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Ajay Pallegar

Managing Attorney
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Phone: 813-444-3912
Fax: 813-699-8348

1211 N Westshore Blvd #102
Tampa, Florida 33607

Former State Prosecutor With Over 50 Criminal Jury Trials, 50 Bench Trials and Extensive DUI Training and Experience

Justia badgeMr. Pallegar is a graduate from the University of South Florida and Stetson University College of Law. He is a Former Pinellas County Assistant State Attorney and has over tried over 100 criminal trials to verdict. As a prosecutor in Pinellas County, Mr. Pallegar completed many seminars related to DUI and domestic violence prosecution. These seminars included techniques used by law enforcement to detect alcohol impairment, drug impairment and a combination of both. The combination of being under the influence of both drugs and alcohol is known as the synergistic effect and is commonly used by prosecutors to prove DUI cases if there is evidence of both. Drug impairment is proven through requesting or requiring the defendant, if there has been a crash with injury, to provide a blood sample or requesting a urine sample. Keep in mind that drugs maybe found in blood or urine several hours or days after ingested. It is therefore important to hire a Tampa DUI Attorney that can demonstrate the weaknesses in any DUI case.

His DUI training and experience is extensive. It includes completion of the Florida Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor Program (TSRP) Drugged Driving Seminar. After attending this seminar, Mr. Pallegar learned of the methods used by law enforcement officers to detect drivers operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs. In addition to completing DUI Trial Advocacy School he has attended and completed an Advanced DUI Seminar held by the Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor Program. Furthermore, Mr. Pallegar has tried countless DUI cases involving drugs, alcohol and a combination of both.

Mr. Pallegar is a member of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

When he is not in the courtroom, Mr. Pallegar volunteers a large amount of time to various charitable organizations. In the past he has been appointed to be the legal liaison director for St. Judes Veterans Resource Center. The primary purpose of this organization is to eradicate homelessness in the veteran community. He is also an active tutor in the Lawyers for Literacy Program and sits on various committees in the St. Petersburg area.

Whether facing charges for a misdemeanor or felony crime in Florida, we will give your case the individual attention and dedication it deserves.

Many years of daily courtroom experience have taught TAMPA CRIMINAL ATTORNEY, MR. PALLEGAR valuable skills.

His clients benefit from direct knowledge and insight into understanding how a former prosecutor will view their case.

Hiring the right lawyer is the most important decision a client can make in solving their legal problem.

Experience Makes A Difference

Our clients choose the Pallegar Law Firm, P.A. because experience makes a difference.

With aggressive trial tactics and strategies, state-of-the-art tools and techniques we make every effort to ensure the most effective action on your behalf. You will see our commitment and quality legal representation from your first consultation through the final resolution of your case.

We thank you for visiting the website of Florida Criminal Defense Attorney, Florida Personal Injury Attorney and TAMPA DUI ATTORNEY.

Give us a call today for a FREE CASE EVALUATION 813-444-3912.

Experienced Tampa DUI Lawyer, Tampa Criminal Lawyer and Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer

Individuals throughout the Tampa Bay area hire us to be their lawyer because of our ability to analyze and understand the strengths and weaknesses of your case. We focus our practice on Criminal Defense, DUI Defense, Drug Charges and certain Personal Injury areas, which include the following:

Criminal Law
  • Crimes of Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Offenses & Drug Trafficking
  • DUI & BUI
  • Federal Offenses
  • Firearms and Weapons Offenses
  • Internet and Sex Crimes
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Sealing and Expunging Your Record
  • Theft Crimes
  • Traffic Offenses and Violations
  • Violations of Probation
  • White Collar Crime
  • Strategies and Solutions
Personal Injury
  • Auto Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip and Fall
  • Dog Bites
  • Defective Property Conditions
  • Wrongful Death

If your future is at stake, you want to retain the best possible representation, have our Bay Area Criminal Attorney or Bay Area Personal Injury Attorney to represent your interests and protect your rights. You need an attorney who has the experience to provide you with excellent representation and the dedication to achieve the best possible results.

Fight Your Case Before it Goes to Court

Our TAMPA CRIMINAL ATTORNEY knows the importance of fighting a criminal complaint before charges are filed and the case goes to court.

Just because you are arrested or charged by a law enforcement agency does not necessarily mean that formal charges have been filed by the prosecuting agency.

Goals of a Pre-File Investigation:
  • Prevent filing.
  • Reduce Charges; ie, felony to a misdemeanor.
  • Divert allegations into an informal resolution.
  • Ease clients' concerns about the case.
  • Keep clients apprised of legal rights.
  • Assist with surrender and avoid arrest
Ways to prevent charges from being filed:
  • Bolster clients credibility
  • Private polygraph if the results are favorable, then they will be shared.
  • Reference letters from community leaders, religious leaders, teachers, friends, etc.
  • Attack complaint credibility of the victim
  • Use other witnesses to question the reputation and truth of the victim.
  • Unsubstantiated allegations against others made by the victim.

To discuss your matter with an experienced CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER, contact the Pallegar Law Firm for a free no risk consultation. Weekend appointments are also available by appointment.

Please call TAMPA CRIMINAL ATTORNEY now for a free no obligation consultation.


J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 2007

Probono Service Award (William F. Blews) – 2007
Student Bar Representative – 2005 to 2007
Public Defender Clinic Intern – 2007

B.A. in Political Science, University of South Florida, 2004
Cum Laude

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice All Florida State Courts, 2007
6th Circuit, 2007
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Florida Bar
Member Since: 2007

Client Reviews
Pallegar Law, always put my family first, their team always explained things in full detail, and got the very best results possible. They genuinely care. Our family will forever be grateful. Thank you. Dennis
He took me on and from the word go communicated everything in a timely and professional fashion about how everything is going to be played it; and then delivered word for word. The best part about them apart from their professionalism and efficiency would have to be their honesty which lets you entrust them, which in today's day and age is a rare virtue. Hemant
Excellent communication skills between the staff and client. I always felt I was in the know as to what to expect next. Ajay was up front on possible outcomes of the case and did not promise unrealistic results. Hope to not need them again, but definitely would recommend them. Steve
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. Eric