Criminal Justice in Pinellas County, FL
Pinellas County Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have been arrested for a misdemeanor or felony in Pinellas County, Florida, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the Sammis Law Firm, P.A., to discuss ways to fight the criminal accusation. Call 813-250-0500 to discuss your case with a criminal defense lawyer for a case in St. Petersburg or Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida.
We created our website to provide general information about very specific criminal charges in Pinellas County, FL. At the Sammis Law Firm, we represent men and women charged with felony and misdemeanor offenses in Pinellas County, FL, including:
- Drunk driving or driving under the influence (DUI), including DUI refusal cases in Pinellas County, DUI cases with BAC readings after a breath test, DUI with property damage, and felony DUI cases, such as DUI with serious bodily injury or Felony DUI Fourth or Subsequent Offense;
- Reckless driving;
- Driving while license suspended, revoked, cancelled or expired also known as suspended license or revoked license crimes;
- Habitual traffic offender (HTO) revocations and driving while license revoked as a habitual traffic offender;
- Domestic violence battery;
- Domestic violence including interference with a 911 case, stalking or violation of a domestic violence restraining order or protective order in St. Petersburg or Clearwater, Pinellas County;
- Child Abuse or Aggravated Child Abuse cases in Pinellas County, FL;
- Violation of Probation cases in felony and misdemeanor cases;
- Early Termination of Probation, Community Control or House Arrest;
- Seal or Expunge a Criminal Record including information about the arrest, arrest photos, police reports, and information in the clerk's file at the courthouse and on-line websites for Clearwater, Pinellas County, FL;
- Drug Crimes from simple possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell, sell and delivery to more drug trafficking cases;
- Drug Court in Pinellas County; and
- Theft offenses including shoplifting, petit theft, grand theft, embezzlement, employee theft, scheme to defraud and fraud
- Extradition to Pinellas County on a Fugitive Warrant;
- Resolving an outstanding warrant including a bench warrant, an arrest warrant, or a capias for your arrest after a failure to appear or failure to comply with a court order in Clearwater, FL.
Cases are handled differently in at Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center, particularly for violation of probation cases and emergency bond hearings. Contact a Pinellas County criminal defense attorney to discuss what you might need to do right now to protect your rights and increase your chances of finding the best resolution to your case. Call 813-250-0500 to discuss possible defenses that may allow you to avoid a conviction or criminal sentence.
Fighting a Felony or Misdemeanor Criminal Case in Pinellas County, FL
We represent clients charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses in Pinellas County, Florida, for every stage of their criminal case, including first appearance court within 24 hours of their arrest, emergency bond hearings, arraignment, pre-trial conferences. Having a criminal attorney that is experienced in representing men and women charged with crimes in Pinellas County, Florida, can make all of the difference in your case. If you need a Criminal Defense Attorney for Clearwater, FL, call 813-250-0500 to speak with an attorney about your case today.
Extradition on a Fugitive Warrant to Pinellas County, FL
Contact us if you need more information about Extradition to Florida on a Fugitive Warrant for a felony criminal case case pending in Pinellas County, FL. Extradition is a time consuming the expensive process that can be avoiding in certain cases. While an individual is awaiting extradition to Pinellas County, an attorney may be able negotiate a reasonable bond with the State Attorney's Office or the judge that will ultimately hear the case.
After the individuals release from another state, the person accused of the felony can then return voluntarily to the courthouse in Pinellas County to answer the charges. Even in those cases in which extradition cannot be avoided, an attorney in Pinellas County can begin working on the case even before the individual is brought back to Florida.
Fighting a DUI Case in Pinellas County, FL
After an arrest for DUI in Pinellas County, FL, you will typically have two charges pending against you.
- First, you must answer the criminal charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the Pinellas County Justice Center Courthouse in Clearwater, FL, or the traffic court in North County in St. Petersburg, FL, or the traffic court in South County in Clearwater, FL. Contact a DUI Lawyer for Clearwater, FL for more information about fighting the drunk driving accusation.
- Second, you have a civil case pending against you related to the administrative suspension of your driver's license (regardless of the outcome of your criminal case). You only have 10 days to request a formal review hearing to fight the administrative suspension of your Florida driver's license.
If you have been arrested for DUI in Pinellas Couny, FL, contact a DUI attorney to discuss your case or visit our Clearwater or St. Petersburg DUI Law information center for more information - Pinellas County DUI Lawyer.
