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Criminal Defense Lawyer
With multiple locations to better serve Clearwater, New Port Richey, St. Petersburg, Tampa and all of Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties.
Founded by a former state prosecutor, King Law Group is a full-service criminal defense law firm representing clients facing all kinds of criminal charges. We are here to help you with everything from arrest to trial and beyond, including bail/bond hearings, plea negotiations, and criminal record sealing and expungement. If you’ve been arrested for a crime in Clearwater, New Port Richey, St. Petersburg, Tampa or anywhere else in the Tampa Bay area, King Law Group is ready to take your call and fight for your rights.
At King Law Group, we solely handle criminal defense matters. We are not distracted with other areas of law, which ensures that the attorney on your case has the specific knowledge and focus to give you the best possible representation. We understand that you don’t plan when you need a Clearwater criminal defense lawyer, for that reason we are available 24/7 to help whenever the need arises.
Former Florida State Prosecutor With Years of Criminal Defense Experience
King Law Group founder Cameron King has been dedicated to the practice of criminal law for his entire career. After obtaining his law degree from Florida State University where he concentrated his studies in criminal law, he worked as a criminal prosecutor and handled a wide range of cases including everything from murder to DUI. He then spent years as a criminal defense attorney at a prominent litigation firm before deciding to open up his own dedicated criminal defense practice in Clearwater… read more
Criminal defense attorney Cameron King uses his vast criminal law experience to protect the rights and freedom of people accused of crimes in the Tampa Bay area. Described by former clients as honest, straightforward, effective and a tireless advocate for the people he represents, Cameron King is more than ready to take on your criminal law case.
Have You Been Charged With a Crime in Clearwater or Tampa Bay?
Clearwater criminal defense law firm King Law Group represents clients arrested or charged with crimes all across the Tampa Bay area. If you’ve been arrested in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, Tampa or anywhere else in the Tampa Bay Area, we are ready to take your case.
Celebrated defense attorney Cameron King is a Tampa Bay native who is dedicated to helping the people of Tampa Bay fight overzealous prosecutors and unjust convictions. King Law Group was established in Clearwater because our founder cares about his home and he wants the people here to succeed.
King Law Group is Ready to Fight for You
We know the players, we know the game. King Law Group founder Cameron King is a former prosecutor with years of criminal law experience, having handled criminal prosecutions from both sides of the table. We know the prosecutors, we know the courts, we know the police, and we know how the system works. King Law Group will bring that experience to fight for the best possible outcome for your case.
Everyone makes mistakes. Not every criminal case is unfounded, but that doesn’t mean that your life has to end. Criminal charges should not mean the end of your career, your freedom, or your life. If there’s a favorable plea bargain or deferred prosecution option available, King Law Group will find it.
We find the best solution for your case. At King Law Group, we know each case is unique. We spend the time necessary to understand the intricacies of your matter and get to know you personally. Depending on the facts of your case, we’ll negotiate with prosecutors to get you a favorable plea, find a way to have your charges reduced, or get your charges dropped entirely.
We help with bail, expungement, and everything before and after trial. Our dedicated service to your case doesn’t end when we secure you a favorable plea bargain. We help defendants with a whole range of services for pre-trial and post-conviction events. We’ll fight for your right to be released pretrial on bond or without any bail money required. If you have a juvenile conviction, we’ll help you get your record clean by way of sealing or expungement. Every step of the way, we’ll be by your side, ensuring that you get the best outcome possible and that at all times you know where you stand.
Seasoned Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Representing Clients Charged With All Crimes
At King Law Group, we represent clients charged with all types of misdemeanor and felony offenses from the minor to the most severe. If you’ve been arrested in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, Tampa or anywhere else in the Tampa Bay area, we are here to take your call. We serve clients facing charges of all kinds, including:
- Alcohol and Drug Crimes
- Sex Crimes
- Violent Crimes
- Vehicular Homicide
- Theft Crimes
- White-Collar Crime
- DUI Manslaughter
- Weapons Charges
- Domestic Violence
- Juvenile Offenses
- Child abuse
Florida Criminal Defense FAQs
Understanding the criminal justice process can be an overwhelming experience, especially while dealing with the ramifications of being a criminal defendant. In order to start assisting you with the process, our founding partner Cameron King has addressed some of the most frequently asked questions we hear from clients. If you have other questions, or if you have been arrested or charged with a crime in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, Tampa or anywhere else in the Tampa Bay area, please reach out to the criminal defense law firm of King Law Group for advice and assistance.
Do I Need a Defense Lawyer?
