Criminal Defense

Criminal defense law is a critical branch of the legal system that safeguards the rights of individuals accused of committing crimes. If you or a loved one are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, it is essential to understand your rights and seek the guidance of a skilled criminal defense attorney who specializes in handling these cases. I am committed to providing comprehensive support and effective representation for individuals facing criminal charges.

Understanding Misdemeanor Offenses: Misdemeanor offenses are considered less serious crimes than felonies, but they can still carry significant consequences, including fines, probation, community service, and potential incarceration. Common examples of misdemeanor offenses that I help with include petty theft, simple assault, driving under the influence (DUI), drug possession, trespassing, and certain traffic violations. While misdemeanors may not carry the same level of severity as felonies, they can still have a lasting impact on your personal and professional life.

How I Can Help

I recognize the challenges and uncertainties that accompany criminal charges. I am an experienced criminal defense attorney, dedicated to protecting your rights, advocating for your best interests, and minimizing the potential consequences you may face. Here’s how I can support you throughout the legal process:

  1. Expert Legal Guidance: I will provide you with a clear understanding of the charges against you, explain the potential consequences, and outline the available legal options. I will carefully analyze the evidence, witness statements, and applicable laws to build a strong defense strategy tailored to your specific case.
  2. Protection of Your Rights: I am committed to safeguarding your constitutional rights throughout the criminal justice process. I will ensure that your rights to due process, a fair trial, and protection against self-incrimination are upheld. I will also closely examine any potential violations of your rights and take appropriate legal action if necessary.
  3. Negotiation and Plea Bargaining: I will engage in open communication and negotiation with the prosecution, seeking opportunities to minimize the charges, penalties, or potential long-term consequences associated with your case. I will work diligently to secure the best possible outcome for you.
  4. Courtroom Representation: If your case proceeds to trial, I will provide strong courtroom representation, presenting a compelling defense on your behalf. I will challenge the prosecution’s evidence, cross-examine witnesses, and present persuasive arguments to defend your innocence or mitigate the charges.
  5. Support and Guidance: I understand that facing criminal charges can be an overwhelming experience. I will provide compassionate guidance and support throughout the legal process, addressing your concerns, answering your questions, and keeping you informed at every stage.

Why Choose James D. Haley

Choosing the right criminal defense attorney is crucial when facing misdemeanor or felony charges. I offer the following advantages:

  • Experience: I have extensive experience in criminal defense law. I understand the unique dynamics and legal strategies involved in securing favorable outcomes for my clients.
  • Skillful Negotiation: I have a proven track record of achieving positive results through negotiation and plea bargaining, helping my clients minimize the potential consequences of their charges.
  • Personalized Approach: I provide individualized attention and tailor my defense strategies to your specific circumstances. I understand that every case is unique, and I will work closely with you to develop a defense strategy that meets your needs and goals.
  • Aggressive Representation: I am a skilled litigator who is not afraid to fight for your rights in the courtroom. I will diligently challenge the prosecution’s case.

Contact me today to schedule a free consultation. If you are in need of immediate assistance, please send an email to and I will attempt to assist you as quickly as possible.

Domestic Relations

Domestic relations law is a specialized area of law that focuses on legal issues and disputes related to family relationships. It encompasses a wide range of matters that involve spouses, parents, children, and other family members. Whether you are facing a joyful milestone or navigating a challenging situation, understanding domestic relations law is crucial to protect your rights and make informed decisions.

I am well-versed in domestic relations law and dedicated to assisting individuals and families in resolving legal matters with compassion, sensitivity, and expertise.

Key Aspects of Domestic Relations Law:

Marriage and Divorce

Domestic relations law addresses the legal aspects of marriage and divorce. It encompasses prenuptial agreements, legal requirements for marriage, property division, spousal support (alimony), child custody, visitation rights, and child support. I can guide you through the divorce process, helping you understand your rights and advocating for a fair resolution.

Child Custody and Visitation

Child custody and visitation arrangements are often among the most crucial and emotionally challenging aspects of family law. Domestic relations law establishes the legal framework for determining custody, visitation schedules, and decision-making authority regarding the upbringing of children. I am experienced in handling child custody disputes and strive to protect the best interests of the child while advocating for your parental rights.

Child and Spousal Support

Domestic relations law governs the financial support obligations between spouses and for the welfare of children. It establishes guidelines for determining child support, taking into account factors such as the income of both parents and the needs of the child. Spousal support, also known as alimony, may be awarded to one spouse during and after divorce proceedings. I can help you understand the legal principles involved and guide you through the process of establishing or modifying support orders.

Domestic Violence and Protective Orders

Domestic relations law addresses issues of domestic violence, abuse, and the protection of victims. It provides legal avenues for obtaining protective orders or restraining orders to safeguard individuals and their families from harm. I am dedicated to providing support and legal representation to victims of domestic violence, helping them seek the protection they need.

Why Choose James D. Haley, P.C.:

I understand the sensitive and personal nature of domestic relations matters. I am committed to providing compassionate guidance and strategic advocacy tailored to your unique circumstances. I believe in promoting peaceful resolutions whenever possible but am prepared to assertively protect your rights in court when necessary.

