Clearwater Criminal Defense Lawyer
Misdemeanor & Felony Defense Law Firm in Florida
If you have been charged with a crime in Florida, you are probably consumed with concern about your case and how it will affect your future. A single criminal charge can have a major effect on someone’s life. You may have trouble getting a job, voting, securing housing, and doing other things most of us tend to take for granted.
Idrizi Law Group is here to help. We are a criminal defense law firm serving the Tampa Bay area by providing aggressive legal representation to those who have been charged with crimes in Florida. Our Clearwater criminal defense lawyers stand up for those who have been taken into custody in order to ensure that they are treated fairly under the law. If you have been accused of a crime in Florida, or if you have come under suspicion by law enforcement, we will protect your legal rights and fight for you in court.
Our criminal defense attorneys are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week—call (727) 202-5499 now.
Types of Criminal Charges in Florida
In the state of Florida, there are two main classifications of crimes: felonies and misdemeanors. Depending on which category you charge falls into, your punishments will be more or less severe.
A misdemeanor is the less serious of the two. The maximum penalty for committing a misdemeanor is a fine of $1000 and/or up to a year in jail. Depending on the charge, an individual may be responsible for paying a fine, doing a year or less of jail time, or both.
Examples of misdemeanors include:
- Domestic Violence
- Petit Theft
- Possession of Marijuana
- Resisting Arrest
A felony is a serious crime punishable by more than a year in prison and serious court fines and costs. Whereas people charged with a misdemeanor go to county jail, those convicted of a felony must do time in state prison.
Examples of felonies include:
- Sale of illegal drugs
Contact a Clearwater Criminal Defense Lawyer Today
During your free initial consultation, founding attorney Shpresa Idrizi will work with you to identify weaknesses in the state attorney’s case and begin building a strong defense for you. She understands your future and your reputation are important, and she will fight to protect both.
Contact criminal defense lawyer Shpresa Idrizi now at (727) 202-5499 to discuss the facts of your case.
How a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help
When we represent you in a criminal defense case, our aim is to get you the lightest possible sentence. We will build you a strong defense that will hold up against the prosecution and cast you and your actions in the best light possible before a judge and jury.
Every case is different, so we cannot guarantee a specific result; depending on your situation, there may in fact be no way to get you off the hook entirely. However, we can promise to listen carefully to your needs, thoroughly investigate your case, and research every possible angle in your defense so that your charges are reduced as much as is available, if not dropped entirely. Our Clearwater criminal defense attorneys will also see to it that your criminal record has the least effect on your future prospects as possible.
Criminal Cases We Handle
Our firm handles a variety of criminal cases in Florida, including both felony and misdemeanor charges.
Our primary areas of focus in the field of criminal defense are:
- Drug crimes, including possession, trafficking, and illegal sales
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Violent crimes, such as assault, battery, domestic violence, and murder
If you’re unsure if we can take your case, feel free to call us anyway—we’re available 24/7 to provide legal guidance. If we can’t take your case, we will refer you to another attorney who can.
You're in confident and capable hands.- Micaela M.
Wouldn't have wanted it any other way- Former Client
Highly recommend!- Irma S.
Thank you!- Matthew C.
Thank you Shpresa and team!!!- Anna M.
$250,000 Serious Injuries
In May 2018 we recovered the bodily injury policy limits of $200,000 and the underinsured policy limits of $50,000 for both the driver and passenger of the crashed vehicle.
$200,000 Hit & Run Victim
Client was using the Clearwater Beach roundabout when a distracted driver collided with him and left the scene of the accident.
$161,000 Serious Injuries
In October of 2016, our clients were involved in a motor vehicle accident that results in spinal injuries to the driver.
$150,000 Serious Injuries
The at-fault party was looking at the accident across the street instead of the traffic in front of him and hit our client without braking at a speed of over 50 MPH.
$150,000 DUI Victim
Due to the velocity of the at-fault party’s vehicle, the victim’s car was forced to collide with the other vehicles stopped in front of her. The impact our client suffered caused injuries that required significant treatment for recovery.
$125,000 High Speed Collision
Our client was awarded the bodily injury policy limit of $25,000 and was also awarded the underinsured motorist policy limit of $100,000.
$110,000 Side Impact Collision Resulting in Whiplash
Our client was traveling at a legal speed when another car exiting a shopping plaza negligently collided with the passenger’s side of our client’s vehicle.
$100,000 Severe Injuries
In June 2020, Idrizi Law Group demanded the policy limit for our client who experienced whiplash, substantial lower back injuries, and nerve damage which caused numbness to his fingers in both hands.
$100,000 Attorney Colleague Injured in Crash
In July 2020, only 2 months after being hired, we received the maximum bodily injury policy limits for our client which resulted in a $100,000 recovery.
$100,000 Leg Injury
Our client was walking back to his car at the Home Depot parking lot when a parked vehicle backed into him unexpectedly injuring his leg.