Experienced Attorneys Providing Aggressive and Zealous Representation.
Proudly serving Duval, St. Johns, Nassau and Clay counties, Jacksonville Beach and Atlantic Beach.
WHAT DO YOU NEED HELP WITH?
We handle all DUI offenses and are happy to provide you with a free consultation on your case. We can help with any criminal traffic offenses, including Reckless Driving, Driving While License Suspended or Revoked (DWLSR), No Valid Driver License, Racing on a Highway, and many others.
If you are in trouble, and are in need of a criminal lawyer who will handle your case from start to finish, call our office at (904) 619-2510 to speak directly with Attorney Kate Mesic. If you have already entered a plea or had a case that was dropped, we can help you evaluate your options for clearing your criminal record. Please see our section on Expungement and Sealing to learn more about your options.
A DUI case is one of the most complex types of criminal cases and it can change a person’s life. If convicted, a DUI sentence carries not just the penalties ordered by the court, such as classes, probation, and community service, but also collateral penalties that come with the conviction, such as a much higher insurance. Florida has very serious penalties for even first time DUI offenders. Read More
If you got a traffic ticket in Duval, Clay or Nassau counties, and are convicted of it, you will receive points. Paying your ticket equals a conviction, and consequently points on your license. Our office handles all types of civil traffic infractions, and we can help you avoid the points that can raise your insurance rates or even lead to the suspension of your driver’s license. Read More
Florida has some of the toughest drug possession laws in the country. Even a misdemeanor drug possession has very serious penalties and can lead to a criminal record. But most importantly a conviction for Possession of Marijuana (even under 20 grams) can have a very serious effect on your life, because it carries a mandatory 2 year license suspension. Read More
In order to purchase, possess or consume alcohol, you must be 21 years of age. The first offense of Possession of Alcohol under 21 is a second degree misdemeanor, but the second becomes a first degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 1 year in jail and up to $1,000.00 fine. Read More
THEFT AND SHOPLIFTING
GET YOUR DRIVER LICENSE BACK
We often help our clients get their Driver License back after suspension for DUI, points, or insurance violations. We can help you figure out exactly what you need to do to get your driver license back. Read More
We focus on legal needs of small business owners, from contract development and review to litigation, collections and succession planning. We work smarter, just like you. Our clients consider us a business asset, not a business expense. We help business owners make smart, educated choices, so they can be on their way to financial success.
We know that litigation is expensive, and especially for small business owners, sometimes it is not the solution they are looking for. We help our clients negotiate the best possible contract, the best possible lease, and understand what they are getting themselves into. We don’t let out clients to into a business deal blindfolded.
We all come in contact with contracts on daily basis, whether it is a commercial lease, a purchase of a home or a vehicle, or perhaps you are clicking online that you “have read and agree to terms and conditions” of a particular agreement. All these are examples of contacts with different purposes. Read More
Our office represents clients in different industries, such as building contractors, electrical contractors, construction material suppliers, different franchises and many others in a variety of collection cases. We help our clients collect outstanding receivables or assist them with a breach of contract claims. This area of the law is also known as creditor’s rights or collections. Read More
Our office frequently represents individuals who are considering buying a franchise. We help them from start to finish, when they begin evaluating their options and negotiate their franchise agreements. We review both their disclosure documents and franchise agreements and assist franchise buyers with setting up the proper legal entity in order to purchase the franchise. Read More
SMALL BUSINESS LAW
Please take a look at the article Extending Credit to the “Right” Customers written by Kate L. Mesic. This article was published in the Jacksonville Advantage Magazine in 2012. Most of our clients are business owners who have outstanding receivables or whose customers have failed to live up to their side of the agreement. Read More
STARTING A BUSINESS IN FLORIDA
When starting a business multiple decisions must be made. Are you starting a new business “from scratch,” so to speak, or are you purchasing an existing business or perhaps you are purchasing a franchise. Read More