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Okaloosa County sits in the northwest corner of the state and extends from the Gulf of Mexico to Alabama. The schools in the Okaloosa County School District are statistically the best in the state. The county also has a few artificial reefs that have become popular fishing spots for locals and visitors.
There are many Okaloosa County lawyers that are quite experienced in areas of law such as personal injury, DUI, criminal defense, mental illness, contracts, business, real property, environmental, divorce, alimony, and more.
The family of a slain Okaloosa County sheriff's deputy recently sued the hospital where the man who killed the officer escaped from. The lawsuit alleges that the hospital was grossly negligent in allowing the mentally ill person to escape. The man had been forcefully put in the hospital after his brothers became concerned that he was mentally ill and dangerous. The man threatened the security guard in his hospital room and then escaped, fleeing to his childhood home where he had access to weapons. A police force containing the slain Okaloosa County sheriff's deputy attempted to take the man back to the hospital, but the man shot and killed the officer before turning the gun on himself.
If you have a lawsuit that you need to file in Okaloosa County, you will probably have to do so at the First Judicial Circuit Court of Florida. The attorneys in the county regularly practice in this court and are well versed in the legal procedures that your case must follow to be successful.
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