Brandon, Florida Criminal Lawyers

John Patrick Musca
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Aggressive Criminal Defense; Over 150 Combined Yrs Experience

I’m an experienced Florida criminal defense lawyer and represent individuals who have been arrested or charged with a crime. I will vigorously fight for your rights and help you navigate every stage of your case. Read More »
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Thomas J. Jerla Jr. Esq.
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Get help now. Free consultation, aggressive representation in criminal cases.

I’m a Florida criminal defense lawyer and represent people who have been arrested or who are facing criminal charges. I will fight for you and your rights and work for the best possible outcome in your case. Read More »
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Craig A. Epifanio
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Florida Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience

An Experienced and Aggressive Legal Advocate Providing Attentive and Caring Client Service Along Florida's Gulf Coast Lawyer Craig A. Epifanio began his practice of law solely defending those accused of a crime. He... Read More »
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Jeremy Simon Esq.
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Florida Criminal Law Attorney

Stetson University College of LawFlorida and Southern District of Florida
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Robert G. Whittel Esq.
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Determined and Dedicated Florida Criminal Defense Attorney! Call for Help!

I offer aggressive and results-driven legal representation. My success is based on high quality work, preparation, and devotion to my clients. Visit my website to see client testimonials or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Craig A. Epifanio
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(727) 528-1859 3220 Henderson Blvd
Tampa, FL 33609
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Juvenile
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
An Experienced and Aggressive Legal Advocate Providing Attentive and Caring Client Service Along Florida's Gulf Coast Lawyer Craig A. Epifanio began his practice of law solely defending those accused of a crime. He gained considerable experience aggressively pursuing justice for those accused of all levels of crime, to the point that in 2005 he was elected as President of the Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL) for that year. He now uses his natural ability to listen and empathize in order to gain a clear picture of the events leading up to a client's arrest, assess each individual legal issue...
Nicole M Denmon
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(813) 554-3232 2504 W CREST AVE
Tampa, FL 33614
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Stetson University College of Law
Nicole has resided in the Tampa Bay area for the last 20 years. She majored in criminology while attending Saint Leo University and interned with the United States Secret Service.

Upon graduation, Nicole attended Stetson University College of Law in Pinellas County, where she concentrated on trial advocacy. While attending school, she interned with the State Attorney’s Office for Pinellas County.

After law school, Nicole became the Assistant State Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit for Pinellas County. During the three years, she was employed at the State Attorney’s Office, she prosecuted misdemeanors to serious crimes.

Nicole served as a...
Dominic Baccarella
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(813) 348-9445 4144 N Armenia Ave
Suite #220
Tampa, FL 33607
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Florida State University College of Law
Dominic J. Baccarella is a divorce and family law attorney and criminal defense lawyer. He has earned an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating available for attorneys for legal ability and ethical standards. Prior to opening Baccarella & Baccarella, P.A., Mr. Baccarella worked as an assistant professor for the Legal Assistance program at Hillsborough Community college and as the Assistant State Attorney for the State of Florida. In 1989–1990, he was a certified contract advisor to National Football League (NFL) players. In addition to providing clients with zealous and thorough representation in divorce, family law and...
Gina M. Girardot Esq.
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Richard Alexander
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(813) 850-4247 3001 N Rocky Point Drive E. Suite 200
POB 340461
Tampa, FL 33694
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
For 20 years, I have has practiced law in the Tampa Bay area. In 1993. I graduated from USF, and majored in History and a minor in Psychology. Subsequently, I was accepted to the Mercer School of Law and received my law degree in 1996.

