Criminal Defense

Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer

Being arrested and charged with a crime can be a life-changing event. The legal process can be confusing and intimidating. The consequences of a conviction can be severe, including fines, jail time, and a criminal record that can impact employment, housing, professional licenses, and other areas of life. If you are a non-citizen, a criminal conviction can put your immigration status at risk or lead to deportation. 

The outcome of your criminal case can hinge on the quality of your legal representation. Enlisting the services of a proven and tenacious defense lawyer is essential. 

At Little Law, P.A., we understand the challenges and complexities of the criminal justice system, and we are committed to providing our clients with skilled and aggressive representation. If you have been arrested, we will review and explore all existing defenses and consider the best option before accepting a plea or proceeding to trial. 

Arrested or charged with an offense? Contact our Tampa criminal defense attorney at (813) 640-4931 for a consultation to learn more about your case and options. 

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Our Criminal Defense Services in Tampa, FL

Our attorney brings over a decade of experience to your criminal investigation, arrest, or charges in all cases.

Our defense services include cases involving the following:

  • Drug crimes: This includes charges related to possession, distribution, and trafficking of controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and unauthorized prescription drugs.
  • Theft crimes: These are crimes that involve taking property without permission, such as robbery, burglary, and shoplifting.
  • Probation violations: If you are accused of violating the terms of your probation, you may face additional criminal charges and penalties. We can help you fight these allegations.
  • Traffic violations: These can include charges such as DUI, reckless driving, and driving with a suspended or revoked license.
  • Other misdemeanors: These can range from disorderly conduct to vandalism, minor battery, resisting arrest, indecent exposure, harassment, and more, generally punishable by less than a year of incarceration, fines, and probation.
  • Other felonies: Punishable by more than a year of jail or prison time, hefty fines, and probation, these can range from grand theft to sexual battery, fraud, embezzlement, and other white collar crimes, arson, aggravated assault, weapons charges, and more. 

The severity of the charges you will face will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. 

Understanding Local Legal Challenges in Tampa, FL

Living in Tampa, FL, comes with its unique set of legal challenges. As a bustling city with a diverse population, Tampa sees a variety of criminal cases that require a deep understanding of local laws and regulations. Our firm is well-versed in navigating the complexities of the Hillsborough County court system and is familiar with the procedures and expectations of local government entities such as the Tampa Police Department and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

One of the common issues faced by Tampa residents is the high incidence of traffic violations, particularly DUIs. With popular areas like Ybor City and the Channelside District being hotspots for nightlife, it's not uncommon for individuals to find themselves facing DUI charges. Our attorneys are adept at handling these cases and can work hard to protect your rights.

Another significant concern in Tampa is drug-related offenses. The city has seen a rise in cases involving controlled substances, and local law enforcement agencies are cracking down on these crimes. If you find yourself accused of a drug crime, it's essential to have a legal team that understands the local landscape and can provide a robust defense.

Theft crimes, including burglary and shoplifting, are also prevalent in Tampa. With numerous shopping centers and residential areas, these incidents can lead to severe penalties. Our firm is committed to defending your rights and making sure that you receive a fair trial.

By choosing our firm, you are selecting a team that not only understands the legal intricacies but also the unique aspects of living and working in Tampa, FL. We can help you through every step of the legal process, providing the support and defense you need to move forward with your life.

Commonly Asked Questions

What should I do if I'm accused of a probation violation in Tampa?

If you're accused of a probation violation in Tampa, it's crucial to seek legal representation immediately. Our attorneys can help you understand the allegations and develop a defense to fight the charges. We aim to minimize the consequences of a probation violation, which may include additional criminal charges and penalties, by advocating for your interests and presenting your case effectively.

Can your firm handle traffic violation cases, such as DUI, in Tampa?

Yes, our firm is equipped to handle traffic violation cases in Tampa, including DUI, reckless driving, and cases involving a suspended or revoked license. We provide a thorough defense by challenging the evidence, questioning the legality of traffic stops, and negotiating with prosecutors. Our objective is to protect your driving privileges and avoid the severe repercussions that can come with traffic violations.

Why You Need a Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer

Having a criminal defense lawyer is essential for anyone facing criminal charges. Our attorney can help protect your constitutional rights and ensure you are treated fairly throughout the legal process. We can also gather evidence, negotiate with prosecutors, and develop a strong defense strategy to minimize the charges and consequential negative effects on your life and future. 

Attorney Jamila Little at Little Law, P.A. has the experience, determination, and skills you need when facing such a critical situation. Our firm provides personalized attention and support you rarely find at large corporate firms. Attorney Little can be by your side from start to finish working tenaciously to help you achieve the best possible outcome at this challenging time. 

Call us at (813) 640-4931 or contact us via email to book a consultation with our Tampa criminal defense attorney today. 

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