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Justina C.J. Turner

undefinedOkaloosa County Criminal Defense Attorney

Justina C.J. Turner is an experienced criminal defense attorney. She has over six years experience in the First Judicial Circuit, having practiced before judges in Walton, Okaloosa, and Santa Rosa counties. Justina has successfully defended a wide variety of charges ranging from DUI to manslaughter. Her aggressive litigation also includes the following:

  • Domestic violence crimes (assault, battery, violation of injunction)
  • Property crimes (theft, trespass, burglary, criminal mischief, dealing in stolen property)
  • Drug crimes (drug possession, sale, manufacturing, trafficking)
  • Other (contracting without a license; violation of probation, fraud)

Justina has passion defending the Constitution and protecting her client's due process rights. She believes that if an accused does not actively exercise their due process rights, those rights become endangered for us all. Justina will work tirelessly to ensure her client's rights are respected during all criminal proceedings.

Facing criminal charges is a stressful circumstance. Justina stands by her client's side and ensures her client knows what is happening every step of the way, from arraignment and bond hearings, through pretrial motion argument, any and all plea negotiations, and most importantly, the jury trial.

  • Areas of practice:
  • Criminal Defense

Bar admissions:

  • Florida, 2012.


  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville FLJuris Doctor
    • AUG. 2009 - MAY 2012
      • Advanced Research, Writing, and Drafting Certificate.
      • The Federalist Society, Chapter President 2011-2012.
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst MABachelor of Arts
    • JAN. 2002 – FEB. 2006
      • Student Government Association, Senator.
      • Division I College Rowing.

Professional associations and memberships:

  • Florida Bar Association, 2012-present.

Past Employment:

  • Public Defender’s Office, Crestview FL —Assistant Public Defender
  • Office of the Public Defender, Great Falls MT — Intern
  • and, Portland OR — Editorial Assistant

Learn more about how Justina C.J. Turner​ can help you when you call 850.610.4585 to schedule a consultation at Chesser & Barr, P.A. today.

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