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Criminal Defense

New Port Richey Criminal Defense Attorneys Protecting Your Freedom and Future for More Than 40 Years


Don’t face criminal charges without us by your side

Everyone makes mistakes, but a mistake that leads to an arrest can quickly put your future at risk. You don’t have to jeopardize your future. The New Port Richey criminal defense attorneys at Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett P.A. stand ready to protect your rights, helping to mitigate the charges and penalties against you. Since 1971, our criminal lawyers have provided proven defense strategies to clients facing serious criminal charges. We have an extensive depth of knowledge handling all types of criminal cases with success.

We handle all types of criminal cases

DUI Driving under the influence (DUI) in Florida is a serious charge that carries stiff penalties. We have handled thousands of DUI cases, so we know what to expect in terms of effective defense strategies. Our DUI lawyers also provide strong representation for repeat DUI cases and underage DUI cases.

Drug charges — Whether you have been busted for marijuana, heroin, meth, or other controlled substance, rely on our more than 40 years of experience to help you. We have experience defending all types of drug crimes, including drug possession, drug trafficking and drug manufacturing.

Traffic violations — There are a number of traffic violations that can result in criminal charges. From driving with a suspended license to leaving the scene of an accident, our criminal lawyers are your best ally.

Robbery — Even a petit theft or shoplifting charge can result in serious consequences and long-term ramifications. It is best to contact a skilled New Port Richey criminal defense attorney if you have been charged with robbery, larceny, theft or other related crimes.

Violent crimes — Your future hangs in the balance if you are facing charges such as rape, murder, aggravated assault or armed robbery. Our criminal defense attorneys have provided staunch legal representation to clients facing violent crime charges for more than 40 years in Tampa Bay. Trust our long history of success.

Violation of probation — Probation rules are stringent and the penalties for violations can be as well.

Our criminal attorneys thoroughly review the details of your case and apply innovative concepts and proven skills to develop aggressive defense strategies to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.

How an experienced New Port Richey criminal defense attorney can help you

Criminal charges of any type can have serious consequences. Even misdemeanor charges can carry fines and jail time and can make it difficult to secure future employment, among other things. The penalties you face become more severe based on your specific charges and criminal history.

By working with a dedicated criminal defense attorney, you get personalized attention and improve your chances of a successful case outcome. Our New Port Richey criminal defense attorneys commit every resource available to developing the best strategy for you. We are dedicated to protecting your future and helping you to get the second chance you deserve.

Arrested? If you are facing criminal charges, call our New Port Richey criminal defense lawyers today to discuss your legal options and defense strategy

Don’t leave your future to chance. Call the law firm of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett P.A. at 727-835-5536 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to talk about your case. Our New Port Richey criminal defense attorneys are ready to put their experience and legal savvy to work for you. We help those facing criminal charges in New Port Richey  and throughout Pasco County. In addition, we also have offices in Clearwater, Spring Hill, Bradenton and Tampa for your convenience.

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