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Fort Walton Beach, FL Criminal Defense Lawyers

35 lawyers specializing in Criminal Defense are available in the Fort Walton Beach, FL area.

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Fort Walton Beach has 35 Criminal Defense Attorneys with 293 Reviews

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    Tim Michael Flaherty

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    Flaherty & Merrifield
    1817 Lewis Turner Blvd #E, Fort Walton Beach, FL
    26 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 22 years
    Arrested for a serious criminal offense while living, vacationing, or stationed in Northwest Florida? I vigorously defend clients facing accusations or charges related to sex crimes, domestic violence, robbery, murder, and other felonies.

    Practice area
    50% Criminal Defense, 20% DUI & DWI, 10% Domestic Violence and more

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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     60 minutes

    License
    FL, Active since 2001
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    Jay Patel

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    Jay Patel Law, P.A.
    909 Mar Walt Drive Suite 1011-B, Fort Walton Beach, FL
    55 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.2 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 10 years
    I am a Former Prosecutor and Former Law Enforcement. I want to put your Criminal Defense together.

    Practice area
    40% Criminal Defense, 15% DUI & DWI, 15% Violent Crime and more

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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     60 minutes

    License
    FL, Active since 2013
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    Thomas Shawn Lupella

    T.S. Lupella, P.A. (Fort Walton Beach Office)
    2110 Lewis Turner Blvd., Fort Walton Beach, FL
    18 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 19 years
    I have defended countless people charged with all types of criminal offenses, from DUIs and Domestic Violence charges--to the most serious and complex felony cases. I have had many jury trials and have represented those charged with capital offens...
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    Aaron B Wentz

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    Aaron B. Wentz, P.A.
    814A Shadow Lane, Fort Walton Beach, FL
    100 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.3 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 28 years
    We find resolutions to difficult legal issues that influence your future, your finances or your family. Call now for a consultation!

    Practice area
    5% Criminal Defense, 30% Family, 30% Divorce & Separation and more

    Cost
    RetainerSometimes

    License
    FL, Active since 1995
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    Stephen George Cobb

    Cobb Criminal Defense Law Firm
    1992 Lewis Turner Blvd., Suite 101-B, Fort Walton Beach, FL
    22 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 34 years
    Need a criminal law specialist? Most lawyers are not certified as criminal law specialists, even if they only practice criminal law. Stephen G. Cobb is certified. Stephen G. Cobb is the only certified criminal trial lawyer in a three county area. ...
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    Christopher Wayne Garrett

    Vanover Law Firm P.A.
    2018 Lewis Turner Blvd, Suite D, Fort Walton Beach, FL
    5 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.9 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 10 years
    Experienced Counsel from Trusted Fort Walton Beach Criminal Defense Attorneys Few things can disrupt the life of an individual and their loved ones like a criminal charge. At Vanover Law Firm, we recognize that our clients are confronting a diffic...
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    Kelly A Simon

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    The Law Office of Aaron B. Wentz, P.A.
    814A Shadow Lane, Fort Walton Beach, FL
    10 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 7.5 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 19 years
    Review: Will use her again in the future. Very impressed by her knowledge and expertise.
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    David L. Stevens

    Stevens Law Firm, PLLC
    1825 Hurlburt Road, Suite 10, Fort Walton Beach, FL
    2 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.4 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 13 years
    Attorney David Stevens is a third-generation resident of Okaloosa County. A proud Seminole, David graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University before earning his Juris Doctorate from the Regent University School of Law in Vir...
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    David Sands Rehr

    T.S. Lupella, P.A. (Main Office)
    2110 Lewis Turner Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL
    1 review
    Avvo Rating: 7.4 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 8 years
    I am a born and raised local here on Florida's Emerald Coast, and am proud to serve my local community, as well as our large and growing military commmunity and the out-of-town folks who come to enjoy our area on vacation. Although I began my care...
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    Brandy Merrifield

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    1817 Lewis Turner Blvd., Suite E, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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    Avvo Rating: 7.4 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 4 years
    Successful Criminal Defense. Compassionate to you, Relentless to the Prosecution.

    Practice area
    50% Criminal Defense, 20% DUI & DWI, 10% Domestic Violence and more

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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     60 minutes

    License
    FL, Active since 2019
  • Anne Marie McBride

    Anne M McBride Attorney at Law
    1804 Lewis Turner Blvd Ste 202, Fort Walton Beach, FL
    5.0 stars 1 review
    Criminal Defense Lawyer Licensed
    Review: “Very caring and concerned about my problem. Kept me informed every step of the way. I knew what to expect, and was very pleased with the outcome.”
  • Timothy Wayne Shaw

    Anchors Smith Grimsley
    909 Mar Walt Drive, Suite 1014, Fort Walton Beach, FL
    4.0 stars 4 reviews
    Criminal Defense Lawyer Licensed
    Review: “Tim Shaw handled me divorce. I was extremely happy with his professionalism and honest truth during my case. His office staff was very responsive to my concerns. They were always available by phone when needed. I hig...
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    Stanley P. Walker

    Southern Star Immigration, PA
    362 Beal Parkway NW, Suite 103, Post Office Box 4358, Fort Walton Beach, FL
    3 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.8 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 27 years
    Stanley P, Walker graduated from Auburn University in 1992, where he majored in Political Science. He then moved to Virginia where he attended Washington and Lee School of Law, earning his J.D. in 1996. At Washington and Lee, Stanley joined Phi De...
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    Shawn M. Risen

    RISEN & RYAN, P.A.
    436 Green Acres Rd, Fort Walton Beach, FL
    4 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 7.4 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 27 years
    Owner / Partner at RISEN & RYAN, P.A. More than twenty years trial experience. Florida Bar Board-Certified Specialist in Juvenile law. Member of Florida Bar since 1996 & United States District Court, Northern District of Florida, since 1997. Juris...
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    Stephen Joseph Ryan

    Risen and Ryan, P.A.
    436 Green Acres Rd, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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    Avvo Rating: 7.1 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 28 years
    Stephen J. Ryan holds a Juris Doctorate, with honors, from Florida State University College of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the State University of New York, Stonybrook. He is a member of the Florida Bar since 1995 and o...
  • Laresa A Dudley

    Dewrell & Herndon
    Po Box 1510, Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Not yet reviewed
    Criminal Defense Lawyer Licensed
  • Zachary Robert Rogers

    Office of The State Attorney
    1804 Lewis Turner Blvd Ste 100, Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Not yet reviewed
    Criminal Defense Lawyer Licensed
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    Glenn Matthew Swiatek

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    Criminal defense Attorney near Fort Walton Beach (Shalimar)
    11 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.8 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 25 years
    Experienced in the areas of criminal defense, appeals, postconviction relief and habeas corpus.

    Practice area
    65% Criminal Defense, 35% Appeals

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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     60 minutes

    License
    FL, Active since 1998
  • Michelle Gentry Sandler

    Office of The State Attorney
    1804 Lewis Turner Blvd Ste 100, Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Not yet reviewed
    Criminal Defense Lawyer Licensed
  • Madison Rose Foley

    First Judicial Circuit of Florida
    1940 Lewis Turner Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Not yet reviewed
    Criminal Defense Lawyer Licensed

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