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  • 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.  
  • 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
  • The Law Place
    3426 West Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL
    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 ...
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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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    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.

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    Free Consultation
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    60 minutes

    License
    FL, Active since 2001

  • Hackworth Law, P.A.
    1818 North 15th Street, Tampa, FL
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    We serve those wrongfully accused of criminal charges.
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    Practice area
    30% Criminal defense, 30% Family, 20% DUI and DWI, and more.

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    Free Consultation
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    15 minutes

    License
    FL, Active since 2010

  • McCulloch Law, P.A.
    238 E Davis Blvd., Ste 202, Tampa, FL
    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...
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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

  • Public Defender, 13th Circuit
    700 East Twiggs Street, 5th Floor, Tampa, FL
    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...
  • 210 Pierce St, Tampa, FL
    Avvo Rating: 9.9  
    Licensed
    I grew up in Tampa all my life.  I defend my clients on a wide array of criminal charges in either State or Federal Court.  I started my legal career at the Public Defender's Office in Hillsborough County in 1994 and went into private criminal pra...
  • Denmon Pearlman Trial Lawyers
    2504 W Crest Ave, Tampa, FL
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Lee Pearlman was born and raised in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, a small town just outside of Harrisburg.  He went to Northern York County High School, and  attended college at the University of Maryland, College Park where he received two bachelor of...
  • The Law Offices of Carlson & Meissner
    13135 W. Linebaugh Avenue, Suite 102, Tampa, FL
    Avvo Rating: 9.7  
    Licensed
    Deborah Moss is a former Pittsburgh native and long time Florida resident who attended Boca Ciega High School in St. Petersburg, Florida.  She is a University of South Florida and a Stetson alumni.  Debbie has dedicated her career for over two dec...
  • The Frey Law Firm, LLC
    625 E Twiggs St., Suite 101A, Tampa, FL
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Attorney Ron Frey is a Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer. Attorney Frey is the owner of The Frey Law Firm, LLC located in Tampa, Florida. Attorney Frey is licensed in Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio. The Frey Law Firm maintains offices in all three ...
  • 4809 E. Busch Blvd., Suite 204, Tampa, FL
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    I am an accomplished trial attorney with a strong background in criminal, family, military, and immigration law, to include criminal appellate work, having litigated in hundreds of jury trials in both State and Federal Courts.  I have a proven abi...
  • O'Brien Hatfield, PA
    511 W Bay St., Suite 330, Tampa, FL
    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...

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.