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  • Maribeth Wetzel
    Hillsborough County
    3030 N. Rocky Point Drive, Suite 150, Tampa, FL
    5.0 stars 30 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Goldman Wetzel. We Defend.
  • Christopher Hersem
    1550 W. Cleveland St., Suite 9, Tampa, FL
    5.0 stars 167 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Get a top rated lawyer on your side. See my reviews and call today for your free strategy session.
  • Leon Jones
    * HEADQUARTERS/MAIN OFFICE * - Hillsborough County (Downtown Tampa)
    201 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1610, Tampa, FL
    5.0 stars 17 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    SERIOUS AND COMPLEX STATEWIDE AND FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE. TOP 100 TRIAL ATTORNEY.
  • Anthony Rickman
    The Rickman Law Firm
    400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 2100, Tampa, FL
    5.0 stars 25 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Respected, Aggressive, Experienced, Trial Skilled State & Federal Criminal Defense Attorney- Former Prosecutor

    Practice area
    50% Criminal defense, 25% Federal crime, 25% DUI and DWI

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    120 minutes

    License
    FL, Active since 2005

  • Summer Goldman
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    Goldman Wetzel
    3030 N. Rocky Point Drive, Suite 150, Tampa, FL
    5.0 stars 61 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Protecting your Future and your Freedom. Compassionate to You, Relentless to the Prosecution.

    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

  • Harvey Hesse
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    Law Office Of Harvey G. Hesse III, PA
    1211 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite 511, Tampa, FL
    5.0 stars 50 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    I handle felonies, misdemeanors, juvenile and traffic cases.

    Practice area
    30% Criminal defense, 30% DUI and DWI, 30% Car accident, and more.

    Cost
    Hourly Rates, $375-$500/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

  • Matthew Kindel
    620 E. Twiggs St., Suite 202, Tampa, FL
    5.0 stars 172 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    I fight. I'll protect you from the government. And I won't stop.
  • Lisa McLean
    McLean Mitchell Criminal Defense
    1115 E Cass St, Tampa, FL
    5.0 stars 15 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Results-driven Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney! #nomatterwhat happened, let the McLean Mitchell Law Firm fight for you! Call (813) 993-4357 NOW for a FREE consultation!
  • Jonathan Hackworth
    Hackworth Law, P.A.
    1818 North 15th Street, Tampa, FL
    5.0 stars 74 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    We serve those wrongfully accused of criminal charges.

    Practice area
    30% Criminal defense, 30% Family, 20% DUI and DWI, and more.

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    15 minutes

    License
    FL, Active since 2010

  • Mark O'Brien
    O'Brien Hatfield, PA
    511 W Bay St., Suite 330, Tampa, FL
    4.5 stars 45 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.3  
    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 State o...
  • William Tison
    Tison Law Group
    9312 North Armenia Avenue, Tampa, FL
    5.0 stars 3 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Regardless of your needs, the Tison Law Group can help! Call 813-452-4134
  • Loren Pincus
    L Pincus Law, PLLC
    12962 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL
    5.0 stars 105 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Protect Yourself And Your Legal Rights!
  • Jason Mayberry
    The Mayberry Law Firm
    3902 Henderson Blvd, Suite 208-136, Tampa, FL
    5.0 stars 55 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Small Firm. Big Fight. When the State points its heavy finger at you, point back.
  • Martin Hernandez
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    Fernandez & Hernandez, LLC
    3002 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL
    5.0 stars 200 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Our firm represents those criminally accused from arrest through trial and through appeal.

    Practice area
    10% Criminal defense, 85% Car accident, 4% DUI and DWI, and more.

    Cost
    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

  • AnneMarie Rizzo
    The Law Place
    3426 West Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL
    5.0 stars 129 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    AnneMarie Rizzo is a former Assistant State Attorney with extensive trial experience in the State of Florida. AnneMarie is the only female in the State of Florida with the Forensic Lawyer Scientist certification. She graduated with her Bachelor’s ...
  • Vincent Citro
    Law Offices of Horwitz & Citro, P.A.
    100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 600, Tampa, FL
    5.0 stars 1 review
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Sophisticated defense from a former federal prosecutor! Call 407-401-7466
  • Ricardo Rivera
    Carlson Meissner Hart & Hayslett P.A
    2002 West Cleveland Street, Tampa, FL
    5.0 stars 129 reviews
    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.  
  • Brian Palacios
    Brian Palacios Law
    3502 Henderson Blvd. Ste 210, Tampa, FL
    5.0 stars 14 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    * * * * * YOUR WORST DAY SHOULDN’T DEFINE THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. * * * * * Free Consultation. Call me 24/7 at 813-946-9702
  • Drew McCulloch
    McCulloch Law, P.A.
    238 E Davis Blvd., Ste 202, Tampa, FL
    5.0 stars 47 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
      If you or a loved one have been arrested or accused of a crime, come in today for a free consultation.  Drew spent years as a Tampa prosecutor going to trial and learning the system to provide you with the best criminal defense.  As a prosecuto...
  • Christopher Frey
    Public Defender, 13th Circuit
    700 East Twiggs Street, 5th Floor, Tampa, FL
    5.0 stars 46 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Christopher Frey was born in Richmond Hill, Queens, N.Y. He moved to Clearwater, FL and graduated from Clearwater Central Catholic HS.  He has resided in the Tampa Bay area, Fort Myers, and now resides in Altimonte Springs, FL since May 2020. Chr...

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.