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FloridaJuvenile Defense Lawyers in Pinellas County, Florida

In the juvenile justice system in Pinellas County, Florida, the primary goal is to rehabilitate the child or teenager.


The juvenile justice system also protects the public. Important differences exist between the criminal justice system in adult courts and juvenile courts.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney for a juvenile court case in or around Pinellas County, Florida, consider the attorney's training and experience with these types of cases.


Attorneys often provide a free consultation and charge a flat rate for attorney fees and costs for juvenile delinquency and criminal defense cases.


Many of the top juvenile defense attorneys in the United States belong to the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC). Created in 1999, NJDC supports criminal defense attorneys who represent children in juvenile court. In 2005, the National Juvenile Defender Center separated from the American Bar Association (ABA) to become an independent organization.


NJDC gives juvenile defense attorneys a platform to exchange information, build partnerships, improve advocacy skills and participate in the national debate over juvenile justice.


The mission of the NJDC is to "promote justice for all children by ensuring excellence in juvenile defense." Learn more about the NJDC.

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Melinda Morris

Melinda Morris
Morris Law Firm, P.A.
111 2nd Ave NE #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 Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Melinda Morris
Member
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Melinda Morris
Member,
Legal Committee
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Melinda Morris
Member

Seth Shapiro

Seth Shapiro
Morris Law Firm, P.A.
111 Second Avenue NE Suite 515
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Call 727-388-4736
Licensed for 5 years, Seth Shapiro is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Seth Shapiro
Member
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Seth Shapiro
Member

John H. Trevena

John H. Trevena
Trevena, Pontrello & Associates
801 West Bay Dr Suite 509
Largo, FL 33770
Licensed for 34 years, John H. Trevena is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
John H. Trevena
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Denis Michael DeVlaming

Denis Michael DeVlaming
1101 Turner St
Clearwater, FL 33756
Licensed for 48 years, Denis Michael DeVlaming is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Denis Michael DeVlaming
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Michael Mastrogiovanni

Michael Mastrogiovanni
The Mastrogiovanni Law Firm
1701 Drew Street Suite 1
Clearwater, FL 33755
Licensed for 14 years, Michael Mastrogiovanni is a Education Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Michael Mastrogiovanni
Member

Anne Frances Borghetti

Anne Frances Borghetti
Anne F. Borghetti, P.A.
520 Second Avenue South
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Licensed for 30 years, Anne Frances Borghetti is a Criminal Defense and Class Action lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Anne Frances Borghetti
Member

Michael S Perry

Michael S Perry
2445 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34237
Licensed for 25 years, Michael S Perry is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Southwestern University School of Law... read more >

Valentina Wheeler

Valentina Wheeler
Wheeler Law Firm
801 West Bay Drive Suite #428B
Largo, FL 33770
Licensed for 4 years, Valentina Wheeler is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cool... read more >

Roger David Futerman

Roger David Futerman
Roger Futerman Law Firm
13620 49th St N
Clearwater, FL 33762
Licensed for 22 years, Roger David Futerman is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Georgia State University C... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Roger David Futerman
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Rohom Khonsari

Rohom Khonsari
Khonsari Law Group
2438 Dr Martin Luther King Jr St N
St Petersburg, FL 33704
Licensed for 16 years, Rohom Khonsari is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Tulane University Law School... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Rohom Khonsari
Member

Ahmad Yakzan

Ahmad Yakzan
American Dream Law Office PLLC
475 Central Avenue Suite M1
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Licensed for 9 years, Ahmad Yakzan is a Immigration Law and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
Ahmad Yakzan
Member

Maura Jean Kiefer

Maura Jean Kiefer
Atlantic iLaw
601 Cleveland St Suite 501
Clearwater, FL 33755
Licensed for 34 years, Maura Jean Kiefer is a Criminal Defense and Divorce lawyer who attended University of San Diego School of Law... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Maura Jean Kiefer
Member

Vanessa L Albaum

Vanessa L Albaum
The Law Firm of Vanessa L. Albaum, PLLC
146 Second Street North Suite 310-C
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Vanessa L Albaum is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Florida Coastal School of Law... read more >

Gail F Conolly

Gail F Conolly
Conolly Law
13575 58th St. N Ste 183
Clearwater, FL 33760
Licensed for 35 years, Gail F Conolly is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Christopher Sierra

