Ruskin, Florida Criminal Lawyers

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

I’m an experienced Florida criminal defense lawyer and represent individuals who have been arrested or charged with a crime. I will vigorously fight for your rights and help you navigate every stage of your case. Read More »
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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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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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Ajay Pallegar
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Florida Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense and DUI 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... Read More »
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Jason M. Melton Esq.
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Experienced & Dedicated Criminal Defense Lawyer! Call for Aggressive Advocacy!

I am committed to defending the rights and interests of those who have been accused of crimes. I provide skilled and aggressive representation! Visit my website to see verdicts and settlements, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Jason M. Melton Esq.
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(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
Free ConsultationTampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
The Catholic University of America
Attorney Jason M. Melton, is a founding partner of Whittel & Melton, LLC, a full service law firm. We are dedicated to providing our clients with personalized, high-quality representation. We handle Auto Accidents, Slip and Fall, Injury, Nursing Home Abuse, Wrongful Death, Employment, Unpaid Overtime, DUI, Criminal, Brain Injury, Divorce and all Family law issues and other related legal matters throughout the state of Florida.
Patricia Candamo
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(813) 549-5544 2209 E 5th Ave
Ste B
Tampa, FL 33605
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business and Immigration
Stetson University College of Law
Candamo Law provides legal consulting and litigation services for individuals and businesses in Tampa. Call us for a free consultation (813) 549-5544

We help businesses protect themselves and represent them in negotiations, collections, lawsuits, arbitration, mediation and administrative hearings. Our practice areas include:

* Business Dispute Resolution and Litigation
* Commercial Debt Collections
* Construction Law and Real Estate Litigation
* General Corporate Law

Our law firm also represents individuals in criminal defense, immigration and civil litigation matters in the entire Tampa Bay area. We are committed to finding practical and affordable solutions to your legal challenges. Our lawyers have considerable experience in various areas of...
Donald James Kilfin
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St. Petersburg, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 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...
Craig A. Epifanio
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(727) 528-1859 3220 Henderson Blvd
Tampa, FL 33609
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...
W.F. 'Casey' Ebsary Jr.
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(813) 222-2220 2102 W Cleveland St
Tampa, FL 33606
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Stetson University College of Law
William F. "Casey" Ebsary, Jr. is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney - a Trial Lawyer. Mr. Ebsary's practice focusses on trial practice, criminal defense, DUI, Marijuana and Cannabis Growhouse Defense, white-collar criminal defense, high tech corporate litigation and intellectual property issues arising out of the Internet and computer networking. Mr. Ebsary is a former Prosecutor. He has litigation experience including murder, money laundering, fraud, forgery, counterfeiting, and theft. Mr. Ebsary's expertise includes experience in high-tech litigation in information systems and international banking and currency transactions. Mr. Ebsary is AV rated by the Martindale Hubbell Directory. That is...
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...
Brett Jacob Szematowicz
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(813) 444-2244 1207 North Franklin Street
Suite 102
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
South Texas College of Law
Brett Szematowicz is originally from Chicago, Illinois, but moved to Tampa when he was in 1991. He attended high school locally at Tampa Preparatory School and graduated in 1999. Mr. Szematowicz attended college at The American University in Washington, D.C. and graduated with a B.A. in Justice. While at The American University, Mr. Szematowicz was a member of the highly selective Leadership Program in the School of Public Affairs. Mr. Szematowicz attended South Texas College of Law, located in Houston, Texas. During law school, Mr. Szematowicz interned with the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office in...
Leslie Miller Sammis
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(813) 250-0500 Tampa Office
1005 N. Marion Street
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of Florida
I represent clients charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses throughout the Tampa Bay area. I am a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL), the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). Additionally, I am an attorney on the NORML Legal Committee which fights for the reform of marijuana laws in Florida and throughout the country.I graduated with Honors from the University of Florida College of Law in Gainesville, Florida, in 1999, and served as Vice Chair on the Executive Board for the UF Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Board....
Larry Sandefer
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St. Petersburg, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(727) 726-5297 8801 9th st. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33773
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of Florida
Larry Sandefer has handled well over 5,000 criminal cases. Over 250 of these have resulted in jury trials of from one day to several weeks in length. These trials have included numerous first degree murder cases, multi-jurisdictional drug and homicide conspiracies, drug trafficking, sales and possessions, sexual battery, lewdness and exposure charges, arson, white collar crimes including trade secrets and fraud, robbery, theft, assault and battery, domestic violence, traffic deaths, DUI, resisting arrest, shoplifting, abuse allegations of children and the elderly, embezzlement, insurance fraud, burglary, kidnaping, and many other criminal charges. Mr. Sandefer has been honored with the...
Christopher M. Klemawesch
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
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...
Nick Chotos
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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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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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David Hardy
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(813) 734-7190 1710 N. 19th Street
Suite 215
Tampa, FL 33605
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Hardy attended Suffolk University Law School's Evening Division. He graduated Magna Cum Laude (with high honors) in the top four percent of his class. From 2005 until 2010, Attorney Hardy served as a State Prosecutor in Tampa Florida. Since 2010 he has been in private practice. In Florida State Courts, he has handled thousands of cases ranging from DUI to first degree felonies. In Federal Court, he has handled international extradition cases, bank fraud, drug trafficking, firearms cases, and immigration offenses. Attorney Hardy is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as an...
Michael Celso Gonzalez
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(813) 221-4303 1005 North Marion Street
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of Miami School of Law
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 CRIMES PROSECUTOR 25+ YEARS EXPERIENCE

