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Leslie M. Sammis

813-250-0500
Leslie Miller Sammis
Sammis Law Firm, P.A.
1005 N. Marion Street
Tampa, FL 33602
www.tampaflduilawyer.com
Phone: 813-250-0500
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Leslie M. Sammis

Lifetime Member

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Leslie M. Sammis

Member

National College for DUI Defense

National College for DUI Defense

Leslie M. Sammis

General Member

DUI Defense Lawyers Association

DUI Defense Lawyers Association

Leslie M. Sammis

Member

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Leslie M. Sammis

Member

About Leslie M. Sammis

Leslie Sammis is a criminal defense attorney at the Sammis Law Firm, P.A. Her offices are located in Tampa, FL.   For more than 16 years, she has focused her career on criminal and DUI defense. She represents clients throughout Tampa in Hillsborough County and the surrounding areas throughout Tampa Bay, Florida. She is a member of the following organizations: National College for DUI Defense (NCD... read more »

Biography

Leslie Sammis is a criminal defense attorney at the Sammis Law Firm, P.A. Her offices are located in Tampa, FL.  

For more than 16 years, she has focused her career on criminal and DUI defense. She represents clients throughout Tampa in Hillsborough County and the surrounding areas throughout Tampa Bay, Florida.

She is a member of the following organizations:

  • National College for DUI Defense (NCDD); 
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL);
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL);
  • Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (HCACDL); and 
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL). 

Leslie Sammis also fights for the reform of marijuana laws. She is a member of the National Legal Committee (NLC) for the National Associaton for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).

Background

After graduating from the University of Florida College of Law, with Honors, in 1999, she completed internships with the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division, working with federal prosecutors.

She worked at the State Attorney's Office in the Fourth Judicial Circuit working with State Prosecutors. She also completed a judicial internship with the Honorable Henry Lee Adams, Jr, United States District Judge.

Ms. Sammis' passion for trial advocacy lead her to work as an assistant public defender with the Fourth Judicial Circuit where she represented individuals in misdemeanor, juvenile and felony court before entering private practice in 2001.

Sammis Law Firm

After nine years of practice criminal defense, she founded the Sammis Law Firm, P.A., in 2008 where she continues to focus exclusively on DUI and criminal defense.

Call 813-250-0500 to schedule a phone or office consultation to speak directly with Leslie Sammis about your case.

This profile was last updated on Thursday, September 15, 2016.

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Contact Information

Leslie M. Sammis -
Sammis Law Firm, P.A.
1005 N. Marion Street
Tampa, FL 33602
www.tampaflduilawyer.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 813-250-0500
  • Fax: 813-276-1600

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Marijuana Defense100.00%
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving60.00%
Criminal Defense40.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Georgia Member in Good Standing 2002
Florida Member in Good Standing 1999

Work Experience

Position Duration
Sammis Law Firm, P.A. 20082012
Escobar, Ramirez & Associates, P.A. 20062008
Head, Thomas, Webb & Willis, LLC 20012006
Assistant Public Defender / Fourth Judical Circuit 19992001

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
University of Florida Levin College of Law Juris Doctor J.D. with Honors 1999
University of Oklahoma Philosophy B.A. 1996

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Member National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws 2016 – present
Member Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers 2015 – present
General Member National College for DUI Defense 2013 – present
Lifetime Member Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2008 – present
Member Hillsborough County Bar Association 2008 – present
Member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2008 – present
Member DUI Defense Lawyers Association present

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Title Conference Year
The Legalization of Marijuana in Florida "Law and Order" Society Roundtable at Stetson Law School 2009
DUI Case Law Update Defense of Drinking Drivers ICLE 2003

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Blogs

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

RSS iconThe attorneys at the Sammis Law Firm created this blog to discuss issue important to criminal defense throughout Florida and the Tampa Bay area. Find out about pending legislation, changes to jury ins[...]

Can My Juvenile Record Make Me Ineligible to Seal or Expunge?

Posted on Sunday, November 5th, 2017

The attorneys at the Sammis Law Firm help people throughout Florida seal or expunge a criminal history record. We charge a flat fee of $950 which also includes everything need to seal or expunge the r... [read more]

Attorneys for Backpage Prostitution String Operations in Polk County, FL

Posted on Friday, October 20th, 2017

If you were arrested for soliciting a prostitute for a lewd act in a Polk County sting operation, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the Sammis Law Firm. We represent clients in ... [read more]

Is ATF Coming for your Guns because of a Prohibited Firearm Transactions?

Posted on Thursday, August 24th, 2017

If you acquired or attempted to acquire a firearm from a federally licensed firearm dealer (FFL) and failed the background check, then you might receive a call from an ATF agent after the non approval... [read more]

If the Officer Can't Remember the Case At All - Can He Just Read His Police Report Outloud to the Jury at Trial?

Posted on Friday, March 31st, 2017

What happens if the police officer cannot remember anything about a portion of a criminal investigation? For example, in many driving under the influence (DUI) cases in Florida, the arresting officer ... [read more]

Florida’s Stand Your Ground Statute - the Pretrial Immunity Hearing

Posted on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

This article is not intended to be legal advice. If you need legal advice about a criminal accusation involving something that happened in the past, seek out the services of a criminal defense attorne... [read more]

Recent Statistics on Civil Violation Citations for Marijuana in Tampa

Posted on Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Earlier this year, the City Council in Tampa passed a city ordinance, Tampa Code Section 14-62.The ordinance attempted to decriminalize the possession of marijuana less than 20 grams and the possessio... [read more]

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

RSS iconDUI Attorneys in Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL, discuss issues important to drunk driving defense. Learn more about how we fight breath test cases involving a breath alcohol concentration over .08 or cases involving a refusal to submit to a breath, blood or urine test.

A Prosecutor’s Obligation to Gag Sheriff Grady Judd with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office

Posted on Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Do the prosecutors in Polk County have an ethical obligation to gag Sheriff’s Grady Judd with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office? He is constantly putting up mugshots on the PCSO Facebook pa... [read more]

The Subpoena Duces Tecum at the Formal Review Hearing

Posted on Thursday, October 30th, 2014

The Bureau of Administrative Reviews (BAR) of the Florida DHSMV has been busy writing memorandums explaining their interpretation of the administrative rules and how the rules apply to the new telepho... [read more]

Hello? New Procedures for Formal Review Hearings by Telephone

Posted on Thursday, October 30th, 2014

We just received the following memorandum from the Bureau of Administrative Reviews (BAR) of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle (DHSMV). The BAR is quickly rolling out telephon... [read more]

New Procedures for Getting DUI Videos from Florida Highway Patrol

Posted on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

It has always been difficult to get the DUI arrest videos from the Florida Highway Patrol. In many of these cases the defense attorney ends up filing a motion to compel the prosecutor to provide the v... [read more]

Is a DUI in Florida a Misdemeanor or a Felony?

Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2014

Although the vast majority of DUI cases are charged as a misdemeanor, the answer to that question ultimately depends on a host of factors. In fact, we have counted at least 15 different ways that a DU... [read more]

Problems with the Intoxilyzer 8000 and Power Outages

Posted on Friday, August 29th, 2014

The FDLE website has a section on its website where it sporadically adds “Miscellaneous and Correspondence” on different Intoxilyzer 8000 machines. Criminal defense attorneys rarely get no... [read more]