Homosassa, Florida Criminal Lawyers

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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William J. Sheslow Esq.
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Florida Criminal Law Lawyer

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... Read More »
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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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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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John Patrick Musca
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Aggressive Criminal Defense; 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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Jason M. Melton Esq.
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(352) 726-0078 111 W Main St
#303
Inverness, FL 34450
Free ConsultationInverness, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 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.
Gina M. Girardot Esq.
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Ocala, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(352) 369-5334 118 SW Fort King St
Ocala, FL 34451
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Robert G. Whittel Esq.
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(352) 726-0078 111 W Main St
#303
Inverness, FL 34450
Free ConsultationInverness, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
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...
Christopher M. Klemawesch
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Ocala, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(352) 369-5334 118 SW Fort King St
Ocala, FL 34451
Free ConsultationCriminal, Employment, Family and Personal Injury
University of Florida
Mr. Klemawesch is an experienced and dedicated Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Attorney at Whittel & Melton. He provides comprehensive representation in both State and Federal Courts. Previously, Mr. Klemawesch worked as an Assistant State Attorney in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, Pinellas County, Florida. He has extensive jury trial experience in both criminal and civil cases. Mr. Klemawesch is committed to diligent advocacy to protect his clients' rights and interests.

Mr. Klemawesch obtained his B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, and his M.B.A. from the University of South Florida. In 2003, he received his J.D. from the University of Florida....
Tracee L. Ivins Esq.
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Inverness, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(352) 726-0078 111 W Main St
#303
Inverness, FL 34450
Free ConsultationCriminal, 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...
Thomas J. Jerla Jr. Esq.
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Inverness, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(352) 726-0078 111 W Main St
#303
Inverness, FL 34450
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...
Ashley Aulls
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Brooksville, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(352) 593-4115 120 N Broad St #100
Brooksville, FL 34601
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Those facing criminal charges in the area of Brooksville, Florida can turn to attorney Ashley Aulls for personal attention to their individual case. At The Law Office of Ashley Aulls, Ashley uses his more than 15 years of legal experience to guide his clients through the stressful and tough issues they are facing. Ashley is a graduate of Georgia Southern University and studied law at Thomas Cooley Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1997. For his whole life, Ashley has been surrounded by respected legal professionals. His father has served as an attorney for more than 40 years....
William J. Sheslow Esq.
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Ocala, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(352) 369-5334 118 SW Fort King St
Ocala, FL 34451
Free ConsultationCriminal, 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...
Chelsea Leyden
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Spring Hill, FL Criminal Law Attorney
(866) 608-5529 11020 Northcliffe Blvd
Spring Hill, FL 34608
Criminal, Employment and Personal Injury
Stetson University College of Law
Christopher Robert Largey
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Inverness, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(352) 344-1882 303 Tompkins Street
Inverness, FL 34450
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
Samford University
Christopher Largey began his legal career with the Lake and Citrus County Public Defender’s Office, where he successfully tried cases ranging from DUI issues to attempted murder. Mr. Largey then joined a local personal injury law firm in 2002 and quickly became the top producer and litigator in that firm.

