Criminal Area


Representation against Felony and Misdemeanor charges

Whether the investigation or arrest involves white-collar crime, drug sales, or shoplifting, you have a constitutional right to an attorney. At Koberlein Law Offices ("KLO"), Fred Koberlein and Byron Flagg are each experienced in criminal defense. Fred began his career as a criminal defense attorney and Byron began his career as a criminal prosecuting attorney. Together, Fred and Byron have handled thousands of criminal matters, including every degree of misdemeanor and felony offenses.

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.  Koberlein Law Offices frequently represents 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

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. Koberlein Law Offices frequently represents 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 a DUI attorney in Lake City and Gainesville, KLO 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 the law firm online or by calling 386.269.9802 for Lake City or 352.519.4357 for Gainesville.

Koberlein Law Offices regularly appears in criminal trial Courts representing defendants and the accused in Lake City, Columbia County; Gainesville, Alachua County, and around, 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.  Koberlein Law Offices has the skill and determination to mount a solid defense on your behalf, with the goal of a dismissal or acquittal.

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.