Hillsborough County, Florida Criminal Lawyers

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

Mr. Musca is a passionate, aggressive and nationally-renowned criminal defense attorney who represents clients on all criminal defense matters in the State of Florida. He completed his undergraduate studies at Boston... Read More »
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Michael Celso Gonzalez
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Hillsborough County, FL 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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Howard Iken
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Hillsborough County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

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... Read More »
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Stacey Bartlett
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Hillsborough County, FL Criminal Law Attorney

Stetson University College of LawFlorida
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Jason M. Mayberry
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Hillsborough County, FL 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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Patricia Candamo
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Hillsborough County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(813) 549-5544 2209 E 5th Ave
Ste B
Tampa, FL 33605
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business and Immigration
Stetson University College of Law
Candamo Law provides legal consulting and litigation services for individuals and businesses in Tampa. Call us for a free consultation (813) 549-5544

We help businesses protect themselves and represent them in negotiations, collections, lawsuits, arbitration, mediation and administrative hearings. Our practice areas include:

* Business Dispute Resolution and Litigation
* Commercial Debt Collections
* Construction Law and Real Estate Litigation
* General Corporate Law

Our law firm also represents individuals in criminal defense, immigration and civil litigation matters in the entire Tampa Bay area. We are committed to finding practical and affordable solutions to your legal challenges. Our lawyers have considerable experience in various areas of...
Leslie Miller Sammis
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Hillsborough County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(813) 250-0500 Tampa Office
1005 N. Marion Street
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of Florida
I represent clients charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses throughout the Tampa Bay area. I am a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL), the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). Additionally, I am an attorney on the NORML Legal Committee which fights for the reform of marijuana laws in Florida and throughout the country.I graduated with Honors from the University of Florida College of Law in Gainesville, Florida, in 1999, and served as Vice Chair on the Executive Board for the UF Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Board....
Brett Jacob Szematowicz
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Hillsborough County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(813) 444-2244 1207 North Franklin Street
Suite 102
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
South Texas College of Law
Brett Szematowicz is originally from Chicago, Illinois, but moved to Tampa when he was in 1991. He attended high school locally at Tampa Preparatory School and graduated in 1999. Mr. Szematowicz attended college at The American University in Washington, D.C. and graduated with a B.A. in Justice. While at The American University, Mr. Szematowicz was a member of the highly selective Leadership Program in the School of Public Affairs. Mr. Szematowicz attended South Texas College of Law, located in Houston, Texas. During law school, Mr. Szematowicz interned with the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office in...
Jason M. Melton Esq.
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(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
Free ConsultationHillsborough County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
The Catholic University of America
Attorney Jason M. Melton, is a founding partner of Whittel & Melton, LLC, a full service law firm. We are dedicated to providing our clients with personalized, high-quality representation. We handle Auto Accidents, Slip and Fall, Injury, Nursing Home Abuse, Wrongful Death, Employment, Unpaid Overtime, DUI, Criminal, Brain Injury, Divorce and all Family law issues and other related legal matters throughout the state of Florida.
W.F. 'Casey' Ebsary Jr.
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Hillsborough County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(813) 222-2220 2102 W Cleveland St
Tampa, FL 33606
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Stetson University College of Law
William F. "Casey" Ebsary, Jr. is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney - a Trial Lawyer. Mr. Ebsary's practice focusses on trial practice, criminal defense, DUI, Marijuana and Cannabis Growhouse Defense, white-collar criminal defense, high tech corporate litigation and intellectual property issues arising out of the Internet and computer networking. Mr. Ebsary is a former Prosecutor. He has litigation experience including murder, money laundering, fraud, forgery, counterfeiting, and theft. Mr. Ebsary's expertise includes experience in high-tech litigation in information systems and international banking and currency transactions. Mr. Ebsary is AV rated by the Martindale Hubbell Directory. That is...
Christopher M. Klemawesch
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Hillsborough County, 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...
Bruce Howard Denson
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Hillsborough County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(727) 896-7000 305 N Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL 33609
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Products Liability and Traffic Tickets
