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Criminal Defense

The necessity of hiring an experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer if you have been charged with a crime or are currently under investigation cannot be understated. The conviction of even minor offenses can have a grave effect on your future. The conviction of serious offenses may take your freedom or, in some cases, even your life.

The Criminal Defense Attorney’s with The Law Offices of Yeazell and Sweet have extensive experience in both State and Federal Criminal Law. They have handled a myriad of criminal offenses ranging from simple petit theft through first degree murder death penalty cases with excellent results.

There are few criminal defense lawyers that can match the experience of the criminal defense attorneys with our Firm. Chris Yeazell and Laurie Sweet have tried, to verdict, over 160 felony jury trials. Chris Yeazell has the distinction of obtaining one of only a very few “Not Guilty” verdicts on a first degree murder case in Pinellas County over the last two decades. Additionally, Chris Yeazell was voted “Attorney of the Year” (runner up) in 2001 with a follow up nomination for “Attorney of the Year” in 2002 by the Pinellas-Pasco County State Public Defender’s Office. Laurie Sweet also had the honor of being nominated for “Attorney of the Year” in 2002, 2003, and 2005 by the Pinellas-Pasco County Public Defender’s Office.

Both Chris Yeazell and Laurie Sweet have served as officers of the Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, with Chris Yeazell serving as President in 2004 and Laurie Sweet serving as Treasurer in 2005-2006. Finally, Chris Yeazell has shared his knowledge with aspiring attorneys and established professionals through lectures and published work. Chris Yeazell has lectured at Stetson University College of Law and at various clinics in all areas of criminal law. He has also appeared before the Supreme Court of Florida challenging the constitutionality of State Statutes and is the author of the Florida Criminal Case Law Trial Handbook: A Compilation of Case Law and Developing Trends in Trial Procedure.

The Criminal Defense Attorney’s at The Law Offices of Yeazell and Sweet understand that sometimes good people find themselves in bad situations. We also understand that you may be going through one of the most difficult times of your life. We are committed to aggressively defending your case while at the same time giving you and your case the personal attention needed to help you through a difficult time.

The Criminal Defense Attorney’s with The Law Offices of Yeazell and Sweet offer free consultations and can be reached if you are having an emergency 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (813) 956-2224 or (727) 480-6211.

EXPERIENCE MATTERS: NEVER ASSUME YOU CANNOT WIN YOUR CASE!!! The knowledge, skill, and experience of your Criminal Defense Lawyer can make the difference.

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What Sets Us Apart

  • Free Consultations Available
  • Over 40 Years Of Experience
  • Unmatched Desire To Win Cases
  • Committed To Providing Excellent Service For Clients
  • Extensive Trial Experience With Hundreds Of Cases Tried To Verdict