Your Rights And the Criminal Justice System
My name is Peter Aiken. I am a criminal defense attorney with the firm of Aiken, O’Halloran & Foley in Fort Myers, Florida. I believe it is important for you to know about your rights and the criminal justice system, including information about:
I will give you an overview of the criminal justice system and some of your basic rights in the state courts in Lee, Charlotte and Sarasota counties. The laws in other states are different, and there are also substantial differences between state and federal prosecutions. Since most criminal prosecutions occur in the state court system, I will address your constitutional protections and your procedural rights in the circuit and county courts of Florida.