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Law Office of Roger P. Foley, P.A.
Roger Foley

524 South Andrews Avenue, Suite 200N
Fort Lauderdale FL 33301
(954) 467-2946

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Law Office of Roger P. Foley, P.A.


We Don't Judge- We DEFEND!®

Mr. Foley's clients are always first.  They can rely on him to be approachable, responsive, efficient, and effective.

He understands the confusion and embarrassment an arrest can bring and attempts to make his clients as comfortable as possible throughout the case.  He is attorney and counselor to his clients.  He strives to make his client's lives as normal as possible during a stressful and disruptive time.

Please Call: 954 467-2946

The Government possesses a large staff of lawyers, police and agents, sophisticated crime labs and experts, and a huge budget provided by the taxpayers resulting in an inequality of power and material resources in the criminal justice system.   This gives them a tremendous advantage.  Our legal system is based on the premise that "the whole truth" is presented at a trial.   If the accused does not or cannot challenge the government's case by submitting witnesses and other evidence, then the judge and jury will base their verdicts upon whatever evidence the government's prosecutor produced.

Attorney Foley understands this and defends his client's with a zealous fervor.   The firm's strength lies in preparation, investigation, motion practice, and trial presentation.  Mr. Foley is well regarded because he demonstrates the strictest personal and professional ethics.   He provides personalized legal representation to his clients based upon their backgrounds, needs, and objectives, not his own.  He responds promptly to their telephone calls, reports regularly on case developments, and stays on top of changes in the law.

Mr. Foley graduated from University of Alabama with concentrations in Criminology, Chemistry, English, and Spanish.  Mr. Foley earned his Law Degree at the University Of Miami School Of Law.  He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the Broward County Bar Association, Miami-Dade County Bar Association, and Palm Beach County Bar Association.

Mr. Foley is also a member in good standing with the State Bar of Florida and urges you to check with their office if you have any questions about his ethical and professional standards.

If you have been arrested or accused of a crime, you need an experienced trial attorney like Roger P. Foley, who will answer your questions honestly and vigorously defend you.

Contact the Law Office of Roger P. Foley to schedule an initial consultation.   He accepts payment plans and credit cards.

Please Call: 954 467-2946

Regardless of the type of criminal charge you are facing, Mr. Foley's clients receive personal care and attention, along with vigorous and experienced advocacy. When Mr. Foley takes on a case, the client is always first. They can rely on him to be approachable, responsive, efficient and effective.

A skilled criminal defense attorney, he understands the confusion and embarrassment an arrest can bring and attempts to make his clients as comfortable as possible throughout the case. He considers himself an attorney and counselor. He tries to make the lives of his clients as normal as possible during this stressful time.

We all know there is an inequality of power and material resources in the criminal justice system. The government has a large staff of lawyers, police and agents, sophisticated crime labs and experts, and a huge budget provided by the taxpayers. This gives them a tremendous advantage because the legal system is based on the premise that "the whole truth" is that which is presented at the trial. If a defendant cannot challenge the government's case or submit his or her own witnesses, then the jury by default will probably accept as true whatever evidence the prosecutor produces.

The Law Office of Roger P. Foley understands this and defends his client's with a zealous fervor. The firm's strength lies in preparation, investigation, motion practice, and trial presentation.

Mr. Foley is also well regarded because he demonstrates the strictest personal and professional ethics. He provides personalized legal representation to his clients based on their backgrounds, needs and objectives, not his own. He responds promptly to telephone calls, reports regularly on case developments, and stays on top of changes in the law.

When Mr. Foley takes on a case, the client always comes first. Mr. Foley's clients can rely on him to be approachable, responsive, efficient and effective. He also understands the confusion and embarrassment an arrest can bring and attempts to make his clients as comfortable as possible by allowing them to return to their lives while he defends their case every step on the way.

