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FloridaCriminal Defense Lawyers in New Port Richey, Florida

The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Florida, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Florida should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Leslie M. Sammis

Leslie M. Sammis
Sammis Law Firm, P.A.
7509 Little Rd
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Call 813-250-0500
Leslie Sammis is a criminal defense attorney at the Sammis Law Firm, P.A., with offices in downtown Tampa. The firm has a second office loca... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Leslie M. Sammis
Lifetime Member
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National College for DUI Defense
Leslie M. Sammis
General Member
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Leslie M. Sammis
Member
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Leslie M. Sammis
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Leslie M. Sammis
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Seth Shapiro

Seth Shapiro
Morris Law Firm, P.A.
111 2nd Ave NE Ste 515
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Call 727-388-4736
Licensed for 4 years, Seth Shapiro is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Seth Shapiro
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Seth Shapiro
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Seth Shapiro
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Melinda Morris

Melinda Morris
Morris Law Firm, P.A.
111 2nd Ave NE Ste 515
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Call 727-388-4736
St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Attorney | DUI | First Time Offenders | Juvenile | Drug Charges... read more >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Melinda Morris
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Melinda Morris
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Melinda Morris
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Melinda Morris
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Ashley Aulls

Ashley Aulls
Law Office of Ashley Aulls
120 N. Broad St. Ste. 100
Brooksville, FL 34601
Call 352-953-4115
Ashley Aulls serves as a criminal defense attorney in Brooksville, Florida. With more than 15 years of experience, and 5 of those in the pub... read more >
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Jason Daniel Sammis

Jason Daniel Sammis
Sammis Law Firm, P.A.
7509 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Licensed for 18 years, Jason Daniel Sammis is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin... read more >

John H. Trevena

John H. Trevena
Trevena, Pontrello & Associates
801 West Bay Dr Suite 509
Largo, FL 33770
Licensed for 33 years, John H. Trevena is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Stetson University College o... read more >

Roger David Futerman

Roger David Futerman
Roger Futerman Law Firm
13620 49th St N
Clearwater, FL 33762
Licensed for 21 years, Roger David Futerman is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Georgia State University C... read more >

Benjamin Stechschulte

Benjamin Stechschulte
Law Offices of Stechschulte Nell
1105 W. Swann Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
Licensed for 14 years, Benjamin Stechschulte is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Matthew A. Menendez

Matthew A. Menendez
Sammis Law Firm
7509 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Licensed for 9 years, Matthew A. Menendez is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola University College... read more >

Samuel James Williams

Samuel James Williams
6341 Grand Blvd
New Port Richey, FL 34652
Licensed for 36 years, Samuel James Williams is a Criminal Defense and Wills lawyer who attended Cumberland School of Law - Samford Univers... read more >

Michael Mastrogiovanni

Michael Mastrogiovanni
The Mastrogiovanni Law Firm
8606 Government Drive
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Licensed for 13 years, Michael Mastrogiovanni is a Education Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Joseph Cameron Bodiford

Joseph Cameron Bodiford
Bodiford Law P.A.
284 Crystal Grove Blvd.
Lutz, FL 33548
Licensed for 23 years, Joseph Cameron Bodiford is a Criminal Defense and Firearm and Weapon Charges lawyer who attended Stetson University ... read more >

Arthur Douglas Prior Jr.

Arthur Douglas Prior Jr.
5560 Roosevelt Blvd Suite 1
Clearwater, FL 33760
Licensed for 44 years, Arthur Douglas Prior Jr. is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Matthew West Kindel

Matthew West Kindel
Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A.
7614 Massachusetts Ave
New Port Richey, FL 34653
Licensed for 12 years, Matthew West Kindel is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida Coastal School of Law... read more >

John Larry Hart

John Larry Hart
Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett
7614 Massachusetts Ave
New Port Richey, FL 34653
Licensed for 43 years, John Larry Hart is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

Denis Michael DeVlaming

Denis Michael DeVlaming
1101 Turner St
Clearwater, FL 33756
Licensed for 47 years, Denis Michael DeVlaming is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Christopher Gerard Frey

