Criminal Defense

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 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.

We focus our efforts on reducing your sentence, mitigating any consequences you face, or getting your charges dropped altogether. No matter the severity of your case, rest assured that Chesser & Barr, P.A. understands exactly how much is on the line. We will tirelessly pursue justice for you.

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

  • Assault & battery
  • Sex crimes
  • DUI
  • Drug sales
  • Drug possession
  • Hit & run accidents
  • Theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Fraud
  • Burglary
  • Trespassing
  • Juvenile crimes

Misdemeanor vs. Felony Charges in Florida

The state of Florida classifies misdemeanors as 1st and 2nd degree. 1st degree misdemeanors are punishable by 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 five ways: capital, life, 1st degree, 2nd degree, and 3rd degree. 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, 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.


  • Our Promise

    We make sure you don't lose sleep- you have our permission to leave your worries at the door.

  • Our Delivery

    We represent clients in various levels of court and focus on obtaining a favorable outcome.

  • Our Execution

    We prepare every case thoroughly and diligently to ensure the most cost-conscious results.

  • Our Focus

    We help clients stay centered on practical solutions while offering superior legal representation.

  • Our Service

    We help people navigate difficult situations so they have a caring, diligent advocate.

  • Our Approach

    We approach problems reasonably and with a mindset of achieving an effective and efficient resolution.