Mary Esther, Florida Criminal Lawyers

Stephen G. Cobb
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Florida Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience

Stephen G. Cobb, author of Florida Criminal Law and a board certified expert in criminal trial law since 2002, is proud to announce our merger of Cobb Law Firm with the Law Firm of Sherry Ivey Jones. We are now known as... Read More »
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John Patrick Musca
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Aggressive Criminal Defense; 150 Combined Yrs Experience

Mr. Musca is a passionate, aggressive and nationally-renowned criminal defense attorney who represents clients on all criminal defense matters in the State of Florida. He completed his undergraduate studies at Boston... Read More »
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Stephen Joseph Ryan
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(850) 864-1951 436 Green Acres Road
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Family
Florida State University College of Law
Florida Bar since 1995; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, since 1996; Juris Doctorate with honors, Florida State University; BS in Political Science, SUNY, Stonybrook;
Shawn M. Risen
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(850) 864-1951 436 Green Acres Road
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Family
Florida State University College of Law
Family Law, Bankruptcy and Criminal Defense on the Emerald Coast since 1996. Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Juvenile Law.
Stephen G. Cobb
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Destin, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(850) 423-0035 225 Main Street
Suite 7-G
Destin, FL 32540
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and White Collar Crime
Florida State University College of Law and Victoria University of Manchester
Stephen G. Cobb, author of Florida Criminal Law and a board certified expert in criminal trial law since 2002, is proud to announce our merger of Cobb Law Firm with the Law Firm of Sherry Ivey Jones. We are now known as Florida Criminal Defense Legal Group, PLLC.

Whether you or someone you love is charged with a misdemeanor, criminal traffic, felony or juvenile crime, Florida Criminal Defense Legal Group, PLLC, is ready, willing and able to help you and your loved ones in your time of need.
Aaron Watson
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Fort Walton, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(850) 607-2929 165 Brooks St
Ste C
Fort Walton, FL 32548
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Stetson University College of Law
Aaron Watson is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Lawyer. Before graduating law school, Attorney Aaron Watson was named a national champion in trial advocacy after he defeated 248 teams from 148 law schools in the American Association for Justice student trial competition. The competing teams were judged by other lawyers and judges on their trial advocacy skills, opening statements, examination of witnesses, use of facts, and closing arguments. During this time, Mr. Watson was also named Who's Who Among American Universities & Colleges.

Mr. Watson is involved in the following legal associations:

Escambia Santa Rosa Bar Association
American Bar Association, Member
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Thomas Shawn Lupella Esq.
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Crestview, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(850) 423-0738 891 South Ferdon Boulevard
Crestview, FL 32536
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of North Dakota School of Law
I have been practicing for over 10 years and over 5000 court cases, ranging from DUIs and Domestic Violence charges–to the most serious and complex felony cases. I have had many jury trials and have represented those charged with capital offenses. I attended law school at the University of North Dakota. While there I focused on trial advocacy and litigation and worked some excellent attorneys at Zimney, Foster, P.C. I worked in the areas of Insurance Defense, Commercial Law, and Federal Criminal Law. After moving to Florida with my family, I started working as a prosecutor for child...
Jay Patel
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(850) 863-4064 909 Mar Walt Drive Ste. 1014
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Florida Coastal School of Law
Jay Patel is a former prosecutor and a former law enforcement officer with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. Jay joins ASG from the State Attorney’s Office where he spent almost four years prosecuting thousands of crimes ranging from misdemeanors to felonies punishable by life. Jay achieved success in criminal cases that were before a jury, a judge, and at the appellate level. Jay’s family moved to the area in 1990 when his family began a hospitality management venture in Destin. Growing up in the family business taught him many aspects of business and instilled what he believes...
David L. Stevens
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(850) 304-7880 1825 Hurlburt Road
Suite 10
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Regent University School of Law
Attorney David Stevens is a third-generation resident of Okaloosa County. A proud Seminole, David graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University before earning his Juris Doctorate from the Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, VA. He currently resides in Niceville, FL with his wife and three-year-old daughter.

