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Choosing the right Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney

By Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. August 30, 2018

Criminal Defense Lawyers – Education and Experience Practicing attorneys, in the state of Florida, are schooled and trained in many aspects of the law, with most law schools requiring roughly 85 hours of legal courses.  The field of study is broad, covering everything from contracts and civil procedures to criminal and constitutional law. However, law school does not allow a law student to specialize in any particular field of the law. Once the attorney passes the State Bar Exam, gets admitted to the bar, and are sworn in by the court, they’ll choose a specific legal field to specialize in. …

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Criminal Defense and White Collar Crimes

By Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. August 14, 2018

White Collar Crimes What is a white-collar crime, and what type of attorney practices this type of law? White-collar crimes are non-violent crimes committed by individuals; usually professionals, government employees or businesses, perpetrating an illegal act for monetary gains. The term can also denote the criminal behavior or acts committed to destabilize a business; such as hacking computer systems, jamming business operations or creating internet viruses designed to inflict harm on a business or individual. The term was originally penned by the University of Minnesota’s professor of sociologist, Dr. Edwin Sutherland. He was regarded as one of America’s most important…

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Are We Safer Today Than We Were 10 Years Ago?

By Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. May 14, 2018

Jacksonville Crime Rates If you read or listen to the local news here on the First Coast, crimes committed and arrests made by law enforcement officials top the list of stories being reported on most given days. North Florida, like most of urban Florida, has its fair share of issues. One of the most important issues is crimes involving Florida citizens. According to The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), arrests made within the 4 counties that make up our area, were actual down year over year for 2017. Not surprising, with all the emphasis made by officials to broaden…

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Decreasing DUI Fatalities

By Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. March 8, 2018

DUI Fatalities are Still Too High In 2011 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a branch of the US Department of Transportation, recorded almost 10,000 highway deaths involving drunk drivers or impaired drivers. With incidences of drunk driving diminishing over the last few decades, states are still looking for ways to further reduce drunk driving occurrences from their highways and roads. Most experts believe the combination of state legislation, aggressive prosecution, harsher penalties, expenses associated with DUI convictions and social organizations like MADD have contributed greatly to this downward trend. The mandatory use of safety belts has generally reduced…

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Driving Under the Influence: Know Your Rights

By Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. February 27, 2018

If you have been stopped by police while operating a motor vehicle, you need to understand your legal rights before submitting to any field sobriety test. Driving in the State of Florida is deemed a privilege, not a right. The law assumes that drivers arrested for driving under the influence have given their “implied consent” to breath and urine tests. Drivers who are suspected of being impaired are usually asked to perform a field sobriety test. In addition, the driver may also be asked to consent to a breathalyzer or urine test. Prior to administering a breath or urine test,…

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Pharmacists' Liability for Improperly Dispensing Prescription Drugs

By Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. July 17, 2017

Pharmacists’ Liability for Improperly Dispensing Prescription Drugs Attorneys at Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. 904-353-5800 Compensation for the Injured and Protection for the accused – Jacksonville Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Law Firm

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Assimilative Crimes Act

By Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. July 17, 2017

ASSIMILATIVE CRIMES ACT Attorneys at Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. 904-353-5800 Compensation for the Injured and Protection for the accused – Jacksonville Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Law Firm

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International Money Laundering and Undercover Money Laundering Transactions

By Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. July 17, 2017

International Money Laundering and Undercover Money Laundering Transactions Attorneys at Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. 904-353-5800 Compensation for the Injured and Protection for the accused – Jacksonville Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Law Firm

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NUNC PRO TUNC Proceedings

By Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. July 17, 2017

NUNC PRO TUNC PROCEEDINGS Attorneys at Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. 904-353-5800 Compensation for the Injured and Protection for the accused – Jacksonville Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Law Firm

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Stipulations of Expected Testimony, Trial Procedure, and Rules of Evidence in a Criminal Trial

By Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. July 17, 2017

Stipulations of Expected Testimony, Trial Procedure, and Rules of Evidence in a Criminal Trial Attorneys at Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. 904-353-5800 Compensation for the Injured and Protection for the accused – Jacksonville Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Law Firm

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