Okaloosa County Felony Traffic Attorney
When most people think of a traffic offense, they think of a speeding ticket, or maybe an expired tag. Most people don’t think of traffic charges being a felony, but in Okaloosa County and throughout Florida, there are several different felony traffic crimes.
My name is Tim Flaherty. Since 2001, I’ve been a criminal defense lawyer in Okaloosa County. If you’ve already been charged, or you’re under investigation, for Hit and Run, Fleeing and Eluding Law Enforcement, DUI with Serious Bodily Injury, or DUI Manslaughter, give me a call at (850) 243-6097.
Helping You Feel Better about Your Situation, Not Worse
Clients that face felony traffic offenses are usually first time offenders. If you are one of them, I understand that you probably never imagined you would need to hire a criminal lawyer. One thing I have learned over the years is that sometimes good people make mistakes. Sometimes good people are in the wrong place at the wrong time and get falsely accused.
If your record isn’t clean, and you’ve been in trouble before, that’s ok too. It is not my place to judge anyone; it is my job to do the best I can to help you. Even if no one else is standing by your side, I’ll be right there with you every step of the way.
It doesn’t matter if you live in Okaloosa County or you were here on vacation. Either way, you need help and you have come to the right place to get it. If you’re a military member, I understand what is at stake if you get convicted of a felony.
Take Steps to Protect Yourself
If you don’t follow any other advice, please remember this: if the police contact you about a pending investigation for Hit and Run, Fleeing or Eluding Law Enforcement, or any other felony traffic offense on Okaloosa County, they are not your friend. Protect yourself and tell them you will not give a statement without your attorney present.
Instead of incriminating yourself, call me. I will reach out to the police officer and let them know that you will not talk without me present. That should stop them from harassing you at home or at work.
Once we have the cops off your back, you and I can talk about whether it makes sense to give the police a statement (with me present). In most cases, I advise against it, but there are some limited circumstances where it might be helpful. One way or another, I will explain the pros and cons of each option and let you make the decision.
Felony Traffic Offenses in Okaloosa County
If you are convicted of any of the following felony traffic offenses, you are facing a possible jail or prison sentence along with a felony conviction that will stay on your record forever:
- Hit and Run/Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Fleeing and Eluding
- DUI with Serious Bodily Injury
- DUI Manslaughter
Get answers from an Okaloosa County Felony Traffic Lawyer
Your best chance of success is to work closely with a local criminal defense attorney who can develop a customized defense plan that fits the facts of your case.
Call me at (850) 243-6097 if have been charged with Fleeing or Eluding, Leaving the Scene of an Accident or a DUI with Injury or Death.