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Tim Flaherty

Tim Flaherty

Marijuana Law and Drug Crimes Lawyer
Flaherty Defense Firm
Fort Walton Beach, FL
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About Tim Flaherty

Attorney Biography

Tim Flaherty has dedicated his legal career to those facing some of the toughest situations of their lives. He believes in providing every client with the highest quality of legal service through open communication and an aggressive approach to their charges. With jail time, steep fines, and a criminal record hanging over the heads of those arrested, he proactively seeks out a positive resolution with determination.

Both Timothy Flaherty's education and courtroom experience are based in a determination to succeed. He worked toward his Bachelor's degree at Northwest Missouri State University before beginning his study of law. He received his Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University School of Law and became licensed to practice in Florida in 2001. He eagerly began gaining first-hand experience as an Assistant Public Defender for the State of Florida and saw first-hand the tough situations faced by those charged with criminal offenses such as DUI, drug crimes, and theft. He established his own practice, Flaherty Defense Firm, in 2004, and he currently serves those in the Fort Walton Beach area who are seeking an attorney who is not afraid to stand up for them.

As a member of various legal organizations including the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, NORML, and the Florida Bar's Criminal Law Section, he stays current on legal issues across the State. In addition, he contributes as a judge and advisor for the Okaloosa County Teen Court program, sharing his knowledge of Florida's laws and serving his community.

Practice Areas

Marijuana Law (35%)
Drug Crimes (20%)
Criminal Defense (10%)
DUI / DWI (5%)
Juvenile Defense (5%)
Domestic Violence (5%)
Seal or Expunge Criminal Record (5%)
Firearm and Weapon Charges (5%)
Probation Violations (5%)
Sex Crimes (5%)
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Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Work Experience

Flaherty Defense Firm

Public Defender for the State of Florida

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Southern Illinois University School of Law
Southern Illinois University School of Law

Northwest Missouri State University

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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Lifetime Member
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National College for DUI Defense
General Member
National College for DUI Defense

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Recognized for Community Leadership
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Tim Flaherty
Flaherty Defense Firm
1817 Lewis Turner Blvd
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Office: 850-243-6097
Fax: 850-243-6010
Destin Office: 850-460-7470
Crestview Location Main: 850-398-8098

Secondary Address:
550 N Main St E
Crestview, FL 32536

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Bar License Information

Membership with The Florida Bar -

Tim Flaherty - Membership information with The Florida Bar - Find more information about Tim Flaherty on The Florida Bar website including the attorney's bar license status, eligibility status and ten year discipline history, if any. Check the Florida bar website to make sure the attorney is a member in good standing with the Florida Bar and currently licensed to practice law in Florida.

Nonprofit Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1988, FACDL promotes excellence in the practice of criminal law while protecting the rights of the accused. Many of the top criminal defense attorneys in the State of Florida are active in this trusted organization. FACDL unites and educates attorneys in the criminal justice system in Florida.

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NLC -

More than 350 criminal defense attorneys belong to the NORML National Legal Committee (NLC). Members of the NORML NLC include many prominent criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to ending prohibition of marijuana through education, legal reform and activism. Attorneys focused on other practice areas also belong to the organization.

NLC members are listed on the NORML website, are eligible for the NLC e-mail discussion group, receive the weekly email press release, and NORML News.

National College for DUI Defense, Inc. -

The NCDD is the largest non-profit, professional organization of criminal defense attorneys focused specifically on defending DUI / DWI and drunk driving related criminal charges throughout the United States and Canada.