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Timothy Martin Knopes

Criminal defense Attorney at Crestview, FL

4.7   13 reviews

also known as T. Martin Knopes

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  • State Years
    Alabama - AL 31 years
    Florida - FL 33 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Timothy

Learn Timothy’s areas of practice.

HAVE YOU BEEN ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH A CRIME? LET 28 YEARS OF LEGAL EXPERIENCE HELP YOU ...

I have been practicing in Okaloosa County and the surrounding areas for 28 years.  I've handled over 2,000 cases during my career.  I do criminal defense such as the following types of cases:

 

  • Battery/Domestic Violence Battery
  • Carjacking
  • DUI
  • Driving on Suspended or Revoked Driver's License
  • Home Invasion Robbery
  • Petit Theft
  • Possesion of Controlled Substances (any type of drugs)
  • Robbery
  • Theft - Petit or Grand Theft
  • Trafficking in Controlled Substances
  • Violation of Probation/Violation of Community Control

 

I also handled Family Law Cases such as:

  • Alimony
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Divorce
  • Paternity

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
2012

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Location

Timothy Martin Knopes
Law Offices of T. Martin Knopes
420 E. Pine Street
Crestview, FL, 32539
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by Robert | August 15, 2012
Perry Mason
Mr. Knopes was "awsome". He has handled several legal issues for me over the past 10 years. He has always been upfront with me on all issues. He works hard at finding the truth. He is honest and trustworthy and I can call him anytime, day or night, if I have a problem, concern or question regarding any matter. He has always worked hard at keeping me informed. Most of all, though, anytime I had to go to court he was by my side and well prepared for anything the other side would throw at us. He was unique in his approach to the issues. I used to tease him and call him Perry Mason, but, in fact, it was no joke, I felt like I had Perry Mason working for me. One trait I really enjoyed about Mr. Knopes, was, that "he hates to lose"
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2012
Very good attorney !
Not very expensive, worked very well with the circumstances provided, I would recommend Timothy Knopes to anyone. I'm very pleased with his services
Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
This was my first time in court. He was worth every dime. He guided me through the process and was very honest with me from the beginning. He got the case that should have never been filed against me dismissed. I would recommend him to anyone I know.
Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI
Marty is a long time friend and came to my aid when I was charged with DUI. Because it was a second refusal, I had to spend the night in jail to see the judge the next morning. Marty took my wife's call on Saturday night and tried to get me released but could not because it was a second refusal. He was there on Sunday morning and got me released on a signature bond. We met with him and he told us of the flat rate charge for defending me. He was there for every court appearance, teleconference with DSMV, deposition. Even though the judge ruled against us on all of our objections and allow the CPD to validate my rights and lie on the stand and also allow the SAO to file an addition charge against me five months after the alleged offense, he was still able to get a reasonable pea deal. Marty responded to all calls and his paralegal Pam was always there to assist. Marty is a good,knowledgeable and reasonable attorney. Go Noles.
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
DUI DEFENSE
I HAVE USED MARTINS SERVICES TWICE IN THE PAST 3 YEARS AND BOTH TIMES THE OUTCOME WAS BETTER THAN I EXPECTED. THE 2ND TIME WAS A CUT AND DRY DUI. MARTIN WAS ABLE TO GET IT REDUCED TO WRECKLESS DRIVING. THIS WAS A HUGE FEAT AND I AM VERY GREATFUL FOR HIS HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION ON MY PART. HE IS THE ONLY ATTORNEY I'LL EVER USE.
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Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Good Honest Lawyer
Marty help me with a foreclosure that the bank was clearly in the wrong. The case had drown out for over 6 years but Mr. Knopes worked very hard and was able to win the case. He is knowledgeable and thorough took the time to explain things and did what he said he was going to do. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Andrea | July 5, 2015
Domestic injunction
Mr. Knopes was a great attorney. He has handled 3 cases for me in the last 5 years. He kept me informed as to what I neede to know or do. As for my latest case, I didn't get the outcome I wanted but it was not his fault. He went to great lengths to do all he could. It was a custody modification
Posted by David | June 27, 2015
Very Thankful!
Our family has used Marty twice in the past few years as a defense attorney for a family member. From the first meeting, he listened and showed a caring attitude towards our situation, but never jumped to rash conclusions. He began immediately doing his homework, finding out all the facts, looking for the truth! He was always upfront with us about all the possibilities, which helped us to make the best decisions to get the best outcome! From the beginning, we felt comfortable contacting him with any information we might have, but the time that these cases ultimately take was well spent! We knew that Marty was working hard behind the scenes for the best result possible! His experience has given him an ability in the deposition process that really makes a difference in the overall outcome! His honesty and straightforwardness never wavered throughout the process. He was very personal, yet always professional and this went a long way to making these two very difficult situations easier for us to deal with! We did get the best results in both cases, which was clearly a result of Marty's knowledge of the legal system and his hard work! We are very thankful and would not hesitate to call on him again!
