Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney: DeFuniak Springs & Walton County Area
Walton County, Florida is located between Okaloosa and Bay Counties and is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and communities to be found along the Gulf Coast. Many stops along Highway 98 and 30-A are considered idyllic family beach vacation destinations.
On the north end of Walton County along Interstate 10 and Hwy. 90 is the historical city of DeFuniak Springs, which houses the governmental offices, including the Walton County Courthouse and Clerk of Court, as well as the Walton County Sheriff, Walton County Jail, and State Attorney’s Office.
That is why DeFuniak Springs is the central location for all court proceeding even though a sizeable population lives closer to the Gulf beaches in places like: Miramar Beach, Watercolor, Seaside, Seacrest Beach, Grayton Beach, Sandestin, East Destin, and Santa Rosa Beach.
During Spring Break, and the summer months especially, South Walton County becomes a very popular tourist destination. People flock to the beaches to try to escape the hazy and humid weather the interior Southern United States has to offer.
Accordingly, during these times, there is a strong presence of law enforcement officers and other local police agencies roaming the highways and beaches looking for criminal activity.
Most of their focus is on DUI enforcement, underage drinking (Possession of Alcohol), drug activity (marijuana, cocaine, pills), and the occasional domestic disturbance (Domestic Violence Battery).
The end result is that a large portion of those targeted and arrested are out of town visitors. That is why my office is specially equipped to not only help local residents, but to also assist those charged with crimes who may reside out of state.
I have been practicing Criminal Law exclusively for over 10 years have handled over 6000 felony and misdemeanor cases mostly right here in Walton County and Okaloosa County.
Having a local presence…. with local knowledge of how the court system works…. is critical to quality criminal representation.
It is important to have experience working with those individual judges and prosecutors, so that I can convey to the client how to best handle their individual case.
If you need help with an arrest on criminal charges or drunk driving in DeFuniak Springs or elsewhere in Walton County, give me a call at (850) 951-1134 for a free consultation.
1614-B US HWY 90 West
Hours: Monday – Sunday 8am – 9:00pm
Payments Accepted: Cash, credit card, money order, check
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