Traffic Tickets, DUI and Misdemeanors

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Facing criminal charges, whether a misdemeanor or a felony, is serious business. The outcome of your case can have ramifications on your life for years. It pays to have a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney on your side to protect your rights and explain your options if you are facing criminal charges.

While misdemeanor charges are less serious than felony charges, they still may involve serious penalties such as fines, jail time, or loss of driving privileges. Misdemeanor charges may become felony charges under certain circumstances, so speaking with an experienced criminal defense attorney is important if you find yourself charged with a misdemeanor crime.

We understand that your future is at stake when facing felony charges. With that in mind, our criminal defense lawyers look at all possible options in order to minimize any consequences you might face. Not only do we defend you against felony charges, but we also defend your rights.

At the criminal defense law offices of Finnell, McGuiness, Nezami & Andux, we specialize in representing and defending clients facing criminal prosecution for misdemeanors and felonies. Some of the typical criminal charges our clients face include:

  • DUI
  • Hit and run
  • Theft, fraud, and white collar crime
  • Identity theft
  • Drug possession and sales
  • Domestic violence
  • Juvenile defense
  • Probation violations
  • Removing warrants
  • Record expungements
  • Criminal Defense for Military Personnel

Criminal Defense Strategies

The skilled defense attorneys at Finnell, McGuiness, Nezami & Andux, have over 30 years of courtroom experience and the ability to utilize creative defense strategies for any misdemeanor or felony case, from minor infractions to the most serious felony charges. We provide you with expertise to keep you informed of your options and answer any questions you have as your case progresses. If necessary, we will represent you at trial and fight for your rights and reputation. We are passionate about helping our clients successfully navigate through the criminal justice system.

Our criminal defense lawyers are aggressive in their pursuit of justice on behalf of our clients in Florida. When you hire us to represent you in a criminal matter, from simple to complex, we fully investigate the issue and charges against you. Our goal is to protect you to the greatest extent possible. We do our best, every time, to exhaust all possible defenses and to prevent or overturn a conviction.

Our Criminal Defense Expertise

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, contact criminal defense attorneys at Finnell, McGuiness, Nezami & Andux, to discuss your case today. We will discuss your case and you can learn more about our effective misdemeanor and felony defense strategies. Our lawyers regularly appear in Florida courtrooms, and have aggressively defended thousands of cases just like yours.

Let us help you with cases like:

  • DUI
  • Drug offenses
  • Firearm offenses
  • Sex offenses
  • Burglary and property crimes
  • Domestic violence
  • Assault and battery
  • Probation violations
  • Bond reductions
  • All traffic violations
  • Criminal investigations
  • Criminal record sealing and expungement
  • White collar crime and fraud charges
  • Post-conviction appeals

In our opinion, being local is important. Strong relationships throughout our local community are essential to obtain the best possible outcome.

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Criminal Defense

Founded on the steadfast belief in doing what's right for our clients, Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami & Andux is a Criminal Defense firm serving Duval County and the surrounding areas. We've built and staked our reputations on getting the best possible outcome for our clients. Every case is important, no matter how big or small. Our senior trial attorneys pride themselves on knowing the law and using it your advantage. We are experienced in handling case as simple as traffic tickets and as complex as homicide.

Personal Injury

If you have been injured in an accident due to another’s carelessness, you may be able to recover your damages. However, time is of the essence. If you wait to long you may be barred form making a claim. Our personal injury attorneys have years of knowledge representing clients who have been injured and can help you learn more about personal injury and whether or not you are eligible for recovery.

Family Law

We approach family law and divorce in a straightforward manner. We strive to find peaceful solutions while protecting your rights. We strive to minimize discord and strive to help everyone prioritize the children’s interests. Our experienced family lawyers understand the need to protect your assets, your business and your ability to earn income and provide for your family.

Estate Planning

Although end-of-life planning can be a difficult subject, it is important for you to deal with these issues so you and your family can be protected in case something unexpected happens. Let our experienced attorneys guide you through these difficult decisions and give you peace of mind.


If you or a loved one has been arrested for a DUI, we realize this can be an embarrassing and traumatic experience. Our experienced DUI attorneys know how to fight DUI charges by contesting field sobriety test, breath test or blood draws. Our DUI Attorneys who have the trial experience necessary to expose the weaknesses in the state’s case.

Traffic Tickets & Misdemeanors

Most of us have had to deal with the authorities regarding a traffic ticket or infraction. Traffic tickets can be an expensive frustration of both your time and financial resources. However, most people are not aware that they have options after being ticketed. Don't take the points!

Immigration & Deportation

At FMNA, we are prepared to guide you through the complicated immigration process of filing a family petition. We can also guide you through the naturalization process so you can become a citizen of the United States and reap all the benefits that citizenship offers. If you or your loved one is not a United States citizen, it is extremely important that you consult with an immigration attorney if you have been arrested or are involved in a criminal investigation.

Federal Court

Not all attorneys choose to represent clients in federal court. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience in federal court to handle your federal case. Bruce Culbert is a veteran federal trial attorney serving Clay County, Duval County and Nassau County. Attorneys Gonzalo Andux and Ann Finnell are also veteran trial attorney who practice in the Middle District. Additionally, attorneys Vanessa Newtson and Bruce Culbert are active members of the Criminal Justice Act Panel.

Civil Rights Cases

If you’ve had your civil rights violated by the government, you need a strong and experienced law firm to defend you and uphold the Constitution. Whether you’ve been hurt by a local municipality, a state actor or the United States government, our attorneys have the experience, expertise and resources necessary to defend your rights, hold the government accountable and ensure you are compensated for your damages.


Thousands. That’s a big number.

Our Lawyers have handled literally thousands of difficult cases. To have that kind of track record, we’ve learned to put our clients first and to treat every case as if it were our only case. It’s your future on the line. Entrust it to our experienced attorneys who work and live right here in your community.

We’ll be with you every step of the way.