In 1997, as an Assistant State Attorney; my office ran the gamut of daily deadlines under stressful, complicated and pressure-filled situations. During my tenure, I prosecuted approximately 90 trials, not including hundreds of misdemeanor and felony motions and evidentiary hearings. I have prepared the testimony of thousands of witnesses, victims, and law...
James Roscoe Tanner
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(813) 322-3565 5700 Memorial Hwy. Suite 102
Post Office Box 260156
Tampa, FL 33685
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
I'm Attorney Jim Tanner, of Tampa, Florida 813-322-3565. I've been a trial attorney for 30 years. I was born and raised right here in good old Tampa Bay. The very night I graduated from High School I was selected as the third draft choice nationwide by the Detroit Tiger organization. During the baseball offseason, I went to work in the insurance industry as a salesman where I earned top level management as the youngest executive sales and marketing director in the nation. After earning my BA from the University of South Florida, I went...
Jeff Council Paulk
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(813) 321-7323 217 North Howard Avenue
Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33606
Criminal, Appeals and DUI
Stetson University College of Law
Attorney Jeff Paulk is a criminal defense lawyer at the Tampa law firm of Thomas & Paulk, P.A. Throughout his career, Jeff has handled more than 3,500 criminal cases, and many jury trials. Jeff is a Florida native and graduate of Stetson College of Law. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1998 and the Federal Bar in 2001.
Thomas J. Jerla Jr. Esq.
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
Free ConsultationCriminal, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Pace Law School
Tom is an experienced litigator who handles personal injury and wrongful death matters arising out of a wide array of accidents including but not limited to the use and operation of an automobile, premises liability negligence, cruise ship negligence, and the negligence of vendors of alcoholic beverages. Mr. Jerla is also working on expanding the firms Traumatic Brain Injury practice. In addition, Tom has also agreed to handle select criminal defense matters involving white collar crime

After a recent stint with another South Florida personal injury firm, Tom has rejoined Whittel and Melton, to continue his passionate and...
Mr. Frank G. Fernandez
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(813) 489-3222 506 N. Armenia Ave.
Tampa, FL 33609
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Florida State University College of Law
For over 24 years, Attorney Frank Fernandez has been practicing law in the Tampa Bay area.

In 1992 he received his undergraduate degree from St. Louis University, which he attended under a full academic scholarship.

Mr. Fernandez received his law degree from the Florida State University College of Law in 1995 and became a member of he Florida Bar later that year.

Frank has appeared on behalf of his clients at the trial and appellate level in Federal and State courts all throughout Florida.

He has dedicated his legal career to specialize in Personal Injury and Criminal Defense.

As a personal injury lawyer, Frank uses...
Michael Celso Gonzalez
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(813) 221-4303 1005 North Marion Street
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of Miami School of Law
I AM AN EXPERT IN THE DEFENSE OF SERIOUS CRIMINAL CASES SUCH AS:

SEX CRIMES FEDERAL CRIMES DRUG TRAFFICKING & VIOLENT CRIMES

I SPECIALIZE IN CASES INVOLVING MENTAL ILLNESS AND ADDICTION

FORMER SEX CRIMES PROSECUTOR 25+ YEARS EXPERIENCE

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Jason M. Mayberry
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Florida Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience

Florida Coastal School of LawU.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tennessee and Florida
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James Feuerstein
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30 year Veteran Defense Attorney, Former Prosecutor, Over 200 Jury Trials

James Feuerstein is a former prosecutor with decades of experience. We provide counsel for clients accused of all types of crimes. When you need top Tavares, FL Criminal Attorneys, rely on him. Read More »
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Jeff Thomas
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(813) 221-4200 217 North Howard Avenue
Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33606
Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Stetson University College of Law
Jeff Thomas is a Tampa criminal defense lawyer at Thomas & Paulk, P.A. He is a Florida native and graduate of Stetson College of Law. Throughout his career, he has handled more than 3,500 criminal cases. He is experienced with non-jury cases, jury trials, and traffic cases.
Christopher M. Klemawesch
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
Criminal, Employment, Family and Personal Injury
University of Florida
Mr. Klemawesch's practice includes all aspects of criminal defense and personal injury in both State and Federal Court.

