Types of Crimes We Can Represent
Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyers
No matter the exact circumstances that you find yourself facing, you can
trust in the relentless and effective representation provided by the
Tampa criminal defense team at Thomas & Paulk, P.A. With over two decades of aggregate experience,
we have been able to help countless clients in a wide-variety of cases.
To see for yourself, simply visit our
case results and look through some of the impressive victories that we have obtained
throughout the years. Want to see for yourself the type of cases we handle?
Read below to see the different type of crimes we can help with:
- One of the most common crimes in the state of Florida is drunken or impaired
driving. DUI is defined under Florida Statutes §316.193 as the operating
of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level over 0.08 percent or when
intoxicated to the point of normal faculties being impaired.
- Criminal offenses that involve illegal or controlled substances are taken
extremely seriously by the law. Regardless of whether you are being arrested
for possessing the drug, transporting or even manufacturing it, you can
trust in the legal experience of our firm in helping defend you.
- While most cases are tried on the state level, several will fall under
federal jurisdiction. These are often cases that are either large in scope
or cause issues across state and national borders. If you have been charged
with any type of federal offense, do not hesitate to get our defense team involved.
- Crimes that are considered felonies are more severe than misdemeanors.
These will typically have harsher penalties and longer lasting consequences.
For example, a first time DUI is a misdemeanor, however, if that same
DUI caused an accident which led to a death, it would be a felony.
- Criminal acts related to gangs carry serious consequences for the accused.
If you have been criminally charged or if you have reason to believe that
you are under investigation-no matter whether for vandalism, theft, or
a violent crime-do not hesitate to consult with a criminal lawyer as soon
as you can.
- In this day and age, many crimes are taking place online and with computers.
These are highly technical and require an attorney who can help unravel
the case. At our firm, we have an eye for details and are able to provide
our clients with the strategic, effective defense that they truly deserve.
- Has your child been arrested? Facing the juvenile court system can be
daunting, but it does not need to be an impossible task. By working with
the knowledgeable criminal lawyers from our firm, you can rest assured
knowing that we will fight for a dismissal of charges or reduction of
- If you have been criminally charged with a crime as a service member,
you need an attorney who is well-versed in both criminal and military
law. At Thomas & Paulk, we know that the military must abide by a
special set of rules. You can trust us to help you abide by them and protect
- Although remarkably less severe than a felony, there is nothing that
should be taken lightly about a misdemeanor. These can result in imprisonment
as well as hefty monetary fines and therefore deserve to be handled by
an experienced attorney who can help to protect your legal rights.
- Since they are so highly stigmatized, sex-related crimes can be extremely
delicate. If you find yourself under arrest or facing pre-trial investigation,
you need a lawyer who can handle the case with the necessary amount of
discretion and professionalism, allowing you to face as little damage
- If you have been found guilty of taking property that is not your own,
you could be facing extreme penalties. From shoplifting to robbery, when
facing such severe penalties, it is important that no time is wasted in
securing high-quality representation to ensure your future is protected.
Three Strikes Crimes
- In the state of Florida, there is a three strikes law which operates
by the baseball rules of "three strikes and you're out!"
If you a facing a "strikeable" offense, you need aggressive
defense more than ever. At our firm, we can ensure that your rights are
not violated and the penalties are proportionate.
- Crimes that are violent in nature typically have some of the most difficult
and life-altering penalties - including the death penalty. From murder
to assault, if you are facing such a crime, contact us. We are dedicated
to defending the rights of the accused.
White Collar Crimes
- Any crime that occurs in a business or financial setting is typically
considered a "white collar" offense. These are usually non-violent,
however, due to their massive financial implications, are taken seriously
and can result in severe penalties.
Consult with a Tampa criminal defense firm!
Arrested? No matter the type of crime that you are facing, if you require
legal representation, it is in your best interests to contact a
Tampa criminal defense lawyer at Thomas & Paulk, P.A. Our firm has over 20 years' collective
legal experience that we can put to work for you. Call us today at 813-321-7323.
You can schedule your initial case consultation with a member of our firm
to learn more about our firm and the ways in which we can help.