It is important to understand that just because you have been arrested or charged with a criminal offense, it does not mean you will go to jail and be convicted of a crime. When you hire Griffin & Associates, P.A. to handle your case, we provide a hands–on approach to advocating on your behalf. We will keep you informed about the important developments in your case each step of the way. We examine all possible defenses and weigh the pros and cons that exist when advising you to accept a plea or proceed to trial. One of our goals is to inform, advise and educate you, making certain you understand all of your options, rights, and defenses. Part of the role as a criminal defense attorney is to try to negotiate with the State Attorney's Office to have the charge dropped or reduced so that the effects of the charge or indictment are minimized. In some cases, pre-trial diversion programs can result in the charges being dropped. We have handled numerous cases throughout the Tampa Bay area and has dealt with many of the prosecutors. Not every case goes to trial, but our extensive trial experience gives us the skills and tools necessary to fight for your rights and freedoms if trial is necessary. At the end of the case, you may even be eligible to have your record sealed or expunged, another service offered by Griffin & Associates, P.A.
If you have questions about a criminal charge, a criminal arrest or other issues involving a criminal investigation, please contact us by calling 813-681-2612. We at Griffin & Associates, P.A. know that an arrest or a criminal investigation doesn't happen only on weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. That is why Griffin & Associates has a 24 hour a day, seven day a week support staff who you can contact in case of an emergency on evenings or week-ends.