Types of Crimes We Can Defend
No matter the 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've helped countless clients in a wide-variety of cases.
Avoid Severe Penalties
Every crime has the potential to put you in prison, depending on the nature and degree of the offense. These crimes will follow you through your entire life, making it harder to regain employment, housing, and the respect others once had for you. It is the prosecution's job to make this as hard on you as possible, and without our help, they will do precisely that. We can be there every step of the way to challenge the evidence against you and ensure that your rights are properly upheld.
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.
Different Types of Crimes
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 regular 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 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 more extended consequences. For example, a first 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. 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 can 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 penalties.
If you have been charged with a crime as a service member, you need an attorney who is well-versed in both criminal and martial law. At Thomas & Paulk, we know that the military must abide by a particular set of rules. You can trust us to help you comply with them and protect your rights.
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 crimes are delicate. If you find yourself under arrest or facing pre-file 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 as possible.
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 essential that no time be wasted in securing high-quality representation to ensure your future is protected.
Three Strikes Crimes
In Florida, there is a three strikes law that 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, charges are taken seriously and can result in severe penalties.
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.
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.
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.
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.