We’re Monitoring COVID-19 & Here to HelpPublished: Mar 19, 2020 by Erika Valcarcel
To Our Valued Clients and Those Looking for Answers,
COVID-19 has impacted the lives of many in and around Sarasota, Florida. As the situation continues to evolve, Erika Valcarcel, Criminal Defense Lawyer, P.A. wants to reassure our clients and community that we are taking this situation seriously, and putting safety measures in place that prioritize the health and well-being of our clients and staff. We also want to ensure you get the answers and consummate legal guidance you expect from your trusted attorney.
As a firm, we are carefully monitoring and adhering to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Florida Health Department, other government agency guidance, and staying abreast of any changes or updates.
Attorney Valcarcel and our staff have been advised on the practical measures to help stem the tide of COVID-19, including regular hand washing, the use of hand sanitizer, frequently disinfecting commonly touched areas, and social distancing whenever possible. This involves limited in-person meetings, phone conferences, and communicating via phone and e-mail.
We’re Available & Working
Attorney Valcarcel is fully operational and working hard to address your needs and questions. Erika is happy to provide assistance to current and prospective clients, and is pursuing cases to the fullest extent possible. While our firm is reducing in-person meetings, we have access to all pending cases and actively working to resolve cases favorably.
Attorney Valcarcel Will Keep You Informed
Communication with clients is key during the pendency of all cases and especially now. Attorney Valcarcel is closely monitoring all client deadlines, court closures, and will continue to keep you updated.
Court dates may be moved and rescheduled depending on the court’s availability. Attorney Valcarcel will notify clients of any changes and if their presence is mandatory or waived.
If the situation continues to progress, we will explore all available options to provide you with the best possible representation. This may include using video depositions and testimony, e-document filing, and other tools should the need arise.
Florida Court Closures
The Florida court situation remains fluid with closures and cancelations varying by county and jurisdiction. Helpful information about the court’s guidelines and protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here.
You Can Always Reach Us
We take your rights very seriously. Your case and the dedicated service Attorney Valcarcel provides will not be interrupted despite this uniquely challenging time. We appreciate your patience and we will continue to bring you updates.
Erika is speaking with clients as needed by phone and taking consultations for those seeking our services once everything is running normally.
Attorney Erika Valcarcel remains available at (941) 363-7900.
We’re All In this Together
We hope that you and your families are safe and healthy. Thank you for your patience and flexibility. We truly appreciate your choice in deciding to work with an attorney who will stand by you no matter what. We look forward to continuing to work together to resolve your current and future legal issues.