Stetson University College of Law
At The Denson Firm, our mission is to provide you with passionate and aggressive legal representation and personal counsel in criminal defense cases. Because Bruce Denson is a sole practitioner, you will always speak directly with him, and he will attend every court hearing. Our focus is on a long term solution to your immediate problem. Personal service and client contact is a priority at The Denson Firm.
David Hardy
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Hillsborough County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(813) 734-7190 1710 N. 19th Street
Suite 215
Tampa, FL 33605
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and White Collar Crime
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Hardy attended Suffolk University Law School's Evening Division. He graduated Magna Cum Laude (with high honors) in the top four percent of his class. From 2005 until 2010, Attorney Hardy served as a State Prosecutor in Tampa Florida. Since 2010 he has been in private practice. In Florida State Courts, he has handled thousands of cases ranging from DUI to first degree felonies. In Federal Court, he has handled international extradition cases, bank fraud, drug trafficking, firearms cases, and immigration offenses. Attorney Hardy is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as an...
J Armando Edmiston
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Hillsborough County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(813) 482-0355 2002 E 5th Ave #103
Tampa, FL 33605
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Nova Southeastern University
J. Armando Edmiston is an aggressive, knowledgeable and experienced personal injury and criminal defense lawyer handling serious felonies, sexual assault, DUI's, driving offenses, drug charges and weapon crimes. ...
William J. Sheslow Esq.
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Hillsborough County, 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...
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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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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Jason M. Mayberry
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Hillsborough County, 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
Mr. Frank G. Fernandez
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Hillsborough County, 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...
Maj Vasigh, Esq.
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Hillsborough County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(813) 800-1111 101 N 12th St
#104
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Florida
Maj: pronounced like the first syllable of "Magic" Vasigh: pronounced "Va-sigh" Most people go through life thinking they'll never need a criminal defense attorney. And many of them never will. But sometimes, a regular, decent, professional person - a teacher, college student, nurse, or fellow lawyer - will find themselves in a situation they never thought they'd be in. That's when they call Maj Vasigh, a criminal defense attorney in Tampa who is an expert in criminal defense litigation. Though he represents people from all walks of life the majority of his clientele aren't the type of "hard criminals"...
Gregory Saint Jour
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Hillsborough County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 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.
Gina M. Girardot Esq.
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Hillsborough County, 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
Ronald Lawrence Frey II
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Hillsborough County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(844) 766-3739 625 East Twiggs Street, Suite #101A
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Cleveland State University
If you are charged with a criminal offense and require aggressive representation, please contact Charlotte, North Carolina Criminal Defense Attorney Ron Frey of The Frey Law Firm, PLLC at (844) 766-3739 for a free consultation. Please visit us on the web at http://www.FreyLegal.com
Dominic Baccarella
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Hillsborough County, 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...
Robert G. Whittel Esq.
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(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
Free ConsultationHillsborough County, 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...
Hillary Leigh Johnson
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Hillsborough County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(813) 649-8690 3426 West Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33609
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Faulkner University
Attorney Hillary Johnson is a former prosecutor who brings experience and exceptional legal knowledge to each case she tries. She holds a degree in communication from Florida State University and Juris Doctor from the Jones School of Law at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama. While she was in law school, Ms. Johnson completed an internship with the State Attorney’s Office in Panama City. After graduation, she worked as an attorney with Florida’s Department of Children and Families before accepting a position at the State Attorney’s Office in Manatee County and Sarasota. It was while she was at the...
Adam Leo Bantner II
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Hillsborough County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(813) 397-3965 522 Oakfield Dr.
Brandon, FL 33511
Free ConsultationCriminal, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Florida State University College of Law
Adam Bantner is a board certified criminal trial law attorney who represents those accused of committing crimes in Brandon, FL, Hillsborough County, and Polk County. The Bantner Firm is also proud to help those injured by no fault of their own in an auto accident, slip and fall, or through some other negligence.

