Florida is a popular travel destination and sometimes people get arrested while on vacation. If you live in another country and have been arrested for a misdemeanor or felony in Florida, you need to hire an attorney. One of the best benefits of hiring your own private attorney is that most times, your presence in court can be waived. If you do not have a lawyer, you will be required to attend all of your court hearings which can result in several thousands of dollars worth of airfare and hotel stays. An Attorney can make sure that you do not have to go to court, and can even resolve most types of cases without you having to ever go to court or returning to the United States.