2013-PRESENT AV RATED PREEMINENT BY MARTINDALE HUBBELL & LAWYERS.COM
THE HIGHEST AND MOST PRESTIGIOUS RATING POSSIBLE FOR ETHICS AND LEGAL ABILITY

2015-PRESENT TOP LAWYERS IN TAMPA AWARD
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Jay P. Lechner Esq.
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
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.
Marc Pelletier
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St Petersburg, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(727) 578-0303 9721 Executive Center Drive North
Suite #120
St Petersburg, FL 33702
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and DUI
Stetson University College of Law
As a Partner of the Law Offices of Russo Pelletier & Sullivan, I limit my practice of law to represent only those clients charged with criminal offenses and DUIs. Both I and my partner Tim Sullivan are former state prosecutors. My experience as an Assistant State Attorney with the 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida has given me invaluable legal knowledge and insight into the strategies and tactics often used by prosecutors in trying criminal cases. This experience allows myself and Mr. Sullivan to develop unique, creative strategies in an effort to obtain the best possible outcome in each and every...
Jason Daniel Sammis
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(813) 250-0500 Sammis Law Firm, P.A.
1005 N. Marion St.
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Cannabis Law and DUI
University of Florida
TAMPA CRIMINAL DEFENSE AND DUI ATTORNEY Jason Sammis is a shareholder with the Sammis Law Firm, P.A., who represents individuals charged with felony and misdemeanor criminal offenses in Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL. Jason Sammis is actively involved as an attorney on the NORML Legal Committee, which fights for the reform of marijuana laws. He is also a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. EXCLUSIVELY FOCUSED ON CRIMINAL AND DUI DEFENSE By focusing exclusively on criminal and DUI defense in Tampa, FL, Jason Sammis is able to stay...
Kevin A Fuller
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(813) 438-6869 1228 E. 7th Ave
Tampa, FL 33605
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Attorney Kevin A. Fuller has been representing injured victims and defending the accused since 1992. If you have been injured or accused of committing a crime, please call the office to ask questions and get answers. Benefit from more than 25 years of courtroom experience.
Adam Leo Bantner II
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Valrico, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(813) 397-3965 3626 Erindale Dr.
Valrico, FL 33596
Free ConsultationCriminal, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Florida State University College of Law
Adam Bantner is a board certified criminal trial law attorney who represents those accused of committing crimes in Brandon, FL, Hillsborough County, and Polk County. The Bantner Firm is also proud to help those injured by no fault of their own in an auto accident, slip and fall, or through some other negligence.

We are Your Community Lawyer and we'd love to help. Check us out at https://www.TampaCrimeAttorneys.com or call us at 813.397.3965 to set up your free consultation today!
Gina M. Girardot Esq.
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Bruce Howard Denson
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(727) 896-7000 305 N Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL 33609
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.
J Armando Edmiston
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(813) 482-0355 2002 E 5th Ave #103
Tampa, FL 33605
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. ...
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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Howard Iken
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Florida Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

Attorney Howard Iken is the founder and managing partner of Ayo and Iken PLC, a law firm helping clients with divorce, custody, bankruptcy, criminal defense, and debtor defense. We have offices throughout Tampa Bay and... Read More »
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Gregory Saint Jour
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(813) 443-5793 400 N. Ashley Drive Ste 2600
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family, Immigration and Personal Injury
Florida A&M University College of Law
I am a trial attorney. I'm a member of the Florida Bar, Federal Bar Association, Hillsborough County Bar Association and George E. Edgecomb Bar Association. I'm also admitted to practice in the United States District Court of the Middle District of Florida. I practice solely in the areas of personal injury, family law, criminal law, and immigration.
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.
James Roscoe Tanner
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(813) 322-3565 5700 Memorial Hwy. Suite 102
Post Office Box 260156
Tampa, FL 33685
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
I'm Attorney Jim Tanner, of Tampa, Florida 813-322-3565. I've been a trial attorney for 30 years. I was born and raised right here in good old Tampa Bay. The very night I graduated from High School I was selected as the third draft choice nationwide by the Detroit Tiger organization. During the baseball offseason, I went to work in the insurance industry as a salesman where I earned top level management as the youngest executive sales and marketing director in the nation. After earning my BA from the University of South Florida, I went...
Stephanie Thompson Pawuk
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St Petersburg, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 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.
Nicole M Denmon
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(813) 554-3232 2504 W CREST AVE
Tampa, FL 33614
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...
Tracee L. Ivins Esq.
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Southeastern University
Tracee L. Ivins graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. After graduation she worked for the State of Florida as a certified investigator, before deciding to pursue a law degree. As an attorney Ms. Ivins has handled files from inception all the way to a jury verdict. Her experience has included claims involving serious bodily injury, product liability injury and wrongful death arising from auto accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, negligent security, motorcycle and tractor trailer accidents.

