Criminal & DUI Defense Attorneys

Defending The People of Hillsborough County, Tampa Bay & Beyond

At Thomas & Paulk, we have handled more than 7,000 criminal cases throughout Florida in our legal careers. We have helped thousands of clients fight their charges to obtain successful outcomes, and we are ready to help you too.

Get the criminal defense attorneys you need on your side.

If you have been charged with any type of crime in Florida, we can help you! Call us today at (813) 321-7323.

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Putting Our Clients First

When we take on a case, we do everything we can to obtain exceptional results for our clients. At Thomas & Paulk, every client is considered a top priority.

If you or someone you love are facing criminal charges, it is likely that you have questions about what to do next. We've seen it all. From sex crimes to juvenile crimes to DUI or drug crimes, we've 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, however, isn’t the truth. You have options.

By hiring a skilled defense attorney, you can fight your charges. You can fight for your freedom. We will fight for your future.

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

Top Criminal Defense Lawyers

Criminal law matters don’t wait for convenient office hours. We know that, which is why we don’t limit our availability. If you’re facing charges or if a loved one has been arrested, you will need an attorney—and you will need an attorney fast.

Give us a call and be confident knowing 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. We will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to protect your rights.

  • 24/7 Availability
  • 7,000+ Criminal Defense Cases Handled
  • Free & Confidential Consultations
  • Aggressive Defense Strategies

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  • “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!”

    Avvo Reviewer

  • “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.”

    Google Reviewer

  • “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.”

    CitySearch Reviewer

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


  • “I couldn't be happier with the outcome that Jeff Paulk has done for me. I was charged with DUI with priors and got it dropped to a reckless with minimum penalties. I have hired Jeff in the past and had no hesitation in hiring him again.”

    Jim Jaggers

  • “I couldn't be happier with this law firm. I had Jeff Paulk and he was great. Got my bond reduced so I could be home with my family. I have more to go, but have great confidence in them. Compassionate and a real go getter!”


  • “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.”

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We Fight
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We know how the legal system works and we've won thousands of cases to prove it. Get started today with a free consultation. There's nothing to lose with us. Just pick up the phone or email us and get your immediate questions answered. Your freedom is our number one priority.

Our Recent Cases
  • Dropped DUI to reckless driving DUI
  • Reduced DUI and Dropped other charges Second DUI, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Careless Driving
  • Charges Dropped DUI
  • Reduced the second DUI to reckless driving Second DUI and Driving While License Suspended
  • All Charges Dropped DUI
  • Second DUI reduced to reckless driving Second DUI
  • Dropped DUI to reckless driving, no jail time DUI Second Offense
  • Dropped second DUI to reckless driving Second DUI
  • License was reinstated DMV Formal Review Hearing
  • Suspension set aside, obtained valid license DMV Formal Review Hearing