In 2005, Mr. Largey began Largey Law a personal injury and auto accident law firm with offices in Lake County and Citrus County. He has handled cases throughout Central Florida and has secured millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of his clients. In 2014, Mr. Largey received the prestigious AV®...
Melisa Lee Militello
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Inverness, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(352) 637-2222 107-B West Main Street
Inverness, FL 34450
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of Florida
Melisa L. Militello has been a practicing attorney for 23 years. She has practiced in the area of criminal defense defending people for everything from a speeding ticket to cases where someone faced life imprisonment. She cares about you, your family and your case because she understands that bad things happen to good people and she is here to guide you through everything to the best possible outcome.
Scott Timothy Smith
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Brooksville, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(352) 796-7434 101 E. Fort Dade Ave.
Brooksville, FL 34601
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Mr. Robert Allen Morris Jr.
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Brooksville, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(352) 796-9999 129 North Main Street
Brooksville, FL 34601
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Valparaiso University School of Law
Julie Ann Greenberg
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Spring Hill, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(866) 608-5529 11020 Northcliffe Blvd
Spring Hill, FL 34608
Criminal, Employment and Personal Injury
Florida State University College of Law
Christopher Mulligan
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Brooksville, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(352) 593-5990 161 E. Jefferson St.
Brooksville, FL 34601
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
The George Washington University Law School
Christopher Sean Mulligan is a Florida native and third generation Florida attorney. Born in Inverness, Florida, Mr. Mulligan graduated with honors and a Bachelor in Science from Florida State University, majoring in Political Science and Criminology/Criminal Justice and then obtained his Juris Doctorate in 2006 from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. While in Washington, Mr. Mulligan worked for a variety of nonprofit organizations in the areas of domestic violence, criminal justice reform, education policy, and campaign finance reform. Mr. Mulligan has been quoted or published in the New York Times, The Washington Post,...
Debra Alice Tuomey
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Spring Hill, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(352) 584-0020 5026 Cumberland Lane
Spring Hill, FL 34607
Criminal
Stetson University College of Law
Dorothy Hufnagel
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Spring Hill, FL Criminal Law Lawyer
(866) 608-5529 11020 Northcliffe Blvd
Spring Hill, FL 34608
Criminal, Employment and Personal Injury
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Peyton Bush Hyslop
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BROOKSVILLE, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(352) 799-9666 P O Box 1776
629 W Jefferson St.
BROOKSVILLE, FL 34605-1776
Criminal
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Colleen Kasperek
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Spring Hill, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(352) 428-9345 4377 Commercial Way
No. 106
Spring Hill, FL 34606
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Jeffrey Peter Cario
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Brooksville, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(352) 592-0040 12435 Cortez Blvd
Brooksville, FL 34613
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Nova Southeastern University
Brooksville, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(352) 796-9999 129 N Main St
Brooksville, FL 34601
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law and University of Miami School of Law
Inverness, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(352) 637-2222 107 W Main St
Inverness, FL 34450
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Brooksville, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(352) 799-0841 211 S Main St
Brooksville, FL 34601
Criminal
Inverness, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(352) 726-6867 120 N Seminole Ave
Inverness, FL 34450
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Brooksville, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 55 years experience
(352) 796-1003 10555 Rain Forest Rd
Brooksville, FL 34601
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Inverness, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(352) 637-2222 107 W Main St
Inverness, FL 34450
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Inverness, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(352) 860-0043 101 N Osceola Ave
Inverness, FL 34450
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Steven Brian Bartlett
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Trinity, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(727) 942-1000 2150 Seven Springs Bvd
Trinity, FL 34655
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of Dayton School of Law
20 years of court room experience handling criminal, divorce, bankruptcy, family, foreclosure, and injury law cases in Clearwater, New Port Richey, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, and all of Tampa Bay, Florida My name is Steve Bartlett and I am an experienced Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney who is not afraid to fight for my clients. Although many lawyers describe themselves as aggressive or fearless, I have a proven documented history of fighting against the powerful. You can read about some of my cases in the news section of this webpage. I have over 20 years of court room...
Leonard Louis Cagan
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SPRING HILL, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(352) 683-9100 471 Mariner Blvd
SPRING HILL, FL 34609
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Medical Malpractice
Regent University School of Law
Lenny was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1996. Lenny worked as an Assistant State Attorney (prosecutor) for over seven years. During this time, he prosecuted thousands of cases, supervised a staff of other attorneys and conducted numerous jury trials. Lenny knows how prosecutors think and how to speak their language. After leaving the State Attorney’s Office, Lenny worked for a prestigious Plaintiff’s law firm that practiced in the areas of Medical Malpractice/ Nursing Home Abuse/ and Personal Injury law. Lenny has been in private practice since 2004 representing people who have been accused of crimes or have been seriously injured...
Howard Iken
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New Port Richey, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(800) 469-3486 4807 US 19
Suite 202
New Port Richey, FL 34652
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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Dale E Workman
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The Villages, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(202) 455-5052 17503 SE 82nd Pecan Terrace
The Villages, FL 32162
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Stetson University College of Law
Dale E. Workman earned his Juris Doctor (JD) degree in 1997 from Stetson University College of Law, which has consistently and repeatedly been recognized as the best law school in the nation for producing superior trial attorneys.

