Criminal Defense

Nobody ever expects to be arrested, so when it happens it can be an overwhelming experience.  That is why it is important to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can make sure that your freedom is protected.  Mr. Janousek is trained to handle every aspect of your case including police interrogations, first appearance, bond hearings, arraignment, pre-trial conferences, motions to dismiss and suppress, plea negotiations, and trials.

Many people who are arrested do not know their rights.  That is why it is crucial to immediately request a lawyer whenever the police begin to question you.  Any statements you make could mean the difference between whether or not you are arrested.  Remember, if the police have enough to arrest you, then they do not need your statement; but, if they do not have enough to arrest you then your statement may be what lands you in jail. Additionally, never give an officer consent to search your person, your car, or your home.  If an officer threatens to get a warrant then make him.  If he tells you he is going to search anyway then make it clear that you are not giving your consent.  You have rights, so make sure you use them.

If you have been arrested call today for a free consult for your criminal case.  James Janousek is a criminal defense lawyer experienced in handling all types of criminal cases, including:

  • DUI
  • Traffic Offenses
  • Theft
  • Drug Possession, Sale, and Trafficking
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Molestation
  • Child Abuse
  • Assault and Battery
  • Domestic Violence
  • Firearm and Weapon Offenses
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Computer Related Crimes
  • Tampering With Evidence
  • White Collar Crimes


If you have been charged with a Violation of Probation in Florida call the Law Office of James Janousek, P.A. today.  With a violation of probation it is more important than ever to contact an experienced attorney.  Some violations of probation will result in a simple reinstatement to your probation, while other violations can cost you years in prison.

The Law Office of James Janousek can help protect your freedom when faced with a violation of probation.  Mr. Janousek will walk with you through every step of the VOP process.  A violation of probation is very different from a standard criminal case.  A person is not entitled to a bond on a VOP.  There is no right to a trial by jury.  Hearsay is admissible.  The burden of proof is "preponderance of the evidence," meaning it takes less evidence to be found guilty on a VOP than it does at trial.  And, if you are found in violation then the Judge is permitted to sentence you up to the maximum penalty that your original charges carried.

The rules are more lax and the stakes are higher.  Call the Law Office of James Janousek, P.A. today to discuss your violation of probation.

 Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure