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Catherine Ann Drees

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

About Me

I have been practicing for 30 years and I know and work well with everyone in the court system here in Volusia county.  I was an Assistant State Attorney for ten years and have been in private practice for 20 years.  I do not handle death penalty or serious cases because most of those are handled by the Office of the Public Defender.  Those types of cases take up a great deal of time and leave less time to aggressively work upon a case you would more than likely need  me for. I am most qualified in negotiations which are tailor made for the individual client.  I work with the client's family to help defray costs and allow the client to have a highly qualified  private attorney without breaking the bank.


Many clients are unaware of the consequences of criminal charges and are extremely nervous about going back to jail.  I alleviate these fears and help the client work within the court system.  I also help them put their lives back in order.  This is the extra step I take and it helps people return to the family they love.


Often times a client is here temporarily,  and I take care of them on behalf of their families.  This leaves everyone feeling more secure.  No one wants to be set adrift in a foreign jurisdiction without someone local to call for advice..even if it is not a legal question, I have been someone to turn to for information regarding this area.  Once you are a client you may call me anytime, even ten years from now to help you remenber what happened and what to put on a job application, for example.  Not many lawyers provide that level of service.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    32 years, 9.25 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

  • Edwin H. Duff

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have watched Catherine's outstanding performance in criminal law for 15 to 20 years since she has been a prosecutor, and a defense attorney for many years. She has the knowledge of the law and of the system and uses that knowledge to represent her clients in a tenacious manner while exhibiting professionalism in her dealings with the court.

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    Edwin Duff Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Garrick Neal Fox

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with her as collaborator on cased and as an adversary and she is extremely professional and formidable.

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    Garrick Fox Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Drees Law

444 Seabreeze Blvd.
Suite 620
Daytona Beach, FL, 32118

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198305/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
DUI Prosecutor of the YearBroward County Sherriff's Office1986
Air Force Commendation MedalUnited States Air Force1979
Airman of the YearUnited States Air Force Systems Command1979

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office 7th Judicial Circuit1989 - 1993
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office 8th Judicial Circuit1987 - 1989
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office 17th Judicial Circuit1983 - 1987
Legal internState's Attorney Office 17th Judicial Circuit1981 - 1982
Legal Intern patent lawMalin and Haley, P.A.1980 - 1983

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Bar/Supreme CourtChairwoman Grievance Committee2000 - 2003
Volusia County Association of Criminal Defense LawyersVice-president1995 - 2001
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysPracticing member1993 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLong term practicing member/committee aide1993 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarPracticing member1993 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaPracticing member1993 - Present
Volusia County Bar AssociationLong term practicing member1989 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. FlassigDui evidence of stop suppressed
State of Florida vs. Chad PierceTip not basis for later stop
State v. Ernest M. LabrecqueAll Charges Dismissed

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Florida Law Weekly SupplementState v. Flassig2008

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of FloridaLegal researchAdvanced Lexis Certification1983
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterJD/MBAJD - Juris Doctor1981
Troy State University-Florida RegionAvionics Engineering ManagementBAS Cumma sum laude1978

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
American Association of University womenSuccess as a female veteran and attorney2009
National Insurance Crime BureauInsurance Fraud1993