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Affordable Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyers, Criminal Attorneys in Tampa


Tampa Criminal Lawyers and defense attorneysOur experienced and affordable criminal lawyers in Tampa have a minimum of 10 and 20 years of criminal defense experience.

Our senior Tampa criminal defense attorney is a former Florida State Prosecutor who thinks that everybody deserves a chance to afford an experienced criminal defense attorney here in Tampa Bay. Our Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyers have handled thousands of criminal law cases from DUI, criminal and other charges from possession of controlled substance, petite theft, grand theft and attempted murder.

If you are charged with any criminal offense, we can help. Our experienced attorneys may mean the difference between a reduction of your charge, reduction of jail time or acquittal of charges. Allow one of our experienced low cost and affordable lawyers, with backbone, fight for you.


Tampa criminal Lawyers fees start from $999 for a misdemeanor case.

Tampa DUI attorney fees start from $999 for a misdemeanor case.

Tampa criminal attorney fees start from $1,999 for a felony case.


Legal fees are paid to the attorney and exclude filing fees and costs.

 

Tampa Criminal Lawyers can have your criminal charges dismissed or reduced.

It's nice to know that our Tampa Law firm can provide low cost and affordable criminal attorney fees.

 

Tampa criminal lawyers can help with misdemeanor and felony assault and battery charges

Assault is the threat of immediate bodily injury while battery is an act of physical violence. Assaults do not even have to be committed in person. They can be committed via the internet, phone, writing, text message or voice mail. A battery often involves a spouse and leads to a violence injunction. A routine traffic stop or encounter with an officer can lead to an assault or battery against a law officer, leading to a criminal case.

 

Misdemeanor and felony burglary charges can be hard without a criminal defense attorney

Burglary in Tampa is the illegal access or entry of a dwelling, business or other building with the purpose of taking property without the owner's consent. Facing serious penalties of up to six years in prison is a real risk that a criminal can expect to receive after an arrest. Our Tampa criminal lawyers can be the difference between no jail time and the reduction of time you must serve in prison. If you are facing burglary with the use of a deadly weapon, breaking and entering a residence and home invasion burglary, our Florida lawyers can provide the best criminal legal fees available for defense needs.

 

Tampa criminal Lawyers can help with Misdemeanor or felony possession of drugs charges

Possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia are very serious charges to be accused of in Hillsborough and Pinellas County. Tampa criminal lawyers are needed more than most people know and can make the difference between going to jail for many years or dismissal of charges. Our attorneys will tell you if you are arrested for a drug crime, speak only to an attorney. 

Law enforcement officers and state prosecutors can take anything you say and use it against you. Knowing your rights is important and without an affordable and experienced attorney by your side you could be hurting your legal case. 

You have the right to a lawyer, jury trial and the right against self-incrimination. You need to know what your rights are when stopped in your car on the highway or if your home is searched. Did the police have probable cause to stop you or search your car or home? Was there a search warrant? Our Tampa criminal lawyers can challenge the evidence if it was obtained illegally. A low cost criminal lawyer in Tampa Bay understands the seriousness of these allegations and will defend you as a client.

 

Misdemeanor and felony DUI is a Tampa DUI lawyer or Tampa criminal lawyer areas of law

Tampa criminal lawyers deal with spousal abuse and, by itself, this is a serious crime but even more if it is a repeated charge. Many times police are responding to an emergency call placed by a spouse, child or next door neighbor. If a police officer has to respond to a domestic violence call in Tampa Bay, often someone can and will be going to jail. 

They pay close attention to an individual who they think has been controlled by a violent partner, manipulated with power or if he/she may have been dominated by his/her partner. A restraining order can be issued against the accused individual and, if not, after a free consultation with one of our Tampa Criminal Lawyers, you may ask what your options are.

 

Misdemeanor and felony domestic driving under the influence (DUI) charges

Significant penalties will apply if you are convicted of a DUI. You may be sent to jail, be fined heavily and they will take away your license. The charge will stay on your record and affect your ability to obtain some jobs. We, at affordablelegalfees.com, understand all the charges and challenges when one faces a DUI. You will need a reliable and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer who knows your rights when you face things like sobriety and breathalyzer tests. 

We can help you with any vehicular manslaughter charges, underage drinking charges, if you have refused any sobriety tests, and a DUI on a revoked or suspended license. We are here to take you through the process step by step and keep you updated as to how your case is proceeding. We can suggest alternate sentences or a reduction of the charges. 

Trust our Tampa criminal defense lawyers to step in and help you with your case to the fullest extent. We offer you a free consultation, in the beginning, when you are arrested and will defend you continually during the process.


After your DUI arrest you have only 10 days to request an administrative hearing with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Failure to do so will result in your license being suspended for six, twelve or longer depending on your particular situation.

Contact a Tampa criminal defense or DUI attorney right away to help you file the correct paperwork on your behalf and possibly obtain a temporary driving permit for you. In Florida, you can be convicted of a DUI if the state can prove you were impaired and the state can prove you were driving a motor vehicle with a breath alcohol level of 0.08% or higher. Let us use all of our power to defend you in court and represent you during your hearing. We will keep you well informed throughout the entire process.

