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According To The Florida Bar, Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyers Are Specialists.

Compare Tampa criminal defense attorneys in the chart below:

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W. F. Casey Ebsary, Jr.Board Certified Criminal
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This information is current as of December 12, 2015. Please check here to see if any of the Criminal Defense Lawyers in this list have since become Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyers.

Criminal Trial Lawyer Certification by the Numbers

 

  • 5 years of the Actual Practice of Law
  • 25 Criminal Trials
  • 4 Lawyers Peer review
  • 2 Judges Peer review
  • 45 Hours Additional Training
  • 50 Question Examination followed by
  • 5 Essay Questions on Exam
  • 12 Members Criminal Law Certification Committee review Applicants
  • 1 Criminal Trial Court Memorandum
  • 30 Percent of Legal Practice Involves Criminal Trials

Topics are covered on the Criminal Law Examination Include:

 

  • Rules of criminal procedure;
  • Rules of evidence;
  • Grand jury, immunity, and investigations;
  • Pretrial motion practice and discovery;
  • Statutes which define crimes;
  • Sentencing ;
  • Statutes of limitations;
  • Probation violations;
  • Trial situations;
  • Postconviction,
  • Federal habeas,
  • Appellate practice;
  • Ethics;
  • Search and seizure;
  • Fifth Amendment issues;
  • Sixth Amendment issues;
  • Jury selection;
  • Examination and confrontation of witnesses;
  • Attorney-Client privilege.

“While all lawyers are allowed to advertise, only certified attorneys are allowed to identify themselves as “Florida Bar Board Certified” or as a “specialist.” Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida.”

Compare Tampa Criminal Defense Attorneys Sources:

 

http://www.floridabar.org/DIVCOM/PI/CertSect.nsf/CertificationPamphlets/Criminal+Trial
Rule Reg Fla Bar 6-8.3 (Criminal Trial Law: Minimum Standards)
Notes:
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Sources:  J. E. Villafranco, “IP Litigator”, Woltens Kluwer Law & Business, Aspen Publishers, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2010;

FRAU3000 FRAUDULENT USE OF CREDIT CARD OVER $100

817.61, Credit Card Fraud Over $1000, Defense Attorney Tampa, FRAU3000, FRAUDULENT USE OF CREDIT CARD OVER $100,
Credit Card Fraud Over $100

Fraudulent Use of a Credit card with victim loss exceeding $100.00 is the forty-third (43rd) most frequent charge for those arrested in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida. There are over 1600 ways to get into the county jail. This is number 43.

If you have been charged with FRAU3000 FRAUDULENT USE OF CREDIT CARD OVER $100 you can call a Defense Attorney Tampa at 813-222-2220 and tell me your story.

Form Code: FRAU3000


Florida Statute: 817.61
Level: Fel (Felony)
Degree: 3rd

Description: FRAUDULENT USE OF CREDIT CARD OVER $100

FRAU3000 FRAUDULENT USE OF CREDIT CARD OVER $100 is often charged in Hillsborough County, Florida.

Title XLVI CRIMES
Chapter 817 FRAUDULENT PRACTICES

817.61 Fraudulent use of credit cards.

A person who, with intent to defraud the issuer or a person or organization providing money, goods, services, or anything else of value or any other person, uses, for the purpose of obtaining money, goods, services, or anything else of value, a credit card obtained or retained in violation of this part or a credit card which he or she knows is forged, or who obtains money, goods, services, or anything else of value by representing, without the consent of the cardholder, that he or she is the holder of a specified card or by representing that he or she is the holder of a card and such card has not in fact been issued violates this section. A person who, in any 6-month period, uses a credit card in violation of this section two or fewer times, or obtains money, goods, services, or anything else in violation of this section the value of which is less than $100, is subject to the penalties set forth in s. 817.67
(1). A person who, in any 6-month period, uses a credit card in violation of this section more than two times, or obtains money, goods, services, or anything else in violation of this section the value of which is $100 or more, is subject to the penalties set forth in s. 817.67(2).

THEF1010 PETIT THEFT 1st

“one of the most commonly charged offenses”

Petit Theft

If you have been charged with THEF1010 PETIT THEFT 1st you can call a Defense Attorney Tampa at 1-877-793-9290 to Fight for You or a friend.


Form Code: THEF1010


Florida Statute: 812.014.2E
Level: Misd (Misdemeanor)
Degree: 1st
Description: PETIT THEFT 1st

THEF1010 PETIT THEFT 1st is one of the most commonly charged offenses in Hillsborough County, Florida.

