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Tallahassee Criminal Attorney
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Practice Areas Criminal Defense, Appeals, Assault & Battery, Death- Penalty Cases, Domestic Violence, Drug Offenses, DUI, Federal Crimes, Felonies, Juvenile Crimes, Misdemeanors, Post- Conviction Relief, Sealing/ Expunging, Sex offenses & Traffic Offenses New: Criminal defense trials, appeals, post-conviction, probation violation, etc.
Property DamageIf you plead guilty and pay the fine on any traffic ticket you receive, points will accrue to your driving record, depending on the type of traffic offense you have committed. Once points are placed on your driving record, they cannot be removed. Tickets for speeding, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in $50 or more in property damage, passing a stopped school bus, and other moving violations will all result in points to your driving record. If you accrue 12 points within a 12 month period, your license may be suspended for 30 days. If you accrue 18 points within an 18-month period, you may lose your license for 3 months. If you accrue 24 points within 36 months, you may lose your license for one year.
Hit and RunOther traffic offenses include hit and run, DUI, driving with a revoked license, or driving with a suspended license. If you have been charged with any of these traffic crimes, you should talk to a lawyer at our firm immediately. You will need a competent legal professional to help build an effective defense and to minimize the adverse consequences such as possible jail time as well as license suspension and heavy fines. Contact an attorney at our firm if you have been cited for a traffic violation or criminal offense today.
Criminal DefenseAre you facing felony charges at the state or federal level in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, or anywhere in St. Johns County? If so, you may be wondering what will happen to you, what kinds of punishment you may be facing if convicted, and whether or not you will have a permanent criminal record. If this is your first brush with the criminal justice system, you may be scared or confused. In dealing with any criminal matter, it is important that you have skilled and experienced legal representation. That is why we recommend that you contact our firm to arrange to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. Taylor & Taylor has decades of criminal defense experience which can be used on your behalf. Our firm defends clients accused of all types of state and federal felonies and will begin investigating your situation immediately.
DUI/DWIIf you are facing a DUI charge anywhere throughout Florida, you have a right to fight the charges against you. With the skill of a professional and experienced Florida DUI lawyer, you can have access to the resources, legal knowledge, and experience needed to effectively challenge a case.
Traffic ViolationsBelieve it or not, there are hundreds of drivers in northeast Florida alone that are driving with suspended licenses or unpaid traffic tickets. A great deal of them may be putting off paying the fines... Continue reading "What Is Operation Green Light?" »
Sex CrimesTaylor & Taylor has what it takes to help its clients with many different needs, whether they are dealing with crimes at the state or federal level. Its attorneys can defend a broad spectrum of crimes, ranging from traffic offenses to sex offenses. Unlike many other law firms in the state of Florida, Taylor & Taylor is one of the few firms with the qualifications for defending clients in death-penalty cases. Handling these types of cases require a certain level of experience and certification.
FraudAs a St. Augustine federal criminal defense law firm, we have handled a wide range of federal cases across north Florida, including mail fraud, wire fraud, drug conspiracy, white collar crimes, internet and child pornography, tax evasion, arson, violent crimes, including assault and sex crimes, health care fraud, identity theft, and more.
RobberyFrom 2010 to 2011, arrests for crimes decreased while the total number of index offenses—or the total number of crimes as reported to law enforcement—increased, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. (The index offenses include murder, sexual offense, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft.) There were 4,594 arrests in St. Johns County in 2011 compared to 4,659 arrests in 2010, representing a decrease of 1.4 percent, according to the department's crime statistics. Total crimes reported rose to 5,322 in 2011 from 5,134 in 2010, representing a 3.7 percent increase.
BurglarySince 1978, our St. Augustine criminal law firm has delivered exceptional defense to clients throughout Florida. Whether you have been charged with petty theft and shoplifting, or you face charges of armed burglary or grand theft auto, you can find the aggressive defense you need and deserve.
White Collar Crimes
MisdemeanorsA misdemeanor is generally considered to be a less serious offense than a felony and is punishable by up to 1 year in jail, probation of up to 1 year, and fines up to $1,000. Examples of misdemeanors include...
