ST. PETERSBURG, FL — Would-be impaired drivers beware: local law enforcement agencies have your number. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has announced the team-up of multiple agencies for a crackdown on impaired driving this weekend. Agencies participating in the one-night detail include the sheriff’s office, Florida Highway Patrol, and the St. Petersburg, Largo, Clearwater, Indian…

Ronny Scott Hicks was arrested Monday night for driving under the influence and obstructing traffic – but he wasn’t driving a car! Police say Hicks was riding in his motorized wheelchair when the call came in reporting an intoxicated man obstructing a bridge. When officers arrived they smelled an odor coming from Hicks and he was slurring his words.  He did…

For the second consecutive year, Brett Jacob Szematowicz was recognized by The National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD), LLC, an organization that awards the nation’s best private Driving Under the Influence (DUI) attorneys. NAFDD identifies the top criminal defense attorneys in each state based upon their experience, reputation, and achievements, among other factors. Those who…

There are many defenses that can be used in a variety of cases.  This defense would probably result in the quickest guilty verdict in the history of the judicial system. This article, about a case out of Bradenton, Florida, highlights why it is better to invoke your Miranda rights rather than speak to the police….

From Actual Court Records: “We can imagine no reason why, with ordinary care, human toes could not be left out of chewing tobacco, and if toes are found in chewing tobacco, it seems to us that somebody has been very careless.” – Pillars v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 78 So. 365, 366 (Miss. 1918)

Supreme Court affirms right to gay marriage  To read the original article, click here, https://www.yahoo.com/politics/supreme-court-affirms-right-to-gay-marriage-122495807066.html The Supreme Court has found a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, striking down bans in 14 states and handing a historic victory to the gay rights movement that would have been unthinkable just 10 years ago. Anthony Kennedy, a conservative…

One of the top legal minds in the United States believes that the State Attorney in Baltimore has both overcharged the officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray and rushed to judgment. Please follow the link to read the entire article and/or watch the video interview: http://www.newsmax.com/Newsmax-Tv/Freddie-Gray-Alan-Dershowitz-police-charges/2015/05/01/id/642143/#

“In Recognition of Hard Work, Dedication and Contributions to the Legal Profession” Brett Szematowicz has been honored in The Global Directory of Who’s Who as one of the Top Lawyers of 2015.

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DISTINGUISHED COUNSEL PRESS RELEASE Brett Jacob Szematowicz, of Greater Tampa Law, P.L., has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is…

Today, April 14, 2015, marks the 2-year anniversary of Greater Tampa Law, P.L. Over the past 2 years, we have been thrilled to represent our clients from every kind of case, ranging from Criminal Defense, Family Law, Personal Injury and Labor & Employment. Thank you to everyone who has supported us from our beginning and…

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