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Michael Alexander Misa

Michael Alexander Misa

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Federal Crime, White Collar Crime, Domestic Violence

About Me

"LET MY EXPERIENCE BE YOUR DEFENSE"



     AS A FORMER POLICE OFFICER AND ORGANIZED CRIME DETECTIVE, I LEARNED THE VALUE OF CONDUCTING A THOROUGH CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. UNFORTUNATELY, IN TODAY'S WORLD A RUSH TO JUDGMENT OR POLITICAL AGENDA OFTEN IS THE MEASURING STICK USED TO DETERMINE WHO GOES TO JAIL. POOR INVESTIGATIVE PROCEDURES ARE THE UNFORTUNATE REASON MANY CITIZENS FACE ARREST FOR DUI, DRUG CRIMES, DOMESTIC ASSAULTS AND EVEN CAPITOL CASES ETC. IF ONLY LAW ENFORCEMENT TOOK THE TIME TO CHECK OUT ALL THE FACTS, MANY INNOCENT PEOPLE MIGHT BE SPARED THE  NIGHTMARE OF A CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.



     I HAVE WORKED WITH THOUSANDS OF CRIMINAL CASES AND HAVE OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN CRIMINAL CASE INVESTIGATION.  MY EXPERIENCE INCLUDES K-9 HANDLER AND DRUG DETECTION, ORGANIZED CRIME DETECTIVE, VICE DETECTIVE, NARCOTICS INVESTIGATOR TRAINED BY THE D.E.A., LEAD TRIAL PROSECUTOR AND CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY.



     LET MY EXPERIENCE HELP YOU WITH YOUR LEGAL PROBLEMS.  IN OUR OFFICE WE WILL GIVE YOU OF OUR PROFESSIONAL TIME AND ATTENTION UNTIL YOUR LEGAL DIFFICULTIES HAVE BEEN RESOLVED.  THANK YOU.



MICHAEL A. MISA, ESQUIRE



    



    

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
    19 years, 500 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    19 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
    19 years, 500 cases
  4. White Collar Crime: 10%
    19 years, 25 cases
  5. Federal Crime: 10%
    19 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

18 total 

  • Joseph Torri

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    Joseph Torri Personal Injury Attorney
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  • Jeremiah Justin Denslow

    Michael is an excellent advocate for his clients. I give him my strongest endorsement in the field of criminal and DUI/OVI defense.

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    Jeremiah Denslow DUI & DWI Attorney
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Contact Info

Michael A Misa PA

2102 W Platt St. Suite 105
Tampa, FL, 33606

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199208/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
MemberNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
10 Best for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
book award for trial clinicSt.Thomas Law School Trial Clinic1992

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Assistant State AttorneyPinellas Pasco State Attorneys Office1992 - 1995
Organized Crime DetectivePinellas County Sheriff's Office1985 - 1988
K-9 DivisionPinellas County Sheriff's Office1982 - 1985
Deputy/DetectivePinellas County Sheriff's Office1981 - 1990
Police OfficerSt. Petersburg Police Department1980 - 1981

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
The National Association of Distinguished CouncelTop One Percent Member2015 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationTop 100 trial lawyers member2015 - Present
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys10 Best for client satisfaction2015 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationN/A1996 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1996 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1996 - Present
Federal Bar Association for the Middle District of FloridaMember1993 - Present
Florida BarN/A1992 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State of Florida v. Jane DoeNot Guilty by Reason of Insanity
State of Florida v. Robert Andre FranklinNot Guilty at Trial

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawN/AAdvanced Trial Advocacy Certificate1993
St. Thomas University School of LawN/AJuris Doctor1992
University of South FloridaCriminologyBA - Bachelor of Arts and Sciences1987

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
St. Petersburg CollegeFourth Amendment; Search and Seizure Issues1994