Fort Walton Beach Military Arrest Attorney
If you are a service member accused of a crime in Fort Walton Beach or Okaloosa County you are faced with two important questions, (1) “Who can I trust to protect my civilian rights as a person accused of a crime?” and (2) “Can my military career be saved?” Flaherty Defense Firm is standing by ready to help ensure that the answer to the second question is YES. While your future may seem bleak, there are several options available to you. Finding the right Fort Walton Beach military arrest lawyer is critical to securing a favorable outcome for your future. Do not leave your future in the hands of an overworked public defender or the lowest fee attorney. Contact Flaherty Defense Firm today to see the kind of difference we can make.
You protect our country. Let Flaherty Defense Firm protect your future.
We have been fighting to save the careers of military members for over 16 years. Our team knows the risks, consequences, and demands that having a criminal charge can place on a service member. A criminal charge can leave your military career in limbo with the fear of separation looming. Right now you need answers and the assurance that you can fight this charge. If you are ready to take control of your future and work with a team that has a proven track record of successfully and aggressively defending our military, contact Flaherty Defense Firm today at (850) 243-6097 for a free consultation. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you put your life back on track.
Career killing charges for military members in Fort Walton Beach
In civilian court, military personnel will face the same penalties as anyone else, in addition to any further sanctions or separation the military may impose. While we are prepared to defend our military clients with any type of criminal case in Fort Walton Beach, the charges we see most commonly for military members are:
What will a Conviction do to My Military Career?
Chances are, the military will wait for the civilian court to make a decision before imposing any penalties or sanctions; however, that is not always the case. Right now, before your case has even been to court, your command may be deciding whether or not to:
- Impose extra duty
- Reduce your rank
- Confine you to post
- Submit a Letter of Reprimand (LOR)
- Suspend deployment or PCS orders
- Article 15
- Court martial or separation board
While no two cases or outcomes are the same for military personnel, what you can expect from our team is clear and straightforward legal advice. We understand the stakes and we know the pressure you are under from command to get this taken care of. We will do everything possible to get the result that will protect and save your career.
How Can An Attorney Fight the Criminal Charge Against Me?
Right now you have been charged with a crime in Fort Walton Beach, not convicted. Now is the time to have an experienced military arrest lawyer working for you. We will evaluate the evidence, speak to witnesses, hear your side of the story, and formulate a defense to position you in the best light possible. In some cases having an attorney on board from the beginning can influence the formal charges filed against you. In other cases, having a seasoned criminal attorney on board can force the State to amend or dismiss the charges against you. Although most cases resolve without a trial, our team prepares every case for trial. The prosecutors in Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa County know that we will not back down without a fight. We will do whatever it takes to protect your career.
If you are a military member who has been arrested in Fort Walton Beach or anywhere in Okaloosa County, Flaherty Defense Firm can help. Call us anytime, day or night, at (850) 243-6097.