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Stephen Charles Maltezos

Criminal defense Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

4.8   62 reviews

also known as The Law Offices of Stephen C Maltezos


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About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    45%
    I worked as an Assistant State Attorney in Hillsborough County (Tampa) Florida until 2010. Since March 2010, I have been defending people charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol (Dui), Misdemeanor, and Felony charges. I work with clients regarding payments, and I meet regularly with my clients so that they always know what is going on with their case. I am never too busy to speak with a client or meet with someone who would like a free consultation.

    15 years, 1,878 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    30%
    I've worked with DUI cases since 2008. I've handled DUI cases first as a prosecuting attorney for the State of Florida. Since 2010, I have been on the defense side of DUI charges. I assist and advise my client from the minute they retain me as their lawyer. I meet with my clients regularly so they always know where their case stands. I advise my client early on during their case so while I am fighting their case, my clients are putting themselves in the best position for the best outcome.

    15 years, 3,108 cases

  3. Personal injury
    15%
    I have handled auto accident cases since 2010 and my clients have experienced really good results. I work closely with my clients to ensure they understand what is going on with their case from day 1. I keep in touch regularly with my clients and I make myself available to my clients at all times. When I agree to handle someone's case, I always strive to go above and beyond for that client.

    15 years, 127 cases

  4. Family
    6%
    I have handled a handful of family law cases here in Florida since 2010. Some of these have included uncontested divorce child support. When I take a family law case, I always put my client's interest first and it stays that way during the entire case.

    15 years, 44 cases

  5. Foreclosure
    4%
    I have handled some foreclosure defense cases here in Florida since 2010. I have walked out of Mediation and Conciliation Conferences with my clients and it brings me joy to see my clients leave the conference much more happy than before it started. Some of these results have included principal reduction and many have included loan modifications.

    15 years, 40 cases

Tampa and St. Petersburg Florida Attorney Stephen C. Maltezos has several years experience in defending persons arrested and charged with dui's, misdemeanors, and felony crimes in the Florida counties of Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Sarasota, and Manatee.

Stephen C. Maltezos is a criminal defense, dui defense, and personal injury law attorney who was born in New Orleans and raised in South Louisiana. Stephen is a former Scholar-Athlete from the University of Alabama-Huntsville, playing collegiate soccer. He graduated from Louisiana State University, acquiring a Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology with an area of concentration in Criminology.

He earned his law degree, with honors, from Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law in Orlando where he earned an academic scholarship by maintaining a high grade point average.

Stephen is also admitted to practice in the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Stephen has spent his entire legal career fighting for victims. First, as an Assistant State Attorney with the Hillsborough County State Attorney's office representing victims of crime and then as a personal injury attorney representing injured victims.

If you are being investigated or have already been charged with a crime in Florida, you deserve the best criminal representation and someone to defend you who is an experienced, powerful, and aggressive courtroom advocate. Stephen C. Maltezos is not afraid to fight for your rights, and he will not back down to the Assistant State Attorneys and Judges. Tampa Criminal Lawyer and St. Petersburg Criminal Lawyer Stephen C. Maltezos understands that your liberty and freedom is most important when fighting for your rights. His track record of obtaining reduced charges, dismissals, and acquittals in jury trials as a criminal defense attorney and his ability to prevail on cases that may not appear 'trial worthy' speaks for itself as clear evidence of his successes in the courtroom and persuasiveness before a jury.

As an experienced Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer and St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Lawyer, Attorney Stephen C. Maltezos has dedicated his law practice to representing those charged with a criminal offense. He has extensive experience in handling cases involving simple Motor Vehicle Offenses, Public Order Offenses (Prostitution and Disorderly Conduct), to more serious crimes such as DUI/DWI, Domestic Violence, Drug Crimes (including Possession, Distribution, and Trafficking), Theft Crimes (such as Larceny, Armed Robbery, Grand Theft, and Burglary), Gun/Weapons Crimes, Sex Offense Cases (Indecent Assault and Battery, Rape) and even Crimes of Violence (Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and Kidnapping).

At the Law Offices of Stephen C. Maltezos, LLC, not only will you be represented by an experienced and aggressive Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer and St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Lawyer, but you will have access to highly trained experts for your criminal case at your disposal. Attorney Stephen C. Maltezos works with a team of investigators, mental health and forensics experts (DNA, Fingerprint, Blood Spatter, etc.) to ensure that your case is prepared, witnesses are interviewed, and so that you truly have the best defense for your criminal case.

Take advantage of Attorney Stephen C. Maltezos' Free Consultation so that you understand what your options and legal rights are. If you, a family member or a friend has been arrested, been charged with a criminal offense, or are just being questioned relative to a criminal matter, contact Stephen C. Maltezos' law office to speak with him directly regarding your case. At the Law Offices of Stephen C. Maltezos, LLC, your case will be handled directly by Attorney Stephen C. Maltezos himself, and not be delegated to some other junior lawyer as is the case in other firms.