Mr. Foley graduated from University of Alabama. His focus of study was extensively complex; concentrating in Criminology, Chemistry, and Spanish. Mr. Foley graduated from the University Of Miami School Of Law. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Broward County Bar Association and Dade County Bar Association.

If you have been arrested or accused of a crime, you need an experienced trial attorney like Roger P. Foley who will answer your questions honestly and vigorously defend you.

Contact the Law Office of Roger P. Foley to schedule an initial consultation. He accepts payment plans and credit cards.

Mr. Foley is also a member in good standing with the State Bar of Florida and urges you to check with their office if you have any questions about his ethical and professional standards.

Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

        100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

        State of Florida

Education

        University of Alabama at Birmingham
        University of Miami School of Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

        National of Criminal Defense Lawyers
        Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
        Broward Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
        American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
        Broward County Bar Association
        Dade County Bar Association
Please Call: 954 467-2946
 
Biography

Regardless of the type of criminal charge you are facing, Mr. Foley's clients receive personal care and attention, along with vigorous and experienced advocacy. When Mr. Foley takes on a case, the client is always first. They can rely on him to be approachable, responsive, efficient and effective.

A skilled criminal defense attorney, he understands the confusion and embarrassment an arrest can bring and attempts to make his clients as comfortable as possible throughout the case. He considers himself an attorney and counselor. He tries to make the lives of his clients as normal as possible during this stressful time.

We all know there is an inequality of power and material resources in the criminal justice system. The government has a large staff of lawyers, police and agents, sophisticated crime labs and experts, and a huge budget provided by the taxpayers. This gives them a tremendous advantage because the legal system is based on the premise that "the whole truth" is that which is presented at the trial. If a defendant cannot challenge the government's case or submit his or her own witnesses, then the jury by default will probably accept as true whatever evidence the prosecutor produces.

The Law Office of Roger P. Foley understands this and defends his client's with a zealous fervor. The firm's strength lies in preparation, investigation, motion practice, and trial presentation.

Mr. Foley is also well regarded because he demonstrates the strictest personal and professional ethics. He provides personalized legal representation to his clients based on their backgrounds, needs and objectives, not his own. He responds promptly to telephone calls, reports regularly on case developments, and stays on top of changes in the law.

When Mr. Foley takes on a case, the client always comes first. Mr. Foley's clients can rely on him to be approachable, responsive, efficient and effective. He also understands the confusion and embarrassment an arrest can bring and attempts to make his clients as comfortable as possible by allowing them to return to their lives while he defends their case every step on the way.

Mr. Foley graduated from University of Alabama. His focus of study was extensively complex; concentrating in Criminology, Chemistry, and Spanish. Mr. Foley graduated from the University Of Miami School Of Law. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Broward County Bar Association and Dade County Bar Association.

If you have been arrested or accused of a crime, you need an experienced trial attorney like Roger P. Foley who will answer your questions honestly and vigorously defend you.

Contact the Law Office of Roger P. Foley to schedule an initial consultation. He accepts payment plans and credit cards.

Mr. Foley is also a member in good standing with the State Bar of Florida and urges you to check with their office if you have any questions about his ethical and professional standards.

Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

        100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

        State of Florida

Education

        University of Alabama at Birmingham
        University of Miami School of Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

        National of Criminal Defense Lawyers
        Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
        Broward Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
        American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
        Broward County Bar Association
        Dade County Bar Association

Firm

The Law Office of Roger P. Foley, located at 524 South Andrews Ave, Suite 200 North, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, handles Criminal, DUI, Traffic, Sports and Entertainment, Personal Injury, and Family cases exclusively in the counties of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach.

Mr. Foley has built a solid reputation through hard work, desire, and his ability to effectively communicate with his clients.  Mr. Foley spends the time necessary to research, investigate and advocate for his clients. His aggressive defense strategies have served him well, as prosecutors know him to be an attorney with the ability and experience to defend the toughest criminal case.

