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    201 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1610, Tampa, FL
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    SERIOUS AND COMPLEX STATEWIDE AND FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE. TOP 100 TRIAL ATTORNEY.
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    Tampa Advocate Law
    100 Ashley Dr S, Ste 600, Tampa, FL
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    FREE Consultation. Speak directly to lawyer 24hrs. Top Rated. Call NOW!
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    Practice area
    100% Criminal defense

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    30 minutes

    License
    FL, Active since 2013

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    Carlson Meissner Hart & Hayslett P.A
    2002 West Cleveland Street, Tampa, FL
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Arrested? Early attorney involvement can dramatically affect the outcome of you case. Call me now
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    Practice area
    20% Criminal defense, 70% DUI and DWI, 4% Domestic violence, and more.

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    60 minutes

    License
    FL, Active since 1988

  • Carlson Meissner Hart & Hayslett P.A
    2002 West Cleveland Street, Tampa, FL
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Rick and his wife Patricia enjoy sailing and spending time at the beach. He is an Angel Tree sponsor and former police officer. He joined the firm in 2007. For a free consultation, call.  
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    Goldman Wetzel
    3030 N. Rocky Point Drive, Suite 150, Tampa, FL
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Protecting your Future and your Freedom. Compassionate to You, Relentless to the Prosecution.
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    Practice area
    30% Criminal defense, 30% Sex crime, 15% Domestic violence, and more.

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    60 minutes

    License
    FL, Active since 2001

  • The Rickman Law Firm
    400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 2100, Tampa, FL
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Respected, Aggressive, Experienced, Trial Skilled State & Federal Criminal Defense Attorney- Former Prosecutor
  • McLean Mitchell Criminal Defense
    1115 E Cass St, Tampa, FL
    Avvo Rating: 9.1  
    Licensed
    Board Certified Criminal Defense Criminal Defense Law EDUCATIONLisa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude from the University of South Florida in 1988 and obtained her Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law in 1990. ABOU...
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    Fernandez & Hernandez, LLC
    3002 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Our firm represents those criminally accused from arrest through trial and through appeal.
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    Practice area
    15% Criminal defense, 50% Personal injury, 25% Car accident, and more.

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    Free Consultation
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    15 minutesContingency A contingency fee is the percent of the final award a lawyer will receive as compensation. For some of these cases, lawyers will only be paid if there is a successful outcome. 33%-40%

    License
    FL, Active since 2001

  • O'Brien Hatfield, PA
    511 W Bay St., Suite 330, Tampa, FL
    Avvo Rating: 9.5  
    Licensed
    We are criminal defense attorneys. We do not handle personal injury cases or family law cases or business disputes. We represent the accused. We have physical offices in Tampa, Florida and Orlando, Florida but we practice throughout the Stat...
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    Candela Law Firm PA
    402 E 7th Ave., Tampa, FL
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Three-time Board Certified trial attorney in Criminal Trial. Get the best defense you need. Call now for a consultation!
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    Practice area
    20% Criminal defense, 30% Estate planning, 20% Appeals, and more.

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    30 minutes

    License
    FL, Active since 2000

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    Law Office Of Harvey G. Hesse III, PA
    1211 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite 515, Tampa, FL
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    I handle felonies, misdemeanors, juvenile and traffic cases.
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    Practice area
    30% Criminal defense, 30% DUI and DWI, 30% Car accident, and more.

    Cost
    Hourly Rates, $300-$375/hourContingency A contingency fee is the percent of the final award a lawyer will receive as compensation. For some of these cases, lawyers will only be paid if there is a successful outcome. 25%-40%

    License
    FL, Active since 1996

The legendary exploits of "Florida man" have been documented on the internet, and this pseudo-cryptid is often cited as dwelling in Tampa. Whether accused of the theft of 3,600 pounds of Crisco, driving under the influence (DUI) on a lawnmower in the breakdown lane of a busy highway, or drug possession for smoking crack in a pediatric hospital (that almost turned into inadvertent arson), Florida man's antics usually call for a criminal defense attorney. Whether you face a burglary charge that you told the police was actually done by your horse, or a more pedestrian charge of theft, assault, DUI or drug possession, criminal defense attorneys in Tampa have seen it all.

If you are involved in a criminal case in Florida, you are subject to deadlines that can affect your rights. Hiring a criminal defense attorney with a strong record of success will help you understand the options available to you. Relative to all communities in Florida, Tampa has a crime rate higher than 57% of the state. Most crime in Tampa is related to property, like burglary or arson. When considering a criminal defense lawyer, look for reviews or experience related to your specific case, as this attorney will have the most relevant experience to whatever situation you may find yourself in.

How much does a criminal defense lawyer charge per hour in the Tampa area

Based on Attorneys' reported rates, you should expect to pay between $141.00 and $233.00 per hour. This rate may be dependent on factors like experience and different specializations within criminal defense.