Baker, Crestview, Holt, Milligan and all Florida state criminal law
Baker, Crestview, Holt, Milligan and all Florida state criminal law cases originating north of the Shoal River Bridge, and all felony case arraignments ("Plea Day" in Okaloosa County) are handled at the Crestview, Florida, Courthouse.
The location of the courthouse for your criminal case is tried or settled is determined by the location of the arrest, or where the incident leading to arrest, occurred (federal cases are handled in different courthouses than state cases).
CRESTVIEW AREA MISDEMEANORS:
All aspects are handled at the Crestview Courthouse. The courthouse is located at the corner of highway 90 and State Road 85 (or as Crestview locals call it, the intersection of Ferdon Boulevard and Main Street). We normally file a Waiver of Arraignment and excuse you from court attendance for arraignment, and we keep you informed of which court appearances you and your lawyer must attend. In some cases, your attorney can appear on your behalf without your presence. Some cases can be handled without you even going to court at all.
CRESTVIEW AREA FELONIES:
All Okaloosa County, Florida, criminal cases have felony arraignment (called "Plea Day" in Okaloosa County) in the Crestview, Florida, courthouse. However, the actual case will be litigated in the Shalimar Courthouse Annex in Shalimar, Florida, unless the case originated north of the Shoal Rive bridge. We will simplify the legal process for you, first by filing a Waiver of Arraignment - thus you will not have attend criminal arraignment. Our firm will let you know which types of proceedings you must attend, which legal proceedings you may attend - or not, at your option.
The Okaloosa County Jail is located about one mile from the Crestview, Florida, courthouse on Highway 90 east. The Crestview Courthouse is a now a much more secure judicial facility.
Crestview Criminal Defense Attorney
Cobb Criminal Defense Law firm maintains a production office in Crestview for staff members who live in Crestview, but not a meeting office. In fact, we have actually found that most of our clients prefer phone appointments for most discussions concerning their legal matters. This was quite a surprise, until we factored in the cost of gas, lost time from work, daycare issues, and the time it now takes to drive even short distances in Crestview.
Crestview is also a commuter community - most people who live in Crestview, Florida, actually work in places such as Milton, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Mary Esther, Niceville or even Pensacola, Florida. Most attorneys and lawyers practicing in Crestview, Florida, actually maintain offices elsewhere. After all, for someone who lives in Crestview but works in Destin or Fort Walton Beach, a trip to the lawyer's Crestview office on a work day imposes a severe hardship with their employment.
Thus, for many busy local residents and most out of state residents, teleconferencing is often the only way to handle lawyer appointments due to time constraints. Rest assured that we will keep you informed with a minimum of hassle.