Florida Crime Rates Have Dropped

According to a recent study done by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, crimes almost all the way across the board have declined in comparison to the first six months in 2009.The biggest drop was seen in car theft, which saw a 17% decline, although robbery, rape, aggravated assault, burglary, and larceny all saw a significant decline.

The only area of the crime that saw an incline instead was murder which went up 3.6% since the last year.

If you or a loved one have been one of those who have been accused of a crime in Florida, no matter the situation, you should not waste time in contacting a Tampa criminal defense lawyer as quickly as you can. By working with a criminal defense attorney at Thomas & Paulk, you can give yourself the edge you need in combating the charges held against you.

Too often the innocent are accused of a crime simply based on false assumptions or faulty police work, and they must be saddled with the ramifications for the rest of their life. You, however, do not have to live your life in such a manner. By working with an attorney you trust, you can take the steps necessary towards a bright future.