Christopher Sierra
Christopher M. Sierra, P.A.
695 Central Ave Suite 271
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Licensed for 27 years, Christopher Sierra is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Mercer University Walter F. George School... read more >

Mike Lygnos

Mike Lygnos
Lygnos Law Firm
111 N Belcher Road, Ste 204
Clearwater, FL 33765
Licensed for 34 years, Mike Lygnos is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Valparaiso (Indiana) School of Law... read more >

Shawn Gearhart

Shawn Gearhart
The Law Offices of Shawn Gearhart
13575 58th Street North, Ste. 200
Clearwater, FL 33760
Licensed for 6 years, Shawn Gearhart is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Barry University School of Law... read more >

Erin Antonio

Erin Antonio
Blaxberg & Associates, P.A.
2047 5th Ave. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Licensed for 9 years, Erin Antonio is a Real Estate Law and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

James Kevin Hayslett

James Kevin Hayslett
Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett
250 N Belcher Rd Suite 102
Clearwater, FL 33765
Licensed for 32 years, James Kevin Hayslett is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Cumberland School of Law - Samford Univ... read more >
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
James Kevin Hayslett
Founding Member

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 14 years, James Peter Westervelt is a Criminal Defense and Seal or Expunge Criminal Record lawyer who attended Stetson Univers... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
James Peter Westervelt
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Robert Laney Hambrick

Robert Laney Hambrick
13575 58th Street N Suite 108
Clearwater, FL 33760
Licensed for 36 years, Robert Laney Hambrick is a Police Misconduct and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Emory University... read more >

Harvey George Hesse III

Harvey George Hesse III
Law Office of Harvey G. Hesse III, P. A.
111 2nd Ave NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Licensed for 24 years, Harvey George Hesse III is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Bruce Howard Denson

Bruce Howard Denson
150 2nd Ave N Suite 500
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Licensed for 26 years, Bruce Howard Denson is a Criminal Defense and Products Liability lawyer who attended Stetson University College of L... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Bruce Howard Denson
Member

John Andrew Crawford

John Andrew Crawford
5200 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL 33707
Licensed for 16 years, John Andrew Crawford is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
John Andrew Crawford
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Mary Ellen Borja

Mary Ellen Borja
Amerilife Bldg.
2536 Countryside Blvd
Clearwater, FL 33763
Licensed for 35 years, Mary Ellen Borja is a Divorce Mediation and Family Law lawyer who attended SUNY Buffalo Law School... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Mary Ellen Borja
Board Certified Specialist in Marital & Family Law

Haydee Oropesa

Haydee Oropesa
Oropesa Law Offices, P.A.
10300 49th ST. N. 119
Clearwater, FL 33762
Licensed for 20 years, Haydee Oropesa is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Stephen M Bernhardt

Stephen M Bernhardt
Bernhardt Law, PLLC
2706 Alternate US 19 North 213
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Licensed for 10 years, Stephen M Bernhardt is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

George Euripedes Tragos

George Euripedes Tragos
601 Cleveland St Suite 800
Clearwater, FL 33755
Licensed for 46 years, George Euripedes Tragos is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended The Florida State University C... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
George Euripedes Tragos
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Bjorn Erik Brunvand

Bjorn Erik Brunvand
Bjorn E. Brunvand, P.A.
615 Turner St
Clearwater, FL 33756
Licensed for 31 years, Bjorn Erik Brunvand is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Bjorn Erik Brunvand
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

David Richard Parry

David Richard Parry
1550 S Highland Ave Suite C
Clearwater, FL 33756
Licensed for 35 years, David Richard Parry is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
David Richard Parry
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

George Lawrence Sandefer

George Lawrence Sandefer
425 E Bay Dr Suite 203
Clearwater, FL 33764
Licensed for 42 years, George Lawrence Sandefer is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
George Lawrence Sandefer
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Arthur Douglas Prior Jr

Arthur Douglas Prior Jr
5560 Roosevelt Blvd Suite 1
Clearwater, FL 33760
Licensed for 45 years, Arthur Douglas Prior Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Arthur Douglas Prior Jr
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Ronnie G Crider

Ronnie G Crider
Bauer, Crider, Pellegrino & Parry
1550 S Highland Ave Suite C
Clearwater, FL 33756
Licensed for 41 years, Ronnie G Crider is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Ronnie G Crider
Member