We are Your Community Lawyer and we'd love to help. Check us out at https://www.TampaCrimeAttorneys.com or call us at 813.397.3965 to set up your free consultation today!
Denise Elizabeth Bartilucci
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Hillsborough County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience

Cumberland School of Law, Samford University and Florida State University College of LawFlorida
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Craig A. Epifanio
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Hillsborough County, FL 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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Thomas J. Jerla Jr. Esq.
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Hillsborough County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 16 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...
Craig A. Epifanio
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Hillsborough County, 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...
Jay P. Lechner Esq.
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Hillsborough County, 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.
Jonathan Hackworth
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Hillsborough County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(813) 280-2911 1818 North 15th Street
Tampa, FL 33605
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Stetson University College of Law
Originally from Charleston, West Virginia, I attended West Virginia Wesleyan College studying both business administration and political science. After three semesters at West Virginia Wesleyan College, I transferred to West Virginia University, where I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in Multi-Disciplinary Studies. While attending West Virginia University, I worked with my father as a surface miner in the coal fields of West Virginia. Of all the lessons learned during those summers, I learned to appreciate the value of a hard work and the importance of taking pride in whatever you do. At Blumenauer Hackworth, we take pride in our...
Kevin A Fuller
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Hillsborough County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(813) 438-6869 1228 E. 7th Ave
Tampa, FL 33605
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Attorney Kevin A. Fuller has been representing injured victims and defending the accused since 1992. If you have been injured or accused of committing a crime, please call the office to ask questions and get answers. Benefit from more than 25 years of courtroom experience.
Lynette Silon-Laguna
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(813) 672-1900 511 West Bay Street
Suite 350
Tampa, FL 33606
Free ConsultationHillsborough County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Divorce
University of Florida, College of Law
In January 1997, I founded the law firm of Lynette Silon-Laguna, P.A., now known as All Family Law Group, P.A. We are experienced and responsive attorneys concentrating in the areas of divorce, child custody/visitation/child support, stepparent and relative adoptions and name changes, as well as criminal defense, and consumer, personal bankruptcy.

Our objective is to provide professional and informed representation in the most expeditious and economical manner possible in consideration of each client's circumstances. Amicable settlement is the ultimate goal, if it is possible, to avoid the financial and emotional cost of litigation. Although we strive for an amicable resolution...
William Hanlon
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Hillsborough County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(813) 228-7095 210 Pierce St
Tampa, FL 33602
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
St. Thomas University School of Law
As the founder of Hanlon Law, my number one priority is to protect our clients' future. We have over 20 years of experience in handling criminal defense cases including drug crimes, DUI, violent crimes, domestic violence, and other charges that carry serious penalties. Contact our firm for a free and confidential consultation if you or someone you know has been charged with a crime in Tampa.
Nicole M Denmon
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Hillsborough County, 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...
Marc A Joseph
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Hillsborough County, 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...
Jackson Hilliard
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Hillsborough County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(727) 489-2101 238 East Davis Blvd. Suite 219
Tampa, FL 33606
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Stetson University College of Law
Attorney Jackson Hilliard has lived in St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay area for the past ten years. Mr. Hilliard received his Bachelor’s degree in 1988 from the University of Central Florida. He earned his law degree in 2006 from Stetson College of Law. He is a member of multiple associations, including the Florida Bar, Clearwater Bar, St. Petersburg Bar, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer. Mr. Hilliard is the leading attorney at his Clearwater law firm, Hilliard Law, P.L. At the firm, he provides Florida residents with criminal and DUI...
William Hanlon
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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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Matt Mueller
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Hillsborough County, 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.
Jeff Council Paulk
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Hillsborough County, 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.
Jason Daniel Sammis
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Hillsborough County, 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...
Richard Alexander
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Hillsborough County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 22 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...
Dennis Hernandez
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Hillsborough County, 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...
James Roscoe Tanner
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Hillsborough County, 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...
AnneMarie Rizzo
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Hillsborough County, 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
Anthony Biagio Rickman
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Hillsborough County, 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...
Lee M. Pearlman
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Hillsborough County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(813) 554-3232 2504 W Crest Ave
Tampa, FL 33614
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Stetson University
Lee Pearlman was born and raised in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, a small town just outside of Harrisburg. H

e attended college at the University of Maryland, College Park where he received two bachelors of arts degrees and two minors. While in college he enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve and served two years in the Military Police.

After college Lee moved to St. Petersburg where he attended Stetson University College of Law. While there Lee was a member of Stetson's top nationally ranked Trial Team and Alternative Dispute Resolution Board. He was the recipient of the Ralph Harris...
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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.