Criminal Defense Attorney for Clearwater, FL
If you were arrested for any misdemeanor or felony crime in Clearwater, Florida, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the Sammis Law Firm. We are experienced in providing representation at every stage of the criminal case from the first appearance within 24 hours after the arrest, an emergency bond hearing, arraignment, pre-trial disposition hearings, pre-trial conferences, through a jury trial.
The key to obtaining the best result is often having representation early in your case. It is also important to retain a lawyer that is familiar with the particular procedures and practices that are most effective for criminal cases in the courtrooms at the Pinellas County Justice Center in Clearwater, Florida. We also represent clients at the North County Traffic Court in Clearwater.
At the Sammis Law Firm, P.A., we focus on exclusively on criminal defense. That focus allows our attorneys to stay ahead of recent changes in Florida criminal laws and defenses. Call (813) 250-0500 to fight out what you need to do today to protect all of your rights and have the best chance of avoiding a criminal conviction or prosecution in Clearwater, FL.
The First 21 Days after a Felony Arrest
If you have been arrested for any felony criminal offenses, keep in mind that the State Attorney’s Office in Clearwater often takes 21 days to make a filing decision. Having an attorney early in the case gives you the best chance of convincing the prosecutor not to formally file felony charges, or to only file reduced charges.
It is usually more effective to try and prevent the felony charges from being filed in the first place then it is to fight the charges after they have already been filed. Don’t lose one of the most important battles in your case by not having representation during the first 21 days after your arrest for any felony criminal charge.
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Our website provides information any various criminal offenses in Florida, including the special procedures and considerations that may apply to your criminal case in Clearwater, FL.
At the Sammis Law Firm, P.A., we represent clients charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes in Clearwater, Florida, including the following offenses:
- DUI, including DUI refusal cases, DUI cases with high BAC readings, and felony DUI cases;
- Driving on a Suspended or Revoked Driver’s License;
- Reckless driving;
- Habitual traffic offender (HTO);
- Violation of probation (VOP);
- Early Termination of Probation;
- Theft offenses including grand theft, dealing in stolen property, employee theft, fraud, credit card fraud or shoplifting (petit theft):
- Domestic violence, including domestic assault, domestic battery (touch or strike), stalking, aggravated battery, violation of protective order or violation of a restraining order;
- Domestic battery;
- Seal and expunge a criminal record; and
- Extradition to or from Clearwater, FL.
DUI Charges in Clearwater, FL
If you have been arrested for drunk driving or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, then give us a call to discuss the case. We help our clients fight the administrative suspension of their driver’s license by demanding a formal review hearing within the first 10 days after an arrest. We also help our clients fight the criminal charges at the North or South County Traffic Court, or at the Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center in Clearwater, FL.
Clearwater Police Department – Website for the police department in Clearwater, FL, with information on crime statistics, recent press releases, and information about community enforcement projects.
645 Pierce St.
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: (727) 562-4455
This article was last updated on Friday, May 11, 2018.