WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Kate was very responsive upon initial contact and guided my son and I through an unknown process. She carefully managed expectations and educated us on both the pros and cons. Kate was tenacious and relentless in pursuit of attention to our case. I would highly recommend Kate and she’ll be the first I call to handle any of my future legal needs. -criminal defense client
WHAT DO YOU NEED HELP WITH?
Shoplifting, Underage Drinking, Fake ID, Traffic Tickets, Reckless Driving, Driving While License is Suspended or Revoked (DWLSR), No Valid Driver License, Racing on a Highway, and many additional legal services in Jacksonville, FL.
If you need legal help, call (904) 619-2510 to schedule a free legal consultation with experienced Jacksonville criminal defense attorney Kate Mesic. If you have already entered a plea or had a case that was dropped, we can also help you evaluate your options for clearing your criminal record. Please visit our website page on Expungement and Sealing to learn more.
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.
It is important to let your DUI attorney know if there was something that prevented you from doing well on the FSEs, such as back problems, vision problems, any previous injuries, even if you did not tell the officer on the day of the arrest. Florida has very serious penalties for even first time DUI offenders. Learn More ››
If you received a traffic ticket in Duval, Clay or Nassau counties, and are convicted, you will acquire points. Paying your traffic ticket equals a conviction, and consequently points on your license. Our law firm handles civil traffic infractions and we can help you avoid points that will raise your insurance rates or even lead Driver License Suspension. Learn More ››
If you or someone you know has been arrested in Duval, Clay, or St. Johns county, call our law firm today at (904) 619-2510 to speak directly with attorney Kate Mesic. We handle all Criminal and DUI cases and will provide you with a Free Legal Consultation.
Criminal lawyer Kate Mesic is a former prosecutor and will guide you through this difficult and confusing process. We will carefully evaluate your case to determine if we can challenge the arrest and the charge. Learn More ››
THEFT AND SHOPLIFTING
Petit Theft most times is associated with retail theft (also commonly known as shoplifting).
Florida Statute 812.014 defines Petit Theft as knowingly obtaining or using, or endeavoring to obtain or to use, the property of another with intent to, either temporarily or permanently deprive the person of the property, deprive the person of the benefit.
Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Kate Mesic will help you understand your case and what evidence exists against you. Learn More ››
GET YOUR DRIVER LICENSE BACK
We with many clients who have received a citation for Driving on License Suspended or Revoked (DWLSR). There are two types of these citations. The first is a civil traffic ticket, which if you just pay it (just like speeding), it will be treated as a plea of guilty.
The second type of DWLSR is the criminal citation. This is the knowingly DWLSR. It looks very similar to the civil one, but the box is checked that it is criminal and a court appearance is required. We often help our clients get their Driver License back after suspension for DUI, points, or insurance violations.
Driver license attorney Kate Mesic will help you figure out exactly what you need to do to get your driver license back. Learn 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.
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.
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.
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.
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