Help After An Arrest Or Criminal Charge

Being arrested or charged with a crime is frightening. Even if you avoid jail, you could face fines, probation, license suspension and other serious penalties, plus the adverse effects of a criminal conviction on your record.

You can turn to the law firm of Winter Spires & Associates, P.A., for vigorous and strategic criminal defense. We have the experience to handle any charges — from traffic offenses to federal offenses — in Okaloosa County and Jackson County, Florida.

Call us immediately if you or a family member is in trouble with the law. The earlier we get involved, the better we can protect your rights and your future.

Whatever The Charges, We Can Make A Difference

Founding attorney Winter Spires is a former public defender with experience handling a wide range of felony and misdemeanor crimes. Associate lawyer Ashley Puro also has a strong background in criminal defense, as a former city prosecutor. We can capably address all criminal charges, including:

  • DUI and alcohol offenses
  • Drug possession and drug dealing
  • Assault and violent crimes
  • Shoplifting, theft and burglary
  • Fraud and white collar crimes
  • Sex crimes, including Internet offenses
  • Reckless driving and traffic crimes
  • Probation violations
  • Juvenile offenses
  • Expungement (sealing criminal records)

We also have experience with related criminal matters, including asset seizure and forfeiture and restoration of civil rights (gun rights, voting privileges) after a felony conviction.

Fighting The Allegations And Minimizing The Impact

The presumption of innocence only goes so far. Law enforcement's considerable resources can be used against you if you do not have someone to assert your rights and tell your side of the story.

Our skilled defense attorneys will work every angle to dismiss or reduce the charges, or to limit the punishment in a plea agreement or conviction. We conduct our own investigation and interviews to probe the prosecution's case. We exhaust all defenses, from Fourth Amendment violations to forensic evidence, so that we can advocate and negotiate effectively on your behalf. We explore alternatives to conviction but we are prepared to defend you at trial.

We have offices in Destin and Marianna, serving Fort Walton Beach, South Walton and surrounding communities of the Emerald Coast. Call 850-502-4506 or contact us online to arrange an initial consultation.