Once you are arrested, the clock begins to tick on building a defense for your case. Therefore, it is critical to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Our office services the North Florida area, including the counties of Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, and Taylor. Having an experienced criminal defense attorney who has trial experience, understands the court system, and relentlessly advocates on your behalf is vital to asserting a successful defense.
The time after an arrest can seem overwhelming; however, our firm has locations in Lake City and Live Oak Florida, which gives people from the local community easier access to our firm, where we can meet with them face-to-face. Attorney Stephen P. Mercer is experienced in dealing with those who are faced with arrest or who are dealing with the criminal legal system. His background as a former law enforcement officer and Assistant State Attorney gives him unique insight into how to defend the accused. Mr. Mercer understands that people in these situations could be expelled from school or college, lose a license, be fired from a job, obtain a criminal record, or even lose their rights and be sentenced to jail or prison. Stephen approaches every case in professional manner and zealously advocates on behalf of his clients.