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Charles P. Vaughn


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Charles P. Vaughn has over thirty years of experience as a criminal defense and family law attorney. Mr. Vaughn handles misdemeanor, felony, and capital felony cases, and he is a death-qualified attorney for capital cases. He also handles wills and all matters of family law, including: adoption, divorce, spousal support, premarital agreements, paternity, child custody, visitation, and child support. Since 1987, Mr. Vaughn has represented and advised individuals throughout Central Florida in Citrus, Sumter, Lake, Hernando, and Marion County. Mr. Vaughn represents clients at all levels of the Florida state and federal court system.

Charles P. Vaughn is an experienced, honest, and straight-forward attorney who will always tell clients the truth. He approaches his cases from all angles in order to provide clients with the best possible representation.

As an experienced attorney and a solo practitioner, Charles P. Vaughn delivers a high level of client service through personal attention, accessibility, and communication. Mr. Vaughn offers evening and Saturday morning appointments and also offers telephone consultations based on individual circumstances. There is no charge for your initial consultation. Mr. Vaughn's fluency in German allows him to offer his legal services to a wider group of individuals in the greater Inverness area and throughout Central Florida.

Mr. Vaughn is an experienced criminal defense attorney and previously served as a Citrus County Public Defender. Mr. Vaughn is a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL), serves on the Board of Directors, and is Chairman of the Indigent Defense Committee, as well as President of the Suncoast Chapter of FACDL.


  • Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas
    • J.D. - 1981
  • Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas
    • B.B.A. - 1977

Past Positions

  • Citrus County Public Defender, Supervisor, 1987 to 1989
  • Logan County, Kansas, County Attorney, 1982 to 1985


  • German
  • English

Current Employment Position

  • Sole Practitioner

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Child Support
  • Criminal Law
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Adoption
  • Traffic Violations
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Wills

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1988
  • Florida, 1987
  • Montana, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1990
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1989