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FloridaCriminal Defense Lawyers in Pasco County, 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 Pasco County, 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 Pasco County, 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
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National College for DUI Defense
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
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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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Michael George Butash

Michael George Butash
23554 FL-54
Lutz, FL 33559
Licensed for 22 years, Michael George Butash 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 >

Steven Brian Bartlett

Steven Brian Bartlett
Law Office of Steve Bartlett, P.A.
2150 Seven Springs Blvd
Trinity, FL 34655
Licensed for 25 years, Steven Brian Bartlett is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Dayton School of L... read more >

Kenneth L. Foote

Kenneth L. Foote
K.L. Foote, P.A. Attorneys At Law
6521 Ridge Road Suite 4
Port Richey, FL 34668
Licensed for 19 years, Kenneth L. Foote is a Alternative Dispute Resolution and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University Col... read more >

Sean Timothy Donovan

Sean Timothy Donovan
The Donovan Law Firl
23554 FL-54
Lutz, FL 33559
Licensed for 14 years, Sean Timothy Donovan is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida Coastal School of Law... read more >

David Walkowiak

David Walkowiak
DHW Law
24714 State Road 54
Lutz, FL 33559
David Walkowiak is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... 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 >

Todd Jerome Thurow

Todd Jerome Thurow
14217 3rd St
Dade City, FL 33523
Licensed for 12 years, Todd Jerome Thurow is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... 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 >

Robert Christopher Knauf

Robert Christopher Knauf
38053 Live Oak Ave
Dade City, FL 33523
Licensed for 12 years, Robert Christopher Knauf is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Eulogio Vizcarra

Eulogio Vizcarra
38053 Live Oak Ave
Dade City, FL 33523
Licensed for 28 years, Eulogio Vizcarra is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Geoffrey R Cox

Geoffrey R Cox
Cox & Associates, Attorneys at Law, P.A.
29160 Chapel Park Dr
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
Licensed for 22 years, Geoffrey R Cox is a Family Law and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended St. John's University School of Law... read more >

Stephanie Thompson Pawuk

Stephanie Thompson Pawuk
Pawuk & Pawuk, P.A.
3610 Galileo Dr Ste 104
Trinity, FL 34655
Licensed for 18 years, Stephanie Thompson Pawuk is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

James Alan Boyko

James Alan Boyko
James A. Boyko, Attorney at Law
6545 Ridge Rd Ste 3
Port Richey, FL 34668
Licensed for 31 years, James Alan Boyko is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Christina Lynn LaMaida

Christina Lynn LaMaida
Mander Law Group
14217 3rd St
Dade City, FL 33523
Licensed for 4 years, Christina Lynn LaMaida is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Barry University... read more >

James George Shoemaker

James George Shoemaker
3352 Castle Rock Cir
Land O Lakes, FL 34639
Licensed for 26 years, James George Shoemaker is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law Sc... read more >

Vincent Patrick Petty

Vincent Patrick Petty
14851 FL-52
Hudson, FL 34669
Licensed for 13 years, Vincent Patrick Petty is a Criminal Defense lawyer... 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 >

Darrin E Johnson

Darrin E Johnson
9119 Ridge Rd
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Licensed for 9 years, Darrin E Johnson is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer... read more >

Khara Alvero

Khara Alvero
Mander Law Group
14217 3rd Street
Dade City, FL 00000
Licensed for 16 years, Khara Alvero is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Florida Coastal School of Law... read more >

Manuel Garcia III

Manuel Garcia III
State Attorney'S Office
38053 Live Oak Ave Rm 204 Room 204
Dade City, FL 33523
Licensed for 29 years, Manuel Garcia III is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cumberland School of Law - Samford University... read more >

Keeley Rae Karatinos

Keeley Rae Karatinos
Mander Law Group
14217 3rd St
Dade City, FL 33523
Licensed for 4 years, Keeley Rae Karatinos is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Stetson University College ... read more >

Allison A Belcher

Allison A Belcher
Law Firm of Knox and Belcher
8630 Government Dr Ste 102
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Licensed for 19 years, Allison A Belcher is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Kristal Lynn Knox

