Polk County Criminal Lawyers

Compare 57 top rated Florida attorneys serving Polk County.
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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Darla K. Snead
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Experience You Can Trust with the Personal Service You Deserve

Experienced & Effective representation for your legal matter. Call now for an office, telephone or video-conference consultation. Attorney Snead has over 22 years experience as a Civil and Criminal trial attorney.... Read More »
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William Hanlon
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Dedicated to protecting the rights of the accused. Call today!

I’m an experienced criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases throughout Florida. I will vigorously fight for your rights and help you through every stage of your case. Read More »
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Nick Chotos
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Get help now! Aggressive representation in criminal cases. Call today!

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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P Diane Buerger
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(863) 804-0999 766 East Main Street
Bartow, FL 33830
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Stetson University College of Law
Diane Buerger has over 30 years experience as a Florida Criminal Defense lawyer – with cases ranging from felonies to misdemeanor and traffic cases. Her practice includes representation on both the trial and appellate levels. She handles cases from high-profile to first-time offenders. Her primary practice is criminal law -- in both trial and appellate courts. She's successfully argued before the Florida Supreme Court -- and District Courts of Appeal. She's a Past President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -- and also the Polk County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
Howard Iken
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(800) 469-3486 1102 S. Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33803
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Cannabis Law
Stetson University College of Law
Attorney Howard Iken is the founder and managing partner of Ayo and Iken PLC, a law firm helping clients with divorce, custody, bankruptcy, criminal defense, and debtor defense. We have offices throughout Tampa Bay and Central Florida.

We have the following locations available:

Wesley Chapel
Summergate Professional Center
Seven Oaks - near Wiregrass Mall - off Hwy 56
27642 Cashford Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

New Port Richey - Pasco ...
Darla K. Snead
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(863) 619-5291 609 MidFlorida Dr., Ste. 2
Lakeland, FL 33813
Offers Video ChatCriminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Experienced & Effective representation for your legal matter. Call now for an office, telephone or video-conference consultation. Attorney Snead has over 22 years experience as a Civil and Criminal trial attorney. Whether you need an attorney for a divorce, child custody, personal injury, or criminal case, you can rest assured knowing that you have Attorney Snead by your side. Whether you need aggressive representation in Court or an attorney with great attention to detail, Ms. Snead will guide you each step of the way. Attorney Snead is a former prosecutor and also a former insurance defense attorney. ...
Vincent Pawlowski
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(888) 420-3476 500 S. Florida Ave
Suite 400-3
Lakeland, FL 33881
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Mississippi
Vincent R. Pawlowski, Esq. is an exceptional client advocate with more than 20 years experience in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death litigation, automobile accidents and injuries, workers compensation, criminal defense, DUI / DWI, and drug charges. He founded the Pawlowski // Mastrilli Law Group in 1995 in the heart of Tampa's Ybor City, with satellite offices in Westchase, New Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Lakeland. As managing partner of the firm, Vincent ensures that every member of his legal team holds the same core values and vigor to defend and fight for our clients case...
Tonmiel Rodriguez
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(863) 774-4556 160 E SUMMERLIN ST
STE 207
BARTOW, FL 33830
Free ConsultationCriminal
Stetson University College of Law
Tonmiel Rodriguez is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer, a distinction few Florida attorneys achieve. He is an experienced litigator, having tried over 56 criminal trials, conducted hundreds of depositions, and litigated numerous motion and evidentiary hearings. Tonmiel was inducted into the National Trial Lawyers list of "Top 40 under 40" Florida Criminal Trial Lawyers. He has been published three times in The Defender, a publication of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL). In 2015, Attorney Tonmiel Rodriguez was awarded the FACDL's James T. Miller Scholar Award.

In 2005, Attorney Tonmiel Rodriguez received his Political Science Degree, with Honors,...
Deborah Annette Carroll
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(863) 937-9100 2920 Winter Lake Rd
Lakeland, FL 33803
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Stetson University College of Law
Deborah Carroll grew up in central Florida, raised her family in central Florida and committed her practice to her hometown area. She graduated in 1999 from University of South Florida with a B.A. in Business Management. In 2002, Ms. Carroll graduated from Stetson University with her MBA and Stetson University College of Law with her JD.