Drug CrimesOur firm has decades of experience and proven results defending clients who faced all types of drug charges, ranging from simple possession of a controlled substance to prescription drug fraud and federal charges of drug conspiracy.
AssaultB.K. was charged with Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer with a Deadly Weapon (car) and Fleeing and Eluding an Officer. The deputy alleged that B.K. attempted to run him down with his vehicle and fired 6 shots at B.K.'s car. The incident was captured on videotape.
MurderStinney was convicted of killing two white girls, ages 11 and 8, in the town of Alcolu. Although officials contended that Stinney admitted to committing the crime, a 2009 affidavit from Stinney's sister argued that she had been with her brother on the day of the murder and thus he could not have committed the crime. Furthermore, no documentation of Stinney's confession exists.
Juvenile CrimesIf you are a minor who is facing criminal charges or if you are the parent of a minor charged with a crime in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, St. Johns, or the surrounding areas, we strongly urge you to discuss your case with a lawyer at our firm immediately. Our legal team has more than 40 years of combined experience which can be utilized on your behalf. Our firm concentrates on criminal defense and has done so for decades. We are well-versed in juvenile law and procedures and are familiar with the local court systems and the Juvenile Justice System. Our firm welcomes the opportunity of guiding you and your son or daughter through the legal processes involved in any juvenile criminal charges.
ArsonJuvenile crimes include those involving alcohol and drugs, such as drug possession, or drug dealing as well as theft crimes, such as shoplifting, violent crimes, such as assault, battery, arson, and all other types of misdemeanors or felonies.
ShopliftingWhatever type of theft offense you are accused of, you can find the powerhouse defense you need at our St. Augustine firm. No case is too small to warrant our vigorous representation, and no case is too complex for our experienced team. We are ready to defend your rights and protect your future from the serious penalties of a shoplifting, theft, or burglary charge.
Money LaunderingUSDC, NDFL - multi-country drug/money laundering case involving Iraqi dinars, euros, US currency and defendants from four countries (2001)
DivorceIf you are ready to negotiate a divorce settlement, our attorneys can provide the knowledgeable counsel you need to skillfully and amicably protect your rights. If you face a contested divorce that will play out in the courtroom, our firm is comprised of experienced litigators. We know how to advocate for your rights inside and outside of the courtroom. Find out today how we can help you!
Child SupportIn St. Johns County, Taylor & Taylor can help you petition for child support so you can feel less stressed over your financial future. Our firm is confident in our abilities to assist you. We will do everything possible to help you obtain the financial assistance to provide for your child's needs.
Child Custody and VisitationWhether you are the father or mother, it is essential that you pause to think whether or not your goals reflect the best interests of your children. Sometimes a parent can fight for custody simply out of vengeance, perhaps towards an unfaithful spouse. In some divorce cases, the battle for child custody can rival the battles waged over property. Our firm is committed to helping parents act in the best interest of their children.
Spousal SupportOur goal is to resolve your non-compliance matter so that your best interests are honored and protected as was the court's original intent. A child support or alimony order, for example, is made in order to protect the well-being of individuals affected by a divorce. With our help, a bench warrant may be issued against the non-compliant individual. We will do whatever it takes to bring them into compliance.
Child AbuseNot all defendants will be allowed bail. When determining whether or not bail will be allowed, the judge will take a number of issues into account such as the nature of the crime, any history of failing to appear at your previous court appearances, whether or not you are a flight risk and whether or not you are a threat to someone or to the community. For those accused of dangerous crimes such as arson, aggravated assault or battery, child abuse or aggravated child abuse, aircraft piracy, kidnapping, manslaughter, homicide, sexual battery and others, the courts will determine whether or not they would be putting the community at risk by allowing bail.
Trusts and Estates
ProbateMr. Taylor is a partner at Taylor & Taylor who has a broad span of legal experience. He has worked in criminal law, family law, civil litigation, probate law and business law. He also has experience working with appellate matters.
Estate PlanningBradley A. Waldrop draws from a diverse legal background when serving his clients. Before joining Taylor & Taylor, the attorney had his own general law practice, for which he handled criminal defense, appeals, family law, civil claims and estate planning cases. Before that, he was a prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office of the Seventh Judicial Circuit.
Business and Corporate Law
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