Escobar & Associates - Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer


Escobar and Associates Attorneys at Law remains open during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Legal services are defined as “essential” within the Stay at Home Order executed by Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis. We remain committed to providing uninterrupted legal services to all clients. We also remain dedicated to the health and safety of our clients and staff. Within the office, our firm has already implemented protocols to keep clients and staff safe during this crisis. We understand as criminal defense attorneys how crucial it is for our attorneys and staff to remain available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide legal services for clients in need.

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Psychological Treatment As Mitigation Of Charges In Florida

At Escobar & Associates, our Tampa-based law firm has earned a strong reputation for successfully defending people against all types of criminal allegations. Our first goal in every case is to seek dismissal of the charges or an acquittal. We also recognize that in certain cases, conditions such as bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and other mental illnesses may hinder an individual’s judgment and thought processes. Individuals suffering from mental conditions often can benefit greatly from psychological treatment.

Seeking The Reduction Of Criminal Charges Or Mitigation Of Sentences

While treatment often helps from a mental health standpoint, psychological treatment can also lead to mitigation of charges. Under Florida law, if you need “specialized treatment for a mental disorder that is unrelated to substance abuse or addiction or for a physical disability” and you are willing to be treated, you may be eligible for a lesser sentence. Moreover, a serious mental condition could be evidence that an individual lacked the necessary intent. Without a showing of intent, the state will not be able to prove its case.

Our attorneys regularly work with leading experts in their fields to determine and understand our clients’ overall mental health. The role these experts play is twofold. First, they can be instrumental in identifying treatment options. Second, they can testify as to why your mental condition is a mitigating factor in your case. At Escobar & Associates, our lawyers will examine every option in your defense and will be relentless in our pursuit of justice for you.

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