrew.

If you have an issue and you don't know where to turn, instead of asking Google, call me first. 

One of the many benefits of having been in practice for so long is that I've met a lot of people who do a lot of different things.  Through my law practice, I've met a variety of professionals who have helped my clients.  I routinely interact with psychologists, therapists, licensed mental health counselors, accountants, doctors, investigators, and of course, other attorneys.  

As a business owner, a parent, and an active member of the Tampa community,  I've met and developed relationships with people and businesses who have helped my business or my family.  From insurance agents to printers, financial planners to math tutors, piano teachers to basketball instructors, if I don't know someone that can help you, I can find someone who can. 

Over the years, I've developed a great referral network of first class trustworthy professionals who have the skills and the experience to help me, my friends, and my clients.  

In addition to providing legal counsel, let me be a resource to you, your family and  friends.  If it is a legal problem that is outside my areas of practice, I will refer you to an attorney that I know personally and who I trust will be able to help you.  If it is a non legal issue, I will try to refer you to an experienced and first rate professional.  

While Google may give you some random names, I can refer you to someone who I know can help you.  

Thank you for your continued support.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

No two cases are the same.

Often times a client or potential new client will compare the facts of their case with a friend's case or a case in the news.  The client will say their friend had the exact same charge and got this result and they want the same result or a better result.  I always tell them, "No two cases are the same!" 

There are so many variables that define and make up a criminal case. While the charge may be the same, the specific facts of each case will have a significant impact on how a case is handled and the resulting disposition of each case.  The factual distinctions are usually very subtle and may seem unimportant to you or a non-criminal attorney.  But these subtleties in facts can and will distinguish one case from another.  For example, it may be something as subtle as in a DUI case, whether a driver swerved and touched the lane marker twice versus three times that may significantly impact the entire case. 

Other variables that distinguish each case can include: the officer involved, the thoroughness of the investigation, the prosecutor assigned to the case, the presiding Judge, the client's own history, and of course, the defense attorney handling the case.  

The client's background is a significant variable in how a case is handled.  Does the client have a prior criminal history?  If so, for what and how recent?  Did the client make statements to the police?  

Having the right defense attorney often makes a huge difference on the ultimate outcome of your case.  An expert defense attorney will have the knowledge and understanding to identify the facts that help and harm a specific case.  A confident and experienced defense attorney will be able to explain and discuss with the client all the probable outcomes of the case and prepare the client for the legal system.  An aggressive attorney will argue and advocate for the best results for the client.  

I am that defense attorney.  I have been in the state and federal courtrooms of Tampa Bay for the past 15+ years and handled all types of cases from misdemeanor open container to felony manslaughter and everything in between.  I am Board Certified by the Florida Bar and an expert in criminal trial law.  If you have questions about an arrest, call me.  I can help.

Friday, January 24, 2014

My Firm, My Style.

I treat my clients the way I would want to be treated if I was arrested or accused of committing a crime. It's why I answer my own phone at all hours of the day.  There is no secretary or paralegal to take messages.  It is just me.  

If my client has a question or problem, they can call and speak with me anytime. That’s what I’d expect and that's the service I'd want from my attorney.

Oftentimes my clients prefer to TEXT or email me. This works great for me as well as I can often  text or email when I am otherwise unable to talk on the phone.

But at times it is best and necessary to communicate the old-fashioned way, in person.  By meeting face to face with my clients, I can really discuss the issues surrounding their case, the consequences, and what are the best available options for them. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Are you thinking about filing for divorce?

At The Law Offices of Andrew Shein, P.A., our attorneys Andrew Shein and Jaclyn Evilsizor are experienced attorneys who will give you the personal service that you deserve.  We will sit down with you and explain the law, the court system, and your rights.  We will guide you through the divorce process and advocate for you and your family's best interests. 

If you have any questions, please call us at 813-877-4357 to schedule a free and 100% confidential consultation. WE CAN HELP.