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After an arrest, you should immediately contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer. As a former prosecutor, Brett Metcalf can examine your case, explain what comes next, and work towards the best possible resolution.
If someone you care about is in custody and you’re seeking help on their behalf, we’re happy to speak with you. We’re available 24/7, offer free consultations, and can assist with your loved one’s bail hearing. We will fight to get them home.
Living with a criminal conviction comes with a lot of strain. It could be embarrassing or holding you back professionally. Let us determine if you are eligible to have your record sealed and handle the process of wiping your slate clean.
A DUI is most people’s first encounter with the law, and the punishments are harsh. To properly deal with a DUI, you’ll have to act fast. You only have 10 days to fight a DUI license suspension, and a lawyer can help your case end favorably.
Many licensing boards have a duty to report any criminal charge, and even being accused can raise the stakes considerably. We’ll ensure you understand the long and short-term implications involved, fight to have the case dismissed, and defend your livelihood.
Never speak to the police without a lawyer. There’s a reason you have the right to remain silent. When you’re accused of a crime, the police will use everything you say against you. And, despite your best intentions, you could be making your situation worse.
Brett is the best attorney I’ve ever had. I would recommend his services to anyone in need.
“He did an amazing job for me in Polk County! When I got involved in a situation that needed a criminal lawyer, I was terrified. Having only lived in Florida a few years, I was not prepared for the complexity…
“Extremely professional and clearly the sharpest tool in any toolbox. Set the tone in the courtroom. This has to be one of the best law offices in Tampa. Thanks, Brett.”
“Brett made the process as easy as possible for me on my end, letting me know all options and possible outcomes based on my choices. He was also very attentive and quick to respond to my questions.”
“I could not be any happier with my experience with Brett Metcalf, Criminal Defense Attorney, P.A. I would advise anyone who needs legal action to choose wisely and choose him for multiple reasons.”
“In late 2015, I was in need of a lawyer who could help me. Looking on the internet and asking friends if they knew any great ones was looking pretty bad. Then my younger brother told me about a lawyer…
“Brett Metcalf is a top-notch attorney. He also understands that preparation and hard work are keys to success. He possesses the knowledge, the insights, and the advocacy skills to put your legal woes in the past. Equally important, he follows…
“Brett Metcalf provides forward-thinking and effective legal counsel. I highly recommend Brett Metcalf, Criminal Defense Attorney, P.A.”
“Very knowledgeable and compassionate. I always felt like I could contact him with questions at any time. He was extremely thorough with information – I can’t stress that enough! I would definitely hire him again and recommend him to anyone,…
“Brett Metcalf was the best experience that I’ve ever had with any legal professional! He was understanding, honest, and worked diligently throughout my entire DUI case I had several years back. Even with the odds stacked against me, he was…
“Brett helped me win full custody of my kids. Any and every question I had, he was right there to answer and explain the process. He was open and honest about the whole process. Extremely good price… and even better…
“I have consulted with Brett on various issues and have found him to be excellent. He is very practical in potential outcomes on legal issues and very reasonable.”
“Wonderful experience with Brett Metcalf. If I had to do it again, I would not change a thing. It’s a good feeling when you know you’re in good hands and your attorney is genuinely concerned about the outcome of your…
“Brett Metcalf is the best lawyer in the Tampa Bay area. He puts 100% into his work and goes far and beyond what you would expect out of a lawyer. If it wasn’t for Brett, my husband and I would…
“Mr. Metcalf was there for me at the most difficult and life-changing time in my life. I was treated respectfully the whole entire process, despite my embarrassing and shameful mistake. He extended honesty and professional courtesy throughout my case, guiding…
“If you’ve decided to scroll past all the other positive reviews and find yourself reading mine, I’ll start out by saying Brett’s the man. He handles business efficiently and professionally, with the clients’ best interests in mind at all times….
“Brett went far out of his way for my multiple cases and managed to keep me a free man even with all the charges that were put on me. 100% behind him from Plant City.”
“Brett is an extremely knowledgeable attorney who is a straight shooter, hard worker, and always willing to go the extra mile to fight for his clients. I’ve had to use him two separate times and was more than pleased with…
“Mr. Metcalf is very knowledgeable, friendly, and on top of things. In the midst of my confusion and thoughts of the worst possible outcome, Mr. Metcalf took charge and handled the situation with professionalism and tact. I am very pleased…
“Brett is the best attorney I’ve ever had. I would recommend his services to anyone in need. Most lawyers just want the money, ignore your calls, and settle for deals. Not Brett! He answered and returned every call! Every penny…
As a former prosecutor, Brett Metcalf, Criminal Defense Attorney, P.A. knows what it takes to defend against:
From jail time to the impact on your license, a DUI in Tampa has harsh penalties. With our skill and experience, we can make all the difference. Learn more about your options after a DUI and get a free DUI case review today.Visit DUI Page
Living with a criminal record is tough. Having your criminal record sealed or expunged can give you the clean slate you’ve been looking for. Learn if your eligible, what steps to take, and how we can help you get a fresh start.Visit Expungements Page
Don’t let an allegation impact your reputation or life. Sometimes situations get out of hand, people make false claims, and arrests are often made with little evidence. Learn what to expect and how to deal with domestic violence charges.Visit Domestic Violence Page
Aside from possible time behind bars, a violent conviction will follow you forever. You deserve the chance to explain and protect yourself. We’ll ensure your side of the story is told.Visit Violent Crimes Page
A sex crime accusation can shatter your life, career, and reputation. A conviction can result in prison and being labeled as a sex offender. Don’t take these charges lightly or try to explain things without a lawyer. Know your rights and defend yourself from the beginning.Visit Sex Crimes Page
The drug laws in Florida are outdated and harsh. A conviction can mean years in prison, and life-long hurdles to overcome. However, your case is not hopeless. There is a lot we can do to improve your situation.Visit Drug Crimes Page
You shouldn’t be held responsible if you or a loved one is hurt because of someone else. You deserve the chance to recover and we can help. Get the facts, know the value, and claim what’s right.Visit Personal Injury Page
Criminal law covers violations of public law. In Florida, offenses are divided into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies.
Felonies are handled in Circuit Court and punishable by potentially more than one-year in prison. Felonies are further classified into degrees based on their severity.
Misdemeanors are less serious and punishable by up to one year in county jail. Misdemeanors are handled in County Court and classified as first or second-degree. Some misdemeanor penalties can be heightened based on a second or subsequent conviction.
The possible consequences might be harsh, but working with an experienced criminal defense attorney will greatly improve your situation. Our goal will always be to have your charges dismissed, either through negotiation or pre-trial motions. If the charges cannot be completely dismissed, we will work to have them reduced or mitigated because a single incident should not define your life.