We represent clients charged with the following types of DUI offense:
- Refusal to submit to a chemical test;
- Breath test on the Intoxilyzer 8000;
- Blood test; or
- Urine Test.
Read more about the punishments and penalties that result after a DUI conviction in Pinellas County depending on the way in which the crime is charged, including:
- First, Second, Third, or Fourth DUI conviciton;
- DUI with property damage after an vehicle crash;
- DUI with non-serious personal injury; and
- Felony DUI with serious personal injury.
Read Details about a Felony, Misdemeanor or Traffic Case in Pinellas County, FL
✓Pinellas County Criminal Cases and Traffic Infractions - Search here to research your case on the Clerk of Court for Pinellas County Website to find information about your next court date, the Pinellas County judge assigned to your case, motions and other legal pleadings filed in your case, or the disposition of an old case.
Clerk's Office for Criminal Cases in Pinellas CountyCriminal Justice Center
14250 49th Street North
Clearwater, FL 33762
Call 727-464-7000 and press #3 for criminal case questions, including traffic, misdemeanor, felony, and ordinance violations.
✓Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Jail Inquiry - Research your case here to find out information available immediately after an arrest including the bond and booking number for any person arrested in Pinellas County, FL. Major Alexis Davis commands the Detention and Corrections Bureau of the Sheriff's Office for Pinellas County through six major divisions, including Inmate Heathcare, Central, South, North, Corrections Special Operations, and Support. The inmate population in Pinellas County typically exceeds 3,000 inmates at any given time.
Criminal Law Links for Pinellas County, FL
✓Pinellas County Domestic Violence Task Force - Organization to assist the alleged victims of domestic battery and other domestic violence crimes in St. Petersburg or Clearwater, Pinellas County, FL.
✓Pinellas County Government Website - Includes links to the State Attorney's Office in Pinellas County, and the Public Defender's Office in Pinellas County, FL.
✓Pinellas County Sheriff's Office - Informative site for the Sheriff's Office in Pinellas County, FL, which includes crime statistics and information about crime prevention. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office consists of over 3,000 members in five major service divisions, including Inspection Bureau, Patrol Operations, Support Services, Investigative Operations, and Detention and Corrections.
14400 49th Street NorthClearwater, FL 33762-2877(727) 464-6415
✓St. Petersburg Police Department - Chief Charles "Chuck" Harmon heads the police department for the city of St. Petersburg, FL, comprised of 540 sworn officers and 234 civilian support staff.
1300 1 Avenue NorthSt. Petersburg, FL 33705(727) 893-7533
✓St. Pete Beach Police Department - Learn more about the Police Department for St. Pete Beach. The City of St. Pete Beach is located just off the Pinellas County mainland. The population of this barrier island is just over 10,000 residents.
200 76th Av.
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706(727) 367-2735
✓Clearwater Police Department - Click here for more information about the police department for Clearwater, FL, including the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) responsible for analysis of crime statistics, assistance to crime victims, and the investigation of crimes occurring within the city limits of Clearwater.
645 Pierce St.
Clearwater, FL 33756(727) 562-4455
✓Pinellas Park Police Department - Find information for the Pinellas Park Police Department.
7700 59th St.Pinellas Park, Florida 33781
✓Largo Police Department - The website for the Police Department of Largo, FL, includes information about the more than 90 uniformed officers assigned to the Patrol Division responsible for the uniformed patrol functions of the department including 24-hour response to the initial investigation of crimes and incidents, traffic enforcement and control, and accident investigation.
201 Highland Avenue
PO Box 296
Largo, FL 33779-0296(727) 586-7434
✓Tarpon Springs Police Department - The City of Tarpon Springs Police Department provides crime prevention services, law enforcement, and code enforcement. The current Acting Chief of Police is Captain Robert Kochen.
444 S. Huey Ave
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689(727) 937-6151
✓Gulfport Police Department - Information on the Police Department for the police department of Gulfport, FL, including the patrol division comprised of four sergeants and nineteen uniformed patrol officers.
2401 53rd Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707(727) 893-1030
✓Kenneth City Police Department - James P. Ernst, Chief of Police heads the police department for Kenneth City, FL.
4600 58th Street NorthKenneth City, FL 33709(727) 544-2564
✓Treasure Island Police Department - Tim Casey, Police Chief, heads the 20 sworn uniformed officers plus communications and support sections for Treasure Island, FL, a small city of about 7,500 full time residents.
180 108th AvenueTreasure Island, FL 33706(727) 367-1981
Map to Pinellas County Courthouses