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 take on the legal system and defend your character in front of a judge shouldn’t be taken on alone. In these times, it's important to find the right criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights.
Our 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 criminal case, rest assured that Chesser & Barr, P.A. understands exactly how much is on the line. Our criminal law attorneys will tirelessly pursue justice for you.
If you need a defense attorney in Okaloosa County, don't wait. Reach out to our law firm today at 850.610.4585.
Criminal Cases We Represent
Our legal advocates will represent you and fight back against various criminal charges. We have years of experience handling cases including, but not limited to:
- Assault & battery
- Sex crimes
- Drug sales
- Drug possession
- Hit & run accidents
- Juvenile crimes
Misdemeanor vs. Felony Charges in Florida
Criminal offenses can be charged and penalized differently according to state law. 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.
No matter what type of charge you are facing, our criminal lawyers are prepared to defend you. We can work with you to lessen or even dismiss your charges.
Contact Our Experienced & Tenacious Criminal Defense Lawyers 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.
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