Michael Denis Kenny

Michael Denis Kenny
Bauer Crider Kenny & Parry
1550 S Highland Ave Suite C
Clearwater, FL 33756
Licensed for 17 years, Michael Denis Kenny is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Michael Denis Kenny
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Frank W McDermott

Frank W McDermott
McDermott Law Firm, P.A.
10010 Seminole Blvd
Seminole, FL 33772
Licensed for 21 years, Frank W McDermott is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Frank W McDermott
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Jason Jervis Wise

Jason Jervis Wise
Brunvand Wise PA
615 Turner St
Clearwater, FL 33756
Licensed for 14 years, Jason Jervis Wise is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Jason Jervis Wise
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Bruce Griffith Howie

Bruce Griffith Howie
2610 2nd St N
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
Licensed for 42 years, Bruce Griffith Howie is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Boston University School of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Bruce Griffith Howie
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Philip George Dragonetti II

Philip George Dragonetti II
McFarland Gould Lyons Sullivan & Hogan, P A
311 S Missouri Ave
Clearwater, FL 33756
Licensed for 22 years, Philip George Dragonetti II is a Criminal Defense and Commercial Real Estate Law lawyer who attended Stetson Univers... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Philip George Dragonetti II
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Paul A Meissner Jr

Paul A Meissner Jr
Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett,P.A.
250 N Belcher Rd Suite 102
Clearwater, FL 33765
Licensed for 52 years, Paul A Meissner Jr is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Tulane University Law School... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Paul A Meissner Jr
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Edward Joel Liebling

Edward Joel Liebling
Liebling Law, LLC
35246 US Hwy 19 N # 261
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Licensed for 32 years, Edward Joel Liebling is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended ... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Edward Joel Liebling
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Paul A Meissner Jr

Paul A Meissner Jr
Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett,P.A.
250 N Belcher Rd Suite 102
Clearwater, FL 33765
Licensed for 52 years, Paul A Meissner Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Tulane University Law School... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Paul A Meissner Jr
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Jordan Lee Tawil

Jordan Lee Tawil
Jordan L. Tawil P.L.
17 Dr. M.L.K. Jr St S
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Licensed for 11 years, Jordan Lee Tawil is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jordan Lee Tawil
Life Member

William Thomas Wadley

William Thomas Wadley
Yanchuck, Berman, Wadley, Thomas & Berma
5999 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Licensed for 38 years, William Thomas Wadley is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Stetson University College of La... read more >

Matthew West Kindel

Matthew West Kindel
Bauer, Crider, Kenny & Parry, P.A.
1550 S Highland Ave Ste C
Clearwater, FL 33756
Licensed for 13 years, Matthew West Kindel is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida Coastal School of Law... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Matthew West Kindel
Member

Aubrey Omar Dicus Jr

Aubrey Omar Dicus Jr
Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A.
5858 Central Ave Ste A
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
Licensed for 46 years, Aubrey Omar Dicus Jr is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Stephen Lee Romine

Stephen Lee Romine
Romine Law
600 Bypass Dr
Clearwater, FL 33764
Licensed for 28 years, Stephen Lee Romine is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - N... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Stephen Lee Romine
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Jennifer Hope Strouf

Jennifer Hope Strouf
Strouf Law Firm, P.A.
447 3rd Ave N Ste 410
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Licensed for 18 years, Jennifer Hope Strouf is a Civil Trial Law and Employment Law lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Jennifer Hope Strouf
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Morris Victor Bornstein

Morris Victor Bornstein
Imhoff & Associates, P.C.
9200 113th St
Seminole, FL 33772
Licensed for 40 years, Morris Victor Bornstein is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended Michigan State University C... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Morris Victor Bornstein
Life Member

Diana M Moragón

Diana M Moragón
Law Office of Diana Moragon, PA
8475 6th St N
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Licensed for 19 years, Diana M Moragón is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Rutgers School of Law - Newark... read more >

Deborah S Moss

Deborah S Moss
Carlson, Meissner, Hart and Hayslett
250 N Belcher Rd Suite 102
Clearwater, FL 33765
Licensed for 33 years, Deborah S Moss is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Deborah S Moss
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

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Juvenile Defense Specialty Areas

Board Certification

National Association of Counsel for Children - NACC is accredited by the ABA to certify attorneys as child welfare law specialists and works to improve the quality of legal representation of children in dependency, juvenile delinquency, and family law cases.



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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