Kristal Lynn Knox
Knox and Belcher, PLLC
8630 Government Dr Ste 102
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Licensed for 13 years, Kristal Lynn Knox is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Wake Forest University School of Law... read more >

John Dimitrios Andreopoulos

John Dimitrios Andreopoulos
Andreopoulos Law Firm
1014 US-19
Holiday, FL 34691
Licensed for 20 years, John Dimitrios Andreopoulos is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Stetson University College... read more >

Laurie Ruth Chane

Laurie Ruth Chane
The Law Office of Laurie R. Chane, P.A.
14206 5th St
Dade City, FL 33523
Licensed for 29 years, Laurie Ruth Chane is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

John Cullum

John Cullum
Law Office of John Cullum
26843 Tanic Dr, Suite 102
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
Licensed for 16 years, John Cullum is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Brian Edmund Lydic

Brian Edmund Lydic
7530 Little Rd
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Licensed for 7 years, Brian Edmund Lydic is a Personal Injury and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Stetson University College of ... read more >

Kerry Anne O'Connor

Kerry Anne O'Connor
O'Connor Law Group, P.A.
9743 US-19
Port Richey, FL 34668
Licensed for 16 years, Kerry Anne O'Connor is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Peter John Wansboro

Peter John Wansboro
Wansboro Law Firm, P. A.
3152 Little Rd Suite 363
Trinity, FL 34655
Licensed for 28 years, Peter John Wansboro is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cumberland School of Law - Samford... read more >

Benjamin Aaron Straight

Benjamin Aaron Straight
1517 Ocean Reef Rd
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
Licensed for 9 years, Benjamin Aaron Straight is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College ... read more >

Jeffrey Charles Marty

Jeffrey Charles Marty
Marty Law Office
9851 FL-54
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Licensed for 14 years, Jeffrey Charles Marty is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Marquette University Law ... read more >

Michelle Bui

Michelle Bui
Bui Law Office
16826 Ivy Lake Dr
Odessa, FL 33556
Licensed for 4 years, Michelle Bui is a Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Michael E. Moritz College of Law - ... read more >

Stephen Clifford Booth

Stephen Clifford Booth
7510 Ridge Rd
Port Richey, FL 34668
Licensed for 47 years, Stephen Clifford Booth is a Personal Injury and Premises Liability lawyer who attended Stetson University College of... read more >

Kevin Dean Astl

Kevin Dean Astl
Astl Law PLLC
2418 Cypress Glen Dr
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
Licensed for 20 years, Kevin Dean Astl is a Business Law and Family Law lawyer who attended Mercer University Walter F. George School of La... read more >

Carin Manders Constantine

Carin Manders Constantine
The Law Offices of Carin M. Constantine
4406 Tall Oak Ln
New Port Richey, FL 34653
Licensed for 12 years, Carin Manders Constantine is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended George Mason University School of... read more >

William Keith Eble

William Keith Eble
Law Office of William K. Eble
38040 Meridian Ave
Dade City, FL 33525
Licensed for 39 years, William Keith Eble is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Bruce Edward Przepis

Bruce Edward Przepis
Ayo & Iken, PLC
4807 US-19
New Port Richey, FL 34652
Licensed for 33 years, Bruce Edward Przepis is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southe... read more >

Miguel Bouzas

Miguel Bouzas
Florin, Gray, Bouzas, Owens, LLC
16524 Pointe Village Dr Ste 100
Lutz, FL 33558
Licensed for 11 years, Miguel Bouzas is a Mass Tort and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Craig Pannell Clendinen

Craig Pannell Clendinen
12822 Saulston Pl
Hudson, FL 34669
Licensed for 33 years, Craig Pannell Clendinen is a Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Florida State University Co... read more >

Linda Irene Braithwaite

Linda Irene Braithwaite
The Family Law Source, P.A.
2527 Seven Springs Blvd
Trinity, FL 34655
Licensed for 27 years, Linda Irene Braithwaite is a Family Law and Personal Injury lawyer who attended St. Thomas University School 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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