Criminal Area


Representation against Felony and Misdemeanor charges

Our criminal defense attorneys include a former Judge and prosecutor and a lifetime criminal defense attorney. Together, the two have handled thousands of criminal matters, including every degree of misdemeanor and felony offense. They make a tremendous team and have achieved outstanding results for our clients (see results here) and they have received many awards and accolades from other attorneys and judges. 

representation against drug charges

Penalties for drug charges in Florida can range from a first-degree misdemeanor charge with fines up to $1,000 and up to one year in jail or up to 25 years in prison and a $500,000 fine for a charge of trafficking 28 grams to 30 kilograms of Oxycodone.  These are serious charges that can carry penalties even beyond fines and prison terms: They can include loss of driver's license and loss of a professional license or job — and for students a conviction can mean loss of or inability to receive federal student loans.  We frequently represent individuals charged with the following:

  • Possession of marijuana
  • Drug sales
  • Cultivation of marijuana
  • Scheduled narcotics violations
  • Drug distribution
  • Illegal substances transportation
  • Distribution of drugs on school property
  • Possession with intent to sell
  • Drug manufacturing
  • Fraudulently obtaining prescription drugs
  • Drug trafficking
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Traffic violations and DUI attorneys

representation against traffic and DUI charges Resulting in Higher Car Insurance Rates

While a single speeding ticket is generally a civil, not a criminal, offense, it will add points to your record — and increase the cost of your automobile insurance — and is probably worth fighting. We frequently represent individuals charged with the following:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Driving with a suspended license
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving with a revoked license
  • Vehicular manslaughter

These are serious charges with equally serious penalties, including loss of driving privileges, steep fines, and prison sentences.  Law enforcement efforts have been stepped up to get drunk drivers off the streets, and as some of the best DUI attorneys in North Florida, we will aggressively fight the charges against you.  Whether you are a Florida resident, a student or a tourist who has been stopped for a traffic violation, get immediate help for a criminal traffic violation by contacting us online or by calling us at one of our locations: 386.269.9802 for Lake City or 352.519.4357 for Gainesville or 386.516.2626 for Live Oak.

We regularly appear in criminal trial Courts representing defendants and the accused in North Florida, including:

  • Lake City, Columbia County;
  • Gainesville, Alachua County,
  • Live Oak, Suwannee County;
  • Jasper, Hamilton County;
  • Mayo, Lafayette County;
  • Madison, Madison County;
  • Macclenny, Baker County; and
  • Trenton, Gilchrist County.  

representation against theft and shoplifting charges

In Florida, theft, shoplifting and similar offenses — up to and including fraud, burglary and money laundering — are considered “crimes of dishonesty.”  While the theft of items valued under $500 is considered a misdemeanor, the courts take it seriously.  So will any potential employer, who may and often will deny you a job because of the charge.   Our attorneys are among the best criminal defense attorneys in North Florida and we have the skill and determination to mount a solid defense on your behalf, with the goal of a dismissal or acquittal.  See what others have to say about our law firm

Don't Go Into The Courtroom Alone

Whether it's a personal injury case, a criminal case, or an administrative dealing with the government, you will want a dedicated attorney at your side. We take each case very seriously, and we are dedicated to getting our clients the success they deserve.