Christopher Gerard Frey
7614 Massachusetts Ave
New Port Richey, FL 34653
Licensed for 30 years, Christopher Gerard Frey is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

David Christopher Hardy

David Christopher Hardy
1710 N 19th St Suite 215
Tampa, FL 33605
Licensed for 16 years, David Christopher Hardy is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Suffolk University Law School... read more >

George Euripedes Tragos

George Euripedes Tragos
601 Cleveland St Suite 800
Clearwater, FL 33755
Licensed for 45 years, George Euripedes Tragos is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended The Florida State University C... read more >

Bjorn Erik Brunvand

Bjorn Erik Brunvand
Law Offices of Bjorn Brunvand
615 Turner St
Clearwater, FL 33756
Licensed for 30 years, Bjorn Erik Brunvand is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of La... read more >

Lori Doganiero Palmieri

Lori Doganiero Palmieri
13055 W Linebaugh Ave Suite 102
Tampa, FL 33626
Licensed for 29 years, Lori Doganiero Palmieri is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

David Richard Parry

David Richard Parry
1550 S Highland Ave Suite C
Clearwater, FL 33756
Licensed for 34 years, David Richard Parry is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

George Lawrence Sandefer

George Lawrence Sandefer
425 E Bay Dr Suite 203
Clearwater, FL 33764
Licensed for 41 years, George Lawrence Sandefer is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

George Chester Bedell III

George Chester Bedell III
2525 Park City Way
Tampa, FL 33609
Licensed for 36 years, George Chester Bedell III is a Civil Trial Law and Insurance Bad Faith lawyer who attended FSU College of Law... read more >

Jenny Marie Thomas

Jenny Marie Thomas
Thomas Law Group, P.A.
13014 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Suite 261
Tampa, FL 33618
Licensed for 14 years, Jenny Marie Thomas is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

D Keith Hammond

D Keith Hammond
8624 Government Dr Ste 101
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Licensed for 38 years, D Keith Hammond is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Michael Allen Tewell

Michael Allen Tewell
7530 Little Rd
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Licensed for 36 years, Michael Allen Tewell is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended George Washington University Law School... read more >

Philip Michael Cohen

Philip Michael Cohen
7530 Little Rd
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Licensed for 29 years, Philip Michael Cohen is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael Denis Kenny

Michael Denis Kenny
1550 S Highland Ave Suite C
Clearwater, FL 33756
Licensed for 16 years, Michael Denis Kenny is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Edward John Page

Edward John Page
Carlton Fields, P.A.
4221 W. Boy Scout Blvd Suite 1000
Tampa, FL 33607
Licensed for 38 years, Edward John Page is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended The University of Tulsa College of La... read more >

Deborah S Moss

Deborah S Moss
Law Ofc of Carlson & Meissner
250 N Belcher Rd Suite 102
Clearwater, FL 33765
Licensed for 32 years, Deborah S Moss is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Randall Carlton Grantham

Randall Carlton Grantham
1539 Dale Mabry Hwy Suite 101
Lutz, FL 33558
Licensed for 38 years, Randall Carlton Grantham is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Florida, Fredri... read more >

W F "Casey" Ebsary Jr.

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2102 W Cleveland St.
Tampa, FL 33606
Licensed for 29 years, W F "Casey" Ebsary Jr. is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of... read more >

John M Fitzgibbons

John M Fitzgibbons
707 N Franklin St Suite 700
Tampa, FL 33602
Licensed for 33 years, John M Fitzgibbons is a White Collar Crime and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Iowa College o... read more >

Joseph Anthony Caimano Jr.

