Helping Good People During Bad Times: Defending Your Florida Criminal Charges and Advocating For Your Rights
In need of a criminal defense attorney? Tampa Bay area attorneys Ryan Rooth and Kelly Rooth are dedicated to defending the liberty interests of those accused of crimes and helping those who have been injured in accidents. We are committed to representing your case with confidence, competence, and compassion. We believe our clients deserve not only aggressive legal advocacy, but professionalism and respect.
Criminal Defense Attorneys Defending the Rights of the Accused
The prosecutor’s goal is to get a conviction. However, there may be holes in the case and lack of evidence that will allow you to raise a strong defense. You need an experienced and skilled legal advocate fighting for your best interests. Don’t attempt to handle your case on your own or entrust your case to the public defender. Understand your rights. Contact a former prosecutor and established criminal defense attorney. If you need help in a criminal defense case, Rooth Law Group can help. Contact St. Petersburg criminal defense attorneys at the Rooth Law Group today for a FREE consultation at (727) 797-9600 in Pinellas County, (813) 333-6517 in Hillsborough County.
Understand Your Criminal Case
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, you should consult an experienced criminal defense attorney Tampa relies on to determine how you should proceed. Or, you may be aware that the prosecutor intends to charge you with a crime, but has not yet done so. In either case, hiring an attorney sooner rather than later is in your best interest. A skilled criminal defense attorney may be able to convince the prosecutor to reduce your charge or dismiss it completely. If you have not yet been charged, our criminal defense attorney may be able to convince the prosecutor not to charge you, or to file a lesser charge. We at the Rooth Law Group can answer your many questions, including:
- What kind of penalty am I facing?
- How much will it cost for an attorney to handle my case?
- How can I avoid a criminal record?
- Should I plea out or go to trial?
- What is the maximum jail time for this charge?
Individual Attention and Personalized Care
Every criminal case is different. At Rooth Law Group, we make the effort to truly understand the facts of your unique situation. We utilize private investigators, photography experts, and other experts when needed. Investigators may be required to talk to uncooperative witnesses or follow leads that law enforcement overlooked. We use our resources to thoroughly research the facts of your case to have a complete understanding of the circumstances. We also stay abreast with the latest criminal law so we can explain how any recent changes in the law might affect you.
FREE Legal Consultation – Available Nights and Weekends
Rooth Law Group attorneys are honest and caring. We will answer your questions directly and thoroughly as possible. You may contact us today for a FREE legal consultation, visit our criminal defense law library, or download our FREE book on the stages of your Florida criminal case. For your convenience, we will work around your schedule and are available nights and weekends by appointment. Our phone lines are open 24 hours, 7 days a week so that we can promptly get you the help you need.
Flat Fee and Payment Plans Available
We believe our legal services should be affordable to people of all incomes. We often accept payments plans if your financial situation allows. We usually quote our legal services for a flat fee – this means you are due to pay the same amount regardless of how much work we end up putting into your case. We will discuss your payment options during your FREE consultation.
Why Choose Rooth Law Group?
Rooth Law Group founder Ryan Rooth is a former prosecutor who understands how the State Attorneys’ Office works and what the prosecutors look at when they decide whether to drop or reduce your charge. He has focused his law practice in the area of criminal defense for years, has handled hundreds of trials and thousands of criminal cases.
Mr. Rooth has been named one of Tampa Bay’s Top Lawyers by Tampa Bay Magazine, AV Rated by his peers in Martindale Hubbel, and featured on Bay News 9 offering commentary on criminal defense issues.
Kelly Rooth is an appellate attorney with years of litigation experience. Trial judges can make mistakes. In the event you wish to appeal your criminal case, you should consult a lawyer who specializes in appeals. Their skills are very different from those of a trial lawyer. An appellate lawyer focuses on properly preserving errors at the trial level. Rooth Law Group is unique in that it has both a trial and appellate criminal defense attorney Tampa trusts on staff.
Mrs. Rooth has been awarded the Victor O. Wehle Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy and won 1st Place in the Phelps Dunbar First-Year Appellate Advocacy Contest. She also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Paul H. Roney, Circuit Court Judge of the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and interned in the Appellate Division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.
Visit our Case Results page for more reasons you should choose Rooth Law Group attorneys to handle your defense.
Our Criminal Defense Practice
The Rooth Law Group provides comprehensive Florida criminal defense services, including the practice areas
- Drug possession
- Drug trafficking
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Traffic violations
- Domestic Violence / Battery / Assault
- Violation of Probation or Community Control
- Sealing and Expunging Records
We have four convenient locations in St. Petersburg, Seminole, New Port Richey and Tampa, and can accommodate any schedule. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, contact us today for a FREE initial consultation.
Do You Have Questions About Your Criminal Case?
Go to our frequently asked criminal law questions page to see more questions and answers. We also have an extensive library containing articles on criminal law. Finally, contact our office for a FREE consultation.