Do not kid yourself.  Prosecutors are well aware of defense attorneys who are either afraid or unwilling to try cases. A prosecutor with this knowledge has no incentive to negotiate or present you with a reasonable sounding offer to resolve your case. Prosecutors who know Mr. Foley, know that there is a fair chance that their case may end up in trial and that he cannot be easily run over.

Mr. Foley personally works on each and every criminal case and will meet with you personally to discuss the specifics of your case.

Mr. Foley oversees all practice areas handled by the firm.

Please contact our office to schedule an appointment.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

When you or a somebody you know is charged with a crime, it is essential that you have the best representation available. It is not enough to have an experienced attorney who knows the law, you should have an attorney who knows the police, the prosecutor, and all those involved. You need an experienced attorney who knows his way around the local system; one who makes it his business to know the people and the policies that can affect your case. At the Law Office of Roger P. Foley you will get the experience, dedication, and hard-work that you deserve when you hire a Criminal Law Firm.

When you or a somebody you know is charged with a crime local experience can be the difference between freedom or prison. The jails are full of people who will swear they are innocent — don't be one of them.  Hire an attorney who is familiar with the local system-it's more important than you could imagine. 

Contact our office if you or somebody you care about is accused or arrested of any of the following:

Drug Cases
Possession of Drugs
Intent to Sell/Deliver Drugs
Drug Trafficking

Violence Cases
Assault and Battery
Domestic Violence
Attempted Murder
Felony Murder
Restraining Orders/Injunctions
Armed Robbery

Theft Cases
Burglary
Larceny
Grand Theft
Petit Theft/ Shoplifting
Stolen Property

Sex Cases
Assault
Rape
Lewdness
Indecent Exposure
Child Molestation/Child Abuse

Juvenile Cases
Assault and Battery
Drug Use
Sexual Misconduct
Burglary
Sexual Misconduct
Vandalism

Probation Violations

Sealing of Records
Expungments

Bond Reduction Hearings

Bench Warrants
Change of Charge Capias
Open Capias
Failure to Appear at Court

Fraud Crimes
Computer Crimes
Credit Card Fraud
Forgery
Cell Phone Fraud
Bank Fraud
Investment Fraud
Money Laundering
Racketeering (RICO)

Juvenile Law

Juvenile Crimes / Offenses

When a person under the age of 18 is arrested, in Florida, and charged with a crime his/her case is placed in the Juvenile Justice System. The purpose of the Juvenile System is to "increase public safety by reducing juvenile delinquency through effective prevention, intervention and treatment services that strengthen families and turn around the lives of troubled youth." Translation: The Juvenile system provides a separate court system to handle minors who commit crimes.

The main distinction between the Juvenile and Adult Criminal Systems is that the Juvenile Courts are more focused in rehabilitating our youth than punishing them. Additionally, in a Juvenile Court there is no right to a trial by jury. Children who are charged with a crime have no right to bail and can be detained in a juvenile jail for up to 21 days after arrest. If the alleged crime is a serious Felony the minor can be held an additional 9 days. However, the Juvenile Courts work in conjunction with law enforcement, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), Prosecutors, and Defense Attorneys to rehabilitate children who are in trouble with the law. The Juvenile Court will do everything within its power to educate the child and deter the child from future criminal occurrences.

The State's burden of proof in a Juvenile Court is the same as in adult court; the state has the burden to prove, beyond and to the exclusion of any reasonable doubt, that the juvenile committed the offense charged.

The Law Office of Roger P. Foley defends all criminal charges in the juvenile system. If your child is arrested, contact our office immediately. Don't waste time with inexperienced attorneys when your child's future is at stake.

Mr. Foley and his staff are available 24 hours a day to discuss your or your child's specific legal matter. Our office represents children and adult alike through every phase of prosecution whether its pre-arrest investigation or trial. Please feel free to contact Mr. Foley's office if you have questions about our services or if you wish to schedule a free initial consultation.

