Pinellas County, Florida Criminal Lawyers

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

Mr. Musca is a passionate, aggressive and nationally-renowned criminal defense attorney who represents clients on all criminal defense matters in the State of Florida. He completed his undergraduate studies at Boston... Read More »
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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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Denise Elizabeth Bartilucci
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Florida Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience

Cumberland School of Law, Samford University and Florida State University College of LawFlorida
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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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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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Jason M. Melton Esq.
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(727) 823-0000 200 Central Ave
#400
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Free ConsultationPinellas County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
The Catholic University of America
Attorney Jason M. Melton, is a founding partner of Whittel & Melton, LLC, a full service law firm. We are dedicated to providing our clients with personalized, high-quality representation. We handle Auto Accidents, Slip and Fall, Injury, Nursing Home Abuse, Wrongful Death, Employment, Unpaid Overtime, DUI, Criminal, Brain Injury, Divorce and all Family law issues and other related legal matters throughout the state of Florida.
Craig A. Epifanio
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Pinellas County, 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...
Donald James Kilfin
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Pinellas County, 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...
Larry Sandefer
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Pinellas County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(727) 726-5297 4625 East Bay Drive, Suite 203
Clearwater, FL 33764
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...
Bruce Howard Denson
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Pinellas County, 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.
Melinda Morris
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Pinellas County, 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...
Robert Edward Heyman
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Pinellas County, 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....
Dennis Hernandez
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Pinellas County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(727) 697-0000 5363 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
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...
Christopher M. Klemawesch
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Pinellas County, 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...
Marc Pelletier
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Pinellas County, 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...
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 South... Read More »
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Stacey Bartlett
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Florida Criminal Law Attorney

Stetson University College of LawFlorida
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Rex R. Blake
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Pinellas County, 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.
John F. McGuire
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Pinellas County, 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.
Steven Brian Bartlett
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Pinellas County, 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...
Thomas J. Jerla Jr. Esq.
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Pinellas County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(727) 823-0000 200 Central Ave
#400
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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...
Ronnie Crider
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Pinellas County, 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...
Robert Bauer
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Pinellas County, 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....
Andrew J. Tetreault Esq
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Pinellas County, 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...
Gina M. Girardot Esq.
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Pinellas County, 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
David Gilbert
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Pinellas County, 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.
Robert G. Whittel Esq.
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(727) 823-0000 200 Central Ave
#400
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Free ConsultationPinellas County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
University of Cambridge and University of Florida Levin College of Law
An experienced trial attorney, Robert Whittel provides his clients with strong, disciplined, results-oriented representation. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy. Robert graduated from both law school and the United States Merchant Marine Academy with honors, and served on the esteemed Florida Law Review. Before co-founding Whittel & Melton, a full-service law firm, Robert gained valuable experience in the court room both serving as a former prosecutor and representing large corporations in complex litigation and transactional matters. Robert is devoted to fighting for his clients’ rights. He handles all types of criminal...
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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Howard Iken
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Pinellas County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

Attorney Howard Iken is the founder and managing partner of Ayo and Iken PLC, a law firm helping clients with divorce, custody, bankruptcy, criminal defense, and debtor defense. We have offices throughout Tampa Bay and... Read More »
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Joshua E Adams
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Pinellas County, 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...
Anne Frances Borghetti
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Pinellas County, 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...
Stephanie Thompson Pawuk
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Pinellas County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(727) 372-3111 4601 Central Ave
St Petersburg, FL 33713
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.
William J. Sheslow Esq.
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Pinellas County, 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...
Jay P. Lechner Esq.
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Pinellas County, 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.
Joseph Montrone
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Pinellas County, 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.
Mr. Harvey G. Hesse III
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Pinellas County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(727) 456-1515 111 2nd AVE NE
Suite #900
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
I have lived in Tampa since 1968 and practiced law in the Tampa Bay area since 1996. I have conducted over 100 trials and handled thousands of cases. I have the experience to help you with your situation. Call me for your free initial consultation.
Jacob W Pillsbury
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Pinellas County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(727) 493-5610 520 2nd Ave S
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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...
Nicole M Denmon
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Pinellas County, 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...
Vanessa L. Albaum
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Pinellas County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(727) 560-2410 146 Second Street North
Suite 310-C
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Free ConsultationCriminal, Administrative, DUI and White Collar Crime
Florida Coastal School of Law
Vanessa L. Albaum is an experienced trial lawyer with more than 25 jury trials under her belt. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida in 2005 and her law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2011. Vanessa served over three years as an Assistant State Attorney and specialized in the prosecution of career criminals.

During her time as both a prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer, she has tried various charges including vehicular homicide, attempted murder, armed robbery, and carjacking. Since leaving the State Attorney's Office in 2014, she has practiced in...
Thomas J. Jerla Jr. Esq.
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William Hanlon
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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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Nicholas J. Dorsten
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Pinellas County, 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
Johnnie Harry Trevena
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Pinellas County, 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.
Leon Armbrester
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Pinellas County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
12114 Seminole Blvd
Largo, FL 33778
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Stetson University College of Law
Maria Kazouris Esq.
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Pinellas County, 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...
Timothy W. Weber
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Pinellas County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(727) 828-9919 5453 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Employment and White Collar Crime
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Timothy W. Weber is Board Certified in Appellate Practice and practices in the areas of appellate law, civil and commercial litigation, business litigation, employment and labor, civil rights and education, criminal, and family. He represents clients in state and federal courts at both the trial and appeal levels. He also handles claims for business and individual economic losses under the Deepwater Horizon Economic Loss Settlement program. Before co-founding the firm, Tim was a shareholder at Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & Wein, P.A. in St. Petersburg for 16 years. He has been board certified in Appellate Practice since 2004. He was...
Linda Friedman Ramirez
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Pinellas County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(727) 510-5196 721 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Criminal and International
Willamette University College of Law
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Robert Hambrick
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Pinellas County, 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...
Tracee L. Ivins Esq.
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Pinellas County, FL Criminal Law Attorney
(727) 823-0000 200 Central Ave
#400
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Southeastern University
Personal Injury Litigation & Criminal Law Firm
Michael Leonard Mastrogiovanni
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Pinellas County, 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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Pinellas County, 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.
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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Christopher M. Klemawesch
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Pinellas County Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Clearwater Bar Foundation Program
(727) 461-4869
Clearwater, FL

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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.