If you have been accused of a crime in Flagler, you do not have to go through the confusing, intimidating, and overwhelming criminal justice process alone. You have the right to be represented by counsel. Exercising this right early on can facilitate building an aggressive defense aimed at countering the prosecution's allegations against you. By fighting your charge with the help of an experienced attorney, you can seek a favorable outcome in your case, safeguarding your future and freedom.

At Hager & Schwartz, P.A., our Flagler criminal defense attorneys can deliver the personalized legal representation you need. We have nearly 50 years of combined experience. Additionally, both of our lawyers are former prosecutors. Thus, we have insider knowledge about the techniques and methods used by law enforcement officials and the Government to develop cases against the accused. We leverage this knowledge to benefit our clients, crafting well-informed defenses. And while we are skilled at developing legal strategies for various criminal matters, we also know that each situation is unique. That is why our team will get to know you and create a defense tailored just for you. Whether you have been accused of a DUI, domestic violence, drug crime, theft crime, or other offense, our lawyers will zealously advocate for you throughout your case.

We are ready to pursue an optimal result on your behalf. Schedule an immediate consultation by calling us at (386) 693-1637 or contacting us online today.


In Florida, crimes are generally classified as misdemeanors or felonies. Misdemeanors are separated into two degrees: first and second. Felonies are categorized as third-degree, second-degree, first-degree, life, and capital.

Whether charged with a misdemeanor or felony in Flagler, the consequences of a conviction are substantial. Each level comes with the possibility of incarceration and/or a fine.

For instance:

  • Second-degree misdemeanors carry up to 60 days in jail and/or up to $500 in fines,
  • First-degree misdemeanors carry up to 1 year in jail and/or up to $1,000 in fines,
  • Third-degree felonies carry up to 5 years in prison and/or up to $5,000 in fines,
  • Second-degree felonies carry up to 15 years in prison and/or up to $10,000 in fines,
  • First-degree felonies carry up to 30 years in prison and/or up to $10,000 in fines,
  • Life felonies carry up to life imprisonment, and
  • Capital felonies are punishable by death.

Additionally, some crimes carry additional sanctions, such as sex offender registration or the loss of driving privileges.

Because your future and ability to provide for yourself and your family are on the line, retain legal services right away. Getting started on your defense as soon as possible gives your Flagler criminal attorney the time necessary to investigate and analyze the facts and research relevant laws.

It is also important to ensure that the person you hire to defend you has experience handling cases similar to yours. Being helped by an attorney unfamiliar with the criminal justice system can add more stress and lead to avoidable missteps.

At Hager & Schwartz, P.A., we provide representation for all types of crimes, including, but not limited to:


In addition to defending against serious criminal allegations, our lawyers also handle driving under the influence cases. These are very nuanced matters involving several unique factors, such as the legality of the initial stop and the validity of chemical test results.

If a person is found guilty of a DUI under Florida Statutes § 316.193, they could be subject to a jail term of up to 6 months, a fine between $500 and $1,000, and driver’s license suspension for up to 1 year. The penalties increase upon a second or subsequent violation or if the offense involved aggravating factors, such as causing an accident resulting in serious bodily injury to or death of another person.

Our criminal defense attorneys in Flagler will examine your case from every angle. We’ll review the facts to see whether the officer had reasonable suspicion to stop you or probable cause to arrest you. Our team will also go through relevant reports and records and consult with experts if necessary to identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s arguments.


At Hager & Schwartz, P.A., we genuinely care about every person we help. Our team looks at more than just the charges our clients are facing. We see a unique individual coming to us at a frightening and critical point in their lives. This perspective drives us to do what we legally can to assist throughout the case.

For counsel from talented and knowledgeable Flagler criminal defense lawyers, please contact us at (386) 693-1637.

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