Following law school, Ms. Carroll worked as an Assistant Public Defender with the 10th Judicial Circuit in Bartow, Florida, with both felony and misdemeanor cases. In 2005, Ms. Carroll went into private practice with a well known law firm in Lakeland, FL...
Rafael Echemendia
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(863) 669-1505 5473 U.S. 98 South
Lakeland, FL 33812
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Ohio State University - Columbus and University of Florida
Rafael was born and raised in Polk County, Florida, and graduated from Auburndale High School in 1984. Rafael received his B.A. degree from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1997. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in April of 1998, and initially served as an Assistant Public Defender, handling a variety of cases. After just a few months as a misdemeanor attorney, Rafael was quickly promoted to Felony, where he was responsible for cases ranging from drug possession to murder. Rafael soon established...
J Armando Edmiston
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(863) 230-8706 503 E Beacon Rd
Lakeland, FL 33803
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Nova Southeastern University
J. Armando Edmiston is an aggressive, knowledgeable and experienced personal injury and criminal defense lawyer handling serious felonies, sexual assault, DUI's, driving offenses, drug charges and weapon crimes. ...
Stacey Hendrix McNelis
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(863) 537-7370 158 E. Summerlin Street
Bartow, FL 33830
Free ConsultationCriminal and Family
Stetson University and Florida State University College of Law
Stacey Hendrix McNelis - Experienced Legal Support From A Polk County Native

Stacey H. McNelis is dedicated to the practice of law and helping those in need. She focuses primarily in Criminal, Dependency and Family Law, and Social Security in Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties. She is an experienced trial attorney, having handled numerous cases in the county court as well as at the circuit court level. Over the course of her career, she has argued hundreds of motions and has tried over 30 jury trials.

Prior to founding McNelis Law, Ms. McNelis joined Colón & McNelis, P.A., in 2005 and practiced...
David Ralph Carmichael
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
245 South Central Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
St. Thomas University School of Law
WORK EXPERIENCE Board Certified as a Criminal Trial Specialist by the Florida bar (1999-Present) BOSWELL & DUNLAP, LLP Bartow FL. Partner, Litigation Specialist, 2004 - Present OFFICE OF THE STATE ATTORNEY, TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, Tallahassee, FL Assistant State Attorney, Special Prosecution Director. EDUCATION COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Board of Directors Bartow Women’s Care Center, (2009 to Present) Board of Directors, Chairman, Heartland for Children. (2010 to Present) Tenth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee (2005-Present) Bartow Chamber of Commerce, Board of...
Brian Max Monk
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(866) 494-2312 1102 South Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33803
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of Florida
Attorney Brian Monk has lived in the Central Florida area nearly his entire life. In 2000, he graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Business Management and a B.A. in Political Science. Thereafter, Brian earned a Law degree, a Master’s of Education degree and Specialist degree in counseling from the University of Florida. While in law school, Brian earned a Certificate in Family Law and was named a Fellow of the UF Law Center on Children and Families. Following law school, Brian worked as an Assistant State Attorney in Ocala, Florida, prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases...
Thomas Grajek
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(863) 688-4606 112 E. Poinsettia St
Lakeland, FL 33803
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
I have dedicated my entire legal career to fighting for individuals in court. I am known as a fighter and trial attorney that will stand up for his clients.

