Practice Areas

Personal Injury

Helping victims physically injured by someone else’s negligence.

Criminal Defense

Helping people accused of violating a law or statute.


Helping landlords take back possession of their property.

U.S. Small Business Administration Loans

Helping small business owners with loan applications and documentation.

U.S. Veterans Affairs Disability Benefits

Helping veterans who were denied disability claim benefits.

Personal Injury

You were injured by someone else’s negligence. It was not your fault, but now you have serious pain, mounting medical bills, and legal issues to contend with. What do you do next? How do you begin? Arthur helps good people like you successfully address all of these issues.

Types of Personal Injury Cases HANDLED AT MIKSIS LAW

There are multiple ways you can be injured by someone else’s negligence. The cause of injury dictates what type of case you have. Listed below are examples.

Motor Vehicle Collisions

Think of these as car crashes. Can involve cars, trucks, motorcycles, cyclists, and/or pedestrians.

Bodily Injury

  • Treatment
  • Doctors
  • Bills

Property Damage

  • Vehicle Repair
  • Vehicle Replacement

Insurance Coverage

  • Approved Claims
  • Denied Claims

Premises Liability

Think of this as a “slip and fall” in a business that you were shopping at.

Bodily Injury

  • Treatment
  • Doctors
  • Bills

Business Records

  • Maintenance Procedures
  • Training Manuals

Insurance Coverage

  • Approved Claims
  • Denied Claims

Products Defects

Think of this as an injury caused by the malfunction of a product you were using.

Bodily Injury

  • Treatment
  • Doctors
  • Bills


  • Product Design
  • Known Hazards

Insurance Coverage

  • Approved Claims
  • Denied Claims


Personal injury cases work on what is called a “contingency fee” basis. That means the attorney’s fee is contingent upon you winning the case. If you win, then the attorney receives a percentage of the winnings. If you lose, then the attorney receives nothing and you can walk away without paying for anything. The financial risk is all on the attorney. That is how contingency fee cases work.

Arthur handles many personal injury cases and knows which types of doctors are typically involved in a case like yours. He speaks with your doctors about your injuries and understands the medical records. Together, everyone makes sure that you receive the proper treatment and your medical history is thoroughly documented.

Arthur will review your auto policy to determine what type of property damage coverage you have in place. He will also review the other driver’s auto policy to see what kind of coverage they have for incidents like this. He knows what to look for and what the insurance company is responsible for repairing or replacing. Let’s get you driving again as soon as possible.

The world of insurance coverage is complex and confusing. Dealing with insurance agents can be frustrating. Arthur will explain the terms of your policy to you in ways that are easy to understand. He will also handle all communication with your insurer and the other party’s insurer.

There are multiple factors involved with the value of a claim. Important factors include (1) severity of injury, (2) liability, (3) insurance coverage, and (4) features of your lifestyle prior to the injury; e.g. whether this injury will prevent you from performing the type of work required by your occupation.

Criminal Defense

Good people sometimes find themselves in bad situations. What you do now is the important part. Time is a factor. Within 24 hours after an arrest, there must be an advisory hearing where a judge decides whether probable cause existed for the arrest. If so, then what the terms of pretrial release shall be, if any. The Florida Constitution, Article I, Section 14, provides the right to pretrial release for nearly all crimes, with few exceptions. One of those exceptions is for persons accused of capital offenses, such as homicide.

Pretrial release is commonly known as bond or “posting bail”. That is a monetary condition imposed by the court with the express intent to protect the community from threat of harm and to ensure that the defendant attends future court proceedings. There are also nonmonetary conditions such as GPS monitoring, commonly known as an “ankle bracelet”. Lastly, the judge can choose to impose no pretrial release conditions and instead release on recognizance (ROR).

All the above occurs within the first 24 hours of arrest. Things move quickly. You want to be as prepared as possible for the next steps. A good attorney will you guide you through this process.


This office handles felonies, misdemeanors, traffic infractions, and restraining orders. The examples included below are a non-exhaustive list. Please call if you have questions about your case.


» Burglary
» Grand Theft
» Possession of Uncontrolled Substance
» Felonious Possession of Firearm
» Scheme to Defraud


» Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
» Possession of Controlled Substance
» Petit Theft
» Battery
» Violation of Probation

Traffic Infraction

» Careless Driving
» Speeding Tickets
» Open Containers
» No Insurance
» Non-Moving Violations


Yes, Arthur handles cases like yours. Whether this is your first encounter with the police or your fifth, Arthur can help you defend against the charges. He handles all felonies, misdemeanors, traffic infractions, and restraining orders. A few examples of each category are listed above.

You call the office and schedule a consultation. The consultation is free. You meet with Arthur to discuss the details of your case. He will determine how the law applies and then develop a strategy for your defense.

Felony – Maximum Penalties

1st Degree

  • 30 years in prison
  • $10,000 fine
  • 30 years of probation

2nd Degree

  • 15 years in prison
  • $10,000 fine
  • 15 years of probation

3rd Degree

  • 5 years in prison
  • $5,000 fine
  • 5 years of probation

Misdemeanor – Maximum Penalties

1st Degree

  • 12 months in jail
  • $1,000 fine
  • 12 months of probation

2nd Degree

  • 60 days in jail
  • $500 fine
  • 6 months of probation

Yes, Arthur has filed restraining orders on the behalf of Petitioners. He has also defended Respondents against them. He can assist you with whichever side of the line you stand on.

Yes, Arthur can file for a record sealing or a record expunction of the criminal case history. Certain criminal charges are eligible for this procedure, and others are ineligible according to Florida law. At your consultation, you can discuss whether you qualify for a sealing or expunction.


These are disputes between the landlord and tenant of a commercial or residential property. Typically, the dispute concerns the non-payment of rent. Other examples of disputes are violations of the rental agreement such as additional tenants not listed on the lease, property damage to the unit, and disturbing the peace.

If you need help with evicting a tenant, then contact Miksis Law today.


When a compromise or negotiation between the landlord and tenant is unsuccessful, the next step is filing a lawsuit. Below are the primary outcomes.

Reclaim Possession of Property

Sheriff goes to property and forcibly
removes tenant from property, if necessary.

Financial Judgment

Receive an award of money damages against tenant for past-due rent, diminution of value, etc.

Attorney’s Fees

Fla. Stat. §83.48 provides a prevailing party with the right to collect reasonable attorney’s fees from a non-prevailing party.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans

The SBA offers small business owners a variety of different loan options, all with low interest rates and favorable terms for borrowers.

covid-19 Related loans

These programs no longer accept new applications for pandemic related funding, but Miksis Law can assist established borrowers with managing their pre-existing loan(s).

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Eligible for loan forgiveness if the loan’s funds were used for the express purposes outlined in the Loan Agreement. Otherwise, the loan must be repaid.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)

30-year loan. No penalty for early repayment. 3.75% interest rate to for-profit businesses. 2.75% interest rate to private not-for-profit businesses.


7(a) Loans

Most common type of loan, especially when real estate is involved. Used for short-term and long-term working capital; refinance current business debt; and to make small operating purchases such as furniture, fixtures, and supplies.

504 Loans

Available through Certified Development Companies (CDC). Used for purchase or construction of buildings; improvement or modernization of facilities; and purchase of long-term machinery and equipment.


Provides loans up to $50,000 to help small businesses and certain not-for-profit childcare centers start up and expand. The average microloan is about $13,000.

U.S. Veterans Affairs (VA) Disability Benefits

This office represents veterans who had a claim for disability benefits denied. When that happens, you can appeal the decision to the Board of Veterans Appeals. If the Board denies your appeal, then you can take the claim one step further to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.