Criminal Defense Attorney Jacksonville Beach FL

Jacksonville Beach Criminal Defense Lawyers

Getting arrested for a crime in Seminole, Atlantic, Neptune or Jacksonville Beach can be a very scary experience, and facing the criminal justice system is extremely overwhelming for most people. There is a lot at stake when you are charged with a crime. Your freedom, the ability to land a job, get an education, find adequate housing, or even enter a foreign country are long-lasting consequences that you face if your case is not resolved favorably.  Having a successful and experienced criminal defense attorney on your side can help you get a fair result. Fallgatter & Catlin P.A. has been protecting the rights of those arrested for over 20 years. Curtis Fallgatter was a former Chief Federal Prosecutor who has appeared on the Dr. Phil Show.  Fallgatter & Catlin, P.A. specializes in all aspects of felony and misdemeanor charges, including DUI, theft, drug possession, assault, domestic violence, murder, rape, sex crimes, breaking and entering, white collar crimes, lewd and lascivious conduct and sealing of records. If you have been arrested, contact us today for a free consultation (904) 353-5800.

Fallgatter and Catlin, P.A. Defends Serious Crimes

Representing clients accused of misdemeanors or felony charges is serious business and should not be left to inexperienced attorneys. At Fallgatter & Catlin, P.A., we have handled 1,000’s of criminal cases throughout our 20 years serving Northeast Florida. Understanding what is at stake for you and your family, we’ll aggressively fight to protect your rights, as we do for each and every one of our clients.

Some of the most common cases we handle at the beaches include the following:

DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving: Driving while under the influence of either alcohol or drugs is a common but serious crime. Not everyone who gets behind the wheel of a car after having a cocktail or a glass of wine is impaired. If you have been arrested for DUI, say nothing to the police. Contact our offices immediately for a free consultation. Every case is unique, and that is why we will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances under which you were arrested and explain your options.

Assault and Battery: Assault and battery are crimes involving the intentional injury inflicted by one person against another. In Florida, assault is defined as the threat of an action or an attack against someone, and battery is the actual physical contact. One can actually exist without the other. Aggravated assault means that a weapon of some type was used in the threat, and aggravated battery means the weapon inflicted harm upon the individual.

Drug Possession and Distribution: State and Federal courts consider drug use, possession, and trafficking to be serious offenses, carrying with them stiff fines, penalties, and prison. Even possessing small quantities can constitute a misdemeanor. The Florida legislature and the courts believe that harsh treatment of drug crimes under the law will dissuade both users and sellers of drugs.  If you are under investigation or have been arrested for a drug crime, you need to seek the immediate counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Curtis Fallgatter has handled 100's of drug-related crimes, both as a 17-year prosecutor, and for the last 20 years, as a defense attorney.

Sex Crimes: If you have been arrested for any type of sex crime, including sexual battery, rape, child molestation, possession of child pornography, indecent exposure/lewd conduct, internet sexual offenses, or prostitution, you need an experienced attorney immediately. Curtis Fallgatter has extensive experience in handling cases involving sex crimes. Defending your innocence can be a complicated ordeal. If you have been accused of perpetrating a sexual crime of any nature, you need to seek immediate legal counsel and advice on your best course of action. Negating the damage caused by false accusations is paramount to a successful outcome.

Domestic Violence: If the police are called to a disturbance and they have reason to believe that a crime has been committed, someone is going to get arrested. Just because you have been arrested and charged with a domestic violence crime, or stalking, doesn’t mean you are guilty.  We will investigate the allegation and defenses, including, where appropriate, recruiting the "victim" to support dropping the case.

White Collar Crimes: At Fallgatter & Catlin, P.A., we are experienced in handling all aspects of White-Collar Crimes, including Embezzlement, Bribery, Counterfeiting, Forgery, Healthcare Fraud, Insurance Fraud, Mail Fraud, Securities Fraud, Public Corruption, Tax Evasion, and Internet Fraud. These types of cases are usually complex and require a significant amount of legal experience to properly defend. State and Federal prosecutors, who believe they have sufficient evidence to bring these types of cases to trial, are usually aggressive in seeking financial penalties and jail time. Our law firm has the extensive experience in handling White-Collar Crimes to assist you in getting the best outcome.

At Fallgatter & Catlin P.A., we will review the evidence in every case, determine your defenses, and take the appropriate action to protect your rights.

Why Choose Fallgatter & Catlin P.A.?

Hiring an experienced Jacksonville Beach criminal defense attorney like Curtis Fallgatter can make all the difference in achieving a positive outcome for your case. Having extensive prosecutorial experience gives us insight into understanding how State and Federal officials assemble their cases against a defendant. We conduct a thorough, independent investigation of the circumstances leading to your arrest, and determine suppression issues and your defenses. We will pour over the records to identify legal mistakes the arresting officer, investigators, or prosecutors might have made during their involvement. The earlier we are involved in your case, the better opportunity we have to assemble a strong defense.

To speak with one of our criminal defense attorneys, contact us today at (904) 353-5800. There is no obligation, and your initial consultation is free.