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Ajay made me feel like I was the only case he had, and that he put all of his time making sure I was properly defended. Thanks to Ajay professionalism and attention to detail all my charges were dropped. I one hundred percent recommend Ajay Pallegar as your next defense lawyer.”

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Tampa and Sarasota Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyer

Pallegar Law, P.A. is a full service law firm that specializes in criminal defense and DUI Defense cases in Tampa, Florida and its surrounding counties including Pinellas, Manatee, and Sarasota. Our criminal defense and DUI defense attorney represents individuals charged with misdemeanor, felony and DUI offenses primarily throughout Hillsborough and Sarasota County.

We also represent individuals charged with crimes in state courts throughout Florida. We have an office located close to the Hillsborough County courthouse in Tampa and an office between the Sarasota and Manatee courthouse in Sarasota. We are available 24/7 to meet with you, a friend or a loved one to discuss representation. Call us at (813) 444.3912 anytime to be connected directly to an experienced criminal defense or DUI Defense lawyer in Tampa. Call us at (941) 893.5816 to be connected with an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Sarasota and Bradenton. Unlike other firms that handle any and all types of legal cases, our firm focuses only on defending those charged with crimes. This allows us to keep up to date on the passage of new laws and changes to existing laws as well as access to various criminal law databases.

Criminal Defense Attorney and DUI Specializing Attorney

As Tampa criminal defense lawyers we know that being charged with a crime or being the subject or a witness to a criminal investigation can be a nerve-racking. Unlike in a civil case where money is usually the remedy for resolution, a criminal case involves stressful interrogations by law enforcement and a potential prison sentence.

Some things that may cross your mind during this process are how will this affect my future? My family? And my job? Will I be fired from my job? What will loved ones or family members think when they find out? Who do I have to inform of the DUI or criminal charge? These are all common questions that concern most individuals charged with a crime.

As experienced criminal defense attorneys, we offer free-initial consultations to answer these questions and discuss many more. This can occur over the phone or in person. During this first meeting, we will answer all of the questions above and any other questions you may have. We will lay out a strategy to challenge or resolve your case depending on what is in your best interests and discuss all of the options available to obtain the best result possible in your case. As Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyers we feel that communication is the key to a successful attorney/client relationship. The biggest complaint we hear from our clients is the failure of other lawyers to explain using a common sense approach the progress of their case.

One of our primary objectives is to make you feel as calm and stress free as possible given the serious nature of a criminal charge. We want you to focus on your family, work, and hobbies and forget about the pending criminal case. We have often found that this can be accomplished through successfully communicating with you and explaining the process. We will keep you informed of your case every step of the way. Once Pallegar Law, P.A. is hired to represent you, you will have access to your Tampa Criminal Attorney at all times via his personal cell phone. Day or night, we pride ourselves on making sure our clients are kept up to date through every stage of their case and they understand how the criminal justice system works and the steps criminal cases go through from the initial arrest through pre-file investigation and all the way to the conclusion. In fact, many of our clients never see the doors of the courtroom.

As your premier Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney and former prosecutor, Ajay Pallegar focuses on obtaining the best resolution possible in each and every case. In many instances this means a dismissal of all charges or resolving your case so we avoid a criminal conviction. If this is done, many client’s qualify for sealing or expunging their record removing all evidence from public databases.

Furthermore, we have access to investigators and work with counselors to provide treatment option if drug or alcohol dependency is an issue.

We Fight Your Case Before Charges Are Filed

After an individual is arrested for committing a crime, the police officer forwards the investigation on to the State Attorneys Office for further review to determine whether the case can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt and formal charges should be filed. This is known as the pre-file investigation. Just like it sounds, a pre-file investigation is an investigation before the filing of actual criminal charges. After speaking to witnesses and reviewing the police report, if the Assistant State Attorney determines that the case can be proven he or she will recommend the filing of charges. The charging process in Florida in most criminal cases is usually done by the filing information (in most cases) or indictment.

If retained early on, our Sarasota criminal defense lawyer will do everything within his control to make sure that after the arrest charges do not get filed. Once we are retained, we conduct our own pre-file investigation. We speak to witnesses, dissect the reports and then provide the prosecutor with a mitigation memo outlining the weaknesses and legal issues within the case. In many cases if this is done early on and done right the case is not filed on, charges are dropped and you will never see the inside of the courtroom.

Contact an experienced Tampa and Sarasota criminal defense and DUI defense attorney today. Call us for a free consultation anytime at (813) 444.3912.

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