Choosing The Right Criminal Defense Attorney
Criminal defense law is a highly specialized field of law, practiced by many, mastered by few. It takes a great deal of experience to handle all aspects of a criminal defense case, defending the rights of the accused, understanding the facts and elements of the case that will be presented by the prosecution, and presenting mitigation. Not only can you be falsely accused but also falsely convicted if the attorney you choose is either ill-prepared or inexperienced. In the United States, many unfortunate individuals are wrongfully convicted of crimes they did not commit, according to the National Registry of Exonerations. Evidence has shown that over 1,300 such cases have been documented and overturned since 1989. Criminal convictions often result in jail or prison with substantial fines. Additionally, many life-changing events can take place after the convicted person has served their sentence. Powerful defenses can only be mounted if the attorney you choose conducts a thorough investigation of the arrest as well as the charges alleged. Prosecutors not only present the case for the state, they also direct further criminal investigations and recommend a sentence for convicted offenders.
Having a lawyer who is an experienced former prosecutor or public defender on your side can even the playing field, opposing experienced state attorneys out for convictions. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony you will get one chance to defend yourself against the charges brought forth by the prosecutor in state or federal court. Anyone accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, but the best defense is a good offense.
Competent criminal defense attorneys understand that good people sometimes make bad decisions and there are often mitigating circumstances that will convince the prosecutor to reduce the charges or dismiss charges. Anyone accused of a crime needs to ask themself, “How much is my life worth?” and decide what price warrants hiring the most experienced and successful criminal defense attorney available.
Why You Should Consider Hiring Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A.
At Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. we specialize in handling all types of criminal law cases from domestic issues, DUI, and white-collar crimes to sex offenses and homicides. If you are under investigation or have been arrested, you need to immediately seek out and hire the most experienced and very best criminal defense attorney in Jacksonville FL. Remember to weigh your attorney’s experience and success against what they charge. When the full weight of the law comes crashing down, having the most experienced and successful criminal attorneys by your side is always important. Curtis Fallgatter has been recognized as one of the most successful criminal defense attorneys in America. As a former Federal Prosecutor for 17 years and with over 20 years of defending those accused of committing crimes, he has been involved in countless criminal cases and he is one of the most knowledgeable and sought-after attorneys in North Florida. Lisa Varon has handled just about every type of criminal case over the past 30 years, first as an Assistant Public Defender for 11 years and then as a criminal defense attorney in private practice for 19 years. Together they make up one of the most formidable criminal defense teams in America, protecting the rights of the accused. Give us a call at 904-353-5800 for a free consultation to discuss the facts in your case and present you with your best legal options for a successful outcome.