St Augustine Criminal Defense Attorney

The most difficult life-altering event that can take place in a person’s life, besides being injured in an accident, is being arrested and charged with committing a crime. Even the process of being accused of committing a criminal act, and questioned by law enforcement, is a very stressful event that should not be confronted alone. Curtis Fallgatter has extensive legal experience on both sides of the law, first as a federal prosecutor and then as a proven and successful criminal defense attorney representing those accused of crimes. Lisa Varon has been a criminal defense attorney, defending the rights of those accused of crimes, for more than 25 years Nothing can take the place of receiving sound legal advice and aggressive representation from an experienced criminal law attorney who has represented hundreds of clients facing criminal charges. Sometimes good people make bad choices and find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Our team of criminal defense attorneys takes the time to listen to your particular circumstances, investigate the events leading to your arrest, and plan a defense strategy to give you the best chance for success. Not having the most qualified and experienced attorney representing your interests could have life-altering implications on your future. The severity of your conviction could affect the length of incarceration, future employment opportunities, housing, freedom of movement, and economic advantages others take for granted. Take every precaution possible by hiring an attorney capable of protecting your interests. At the Law offices of Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., we have both a former prosecutor and a former public defender with vast criminal defense experience ready to assist you.

Know Your Rights

If you have been arrested for any crime, ask to speak to an attorney before answering any questions or making any statements to law enforcement officials about your arrest. Curtis Fallgatter and Lisa Varon are criminal defense law experts with over 65 years of combined experience handling every type of crime, from DUI, traffic offenses, drug arrests and domestic violence, and sex offenses, to complex white-collar crimes involving the federal government. At Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., we recognize that the best criminal defense is a strong offense. Our goal is to obtain the best possible outcome for your case. Having your charges dismissed or reduced to a less serious charge or being acquitted at trial takes knowledge, time, and experience. There are many attorneys practicing criminal defense law in St. Johns County and the City of St. Augustine. So why hire an attorney from Jacksonville to handle your case? Simple. Curtis Fallgatter is a nationally recognized, high-profile lawyer who is sought after for his aggressive legal style and his criminal law expertise. Curtis focuses his entire legal practice on representing those accused of committing a crime. Lisa Varon has spent her career as a criminal defense lawyer.  She worked as a Division Chief Public Defender and has worked with Curtis for more than ten years.  She is the past president of the Northeast Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the premier criminal defense organization in the state. Curtis and Lisa make a formidable legal team, producing extraordinary results for their clients. From the law enforcement investigation to pre-trial proceedings to appeals, they are with you every step of the way and are always available to talk to you. Their team of paralegals, assistants, and attorneys will keep you informed about their progress and the strategy for handling your case.

If you have been arrested for committing any crime, remember you have the constitutional right to remain silent and the right to speak to an attorney. These Miranda rights are protections granted under the law, and exercising those rights in no way proves your guilt. Refusing to answer questions without your attorney present is a Constitutional right guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment, and if you give up this right, you may make statements that will aid law enforcement. The attorney you choose can make the difference in defending you to a successful outcome. Curtis Fallgatter is recognized as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the United States. Having the chance to put his expertise to work for you in St. Johns County is only a phone call away. Remember the criminal defense attorney you hire has a legal mandate to represent your interest. If you are arrested for any crime, tell the officer your attorney is Curtis Fallgatter, and promptly retain his services.

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

At Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., our extensive legal experience has enabled us to mount highly aggressive criminal defense strategies for our clients. No criminal case is too large or too complex, and our experience and results speak for themselves. From White Collar Crimes, Sex Offenses, Drug Arrests, Assault and Battery, Domestic Violence to DUI, Vehicular Manslaughter, and Murder arrests, we do it all. The prosecutors in St. Johns County are highly aggressive and their successful conviction rate is a matter of record. If you value your freedom, and your future, and need a legal defense team to defend your case, call today for a free, no-obligation consultation and let us put our knowledge and experience to work for you.

  • Our criminal defense firm has a history of successful case results
  • We have the experience and ability to handle even the most challenging and complex legal cases
  • Curtis Fallgatter is a former chief federal prosecutor with over 40 years of criminal trial experience
  • He is recognized as one of the Top Criminal Defense Attorneys in America.
  • Curtis has been called upon for his expertise and legal insight on local TV Stations and the Dr. Phil Show