For over 35 years I have been involved in the Criminal Justice System. I am ready and qualified to help with any Criminal charge. Call me and let's work hard together to solve your problem. I'm there when you need me.
RONNIE G. CRIDER, STATE OF FLORIDA BOARD CERTIFIED CRIMINAL TRIAL ATTORNEY
Ronnie Crider started his career in Criminal Law over 35 years ago as a Pinellas County Deputy Sheriff. In 1975, Ronnie was certified to operate one of the first breath testing devices used by law enforcement, the Breathalyzer 900. After leaving the Sheriff's Department, Ronnie attended Stetson University College of Law and upon graduation was appointed an Assistant State Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida. Beginning in 1981, Ronnie was responsible for all Vehicular Homicide and DUI Manslaughter prosecutions occurring in North Pinellas County. Ronnie attended the Northwestern University Institute for Police Traffic Management for three consecutive years and also attended the Indiana University Robert F. Borkenstein Course on Alcohol and Highway Safety; Testing Research and Litigation Program, a highly esteemed course taught by the inventor of the first breathalyzer machine.
In 1983, Ronnie left the State Attorney's Office and began his successful Criminal Law Practice. He was among the first one hundred criminal attorneys in the State of Florida to achieve Criminal Trial Law Board Certification, a distinction held by fewer than 1% of all Florida attorneys, which he achieved in 1988.
Ronnie has been active in numerous professional associations serving as an Officer, Director, and President of the Clearwater Bar Association. He has also served as Treasurer, Vice President, and President of the Florida Bar Council of Bar Association Presidents. Additionally, he has served three, three-year terms on a Florida Bar Attorney Grievance Committee and was Chairman for two of these terms. Ronnie also served on the Florida Bar Criminal Law Certification Committee for three years and was Chairman during this third year. He has also taught law classes at St. Petersburg College.
During the past 26 years, Ronnie has exclusively represented those charged with both Felony and Misdemeanor Criminal Law violations. He has handled cases from Traffic Infractions to First Degree Murder and is highly qualified to defend any criminal charge. He has defended many high profile cases including one of the first Prozac drug-defense cases, which was one of the first fully televised trials on Court TV.
Ronnie has been the lead trial attorney in over 200 jury trials and has represented thousands of clients throughout the State of Florida including Key West, Miami, Jacksonville, Arcadia, Bradenton, Sarasota, Ft. Myers, Naples, Marathon, Orlando, Sanford, Gainesville, Pensacola, Tallahassee, Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach. He is an instrument-rated private pilot who owns his own airplane, facilitating travel to any venue statewide.
Among Ronnie's numerous accolades and awards are the Florida Association of State Trooper's Spirit of the Trooper Award and the Pinellas County Criminal Defense Attorney's Silver Bullet Award.
In 1989, Ronnie, along with Rob Bauer, founded the firm of Bauer and Crider, which has grown to become Bauer, Crider, Pellegrino and Parry, with offices in three counties. The strength of his counsel is supported by a unique group of professionals in his office which cumulatively represent over 128 years of practice including five criminal practice attorneys, a private investigator, and four paralegal professionals committed to representing your confidential and individual case.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1979||10/02/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Recognized||Florida Super Lawyers||2008|
|Silver Bullet Award||Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||1998|
|Spirit of the Trooper Award||Florida Association of State Troopers||1997|
|Certification of Apprication||Judicial Assistants Association Sixth Circuit||1989|
|Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer||The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education||1988|
|Partner||Bauer, Crider, Pellegrino, and Parry||1989 - Present|
|Assistant State Attorney||State Attorney's Office||1979 - 1983|
|State Certified Breath Test Operator||State of Florida||1975 - 1977|
|Deputy Sheriff||Pinellas County Sheriffs Department||1974 - 1977|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws||Legal Commitee||1999 - Present|
|Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents||Life Member||1993 - Present|
|Cessna Pilots Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1987 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1986 - Present|
|Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||1984 - Present|
|Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1983 - Present|
|Clearwater Bar Association||Member||1980 - Present|
|Criminal Law Certification Committee The Florida Bar||Chairman||1993 - 1994|
|Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents||President||1992 - 1993|
|Criminal Law Certification Committee The Florida Bar||Member||1991 - 1993|
|Clearwater Bar Association||President||1989 - 1990|
|Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents||Vice President||1988 - 1989|
|Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents||Treasurer||1987 - 1988|
|Clearwater Bar Association||Board of Directors||1986 - 1987|
|Steven Connelly v. State of Florida||Conviction Reversed|
|Langelier v. Coleman 861 F.2d 1508||Lower Court Ruling affirmed|
|UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, Joseph "Jo Jo" FITAPELLI, Vito Signorile, d/b/a EagleSanitation, Geraldo De Vivo,||Reversed And Remanded|
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|Stetson University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|University of South Florida||Criminal Justice||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1974|