Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys
Bauer, Crider, Pellegrino & Parry11914 Oak Trail Way
Port Richey, Florida 34668
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONBauer, Crider, Pellegrino & Parry continues to rise above the rest; since 1989 our experience, reputation, and drive to win have contribute to our success. Choosing an attorney to defend your criminal case should be carefully weighed when it comes to representing you, and your family's reputation during this emotional time. We understand the stress you're under and use our experience to protect your rights during this difficult time.
Our criminal defense law firm, as listed in Tampa Bay Magazine's Top Lawyers Issue, was the only firm with the most preeminent criminal attorneys listed as top lawyers. To win in a court of law, you have to have the best legal team defending you. Our strength is built upon two things elevating Bauer, Crider, Pellegrino & Parry to one of the top criminal defense firms throughout Florida - Experience and Integrity.
We have successfully represented thousands of clients with excellent results. With more than 130 years of combined legal experience, our firm continues to be committed to ONLY defending criminal cases. We have earned a reputation as an ethical law firm that upholds the highest standards of legal integrity and professionalism.
Areas of Law
Areas of Law Description
- Criminal Defense
At Bauer, Crider, Pellegrino & Parry, our clients are good people who find themselves in bad situations. Some of them may have made a mistake; others are falsely accused. Whatever the specific circumstances, the attorneys at Bauer, Crider, Pellegrino & Parry strive to provide you with the best possible criminal defense. Three of our attorneys are Florida Board Certified Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers.
- Drunk Driving (DUI)
Florida takes driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs very seriously. If you are facing drunk driving charges, you need an experienced DUI defense attorney — someone who know the law and knows how to get results for you. Our DUI defense attorneys have more than 130 years of combined legal experience. We not only help our clients achieve positive resolutions to their drunk driving cases, we teach other attorneys the finer points of DUI defense.
- Murder & Homicide
Three of our attorneys are Florida Bar board certified criminal trial experts. Fewer than 1 percent of Florida's attorneys have earned this distinction. Our firm has been achieving desired results for clients facing the most serious of criminal charges — including death penalty cases — for decades. We have experience in defending high-profile homicide cases. In a case that drew international media attention, Bauer, Crider, Pellegrino & Parry won the acquittal of a Spanish citizen who was wrongfully accused of first degree murder and had spent 5 years on death row.
- Drug Charges
A conviction for any drug offense in Florida carries a two year suspension of your driver's license. At Bauer, Crider, Pellegrino & Parry, our criminal defense attorneys represent clients who have been accused of all types of drug charges, from possession of controlled substances and prescription drugs to drug trafficking, drug distribution and possession of drug paraphernalia.
- Sex Crimes
When you are charged with a sex crime, you are guilty until proven innocent in the court of public opinion. At Bauer, Crider, Pellegrino & Parry, we know that being arrested for any sex crime can be devastating. Even if you are acquitted, you may still lose your job, your friends and your reputation. Our criminal defense attorneys understand the sensitive nature of sex crimes. Depending on the specific circumstances, we will work to get the charges against you reduced or fight for an acquittal in court.
- Internet Sex Crimes
Internet sex crimes are almost always felonies, which carry minimum prison sentences, and the stigma of registering as a sex offender for the rest of your life. Downloading and viewing child pornography is a 3rd degree felony. Sharing the images will increase the charges to a 2nd degree felony. Producing or promoting child pornography may lead to a 1st degree felony, which carries a 5 to 13 year prison sentence.
- Probation Violation
When you are arrested for a crime, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. If you are picked up for a probation violation, there is no such presumption of innocence. You can be sent to jail immediately. You are not entitled to bond. You are not entitled to a speedy trial. If the original charge was one of 15 violent offenses, you will not be released from custody until you have had a full hearing — and that may take weeks. At Bauer, Crider, Pellegrino & Parry, our Florida criminal defense attorneys work to bring some sanity to the system.
- Assault & Battery
Someone cuts you off in traffic. At the next stoplight, you roll down your window and give him a piece of your mind. That moment of road rage could result in an arrest for assault. A belligerent drunk at a bar has been bothering your date all evening. You push him away. He falls and gets a lump on his head. Next thing you know, you are being arrested for battery. The criminal defense attorneys of Bauer, Crider, Pellegrino & Parry know how to defend clients accused of assault or battery.
- Domestic Violence
It doesn't matter who started it. It doesn't matter who provoked whom. If the police are called to the scene of a domestic dispute, someone is going to jail. If you have been arrested on a domestic violence charge, you know what it feels like to have the government involved in your personal life.
- Robbery and Burglary
The State of Florida takes the crimes of robbery and burglary very seriously. In order to minimize the chance that you will be sentenced to time behind bars or excessive fines, it is important to seek out quality legal representation with an experienced criminal defense law firm.
- Weapons Charges
Are you facing weapons charges in Florida? If so, it is important that you retain a criminal defense attorney who will fight to protect you as soon as possible. For an effective defense against weapons charges, contact the criminal defense attorneys at Bauer, Crider, Pellegrino & Parry in Tampa, Clearwater or Port Richey for a free initial consultation about your gun charge case.
- White Collar Crimes
At Bauer, Crider, Pellegrino & Parry, our criminal defense lawyers have successfully represented people accused of white collar crimes for decades. Over the years, we have learned that these clients are typically good folks with clean criminal records. They often do not understand that they have a right to not speak to law enforcement officers.
- Grand Jury Proceedings
In some cases, a Grand Jury determines whether the government has enough evidence to indict a person who has been accused of a crime. Without a Grand Jury indictment, there will be no trial; the accused will walk away. At Bauer, Crider, Pellegrino & Parry, our criminal defense attorneys help clients prepare to give testimony in Grand Jury proceedings involving homicide and other offenses.
- Juvenile Offenses
At Bauer, Crider, Pellegrino & Parry, our first priority is to keep juvenile crime cases in juvenile court. The purpose of the juvenile court system is to rehabilitate a youth. Many more diversionary programs and second chances are available in the juvenile system. Whether they are treated as adults or juveniles, however, anyone accused of a crime should be represented by a competent attorney. At Bauer, Crider, Pellegrino & Parry, we have decades of experience representing juveniles accused of all felony and misdemeanor crimes.
- Sealing and Expunging Records
If you have been convicted of a crime, our attorneys can help you seal the records or expunge them, that is, take them out of the system completely. If you would like to make a fresh start, contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the law firm of Bauer, Crider, Pellegrino & Parry in Tampa, Clearwater and Port Richey, Florida. Our attorneys have more than 130 years of combined legal experience in criminal defense, including expungement of criminal records, and are happy to work with you to clear your good name.
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