DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney for Military Personnel

Okaloosa County – Walton County

If you are a member of the military and are dealing with a civilian-based criminal or drunk driving arrest involving you or a family member in Fort Walton Beach, Destin or elsewhere in Okaloosa or Walton County, contact attorney Shawn Lupella at (850) 362-6655 for a free consultation to discuss your situation.

Shawn Lupella is an experienced lawyer that has spent the last 10 years defending military clients in Okaloosa County, as well as Walton and Santa Rosa Counties.

If you call, I am more than happy to talk to you about your individual circumstances, the charges against you, and what your options are, at no charge.

Military Members In Okaloosa County or Walton County Facing Criminal or DUI Charges Require and Deserve Excellent Defense Attorneys

I know that it is anything but easy being in the military and facing criminal charges. In fact, in my criminal practice over the years some of the most complex situations to resolve were for military clients.

This is because you are not only facing the sanctions and penalties for the civilian criminal case, but the added pressure and fear of what may come from the military after your superiors find out about your arrest. You know what could happen, perhaps depending on the result of your case, and this punishment could come swiftly.

Court-martial? Separation or Discharge? Demotion or Loss of Rank and pay grade? Letter of Reprimand (LOR)?

It is like you are fighting a legal battle on two fronts.

On one side, you are dealing with your criminal case with your criminal record at stake.

On the other you are facing the impacts that a DUI or criminal arrest could have on your career and your future, no matter which branch of U.S. Armed Forces you are from: Air Force (Eglin AFB, Hurlburt AFB, Duke Field), Army (7th Group Special Operations), Marines, Navy, or Coast Guard.

Local Attorney, Local Experience, Tireless Defense

Living here in the Florida Panhandle, we know that our military citizens are an important part of the community and deserve to be represented effectively and competently, taking care to protect each client and to protect their career from the fallout of a criminal arrest or Drunk Driving issue.

For both officers and enlisted service members, you may be stationed locally or you were here on TDY or vacation.

If you are in the wrong place at the wrong time in the wrong situation, it could result in being charged with a criminal offense. Police officers often make their decision to arrest someone quickly and do not always have all of the information.

We see this all the time in misdemeanor as well as felony cases for Military Personnel, which include: Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Boating Under the Influence (BUI), Domestic Violence Battery, and Sex Related Crimes, just to name a few.

No matter what your criminal charge, no matter what your situation, experienced and knowledgeable, Criminal Law Attorney Shawn Lupella is prepared to help you and do what is necessary to best safeguard your criminal case and put you in the best position to move forward with your military career. Call me today at (850) 362-6655 for a free consultation so we can discreetly and confidentially discuss your case.

Whether you were arrested in Destin, Crestview, South Walton or 30-A Beaches, Okaloosa Island, Navarre, Niceville, or in Fort Walton Beach, I would like to have the opportunity and privilege to meet with you in person at one of my local offices, or discuss your issue over the phone. Why not call and speak to a skilled criminal defense attorney for free.