Rick has helped me over the years since 2001. Regarding the cases he has represented me, he has always been fair and was able to mediate exceptionally well. I personally would only seek counsel from Mr. Hutchinson because we have established a working relationship over 14 years. I recommend his services highly.
West Palm Beach, FL
Criminal Justice Attorney With Over 40 Years of Combined Criminal Defense Experience
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With a top criminal defense lawyer by your side, you can fight the charges that have been filed against you.
Facing the criminal justice system can be a frightening and life-changing experience, whether it’s your first time in trouble with the law or a subsequent arrest. At The Law Offices of Hutchinson and Huffman, our criminal defense lawyers believe that each and every client deserves a strong defense, coordinated by an experienced legal team.
A conviction in the criminal courts can lead to lifelong consequences that may interfere with your ability to get a job, rent an apartment, enroll in university classes and live a fulfilling, happy life. Our West Palm Beach lawyers represent clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges. Our goal is to help you find justice, while minimizing any penalties that you may face, including fines, probation and jail time.
A DUI arrest can happen to virtually anyone. One moment you’re enjoying dinner with friends and the next, you’re in handcuffs, being booked for and accused of drunk driving. What’s more, you don’t need to drink to get arrested for driving under the influence. A driving under influence may also involve illicit drugs and even prescription medications, taken just as the doctor ordered. Seniors are often targeted for this type of arrest, causing extreme distress to an honest, law abiding citizen.
A DUI conviction can result in the loss of your driving privileges, making it impossible to earn an income and care for your family. You could also face steep fines and even jail time, particularly if someone was seriously injured or killed in a traffic accident. And this says nothing of the embarrassment you may experience. But there is help. Trust an experienced DUI defense lawyer who will offer sound legal advice, while fighting for your interests and protecting your rights.
The State of Florida has some of the strictest drug laws in the United States, making a narcotic arrest all the more frightening. Good, hardworking people can struggle with the perils of addiction, while others may find themselves involved in a bad situation that rapidly spirals out of control.
Regardless of what circumstances led to your arrest, our experienced West Palm Beach drug lawyers are committed to defending your case and offering world-class representation as we strive to defend those accused of drug offenses, while working to minimize any adverse effects. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can handle both misdemeanor criminal cases and felony narcotic crimes, from simple possession, to possession with intent to distribute, trafficking and beyond.
A theft crime arrest can lead to intense embarrassment and shame. A conviction can result in a fine, probation or jail time. You could also face challenges when renting a home, enrolling in a university or even applying for a job – especially one that places you in a position of trust. A theft conviction can haunt you for decades to come.
A diverse array of people are arrested for theft crimes. Many have never been involved with the law before, making the situation even more distressing. A top West Palm Beach defense attorney will defend your case in a strategic, aggressive manner, working to bring about the best possible outcome.
Few things can be more harmful to ones reputation and stigmatizing than an unlawful intercourse offense arrest and conviction. Sexual misconduct spans a broad spectrum from sexual battery and rape, to lewd and lascivious conduct or unlawful sex with a minor. A sexual misconduct conviction can result in serious challenges when trying to get a job, rent a home and living a fulfilling, productive life. And in addition to a very troublesome “black mark” on your record, you could find yourself required to register as a sex offender.
A sex crime conviction can have extreme consequences, particularly for offenses that are also considered a violent crime. This only highlights the importance of trusting your defense to an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can devise a strategic approach to defend your case and fight for your freedom.
White collar crimes are non-violent crimes, typically with a financial motivation. White collar crimes often involve individuals in a position of power or authority, including business professionals and government officials, amongst others. There are even cases where a business or political opponent may conspire to make another person appear guilty of a crime.
A conviction on a white collar crime can destroy your career and your reputation within the community, causing tremendous embarrassment. And that says nothing of the criminal penalties, which can include fines, restitution, probation and even jail time. One thing is certain: you need an experienced defense lawyer who can work hard to protect your interests. That’s precisely what we provide here at The Law Offices of Hutchinson and Huffman.
A domestic violence arrest involving family members can be a very trying experience for all involved. Many domestic violence cases lack an objective, third party witness, resulting in a he said-she said situation. Many who are arrested for an act of household brutality have never been in trouble with the law before, so it’s not uncommon for our clients to be not only embarrassed, but also frightened and uncertain of what to expect.
Domestic Violence cases tend to carry harsher penalties than a comparable assault and battery incident involving a stranger. This underscores the importance of hiring an experienced assault and battery lawyer who is familiar with the challenges that this type of case can involve. That’s precisely why clients turn to the experienced legal team at The Law Offices of Hutchinson and Huffman.