If you want to have the best Criminal Defense Lawyer in the Tampa Bay area for your criminal case, contact our law firm.

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Licensed for 14 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Stephen

Stephen C. Maltezos, LLC
920 16th St. N
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33705
Stephen C. Maltezos, LLC
3306 N. Howard Ave.
Tampa, FL, 33607
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Bishop | June 15, 2022
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Great lawyer
Steve got my felony reduced to a misdemeanor. I am very happy with him as my lawyer. He did an outstanding job.
Posted by Kasamba | June 6, 2022
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Awesome attorney
He was excellent in my case and he really went above and beyond for me, I highly recommend him
Posted by Nathan | June 6, 2022
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awesome lawyer
Stephen Maltezos did an AWESOME job in my felony case. I highly recommend him. He got me no probation and he is a great lawyer!!
Posted by Divina | June 3, 2022
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Awesome lawyer
Steve did an amazing job in my case, he is the BEST. He always kept in touch, I got early termination of probation even over the State’s objection.
Posted by Héctor L | January 27, 2022
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Awesome result
Stephen got me no jail and no probation and My récord is clean!! Awesome lawyer!!!
Posted by Dee | October 16, 2021
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Client
My lawyer was Awesome. He got my case reduced and I was so happy that I didn’t have to have a dui on my background. He was vey attentive to my needs and always return emails and phone calls in a timely manner.
Posted by Marvin | March 23, 2021
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Great lawyer
He won my case!!! Awesome lawyer!!! He got both my criminal cases reduced to civil infractions, and I only went to court 1 time, he went above and beyond for me and my case!!!!
Posted by Amanda | January 22, 2021
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Great Lawyer
Attorney Stephen Maltezos was extremely professional and treated my case as if it was his only one. I never had to worry about anything at all, and my case could have turned into jail time and Stephen got my entire case dropped. He kept me updated every step of the way I never had to miss work for a court date he took care of them all. I would absolutely recommend him for anyone who feels like they may loss it all and he will make sure your are able to keep the life that you built for yourself and not let a mistake of your past determine your future. For that alone I will be forever grateful.
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Posted by Lily | July 13, 2020
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Muy feliz con los resultados que me consiguio el abogado
Estoy muy feliz con los resultados que el abogado Maltezos me consiguió en la corte, el me ayudó en el momento más difícil de mi vida, me entregó mi libertad, yo me sentía perdida (siendo inmigrante), hasta que fui a su oficina, el abogado es muy profesional, siempre estuvo disponible para contestar mis llamadas, y responder todas mis preguntas, definitivamente recomiendo este abogado a todos los hispanos que se encuentran en el área de Tampa y Saint Petersburg, si necesitan a alguien que los defienda en el momento indicado, la mejor decisión que tome fue haber contratado attorney Stephen Maltezos porque me dio los mejores resultados que haya podido obtener, le avise a todas mis amistades, y también una amiga que necesitaba un abogado para otro caso, la refirió al abogado indicado (porque el conoce a muchas personas), esté abogado es muy buena persona, pelea insaciablemente en la corte por sus clientes, me ayudó con mi caso.
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2020
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Hello
He did a very good job I would recommend him to anyone he got my husband out of jail and he came home yesterday night I would recommend him to anyone and I appreciate the work that he did when I hired him as my lawyer for my husband I would give him 10 star if they had a 10 star for hiring him he did a really good job and I want to say thank you to him that my husband’s home with me again
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Posted by Ryan | January 25, 2020
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Need a great lawyer
Words can’t express what Stephen did for me in 2 different cases, he went above and beyond for me, he did things he did not have to do or do I think any other lawyer would do, he treated me like family, and now he is like a brother to me. If you need a great lawyer this is the guy to goto. Ryan
Posted by Marterio | January 23, 2020
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Great to work with
Attentive to details of the case and finding solutions , responsive in replying back regarding concerns . Steve helped me dealing with a very difficult case in which I myself could not see a good way to resolve. 5 Stars , recommended
Posted by Phillip | December 12, 2019
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Great lawyer
Stephen Maltezos got me an outstanding deal and kept me out of jail and prison
Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2019
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Awesome lawyer
Very happy with this lawyer, he did exactly what he said he was going to do. He was always professional, and he was available by phone or meeting in person at times when needed most.
Posted by Mante | November 22, 2019
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A+++
This Year Went Left For Me When The State Revoked My Driving Privileges . I called Stephen To take my case and from day one He told me not to Worry . Stephen is so confident And willing to Do whatever it takes to help you . I went from missing days at work and not having rides to NOW back to driving my vehicle . He provides excellent service and i would recommend him to anyone .
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Posted by Tyler | November 8, 2019
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100% recommend Steve for all legal troubles!
Steve was a phenomenal attorney throughout the whole process. He provided a very open channel of communication and ensured that I was kept up to date and in the loop at all times. He handled my case very professionally and I couldn't ask for a better result. I would recommend Steve to anyone in legal trouble. Thank you again Steve!!
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Posted by erik | May 20, 2019
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Domestic Representation
I found myself in a domestic situation and hired Steve Maltezos to represent me/my case. He went to the state right away, while they were still interviewing the witness to discuss my case and tell my side of the story. It turns out that the state decided not to move forward with charges and so it all went away. i was happy about that and he let me know all of my options; initially and during the wait. Steve responds to your questions quickly.
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Posted by Todd"meatball" | March 18, 2019
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"EXCEPTIONAL ATTORNEY"
He is a remarkable attorney. He went way out of his way for me to get me through my DUI. I saw the other attorneys Pat him on the back when they saw what he did for me and how he did it. I would suggest him to anybody. I would say you're going to get nothing but the best possible outcome that he will go out of his way to achieve for you. Amen
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Posted by Gabriele | February 26, 2019
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BEST DEFENSE ATTORNEY EVER !!!!!
“Stephen Maltezos is a very a professional Defence Attorney, who cares about his clients. He succeeded in having my felony charges dismissed. He literally saved my life. I cannot thank him enough. If you need help, don't think twice about going to Stephen Maltezos. Words cannot describe how grateful I am to you for taking my case. In all honestly, I was at my very last breath…the edge of the cliff…the end of the rope. I had exhausted all my resources, lost my job and had no where else to turn until I got a hold of you. You are a blessing !!!!!!
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Posted by Samantha | February 22, 2019
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Couldn’t have gone better!
Stephen Maltezos saved my ass!!! I was chargered with a super complicated dui and after months of fighting for me all I got was basically a ticket. I extremely recommend hiring him as your lawyer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner and CEO
  • Law Offices of Stephen C. Maltezos, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Law Offices of Adamy & Maltezos, PA
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office, 13th Judicial Circuit, Hillsborough County, State Of Florida
  • 2007 - 2010

