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With the state of Florida taking a tougher stance on crime, Pinellas County law enforcement officers have doubled their efforts to track down offenders. So, if you are somehow involved in an illegal activity, you will more than likely get arrested if caught by police. The prosecution will work tirelessly to win a conviction against you and punish you to the fullest extent of the law. If you find yourself facing a criminal charge, take the matter seriously and contact a Pinellas County criminal lawyer at the law firm of Katz & Phillips, P.A., to defend you against aggressive prosecution.

Whether you committed a crime or were falsely accused of committing a criminal offense, our experienced attorneys will ensure that your Constitutional rights are not violated by police or the prosecution. Our team’s skillful attorneys provide a solid and assertive defense on behalf of all clients.

How Pinellas County Criminal Defense Attorneys Help You

If this is your first time in the criminal justice system, your situation may look bleak to you, but there are legal options available. Your Pinellas County criminal defense attorney will recommend options that will be in your best interest in resolving the criminal case against you and possibly avoiding a conviction. It does not matter what you are charged with because your lawyer has experience in handling a variety of criminal cases, including, but not limited to:

  • Domestic violence
  • Drug offenses (possession, trafficking, selling, transporting, manufacturing, distribution)
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Human trafficking
  • Internet crimes
  • Sex crimes, including child molestation, rape, prostitution
  • Violent crimes, including assault, kidnapping and murder
  • Weapons and firearms violations
  • White collar offenses, including identity theft and credit card fraud

The legal team at Katz & Phillips, P.A. also stays on top of the latest changes in Florida law that will impact the people we defend. For instance, 150 new civil and criminal laws went into effect July 1, 2013, and among them was a change in the license suspensions for drivers facing DUI charges. Currently, the driver’s licenses of individuals who are arrested for DUI are immediately suspended. This suspension takes away a person’s ability to drive to work, school, medical appointments or to other activities. The new law allows drivers charged with DUI for the first time to receive a hardship permit for business or work purposes only. We will inform our clients about their chances of obtaining restrictive driving privileges as we handle their DUI offense, as a separate matter, in court. If you have more than one DUI offense, your Katz & Phillips, P.A. attorney will work with you to minimize, as much as possible, the impact your latest DUI charge will have on previous convictions.

Fight Against Charges With a Pinellas County Criminal Defense Law Firm

We know how the prosecution develops strategies against our clients because members of our legal team have previously worked as prosecuting attorneys. This experience helps in preparing to defend our clients against any misdemeanor or felony for which they are charged. Our legal team has successfully taken cases to trial when negotiations fail with prosecutors or it is in our clients’ best interests to take the matter to a jury.

Our legal team is not intimidated by U.S. government attorneys who bring federal charges against our clients. Local law enforcement agencies, including the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, have created special task forces, as well as joined forces with state and federal law agencies to root out crime in their communities. This results in more sting operations, arrests and tougher charges leveled against those who are arrested.

Individuals in Pinellas County represented by Katz & Phillips, P.A. will have the advantage of having an accomplished criminal defense attorney develop an aggressive legal defense on their behalf. If you have a pending criminal charge and need legal representation from a seasoned and reputable litigator, contact us today for a free legal evaluation of your case.

We Serve the Following Cities:

  • Clearwater
  • Dunedin
  • Largo
  • Palm Harbor
  • Orlando Safety Harbor
  • St. Petersburg
  • Tarpon Springs