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Criminal Defense Attorneys for Pinellas County, FL

If you were arrested for a misdemeanor or felony in Pinellas County, Florida, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the Sammis Law Firm, P.A. Call us to discuss ways to fight the criminal accusation. We represent clients in the courthouses throughout St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida.

We created our website to provide general information about very specific criminal charges in the Sixth Judicial Circuit. At the Sammis Law Firm, we represent men and women charged with felony and misdemeanor offenses including:

  • 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;
  • 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.

Cases are handled differently in at Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center, particularly for violation of probation cases and emergency bond hearings. Contact us 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.


Fighting a Felony or Misdemeanor Criminal Case in Pinellas County, FL

We represent clients charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses during each stage of their criminal case, including first appearance court within 24 hours of their arrest, emergency bond hearings, arraignment, pre-trial conferences.


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 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.
  • 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.

We represent clients charged with the following types of DUI offense:

  1. Refusal to submit to a chemical test;
  2. Breath test on the Intoxilyzer 8000;
  3. Blood test; or
  4. Urine Test.

Read more about the punishments and penalties that result after a DUI conviction depending on the way in which the crime is charged, including:

  1. First, Second, Third, or Fourth DUI conviction; 
  2. DUI with property damage after an vehicle crash;
  3. DUI with non-serious personal injury; and
  4. Felony DUI with serious personal injury.

Track Your 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 Website to find information about your next court date, the 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 County
Criminal 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. 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 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.

Pinellas County Government Website - Includes links to the State Attorney's Office and the Public Defender's Office for the Sixth Judicial Circuit..

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office - Informative site for the Sheriff's Office, which includes crime statistics and information about crime prevention. The PCSO 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 North
Clearwater, 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 North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
(727) 893-7533

St. Pete Beach Police Department - 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.

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
(727) 541-0793

Largo Police Department - The website for the Police Department, 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 North
Kenneth 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 Avenue
Treasure Island, FL 33706
(727) 367-1981

Finding a Criminal Defense Attorney for Pinellas County, FL

If you were arrested for a criminal offense in St. Petersburg or Clearwater, FL, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the Sammis Law Firm, P.A. Our attorneys represent clients on DUI, misdemeanor and felony offenses throughout Pinellas County.

The attorneys at the Sammis Law Firm fight for the best results at every stage of the case including the pre-file investigation, the first appearance advisory hearing, the arraignment, depositions, pre-trial negotiations through trial. Call (813) 250-0500 to discuss your case today.

Article last updated on Friday, June 26, 2015.