Palmetto, Florida Criminal Lawyers

John Patrick Musca
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Aggressive Criminal Defense; 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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Erika Snell Valcarcel
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Florida Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience

I am a Florida criminal defense lawyer passionate about helping those charged with serious misdemeanor and felony offenses. My legal background includes several years as an assistant state attorney. Working throughout... 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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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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Palmetto, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(941) 749-1446 433 8th Ave W
Palmetto, FL 34221
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Stephen Mathew Whyte
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Bradenton, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
1310 4th Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Stetson University College of Law
Born in Kentucky and raised in Ohio, Matt graduated Magna Cum Laude and with University Honors from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. in Business Administration (Marketing). He received his law degree, Cum Laude, and his Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Stetson University. While in law school, Matt completed internships with the Chief Judge for the US District Court, Middle District of Florida, the US Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, and the 12th Judicial Circuit's Office of the State Attorney in Florida. Matt also earned Book Awards in Evidence, Criminal Procedure II,...
James A. Fowler Jr.
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Bradenton, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(941) 404-8919 1201 6th Avenue W. Suite 108
Bradenton, FL 34205
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Florida Coastal School of Law
Respect. Reputation. Protection! James A. Fowler Jr. is the co-founder and managing partner of Fowler Law Group. James draws upon his diverse criminal law experiences to defend adults and juveniles involved in all types of criminal law matters, including federal and state crimes, DUI offenses, driver’s license suspensions and traffic cases. He is a native of Sarasota County and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida.
William Hanlon
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Bradenton, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(941) 462-1789 1201 6th Ave W
#318
Bradenton, FL 34205
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.
Colleen Glenn
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Bradenton, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(941) 746-8800 1017 Manatee Ave W
Bradenton, FL 34205
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Florida State University College of Law and Florida State University College of Law
What happens to you after an arrest largely depends on the quality of your attorney. Your life can change the instant you are arrested for a criminal offense. An arrest can lead to conviction and, with that, a multitude of implications and consequences that affect every area of your life, from housing and employment to family, finances and relationships. You need an aggressive, experienced, creative attorney. Colleen M. Glenn has dedicated her legal career to defending those individuals accused of crimes. At The Law Offices of Colleen M. Glenn, P.A., we understand the impact an arrest can make in your life...
Sean P. Flynn Esq.
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Bradenton, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(941) 800-1140 2200 Manatee Ave W
Bradenton, FL 34205
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Ave Maria School of Law
Experienced Florida trial attorneys fighting for the injured and the accused.
Steven George Lavely
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Bradenton, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(941) 747-7994 527 Manatee Ave. East
Bradenton, FL 34208
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
University of Miami School of Law
Bradenton personal injury attorney Steven G. Lavely is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer who is considered a specialist in civil trial law. Less than two-percent of Florida lawyers can claim this distinction. He is also one of the less than five-percent of Florida lawyers named a Florida Super Lawyer. Mr. Lavely is rated the highest possible rating on AVVO—a 10 out of 10—and is a proud member of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America.

“I am very proud of the honors and distinctions I have achieved, as they are either earned from advanced testing by independent agencies...
Anne H. Flynn Esq.
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Bradenton, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(941) 800-1140 2200 Manatee Ave W
Bradenton, FL 34205
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Ave Maria School of Law
N. Adam Tebrugge
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Bradenton, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(941) 544-6151 520 12th Street W. Suite 203
Bradenton, FL 34205
Criminal and Appeals
Florida State University College of Law
William Price
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Bradenton, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(941) 747-8001 522 12th St W
Bradenton, FL 34205
Criminal, Business, DUI and Insurance Claims
University of Florida
The Law Firm of William C. Price, III, P.A. has been serving West Central Florida clients since 1988. William C. Price, III has been a practicing trial lawyer since 1981 in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense, small business litigation and mobile home park litigation. Along with associate attoney Danielle M. Lindauer, Esq., the Law Firm of William C. Price, III, P.A. provides a broad range of legal services to persons and small businesses in the Central Florida.
Sean P. Flynn Esq.
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Florida Criminal Law Attorney

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Nick Chotos
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Florida Criminal Law Attorney

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Lisa Marie Orga Esq.
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Bradenton, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(941) 792-6200 3110 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Immigration and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Lisa M. Orga, Esq. was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. She received her B.S. in Governmental Administration from Christopher Newport University in 2000 and her Juris Doctorate Degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2004. Ms. Orga is admitted to practice in Florida as well as in the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida. Ms. Orga is a member of the Florida Bar, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, and St. Petersburg Bar Association. Ms. Orga focuses her practice on Family Law, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, Immigration & Naturalization, and Criminal...
Nick Chotos
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Bradenton, FL Criminal Law Attorney
(941) 462-1789 1201 6th Ave W
#318
Bradenton, FL 34205
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
St. Thomas University and Florida State University College of Law
Steve Santiago
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Bradenton, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(941) 749-1888 530 12th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205
Criminal
Jason Michael Reid Esq.
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Bradenton, FL Criminal Law Attorney
(941) 747-3100 714 Manatee Ave. E., Suite C
Bradenton, FL 34208
Criminal
Lee M. Pearlman
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Bradenton, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(941) 209-1890 4916 26th St W
Bradenton, FL 34207
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...
Scott Miller
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Bradenton, FL Criminal Law Lawyer
(941) 758-8844 5283 Office Park Boulevard
Bradenton, FL 34203
Criminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Jacob W Pillsbury
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Bradenton, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(941) 209-1890 4916 26th St W #132
Bradenton, FL 34207
Criminal and DUI
Stetson University College of Law
Jake Pillsbury specializes in Criminal Defense and DUI litigation. Throughout his career, he has always represented individuals, never corporations or the State.

