Florida Criminal Defense
Have you been accused of committing a crime? Don’t let the prosecution bully you around. Stand up for your rights, sometimes justice must be won. Begin by hiring a dedicated criminal defense attorney who will represent you forcefully in the face of prosecution accusations. Attorney Christopher L. Rabby has more than 20 years of experience serving Pensacola clients in criminal cases, providing aggressive representation with proven results. He provided non-judgmental representation. Chris is a Life Member of the Florida and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL & NACDL). This means that criminal defense is what he does, what he has done for pver 20 years, and what he will be doing for his entire professional life.
Ensuring your freedom
Our firm is devoted to protecting our clients’ freedom. We strongly challenge prosecution efforts to prove their case and do everything in our power to avoid conviction or reduce any sentence that might be imposed. Chris Rabby, knows that witnesses may lie on the stand, crime scenes can be tampered with, and police officers can make mistakes. We personally speak with witnesses to ensure that they are telling the whole truth. We can examine the alleged crime scene thoroughly, searching for evidence that can help prove your innocence. We also pour over police records and bring in experts to challenge the prosecution’s theories.
Nothing is more important than your freedom. If you need a defense attorney who is dedicated to your case, contact Christopher L. Rabby, P.A. today.
Protecting our clients for more than 20 years, Chris represents clients in the following criminal matters and more:
Felonies (Crimes punishable by more than a year in prison)
If you have been charged with a felony, it is essential that you retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to zealously defend you in court. Felonies are the most serious crimes — such as murder, rape, armed robbery, credit card fraud and burglary. Felony convictions also have the most serious consequences. A person convicted of a felony can be sentenced to serve at least one year in a state or federal prison, and may be committed for life. In addition, convicted felons are stripped of many of the rights guaranteed to American citizens, including the right to vote, the right to travel out of the country and the right to own a gun. Convicted felons also have to disclose their crimes on job applications and can be deported if they are not American citizens.
How your felony will change you life may be based on how the charge is defended. Chris has more than 20 years of experience handling felony charges and is committed to attaining the best possible outcome for you.
Misdemeanors (Offenses punishable by up to one year in jail)
Misdemeanors are crimes such as driving under the influence, domestic violence battery, disorderly conduct, simple assault, shoplifting and trespassing that are punishable by less than a year in prison. Although misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, having a misdemeanor conviction on your criminal record can limit your employment options and can result in a jail sentence. Domestic violence offenses have special consequences. Ensure that you receive a fair trial by letting Christopher L. Rabby, represent you.
Motor vehicle offenses
If you have been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, driving with a suspended license or vehicular manslaughter, Christopher L. Rabby can help. We also assist clients who need to get their drivers licenses restored or to fight traffic tickets.
Charges of trafficking, distributing or possessing illegal substances or drug paraphernalia can result in heavy fines and extended time in jail, including mandatory minimum sentences in some cases. You can rely on our knowledge of drug crimes and our history of successful results to help eliminate or minimize the charges against you.
Lewd and lascivious, sexual battery/rape and sexual assault cases are among the hardest for defendants to win. Christopher L. Rabby has the experience and skills to successfully litigate these cases. Contact us today.
Sealing and expungement of records
A criminal record can prevent you from pursuing higher education, securing your dream job or traveling abroad. In some cases, the office of Christopher L. Rabby, P.A. can help you eliminate past criminal charges from your record or get those records sealed so that you can move on with your life.
Sex Offender Registration Removal, Romeo and Juliet
Florida has a unique “Romeo and Juliet Law” wherein individuals, in certain circumstances, can petition the Court for removal from the sex offender registry. This includes removal of “Sex Offender” from a Florida Driver license. Clients on the sex offender registry can be subjected to a lifetime of public scrutiny. Their information can be easily accessed on several web sites, including the FDLE: http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us
Romeo and Juliet removal is sometimes an option for convicted offenders as
well as an option to prohibit those with pending charges from being placed on
the list. It generally applies to younger offenders, separated by less than four years of age from the victim of a certain age, and other requirements. Christopher L. Rabby, P.A. was one of the first firms in Florida to be successful with sex offender registration removal. Please contact Chris Rabby to discuss the specific facts of your case to see if you qualify for relief.
Collateral Issues, Cases and Understanding
There are a great many issues that can arise from an arrest or criminal prosecution, including an Injunction, Divorce, and/or Dependency Case(s). Chris Rabby has experience in these matters and can assist with them. There may also be driver license suspensions, criminal justice system “traps,” employment and professional ramifications, and personal and family relationship deterioration(s). There is always the stress of being involved in litigation.
Representation with Respect
The focus of Attorney Chris Rabby, is representation with respect to and for the individual client, to insure the court sees the real person and to make certain a client is always treated in and out of Court as a person, not a file. The criminal justice system turns a person can into a file. For example, he’s a “cocaine conspiracy,” a “domestic battery,” or a “DUI,” and she’s a “possession with intent.” Due to the high numbers of cases, it is easy for the prosecutor or judge to lose sight of the individual and see the person as the offense for which they are charged. Respect means explaining the charges, evidence, and system to each client, and not just telling a them what they want to hear.
When do you need a Defense Lawyer?
The best time to talk to a defense attorney is often before you might think you need one. Call Chris Rabby before speaking with any investigator.
To someone unfamiliar with the day-to-day workings of our criminal justice system, it can be overwhelming and frightening. A criminal charge will have a huge impact on your life. Small details can often have a big impact on the outcome of your case, and you need an attorney that will fight to protect your rights. At the Law Office of Chris Rabby, we understand this, and never take criminal allegations lightly. We thoroughly investigate every facet of your case, and evaluate every piece of evidence. We present you with our findings and options so that you will be better equipped to make important decisions you face.
Chris Rabby has been helping people navigate their lives through difficult and unfortunate circumstances for more than 20 years. He can help you understand how the issues will change your life and advise you on how to move forward from the experience.
Don’t delay. Contact Christopher L. Rabby, P.A. in Pensacola today.
When your freedom is on the line, choose a Pensacola criminal defense attorney with the experience and dedication to make a difference. Call 850-437-9410 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. With our office conveniently located in downtown Pensacola, Florida, Christopher L. Rabby, stands ready to represent you.