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Posted by j | April 15, 2015
I would use Mr. Knopes again if needed
Mr. Knopes was my attorney for a criminal matter. Ultimately by his work, the charge was reduced to a lesser offense. He was very prompt and professional in everything he did. If Mr. Knopes said he would be somewhere or do something he was there or did it... There was absolutely no false claims of what he could get done in court or with other attorneys because those things don't always go as planned, but he did tell me he would do the absolute best he could, and he did. My schedule isn't always convenient, but Mr. Knopes worked with me on scheduling meetings; even on weekends if needed. Mr. Knopes pulled in folks for depositions, and even brought in a subject matter expert to help defeat the charge by the state. I have no doubt about the commitment and desire Mr. Knopes has for representing me, or other clients, and seeking the best possible outcome in whatever the matter is. I would hope I live my remaining days on earth and never need another attorney for anything, but IF I'm not that fortunate, I'll call Mr. Knopes. Heck, he's even honorable enough to tell people whether he is the right attorney for them. He won't take on a client knowing he isn't the right guy for the job. In terms of communication style... he told me what I needed to do throughout the entire process and told me the truth in clear & concise terms. There is no "sugar-coating" with Mr. Knopes. If you want the truth, Mr. Knopes is the right guy. Now that my case is done, Mr. Knopes is still helping me along the way trying to navigate through what is left of my responsibility to the state. He didn't just throw me out when the charge was reduced. He knows people don't necessarily know the legal system and will help them out. I consider Mr. Knopes to be a great attorney. Go see him for yourself!
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Posted by Scott | August 16, 2012
Very, very helpful
Mr. Knopes was my divorce attorney. He was great at protecting my interests through the proceedings. Thanks.
Posted by Duane | August 16, 2012
Entered by Duane Johnson
I needed an attorney that I could trust and that I knew would fight for me. Mr. Knopes is that attorney. He was honest, straight forward with advise to me and faught for me through every turn of my case. I would recommend Mr. Knopes to anyone if they are in need of a serious attorney to represent them.
Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2012
Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Knopes is extremely competent and caring. From the moment you meet him, you get an overwhelming sense of trust. At the same time, he is a bulldog in the courtroom and does not get pushed around. I felt very confidant using him as my attorney in a divorce matter. I would highly recommend Mr. Knopes to anyone in need of legal representation.
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Posted by Dan | October 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrible Lawyer
He was supposed to represent my best interests, instead he filed the divorce document without me seeing it, protected x's interests and screwed me, failed to put important information in final divorce document, overcharged me money on false times, broke attorney client privilege to help other attorney. Be warned
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AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • T. Martin Knopes, PA-Law Offices of T. Martin Knopes
  • 1992 - 2016
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office
  • 1991 - 1992

Education

  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 2013 CT 001949 C
  • DISMISSED
  • 2013 CF 001445 F
  • NOLLE PROSSED - DISMISSED
  • 2013-CT-001548-F - OKALOOSA COUNTY DUI CASE
  • DROPPED/ABANDONED
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Associations

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Okaloosa-Walton chapter)
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Attorney Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Attorney Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Okaloosa-Walton Bar Association
  • 1991 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • Attorney Member
  • 1991 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Timothy
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He knows the court, inside and out. Always a gentleman. Outstanding advocate for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I’ve known Marty for around twenty plus years. He knows the judges, the probation officers, deputy clerks - everyone in the system - because he treats people well, has high social intelligence and a brilliant intellect. This means he will treat you well and it also mean he can help you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr Knopes has handled hundreds of criminal cases. He is prepared and not afraid to take the case to trial if that is what is necessary."
Crestview Criminal defense Lawyer Timothy Martin Knopes
Timothy Martin Knopes
Criminal defense Attorney
Crestview, FL
Licensed for 33 years
Virtual consultation available