Criminal Attorneys St Petersburg FL

In Florida, crimes of violence typically carry some of the strongest penalties. Due to the stringent Criminal Laws in St Petersburg, you will need to hire an aggressive Criminal Attorney to handle your case from start to finish.

Powers Sellers & Finkelstein know that violent crimes in Florida can be separated into one of two categories; Misdemeanor Violent Crimes (such as domestic battery or battery) and Felony Violent Crimes (aggravated battery or most other violent charges).  The difference between a misdemeanor and a felony charge can be slight.  If you have prior misdemeanor battery convictions, your case can turn into a felony battery based on your prior Criminal record. The same basic battery can become an aggravated or a felony battery depending if a weapon was used or if the victim suffered an injury.

Criminal Attorneys St Petersburg FL group Powers Sellers & Finkelstein know that when the crime is involving a violent allegation, it is vital to have a Criminal Defense Attorney represent your interests immediately. Many times we can speak with the Prosecuting Attorneys and convince them not to file a charge, or reduce it to a misdemeanor.  We may also work with the victim and prepare a “Request Not to Prosecute” form letting the State Attorney know about the victim’s wishes.

Our Firm Represents Clients in Acts of Criminal Violence Including:

  • DUI/DWI
  • Drug Crimes
  • Simple Battery, Domestic Battery, Felony Battery (based on priors or with a deadly weapon), Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer (BOLEO), Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Battery on a LEO
  • Assault, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Assault on a LEO
  • Child Abuse, Aggravated Child Abuse
  • Residential Burglary, Burglary/Battery, Armed Burglary
  • Robbery, Strong Armed Robbery, Robbery by Snatching, Armed Robbery, Home Invasion Robbery
  • Kidnapping, False Imprisonment
  • Manslaughter
  • Attempted First Degree Murder
  • Conspiracy to Commit Murder
  • Murder in the Second Degree
  • Felony Murder
  • Premeditated Murder in the First Degree (Capital)
  • All crimes prosecuted under Florida’s 10/20/LIFE law
  • Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law

Domestic Violence

Florida Statute 741.28 covers Domestic Violence and basically means any type of battery, assault, sexual offense, stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death. The difference between battery and domestic violence is that battery is between stranger or an acquaintance and whereas it’s a family or household member, it is domestic violence. Domestic violence can occur between a boyfriend/girlfriend, husband/wife, mother/son or it can be two people living together in a romantic or family relation.

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Drug Crimes

You can be arrested for possession of paraphernalia if an officer finds a pipe in your possession.  However, for the charge to stand there must be some evidence that the pipe or any other paraphernalia (such as a spoon or needle) is illegal drug paraphernalia.  In other words, the paraphernalia is usually tested for presence of some illegal substance or residue.  You may also be charged with possession of the substance that is contained on the paraphernalia.

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Sex Crimes

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Powers Sellers & Finkelstein, PLC recognize the devastating consequences that people suffer when accused of committing a sex crime.  We also know that these types of charges are often times over-charged by the prosecuting agency.  Additionally, the number of falsely accused individuals is steadily climbing. It’s critical to work with sex crimes attorneys who have the experience to help navigate these serious matters.

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Felony DUI

If you have been arrested for a driving under the influence (DUI) in the state of Florida, you should contact a highly trained and skilled Felony DUI attorneys as soon as possible. At PSF, our attorneys have over sixteen (16) years of experience defending DUI’s whether the charge is related to alcohol or drugs. We understand that bad things happen to good people and this is why we make your defense our priority.

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