Prior to joining Whittel & Melton, Mr. Klemawesch worked as an Assistant State Attorney in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, Pinellas County, Florida, where he tried over seventy-five cases to juries, including cases involving homicide, hate crimes, sexual battery, weapons charges, and many other areas. He was a member of the Vehicular Homicide Squad, focused on the investigation and prosecution of severe DUI cases involving significant injuries and deaths.

Before working for the State of Florida, Mr. Klemawesch worked at several Florida law firms, practicing...
Marc A Joseph
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
1207 N Franklin St #214,
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationCriminal
University of Miami School of Law
Marc A. Joseph, P.A. has defended thousands of clients and prosecuted none. Unlike former prosecutors, I have never worked one day to put someone in jail or prison. I will provide the level of uncompromising legal representation that makes a difference in my ability to help my clients avoid criminal convictions and maximum penalties for the offenses they have been accused of committing. Marc A. Joseph is passionate about protecting the rights of the accused in Florida criminal cases! Many defendants are wrongly accused, others know they have made mistakes, but look for an attorney who will...
Howard Iken
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(800) 469-3486 703 W. Bay Street
Tampa, FL 33606
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Cannabis Law
Stetson University College of Law
Attorney Howard Iken is the founder and managing partner of Ayo and Iken PLC, a law firm helping clients with divorce, custody, bankruptcy, criminal defense, and debtor defense. We have offices throughout Tampa Bay and Central Florida.

We have the following locations available:

Wesley Chapel
Summergate Professional Center
Seven Oaks - near Wiregrass Mall - off Hwy 56
27642 Cashford Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

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Anthony Biagio Rickman
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(813) 990-0599 3210 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Florida State University College of Law
Attorney Anthony Rickman of the Tampa criminal defense law firm Taracks Gomez & Rickman is a top-rated criminal defense attorney on Avvo who formerly served as a prosecutor. He attended Florida State University College of Law and after graduation went to work as an Assistant State Attorney for the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s office. In this position, he gained experience with all types of felony and misdemeanor cases, including thousands of DUI, traffic violation and other types of cases. After ending his career as a prosecutor in 2007, he went to work for Taracks Gomez & Rickman. He has the...
Tracee L. Ivins Esq.
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Southeastern University
Tracee L. Ivins graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. After graduation she worked for the State of Florida as a certified investigator, before deciding to pursue a law degree. As an attorney Ms. Ivins has handled files from inception all the way to a jury verdict. Her experience has included claims involving serious bodily injury, product liability injury and wrongful death arising from auto accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, negligent security, motorcycle and tractor trailer accidents.

Lawsuits including Negligence, Breach of Contract, Negligent Entrustment, Uninsured Motorist Insurance Claims, Under-Insured Motorists Insurance disputes, Wrongful Death, Bad...
Robert G. Whittel Esq.
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(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
Free ConsultationTampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
University of Cambridge and University of Florida Levin College of Law
An experienced trial attorney, Robert Whittel provides his clients with strong, disciplined, results-oriented representation. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy. Robert graduated from both law school and the United States Merchant Marine Academy with honors, and served on the esteemed Florida Law Review. Before co-founding Whittel & Melton, a full-service law firm, Robert gained valuable experience in the court room both serving as a former prosecutor and representing large corporations in complex litigation and transactional matters. Robert is devoted to fighting for his clients’ rights. He handles all types of criminal...
AnneMarie Rizzo
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney
(813) 649-8690 3426 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33609
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of Florida Levin College of Law
William J. Sheslow Esq.
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
Criminal, DUI, Family and White Collar Crime
Mercer University College of Law and University of California - Davis
Prior to joining Whittel & Melton, Mr. Sheslow served as an Assistant Public Defender in Manatee County, Florida. Mr. Sheslow accumulated an impressive trial record while with the Public Defender’s Office. He was quickly promoted from a Misdemeanor to Felony case load in less than 10 months. Mr. Sheslow has tried over 20 cases ranging from DUIs and Domestic Batteries to life felonies. He has earned acquittals in serious cases such as firearms offenses and sex offenses. Additionally, Mr. Sheslow completed the National Criminal Defense Lawyers College held at Mercer College of Law in Macon, Georgia, where he learned from...
Stacey Bartlett
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(813) 444-7435 3902 Henderson Blvd
#208-136
Tampa, FL 33629
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Stetson University College of Law
I’ve wanted to be an attorney since I was eight years old. Frankly, I’ve always been passionate about helping others, especially those who have a feeling of helplessness. Fighting for other people is in my DNA and comes across in everything I do. I am passionate about seeking justice in all circumstances and I truly believe in our system, when it’s working as it should.