Questions and Answers for Parents and Minors


Question: What is Juvenile Court?

Answer: Juvenile Courts are assigned juvenile delinquency cases. Juveniles that are charged with crimes are sent to Juvenile Court to be prosecuted.

Question: Who does the court consider to be a juvenile?

Answer: Generally, the court considers minors (those under 18 years of age) to be juveniles and therefore eligible to have their criminal charges prosecuted in a juvenile court.

Question: If my child is alleged to have committed a crime does his/her case automatically go to a juvenile court?

Answer: No! There are circumstances where the State Attorney's Office will file adult charges against your child, even if they are under 18 years of age. The state attorney may prosecute a minor as an adult when the charges are very serious,(Murder, Arson, Rape, etc.) or when a minor has continuous contact with the juvenile system, or when the minor is close to the age of 18. There State Attorney's Office considers many factors when making the decision so it's not automatic that your child will be kept in the juvenile system.

Question: Our family is not from the United States but are currently living here either legally or illegally- if someone in my family is under 18 years of age and charged with a crime will they be treated the same as a U.S. citizen?

Answer: Yes. Non-citizens, illegal and legal immigrants, are treated the same as U.S. citizens. Everybody charged with a crime in the U.S. is entitled to due process. Everyone has rights!

Question: What rights does a minor have in juvenile court? Are they the same as adults in adult court?

Answer: Juveniles have the right to an attorney. They have the right to remain silent and the right not to self incriminate themselves by taking the stand to testify (5th amendment). However, if a juvenile so desires he/she may testify and tell their story. Juveniles have a right to a trial but not a jury trial. The judge in juvenile court is both the Trier of fact and law. There is no jury. They have the right to confront and cross examine witnesses testifying against them and the right to call witnesses on their behalf.

Question: Does the juvenile court use the same standard of proof as adult court?

Answer: Yes. Beyond and to the exclusion of any reasonable doubt is the same standard used in juvenile and adult courts.

Question: If I am walking with friends and stopped by police, do I have to talk to the police?

Answer: Give the police your name and address. If you have ID and it is requested, give it to the police. However, remember anything else you say WILL be used against you. Don't try to explain things as this will usually get you in trouble.

Question: If I am stopped by the police, can they search me or my belongings?

Answer: That depends on the situation; however, if the officer requests your consent to search you have the right to say, "No, I do not consent". I would never recommend that anyone consent to a search. NOTE: If you are arrested, the police are allowed to search you their safety and to inventory your belongings. Remember, you are not allowed to physically resist a police officer. NEVER push, touch, or physically resist an officer as this will usually get you beaten and charged with more serious crimes.

Question: Can my teacher, counselor or school personnel search me or my belongings?

Answer: School officials are not police officers, however, the power of school officials are increasing. Most schools have officers at the school or call police to conduct the search. Remember, you cannot physically resist but can assert your rights by stating, "I do not consent to you searching my belongings or person." If school officials search you belongings illegally then your case may be subject to dismissed regardless of what they find. Your lawyer will be able to discuss the particular facts of your case with you and tell you whether your rights were violated.

Question: Can school personnel lie to me by telling me everything will be okay if I make a statement and then use that statement against me and have me arrested?

Answer: Yes. They can lie. Police can lie. They can say anything they want and they will always hold against you. Never answer questions without your attorney. Many people hear this over and over but when placed in the situation they talk anyway. According, they are arrested, suspended and expelled. DON'T TALK! If you do- you must understand that your statements will be used against you in court.

Question: Do I have a right to have my parents present if police are questioning me?

Answer: Absolutely. It's your right so request it. However, the police do not have to remind you that it's your right. It's your burden to request your lawyer and your parent. The police prefer you speak to you without parents and without lawyers- don't give into the pressure-immediately request your attorney. The moment you request an attorney, the police must stop asking you questions.

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