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Violent Crimes / Firearms

Criminal charges involving violence are among the most harshly penalized offenses in the State of Florida. Particularly, if you are charged with possession or use of a firearm during the commission of a forcible felony, you will be facing Florida’s harsh 10-20-Life law. What’s more, if this is not your first offense, you may be facing an additional long minimum mandatory prison sentence (as a Prison Releasee Reoffender or Habitual Offender); you may even be transferred into the infamous Repeat Offender Court or “ROC” Court. Whether you have been charged with a minor violent crime or the most serious, it is crucial that you contact a criminal defense attorney with the knowledge and experience necessary to best defend you. Jessica knows that your freedom is paramount and she has a track record of success at defending individuals charged with these sort of crimes. Jessica always strives for the absolute best result for each client; recent results include having the charges dropped and case dismissed, Not Guilty verdicts after trial and extraordinary plea bargains.

There are many possible consequences of a conviction for a violent crime in Florida, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Jail or prison sentence — up to life in prison for some offenses
  • Death penalty in very serious cases
  • Expensive criminal fines and court fees
  • House arrest or probation that requires monthly reports, community service hours, as well as classes
  • Permanent felony record and the stigma of being branded as a violent offender
  • Loss of custody of your children or your visitation rights
  • Loss or denial of your professional license that enables you to work in your chosen career
  • Loss of your immigration visa or green card, denial of your citizenship application, or deportation if you’re a non-citizen

The sooner you hire the right criminal defense attorney, the sooner you will have someone fighting for you- you may even be able to avoid being formally charged, despite the fact that you were arrested for a particular crime. But it’s important to realize that even if you’ve already been charged, it’s never a forgone conclusion that you will be convicted. A skilled criminal defense attorney can provide you with the expertise you need for a strong defense that will provide you with the best result in your case.
Florida criminal defense attorney Jessica Mishali has the skill and commitment to help you with your Florida criminal charge. She has extensive trial and motion experience and welcomes the opportunity to put forth an aggressive defense for you. Jessica does not shy away from Affirmative defenses, including Self Defense/Stand Your Ground and Entrapment; you need an attorney with the experience and legal knowledge to make sure that your rights are protected. In this age of increasing government intrusion into our private matters, you need an attorney who will not be intimidated by the immense power of the State and Federal authorities and will thoroughly probe into their actions and motivations. Jessica has experience in defending individuals who were located by law enforcement through the use of a cell site simulator or “stingray” or “triggerfish” device. These tracking devices may violate your 4th Amendment right to privacy. The government may attempt to hide their use of these devices, but Jessica will get to the bottom of it. This information may lead to the suppression of significant State evidence, and a better result for you. Jessica also has extensive experience dealing with the State trying to prove that an accused person was at the scene of a crime using their cell phone records. The right attorney and the right expert can show a jury that this nothing but junk science.

Jessica Mishali accepts cases including all types of Violent Crime, including:

  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Attempted Murder
  • Battery
  • Aggravated Battery
  • Assault
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Robbery
  • Robbery with a Firearm
  • Home Invasion
  • Armed Burglary
  • Kidnapping
  • Carjacking
  • Domestic Violence

If you’ve been charged with a violent crime in the state of Florida, contact Jessica Mishali at (561) 833-2772 for a compassionate and aggressive criminal defense. She understands how devastating a serious criminal charge can be and will fight to get the best possible result for your case.

Client Reviews

Mishali is a great lawyer I counted on her with my liberty at stake so she fought for me & pulled through. She will contact you before court dates to make sure you appear, Always be on time, And has a terrific personality. I would highly recommend this lawyer, If I was able to rate her 10 stars I...


Jessica is so great at what she does. She is very dedicated and efficient. I don't know what I would've done with her. I highly recommend her for any service needed.


I hired Jessica Mishali to represent me. She did a phenomenal job for me. She is very talented and creative and goes above and beyond for me and I'm very confident she will do for all her future clients. She delivers results!!


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