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Criminal Law

It is the job of the court system to prove your involvement in a crime, and until this is done, you should be presumed innocent. Our goal is to protect our clients’ rights, and provide them with options and guidance at every step along the way. If you are being charged for a criminal act, please contact the experienced criminal law attorney Jeffrey M. Pfister for a consultation.


Whether you are impaired or sober, getting pulled over and arrested for suspicion of drunk driving can have an impact on your record. If you or someone you know is dealing with a DUI charge, it is important to contact a qualified criminal law attorney to handle your case. One wrong step or statement could cause a world of trouble for you.

There are various types of DUI’s that an individual can be charged for. The severity of the penalties depends on the type of DUI crime, and any other crimes that are tacked onto the DUI. DUI crimes could include:

Administrative Suspension
We understand how important your freedom to drive is, and a license suspension could make your life difficult. Don’t face an administrative suspension alone– acquire a qualified criminal defense attorney to fight for your freedom to drive.

DUI w/ Personal Injury
DUI’s that cause injury to another person or party are not taken lightly in the state of Florida, so you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you avoid jail time or a license suspension.

DUI w/ Bodily Harm/Death
If you drive under the influence and cause another person’s injury or death, it is imperative that you acquire a criminal defense attorney.

Boating Under the Influence
Like DUI’s, boating under the influence is taken very seriously in the state of Florida, and having a defense attorney is vital if you wish to avoid heavy fines or jail time.


Misdemeanors are cases for which a defendant can only receive a year or less in jail. Although many view misdemeanors as minor offenses, any criminal arrest can be damaging for your record and your future. Even those with no prior record should be concerned about an arrest and how it will affect their future.


Battery charges can severely affect your record and your future, affecting your ability to find a good job or even rent a decent home. If you are facing battery charges, consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney

Criminal Traffic

If you are being charged with a traffic misdemeanor, it is recommended that you hire a criminal defense attorney to avoid fines and penalties.

Driver’s License Revocation

We understand how important it is that you retain your driver’s license and freedom to drive, and it can be hard to fight for this freedom without a defense attorney at your side

Possession of Paraphernalia

Possession of drug paraphernalia can be almost as damaging as possession of substances themselves, and could cost you dearly if you do not have the right legal team defending your case.

Possession of Substance

If you are being charged with possession of a drug substance, you could face jail time if you do not have the right criminal defense attorney handling your case.


Resisting w/o Violence

Even if you are non-violent, resisting arrest is still a serious crime that could land you in jail. Hire an experienced defense attorney to handle your case.


Even though shoplifting may seem like a minor offense, it is not taken lightly and these charges can ruin your record if you do not have a criminal defense attorney on your side.

Worthless Check

Using a worthless check is considered a misdemeanor and could tarnish your reputation and lead to all sorts of negative consequences. These types of cases can be difficult to handle on your own, so it is recommended that you hire a criminal defense attorney.

Traffic Offenses​

There are many rules and regulations to abide by while on the road. Unfortunately, traffic offenses you may commit everyday could cost you if you are ever caught by a law enforcement officer. If this happens, you should call a criminal defense attorney right away.

Jeffrey M. Pfister has experience handling a variety of traffic offense cases, including:

Expired Driver’s License

Like driving with an expired license, driving with an expired tag could land you with fines and fees unless you hire a knowledgeable attorney.


Expired Tag

Like driving with an expired license, driving with an expired tag could land you with fines and fees unless you hire a knowledgeable attorney.

Improper Equipment

Having improper equipment on your vehicle could affect its legality on the streets. To avoid penalties, you should consult with an attorney.


Racing is viewed as dangerous road behavior, and could cost you terribly without a criminal attorney defending your case.

Red Light Tickets

With the use of traffic cameras, running a red light is a lot harder to get away with. If you are fined for running a red light, you may want to hire a defense attorney to avoid those penalties.

Speeding Tickets

Even though speeding may seem like a minor offense, driving too fast could severely affect your record and your future. To avoid fines and even jail time, consider hiring an attorney.

 Sex Crimes

Sex crime charges should not be taken lightly, as the consequences can follow you for a lifetime and severely impact your record and reputation. Most sex crimes resulting in a “guilty” conviction will require you to register as a sexual predator or sexual offender, and this registration can haunt you for the rest of your life. It is crucial that you do not hesitate to contact an experienced sex crimes attorney to handle your case.

Jeffrey M. Pfister has experience handling a variety of sex crimes cases, including:

Child Molestation

Even the mere accusation of child molestation could ruin your reputation and have severe effects on your life and loved ones. You need a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney in your corner to handle your case.

Child Pornography

Involvement of any kind with child pornography is considered a serious offense and requires the knowledge and skill of a criminal defense attorney.

Computer Sex Crimes

Computer sex crimes are on the rise, and they are incredibly difficult cases to handle yourself. A professional defense attorney educated in sex crimes could be an asset to your case.

Lewd & Lascivious Behavior

Lewd and lascivious behavior is defined as being either the intentional, vulgar touching of someone under the age of 16, or the solicitation of a person 16 or younger to commit a sensual act. Don’t face these charges alone, hire a criminal defense attorney for aid with your case.


A record of prostitution could make your future goals difficult to achieve if you do not have an experienced attorney on your side defending your case

Sexual Abuse/Assault

Sexual abuse, or molestation, is when a person forces themselves and undesired, non-consensual sexual behavior on another person. These charges could be difficult to face alone, but having a defense attorney greatly increases your chances at achieving a positive outcome.


Solicitation is defined as influencing someone to commit a sexual act, whether that influence be monetary or otherwise. This offense could land you in jail if you are not prepared with a criminal defense attorney

Contact Jeffrey M. Pfister, P.A.