A native Texan, Mr. Pillsbury moved around the country with his family before finally landing in the Tampa Bay area in 1996. He attended the University of Florida, where he received a Bachelor of Arts. The prospect of being able to stay in the Tampa Bay area led Mr. Pillsbury to attend Stetson University College of Law. While studying law at Stetson, he joined the Nation’s Top-ranked Trial Team, where he received intensive training...
Jason M. Melton Esq.
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(727) 823-0000 200 Central Ave
#400
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Free ConsultationSt Petersburg, 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.
Robert Andretz
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(248) 644-6326 1834 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Criminal, DUI, Health Care and White Collar Crime
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Rob Andretz is passionate about helping his clients. Rob has had the honor and privilege of being licensed to practice law since 2003, and he is happy to put his education and experience in the fields of law, biology, and psychology to work for health professionals in need of his help. Rob enjoys being able to be a light in the darkness for those who are facing some of the toughest challenges of their lives.

Rob primarily devotes his time to helping health professionals accused of violating state and federal laws in criminal cases in state and federal courts throughout the...
Melinda Morris
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St. Petersburg, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(877) 353-8408 111 2nd Ave NE #515
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Stetson University College of Law and Stetson University College of Law
Melinda Morris has been practicing law since 1999 and is the managing attorney of the Morris Law Firm. As a former Assistant State Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit in Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida, Ms. Morris has handled thousands of cases from investigation through sentencing. Her experience as a former prosecutor along with her years of experience as a private criminal defense attorney allows her to effectively represent her clients charged with a wide range of criminal offenses. Extensive Criminal Law Experience While a felony prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office in Clearwater, Pinellas County, Ms. Morris prosecuted thousands of criminal...
Anthony Gerald Ryan
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Free Consultation! Successful & Experienced Florida Criminal Defense Attorney!

