Flaherty Defense Firm
A criminal charge does not have to destroy your life. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime in Ft. Walton Beach, your first reaction is likely fear and confusion. Right now, you are faced with more questions than answers.
Standing on opposite sides of law enforcement and the court system is a terrifying experience. Your immediate act or failure to act could result in the difference between your future and a criminal conviction. A conviction will follow you the rest of your life. Whether this is a first offense or you have been in this situation before, your first step should be to get answers and protect your future.
Fort Walton & Destin DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyer
My name is Tim Flaherty and I am here to defend you. Flaherty Defense Firm has been successfully defending people just like you for over 12 years in Ft. Walton Beach and Destin. If you or a loved one have been charged or arrested, contact my team today at (850) 243-6097. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you get your life back on track.
Taking action now to make an informed legal decision can change the outlook of your future. No charge is too small to make an impact on your life. Your future should not be left to chance. When you are ready to take control of your case and fight the charges against you, contact my team. The call is free.
Choosing the right attorney to defend you does not have to be a struggle. Know the right questions to ask. This is your future and your choice in counsel will make the difference.
How long have you been a criminal defense attorney?
I have been a criminal defense attorney for over 12 years and I have defended thousands of clients charged with juvenile, misdemeanor and felony offenses. My team has successfully defended clients like you from the lowest level charge to the highest level capital felony.
What other types of law do you practice?
None. My entire career focus as an attorney has been protecting the rights of those accused of a crime in Fort Walton Beach and Destin. Criminal law is the only law I have ever practiced which allows me the opportunity to keep my expertise to a very narrow window of law.
What is your reputation with the local judges and prosecutors?
With years of experience in front of juvenile, misdemeanor and felony judges and prosecutors, I have earned a reputation as an attorney with the expertise needed to get results. My reputation with prosecutors is that I am not afraid to demand the State prove their case. Through aggressive pre-trial and trial performance, my team has the reputation of not backing down. We are not afraid to take your case to trial and win.
What results can you offer?
While no attorney can guarantee you an outcome in your case, it is important to know that you are hiring knowledgeable counsel that you can trust. My team offers a wide array of services to help you or your loved one get the attention you deserve and the quality representation you expect. I welcome you to review my case results to see the results I have obtained for juvenile charges, misdemeanor charges and felony charges. It is clear from my results that we know what moves to make to secure favorable results for our clients.
How your Defense Attorney Fights for You
A defense lawyer protects your rights.
You have Constitutional rights. When faced with a situation you are not familiar with, such as questioning by law enforcement or a search, you may not know what rights are still protected. Your Constitutional Rights do not stop due to an encounter with law enforcement. You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to be protected from unreasonable searches. You have the right to protect yourself.
A defense lawyer exposes the defects in the prosecution’s case.
If your rights were violated, we will expose that. If law enforcement did not follow the letter of the law, we will expose that.
A defense lawyer offers alternatives to law enforcement’s facts for arrest.
A perfect example of alternatives to law enforcement’s report is a domestic violence situation. If law enforcement is called for a domestic violence call, someone will go to jail. If you were defending yourself, you could still be taken to jail. Your defense lawyer will seek to destroy the evidence against you by asserting affirmative defenses, such as self defense.
Visitors Facing Charges in Okaloosa or Walton County
Pristine beaches bring tourism from around the country to Ft. Walton Beach and Destin. Whether you are vacationing for the summer or enjoying Spring Break, you could find yourself under arrest. An arrest is scary enough but when you add that you are from out of town and have nowhere to turn, it can be a terrifying experience.
You need experience. Call Flaherty Defense Firm. In addition to providing you with the most comprehensive and aggressive defense, my team can protect you from having to return to Florida to face criminal charges. Do not ignore the charges and hope this goes away. If you ignore the charge, a warrant will be issued for your arrest. Depending on the nature of the charge, it is possible you could be extradited to Florida to face the charges.
Eglin or Hurlburt Military Personnel and Criminal Charges
Eglin Air Force Base is home to thousands of military personnel and their families. Military personnel play a vital role in this community. It is our honor and privilege to defend this unique group of individuals. Just like anyone else, military personnel can find themselves subject to accusations of breaking civilian law. A conviction will have a devastating effect on the career of a service member, including rank reduction, and even separation.
If you are in the United States Armed Forces it is vital that you seek civilian legal counsel immediately. The military will not provide you with an attorney for a civilian arrest. The military will impose sanctions on you once you have been arrested. It is imperative that you seek counsel to protect your rights both in the civilian realm and the military realm. Flaherty Defense Firm has successfully defended thousands of military personnel. We understand what it takes to satisfy the military’s desire for action. We know how to showcase you in the light most favorable to you.
You defend our country. Let our team defend you.
Finding the Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Fort Walton Beach and Destin
Any criminal charge will have a profound effect on you and your future. Our dedicated legal team will fight for your rights, whether you're a resident, visitor, civilian or military personnel facing charges. If you were arrested or are facing charges anywhere in Okaloosa County or Walton County, contact my team today. We will protect your future. Call Flaherty Defense Firm at 850.243.6097 to talk to me about your case. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the call is free. The peace of mind is priceless.