Criminal & DUI Defense Attorneys Tim Flaherty and Brandy Merrifield can help out of town visitors and vacationers who were arrested in Destin, Florida and throughout Okaloosa and Walton County.
You came to Florida with your family or with a group of friends to relax and have a good time. Until you found yourself in this predicament, you probably never thought you would get arrested and need a criminal defense attorney. Being arrested in a strange area where you don’t know anyone is a nightmare.
Now that you’ve been released from jail, you may still be in Florida, or you may have gone back home to try and figure out your next steps. It is completely normal to be nervous about finding the right attorney for you if you aren’t from here.
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Local Attorneys With Experience Defending Out of Town Clients in Destin
We understand the stressful situation you are in. Brandy and I will help you with your stress, not add to it.
We know that you have a lot at stake. This arrest could affect your college education, your service in the military, your job, or the future of your business. All of these are goals that you have worked hard to achieve. We will do everything possible to protect what is most important to you.
I have been defending out of town visitors in Destin since 2001, and I would be glad to put that experience and expertise to work for you. Brandy has worked with me since 2007. We focus our practice 100% on criminal defense. Read our Google reviews if you want an idea of the kind of personal service we provide.
If you have been charged with any of these offenses, we would be glad to help:
- Domestic Violence
- Boating Under The Influence
- Possession of Marijuana
- Minor in Possession (MIP)
- Possession of Controlled Substance
- Theft Offenses
- Assault and Battery
- Sex Crimes
Keeping You From Having to Return to Florida After an Arrest in Destin
We understand that you don’t want to have to come back here for court unless it is absolutely necessary. Let us put your mind at ease a bit. As long as you have retained an attorney before your court date, you will not need to come back for that appearance. Brandy and I will appear on your behalf. Also, if you live out of state, we can have you sign a Waiver of Appearance form that authorizes us to appear at all pretrial court hearings on your behalf.
Depending on how your case is resolved, it is possible that you may not have to come back to Florida for court at all.
Call Flaherty & Merrifield for Peace of Mind
We would be glad to talk with you about your case. Just call Flaherty & Merrifield at (850) 243-6097. We will review your case with you, tell you what your options are, and how we would defend your case.
Even though you live far away, do not make the mistake of hoping this will just go away. It is critical that you take steps now to protect yourself and your future. If you have a court date and you don’t show up, the Court will issue an arrest warrant. This can result in being arrested in your home town and extradited back to Florida.
Give us a call and let us take care of this for you.
If you got arrested while visiting Destin on vacation and you are ready to put professional criminal defense attorneys to work for you, call Flaherty & Merrifield at (850) 243-6097 for a free consultation.