Van Elswyk Law provides aggressive criminal defense strategies to clients in Sarasota, Bradenton, and throughout the Gulf Coast area. Being accused of a crime can turn your world upside down. Brice Van Elswyk is here to protect your rights, freedom, and future.

From DUI and assault and battery to drug crimes and juvenile offenses, criminal defense attorney Van Elswyk works to achieve positive outcomes. When your freedom and future are on the line, turn to Van Elswyk Law. Contact our experienced criminal defense lawyer today to schedule an appointment to discuss your case. 

Why You Need a Sarasota Criminal Defense Attorney

Working with a seasoned criminal defense attorney can mean the difference between your freedom and jail time. Brice Van Elswyk brings to bear comprehensive knowledge of Florida criminal law, extensive trial experience, and a proven track record of success. 

Van Elswyk Law has litigated and represented the accused against all types of criminal charges, such as:

Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, trust Van Elswyk Law to provide aggressive representation when you need it most. Although prosecutors have an unfair advantage, they know Brice Van Elswyk is well-versed in all aspects of criminal defense and a formidable opponent. He taught domestic violence prosecution circuit wide – Sarasota, Manatee, and DeSoto County – as well as at the state level for the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association (FPAA). Above all, Brice knows how to level the playing field and will fight to protect your rights. 

Sarasota Misdemeanor Defense

Misdemeanors of the first degree carry a maximum penalty of one year in county jail while misdemeanors of the second degree carry a maximum penalty of 60 days. Examples include simple assault, DUI (first offense), and petite larceny (shoplifting). Although the penalties for misdemeanor offenses are less severe than felonies, a misdemeanor conviction will leave you with a permanent criminal record and damage your reputation. The best way to protect your freedom and future is to work with an experienced Sarasota criminal defense lawyer.

Sarasota Felony Defense

Felony offenses in Florida carry significant penalties, including imprisonment, fines, and probation. Brice Van Elswyk has successfully litigated charges ranging from felony DUI to life and capital felonies. Regardless of the charges against you, Van Elswyk Law will carefully weigh the evidence, choose the best line of defense, and work to help you avoid a lengthy prison sentence. 

Juvenile Crimes Defense

Van Elswyk Law regularly handles juvenile offenses, including drug possession, theft crimes, DUI, and other alcohol-related offenses. You can depend on Brice to provide trustworthy advice and work to protect your child’s future. 

Developing a Criminal Defense Strategy

A successful criminal defense strategy depends on a thorough investigation and preparation. Attorney Van Elswyk will obtain and review a copy of all the evidence to understand the facts and determine whether law enforcement made mistakes. 

Suppose the police failed to Mirandize you, obtained evidence without a valid search warrant, or coerced you to confess. It may be possible to suppress the evidence, which could lead to a dismissal. In addition, Van Elswyk Law regularly collaborates with private investigators and forensic experts to collect and evaluate evidence and challenge the accuracy of lab results and scientific evidence gathered by law enforcement.

Ultimately, the best defense is an alibi – verification that you were not at the scene when the alleged crime occurred. Brice will identify potential witnesses who can testify on your behalf and obtain video surveillance, GPS data, and other evidence to support your claim.

On the other hand, it may be possible to prove that you lacked the requisite criminal intent to commit the crime or that you acted in self-defense – common defenses against assault charges. 

Above all, Van Elswyk Law will work to win an acquittal but also consider options in your best interests. You can depend on Brice to be upfront about the case against you and help you make informed decisions about how to proceed. 

Why Choose Van Elswyk Law?

Being charged with a crime does not mean you will be convicted, as long as you have an aggressive defense attorney in your corner. Brice Van Elswyk has a well-earned reputation as a dedicated advocate and tough-minded attorney. He will represent you at the arraignment, your first court appearance when charges are formally entered, and work to secure your release so you can fully participate in your defense. 

Backed by extensive trial experience, he has an impressive record of achieving acquittals, dismissals, and reduced charges and penalties. But you must act quickly to protect your rights. Prosecutors have a head start in conducting criminal investigations and vast resources at their disposal. Now is the time to call Van Elswyk Law. 

Contact Our Experienced Sarasota Criminal Defense Attorney

Being accused of a crime is frightening. Don’t go it alone. Contact Van Elswyk Law today for a confidential consultation with our criminal defense lawyer.

Van Elswyk Law helps people with criminal matters in Sarasota, Bradenton, Charlotte County, Hillsborough County, and Manatee County.