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Choosing The Right Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney for Your Case

If you have been arrested for a crime in North Florida, having the most experienced and capable attorney in your corner gives you the best chance for a favorable and fair outcome. In choosing the right criminal defense attorney to represent you, there are many things you should consider, chief among them is experience. According to Curtis Fallgatter, of Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. there are many attorneys practicing criminal defense law to choose from, however not all attorneys are the same. Curtis makes the case that he would be proud to serve your legal interests, but you should know something about him and his legal credentials, before making a decision for him to represent you.  Curtis believes what makes him one of the most sought-after criminal defense attorneys, is his extensive experience on both sides of the criminal justice system. First, as a federal prosecutor, spending over 17 years at the U.S. Attorneys Office, 13 of which supervising a staff of 20 attorneys handling 1000’s of criminal cases. Then as a criminal defense attorney for the past 20 years in private practice. He has taken the skills that he had learned as a prosecutor, the investigative techniques used by both federal and state law enforcement, to help clients get the very best and fair result possible. He knows our criminal justice system rarely rolls backward, it typically rolls forward and crushes a lot of people unless they have a lawyer that is there to protect them and be their advocate.

Curtis has been selected as one of the top criminal law defense attorneys in Northeast Florida for the past 20 years. Curtis has been on the Dr. Phil Show, an HBO special, and is routinely called upon by local Jacksonville TV stations to provide expert commentary on criminal matters. That demonstrates the reputation he has in the community, which gives him another advantage over other attorneys when dealing with judges and prosecutors.

If you are charged with committing a crime you need to hire a lawyer who is well thought of in the criminal justice system. As a former prosecutor, he respects and understands the job that prosecutors have, knowing that they routinely make a determination about clients based on the arrest report which is not always a fair assessment of the facts. A lawyer should provide the prosecutor with important information about your case so that the prosecutor can make the most informed and fairest decisions. If you don’t hire an experienced lawyer who can do that, then all the prosecutor has to go on is a one-sided version of the facts. You also want to hire a lawyer who is going to make you an important part of the defense team, assisting in your own defense. With first-hand knowledge of the facts in your case, you have a much better chance of receiving a favorable outcome if you are totally involved. Hiring attorneys who believe they can handle your case without your assistance and input is a mistake.

Curtis feels it is an honor to help those accused of a crime. After 20 years of practicing criminal defense law, he knows that oftentimes the difference in the outcome of many cases is the lawyer chosen to represent the accused. Our collective goal is to provide you with the best possible legal representation available. Give Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. a call for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss the facts in your case.