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Destin Criminal Defense Attorneys

Protecting Your Rights with Tenacity & Knowledgeability

Everyone who is accused of a crime deserves a fair chance in and out of court to explain their side of the story and shield their rights. The criminal justice system can often be too eager to prosecute and convict, forgetting the presumption of innocence.

Our Destin criminal lawyers at The Virga Law Firm, P.A. are here to set the record straight and protect your rights!

We are capable of managing a variety of criminal defense cases, including:

  • Drug crimes
  • DUI/DWI
  • Sex crimes
  • Violent crimes
  • Theft crimes
  • Property crimes

No matter the circumstances of your arrest, we want to be the team you count on for reliable criminal defense. You can even call on our criminal defense attorneys in Destin, FL if you are being investigated for a crime, before a charge is ever filed.


Take the initiative in your defense and call (800) 822-5170 today.


Penalties for Serious Crimes in Destin, Florida

Crimes are all charged based on type and severity. This categorization creates an extensive catalogue of potential penalties you could face when convicted of a crime. There are, however, basic penalties that are generally applied at the time of sentencing.

If you are convicted and sentenced for a crime, you could face:

  • Incarceration
  • Fines and fees paid to the state
  • Community service
  • Probation time
  • License removal, such as driver’s license
  • Loss of child custody rights

The severity of each penalty will increase as the charge increases. For example, a misdemeanor theft crime will be penalized less severely than a similar theft crime that was charged as a felony.

Quick-Thinking Defense Right When You Need It

As soon as you are given an opportunity to place a phone call after being arrested, you should dial (800) 822-5170 to connect with our criminal lawyers in Destin. We are not afraid of taking on experienced prosecutorial teams and negotiating with stubborn judges. It is our mission to secure the best possible outcome for your criminal defense case, be it a case dismissal, charge reduction, or acquittal.


Get started on your defense right away. Contact our Destin criminal defense lawyers today!


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