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Lawyers for Traffic Crimes in Tampa, FL

The attorneys at the Sammis Law Firm focus on criminal traffic charges in the greater Tampa Bay area. Call an attorney at the Sammis Law Firm to discuss the particular facts of your case. We represent clients charged with a misdemeanor or felony driving offenses. 

While fighting the criminal accusation, we also develop a plan to protect your driving privileges. We understand the mistakes law enforcement officers make in these types of cases, particularly when they perform a search or seizure of evidence from a vehicle.

We created this website to provide you with a wealth of general information about some very specific criminal offenses including the maximum and minimum statutory penalties, collateral consequences to your driving record, and possible defenses.

Call us to discuss the benefits of filing and litigating motions to suppress evidence and motions to dismiss the criminal charges. By focusing on these types of criminal charges, we can stay current on recent changes in the law and innovative defenses.

Call (813) 250-0500 to discuss the case today.


Different Types of Traffic Crimes in Florida

Florida law provides for numerous different types of criminal charges that are driving related both felony and misdemeanor offenses. Serious driving offenses prosecuted in Hillsborough County, FL, include: 

One common type of traffic crime is driving under the influence (often called DUI or DWI in other jurisdictions). Florida law allows for many different ways that Driving Under the Influence (DUI) can be charged include:

The most serious types of felony traffic crimes under Florida law include:

  • DUI with Serious Bodily Injury - F.S. Section 316.193(3)(a)(b)(c)(2);
  • DUI Manslaughter - F.S. Section 316.193(3)(a)(b)(c)(3); 
  • Vehicular Manslaughter - F.S. Section 782.71(1);
  • Vessel Homicide - F.S. Section 782.072;
  • Reckless Driving with Serious Bodily Injury - F.S. Section 31.192(1)(3)(a)(b)(c)2;
  • Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Death - F.S. 316.027:
  • BUI Serious Bodily Injury - F.S. Section 327.35(3)(a)(b)(c)2;
  • BUI Manslaughter - F.S. Section 327.35(3)(a)(b)(c)3.

Choosing an Attorney for Driving or Traffic Crimes in Tampa, FL

After an arrest in the Tampa Bay Area for any misdemeanor or felony driving offense, call us to learn more about the particular crime you are charged with and the defenses that might apply. Call our office at 813-250-0500 to discuss your particular case with a criminal defense attorney that helps clients charged with serious driving offenses.

At the Sammis Law Firm we represent men and women charged with misdemeanor and felony driving crimes in any of the following counties: Hillsborough County, Polk County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, Hernando County, including the cities of Tampa, Plant City, Bartow, New Port Richey, Dade City, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, or Brooksville, Florida.

Our attorneys also fight traffic tickets in Tampa, FL, and the surrounding areas of Hillsborough County, including speeding tickets and citations for careless driving.


This article was last updated by on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

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