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Criminal Defense

Amarosa Law Firm, P.A. was founded by James R. Amarosa after spending years as a former professor of legal studies and being dedicated to defending and preserving the rights of individuals charged with criminal offenses. The Amarosa Law Firm’s team represents clients throughout the State of Florida and Federal District Court — including be not limited to Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Manatee and Sarasota Counties. We represent individuals in cases involving Felonies, Misdemeanors, DUI, drug crimes, sex crimes, theft crimes, domestic violence, as well as aggravated felony offenses. No matter what your charges are, please call us for your free no-obligation consultation to discuss your case in private setting.

Why retain the Amarosa Law Firm?

During the critical moments following your arrest and throughout the criminal process, having an experienced criminal defense attorney help you navigate these uncharted waters is paramount. If you have been arrested, do not delay in consulting this firm. We will approach your case with professionalism and dignity, and believe that every client’s case in different and unique, this is how we represent our clients and for that reason, we will review every detail of your case to insure that you receive an assessment that is specific to the unique circumstances in your case. At your free initial consultation, we explain how these factors can benefit you.

We recognize the fear and anxiety invoked by an arrest, whether you are charged with a first offense or have a lengthy criminal history, we take the necessary steps to prepare the best defense possible. During your free initial consultation, we will provide you with a candid and thorough assessment of your case and explain each and every possible scenario you could expect.

Possible Outcomes with Regard to Your Case

All cases are different, depending on the facts of your case, the following outcomes may be possible:

Immediate Communication with the State Attorney’s Office

The prosecutor has the discretion to file a lesser charge or to decide not to file a charge at all. I have had experiences where after speaking with the State Attorney’s Office, presenting them with your side of the story, names of other witnesses and evidence that supports your position they have reduced the charges or closed the case completely.

Diversion Programs

Depending on your case and your prior record, you may be able to enter into a diversion program; these programs allow your case to be dismissed by the Judge after successful completion of counseling and community service. After completion your case goes away is if it never happened.

Withholding of Adjudication

Many times your case can be negotiated for a final outcome between the Prosecutor, your Lawyer and the Judge. Even though your case will result in a sentence or probation, the withholding of the adjudication prevents a formal conviction from appearing on your record.

Plea Bargain

A plea bargain outlines the final disposition of your case, once agreed to by the Prosecutor, your Lawyer and the Judge it may be structured to avoid a formal conviction, provide for an outcome that will not affect your driver’s license or your employment and may be able to apply fines and cost to be assessed as a lien instead of a payment. Each case is different.


Sometimes your case needs to go trial, if after we have argued your motions to suppress, motions to dismiss and your charges are not dismissed or reduced, we have the experience to take your case your trial. We will use modern strategies, experts and demonstrative evidence to present your case your case to jury.

Criminal Cases We Represent

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Every DUI case is defensible and I am committed to finding the legal and factual defense necessary to win yours.

Attorney Jim Amarosa
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Amarosa Law Firm P.A.

3825 Henderson Blvd.
Suite No. 207
Tampa, Florida 33629