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At Thomas & Paulk, both of our founding attorneys are former prosecutors. We have the experience necessary to defend your case from beginning to end.

Tampa Felony Lawyers

A felony is the most complex and serious type of crime that a person may be charged with. Not only are the initial penalties imposed by the court extremely serious, but a conviction will have more of an impact on your ability to find employment in the future.

It may even affect educational, housing, and financial opportunities. For this reason, you should not hesitate to get aggressive help from our firm.

If you’ve been arrested or have been accused of a felony offense in the Tampa area, make sure you involve a criminal defense lawyer who has the resources and experience to help. At Thomas & Paulk, we offer skilled defense representation to clients facing felony charges of any kind.

By retaining a Tampa felony defense attorney from Thomas & Paulk for your defense, you get the benefit of a law firm:

Backed by more than two decades of legal experience, our firm has proven time and time again that we can trusted to build strong defenses against even the most complex of cases.

Types of Felonies

A felony is punishable by more than one year in a state correctional facility. Many felonies are violent crimes or serious offenses that are therefore harshly penalized. Aggravated assault, battery on a law enforcement officer, residential burglary, child abuse, possession of a controlled substance (other than marijuana), grand theft auto, murder and manslaughter, kidnapping and rape are all examples of felonies.

The degrees and corresponding penalties for felony offenses, as outlined in Florida Code Title XLVI Section 775.082, are included below:

  • Capital Felony – Life in prison without parole or death penalty
  • Life Felony – Life in prison and fine up to $15,000
  • First Degree Felony – Up to 30 years in prison and $10,000 fine
  • Second Degree Felony – Up to 15 years in prison and $10,000 fine
  • Third Degree Felony – Up to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine

At our Tampa defense firm, we are fully equipped to help our clients who have been arrested for a felony crime of any kind. If you find yourself facing criminal charges of this nature, we encourage you to get in touch with our firm as soon as possible.

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Criminal defense cases can be highly stressful and complicated. We discuss in this video what you may expect in your case as we fight for the best possible outcome.

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Our Victories

  • All Charges Dismissed Aggravated Assault with a Firearm

    We took on the case and filed a motion to seek immunity under the Stand Your Ground law. The Judge agreed that our client had no reason to retreat in that situation and allowed for him to receive protection under the Stand Your Ground law. All charges were dismissed.

  • All Charges Dropped DUI
  • All Charges Dropped DUI Charges Dropped

    We were able to file a motion to dismiss the case based on the fact that our client’s right to a speedy trial was violated. The State Attorney agreed that our motion was valid and all charges were dropped.

  • All Charges Dropped Grand Theft
  • All Charges Dropped Battery
  • Probation Terminated Violation of Probation
  • Never Arrested Leaving the Scene
  • All Charges Dropped Failure to Return Leased Property
  • All Charges Dismissed Resisting Arrest with Violence
  • All Charges Dropped Battery Domestic Violence

4 Benefits of Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney

  • Guidance

    You may know nothing about the criminal system and may be confused on what to do next. You need an attorney who can guide you through the entire process.

  • Knowledge

    You won't be able to look into all the possibilities alone. We're well-versed in criminal law and can provide you with a strong strategy to turn the odds in your favor.

  • Relationships

    We've been working in the courts for a long time and have developed positive relationships with all the people you may face, which can help improve your chances.

  • Building a Case

    Unlike a prosecutor, your criminal defense attorney can spend the time to build a strong case to help get your charges dismissed or your penalties reduced.

Real Clients Share Their Stories

  • “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.”

    - Avvo Reviewer
  • “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
  • “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!”

    - Brent
  • “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