Designated by the Florida Bar as a Criminal Trial Specialist Attorney Michael Kessler can effectively defend you against any criminal charge. He will guide you through the criminal defense process, advise you about your options, protect your legal rights, and look under every rock to uncover facts needed to win your case. When everybody else is on your back, he’s on your side. In case after winning case, Attorney Kessler re-establishes himself as the authority on drunk driving in Fort Pierce, Saint Lucie County, and throughout the Treasure Coast.
Criminal charges in Saint Lucie County? You could be facing harsh penalties as both misdemeanors and felonies are punishable by possible jail time. The Florida Criminal Code ranks criminal offenses from Level 1 to 10 based on severity.
A DUI in Florida carries extreme penalties aimed at reducing alcohol-related deaths and injuries resulting from drunk driving. That’s why it’s so important to have a criminal defense lawyer representing you, whether it’s your first DUI, or a repeat offense.
In Florida a DUI causing serious bodily injury is a third degree felony. If you are found guilty you will be facing substantial mandatory prison time under the sentencing points system of the criminal punishment code.
Mistakes by trial court judges sometimes lead to wrongful convictions. When this happens, you can appeal your case in the appellate court and challenge any possible legal errors made during the trial or sentencing.