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Tampa Criminal Defense Law Firm
Escobar & Associates, based in Tampa and serving clients across Florida, provides superior legal representation to individuals in criminal defense and personal injury matters. Since our founding in 1986, our attorneys, paralegals and support staff have taken an aggressive, creative approach to each case. We thrive on winning for our clients and will stop at nothing in our quest for justice.
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Achieving success in any criminal case depends largely on the skill and experience of your legal counsel. At Escobar & Associates, our only goal is to seek the dismissal of charges or an acquittal at trial. We review every case thoroughly with the help of knowledgeable forensic investigators. No detail is too small, and no case is too complex. Call 813-513-0274 to speak to a lawyer today.
We never take a police officer’s word at face value. All too often, we find that law enforcement agents misrepresent the facts, exaggerate or even lie. By working tirelessly to uncover the truth, we are frequently able to achieve positive results for people facing life-altering criminal accusations. Our law firm defends people facing all types of allegations, including drug charges, white collar crime charges, accusations of violent crimes and drunk driving. Fighting for clients in state and federal courts across Florida, we are prepared to do battle in the defense of your rights.
The Sooner You Act, The More Options You Will Have
In the initial stages of any criminal investigation, the police and prosecutors typically have a slight initial advantage, as they are gathering evidence and building a case for prosecution. For this reason alone, if you believe the police are investigating you, it is critical to contact our attorneys. We will even the odds, taking steps to preserve evidence that is favorable to your case. Frequently, early intervention on our part may lead to charges never being filed. This can create untold peace of mind, while saving you the costs associated with a lengthy defense and possible trial.
If you have been arrested, we will take immediate action aimed at protecting your rights. Our Tampa criminal defense lawyers have more than 90 years of combined trial experience and will always be prepared to go to trial if we believe that is the best way to achieve a just outcome. Our lawyers have tried all types of cases, from relatively minor misdemeanor trials to complex, multidefendant, international criminal cases. Our experience is your advantage.
Over our firm’s history, we have defended more than 15,000 people facing criminal allegations. The overwhelming majority of our firm’s criminal defense clients have been referred to us by former satisfied clients. We believe this is the strongest compliment any client can give a lawyer.
Tampa Attorneys Handling Dependency And Termination Of Parental Rights
Our lawyers also represent individuals with dependency and termination of parental rights issues. We bring the same brand of tenacity and skill to these cases and will do everything we can to help you move forward on positive terms.
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Coleman Middle School Teachers Exonerated
After the principal at Coleman Middle School and his wife, also employed as a teacher in the Hillsborough County Public Schools, were charged with child abuse, they were ultimately exonerated thanks to the defense of Escobar & Associates. Accused of assault, they were arrested, and soon resigned their school positions. Their defense team discovered that threatening texts, vital pieces of evidence, had been fabricated and manipulated. They were reinstated to employment with the school district.
Stand Your Ground Defense For Retired Police Captain
Since retired Tampa police captain Curtis Reeves Jr. was charged with second-degree murder, Escobar & Associates has left no stone unturned in his defense. Mr. Reeves and counsel have contended that the 2014 movie theater shooting was defensible under Florida’s Stand Your Ground laws. A Florida Supreme Court ruling in 2017 left open that possibility, but in Dec. 2019, the court ruled the change did not apply retroactively. He remains out on bail with a trial date of October 2020.
Sexual Battery Charges Dropped
A Tampa police officer in his 40s, Adam York, was accused of sexual battery in connection with a traffic stop on Feb. 1, 2016. He was arrested and fired. Ultimately, the state attorney contended that the officer had consensual, not forced, sex. Mr. York and his defense attorney, Rick Escobar, insisted that York never had sexual contact with the complaining witness. Furthermore, according to Escobar, the evidence was flawed. The police department would not rehire him, but criminal charges were dropped.