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Tampa Criminal & DUI Defense Lawyers

Serving Hillsborough County, Tampa Bay & Beyond

At Thomas & Paulk, our Tampa criminal defense attorneys have handled more than 7,000 criminal cases throughout Florida in our legal careers. Our team of former prosecutors turned defense lawyers has helped thousands of clients fight their charges, and we are ready to see how we can help you too.  After all, you deserve the best representation.

Arrests, warrants, and other criminal law matters don’t wait for convenient office hours. That's why our team doesn’t limit our availability. If you or a loved one are facing charges, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney in Tampa—and you will need one fast. We welcome your call any time, day or night.

Top Criminal Defense Lawyers in Tampa

You can contact our Tampa criminal defense attorneys with the confidence that we will be there to answer the phone. Beyond our around-the-clock availability, we provide aggressive defense rooted in our years of hands-on experience with both sides of criminal proceedings: as prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys.  

When your future is on the line, you can find a powerful ally in Thomas & Paulk.

Get the criminal defense attorneys you need on your side. If we take your case, we'll leave no stone unturned in our efforts to protect your rights.

 If you have been charged with a crime in Florida, call (813) 221-4200.

Our Tampa Criminal Defense Firm Puts Clients First

When our Tampa criminal defense attorneys take on a case, we do everything we can to obtain exceptional results for our clients. That's because, at Thomas & Paulk, every client is considered a top priority. We know that if you or someone you love are facing criminal charges, it is likely that you have questions about what to do next.

We have seen it all, and we have defended them all.

You may have been told by law enforcement that there is no chance for you to avoid conviction. You may be facing such serious charges that you believe there is no way to avoid years in jail or life behind bars. This simply isn't true. You have options. You have rights. By hiring a skilled attorney, you can fight your charges. You can fight for your freedom. 

Our Tampa criminal defense attorneys have what it takes to fight for your future.

If we take your case, our legal team will work with you to protect your rights. You can be confident knowing that we will do everything we can to develop a strong and compelling defense strategy. Just because you are facing criminal charges does not mean you have lost your constitutional rights. Let our Tampa defense lawyers stand up and fight for you.

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We Won't Back Down

Work with a Team Dedicated to Your Rights

When it comes to defending your freedom, not just any team will do. You need people on your side who know what they're doing and who will do what it takes to reach the best possible result on your behalf. 

That's the level of dedication clients experience at Thomas & Paulk. 

Led by former prosecutors who have now successfully represented thousands of defendants and arrestees in Tampa and across Florida, we have unmatched insight into what is needed to handle any criminal case.

Take this opportunity to find out more about our Tampa criminal defense attorneys and the steps we can take to protect your future.

Our Success Stories

  • All Charges Dropped
    DUI Charges Dropped

    Client was involved in a traffic crash. The State Attorney issued a subpoena for her medical records and discovered that her blood alcohol level was above 0.08. The State Attorney then charged our ...

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  • All Charges Dropped
    Grand Theft

    Client was accused of grand theft for stealing and cashing a forged check. We were able to speak to the alleged victim in the case and the victim agreed to speak to the State Attorney about dropping ...

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  • All Charges Dropped

    Client was charged with battery after being involved with a physical altercation with his neighbor. The neighbor alleged that our client struck him in the face with his fist during an argument. Our ...

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  • Probation Terminated
    Violation of Probation

    Our client was on probation for multiple felony charges when an arrest warrant was issued for him not completing his probation. Several years later, our client was arrested in Louisiana; he was held ...

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  • Never Arrested
    Leaving the Scene

    Client was contacted by a law enforcement officer regarding a car accident where the driver had left the scene of the accident. The vehicle in question had been registered to our client and the ...

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Clients Share Their Stories

  • Forever Grateful! Thanks to attorney Jeff Paulk, I was able to get back to my loved ones.

    “I was involved in a criminal offense that could have become a nightmare. Thanks to attorney Jeff C. Paulk I was able to get back to my loved ones and my community.”

  • The BEST attorney in Hillsborough County!

    “I was arrested and charged with a felony. Mr. Paulk had the charges reduced to a misdemeanor during bond court and eventually dismissed altogether...note, I did not say charges were dropped, case dismissed!”

  • The attorneys and staff were extremely knowledgeable, courteous, and willing to go the extra mile.

    “The attorneys and staff were extremely knowledgeable, courteous, and willing to go the extra mile. My case was knocked down from a DUI to reckless driving, and I couldn't be more pleased with the service that was provided to me.”

  • Jeff was able to get my case dismissed without me ever going to court!

    “Jeff was able to get my case dismissed without me ever going to court. I highly recommend him!”

  • Jeff Paulk was very professional, serious and made me comfortable with him by my side.

    “When I was arrested for the first time in my life of 50 years, I was simply helpless and frightened. Jeff Paulk was very professional, serious and didn't mind answering all my questions.”