Hudson, 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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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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Howard Iken
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Florida 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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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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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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Hudson, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(727) 389-6289 6529 Nautical Isle
Hudson, FL 34667
Criminal, Appeals, Business and Construction
Northwestern University School of Law
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...
Nicole M Denmon
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New Port Richey , FL Criminal Law Attorney with 13 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...
Kenneth L Foote
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NEW PORT RICHEY, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(727) 844-0102 7608 MASSACHUSETTS AVE
NEW PORT RICHEY, FL 34653
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Stetson University College of Law and St. John's University School of Law
Attorney Kenneth L Foote has dedicated his practice to aggressively representing his clients in courts throughout Tampa Bay and the State of Florida. Attorney Foote focuses his practice on Marital, Family and Criminal Law.

Kenneth L. Foote is a former Florida criminal prosecutor and New York City police officer with the auxiliary division. His prior experience as a Florida prosecutor is a benefit to all his clients. Whenever someone is accused of a crime, they are innocent until proven guilty. When we represent clients in criminal defense matters, we ensure the police follow all rules guaranteed under the law and...
Michael Leonard Mastrogiovanni
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New Port Richey, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(727) 547-3454 8606 Government Drive
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Social Security Disability and Traffic Tickets
Stetson University College of Law
Michael Mastrogiovanni has lived in the Tampa Bay area for over 38 years with his family. His career started out in the medical field where he worked as an administrator for over a decade eventually acquiring ownership of several assisted living facilities. Like many working professionals, Michael went to college at night while working full time during the day. He obtained his A.A. degree with honors from St. Petersburg Junior College in 2000, his B.A. degree Cum Laude from University of South Florida in 2002 and went on to attend Stetson University College of Law graduating in 2004. Upon...
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...
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...
Colleen Kasperek
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Spring Hill, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 25 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
Mr. Afram Malki
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New Port Richey, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(727) 375-3090 6931 Little Rd.
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Barry University
Allison Belcher
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New Port Richey, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(727) 844-7676 7623 Little Road Suite 200B
Counsel Square
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Free ConsultationCriminal
Stetson University College of Law
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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Stacey Bartlett
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Accomplished criminal defense attorney, dedicated to protecting your rights!

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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Debra Alice Tuomey
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Spring Hill, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(352) 584-0020 5026 Cumberland Lane
Spring Hill, FL 34607
Criminal
Stetson University College of Law
Declan Mansfield
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New Port Richey, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(727) 843-0097 8300 Massachusetts Ave.
New Port Richey, FL 34653
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Fordham University School of Law
Jason M. Melton Esq.
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(727) 847-2299 8221 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Free ConsultationNew Port Richey, 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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New Port Richey, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(727) 847-2299 8221 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Jay P. Lechner Esq.
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New Port Richey, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(727) 847-2299 8221 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Free ConsultationCriminal, Employment, Personal Injury 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.
Christopher M. Klemawesch
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New Port Richey, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(727) 847-2299 8221 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Free ConsultationCriminal, 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...
William J. Sheslow Esq.
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New Port Richey, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(727) 847-2299 8221 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL 34655
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...
Robert G. Whittel Esq.
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(727) 847-2299 8221 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Free ConsultationNew Port Richey, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 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...
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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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...
William J. Sheslow Esq.
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Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer! Aggressive Legal Representation! Call Now!

I am a passionate and skilled criminal defense attorney. I am committed to providing exceptional service and results. I will fight for your rights! Visit my website for client testimonials or call for a consultation! Read More »
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Denise Elizabeth Bartilucci
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Get help now! Free consultation, aggressive representation in criminal cases.

I’m an experienced Tampa 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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Maggie Jo Hilliard
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Trinity, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(813) 540-7171 2049 Welbilt Blvd
Trinity, FL 34655
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Family
Florida Coastal School of Law
Dual-licensed attorney in Kentucky and Florida representing individuals and organizations in state and federal civil and criminal matters.

Former prosecutor and former public defender.

Business developer and creative consultant for entrepreneurs, candidates, companies and nonprofits.

Legal research and writing professional open to contract with other legal practitioners as co-counsel.

Appellate successes and trial experience, as well as business development samples, can be viewed at www. MaggieJo.com/portfolio
Thomas J. Jerla Jr. Esq.
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New Port Richey, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(727) 847-2299 8221 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL 34655
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...
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.
Maria Kazouris Esq.
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Tarpon Springs, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(727) 361-5809 623 E. Tarpon Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Maria is a native of Tarpon Springs, Florida and a graduate of Tarpon Springs High School. She also attended secondary school at the St. Nicholas Greek School where she was honored as a Lady's Philoptohos Fellowship recipient. She is bilingual in Greek. Maria received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida with a 3.86 GPA. She received her Juris Doctor from Quinnipiac University School of Law in Hamden, Connecticut. Maria received honors for Academic Achievement in Juvenile Law, Service to the Community and the Connecticut Title Insurance Company. Initially, Maria was a law clerk for...
Tracee L. Ivins Esq.
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New Port Richey, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(727) 847-2299 8221 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL 34655
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 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 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
Jacob Steven Orr
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Lutz, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(813) 417-1570 1523 N. Dale Mabry, Suite 202
Lutz, FL 33548
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Stetson University College of Law
Ralph Fisher
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Lutz, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(813) 949-2749 18125 N. US Hwy 41
Suite 109
Lutz, FL 33549
Criminal, Collections, Consumer and DUI
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
Matthew Joseph Ryan
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New Port Richey, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(727) 359-7285 7916 Evolutions Way Ste 200
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Criminal, Business, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice
Duquesne University School of Law
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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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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Port Richey, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(727) 863-1553 11914 Oak Trail Way
Port Richey, FL 34668
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Port Richey, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(727) 863-1553 11914 Oak Trail Way
Port Richey, FL 34668
Criminal and DUI
New Port Richey, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(727) 849-8507 8520 Government Dr
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
Stetson University College of Law
Port Richey, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(727) 464-0102 6643 Ridge Rd
Port Richey, FL 34668
Criminal
Port Richey, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(727) 841-6991 9743 Highway 595
Port Richey, FL 34668
Criminal, Estate Planning and Real Estate
New Port Richey, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(727) 847-2737 7614 Massachusetts Ave
New Port Richey, FL 34653
Criminal, Business and Workers' Comp
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
New Port Richey, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(727) 849-5353 8606 Government Dr
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Criminal and DUI
New Port Richey, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(727) 845-8787 8204 Massachusetts Ave
New Port Richey, FL 34653
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
New Port Richey, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(727) 845-8701 6341 Grand Blvd
New Port Richey, FL 34652
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Estate Planning
New Port Richey, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(727) 849-5411 5933 Pennsylvania Ave
New Port Richey, FL 34652
Criminal, DUI and Environmental
Rex R. Blake
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Aggressive & Experienced Criminal Defense! Former Prosecutor! Record of Success!

I am dedicated to aggressive and skilled criminal defense advocacy. I am committed to protecting the rights and interests of those facing criminal charges! Contact a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer in Tampa Bay! Read More »
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Nick Chotos
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Get help now! Aggressive representation in criminal cases.

I am a professional and experienced criminal defense attorney, dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of those accused or charged with a crime in Florida. I provide diligent and personal attention! Read More »
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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.