Lawsuits including Negligence, Breach of Contract, Negligent Entrustment, Uninsured Motorist Insurance Claims, Under-Insured Motorists Insurance disputes, Wrongful Death, Bad...
Ronald Lawrence Frey II
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(844) 766-3739 625 East Twiggs Street, Suite #101A
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Cleveland State University
If you are charged with a criminal offense and require aggressive representation, please contact Charlotte, North Carolina Criminal Defense Attorney Ron Frey of The Frey Law Firm, PLLC at (844) 766-3739 for a free consultation. Please visit us on the web at http://www.FreyLegal.com
Andrew J. Tetreault Esq
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St. Petersburg, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 13 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...
Maj Vasigh, Esq.
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(813) 800-1111 101 N 12th St
#104
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Florida
Maj: pronounced like the first syllable of "Magic" Vasigh: pronounced "Va-sigh" Most people go through life thinking they'll never need a criminal defense attorney. And many of them never will. But sometimes, a regular, decent, professional person - a teacher, college student, nurse, or fellow lawyer - will find themselves in a situation they never thought they'd be in. That's when they call Maj Vasigh, a criminal defense attorney in Tampa who is an expert in criminal defense litigation. Though he represents people from all walks of life the majority of his clientele aren't the type of "hard criminals"...
Jonathan Hackworth
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(813) 280-2911 1818 North 15th Street
Tampa, FL 33605
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Stetson University College of Law
Originally from Charleston, West Virginia, I attended West Virginia Wesleyan College studying both business administration and political science. After three semesters at West Virginia Wesleyan College, I transferred to West Virginia University, where I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in Multi-Disciplinary Studies. While attending West Virginia University, I worked with my father as a surface miner in the coal fields of West Virginia. Of all the lessons learned during those summers, I learned to appreciate the value of a hard work and the importance of taking pride in whatever you do. At Blumenauer Hackworth, we take pride in our...
Robert G. Whittel Esq.
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Determined and Dedicated Florida Criminal Defense Attorney! Call for Help!

I offer aggressive and results-driven legal representation. My success is based on high quality work, preparation, and devotion to my clients. Visit my website to see client testimonials or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Christopher M. Klemawesch
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Experienced & Dedicated Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer! Protecting Your Rights!

I am an aggressive and skilled criminal defense attorney. I am committed to passionately and vigorously defending you against criminal charges! Visit my website for information and testimonials. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Lynette Silon-Laguna
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(813) 672-1900 511 West Bay Street
Suite 350
Tampa, FL 33606
Free ConsultationTampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Divorce
University of Florida, College of Law
In January 1997, I founded the law firm of Lynette Silon-Laguna, P.A., now known as All Family Law Group, P.A. We are experienced and responsive attorneys concentrating in the areas of divorce, child custody/visitation/child support, stepparent and relative adoptions and name changes, as well as criminal defense, and consumer, personal bankruptcy.

Our objective is to provide professional and informed representation in the most expeditious and economical manner possible in consideration of each client's circumstances. Amicable settlement is the ultimate goal, if it is possible, to avoid the financial and emotional cost of litigation. Although we strive for an amicable resolution...
Jeff Council Paulk
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(813) 321-7323 217 North Howard Avenue
Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33606
Criminal, Appeals and DUI
Stetson University College of Law
Attorney Jeff Paulk is a criminal defense lawyer at the Tampa law firm of Thomas & Paulk, P.A. Throughout his career, Jeff has handled more than 3,500 criminal cases, and many jury trials. Jeff is a Florida native and graduate of Stetson College of Law. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1998 and the Federal Bar in 2001.
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...
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.
Robert G. Whittel Esq.
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(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
Free ConsultationTampa, 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...
Thomas J. Jerla Jr. Esq.
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
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...
William J. Sheslow Esq.
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
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...
Cheyenne Whitfield
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Brandon, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(813) 230-3359 1219 Millennium Pkwy
Suite 104
Brandon, FL 33511
Criminal, DUI, Immigration and Landlord Tenant
Ave Maria School of Law
A Queens, New York native graduating from the State University of New York (SUNY) Albany in Political Science, History and a minor in Criminal Justice in 2010. Ms. Whitfield graduated Ave Maria School of Law, in Naples, FL in 2013 and became a member of the Florida Bar in 2015. She has established a practice in the Tampa Bay area where she lives and works. Having established several areas of practice including Immigration, Criminal Defense, and Business Law matters. Her passion is to help those in her community through the court system with their legal issues and to know that...
Stephen Mathew Whyte
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Bradenton, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
1310 4th Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205
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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,...
Jason M. Mayberry
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Tampa, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(813) 444-7435 3902 Henderson Blvd
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Tampa, FL 33629
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Florida Coastal School of Law
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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.