Representing Women, Healthcare Providers, and any Individuals charged with a Crime under HB 167, Florida’s 15-week abortion ban
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The recent overturning of Roe vs. Wade has sent political shockwaves through the United States, leaving millions of American women concerned about their access to potentially lifesaving medical procedures. For women in Florida, the results could be devastating.
The team at Prya Murad Law, PLLC, is dedicated to defending women who seek health care services in good faith, and we understand the emotional stress of any women’s health care-related criminal case can be exceptionally challenging for anyone to manage. We know that there are many opinions among the public regarding recent changes to health care laws at the state and federal levels, and our firm remains committed to preserving the rights of our clients to seek the health care they need when they need it.
If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges for seeking women’s health care services in Florida, including banned abortion procedures, our team is ready to assist with your defense. No one should be prosecuted for seeking basic health care, which could be considered a human rights issue. Attorney Prya Murad has years of professional experience providing Florida area clients with aggressive criminal defense representation, and our team is ready to put this experience to work in your case.
Florida recently enacted a 15-week ban on abortion, effectively outlawing abortion of any kind after 15 weeks of gestation. The only exceptions to this new law are cases in which a pregnant mother requires an abortion to save her life, when a fetus has a fatal abnormality, or to prevent a serious injury. The new law does not provide exceptions for abortions sought in response to rape, incest, or human trafficking.
Individuals charged with violation of the new abortion ban can potentially face up to five years in prison. If a health care professional is charged with a violation of the abortion ban, they face a $10,000 fine per violation and could lose their medical license.
Newly enacted laws always linger in a legal gray area for some time until the law is refined to account for as many eventualities as possible. This means success with any women’s health care-related criminal case may require careful and thoughtful interpretation of relevant statutes, highlighting inconsistencies in the application of Florida criminal codes, or presenting compelling evidence of extenuating circumstances that prove a clear need for medically critical services.
It’s possible for someone to face conviction under the newly enacted law without realizing they have done anything contrary to the legal statute. It is also possible for someone to face a false accusation of violating the new abortion ban, leading to very complex proceedings. Whatever your case may entail, the team at Prya Murad Law, PLLC, is ready to assist you in any legal proceedings you face in response to your seeking necessary health care services in the Florida area with dedication and compassion for your situation.
Attorney Prya Murad has extensive experience representing many defendants, including professional health care workers like doctors, nurses, and specialists. A health care provider has a professional obligation to prevent harm to their patients, and they take an oath to do no harm. When a doctor believes an abortion or other banned women’s health care procedure is essential for the health and safety of their patient, following through with the treatment they deem necessary could amount to a criminal offense under newly enacted Florida laws.
Our team is prepared to provide robust criminal defense to any health care professional who provides their patient with medically necessary health care services, even if they technically fall into a legal gray area at present. We keep careful track of all new case law relevant to newly enacted abortion bans throughout the United States and are prepared to leverage relevant case law on behalf of our clients.
If you or a loved one now faces criminal charges for seeking and/or securing a banned abortion or other medical procedure, our firm is prepared to defend you at trial. Even if you technically violated newly enacted Florida laws, you could still present a compelling defense with the help of an experienced Florida women’s health care defense attorney.
Attorney Prya Murad takes time to learn each client’s story, identifying the key challenges and opportunities they face in their proceedings. Every case is unique, and our firm will provide the comprehensive and compassionate counsel and support you need to feel more confident in your current circumstances.
It’s important to note that under these new laws in Florida, it’s possible for someone to face criminal prosecution simply for helping a friend or loved one seek and/or secure banned medical procedures. For example, if a parent drives their child to what is technically an illegal abortion, the parent could also face prosecution. Our firm provides tailored legal strategies that meet the demands of each unique case we handle.
The new laws enacted in Florida and other states throughout the country have been incredibly difficult for many women, and strong legal advocacy is essential for any woman facing criminal charges simply for seeking the health care services she needs. Attorney Prya Murad has extensive professional experience in a wide range of criminal cases and excels at difficult litigation. Your case is likely to require extensive courtroom proceedings as your defense and the prosecution argue the finer points of the facts in play.
When you have experienced legal counsel on your side, you will be best prepared to meet the unique challenges your case presents. The team at Prya Murad Law, PLLC, specializes in client-focused defense counsel, especially in emotionally challenging cases like women’s health care-related charges. If you are ready to discuss your legal options with a Florida women’s health care attorney you can trust, contact Prya Murad Law, PLLC, today and schedule a consultation with our team.