Biography: Sarah Barkley Raaymakersis originally from Charlottesville, Virginia.... more
Biography: Sarah Barkley Raaymakersis originally from Charlottesville, Virginia. After completing her undergraduate studies at the College of William and Mary, Sarah relocated to Florida to attend law school at Stetson University College of Law. She is an avid runner and has been with Carlson and Meissner since 2007. Position: Associate Areas of Practice: Criminal Defense Social Se... view profile
I have extensive jury and non-jury trial experience. I have tried over 60 jury... more
I have extensive jury and non-jury trial experience. I have tried over 60 jury trials as lead attorney. As both a prosecutor and a defense attorney, I have handled cases from misdemeanors up to felonies punishable by life in prison. In addition to criminal defense, I have experience in Civil Litigation, Foreclosure Defense, Divorce, HOA disputes, collection defense, and much more.
As a trial lawyer my job is not to present a client's side of the story, but to... more
As a trial lawyer my job is not to present a client's side of the story, but to convince the jury what actually happened. I cringe when I hear the phrase "There's two sides to the story" My client's have either been hurt or arrested, it's my job to help prove that they were in the right, and that is fact, not fiction.
My practice is divided between Criminal and Civil Law litigation. Being Board... more
My practice is divided between Criminal and Civil Law litigation. Being Board Certified in Criminal Law gives me an advantage over civil attorneys who only practice Family Law or Injury Law because they don't have my court room experience. Cross examination of witnesses and the presentation of evidence are skills that are only acquired by lots of courtroom experience. If you ever need an at... view profile
I have more than 18 years of courtroom experience and I have tried more than 80... more
I have more than 18 years of courtroom experience and I have tried more than 80 cases. I served the people of PinellasCounty as a Prosecutor for 6 years (1996 to 2002). In 2002, I entered private practice representing persons injured as a result of the negligence of others at Beltz & Ruth P.A. In 2006, I opened my own office to provide my client’s with hands on personable representation. I s... view profile
If you are suspected of a crime or charged with a violation of law, you may require the services of a criminal defense attorney to present your defense or negotiate a penalty. As different rules and procedures exist for different offenses, you should seek a criminal defense attorney who has worked on your particular type of case to provide you with the best defense. An experienced criminal defense attorney knows what information the government will need to prove your guilt. The defense attorney will also know what information you need to prove your innocence, including whether there are any legal rules justifying your actions.
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