“obtains or uses, or endeavors to obtain or to use, the property of another”

Chapter 812 THEFT, ROBBERY, AND RELATED CRIMES

812.014 Theft.

(1) A person commits theft if he or she knowingly obtains or uses, or endeavors to obtain or to use, the property of another with intent to, either temporarily or permanently:

(a) Deprive the other person of a right to the property or a benefit from the property.

(b) Appropriate the property to his or her own use or to the use of any person not entitled to the use of the property.

It is grand theft of the third degree and a felony of the third degree
. . . if the property stolen is . . . Valued at $300 or more, but less than $5,000

(2)(a) 1. If the property stolen is valued at $100,000 or more or is a semitrailer that was deployed by a law enforcement officer; or

2. If the property stolen is cargo valued at $50,000 or more that has entered the stream of interstate or intrastate commerce from the shipper’s loading platform to the consignee’s receiving dock; or

3. If the offender commits any grand theft and:

a. In the course of committing the offense the offender uses a motor vehicle as an instrumentality, other than merely as a getaway vehicle, to assist in committing the offense and thereby damages the real property of another; or

b. In the course of committing the offense the offender causes damage to the real or personal property of another in excess of $1,000, the offender commits grand theft in the first degree, punishable as a felony of the first degree, as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(b) 1. If the property stolen is valued at $20,000 or more, but less than $100,000;

2. The property stolen is cargo valued at less than $50,000 that has entered the stream of interstate or intrastate commerce from the shipper’s loading platform to the consignee’s receiving dock;

3. The property stolen is emergency medical equipment, valued at $300 or more, that is taken from a facility licensed under chapter 395 or from an aircraft or vehicle permitted under chapter 401; or

4. The property stolen is law enforcement equipment, valued at $300 or more, that is taken from an authorized emergency vehicle, as defined in s. 316.003, the offender commits grand theft in the second degree, punishable as a felony of the second degree, as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. Emergency medical equipment means mechanical or electronic apparatus used to provide emergency services and care as defined in s. 395.002(9) or to treat medical emergencies. Law enforcement equipment means any property, device, or apparatus used by any law enforcement officer as defined in s. 943.10 in the officer’s official business. However, if the property is stolen within a county that is subject to a state of emergency declared by the Governor under chapter 252, the theft is committed after the declaration of emergency is made, and the perpetration of the theft is facilitated by conditions arising from the emergency, the theft is a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. As used in this paragraph, the term “conditions arising from the emergency” means civil unrest, power outages, curfews, voluntary or mandatory evacuations, or a reduction in the presence of or response time for first responders or homeland security personnel. For purposes of sentencing under chapter 921, a felony offense that is reclassified under this paragraph is ranked one level above the ranking under s. 921.0022 or s. 921.0023 of the offense committed.

(c) It is grand theft of the third degree and a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084, if the property stolen is:

1. Valued at $300 or more, but less than $5,000.

2. Valued at $5,000 or more, but less than $10,000.

3. Valued at $10,000 or more, but less than $20,000.

4. A will, codicil, or other testamentary instrument.

5. A firearm.

6. A motor vehicle, except as provided in paragraph (a).

7. Any commercially farmed animal, including any animal of the equine, bovine, or swine class, or other grazing animal, and including aquaculture species raised at a certified aquaculture facility. If the property stolen is aquaculture species raised at a certified aquaculture facility, then a $10,000 fine shall be imposed.

8. Any fire extinguisher.

9. Any amount of citrus fruit consisting of 2,000 or more individual pieces of fruit.

10. Taken from a designated construction site identified by the posting of a sign as provided for in s. 810.09(2)(d).

11. Any stop sign.

12. Anhydrous ammonia.

However, if the property is stolen within a county that is subject to a state of emergency declared by the Governor under chapter 252, the property is stolen after the declaration of emergency is made, and the perpetration of the theft is facilitated by conditions arising from the emergency, the offender commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084, if the property is valued at $5,000 or more, but less than $10,000, as provided under subparagraph 2., or if the property is valued at $10,000 or more, but less than $20,000, as provided under subparagraph 3. As used in this paragraph, the term “conditions arising from the emergency” means civil unrest, power outages, curfews, voluntary or mandatory evacuations, or a reduction in the presence of or the response time for first responders or homeland security personnel. For purposes of sentencing under chapter 921, a felony offense that is reclassified under this paragraph is ranked one level above the ranking under s. 921.0022 or s. 921.0023 of the offense committed.