Prior to that, he earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Political Science in 1993 from the University of South Florida. While there, he served as Articles Editor and Feature Writer for the school’s Undergraduate Law Review, for which he wrote “Casualty of War,” an in-depth analysis of the erosion of the right to privacy that has inevitably resulted from the nation’s War...
Leslie Miller Sammis
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New Port Richey, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(727) 807-6392 7509 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654
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....
Clementine Conde
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New Port Richey, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(800) 446-5879 8606 Government Dr
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Western New England University School of Law
Biography: Clementine “CC” Conde is a native Floridian who grew up in Hollywood, Florida. Her love of law began early in life as she followed in the footsteps of her Uncle James, a prominent attorney in downtown Hollywood. Upon graduating from South Broward High School in 1983, “CC” attended the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. After graduating from U of M, “CC” went on to attend Law School at Western New England University School of Law in Springfield Massachusetts. While attending law school, “CC” interned at a...
Henry George Ferro
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Ocala, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(352) 369-8888 108 North Magnolia Avenue
Seventh Floor
Ocala, FL 34475
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and Personal Injury
University of Dayton School of Law
I have been practicing law for more than 35 years, including a five year stint as a circuit judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida.
As an experienced litigator, in both state and federal court, I have aggressively represented clients at all levels of trial courts from criminal traffic matters to first degree murder charges. In the civil courts, I have represented clients in a range of cases involving contracts, business litigation, family matters, personal injury case, professional negligence matters (Medical Malpractice), defamation and cases involving fraud.
I have also had the pleasure of being the City Attorney for the...
Nicole M Denmon
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New Port Richey , FL Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(727) 753-0049 5703 Main Street
New Port Richey , FL 34652
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...
Lee M. Pearlman
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New Port Richey, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(727) 300-4840 5703 Main Street
New Port Richey, FL 34652
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...
Christian Alexander Straile
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Ocala, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(352) 694-4529 108 North Magnolia
Suite 501
Ocala, FL 34475
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
St. Thomas University School of Law
This trial focused practice has the goals of delivering quality legal services, providing to clients personal services while developing strong, trusted relationships through effective communication, analysis, planning and litigation skills seeking the best result possible.
Amanda C Micallef
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Dunnellon, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(352) 390-6742 11990 S Williams St, Suite 3
Dunnellon, FL 34432
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and White Collar Crime
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
We are a full service, boutique law firm, offering personalized service tailored to each clients needs. At the Law Offices of Amanda C. Micallef, P.A we understand that each clients situation is different and our goal is to obtain the best possible outcome for each and every client. Big or small, simple or complex, your legal issue is important to us.
Stephanie Thompson Pawuk
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New Port Richey, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(727) 372-3111 3610 Galileo Dr
Suite 104
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Stetson University College of Law
Over 17 years experience practicing criminal law. Former State Prosecutor in Clearwater, FL. Juvenile Criminal Defense is my specialty.
Thomas Grajek
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Lutz, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(727) 457-8660 24140 FL-54
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Lutz, FL 33559
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
I have dedicated my entire legal career to fighting for individuals in court. I am known as a fighter and trial attorney that will stand up for his clients.

If you have been injured or arrested call now to insure your rights are protected. 863-838-5549

http://www.FLCrimeDefense.com
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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.

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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.