Every year, more than five hundred thousand (500,000) criminal charges are filed in the courts across Florida. Many people accused of a crime have no prior record and never imagined being accused of a crime.
Although law enforcement officers and prosecutors have tremendous resources, some people who commit crimes are never caught. Some accused may be found “not guilty” due to technicalities or other issues. Conversely, innocent people may be wrongfully convicted of a crime they did not commit.
Since the criminal justice system is so complex and unpredictable, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights by taking advantage of established procedures and safeguards. Those procedures and safeguards include the presumption of innocence, the right to a jury trial, and the prosecutor’s burden of proving the accusation beyond all reasonable doubt.
At Sammis Law Firm, our attorneys can guide you through the process as we build the strongest possible defense. By focusing exclusively on criminal defense in the greater Tampa Bay area, we can spot issues and raise defenses others might miss.
Visit our main office in downtown Tampa, FL, just a few blocks from the courthouse. We also have offices in New Port Richey in Pasco County and Clearwater in Pinellas County, FL.
We provide a free consultation to discuss the case over the phone, using Zoom, or during a face-to-face consultation in our office. Same-day consultations are available upon request. During the consultation, we can discuss the facts of the case, the best defenses, and how to protect your legal rights.