At the end of the day, that’s my job. I am intent on adding a layer of accountability to our system to ensure that it works properly for all people. This means helping people to understand...
Stacey Bartlett
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Get help now! Free consultation, aggressive representation in criminal cases.

I’m an experienced Florida criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases. I provide personal attention, thoughtful guidance, and will fight to protect your rights throughout your case. Read More »
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Michael Celso Gonzalez
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Florida Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience

I AM AN EXPERT IN THE DEFENSE OF SERIOUS CRIMINAL CASES SUCH AS: SEX CRIMES FEDERAL CRIMES DRUG TRAFFICKING & VIOLENT CRIMES I SPECIALIZE IN CASES INVOLVING MENTAL ILLNESS AND ADDICTION FORMER SEX... Read More »
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Dennis Hernandez
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(813) 250-0000 3339 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33609
Criminal, Business, Nursing Home and White Collar Crime
Florida State University College of Law and Harvard Law School
Dennis Hernandez, Esq. is a fifth-generation native of Tampa, Florida who started practicing law at just 23 years old. Dennis graduated from Duke University at the age of 20 with a bachelor’s in economics. He then graduated eighth in a class of 260 from Florida State College of Law and obtained his Master of Law from Harvard Law School at the age of 24. Additionally, Dennis graduated from the prestigious Trial Lawyers College and is one of only 1,378 attorneys who claim this distinction.

