Destin Criminal and DUI Defense Attorney
Visitors from across the country visit the Destin Beaches each year. Virtually a year round tourist destination, people are drawn to the emerald green water, sugar white sand beaches and some of the best fishing and golfing in Florida.
Destin is also a top location for vacationing military members and their families. With the presence of Army, Navy, and several Air Force Base Installations located nearby, it comes as no surprise that the entire Emerald Coast is a hub for service members to relax and enjoy themselves.
While the city of Destin does not currently have a large police presence, with beaches, restaurants, bars, and dance clubs, the Okaloosa County Sheriff assigns regular patrols to cover the entire geographic area…. and they are just waiting to make arrests.
They significantly ramp up the number of deputies during the months of March and April for Spring Break, as well as from Memorial Day through Labor Day for the summer crowds.
That is why the majority of criminal cases originating in Destin are dealt with by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.
However, based on the nature of law enforcement’s presence, their focus is somewhat narrow.
The large majority of cases are: traffic crimes like DUI, Hit and Run (Leaving the Scene of an Accident); and other misdemeanors like Minor in Possession of Alcohol (MIP), Domestic Violence Assault or Battery, Drug Possession (Pills, Cocaine, Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia).
When cops set up patrols and checkpoints at the biggest bars and tourist attractions, it is no coincidence that those that are arrested, end up being from out of town.
That is why I have an office location right in the heart of Destin in order to serve the needs of my clients — locals, as well as those visiting from out of state.
If you or a family member has been arrested in Destin, Florida for DUI or other criminal offense and need a criminal defense or DUI attorney, give me a call at (850) 424-5240.
3997 Commons Drive West, Suite I
Hours: Monday – Sunday 7am – 12:00pm
Payments Accepted: Cash, credit card, money order, check
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