With my extensive knowledge of domestic relations law, I’m equipped to handle a wide range of family law matters, ensuring that your interests are protected and that you have a clear understanding of your legal rights and options.

Contact me today to schedule a free consultation. I am here to assist you in navigating the complexities of family law and finding effective solutions to your legal needs.

Estate Planning

Estate planning law encompasses the legal strategies and processes involved in managing and distributing one’s assets and properties upon death or incapacity. It provides individuals and families with the opportunity to plan and make important decisions about their estates, ensuring that their wishes are honored, their loved ones are provided for, and their legacy is protected.

I can help you navigate the complexities of estate planning, and provide you with the guidance and tools you need to make informed decisions and achieve your long-term objectives.

Key Aspects of Estate Planning Law:

Will and Trust Creation

Estate planning involves the creation of wills and trusts, which serve as essential legal documents for expressing your wishes regarding the distribution of assets, appointment of guardians for minor children, and other important matters. I will work closely with you to understand your specific goals and draft comprehensive wills and trusts that accurately reflect your intentions.

Asset Protection

Estate planning law also focuses on protecting your assets from potential risks, such as creditors, taxes, and lawsuits. I can help you implement strategies to safeguard your wealth and ensure that your hard-earned assets are preserved for future generations.

Healthcare and Financial Powers of Attorney

Estate planning involves the preparation of powers of attorney for healthcare and finances. These documents designate individuals who will make important decisions on your behalf in the event of your incapacity. I will assist you in establishing these powers of attorney, ensuring that your interests are protected and that your wishes are followed when you are unable to make decisions yourself.

I understand that estate planning is a deeply personal and significant endeavor. Contact me today to schedule a free consultation. I am here to assist you in creating a comprehensive estate plan that reflects your values, protects your assets, and secures your family’s future.

Business & Corporate Law

Your Partner for Business Success

Navigating the complexities of business law is crucial for entrepreneurs and companies alike. I am happy to support your business endeavors.

Business Start-up

Launch with Confidence from Idea to Implementation

I provide comprehensive legal guidance for business start-ups. Ensure a solid foundation with my assistance in entity selection, permits, licenses, and regulatory compliance.

LLC & Incorporation

Protect Your Interests

Safeguard your assets and limit personal liability. I can assist in forming LLCs and corporations, offering expert advice on corporate governance, compliance, and shareholder agreements.

Plan Review

A Blueprint for Success

Thorough plan review is essential for strategic growth. I meticulously examine your business plans, contracts, and agreements, ensuring legal compliance, risk mitigation, and maximizing opportunities.


Expand with Confidence

Venture into franchising successfully with my expertise. I provide legal support in franchise agreements, disclosure documents, compliance, and protecting your interests as a franchisor or franchisee.

Choose James D. Haley as your trusted legal partner. I provide personalized solutions tailored to your unique needs, helping you navigate legal complexities and achieve your business goals.

Contact me today to schedule a consultation and take the next step towards business success.

Legal Solutions

Throughout my decades of work between Florida and Georgia, I have provided a wide range of legal solutions for many circumstances and situations. No scenario is too esoteric, and I am always happy to provide consultation for your specific legal needs. Here are a few examples of processes I have helped with in the past.

Security Clearance Application

As part of my legal services, I have provided dedicated support in navigating the complexities of security clearance applications. I offer personalized guidance to individuals from various industries, helping them understand the requirements and improve their chances of obtaining the necessary clearance.

Sports Management Consultation

In the past, I have offered expert consultation services tailored to athletes, coaches, agents, and sports organizations. I provided guidance on contract negotiations, endorsement agreements, intellectual property rights, and other legal matters, helping my clients achieve success in their athletic careers.

Agreement Negotiations for Screen Actors Guild (SAG) / IATSE Film and Television Locations

Over the years, I have provided legal support to the entertainment industry. I have experience in negotiating and drafting agreements for film and television productions, ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). My clients’ projects’ legal needs were expertly handled to ensure smooth operations.

Intellectual Property Protection

As part of my legal services, I have provided comprehensive guidance to safeguard clients’ intellectual property rights. I assisted them in protecting their trademarks, copyrights, patents, and other creative works and innovative ideas.

Contract Drafting and Review

In the past, I have offered expertise in contract law, assisting clients with drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts. I ensured that their agreements were legally sound, enforceable, and favorable to their interests.

Employment Law

In previous cases, I provided expert advice on employment-related legal matters. I assisted clients with contracts, non-disclosure agreements, employee handbooks, worker’s compensation, and compliance with labor laws, helping them navigate the complexities of employment law and ensure a fair and legally compliant workplace.

Other Legal Services

In addition to the above, I have provided a range of other legal solutions tailored to specific client needs. These have included business formation and compliance, contract disputes, real estate transactions, estate planning, and more. Contact me to discuss your specific legal needs, and I will be happy to assist you.

Schedule your free consultation today.