The Kilfin Law Firm, PC

Saint Petersburg, Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer

The Kilfin Law Firm, PC

970 Lake Carillon Drive
Suite 344

St. Petersburg, Florida 33716

Phone(727) 491-5886

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The Kilfin Law Firm, PC is a full service criminal defense firm located in St. Petersburg, Florida and serving clients throughout the greater Tampa/Clearwater region.
Practice areas encompass arson, assault and battery, burglary and robbery, domestic violence, drug offenses, DUI and traffic violations, murder and manslaughter, kidnapping and false imprisonment, sex offenses, theft, weapons charges, forgery and fraud, probation violations, and other felonies and misdemeanors.

Attorney Donald J. Kilfin has more than 15 years of legal experience, including as a Pinellas County State Prosecutor, giving him valuable insight into prosecution tactics; he has practiced criminal defense for seven years. He thoroughly examines each case and guides clients through the criminal justice system and processes.

Mr. Kilfin understands that facing criminal charges can be among the most difficult and challenging times in their lives. Offering focused and personalized attention, he ensures clients’ rights are safeguarded and develops defense strategies designed to achieve the best possible outcome.

Year this Office was Established: 2013

Languages: English

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Criminal Mischief; Trespass; Alibi; Duress; Entrapment; Insanity; Intoxication; Forgery; Kidnapping & False Imprisonment; Carjacking; Careless & Reckless Driving; Driving on a Suspended License; Fleeing and Eluding; Habitual Felony Offender; Three Time Violent Felony Offender; Violent Career Criminals; Probation Violation; Molestation; Sexual Battery.


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 Theft Offenses in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa

Theft involves the unlawful taking of, or using, the property of another person, or endeavoring to do so. Theft offenses in Florida can be prosecuted as either felonies or misdemeanors depending on the nature of the item taken, the value of the item taken, or the number of prior theft convictions an accused person has.

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 Florida Sentencing Enhancements: 10-20-Life

This article provides a general overview of Florida's 10-20-Life statute. 10-20-Life operates to enhance the penalties of those offenders to who use weapons and, more specifically, firearms during the commission or attempted commission of certain felony offenses.

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 Leaving the Scene of an Accident - Hit & Run Offenses in Florida

When involved in a traffic crash, a driver has a duty to remain at the scene, provide certain information, and render aid if necessary. A violation of these requirements is a criminal offense, the severity of which depends on whether property damage, personal injury, or death result from the accident.

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 Florida Sentencing Enhancements Pt. 3: Three Time Violent Felony Offenders & Violent Career Criminals

This article is the third installment in our Florida Sentencing Enhancements series and presents an overview of the Three Time Violent Felony Offender and Violent Career Criminal statutes.

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 Fleeing and Eluding Offenses in Florida

In the State of Florida, fleeing and eluding a police officer is a felony offense that carries some harsh penalties, including a mandatory adjudication of guilt and a mandatory driver's license suspension, which can range from one to five years. This article outlines the proscribed conduct, the varying degrees of this particular offense, and its associated penalties.

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 Criminal Mischief Offenses in Florida

Criminal Mischief is, for all intents and purposes, "vandalism". In Florida, this property crime may be prosecuted as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the extent of damage, the nature of the property involved, and whether the accused person has prior convictions for the same offense.

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 DUI Offenses in the Tampa Bay Area

In any Florida DUI case, there are two proceedings that an accused person must be aware of: one is administrative in nature, and the other is criminal. This article presents an overview of each proceeding, including the potential implications of each, and some of the defenses that may be raised.

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 Driving While License Suspended or Revoked (DWLSR) Offenses in Florida

Driving with a suspended or revoked license can be as benign as a civil traffic violation or as serious as a third degree felony, depending on the reason for the suspension and/or your number of prior convictions.

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 Drug Offenses in the Tampa Bay Area

Each month, hundreds of drug arrests are made in the Tampa Bay area. Depending on the nature of the substance at issue, and its weight, the associated penalties can range from probation (with a dismissal upon successful completion), to twenty five years in state prison.

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 Domestic Violence Offenses in the Tampa Bay Area

In Florida, domestic violence is defined as any assault, battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.

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 Burglary Offenses in the Tampa Bay Area

Simply put, burglary involves entering a house, structure, business, or vehicle without the consent of the owner and with the intent to commit a criminal offense once inside. Burglary is an invasive property crime that can have some very serious, life altering consequences for the accused person.

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 Florida Sentencing Enhancements Pt. 2: Habitual Felony Offenders & Habitual Violent Felony Offenders

This article presents an overview of the Habitual Felony Offender and Habitual Violent Felony Offender statutes. Unlike the PRR statute, which precludes the court from imposing a sentence that is less than the statutory maximum, these recidivist provisions increase the statutory maximum and, in the case of an HVFO, impose certain minimum mandatory prison terms as well.

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 Battery and Aggravated Battery Offenses in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa

In practical terms, what distinguishes assault offenses from battery offenses is the "contact" element. This article provides an overview of the various classifications of battery offenses, the circumstances under which they are enhanced or reclassified, and their respective penalty provisions.

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 Assault and Aggravated Assault Charges in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa

Assault charges are more complicated than they may appear at first blush, particularly in felony situations and where minimum mandatory sentences apply. This article provides an overview of the various classifications of assault crimes, including their respective penalty provisions.

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 Arson Crimes in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa

Simply put, arson is the intentional destruction of property by fire. Although not as common as other classes of property crimes, such as criminal mischief, theft, or burglary, it occurs in the Tampa Bay area with at least some frequency and is prosecuted very aggressively when it does.

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 Florida Sentencing Enhancements Pt. 1: Prison Releasee Re-Offenders

Florida has some harsh recidivist sentencing statutes, the most draconian of which is the PRR statute. This article outlines the circumstances under which the statute applies, and its implications for an accused person.

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 Trial by Jury in Florida

A brief overview of the jury trial process in the State of Florida.

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 Anatomy of a Criminal Case in Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough Counties

Most clients ask me, after being arrested (or questioned by law enforcement about the commission of a crime), what they can expect next. What follows is a brief overview of the process by which cases are prosecuted in Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Pasco Counties, Florida.

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