1005 N. Marion St.
Tampa, FL 33602
813.250.0500

Blog Posts & Articles

Driving for Hardship Purposes after a DUI Conviction

  If you are convicted of DUI, then the court must impose a driver’s license revocation for at least six (6) months. Most people are eligible for a restricted license (sometimes called the “hardship license”) after the DUI plea. Unfortunately, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is taking a long time to…
Read More »


Problems with Florida’s Public Database for Soliciting for Prostitution (“Registry of Johns”)

As a criminal defense attorney, I’ve been representing men charged with soliciting a prostitute for more than 20 years. We fight these cases aggressively to help our clients avoid a plea to Florida Statute Section 796.07(2)(f) because of the draconian sanctions and collateral consequences that come with that plea. Personally, I don’t think soliciting sex between…
Read More »


Florida’s New Prohibitions on Abortions after 15 Weeks

Many expect the U.S. Supreme Court will soon overturn the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. Once that occurs, many fear that police and prosecutors will come between a woman and her doctor as important reproductive decisions are made. The State Attorney in Florida’s Thirteenth Judicial Circuit has been vocal on the issue saying:…
Read More »


Opposition to Section 205 of S. 3623 on “Trauma-Informed, Victim-Centered Training”

In 2019, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and several NACDL state chapters rallied to defeat ABA Resolution 114. The resolution endorsed concepts of “affirmative consent” and “trauma-informed” investigations. NACDL’s opposition to the legislation recognized that when it comes to social and sexual engineering, “[t]he criminal law is an incorrect vehicle to impose…
Read More »



How to Object to a Subpoena for Your Medical Records and Blood Test

Did you receive a letter concerning a subpoena for your medical records from Andrew H. Warren, State Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit? If you were involved in a crash and DUI investigation, even if you were NOT arrested, the investigation might trigger such a letter regarding how to object to the issuance of the…
Read More »


HCSO’s Undercover Prostitution Sting Operation Before Superbowl 2021

According to a press release issued by the Public Affairs Office of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office on January 11, 2021, 71 people (all men) were arrested in “Operation Interception.” In addition to the written press release, Sheriff Chad Chronister also held a live press conference to take credit for taking a “proactive approach to…
Read More »


What Happens at First Appearance in Hillsborough County, FL?

After an arrest, not everyone is able to immediately bond out of jail. Even some misdemeanor charges might result in a person being held until the first appearance court hearing. For serious felony charges, such as DUI Manslaughter, a first appearance hearing is required before the court will set bond. The most common misdemeanor offense…
Read More »


Responding to a Domestic Violence Injunction

If you were recently served with a petition for an injunction for protection from domestic violence (sometimes called a restraining order), then contact the attorneys at Sammis Law Firm. For more than 10 years, our attorneys have been appearing in court in Tampa and Plant City to represent respondents facing false or exaggerated accusations of…
Read More »


Contact Form

Free Case Evaluation

Schedule a consultation

Schedule a Consultation
Schedule a Free Consultation at Our Office

Call us to schedule a time to talk with the attorneys in the office or over the phone.

Office: 813.250.0500 Fax: 813.276.1600

Contact Our Office

Contact Our Office
Our Tampa Office

Sammis Law Firm 1005 N. Marion St. Tampa, FL 33602 » Get Directions