(d) It is grand theft of the third degree and a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084, if the property stolen is valued at $100 or more, but less than $300, and is taken from a dwelling as defined in s. 810.011(2) or from the unenclosed curtilage of a dwelling pursuant to s. 810.09(1).

(e) Except as provided in paragraph (d), if the property stolen is valued at $100 or more, but less than $300, the offender commits petit theft of the first degree, punishable as a misdemeanor of the first degree, as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

BATT1007 BATTERY (SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE) DV

Battery Domestic Violence Felony

If you have been charged with BATT1007 BATTERY (SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE) DV you can call a Defense Attorney Tampa for FREE at 1-877-793-9290 and tell me your story.

Form Code: BATT1007


Florida Statute: 784.03.2
Level: Level: Fel (Felony)
Degree: 3rd

Description: BATTERY (SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE) DV

BATT1007 BATTERY (SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE) DV is often charged in Hillsborough County, Florida.

Title XLVI CRIMES
Chapter 784 ASSAULT; BATTERY; CULPABLE NEGLIGENCE


784.03 Battery; felony battery.

(1)(a) The offense of battery occurs when a person:
         1. Actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against the will of the other; or
         2. Intentionally causes bodily harm to another person.

(2) A person who has one prior conviction for battery, aggravated battery, or felony battery and who commits any second or subsequent battery commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. For purposes of this subsection, “conviction” means a determination of guilt that is the result of a plea or a trial, regardless of whether adjudication is withheld or a plea of nolo contendere is entered.

THEF6304 FAILURE TO REDELIVER LEASED PERSONAL PROPERTY

Failure to Redeliver
If you have been charged with THEF6304 FAILURE TO REDELIVER LEASED PERSONAL PROPERTY you can call a Defense Attorney Tampa at 1-877-793-9290 and tell me your story.
Form Code: THEF6304

Florida Statute: 812.155.3
Level: Fel (Felony)
Degree: 3rd
Description: FAILURE TO REDELIVER LEASED PERSONAL PROPERTY
THEF6304 FAILURE TO REDELIVER LEASED PERSONAL PROPERTY is often charged in Hillsborough County, Florida.
Title XLVI CRIMES
Chapter 812 THEFT, ROBBERY, AND RELATED CRIMES


812.155 Hiring, leasing, or obtaining personal property or equipment with the intent to defraud; failing to return hired or leased personal property or equipment; rules of evidence.


(3) FAILURE TO REDELIVER HIRED OR LEASED PERSONAL PROPERTY.—Whoever, after hiring or leasing any personal property or equipment under an agreement to redeliver the same to the person letting such personal property or equipment or his or her agent at the termination of the period for which it was let, shall, without the consent of such person or persons knowingly abandon or refuse to redeliver the personal property or equipment as agreed, shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083, unless the value of the personal property or equipment is of a value of $300 or more; in that event the violation constitutes a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

JAIL1200 INTRODUCTION OF CONTRABAND TO DETENTION FACILI

Contraband Introduction
Detention Facility

If you have been charged with JAIL1200 INTRODUCTION OF CONTRABAND TO DETENTION FACILI you can call a Defense Attorney Tampa at 1-877-793-9290 and tell me your story.

Form Code: JAIL1200


Florida Statute: 951.22
Level: Fel (Felony)
Degree: 3rd

Description: INTRODUCTION OF CONTRABAND TO DETENTION FACILI

JAIL1200 INTRODUCTION OF CONTRABAND TO DETENTION FACILI is often charged in Hillsborough County, Florida.

Title XLVII CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND CORRECTIONS
Chapter 951 COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL PRISONERS


951.22 County detention facilities; contraband articles.

(1) It is unlawful, except through regular channels as duly authorized by the sheriff or officer in charge, to introduce into or possess upon the grounds of any county detention facility as defined in s. 951.23 or to give to or receive from any inmate of any such facility wherever said inmate is located at the time or to take or to attempt to take or send therefrom any of the following articles which are hereby declared to be contraband for the purposes of this act, to wit: Any written or recorded communication; any currency or coin; any article of food or clothing; any tobacco products as defined in s. 210.25(11); any cigarette as defined in s. 210.01(1); any cigar; any intoxicating beverage or beverage which causes or may cause an intoxicating effect; any narcotic, hypnotic, or excitative drug or drug of any kind or nature, including nasal inhalators, sleeping pills, barbiturates, and controlled substances as defined in s. 893.02(4); any firearm or any instrumentality customarily used or which is intended to be used as a dangerous weapon; and any instrumentality of any nature that may be or is intended to be used as an aid in effecting or attempting to effect an escape from a county facility.