 

Possession of a firearm is why you need a Tampa Criminal lawyer to help dismiss or reduce your charges.

Even if a gun is not discharged in the course of a crime it will add years to a sentence, if convicted. The Tampa courts can add five years to your sentence if a gun was used in the crime. Florida legislature passed a minimum mandatory prison terms for offenders who commit crimes with guns in the Three Strikes Violent Felony Offender Act or also called the 10-20-LIFE program.

If a firearm is present in the act of a crime, you can be looking at a minimum of 10 years in prison. If a firearm is discharged during a crime, you can expect to receive no less than 20 years in prison. If anyone is injured or killed using a gun, you will receive no less than 25 years to life in prison. If a felon is in possession of a fire arm, he or she will receive no less than 3 years in prison.

If you are dealing with these types of crimes, we can help. Our affordable Tampa criminal lawyers can dig into the specifics and challenge the evidence. We can find out if someone else used the gun or if your rights were violated in anyway during the search for a weapon. You should ask yourself, did law enforcement have probable cause? With serious charges such as these, you need to contact us immediately so we can fight for you. The attorneys will challenge the officers involved with the arrest, witnesses and the evidence concerning your case.

 

Petty Theft

Petty Theft, also called petit theft, is broken down into two categories; petty theft in the first degree and petty theft in the second degree. To be considered petty theft the unlawful taking of property must be less than $300.

First degree petty theft is for property that is stolen with a value between $100 and $300. This conviction can carry up to one year in jail, one year of probation, a fine up to $1,000 and a suspension of your driver license for 6 months and one year for repeat convictions.

Second degree petty theft is for property that is stolen with a value between $.01 and $100. This conviction can carry up to six months in jail, six months of probation, a fine up to $500 and a suspension of your driver license for 6 months and one year for repeat convictions.

 

Grand Theft and Tampa criminal defense attorneys can help you.

Grand Theft is categorized as the unlawful taking of property with a value of $300 or more. For this crime, the state must prove the individual took property from someone else with the intent to appropriate the property for personal use or use of another person who is not entitled to that property. There are three types or degrees of grand theft that are recognized by the State of Florida. Grand theft can be in the first degree, second degree or third degree.

Grand theft of the first degree is when property taken is worth more than $100,000 and is assigned a level 7 offense ranking under Florida's Criminal Punishment Code. Grand theft of the first degree carries between twenty-one months to thirty years in prison, thirty years of probation and a fine up to $10,000.

Grand theft of the second degree is when the property taken is worth between $50,000 and $100,000. Second degree grand theft is classified as a Second Degree Felony and assigned a Level 6 offense severity ranking under Florida's Criminal Punishment Code. Grand theft of the second degree carries a maximum of fifteen years jail and 15 years of probation and a fine up to $10,000.

Grand Theft of the Third Degree is committed if the property taken is worth between $300 and $20,000. If convicted of Grand Theft in the Third Degree, you could be facing up to five years of prison, five years of probation and a fine of $5,000.

The three primary defenses of grand theft are good faith possession, equal ownership and valueless property. Good Faith Possession requires proof, under Florida law, of taking with intent to steal. Equal Ownership means a co-owner of property can't be held guilty unless the other co-owner has a legal interest that authorizes them to the withholding of the property. 

Valueless Property is stealing something of no value. Value is defined as the market value of that property at the time and place of the offense or, if it can't be ascertained, the cost of replacement of that property within a reasonable time after the offense has been committed.

 

Tampa attempted murder lawyers handle attempted murder criminal defense in Tampa

Our Tampa attempted murder attorney has over 20 years of criminal defense experience including serving as a former Florida State Prosecutor. We reduce our criminal defense legal fees to help the public. Call right away if you have been charged with attempted murder in Tampa. Acting quickly can be the difference between you having to go to court on an attempted murder charge. We will fight to have the charges reduced or dismissed whenever possible.

Our Tampa lawyers will sometimes use Self-defense as a criminal defense on an attempted murder charge in Tampa courtrooms, as well as if the “attempt” was abandoned. It is said that if the individual changed his mind, he is not guilty of attempted murder.

If you are charged with attempted murder, our affordable Tampa attorneys are highly experienced in handling clients who are charged with attempted murder. They will study every facet of your case to make the right determination in your defense. The type of criminal defense will vary from case to case depending on the circumstances. In the state of Florida, attempted murder charges are prosecuted the same way as a murder case. The theory is the defendant should not benefit just because the attempt was not successful. Let us help you with your legal needs.

If you need an attorney to represent you on an attempted murder charge, call us for a free consultation today.

 

We will help you schedule a free consultation to speak with one of our experienced Tampa criminal Lawyers with affordable, cheap and low cost legal fees.

Criminal laws in Tampa or Criminal statues are subject to change and you need an experienced Tampa Criminal lawyer who knows Tampa Criminal Defense law.