Criminal Defense in Clearwater, FL

Our website provides information on various criminal offenses in Florida, including the special procedures and considerations that may apply to your case.

Click here to assess information about a pending criminal case on the clerk of court website (Research Court Cases – No registration required).

For information about anyone being detained in the local jail, visit the Pinellas County Sheriff’s website for more information about who is in jail.

In Pinellas County, all felony and most misdemeanor cases are prosecuted at the Criminal Justice Center (CJC) courthouse. Some misdemeanor cases are prosecuted at the North County Traffic Court.

Read more about the judges in the Sixth Judicial Circuit for Pinellas County, 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;
  • 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 Pinellas County, FL.

Criminal Defense Attorney for Clearwater, FL

If you were arrested for any misdemeanor or felony crime in Clearwater, Florida, contact an experienced criminal justice attorney at the Sammis Law Firm.

We are experienced in providing representation at every stage of the criminal case, including the first appearance within 24 hours after the arrest, an emergency bond hearing, arraignment, pre-trial disposition hearing, pre-trial conference, jury trial, or final disposition.

Having an attorney early in the case often leads to the best result. Your attorney should know the more effective procedures and practices for criminal cases at the Pinellas County Justice Center (CJC) courthouse in Clearwater, Florida.

We focus exclusively on criminal defense at the Sammis Law Firm, P.A. That focus lets our attorneys stay ahead of recent changes in Florida criminal laws.

Contact us to find out what you can do today to protect your rights. Learn more about avoiding a criminal conviction or prosecution in Clearwater, FL.

Visit our office at 14010 Roosevelt Blvd Suite 701, Clearwater, FL 33762-3820. 

Call 727-210-7004.

The First 21 Days after a Felony Arrest

If you have been arrested for any felony criminal offenses, remember 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 file any charges or only to file reduced charges.

It is usually more effective to try and prevent the felony charges from being filed in the first place than 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.

DUI Charges in Clearwater, FL

If you have been arrested for drunk driving or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, call us 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 ten (10) days after an arrest.

We also help our clients fight criminal charges at the North or South County Traffic Court or the Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center in Clearwater, FL.

Read more about DUI Defense in Clearwater, FL.

Additional Resources

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
Fax: 727-562-4221

This article was last updated on Wednesday, April 19, 2023.