Joseph Anthony Caimano Jr.
Caimano Law Firm
613 S Boulevard Suite B
Tampa, FL 33606
Licensed for 18 years, Joseph Anthony Caimano Jr. is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Jason Jervis Wise

Jason Jervis Wise
B Jorn Brunvand, P.A.
615 Turner St
Clearwater, FL 33756
Licensed for 13 years, Jason Jervis Wise is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Albert Rosebury Mander III

Albert Rosebury Mander III
Greenfelder, Mander, Murphy, Dwyer & Morris
14217 3rd St
Dade City, FL 33523
Licensed for 42 years, Albert Rosebury Mander III is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Stetson University College ... read more >

Bruce Griffith Howie

Bruce Griffith Howie
14250 49th St N Suite 550
Clearwater, FL 33762
Licensed for 41 years, Bruce Griffith Howie is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Boston University School of Law... read more >

James Peter Westervelt

James Peter Westervelt
The Law Office of James P Westervelt, PA
4707 140th Ave N Ste 215
Clearwater, FL 33762
Licensed for 13 years, James Peter Westervelt is a Criminal Defense and Seal or Expunge Criminal Record lawyer who attended Stetson Univers... read more >

John Andrew Crawford

John Andrew Crawford
5200 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL 33707
Licensed for 15 years, John Andrew Crawford is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

William Frederic Jung

William Frederic Jung
Jung & Sisco
101 E Kennedy Blvd Suite 3920
Tampa, FL 33602
Licensed for 36 years, William Frederic Jung is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Illinois College of Law... read more >

Nicole Valdes Hardin

Nicole Valdes Hardin
400 N Tampa St
Tampa, FL 33602
Licensed for 13 years, Nicole Valdes Hardin is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The City University of New York School of Law... read more >

Irina Hughes

Irina Hughes
400 N Tampa St
Tampa, FL 33602
Licensed for 10 years, Irina Hughes is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Frank W McDermott

Frank W McDermott
5109 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
Licensed for 20 years, Frank W McDermott is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Jane Allie McNeill

Jane Allie McNeill
14250 49th St N
Clearwater, FL 33762
Licensed for 15 years, Jane Allie McNeill is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Seattle University School of Law... read more >

Christopher David Watson

Christopher David Watson
P.O. Box 172910
Tampa, FL 33672
Licensed for 36 years, Christopher David Watson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Lisa Baker McLean

Lisa Baker McLean
1115 E Cass St Suite 12
Tampa, FL 33602
Licensed for 28 years, Lisa Baker McLean is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Clementine Luccia Conde

Clementine Luccia Conde
8606 Government Dr
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Licensed for 27 years, Clementine Luccia Conde is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Western New England College Sc... read more >

Rohom Khonsari

Rohom Khonsari
Khonsari Law Group
2438 Dr Martin Luther King Jr St N
St Petersburg, FL 33704
Licensed for 15 years, Rohom Khonsari is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Tulane University Law School... read more >

Nicholas Gianni Matassini

Nicholas Gianni Matassini
2811 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33609
Licensed for 15 years, Nicholas Gianni Matassini is a Civil Trial Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >
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Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Florida Bar Board Certification in Criminal Trial Law - The criminal trial law specialty certification field was established in 1987 in Florida. Under Rule 6-8.2 the term "criminal law" is defined as the practice of law dealing with "the defense and prosecution of misdemeanor and felony crimes in state and federal trial and appellate courts."


Attorneys certified by the Florida Bar in criminal trial law have meet minimum standards provided in Rule 6-8.3, including: at least 5 years of practicing law; substantial involvement in the specialty of criminal trial law (30% or more during the 3 years immediately preceding application); handling at least 25 contested criminal cases (with 20 jury trials, tried to a verdict, 15 which involved a felony, and 10 as lead counsel).


The Florida attorneys certified as specialist in criminal trial law have also submitted to peer review, passed a rigorous written examination and completed a specified number of continuing legal education (CLE) courses in the specialty area of the law.


In the State of Florida, only certified attorneys are allowed to identify themselves as "specialists" or "experts" or to use the letters "B.C.S." to indicate Board Certified Specialist. Depending on the designation earned, the attorney is allowed to use the phrase "Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law" or "Board Certified in Criminal Appellate Law."


Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1988, FACDL promotes excellence in the practice of criminal law while protecting the rights of the accused. Many of the top criminal defense attorneys in the State of Florida are active in this trusted organization. FACDL unites and educates attorneys in the criminal justice system in Florida.




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