The Baker Act in Florida allows the court to order mental health treatment for you or a loved one on an outpatient or inpatient basis. In some instances, families need an attorney to secure help for a loved one. You can count on us to help you through these complex proceedings and ensure you or a loved one gets the help you need.
When a former military service person is facing a criminal charge, it may be better to adjudicate the matter through the Veteran’s Court. These proceedings are designed to keep veterans out of prison by dealing with the charges through a diversion program. We can help you if you or a family member needs help navigating the Veteran’s Court system, or if you or a loved one who is a veteran needs help getting a case transferred to this system.
A first-time offense for a drug charge could be a felony or misdemeanor largely dependent upon the location of the arrest, the amount of drugs a person has in their possession, or a prior record. Our goal is to ensure you or your loved one has an opportunity to participate in a diversion program which could mean no jail time and no long-term criminal record. Contact us immediately if you are facing a drug charge, or if a loved one has been charged with a drug crime and let us help.
Probation violations in Florida must be taken seriously. Any violation could mean the offender must report back to jail and receive a much more punitive sentence.
If you or a loved one is facing a violation of probation for a felony or misdemeanor, need help navigating alternative courts, or help with mental health, veteran’s, or drug diversion programs, in Naples, Marco Island, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, or Punta Gorda contact the Law Offices of Cavanaugh & Cavanaugh, P.A. for help. We are here to ensure you understand your options and potential solutions to some of the most challenging problems you will face.