Largo, 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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Nick Chotos
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Florida Criminal Law Attorney

St. Thomas University and Florida State University College of LawFlorida
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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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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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William Hanlon
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Your Future Means Everything – Request a Consultation Today – Available 24/7

Over 25 Years of Experience Focused Solely on Criminal Law. My #1 Aim is to Protect My Client’s Future. We are Available 24/7 – Call Us Today for a Consultation. We have Multiple Locations to Better Serve You. Read More »
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Craig A. Epifanio
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Seminole, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(727) 528-1859 10010 Seminole Blvd
Seminole, FL 33772
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...
Larry Sandefer
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St. Petersburg, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(727) 726-5297 8801 9th st. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33773
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of Florida
Larry Sandefer has handled well over 5,000 criminal cases. Over 250 of these have resulted in jury trials of from one day to several weeks in length. These trials have included numerous first degree murder cases, multi-jurisdictional drug and homicide conspiracies, drug trafficking, sales and possessions, sexual battery, lewdness and exposure charges, arson, white collar crimes including trade secrets and fraud, robbery, theft, assault and battery, domestic violence, traffic deaths, DUI, resisting arrest, shoplifting, abuse allegations of children and the elderly, embezzlement, insurance fraud, burglary, kidnaping, and many other criminal charges. Mr. Sandefer has been honored with the...
Edward Martin Panzica
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Largo, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(727) 588-0966 1601 E Bay Dr
Largo, FL 33771
Free ConsultationCriminal, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Stetson University College of Law
Johnnie Harry Trevena
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Largo, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(813) 575-7902 801 W Bay Dr
Largo, FL 33770
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Domestic Violence
Stetson University College of Law
John H. Trevena is the owner and principal attorney of his firm. He has been practicing law for more than 30 years. His keen sense of strategy, accomplished skills as a trial lawyer and straightforward approach bring due process for his clients in the criminal justice and civil court systems. His high profile successes have gained him national attention and he makes frequent appearances on network television. Specialties: Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer.
Bridgette Michelle Domingos
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Largo, FL Criminal Law Lawyer
(727) 755-8448 801 West Bay Drive
Suite 705
Largo, FL 33770
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Personal Injury
Leon Armbrester
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Largo, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
12114 Seminole Blvd
Largo, FL 33778
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Stetson University College of Law
Largo, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(727) 330-6502 12651 Walsingham Road
Suite B
Largo, FL 33774
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Largo, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(727) 581-5813 801 W Bay Dr
Largo, FL 33770
Criminal, Appeals and Business
Stetson University College of Law
Largo, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 50 years experience
(727) 518-2117 2401 W Bay Dr
Largo, FL 33770
Criminal, DUI and Employment
Largo, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(727) 588-7050 11351 Ulmerton Rd
Largo, FL 33778
Criminal, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Business
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Ajay Pallegar
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Florida Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney Ajay Pallegar - Former State Prosecutor with over 50 criminal jury trials, 50 bench trials, and extensive DUI training and experience. Mr. Pallegar is a graduate from the University of... 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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Largo, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(727) 531-5888 1501 Belcher Rd S
Largo, FL 33771
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
David R. Parry
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Clearwater, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(813) 286-7000 1550 S Highlands Ave
Suite C
Clearwater, FL 33576
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Stetson University College of Law
For 25 years, David Parry has been exclusively practicing criminal law in Florida. The breadth of his experience is reflected in his successful private practice, where he specializes in all types of criminal defense as a Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, a distinction held by less than 1% of all Florida attorneys. Dave's reputation in the legal community began while serving at the Pinellas County Public Defender's Office for thirteen years. Serving as the Chief Assistant Public Defender and overseeing 60 attorneys, he successfully defended the rights of those wrongfully accused of crimes such as murder, juvenile crimes, DUI, and...
Ronnie Crider
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Clearwater, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(727) 446-4800 1550 S Highland Ave
Clearwater, FL 33756
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Domestic Violence
Stetson University College of Law
