Your Freedom Matters: Dedicated Criminal Defense Lawyers

A criminal conviction is a mark that will remain on your record long after your case has been closed. The consequences of a conviction can impact every part of your life, from your personal finances to your employment opportunities. There’s no doubt that your future—and your freedom—is on the line in your criminal case. Don’t let a criminal conviction completely disrupt your life—fight the charges with help from the Spring Hill criminal defense attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett. Since 1971, our attorneys have represented the accused in Spring Hill. We pride ourselves on helping each client reach the best possible outcome in their case. We know how to play hardball with the state—and our attorneys always play to win.

Attorneys at Carlson Meissner Law Firm on Criminal Defense

Attorney J. Kevin Hayslett

What Criminal Cases Do Our Experienced Attorneys Handle in Spring Hill?

We have the legal experience, resources, and knowledge to represent clients who are facing any type of criminal charges.

Some of our attorneys' many practice areas include:

No matter how serious the crime, our Spring Hill criminal defense attorney's will aggressively defend your rights and work tirelessly to reach a favorable outcome in your case.

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Felony vs. Misdemeanor Charges: What’s the Difference?

Every criminal offense in Spring Hill is classified as either a felony or a misdemeanor. Felony crimes are more serious than misdemeanor crimes, so they carry more severe penalties. If you are convicted of a felony crime, you could face potential prison time, fines, and other consequences. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor, you can face jail time, fines, probation, and more.

Misdemeanor crimes may be considered “low level” crimes, but that doesn’t mean you should take these charges lightly. You should never try to fight criminal charges on your own—even if you are only charged with a misdemeanor offense.  Seek the assistance of our criminal defense lawyers in Spring Hill.

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What Penalties Will First-Time Criminal Offenders Face in Spring Hill?

Don’t take your criminal charges lightly simply because you are a first-time offender. You can face serious penalties if you are convicted even if you do not have a prior criminal record. However, some defendants may be eligible for a first-time offender diversion program in Hernando County.

This is a program that allows a first-time offender who is charged with a low level, non-violent crime to get their case dismissed. If you are eligible for this program, the state will ask you to comply with certain terms, such as completing community service hours or education courses. If you comply with all of the terms of the program, the state will dismiss the charges against you.

These programs are very beneficial to first-time offenders. It allows them to avoid the serious legal consequences of a criminal conviction. But unfortunately, not every first-time offender will be eligible for this program. If you are facing criminal charges for the first time, talk to our attorneys to determine whether or not this is an option for you.

Why Do You Need to Hire A Criminal Lawyer?

To reach the best possible outcome in your case, you will need a team of experienced legal professionals in your corner. At our law firm, we always take a team approach to fight your criminal charges. The team at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett consists of former prosecutors and public defenders who have now dedicated their careers to protecting the rights of the accused. We also work with a skilled investigator who is tasked with gathering evidence that can be used to strengthen your defense. If you choose to hire Carlson Meissner & Hayslett, you won’t just have a single attorney fighting for you. You will be supported by our aggressive and tenacious team of professionals who all share the same goal: to protect your best interests.

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Book Your Free Consultation With Our Spring Hill Criminal Defense Attorneys Today

Don’t face criminal charges without an experienced attorney from Carlson Meissner & Hayslett by your side. Our criminal defense attorneys in Spring Hill know how much you value your freedom, which is what motivates us to aggressively fight for it. We always go the extra mile to help our clients reach the best possible outcome in their case.

Don’t put your future in the hands of an inexperienced attorney. Turn to our trusted criminal lawyers, who have over 125 years of combined legal experience. To schedule a free consultation regarding your case, call our law firm at 352-585-9073 or submit your information here and we'll get back to you shortly!

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