Flaherty Defense Firm

1817 Lewis Turner Blvd. Suite E
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Attorney on call 24/7850-243-6097

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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 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.

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Attorney Tim Flaherty

Over the past 12 years, I have defended thousands of people against criminal charges...

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I never thought the day would come when I would have to actually hire a lawyer, so I was rather confused as what to do. When I came into Flaherty Law Firm, everybody was very friendly and very eager to answer any of my questions and concerns. Never once did they talk down to me or treat me like a criminal. I could call or email anytime and they were always quick to get back in touch with an answer. I would definitely recommend this firm to anyone.

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