Education

  • Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School Of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Louisiana State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000
  • University of Alabama - Huntsville
  • n/a
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Count 1 - Home Invasion Robbery and Count 2 - Burglary
  • Count 1 - Misdemeanor Trespass and Count 2 - Misdemeanor Trespass
  • First DUI Tampa Florida
  • Reckless Driving (Reduced from DUI)
  • Scheme to Defraud and Grand Theft
  • Count #1 Dropped, Count #2 reduced to a Petit Theft
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Associations

  • Florida Justice Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • LSU Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Coquina Key Neighborhood Association
  • Vice President
  • 2009 - 2010
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Barry University School of Law-Trial Team
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2007
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • Greek
  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Children's & Family Law Concentration
  • Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Barry University
  • 2007
  • Book Award - Florida Criminal Procedure Seminar
  • Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Barry University
  • 2007
  • Honors Graduate
  • Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Barry University
  • 2007
  • Book Award - Evidence
  • Dwayne of Andreas School of Law - Barry University
  • 2006
  • 3rd Place at ATLA Regional Competition
  • Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law Trial Team
  • 2006
  • Book Award- Legal Research & Writing II
  • Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Barry University
  • 2005
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Publications

  • CKNA Monthly Newsletter
  • DUI - Do's and Don'ts
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Community Law Program
  • Illegal Search and Seizure
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (13)
Endorse Stephen
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse attorney Stephen Maltezos. I have had the pleasure of knowing Steve for almost 10 years and he has consistently established himself as one of the hardest working and intelligent attorneys in the Tampa Bay area. I have referred cases to him in the past and Stephen has always obtained great results. I have no hesitation in recommending him to any of my clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked together with Steve at the prosecutor's office, and I have seen first-hand Steve's level of commitment to excellence. He is an outstanding attorney who consistently obtains exceptional results for his clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve is both professional and approachable. He is competent and fair. I would refer business to Steve if a matter I do not handle."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Stephen is a knowledgable and hard working attorney who is passionate in the representation of his clients. His level of commitment to his clients is second to none and I highly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Stephen. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"not afraid to go trial, will give you personalized attention"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen is an outstanding, dedicated criminal defense attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer as being qualified and experienced in the criminal justice system, with the highest standards of conduct and professionalism."
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Saint Petersburg Criminal defense Lawyer Stephen Charles Maltezos
Stephen Charles Maltezos
Criminal defense Attorney
Saint Petersburg, FL
Licensed for 14 years
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