With over 35 yrs experience in criminal law, Ronnie Crider has built a strong reputation as a defense attorney by applying his extensive experience as a Pinellas County Deputy Sheriff and Assistant State Attorney towards defending his clients. Upon leaving the State Attorney's Office, Ronnie began his successful Criminal Law Practice and was among the first one hundred criminal attorneys in the State of Florida to achieve Criminal Trial Law Board Certification , a distinction held by fewer than 1% of all Florida attorneys. During the past 26 years, Ronnie has exclusively represented those charged with both Felony and...
John F. McGuire
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Clearwater, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(727) 446-7659 1173 N.E. Cleveland Street
Clearwater, FL 33755
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Call us today and we’ll be happy to set up an appointment to discuss your legal needs. Put our team to work for you, and you will receive our guarantee of hard work and proven legal knowledge. In Clearwater and throughout the Tampa Bay area, contact McGuire Law Offices for all your legal needs.
Robert Bauer
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Clearwater, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(727) 446-4800 1550 S Highland Ave
Clearwater, FL 33756
Free ConsultationCriminal
University of Florida Levin College of Law
For 37 years, Robert Bauer has practiced exclusively in the area of criminal law and is widely considered an expert in his field. Prior to BCPP, Rob served as an Assistant State Attorney in Florida and in 1975 formed his own firm specializing in Criminal Defense exclusively. Having solely practiced in the areas of Criminal Defense and as a Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer since 1990, Rob has successfully represented hundreds of citizens charged with crimes ranging from homicide to misdemeanor offenses. He serves as a member of state and local Bar associations/committees as well as local charity organizations. Mr....
Joseph Montrone
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Clearwater, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
13575 58TH Street North
Clearwater, FL 33760
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Stetson University College of Law
St. Petersburg/ Clearwater DUI, CRIMINAL AND PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY I have more than 22 years of courtroom experience and I have tried more than 80 cases. I am a former 6 year Pinellas County Prosecutor. If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, contact me today for a free initial consultation at 727-538-4155 or visit my website www.montronelaw.com.
Robert Hambrick
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Clearwater, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(727) 365-5555 13575 58th St. N. #108
Clearwater, FL 33760
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Emory University School of Law
Robert Hambrick is an excellent Criminal Law Attorney who has one field of practice - Criminal Law - with one goal, to protect the best interests of his client. Robert Hambrick is a recognized criminal law leader, an expert Strategist, Tactician & Trial Lawyer with a well deserved reputation as an aggressive attorney. With the insight gained from having tried hundreds of Federal & State Casees and from having been a Lead Trial Attorney while a prosecutor with the State Attorney's Office in Pinellas County, Florida, Robert Hambrick possesses a negotiating advantage to obtain favorable plea arrangements and will do...
Joshua E Adams
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Clearwater, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(321) 314-2828 235 N Garden Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33755
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Estate Planning and White Collar Crime
Florida State University College of Law
The Adams Law Firm, P.A. was founded by husband and wife attorneys, Josh and Amy Adams. Josh is an experienced trial attorney. He started his career as a criminal prosecutor, where he prosecutor crimes from minor traffic crimes, including DUI, to felonies punishable by life in prison. After leaving the prosecutors office, Josh worked at a small firm in Orlando practicing criminal defense, civil litigation, and probate. In 2013, along with his wife, he started the Adams Law Firm, P.A. with a goal or bringing excellent representation and communication to Central Florida. Amy Adams...
Timothy Hessinger
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St. Petersburg, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(727) 896-1501 540 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Stetson University
The experienced Tampa criminal defense attorney at The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger is dedicated to protecting the rights and freedoms of the criminally accused. Attorney Timothy Hessinger was a former 15 year state prosecutor, and he was named as Prosecutor of the Year in 2004. Due to this past experience, our team is able to bring a well-rounded view of the criminal justice system to the table no matter what crimes our clients' cases involve. If you’ve been arrested, don’t hesitate a moment to contact our firm. We offer a free online case evaluation – take advantage today!
Michael D. Kenny
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Clearwater, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(727) 446-4800 1550 S Highlands Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33756
Criminal and Appeals
Stetson University College of Law
Bauer Crider Pellegrino & Parry was proud to add Mike as its newest associate in June 2009 due to the strength of his reputation as a powerful litigator. After a successful career as an Assistant State Attorney with the Sixth Judicial Circuit in New Port Richey, Florida, Mike decided to enter private practice with BCPP. Mike's experience in many areas of criminal law allows him to develop powerful cases using strong research and investigative skills. His attention to detail combined with his experience as a state attorney, gives his clients' the advantage of having an attorney who knows both sides...
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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Stacey Bartlett
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Florida Criminal Law Attorney