David was sworn in to practice law in Florida in 2010, and soon joined a civil litigation law firm in Santa Rosa Beach as an associate attorney. He went on to become a prosecutor with the State Attorney's Office in Shalimar, FL, and served in that capacity for...
Clark H. Henderson
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(850) 863-0494 906-D Mar Walt Drive
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Clark H. Henderson, originally from Waynesboro, Mississippi, is a 2007 graduate of the University of South Alabama and a 2011 graduate of the Cumberland School of Law, Sam ford University, in Birmingham, Alabama. During law school Clark interned at the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and with the Honorable Laura Petro, 10th Judicial Circuit, Criminal Division. He practiced in Birmingham, Alabama before being admitted to the Florida Bar. Clark is licensed to practice in both Florida and Alabama.
Tim Michael Flaherty
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(850) 243-6097 1817 Lewis Turner Blvd #E
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Domestic Violence
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Timothy Flaherty is a Fort Walton criminal defense attorney who has dedicated his practice to defending those facing some of the toughest situations of their lives with compassion and a reliable defense. With over a decade of courtroom experience, he uses his knowledge of Florida's laws to help his clients seek out a positive resolution while minimizing the stress on their shoulders. Pursuing a legal degree at Southern Illinois University School of Law was the first step in his successful legal career. After earning his license to practice in Florida, he gained hands-on experience as a Public Defender. Armed...
Isaac Taylor Newlin
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Navarre, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(850) 939-7722 9218 Navarre Parkway
Navarre, FL 32566
Free ConsultationCriminal, Animal, DUI and Personal Injury
Steve Knittle
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Navarre, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(850) 999-3425 2270 Highway 87
Navarre, FL 32566
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
I have been an attorney for over thirty years. My primary focus for the last fifteen years has been almost exclusively Criminal Law as an Assistant Public Defender and in private practice. Prior to that, I was a self- employed in private practice in Cincinnati and handled numerous and varied matters to include Criminal, Family, and Transactional Law in Hamilton County, Ohio. I have practiced in Ohio, Florida, and Georgia. I was the Supervising Attorney of the Sebring Florida Public Defender’s office with a staff of 10, including 6 attorneys. I have tried over 40...
Donald Keith Kilpatrick
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Navarre, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(850) 939-7722 9218 Navarre Parkway
Navarre, FL 32566
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Mr. Timothy A. Weaver Esq.
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Navarre, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(850) 939-5299 8285 Navarre Parkway
Navarre, FL 32566
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Traffic Tickets
When you have a legal problem you want an experienced attorney, one who knows the law and the process, to protect your rights. The attorneys at Weaver,Weaver & Collins, P.A., have more than fifty years of combined legal experience. We take an aggressive, yet thoughtful approach, to the representation of our clients. We provide comprehensive counsel in matters involving Consumer Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, DUI and other Criminal Charges, Personal Injury, Juvenile Charges, Family Law and Social Security Disability. The sooner you meet with us the sooner we can begin working for you! Call us today and allow...
Susan Ann Martinez
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Navarre, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(850) 939-9995 7552 Navarre Parkway, Suite 9
Navarre, FL 32566
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Foreclosure Defense
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Susan A. Martinez, Esq., I am a mother, formerly in the United States Air Force, and a former Assistant State Attorney, I have always wanted to be a prosecutor because of my strong sense of justice. I have extensive experience with the criminal justice system as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney. After leaving the State Attorneys Office, I continued to have a strong sense of justice so I decided that I wanted to practice consumer law and I started learning about debtor’s rights and helping consumer’s. I treat each client as if they are an...
Rendi Katalinic
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Destin, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(850) 654-0892 254 Harbor Blvd. Suite 102
Destin, FL 32541
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Donald Edward Witmyer
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Destin, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(850) 543-1864 4399 Commons Drive East, Suite 300
Destin, FL 32578
Criminal, Family and Military
Widener University School of Law
Shalimar, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(850) 651-7350 1A Ninth Avenue
Shalimar, FL 32579
Criminal
Texas Tech University School of Law
Shalimar, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(850) 651-7260 1 9th Ave
Shalimar, FL 32579
Criminal
Fort Walton Beach, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(850) 243-2021 181 Eglin Pkwy NE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Shalimar, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(850) 651-9400 20 Cherokee Rd
Shalimar, FL 32579
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Shalimar, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(850) 651-4800 8 Clifford Dr
Shalimar, FL 32579
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Fort Walton Beach, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(850) 862-4608 916 Pocahontas Dr
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Criminal, DUI, Employment and Military
Fort Walton Beach, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(850) 863-4064 909 Mar Walt Dr
