Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer
At Barbas, Nuñez, Sanders, Butler & Hovsepian, our Tampa criminal defense lawyers understand that sometimes our clients may make a mistake or simply be in the wrong place at the wrong time, but the repercussions from the legal system can be all out of proportion to the alleged offense involved. We help our clients when they or a son or daughter have been arrested for a misdemeanor or juvenile offense by providing practical legal advice and aggressive representation to get the best result possible. Our Tampa criminal defense lawyers are here to look out for your interests, whatever your needs may be.
We can help you if you have been arrested for any of the following:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Driving with a Suspended License
- Traffic Violation
- Possession of Illegal Substances
- Theft (under $250)
- Probation Violations
- All Misdemeanor Offenses
- Juvenile Offenses
Criminal Defense Lawyers in Tampa
Your first encounter with law enforcement or the criminal justice system can be a frightening experience. You might feel helpless and powerless in an unfamiliar situation, at the mercy of authority figures with guns and uniforms. The police know this and use this to their advantage in trying to get you to admit to a crime or give them the information they need to arrest or convict you. You may think that cooperating with the police and answering their questions will be to your benefit, but it rarely is. When the police question you, their only motivation is to elicit statements that they can use against you. Even things you say that seem innocent to you can be used to contradict some other statement you made earlier, which can be used to make you look guilty. Law enforcement officers are trained in interrogation tactics, and once they get a contradictory statement from you, they can pressure you into making more statements which only gives them more ammunition to push you into a confession or use against you in court.
How do you overcome this imbalance of power? Simply by refusing to answer any questions until you have spoken to a lawyer. When you have a knowledgeable and experienced Tampa criminal defense lawyer on your side, you know that you have someone protecting your rights and looking out for your best interests. We make sure you don’t say anything that might jeopardize your chances for a positive outcome while we prepare the best available defense. We take the time to explain your options and help you make the best decision for your future. Whether you choose to negotiate a plea or take your case to court, we can help you make the best out of a bad situation.
Caring and Compassionate Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you or a family member has been arrested in the Tampa area, contact Barbas, Nuñez, Sanders, Butler & Hovsepian by calling 1-800-BARBAS-LAW. With offices on Tampa, Palm Harbor and Land O’ Lakes, our experienced Tampa criminal defense lawyers are ready to serve you when you need us.