(2) Whoever violates subsection (1) shall be guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

TRAF6003 EXPIRED DRIVERS LICENSE MORE THAN 4 MONTHS

Expired Driver’s License
Over 4 Months

If you have been charged with TRAF6003 EXPIRED DRIVERS LICENSE   MORE THAN 4 MONTHS you can call a Defense Attorney Tampa at 1-877-793-9290 and tell me your story.

Form Code: TRAF6003


Florida Statute: 322.03.5
Level: Misd (Misdemeanor)
Degree: 2nd

Description: EXPIRED DRIVERS LICENSE   MORE THAN 4 MONTHS

TRAF6003 EXPIRED DRIVERS LICENSE   MORE THAN 4 MONTHS is often charged in Hillsborough County, Florida.

     

Title XXIII MOTOR VEHICLES
Chapter 322 DRIVERS’ LICENSES


322.03 Drivers must be licensed; penalties.

(5) It is a violation of this section for any person whose driver’s license has been expired for more than 6 months to operate a motor vehicle on the highways of this state.

MISC0019 LOITERING OR PROWLING

Loitering Prowling

If you have been charged with MISC0019 LOITERING OR PROWLING you can call a Defense Attorney Tampa at 1-877-793-9290 and tell me your story.

Form Code: MISC0019


Florida Statute: 856.021
Level: Misd (Misdemeanor)
Degree: 2nd

Description: LOITERING OR PROWLING

MISC0019 LOITERING OR PROWLING is often charged in Hillsborough County, Florida.

Title XLVI CRIMES
Chapter 856 DRUNKENNESS; OPEN HOUSE PARTIES; LOITERING; PROWLING; DESERTION

856.021 Loitering or prowling; penalty.

(1) It is unlawful for any person to loiter or prowl in a place, at a time or in a manner not usual for law-abiding individuals, under circumstances that warrant a justifiable and reasonable alarm or immediate concern for the safety of persons or property in the vicinity.

(2) Among the circumstances which may be considered in determining whether such alarm or immediate concern is warranted is the fact that the person takes flight upon appearance of a law enforcement officer, refuses to identify himself or herself, or manifestly endeavors to conceal himself or herself or any object. Unless flight by the person or other circumstance makes it impracticable, a law enforcement officer shall, prior to any arrest for an offense under this section, afford the person an opportunity to dispel any alarm or immediate concern which would otherwise be warranted by requesting the person to identify himself or herself and explain his or her presence and conduct. No person shall be convicted of an offense under this section if the law enforcement officer did not comply with this procedure or if it appears at trial that the explanation given by the person is true and, if believed by the officer at the time, would have dispelled the alarm or immediate concern.

(3) Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

BATT6000 AGGRAVATED BATTERY ON PREGNANT FEMALE

Pregnant Female Aggravated Battery

If you have been charged with BATT6000 AGGRAVATED BATTERY  ON PREGNANT FEMALE you can call a Defense Attorney Tampa at 1-877-793-9290 and tell me your story.

Form Code: BATT6000


Florida Statute: 784.045.1B
Level: Fel (Felony)
Degree: 2nd

Description: AGGRAVATED BATTERY  ON PREGNANT FEMALE

BATT6000 AGGRAVATED BATTERY  ON PREGNANT FEMALE is often charged in Hillsborough County, Florida.

Title XLVI CRIMES
Chapter 784 ASSAULT; BATTERY; CULPABLE NEGLIGENCE

784.045 Aggravated battery.

(1)(a) A person commits aggravated battery who, in committing battery:

1. Intentionally or knowingly causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement; or
       
2. Uses a deadly weapon.

(b) A person commits aggravated battery if the person who was the victim of the battery was pregnant at the time of the offense and the offender knew or should have known that the victim was pregnant.

(2) Whoever commits aggravated battery shall be guilty of a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

WEAP1050 CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPON

Carry Concealed Weapon

If you have been charged with WEAP1050 CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPON you can call a Defense Attorney Tampa at 1-877-793-9290 and tell me your story.

Form Code: WEAP1050


Florida Statute: 790.01.1
Level: Misd (Misdemeanor)
Degree: 1st

Description: CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPON

WEAP1050 CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPON is often charged in Hillsborough County, Florida.

Title XLVI CRIMES
Chapter 790 WEAPONS AND FIREARMS
790.01 Carrying concealed weapons.
(1) Except as provided in subsection (4), a person who carries a concealed weapon or electric weapon or device on or about his or her person commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

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