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Criminal and DUI
Shalimar, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(850) 651-7350 1 9th Ave
Shalimar, FL 32579
Criminal
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Shalimar, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(850) 651-9900 3 Plew Ave
Shalimar, FL 32579
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Shalimar, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(850) 651-9313 4 11th Ave
Shalimar, FL 32579
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Shalimar, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 54 years experience
(850) 244-9136 1261 Eglin Pkwy
Shalimar, FL 32579
Criminal and DUI
Fort Walton Beach, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(850) 243-1234 32 Beal Pkwy SW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Destin, FL Criminal Law Lawyer
(850) 654-8816 4507 Furling Ln
Destin, FL 32541
Criminal and Personal Injury
Gulf Breeze, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(850) 936-0311 2532 Houston Cir
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563
Criminal, Administrative, Business and Estate Planning
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Destin, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(850) 654-8816 4507 Furling Ln
Destin, FL 32541
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Destin, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(850) 837-3662 4475 Legendary Dr
Destin, FL 32541
Criminal, Appeals, Business and Divorce
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
Destin, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(407) 579-9832 250 Vinings Way Blvd
Destin, FL 32541
Criminal and Business
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Destin, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(850) 837-5507 1241 Airport Rd
Destin, FL 32541
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Destin, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(850) 837-3662 4475 Legendary Dr
Destin, FL 32541
Criminal, DUI and Real Estate
M. James Jenkins
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Pensacola, FL Criminal Law Attorney
(850) 434-9304 1211 West Garden St.
Pensacola, FL 32502
Criminal, DUI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Florida State University College of Law
Jim Jenkins practices in Federal and State Courts. He handles cases involving serious criminal allegations, including white collar offense. He also handles various types of select personal injury cases. Jim has 24 years experience trying cases to juries throughout Florida and in various Federal Jurisdictions. He is an honors graduate of Florida State University Law School, the University of California, San Diego and St. Petersburg Jr. College. He has served as a State Prosecutor, Assistant State Public Defender and as an Assistant Federal Defender in the Northern District of Florida. He is also a graduate and active participant...
John Anthony Terrezza
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Pensacola, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(850) 764-5291 440 Bayfront Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32502
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
Florida State University College of Law
John Terrezza was born in Pensacola, Florida, educated at the University of Florida and the Florida State University College of Law, and now focuses his practice on criminal defense. From 2010 to 2015, John lived in Gainesville, Florida where he discovered his passion for criminal defense while working in the office of attorney Lloyd Vipperman Jr. John enjoys the opportunity to get in the courtroom, argue, and defend the rights of persons accused of crimes. John has won acquittals at trial as lead counsel on charges ranging from misdemeanors to those carrying mandatory life sentences. In 2015,...
Geoffrey H. L. Pittman
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Pensacola, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(850) 912-8060 222 W. Cervantes Street
Pensacola, FL 32501
Free ConsultationCriminal and Medical Malpractice
Florida Coastal School of Law
Geoffrey H. L. Pittman attended the University of West Florida and Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, earning Dean’s list honors multiple times. He graduated with a Juris Doctorate from Florida Coastal School of Law, in Jacksonville, Florida and was recognized with distinction for his pro bono work conducted while in law school. During law school, Mr. Pittman volunteered at the Office of the Public Defender (4th Judicial Circuit) and Legal Services of North Florida, and he also completed a judicial internship for the Honorable Circuit Court Judge Jean...
Gillis Edward Powell, Jr.
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Crestview, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(850) 682-2757 422 N. Main Street
Crestview, FL 32536
Criminal, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
South Texas College of Law
Gillis E. (Gill) Powell, Jr.main focus is litigation and trial practice. He handles complex personal injury cases, medical malpractice cases, wrongful death cases, catastrophic injury cases, criminal defense cases, railroad cases, real estate litigation, and commercial litigation. Mr. Powell has tried and won numerous civil trials and he has obtained substantial jury awards for his clients. He is a member of the million dollar advocates club as a result of his jury verdicts. He has also successfully defended many clients in criminal cases, including clients charged with homicide, aggravated battery, sexual battery, drug offenses, driving under the...
Gillis E. (Beau) Powell III
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Milton, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(850) 981-2400 6827 Caroline Street, STE A
Milton, FL 32570
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Mississippi College School of Law
Attorney, Gillis E. (Beau) Powell III, has dedicated most of his practice to criminal cases. He began his career by working at the Office of the State Attorney, prosecuting both felony and misdemeanor criminal cases. As a former prosecutor, he can evaluate your criminal case from the state's perspective and provide legal insight into what the State can or cannot prove in your case.
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.