Named for the Native American leader Osceola (meaning singer of the black drink), Osceola County was created in the late 1800s partly from Orange and Brevard Counties with Kissimmee established as the county seat. It is a little known fact that until the early 1900s, Osceola County extended south to Lake Okeechobee, making it even larger than it is today. According to the 2000 census, the population of this county was about 175,000. By the end of 2012 it exceeded 288,000. That represnets over 1000 new residents each month for the past 12 years!
The Osceola County Courthouse is located at 2 Courthouse Square, which is actually on Bryan Street, between Rose Avenue and Beaumont Avenue. The large five story building replaced the older courthouse located across the street. The old courthouse is one of, if not the oldest, courthouses still in use in the United States.
Our office in Kissimmee is conveniently located at the corner of Bryan and Clyde Streets, across the street and one block from the Courthouse. This location provides us with easy access to the courthouse and is centrally located to provide services to all the resident of Osceola County. From this office we assist clients from the many areas of the county, which include the municipalities of Kissimmee and St. Cloud. For those in the unincorporated areas of the county, areas from Buenaventura Lakes and Poinciana to Holopaw and Yeehaw Junction, our attorneys stand ready to assist you. Clients who prefer can also meet with us at our main offices in Maitland, Florida.
Osceola County has a large and growing Hispanic population. The Defense Group has two lawyers (abogados) and three staff members that are fluent in Spanish to make the relationship with our firm more comfortable. Peter Zies, Esq. is our bilingual attorney. Priscilla, Rory and Marcia are also fluent in Spanish. Hablamos espanol!
Our firm is dedicated primarily to the practice of criminal defense – It’s What We Do! Our lawyers defend felony cases like Murder, DUI Manslaughter, Sex Crimes, Trafficking in drugs and other related drug offenses, and Burglary. All criminal cases are serious cases and misdemeanors like Possession of cannabis, Petit Theft, and even Trespass necessitate an aggressive defense as well. We also have a team that focuses on DUI and other related traffic offenses like Racing, Driving on a Suspended License, and Reckless Driving to name a few. Finally our Domestic Violence Team can assist with cases of Battery, Assault, and Domestic Violence Injunctions.
For more information on specific offenses, please select from our drop down menu or call one of our offices and make an appointment to speak with an attorney.