Criminal Defense

St. Augustine Criminal Defense Attorneys

Defending Clients in Clay, Flagler, Putnam & St. Johns County

Judge's Gavel Symbolizing Criminal Receiving Verdict

If you face criminal charges in Florida, you owe it to yourself to hire a St. Augustine criminal defense lawyer with experience, skill, and a proven track record for success. At Taylor & Waldrop Attorneys, our mission is to do everything within our power to get your criminal charges lessened or dropped entirely.

Why choose our St. Augustine criminal defense lawyers?

  • Asserting our clients' legal rights since 1978
  • 200+ trials successfully handled
  • Significant percentage of not-guilty verdicts

Call us today to request a consultation with a trial-tested attorney near you!

Types of Criminal Defense Cases Our Law Firm Handles

Our legal team has over 40 years of collective experience defending clients in local state and federal courts. From DUI arrests and drug offenses to murder charges, federal crimes, and appeals, we have the experience to vigorously fight any type of criminal charge.

We Take on Criminal Cases That Include:

When you face criminal charges in Florida, your choice of representation can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. With more than 40 years of combined experience, our legal team has the knowledge and experience you need to see you through this matter.

You cannot afford to stick with the "fresh out of law school" public defender who has too many cases on his or her plate. Your future, your family, and your liberty are what we care about most. Let us put our decades of state and federal criminal defense experience to work for you!

Contact Taylor & Waldrop Attorneys to schedule your confidential consultation with a defense attorney near you.

Florida Criminal Law FAQ

What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?

Misdemeanors are less serious offenses that typically result in lighter penalties, such as fines, probation, or short-term jail sentences (less than one year). Felonies are more serious crimes that can result in heavier penalties, including longer prison sentences (more than one year), larger fines, and a permanent criminal record.

Can I have my criminal record expunged?

Expungement, or the process of sealing a criminal record, may be possible depending on the nature of your offense and your criminal history. Certain charges, particularly non-violent misdemeanors and first-time offenses, may be eligible for expungement. Our attorneys can assess your situation and guide you through the expungement process if applicable.

What are my rights if I am pulled over by the police?

If you are pulled over by the police, you have the right to:

  • Remain silent and not answer questions about your activities or whereabouts
  • Refuse to consent to a search of your vehicle or person unless the police have a warrant or probable cause
  • Ask if you are free to leave if you are not being detained or arrested
  • Request an attorney if you are arrested

How are DUI charges handled in Florida?

DUI charges in Florida are taken very seriously and can result in severe penalties, including fines, license suspension, mandatory alcohol education programs, and jail time. It is crucial to contact a criminal defense attorney immediately if you are charged with a DUI. Our attorneys can help you understand the charges, develop a defense strategy, and work towards the best possible outcome.

What should I bring to my initial consultation with a criminal defense attorney?

For your initial consultation, it is helpful to bring:

  • Any documents related to your case, such as arrest records, police reports, and court notices
  • A list of any witnesses or evidence that may support your defense
  • Any questions or concerns you have about your case and the legal process

How much does it cost to hire a criminal defense attorney?

The cost of hiring a criminal defense attorney can vary depending on the complexity of your case, the attorney's experience, and other factors. We offer an initial consultation to discuss your case and provide a clear understanding of the potential costs. We strive to offer flexible payment options to accommodate your financial circumstances.

We Come Highly Recommended

  • Brad Waldrop was a huge asset!

  • I would absolutely recommend him to anyone for any legal service he offers.

  • It was like I knew him for years. I left that consultation knowing I was with the right attorney.

    Former Client
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What Sets Taylor & Waldrop Attorneys Apart?

  • Aggressive and Result-Driven Representation
  • Thorough and Compassionate Guidance and Legal Advice
  • Over 40 Years of Combined Experience
  • Federal and State Cases Defended
  • Hundreds of Cases Tried Since 1978