When you have been charged with a crime, the pressure can be overwhelming. You most likely have a great deal at stake, and yet, deciding on an attorney can seem difficult. I have worked hard to establish a good, strong, reputation among our local attorneys, law enforcement, court staff, and judges. I am well respected as an easy to talk to, good, trustworthy, skilled attorney; that type of reputation can be a significant asset to you.
When faced with criminal charges, you need to understand the process, and work with an attorney who you are comfortable with and who can explain your options clearly. You will need to make several well-informed decisions, and I will break those issues down for you, help determine your priorities, in light of your particular circumstances, so you can make the best decisions possible in your case. Whether you need a resolution with discreet negotiation, or a jury trial, I can handle your case with skill and confidence.
When you contact my office you will often speak directly to me. I have earned the highest level of achievement given by the Florida Bar – I am a Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney. I will handle your case directly.
I have handled a wide range of criminal cases ranging from minor traffic violations and DUI cases, to homicides, sexual assaults, thefts, robberies, domestic violence, and all types of drug trafficking and firearms offenses at the both the State and Federal level. If your case involves a juvenile, a post-conviction, or a federal matter, there will be substantial differences and nuances of those proceedings that I can help you understand. I am well prepared to answer your questions and defend your case regardless of its seriousness or complexity.
I also work with several Spanish language interpreters in this area. If you need that type of communication assistance, I can help.
As a Panama City native, I understand that many people enjoy coming to the “World’s Most Beautiful Beaches” for vacation; however, sometimes, even people on vacation get charged with a crime. Many of my clients are in that exact situation. Whether it is a ‘Spring Break’ type disorderly conduct, or a more serious felony allegation, there may be serious consequences that need your attention. Often I can reach a resolution for you that may NOT require you to travel back to Panama City. If you have been arrested while visiting this area, I can help.
Finally, you need to understand that TIME matters. Once you have been arrested, the faster you contact me, the faster I can go to work on your behalf. Sometimes, you may need counsel quickly, and I can make after hours, weekend, or even holiday appearances or appointments if necessary. To protect your rights and your future, call my office; I help people just like you every day.