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Orange Park Criminal Defense Attorney

Orange Park Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been arrested for a crime anywhere in Clay County, including Orange Park, Green Cove Springs, Fleming Island or Middleburg, you need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney.  The Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. team have over 50 years of combined criminal trial experience handling all types of crimes from DUI arrests, to murder, and armed robbery. Our staff includes a Former Chief Assistant Federal Prosecutor, Curtis Fallgatter, a Former Assistant Public Defender, Lisa Varon, and a Former Assistant State Attorney, Alex King. These attorneys have a tremendous amount of criminal trial experience representing both the state and defendants in a wide variety of criminal charges. You will want that experience on your side if you are accused of, or under investigation for, a crime.  The criminal defense team at Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. handle all types of misdemeanor and felony charges, including, DUI, drug crimes, sex crimes, assault and battery, domestic violence, white collar crimes, murder and aggravated felony charges.  Being charged with a crime can be an extremely overwhelming ordeal for most people. Many arrested defendants believe they have been found guilty even before their case is heard. Curtis Fallgatter and his team of highly successful and experienced criminal defense attorneys will conduct an independent investigation and help plan a defense to give you the best chance for a successful outcome.  When the stakes are this high, it’s important to retain the most experienced attorneys available. Being found guilty of most criminal offenses can have lasting repercussions on your future, including employment, education, securing loans for housing and even your ability to travel outside the United States.

Crimes We Defend at Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A.

Representing clients accused of any crime, whether misdemeanors or felonies, is very serious business, and one that should not be left up to less experienced attorneys. Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. have tremendous experience in both State and Federal Court, having handled 1000’s of criminal cases.  Below are some of the most common cases we defend:

DUI: If you have been arrested for driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you are facing serious charges. But just because you had a beer or an alcoholic beverage and got behind the wheel of a vehicle does not mean you were driving impaired. State officials and the police are very aggressive if they think alcohol or drugs were involved. Penalties for even a first offense can be severe and life-altering.  If you have been arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, there are specific legal procedures the police must follow. Call our office as soon as possible for a free consultation and we will explain the criminal and civil procedures involved in your arrest, investigate the circumstances under which you were arrested, identify defenses and explain your options.

Drug Possession and Distribution: State and Federal courts consider any drug offense, including possession and trafficking, to be very serious offenses, carrying long prison sentences. Possessing even small quantities will constitute a misdemeanor. Additionally, The State of Florida considers heroin, cocaine, and LSD to be narcotics. If you have been arrested for a drug crime or are under investigation for a drug related offense, you need to seek assistance from an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. has handled hundreds of drug crimes, ranging from simple possession to distribution and trafficking.

Sex Crimes: At Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., we have extensive experience handling all types of sex crimes, including sexual battery, rape, child pornography, internet sex crimes, failure to register as a sex offender and sex crimes against children. If you have had a sex crime filed against you, or even if you are just under investigation, you are in serious danger of losing your freedom. Due to the nature of sexual offense allegations, you need to seek legal advice immediately. At Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., our office will work with investigators and prosecutors right away, to attempt to get the charges either dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge. When your livelihood, family, reputation and freedom is on the line, you need legal assistance with a proven track record handling these types of sensitive matters.

Domestic Violence: At Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., we have handled many domestic disputes that have escalated into charges filed and arrests made. We will get your side of the story, review police reports and look at ways to get charges dropped or lessened.

Assault and Battery: Assault and battery are crimes that involve intentional striking or attempted striking of another person. The term “assault” in the State of Florida is defined as the threat or attack against someone and battery is the actual physical contact. Battery, the more serious charge, is often times accompanied by an assault charge. Aggravated assault or aggravated battery simply means a weapon of some kind was used in the crime. As criminal defense attorneys, we have handled many assault, battery and aggravated assault and battery cases, and can help you.

White Collar Crimes: At Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. we have the knowledge and experience to handle any White-Collar Crime, including Embezzlement, Bribery, Counterfeiting, Forgery, RICO, Healthcare Fraud, Insurance Fraud, Mail Fraud, Securities Fraud, Public Corruption, Tax Evasion and Internet Fraud. White collar crimes are complex in most cases and require an extensive amount of legal expertise to defend. Federal and State prosecutors are usually aggressive in prosecuting white-collar crimes. The stakes are high because they usually involve severe penalties and fines if convicted.  Mr. Fallgatter prosecuted scores of white collar cases when he was the Chief Federal Prosecutor.  Now he vigorously defends those cases, armed with his knowledge and experience gained from his 17 years as a prosecutor.

Why Choose Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A.?

Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney like Curtis Fallgatter can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Mr. Fallgatter, and his extensive prosecutorial experience, coupled with his experienced team of defense attorneys and paralegals, gives them the insight to understand how state and federal officials assemble and present their case to a jury. Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. conduct independent and thorough investigations, to uncover the facts and defenses in your case. They identify any legal mistakes the police or prosecutors might have made during the arrest and subsequent investigation. The earlier a criminal defense attorney is involved in helping you, the better the chances are you will have a favorable outcome. At Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., we leave no stone unturned in preparing a criminal defense for our clients.

Give us a call at 904-353-5800 for a free consultation.