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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 Federal Crimes Defense Attorneys

Are You Under Investigation?

A federal crime is any criminal act that is deemed illegal by the United States Federal Government or that takes place on federal property. When a federal crime is committed, it is usually investigated by government agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Unlike local or state crimes, federal crimes tend to involve lengthy investigations by aggressive authorities who will do everything possible to obtain convictions.

Get the involvement of a federal defense attorney!

Once a person has been charged with a federal crime, they will need to work with a skilled criminal defense attorney who has successfully handled prior federal cases. Without representation from an experienced criminal defense lawyer, people risk being convicted and face severe legal consequences.

This is when it becomes all the more apparent that a skilled lawyer will make a big impact on the accused individual's future and freedom. Call (813) 321-7323 to arm yourself with the protection you need!

Involvement of the FBI

One of the most prominent factors of a federal case is that it will be investigated not by a local authority, but rather by the FBI. According to the FBI, they consider it their duty "to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats and to enforce the criminal laws of the United States." This means that they have jurisdiction over 200 categories of federal law and work tirelessly to help ensure that they are enforced.

This includes the following:

The FBI, however, is not responsible for deciding on guilt or working as a prosecutor. While they maintain close relationships with U.S. Attorneys, they are simply involved with gathering evidence and information during investigation; they may also be responsible for taking someone into custody.

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Criminal Defense Cases

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

  • “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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  • “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!”

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  • “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.”

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  • “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.”

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