In 1996, he started the Florida personal injury firm Dennis Hernandez & Associates, P.A. which he...
Jason Daniel Sammis
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(813) 250-0500 Sammis Law Firm, P.A.
1005 N. Marion St.
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Cannabis Law and DUI
University of Florida
TAMPA CRIMINAL DEFENSE AND DUI ATTORNEY Jason Sammis is a shareholder with the Sammis Law Firm, P.A., who represents individuals charged with felony and misdemeanor criminal offenses in Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL. Jason Sammis is actively involved as an attorney on the NORML Legal Committee, which fights for the reform of marijuana laws. He is also a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. EXCLUSIVELY FOCUSED ON CRIMINAL AND DUI DEFENSE By focusing exclusively on criminal and DUI defense in Tampa, FL, Jason Sammis is able to stay...
Jay P. Lechner Esq.
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
Criminal, DUI, Employment and White Collar Crime
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Mr. Lechner is a Florida Bar board certified labor and employment lawyer with years experience representing both employees and employers in all aspects of employment law matters.
Ben Stechschulte
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney
(813) 280-1244 1105 W. Swann Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Stetson University College of Law
Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney, Ben Stechschulte, is a board-certified expert in criminal trial law. He has been practicing in the Tampa Bay area for nearly 15 years and has tried over 60 cases to verdict.  His experience is both varied and comprehensive, which makes him uniquely qualified to aggressively and effectively defend his clients who are facing criminal charges or have been injured in an accident. Ben attended Stetson University College of Law, which is recognized as one of the top law schools in the country for trial advocacy.  After graduating in 2005, Ben served as a prosecutor in Hillsborough County.  Ben...
Thomas Grajek
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(813) 789-6404 4107 N Himes Ave
#200
Tampa, FL 33607
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Traffic Tickets
I have dedicated my entire legal career to being a criminal defense lawyer handling felony, misdemeanor, and federal criminal cases. You need an attorney like me on your side that will defend your freedom. Call for a free consultation with an experienced criminal lawyer whether you're in Hillsborough or Polk County. Free consultations in Lutz, Lakeland, and Tampa, Florida. Call now! http://www.FLCrimeDefense.com
Christopher Thomas Hersem
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Clearwater, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(813) 251-7291 1550 W. Cleveland St. Suite 9
Clearwater, FL 33606
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Stetson University College of Law
Chris Hersem was born and raised in Clearwater, Florida. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and then went on to Stetson University, College of Law, where he earned a Concentration in Advocacy. He has defended thousands of individuals charged with criminal and traffic related matters and has aggressively pursued civil actions for clients who were injured due to another person's negligent conduct. Chris works hard to get the best results for his clients and he welcomes the opportunity to speak with you about your case.
Jason M. Mayberry
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(813) 444-7435 3902 Henderson Blvd
#208-136
Tampa, FL 33629
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Florida Coastal School of Law
Gregory Saint Jour
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(813) 443-5793 400 N. Ashley Drive Ste 2600
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family, Immigration and Personal Injury
Florida A&M University College of Law
I am a trial attorney. I'm a member of the Florida Bar, Federal Bar Association, Hillsborough County Bar Association and George E. Edgecomb Bar Association. I'm also admitted to practice in the United States District Court of the Middle District of Florida. I practice solely in the areas of personal injury, family law, criminal law, and immigration.
Michael A. Misa
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(813) 307-9801 2102 W Platt St. Suite 105
Tampa, FL 33606
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
St. Thomas University School of Law
I have been practicing law since 1992 when I began as a Assistant State Attorney in the Tampabay area, In 1996 I entered private practice in an effort to share my experience with clients seeking legal help. My background includes 10 years of law enforcement experience as a patrolmen, K-9 officer and organized crime detective. I was trained by the DEA in narcotics investigations and worked on local and Federal task force. My experience includes investigating fatal traffic crashes, K-9 handler, covert investigations, state prosecution and extensive criminal defense including traffic and serious felony trials. I have represented injured families...
David Ashley Haenel
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(813) 649-8690 3426 West Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33609
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Widener University Delaware School of Law
David Haenel protects the rights of the accused. His firm,The Law Place, has offices in Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando, and Clearwater but they represent people throughout the State of Florida. David is the former 2004 State of Florida DUI Prosecutor of the Year and has spent his entire legal career representing individuals charged with traffic and criminal traffic violations. David and his team of lawyers are relentless in their legal representation and are not satisfied until they have exhausted all possible defenses.
Lynette Silon-Laguna
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Providing Effective - Aggressive Criminal Defense Representation Since 1997!

We provide heavy-duty criminal defense by developing strategic plans to negotiate and strongly defend our clients' rights in court while upholding their dignity in difficult and challenging times. Read More »
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Nicholas J. Dorsten
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365/24/7 Criminal Defense and PI, Serving the Tampa Bay Area

Former prosecutors available 365/24/7 for all criminal defense/auto injury issues. DUI, drug defense, auto accidents, theft crimes, crimes of violence and more. Over 30 years of legal experience. Read More »
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Natoria Hubbard
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Wesley Chapel, FL Criminal Law Lawyer
(813) 995-7673 By Appointment Only
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
Criminal, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
Southern University Law Center
To whomsoever much is given, much is required
NATORIA D. HUBBARD
Natoria D. Hubbard received her B.A. from the University of South Florida in 2006. Ms. Hubbard received her M.S. from Troy University in 2008 and her Juris Doctor degree (with honors) from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2012. She is admitted to practice in Florida.
Natoria’s goal is to serve clients with compassion and empathy. Prior to attending law school, Natoria worked as a case manager for children and families involved in dependency court as a result of abuse and/or neglect. She also worked in placement, helping to...
Martin B. Schwartz
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(813) 269-7421 8451 W. Linebaugh Ave.
Tampa, FL 33625
Criminal, DUI, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
Founded in 1994, our firm has been providing effective, affordable, and often untraditional legal solutions to our clients over the last 26 years.

