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Criminal Defense Attorneys in Okaloosa County

Facing Criminal Charges? Our Trusted Team Can Help

Even if you are certain of your innocence, facing the criminal courts is no easy feat. The overwhelming experience of having to defend your character and guiltlessness in front of a judge shouldn’t be taken on alone. The right Okaloosa County criminal defense lawyer will not only produce a plan of action aimed at your success but will ensure your best interests are prioritized above all else. Circumvent the possibility of incarceration and hefty fines, as well as the irreparable damage to your reputation, by enlisting a member of our team at Chesser & Barr, P.A. No matter the severity of your case, rest assured we understand exactly how much is on the line and will tirelessly pursue justice for you.

Our legal advocates will represent you and fight back against various criminal charges, including but not limited to the following:

  • Assault & battery
  • DUI
  • Drug crimes
  • Hit & run accidents
  • Theft, shoplifting, & fraud
  • Traffic tickets & citations
  • Trespassing
  • Sex crimes
  • Juvenile

Misdemeanor vs. Felony Charges in Florida

The state of Florida classifies misdemeanors as 1st and 2nd degree. 1st degree misdemeanors are punishable of up to 1 year in jail, 1 year of probation, and a $1,000 fine. 2nd degree misdemeanors are less extreme and can result in up to 2 months in jail, 6 months of probation, and a $500 fine.

Felony charges are a little more complex as the Florida courts categorize them in 5 ways: felony of the 3rd degree, 2nd degree, 1st degree, life felony, and capital felony. The punishments can range from 1 year to life in prison, significant probation, and hefty fines. In some cases, like drug trafficking, tens of thousands of dollars in fines are mandatory.

Contact Our Experienced & Tenacious Okaloosa County Criminal Defense Attorneys Today

At Chesser & Barr, P.A., advocacy is our priority. Regardless of the details of your situation, we strive to deliver you the most optimal results possible. When you are facing the possibility of paying extreme fines or spending time behind bars, you cannot risk your entire life with meager legal assistance. Enlisting the services of a team you trust is vital in navigating the criminal justice system.

Interested in scheduling an initial evaluation with one of our Okaloosa County criminal defense lawyers? Contact us by calling 850.610.4585.

A History of Proven Legal Advocacy

For decades, the Okaloosa County attorneys at Chesser & Barr, P.A. have been committed to providing clients with results-oriented representation. Our clients come to us when facing sensitive legal issues and they seek cost-effective, practical, and efficient resolutions. Since our firm’s founding, we have always put the rights and interests of our clients first, and this is reflected by our happy clients, proven results, and professional accolades.

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