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

http://www.FLCrimeDefense.com
Joshua W Westcott
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(863) 660-2223 122 E. Main Street, #211
Lakeland, FL 33801
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Barry University
As a practicing attorney in Polk County, Florida, for almost ten years, I'm proud to offer my clients advice and representation in the areas of family law, criminal defense, and elder law. My vision is to bring a personal feel and approach to each of my client's legal concerns. It is my goal to give each client effective advice and craft personal solutions for difficult legal matters. I'm privileged to be part of the Polk County community, and proud to know that when the good people of this community need my guidance and experience, I'll be here for them.
Heather Bryan Sellers
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(863) 825-5309 255 North Kentucky Ave., Ste. 203
Lakeland, FL 33801
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Heather Bryan is an experienced trial attorney. Heather began her legal career at the Public Defender's Office for the Tenth Judicial Circuit, where she worked on misdemeanors, felonies, and appeals. Heather then did plaintiff's personal injury work in private practice. Heather's passion for the courtroom was fueled by defending those whose rights had been compromised. She understands the importance of protecting all peoples' fundamental, Constitutional rights. Heather firmly believes in the tenet that every person deserves zealous representation, and if the case requires it, Heather is dedicated to giving every client his or her day in...
Matthew Edwards Kaylor
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(888) 478-7223 3001 Bartow Rd
Lakeland, FL 33803
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and White Collar Crime
Quinnipiac University School of Law
I was born and raised in Polk County. I was a prosecutor in Bartow for three years before I went into private practice. I have tried over 75 jury trials. I am a married father of three and I live in Winter Haven. I also serve on the Lake Region Lakes Management District.
Lee Adam Cohen
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(863) 646-7636 5430 Strickland Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33812
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Stetson University College of Law
Mr Matthew Kaylor
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney
(888) 478-7223 3001 Bartow Rd
Lakeland, FL 33803
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Quinnipiac University School of Law and Florida State University College of Law
Matthew Kaylor was born and raised in Polk County, Florida and graduated from Winter Haven High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University and his law degree from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. Matthew worked for 3 years at the State Attorney's Office in Bartow as a prosecutor. He has been in private practice with his brother David for the past 7 years. He has tried over 70 jury trials and helped falsely accused people be acguitted of crimes ranging from DUI to petit theft to first degree murder. Matthew is a trial...
William J Lobb
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(863) 534-8522 295 W Summerlin St
Bartow, FL 33830
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Stetson University College of Law
I am a trial attorney with more than nineteen years of courtroom experience helping individuals, couples, and families in Polk and Hardee Counties. I hold a Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability. Due to the nature of my practice, I appear before the judges in the Family Law division practically every day of the week. Through my years of trial work I have grown to recognize which cases may ultimately have to be tried and which cases may be resolved without going to court. By focusing on solutions to my client’s problems rather than...
Walter C. Thomas Jr.
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(863) 940-4855 4927 Southfork Drive
Lakeland, FL 33813
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Divorce and Family
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Ricardo Alvarez
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(863) 709-0808 5015 South Florida Avenue
Suite 403
Lakeland, FL 33813
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
University of Florida
Lynn Willyerd Rhodes
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(863) 533-4594 195 E Stanford St
Bartow, FL 33830
Criminal, Animal, DUI and Family
St. Thomas University School of Law
Melissa Wilson
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(863) 644-5566 4412 Old Highway 37
Lakeland, FL 33813
Criminal, Divorce and Family
As the founder of the legal practice Advocate Law Firm, P.A., Lakeland attorney Melissa A. Wilson devotes her practice to cases of family law, criminal defense and personal injury. She has been working in the legal field since 1998, and she is admitted to practice in both Connecticut and Florida courts. Attorney Wilson is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and Quinnipiac University School of Law. Contact her firm for a free case review.
John Brian Flynn
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(863) 533-6707 345 W Davidson St.
Bartow, FL 33830
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Loyola University New Orleans
Gil Colon
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(863) 534-3777 1014 S. Florida Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33803
Free ConsultationCriminal
Having practiced both as a prosecutor and an assistant public defender, i was able to represent many clients in a short period of time. i was able to go to trial on a regular basis and acquire the skills that I needed to successfully represent clients throughout my 25 year career. I have tried serious cases both at the state and federal level, including, murder, trafficking and sex crimes to mention just a few. I have the trial experience that will facilitate a fair resolution of your case short of trial or if necessary,aggressively represent you and your rights...
Ricardo Santander
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(863) 937-9175 206 Easton Drive
Lakeland, FL 33803
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
University of Miami School of Law
Nicholas C Mohr
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(863) 533-4433 295 W. Summerlin St.
Bartow, FL 33830
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Tony Cooper Dodds
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(863) 688-2389 1628 S Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33803
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
I have been licensed to practice law since 1987. I have tried over 400 jury trials from DUI's to First Degree Murder. I am licensed throughout the State of Florida and the Middle District of Florida for federal cases.
Autumn B. Matthews
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(863) 533-4400 580 E. Main St.
Bartow, FL 33830
Criminal and Health Care
Adam D. Patton
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney
(863) 225-3550 5428 Strickland Ave
Lakeland, FL 33812
Criminal
Johnnie Byrd
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Hillsborough County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(813) 759-1224 206 N Collins St
Plant City, FL 33563
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
I have been helping clients receive compensation for personal injuries and representing clients in family law matters for over thirty years.
Michael A. Amico
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Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(866) 608-5529 435 1st St S
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Criminal and Family
Nova Southeastern University
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(863) 533-6735 1090 Lisa Ln
Bartow, FL 33830
Criminal
Stetson University College of Law
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(863) 647-4100 1533 Tomahawk Trail
Lakeland, FL 33813
Criminal, Appeals, Business and DUI
Tulane University Law School
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
2310 Lakeland Hills Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33805
Criminal, Business, Construction and Elder
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(863) 686-4242 1920 S Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33803
Criminal and Workers' Comp
The University of Toledo College of Law
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 59 years experience
(863) 617-7336 245 S Central Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
Criminal
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(863) 665-4191 2000 E Edgewood Dr
Lakeland, FL 33803
Criminal and DUI
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(863) 688-2220 1960 E Edgewood Dr
Lakeland, FL 33803
Criminal
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(863) 534-9318 1125 E Main St
Bartow, FL 33830
Criminal and DUI
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(863) 534-3617 515 E Main St
Bartow, FL 33830
Criminal and DUI
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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.

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