Attorney Martin B. Schwartz specializes in processing family immigration petitions, applications for permanent residence, U.S. Citizenship, and visas; in addition to removal defense and criminal defense. Martin has successfully represented foreign nationals and family members for the past 26 years and has filed Habeas Corpus actions before District Courts and direct federal appeals. The Law Offices of Martin Schwartz also handle personal injury, auto accident, traffic, DUI, and family cases with compassion.

Martin is a...
Matt Mueller
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(813) 347-5142 5505 W. Gray Street
Tampa, FL 33609
Criminal, Securities, Tax and White Collar Crime
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Matt Mueller is a former federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. and Tampa and an experienced trial lawyer. He focuses his practice on white collar defense, including civil and criminal tax, securities, and health care matters, regulatory enforcement actions, grand jury investigations, and civil litigation. Matt represents a diverse array of clients in these sensitive and high stakes matters including doctors, accountants and accounting firms, health care and dental professionals, firms and individuals in the financial services and securities industries, as well as small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Stephen  Lee
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(833) 374-4487 3804 West North B St
Tampa, FL 33609
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Estate Planning
University of Notre Dame
We are a law firm based in the heart of Tampa with expertise in Family Law, Discrimination and Business Litigation. Our lawyers have collective experience of over 35 years handling cases just like yours. We are a boutique law firm focused on your rights and making sure that those rights are taken care of.

Our attorneys are able to provide the skills and expertise that may be found at larger firms without the overhead expenses many of these larger law firms typically pass on to its clients. We are passionate about helping to build our community and its businesses and work...
David Gilbert
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(813) 501-5002 2202 N West Shore Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Stetson University College of Law
Since 2010, I have provided legal representation for individuals charged with criminal offenses, DUI, and traffic tickets. I have fought thousands of traffic tickets in the Tampa Bay area, including fatality accident citations, reckless driving, street racing, and suspended license. I also provide representation for those injured in auto accidents.
Brett Metcalf
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(813) 258-4800 2011 W. Cleveland Street
Suite A-1
Tampa, FL 33606
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Florida State University College of Law
Brett is a Tampa native who graduated in 2009 from FSU College of Law – the top ranked law school in Florida. After passing the Bar, he immediately began working as a prosecutor at the State Attorney’s Office in Tampa. Brett prosecuted over 5,000 cases, including DUI’s, domestic violence, drug possession, drug trafficking, gun charges, and RICO cases. Most importantly, Brett tried over 100 cases to verdict during his time as a prosecutor. Armed with litigation experience, knowledge of the criminal system, and ambition, Brett opened Metcalf Law in July of 2012. At Metcalf Law, he primarily...
Cynthia Judith Hernandez
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(813) 841-2933 3030 N. Rocky Point Dr., Suite 150
Tampa, FL 33607
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family and Immigration
The Florida State University College of Law
Stephen Higgins
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(813) 649-8690 3426 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33609
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Nick Chotos
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney
(813) 228-7095 210 Pierce St
Tampa, FL 33602
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
St. Thomas University and Florida State University College of Law
Johnnie Byrd
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Plant City, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(813) 759-1224 206 N Collins St
Plant City, FL 33563
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
I have been helping clients receive compensation for personal injuries and representing clients in family law matters for over thirty years.
Jason M. Melton Esq.
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Experienced & Dedicated Criminal Defense Lawyer! Call for Aggressive Advocacy!

I am committed to defending the rights and interests of those who have been accused of crimes. I provide skilled and aggressive representation! Visit my website to see verdicts and settlements, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Rex R. Blake
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.