William Tyson has had vast experience in the criminal justice system for more than twenty-three years. In 1978 Tyson began working as a law enforcement officer. During this time he investigated complex organized crime cases as a member of the narcotics unit. Many of these investigations lasted several years and utilized wiretaps as investigative aids. He attended numerous training classes conducted by the United States Department of Justice and was a member of several multi-jurisdictional Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) narcotic task force investigations.
After graduating from Law School in 1991 Tyson became a prosecutor in the Tampa Bay area. During his tenure with the State Attorney’s Office Tyson conducted over 100 jury trials for crimes such as murder, rape, robbery, drug trafficking, and DUI manslaughter. As a member of the State Attorney DUI Manslaughter prosecution unit for over five years, he completed several advanced DUI schools and is also a graduate of the National College of District Attorneys Advanced Trial Program. William Tyson was appointed by the governor through an Executive Order as a Special Prosecutor for Hillsborough County.
Tyson’s teaching experience includes positions as an adjunct criminal law professor at St. Petersburg Junior College and as a lecturer in DUI legal strategy at Stetson University College of Law.
As a former State Prosecutor, he witnessed first hand the strategies and tactics used by the prosecution. In that position, he was also privy to the State's areas of weakness. By learning his adversary's technique and approach from the inside, and after practicing criminal defense, he is in a position to help you make an informed decision about your case.
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I have known Mr. Tyson for twenty years. We were prosecutors together for several years and I have worked with him numerous times as a defense attorney. I never hesitate to refer a client to Mr. Tyson because I know him to be an extremely knowledgeable attorney who works hard to protect his client's rights. You will not go wrong having Mr. Tyson in your corner!
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1991||06/21/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Legal Elite Award||Florida Trend Magazine||2004|
|Certified Breath Test Operator||State of Maryland||1983|
|Certified Radar Operator||State of Maryland||1983|
|Senior Partner||The Law Offices of William Tyson||2001 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||St. Petersburg College||1997 - 2001|
|Attorney for "Special DUI Manslaughter Squad"||Office of the State Attorney||1994 - 1999|
|Assistant State Attorney||Office of the State Attorney - 6th Judicial Circuit||1991 - 2001|
|Detective/Investigator||Federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force||1984 - 1987|
|Police Officer||Howard County Maryland Police Department||1978 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2007 - Present|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2001 - Present|
|Federal Bar, Middle District of Florida||Attorney in Good Standing||1993 - Present|
|National College of District Attorneys - Advanced Trial Program, Univ. of South Carolina||Criminal Trial Advocacy||Cert. of Achievement||2000|
|Advanced DUI Seminar||DUI Law||Cert. of Achievement||1992|
|University of Baltimore School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|DUI Trial Advocacy School||DUI Law||Cert. of Achievement||1991|
|University of Baltimore||Criminal Justice||Other - Bachelors||1987|
|Stetson College of Law Prosecution Clinic Program||DUI Trial Advocacy||2001|
|Stetson College of Law Prosecution Clinic Program||DUI Trial Advocacy||2000|
|Stetson College of Law Prosecution Clinic Program||DUI Trial Advocacy||1999|
|Stetson College of Law Prosecution Clinic Program||DUI Trial Advocacy||1998|