St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Attorney
Experienced Defense Against Criminal Charges
If you or a loved one has recently been charged with a crime of any kind, then you are already painfully aware of the struggle, strain and emotional distress that accompany these types of accusations. Criminal charges have the ability to affect the rest of your life, and if mishandled, can leave you saddled with the ramifications forever. For this reason, it is vitally important that you do not hesitate to secure the legal representation you require to aggressively protect your rights. By working with a tenacious St. Petersburg criminal defense lawyer, you can begin your fight to the bright future that you deserve.
At Leavengood & Nash, we are experienced in this area of the law, and have built a reputation as creative, meticulous criminal defense lawyers. We understand that the situation our clients are facing is frightening and confusing, and are thus devoted to helping them in every way that we possibly can. The criminal defense attorneys at our firm proudly serve residents with all of their legal needs. If you have been accused of anything from a
traffic violation to a
violent crime, we can help.
Criminal defense is an area of law that requires hard work and dedication as well as years of experience to understand Florida's state-specific laws and regulations. At Leavengood & Nash, it is our goal to protect those individuals who have been accused of a criminal offense. After all, it is your right as an American citizen to have a skilled defense lawyer to protect your rights. Through evaluating evidence and forensics, interviewing witnesses and gathering information, our dedicated attorneys can help to find any instances where your rights have been violated and get your case dismissed or charges lessened as a result.
In the state of Florida, it is against the law to consume a certain amount of alcohol and get behind the wheel of a vehicle. If you have been pulled over and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including prescription medication, you will need the help of a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Driving under the influence charges are very serious and very difficult to defend; however it is not impossible. DUI charges are defensible with help from an experienced lawyer. After a person is arrested for DUI, an attorney must investigate the original police stop, the testing methods used, including the field sobriety test and any blood tests, and the arrest itself. If an officer acted unlawfully or broke protocol during this time, the evidence may not be strong enough for a conviction.
How can a criminal attorney help you?
If you have been criminally charged it is in your best interests to get the involvement of an experienced criminal lawyer. At our firm, we have extensive experience handling criminal cases and have a full-bodied understanding of the law. By putting our experience on your side, we are able to help you with criminal cases that involve everything from alcohol-related charges, such as driving under the influence or boating under the influence, to other criminal offenses, such as
white collar crimes and even
theft. Some of the other criminal cases that we are able to assist with include, but are not limited to, the following:
We are able to assist with cases that relate to sex crimes, can help protect the children of our clients face charges pertaining to
juvenile crimes and are even able to assist with the complex process involving
expungements. For this reason, we highly encourage you to consult with our firm as soon as possible. We know how daunting it can be to have your entire future on the line and we are fully prepared to go the distance in the efforts to help our clients. If you have been accused of a crime and are facing possible jail time, it is essential that you get the counsel of one of our experienced Florida criminal defense attorneys to guide you through the legal process and to protect your rights and freedom.
We are proud to represent clients in St. Petersburg, Tampa, Bradenton, Spring Hill, Sarasota, Tarpon Springs, DeSoto County, New Port Richey, Clearwater, Brandon, and the surrounding areas.