For more than 20 years, I have been aggressively defending those accused of breaking the law. You deserve knowledgeable and skilled representation! Visit my website for testimonials or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Allan Baily
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(941) 364-9997 46 N Washington Blvd, Suite 18
Sarasota, FL 34236
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Nova Southeastern University
Experience, Respect and Reputation in the community for over 19 years. Dedicated and Aggressive Trial Defense, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Law, Domestic Violence, Family Law/Divorce, Probate, Estate Planning and Guardianship cases. Member United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, July 17, 1998 Member United States Middle District of Florida, August 14, 1998 Member of Sarasota County Bar Association, 1998-2017 Founding Member and Board of Directors of the Collaborative Family Law Professionals of Sarasota/Manatee Graduated Nova Southeastern University, Juris Doctor, January 31, 1998 Associate Editor for Nova Southeastern University Journal of International & Comparative...
Bruce Howard Denson
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St Petersburg, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(727) 896-7000 150 Second Ave N
Suite 1500
St Petersburg, FL 33701
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.
Gina M. Girardot Esq.
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St Petersburg, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(727) 823-0000 200 Central Ave
#400
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Anthony Gerald Ryan
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(941) 954-7132 2184 Main St
Sarasota, FL 34237
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Miami School of Law
Anthony G. Ryan provides aggressive criminal defese in State and Federal Courts throughout the state of Florida. He is a board certified criminal trial attorney with over twelve years of experience. Call him today: 941-954-7132
Robert Hoffman
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(941) 323-9547 1990 Main Street, Suite 750
Sarasota, FL 34236
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Divorce and Family
New York Law School
I am a practicing attorney with over twenty-seven years experience in Florida and New York. I currently actively litigating family law cases including modification of alimony, domestication of a foreign decree and dissolution of marriage cases. Additionally, I am appearing as local counsel for Plaintiff’s in debt collection, mortgage foreclosure and insurance subrogation cases. I previously served as a Child Support Hearing Officer/Magistrate for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Bradenton, Florida.
Joseph Montrone
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St Petersburg, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(727) 538-4155 535 Central Avenue
Suite 314
St Petersburg, FL 33701
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.
Jay P. Lechner Esq.
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St Petersburg, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(727) 823-0000 200 Central Ave
#400
St Petersburg, FL 33701
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.
Mr. Mark Rein Zimmerman
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(941) 364-8503 434 S. Washington Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Florida
Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer. Former Sarasota prosecutor. Owner/occupant of The Laurel Building in historic Laurel Park district of Sarasota.
Nicole M Denmon
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St. Petersburg , FL Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(727) 493-5610 520 2nd Ave. S.
St. Petersburg , FL 33701
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...
Ronald Chapman, II
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(941) 893-3449 1834 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Free ConsultationSarasota, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
Criminal, Administrative, Health Care and Medical Malpractice
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Ronald W. Chapman, II recently rejoined Chapman Law Group after serving our country as a member of the United States Marine Corps. Ron served as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps with eight honorable years of service. His assignments included: a brief tour as an assistant defense counsel, followed by a position as a prosecutor. Ron prosecuted both felony and misdemeanor cases on behalf of the U.S. Government. After a very successful tour as a prosecutor he was selected to deploy to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. Ron served as the legal advisor to a Marine unit during combat...
William Matthew Kowtko
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(941) 227-4945 1800 2nd Street
Suite 882
Sarasota, FL 34236
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
I am a native of central Georgia until I moved to Florida in 2011. While in Georgia, I attended Georgia Institute of Technology for Aerospace Engineering and obtained my degree in Business Administration and Business Economics from Georgia State University. After graduating from Georgia State in 2010, I moved to central Florida to attend Barry University School of Law, starting August 2011. In summer of 2012, I began an internship for a criminal defense attorney in Orlando, focusing on white collar defense. By late 2012, I was gaining experience family law matters and made the decision to shift...
Andrew J. Tetreault Esq
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St. Petersburg, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(727) 202-6917 944 4th St N
Suite 600
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Tulane University School of Law
Andrew Tetreault (pronounced Tay-tro) grew up all over the United States, though spending most of his life in the Midwest and the South. Andrew attended college at Ohio Wesleyan University, just outside of Columbus, Ohio, and received a Bachelor's degree as a double major. After college, Andrew enrolled at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. During the fall of 2005, Hurricane Katrina caused a disaster in New Orleans and Tulane was shut down for the entire fall semester. In order to graduate law school on time, Andrew enrolled as a visiting student at the University of Florida College of...
Robert Edward Heyman
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St Petersburg, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(727) 822-3700 111 2nd Avenue NE
Suite 1001
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
Stetson University College of Law
Born in Providence, RI, grew up in Barrington ,RI and thereafter attended Eckerd College in St Petersburg,Fl, where he majored in political Science and Economics. He also played varsity baseball and pitched on the 1977 team that reached the finals of the Division II College World Series. He attended Stetson College of Law and graduated in 1982. Upon graduation he accepted a position as an Assistant State Attorney in Pinellas County Florida, and continued in that position until 1997 when he entered private practice with the Clearwater, Fl law firm Tew, Zinober,Barnes, Zimmet & Unice....
Ajay Pallegar
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(941) 893-5816 3906 Mockingbird Hill
Sarasota, FL 34231
Free ConsultationSarasota, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Nursing Home and Traffic Tickets
Stetson University College of Law
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 South Florida and Stetson University College of Law. He is a Former Pinellas County Assistant State Attorney and has over tried over 100 criminal trials to verdict. As a prosecutor, he received specialized training in domestic violence cases by being appointed to the domestic violence division of the Pinellas County State Attorneys Office. Specifically battery, assault and domestic violence injunctions. He has also received considerable training in...
Whitney Clay Coyne
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(941) 953-5333 1620 Main Street, Suite #6
Sarasota, FL 34236
Criminal, Divorce and Family
Florida State University College of Law
Whitney C. Coyne received his Juris Doctorate from The Florida State University College of Law in 2001. He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2002 and during that time has had the opportunity to litigate thousands of cases.Coyne Law, P.A. is dedicated to zealously advocating on behalf of our clients. Attorney Whitney Coyne has been practicing in the Sarasota/Bradenton area for over 15 years. During that time, he has accumulated a wealth of knowledge to assist his clients with any situation or need that has arisen due to their legal issues. Mr. Coyne began his career as...
William J. Sheslow Esq.
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St. Petersburg, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(727) 823-0000 200 Central Ave
#400
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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...
Dennis Hernandez
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Bradenton, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(855) 529-3366 1400 4th Avenue W
Bradenton, FL 34205
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...
Ronald Chapman
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(941) 893-3449 1834 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Criminal, Health Care, Medical Malpractice and White Collar Crime
Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Wayne State University Law School
Ronald W. Chapman is the owner of Chapman Law Group and has been practicing law for over 25 years in Michigan and Florida. He is AV® Rated. Ron is a recognized leader in the legal community and a frequent speaker in the area of medical malpractice and risk management. In 1997 Ron was ranked as one of the top ten speakers for Skillpath, Inc. Ron graduated from California State University, Sacramento (BA, Cum Laude 1979), University of Southern California School of Administration (MPA 1980) and Wayne State Law School (JD 1984). After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the United States Air...
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
Christopher M. Klemawesch
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St. Petersburg, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(727) 823-0000 200 Central Ave
#400
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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...
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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.