Welcome To The
Law Office of Eric H. Clayman, P.A
Call the Law Office of Eric H. Clayman, P.A., for a free consultation. The consultation can take place in our office, over the phone or by video conference.
24/7 Criminal Defense
Eric Clayman is a criminal defense attorney who only practices defense work. Mr. Clayman practices in both State and Federal Court. His many years of criminal defense practice is predicated on his work history, working at the State Attorney’s Office and as a former police officer. As an officer, Mr. Clayman worked as a DUI investigator, narcotics investigator, worked street crimes, auto theft and served high risk felony warrants. Mr. Clayman is highly accessible to his clients, day or night. He works with his clients and their families to achieve the best possible results for his client. He practices aggressively while making certain his clients have a voice in their own defense.
Representation Takes Place in 5 Phases
Identifying the crimes actually charged and their penalties.
Discussing the actual elements of the crimes charged and what the State of Florida needs to do to actually prove them. REMEMBER, the burden of proof is on the State. The accused is not required to do anything. (In this last sentence, it should say “The accused is not required to prove anything.”
We will analyze and discuss the paperwork filed by law enforcement that is immediately available. This consists of probable cause affidavits, police reports and supplemental narratives. At this time we will analyze whether or not defensive motions can be filed on your case.
Examples of these motions are motions to suppress evidence, motions to suppress the actual arrest and motions to dismiss the charge filed against you. These are some examples, however there are many more substantive motions that can and will be filed on your behalf.
We will then discuss possible defenses to your case. This includes acquiring defense witnesses, using highly skilled investigators and expert witnesses to support particular defense theories.
Look into your individual history to see if there are issues regarding substance abuse, mental health infirmities such as depression, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, etc. If these issues are present this enables one of two things:
The possibility to take your case out of its assigned division to enter into therapeutic based court programs; or to provide a downward departure. This is a technical way of saying that if you score prison and the State Attorney is not willing to waive the guidelines and offer a probationary sentence, we can present your case for mitigation to the assigned Judge and acquire a below guidelines sentence. Often times this results in probation when it otherwise seems hopeless.
Engage is discovery on your behalf. This is comprised of taking depositions (the letter S needs to be added) of all of the State’s listed witnesses. Once complete, motions are routinely filed in an effort to both exclude evidence obtained against you which is often times gathered in violation of your Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights. This often times results in your case being dismissed or your charges being down-filed to a less severe offense, which ultimately results in lesser sanctions for you, the Defendant, if any at all.