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... Read More »
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Robert Laney Hambrick
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Clearwater, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(727) 365-5555 13575 58th Street North #108
Clearwater, FL 33760
Criminal, Appeals and DUI
Emory University
Jenna Cyra Finkelstein
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Clearwater, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(727) 531-2926 6344 Roosevelt Blvd.
Suite B
Clearwater, FL 33760
Criminal
Robert Hambrick
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Clearwater, FL Criminal Law Attorney
(727) 365-5555 13575 58th Street North #108
Clearwater, FL 33760
Criminal
Rex R. Blake
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Clearwater, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(727) 286-6141 4707 140th Ave N
#104
Clearwater, FL 33762
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Florida Levin College of Law
I am a Trial Attorney licensed to practice in all Florida State Courts and the Unites States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Concentrating on Criminal Defense including all Traffic Court Cases, DUIs, Misdemeanors, and Felonies.

As a former prosecutor, I have the experience and insight to give an honest assessment of your criminal case. I strive to provide the highest standard of legal representation to achieve the best results for my clients.

Specialties: All Felonies, Misdemeanors, Traffic Cases, including Drug Offenses, DUIs, Weapons Offenses, Batteries, Thefts, Violations of Probations, Sealing and Expungments.
Steven Brian Bartlett
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Clearwater, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(727) 942-1000 28471 U.S. Hwy 19 N, St 505 C
Clearwater, FL 33761
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...
Donald James Kilfin
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St. Petersburg, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(727) 256-3598 400 Carillon Parkway
#130
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Stetson University College of Law
I am attorney Donald J. Kilfin. I own and operate The Kilfin Law Firm, P.C., a St. Petersburg area criminal defense and DUI firm representing clients throughout the Tampa Bay area.
I earned a four year Honor's Bachelor's degree from Trent University, one of Canada's top undergraduate institutions. From there, I relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida to attend law school at Stetson University. It was my first choice, among many options across the United States, based on its national reputation for trial advocacy and legal writing. I graduated in 2000 with a juris doctor degree and...
Anne Frances Borghetti
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Clearwater, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(727) 502-0300 12211 49th Street North, Suite 1
Clearwater, FL 33762
Criminal, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and DUI
Stetson University College of Law
I have been dedicated to the practice of Criminal Law for over 25 years, with more than 100 jury trials to my credit. I have extensive experience in representing individuals charged or under investigation for State and Federal criminal charges as well as appeals. I am also admitted to practice in the State of Massachusetts in both the State and Federal Courts as well as the 11th and 1st Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. I am a Certified Circuit Court and Federal Court Mediator. My practice areas include the Middle District...
Marc Pelletier
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St Petersburg, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(727) 578-0303 9721 Executive Center Drive North
Suite #120
St Petersburg, FL 33702
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and DUI
Stetson University College of Law
As a Partner of the Law Offices of Russo Pelletier & Sullivan, I limit my practice of law to represent only those clients charged with criminal offenses and DUIs. Both I and my partner Tim Sullivan are former state prosecutors. My experience as an Assistant State Attorney with the 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida has given me invaluable legal knowledge and insight into the strategies and tactics often used by prosecutors in trying criminal cases. This experience allows myself and Mr. Sullivan to develop unique, creative strategies in an effort to obtain the best possible outcome in each and every...
Michael Leonard Mastrogiovanni
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Clearwater, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(727) 547-3454 1701 Drew Street, Ste 1
Clearwater, FL 33755
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...
William Hanlon
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Clearwater, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(727) 897-5413 4500 140th Ave N
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Clearwater, FL 33762
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.
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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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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Nicholas J. Dorsten
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Clearwater, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(727) 286-6141 4707 140th Ave N
#104
Clearwater, FL 33762
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
The University of Toledo College of Law
David Gilbert
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Clearwater, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(855) 529-3283 10300 49th St N
Clearwater, FL 33762
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.
Erin Kays Barnett
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St Petersburg, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(727) 525-0200 6501 First Avenue South
St Petersburg, FL 33707
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Stetson University College of Law
Jamila S Little
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St. Petersburg, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(813) 279-1140 970 Lake Carillon Drive
Suite 300
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Criminal, Business, Immigration and Personal Injury
Jamila Little is an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida, and in the Caribbean. Her practice areas include Immigration, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury and Business Law. Jamila continues to represent her clients in State court and Federal Immigration court.

She hails from the beautiful twin isle of Trinidad and Tobago. Jamila graduated with honors from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, where she majored in Economics and minored in Business Administration. She obtained her Masters in Business Administration (MBA), with a concentration in Finance, from Clark Atlanta University School of Business. She worked in the Banking and Finance...
Thomas Tripp
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Pinellas Park, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(727) 544-8819 4930 Park Boulevard
Suite 12
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Elder and Traffic Tickets
University of Florida and University of Florida
Nick Chotos
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Clearwater, FL Criminal Law Attorney
(727) 897-5413 4500 140th Ave N
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Clearwater, FL 33762
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
St. Thomas University and Florida State University College of Law
Mark Hanks
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Saint Petersburg, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(727) 578-8529 9600 Koger Blvd North
Suite 104
Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Traffic Tickets
Saint Louis University School of Law
Prompt and personal legal representation in the areas you need most: Family/Divorce, Criminal Defense, and Auto Accident/Injury, throughout the Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg/Clearwater/Tampa area. Attorney Hanks, P.A. is Justice Served.
Robert Matthew Tager
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Clearwater, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(727) 723-1616 26133 US Higwhay 19N
Clearwater, FL 33763
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Melinda Pearce Tindell
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Dunedin, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(727) 492-2996 P.O. Box 233
Dunedin, FL 34697
Criminal, Collections, DUI and Divorce
George Mason University School of Law
Lyndi Ann Gordon
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Clearwater, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(727) 572-7678 2655 Ulmerton Road
Clearwater, FL 33762
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business and Family
Stetson University College 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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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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Largo Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

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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.