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Soldier Charged With Aggravated Assault With Firearm in Crestview Avoids Prison

Sometimes, we are not able to get our client’s charges completely dismissed. The next best thing is to carefully negotiate a plea bargain that still accomplishes our client’s main goals. WS was a perfect example of this. He was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Firearm after being accused of pulling a gun during an… Read More



Battery Charge in Destin Dismissed

M.H. was a young man who got arrested on vacation in Destin with a group of friends. On the night he was arrested, he and his group went to a local bar and when they returned to their condo, a fight broke out and the police were called. Our client was the only one arrested…. Read More



Battery on Law Enforcement Charge in Destin Reduced

DC was charged with Battery on Law Enforcement after an altercation outside a bar in Destin. She had never been in any trouble with the law before, so needless to say, she was terrified. She also had a lot to lose. She was the manager of a retail store at the Sandestin Outlet Mall, and… Read More



Okaloosa County Aggravated Assault Charge Dismissed

DW was charged with Aggravated Assault and Domestic Violence in Okaloosa County. The allegation against her was that during a fight with her former boyfriend, she pointed a gun at him. Aggravated Assault with a Firearm carries a 3 year mandatory minimum sentence. DW told us from the start that she wanted her day in… Read More



Is It Possible To Get An Aggravated Assault Charge In Okaloosa County Reduced?

Aggravated Assault is a charge we see pretty often in Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa County. It covers a wide variety of factual situations where someone is accused of using either a weapon or a firearm to threaten someone. Aggravated Assault with a weapon is serious. It’s a third degree felony with a possible 5… Read More



Fort Walton Beach Battery Charge Dismissed

For our client, T.O., life was good. He had a nice house, a good job, and he was getting ready to marry the woman he loved. What burst his bubble was a scorned ex-husband who was determined to make our client as miserable as he was.  Our client was stuck in the middle of a… Read More



What Am I Facing For Battery On The Elderly In Fort Walton Beach?

At Flaherty Defense Firm, we defend a wide variety of serious felony cases in Fort Walton Beach. Some cases are able to be worked out. Others are far more difficult because of the nature of the charge and who the victim is. One example is crimes against children. Another is the topic of this blog…. Read More



Destin Aggravated Battery Charge Dismissed For Military Member

SC was looking at the end of his military career when he was arrested for Aggravated Battery in Destin. Aggravated Battery is a second degree offense punishable by up to 15 years in prison. He was accused of committing Battery against his pregnant wife. Our website, www.flahertydefensefirm.com, says that we are available 24/7. This case… Read More



Aggravated Battery In Fort Walton Beach Dismissed

AD was in a lot of trouble when he came to meet with me about his case in Fort Walton Beach. He was charged with Aggravated Battery on a Pregnant Victim and Domestic Battery by Strangulation. He was looking at a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, with a mandatory minimum sentence of 34… Read More



Fort Walton Beach Aggravated Assault Charge Reduced To Misdemeanor

At Flaherty Defense Firm, we’ve been practicing criminal defense in Fort Walton Beach for over 13 years. It is our only area of practice. We do NOT practice family law, but sometimes, our criminal cases veer into the family law arena, especially when it comes to domestic violence cases. CB was charged with Aggravated Assault… Read More



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