Many people who are arrested for a crime ask whether they need a lawyer or if they can handle the defense themselves. Legally, defendants have the right to either have an attorney represent them or to represent themselves in court. In practice, self-representation rarely works out in the defendant’s favor. Criminal law is complex and involves a lot of moving parts. It requires an understanding of the law, the courts, and the government’s habits and motives. Additionally, a criminal defense lawyer at King Law Group is able to distinguish which types of evidence are important, how to obtain and produce that evidence, how to include and question witnesses, and how to navigate a complicated set of court procedures and legal rules. While you can defend yourself, you are much more likely to face the maximum penalty and miss out on the chance to have your charges reduced or dropped entirely.
Can They Really Use Everything I Say Against Me?
One of your most important constitutional rights is the right to remain silent after an arrest. Even before you are arrested, anything you say to a law enforcement officer can be used in a case against you. If you need to answer any questions to the police, keep your answers short and simple, and don’t say anything to incriminate yourself. If officers detain or arrest you, call the King Law Group to help with your case.
Is There a “Three Strikes” Law in Florida?
Florida has what is known as a “habitual offender” law. The law imposes enhanced sentences on individuals who have been previously convicted of two or more felonies or other qualifying offenses. The law also applies if the defendant is facing charges for a second violent crime within five years. Depending on the underlying charges, the defendant could face up to 10 years, 30 years, or even life in prison, even for a relatively minor third offense. The law excludes convictions for possession of a controlled substance.
Can I Get My Arrest or Conviction Removed From My Record?
In Florida, certain criminal arrests and convictions can be “sealed” or “expunged.” Sealing hides the criminal process from public view, while expungement fully eliminates the event from your record. Adult criminal convictions cannot be sealed or expunged. Many convictions incurred as a juvenile can be expunged after a certain time, provided the person satisfies certain conditions.
Do I Have to Let the Police Search My Car or Home?
In order to search your personal property, the police need probable cause. Law enforcement can take evidence of a crime to a judge and if that judge agrees that there is probable cause, a warrant may be issued. If police do have a valid search warrant, then you do, in fact, have to let the police search your car, home, office, or wherever else the warrant has specifically designated. Keep close watch of what they search, however, as many warrants are limited in scope and, if they go beyond the scope of that warrant, evidence they find may be subject to a motion to suppress.
If the police do not have a warrant and they request your permission to search your person, home, office, or car, you do not have to give them permission. However, they might have grounds to search your property even without a warrant or your consent. If the police have probable cause to believe you have committed a crime, are committing a crime, or will commit a crime (such as if they pull you over on suspicion of DUI), then they can search your property regardless of your consent. You have even more of an expectation of privacy in your home, so unless the police have a warrant, can see illegal activity or contraband in plain view, or if they have an emergency reason to enter, they need your permission to search your home.
What Should I Do If I’m Arrested?
If you’re arrested for any crime, you have the right to remain silent, and you have the right to an attorney. We’d strongly suggest you exercise both. The police might try to question you or make you sign a formal statement, but you are under no legal obligation to do so. You can, and should, request the presence of an attorney. You can contact a family member to find you a lawyer if you do not know one offhand. If the police deny you access to a lawyer, they are violating your rights. The King Law Group is here to help you with any arrest in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, Tampa or any other city in the Tampa Bay area.
I Have a Green Card. If I’m Convicted of a Crime, Will I Get Deported?
One of the most unfortunate and often overlooked consequences of criminal convictions concerns immigration. While citizens never have to worry about deportation, regardless of their conduct, all non-citizens face the possibility of having their status revoked and deportation enforced under certain circumstances. Even lawful permanent residents (green card holders) can be deported for conviction of certain crimes.
Crimes that can lead to deportation include aggravated felonies, crimes of “moral turpitude” (such as murder, manslaughter and child abuse), drug offenses, certain firearms offenses, domestic violence and stalking, and others. In some cases, even a misdemeanor conviction can lead to deportation. Talk to your criminal defense attorney before accepting a plea to ensure you are fully apprised of all possible immigration consequences.
Call for Trusted Advice and Passionate Representation After a Tampa Bay Arrest
At King Law Group, our Clearwater criminal defense legal team is ready to defend you against criminal charges of all types. Whether you were charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, you deserve to have the best representation possible. An aggressive Florida criminal defense lawyer at King Law Group is ready to fight for your rights from day one after your arrest through trial and beyond.
If you or someone you know has been arrested or charged with theft, DUI, homicide, domestic abuse, sex crimes, white-collar crimes, or any other offense in the Tampa Bay area, reach out to King Law Group today for assistance. We help defendants in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, and Tampa. Call the Clearwater criminal lawyers King Law Group today for a free consultation.… view less