According To The Florida Bar, Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyers Are Specialists.
Compare Tampa criminal defense attorneys in the chart below:
Florida Attorney’s Name
Is This Attorney Florida Bar Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law?
W. F. Casey Ebsary, Jr.Board Certified Criminal
Christina Anton Garcia
Michael Celso Gonzalez
William Wooten Hanlon
Marc Alleyne Joseph
Jason M. Mayberry
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;
Statutes of limitations;
Search and seizure;
Fifth Amendment issues;
Sixth Amendment issues;
Examination and confrontation of witnesses;
“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.”
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Rule Reg Fla Bar 6-8.3 (Criminal Trial Law: Minimum Standards) Notes:
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Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney narrates a one minute video on how and where to find a criminal defense lawyer in Tampa, Florida 33602. Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney, William F. “Casey” Ebsary, Jr. is a Lawyer who practices in criminal defense of all criminal charges in State and Federal Court. Casey is a former Assistant State Attorney / Criminal Prosecutor. Mr. Ebsary is AV rated by the Martindale Hubbell Directory and Lawyers.com. An AV rating is the highest rating issued by this nationally recognized lawyer rating service. An AV Rating shows that a criminal defense lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. AV Trial rated Criminal attorneys have usually practiced Defense law for many years, and are recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.
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Video Transcript: [Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer Narrates] Hundreds of people are arrested every day, you may be one of them. I spend most of my time in court fighting state and federal criminal charges. I have arrived at my destination. One of the many courthouses in Tampa Bay where I help people. Let me help you. Have you got criminal charges in State or Federal Court? Let me help. Call me at 813-222-2220. Let me drive to court to help you. [End of Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney Narrates]
Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney / Lawyer continues to follow recent developments in the search of cellular telephones / cell phones. One Florida court has just ruled in a 33 page opinion that pictures in a cell phone obtained from a suspect who had been arrested were inadmissible at trial since they had been seized during a warrantless search.
The court ruled:
“We are equally concerned that giving officers unbridled discretion to rummage through at will the entire contents of one’s cell phone, even where there is no basis for believing evidence of the crime of arrest will be found on the phone, creates a serious and recurring threat to the privacy of countless individuals. Were we free to do so, we would find, given the advancement of technology with regards to cell phones and other similar portable electronic devices, officers may only search cell phones incident to arrest if it is reasonable to believe evidence relevant to the crime of arrest might be found on the phone. Here, there was no evidence the officer had such a reasonable belief.”
“Modern cell phones can contain as much memory as a personal computer and could conceivably contain the entirety of one’s personal photograph collection, home videos, music library, and reading library, as well as calendars, medical information, banking records, instant messaging, text messages, voicemail, call logs, and GPS history. Cell phones are also capable of accessing the internet and are, therefore, capable of accessing information beyond what is stored on the phone’s physical memory. For example, cell phones may also contain web browsing history, emails from work and personal accounts, and applications for accessing Facebook and other social networking sites. Essentially, cell phones can make the entirety of one’s personal life available for perusing by an officer every time someone is arrested for any offense.”
“However, we express great concern in permitting the officer to search appellant’s cell phone here where there was no indication the officer had reason to believe the cell phone contained evidence.”
Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney, Casey Ebsary is a local defense attorney and former prosecutor. Casey is ready to help with all types of criminal charges including white collar criminal defense, criminal charges arising out of the internet, computer crime, cybercrime, computer fraud, drug charges and Driving Under the Influence DUI.
Casey is Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education. Less than 1/2 of 1 percent of Florida’s lawyers have qualified for this distinction. Click on the Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial icon above to review Casey’s qualifications.
Casey is available for a free phone consultation at 1-877-793-9290.