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.
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
What Does a Criminal Defense Attorney Do?
Getting a criminal defense attorney to represent you in your case will only be beneficial. They will thoroughly research all of the facts of the case and will negotiate deals on your behalf depending on the charge.
The deals may include the following:
- Lessen Bail
- Lessen Charges
- Lessen Jail Time
Deal making has become extremely importance because of overcrowded jail and overburdened courts.
Your criminal defense attorney will provide the following services:
- Talk to Witnesses
- Help Construct a Plea
- Go Through the Case
- Collect Evidence
Have you have been convicted of a crime in the state of Florida? If so, do not wait. Time is of the essence. Reach out to the Clearwater criminal defense attorney at Idrizi Law Group. We can guide you through the court process and provide you with a defense. Call us today.
Contact our Clearwater Criminal Defense Lawyer for a Free Case Evaluation!
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.
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
- 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.
Very grateful for their support.- Brynn R.
Mortgage Broker- Kurt
Best Attorney in Florida- Former Client
She knows the law!- Steve C.
275,000 No Witnesses No Property Damage
Even after all the witnesses denied seeing a collision between the defendant’s and our client’s vehicles causing our client to drive into oncoming traffic and investigative pictures depicting no damage to the defendant’s vehicle whatsoever, Idrizi Law Group fought hard to recover policy limits amounting to $275,000.00 for our client.
$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 Serious Injuries
This amount is the maximum bodily injury policy limits the at-fault driver had available. We were happy to see her medical care resolve her extensive injuries requiring back surgery.