Practice Areas in St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay.
Florida DUI Defense: The sting of a DUI Conviction extends beyond having it show on your record for the rest of your life. Professionals like Doctors, Lawyers, Nurses, Pilots, and more can lose their career from mishandling a DUI arrest and the associated administrative cases. And with funding on the rise in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties, proactive arrest squads are seeking out and arresting otherwise good people on Drunk Driving charges.
Florida Drug Charges: The greatest tragedy in the criminal justice system in the last twenty five years has been the heightened penalties forced on drug users and abusers. The end result is mass incarceration of individuals who need treatment and not prison. And while the tide has started to change the reality is that Florida citizens are going to prison for lengthy terms daily for drug related possession, sales, and trafficking charges. We must fight drug charges from every angle immediately at the onset of a case to win.
Florida Assault and Battery: Florida criminals the unlawful of touching of another individual. A conviction for battery can carry with it not only jail time and probation, but certain results cannot be pardoned or sealed ever. My team and I utilize every defense, including but not limited to Florida's 'Stand Your ground" Law to defend you.
Sex Crimes: The subject of sex crimes carries a serious connotation. But Florida has criminalized certain sex crimes that are voluntary and consensual, but where one of the parties is too young. Properly defending a sex crime charge is something we have excelled at for more than a decade.
Failure to Appear: If you fail to appear at a criminal court date you face up to ffive years in prison. Failur to Appear charges are on the rise in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties. We defend Failure to Appear charges aggressively to minimize punishment.
Gun Charges: We have defended every type of gun charge in Florida, including minimum mandatory charges and "10-20-Life" cases.
Robbery Charges: Robbery charges are considered some of the most serious criminal charges that can destroy your professional and personal life. Penalties for robbery range from five years to life in prison. Even attempted robbery, where an individual was not actually hurt, can result in heavy prison time. Other types of robbery include carjacking, theft, and burglary.
Florida Expungement: Luckily in certain cases we can seal and expunge criminal charges after everything has been resolved. This involves coordinating with the State Attorneys office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to prove and certify that your charge is sealable. Then, we take your case in front of a Circuit Judge in one of the local courthouses (Criminal Justice Center in Clearwater for Example) and expunging your case.
We handle and resolve traffic charges ranging from simple tickets all the way to DUI manslaughter. Traffic charges are often handled outside of the main courthouses. In South Pinellas, there is a traffic court on 66th Street near Tyrone Mall. In North Pinellas, there is a traffic court on US 19.