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With over 20 years of experience in Criminal Defense we have handled thousands of cases, ranging from misdemeanor drug possession to felony first degree murder. We begin by contacting your prosecutor to get your case entirely dropped. If the prosecutor refuses a good deal, we go to trial as your criminal defense attorney.
When you’re faced with criminal charges or a criminal arrest, it’s only natural to feel scared and alone. If you’ve recently been charged with a crime, calm your fears and give yourself defense options by turning to the assistance of the criminal defense attorneys at Greater Tampa Law, P.L..
You’re Not Alone
Whether you’re facing a traffic infraction at the state level or have been arrested for a federal crime, we are prepared to litigate your case. During your legal proceedings, our Criminal Defense attorneys will serve as your advocates and offer you ongoing support. We will fight so that you receive a fair trial, challenge any evidence that is illegally obtained, and make certain that your defense is presented as strongly as possible. Additionally, our legal team will:
- Carefully investigate your case to uncover evidence
- Interview all parties involved, including police
- Bring in witnesses, when appropriate, to testify on your behalf
- Present you with defense options to help you combat your charges
- Negotiate with prosecutors to have your charges or sentence reduced, if possible
To learn more about our criminal defense services and the types of cases we handle, contact our law office today to set up an initial case evaluation.
Top Lawyer in the Tampa Bay Area
In addition to working hard to resolve your case, keeps you updated so you know what is going on. Communication is a huge beneficial factor with Brett as your attorney.Top Lawyer in the Tampa Bay Area
Excellent traffic lawyer
Mr. Szematowicz presented me in traffic court for a speeding violation. He walked me through the various options and possible outcomes, and ensured that the overall process was transparent and painless. The end result was a significant reduction in the severity of the charge. Overall it was an excellent experience, I will be going to Greater Tampa Law again in the future for any legal needs I have.Excellent traffic lawyer
Bridge to the right justice
Greater Tampa Law performed at a comendable level of service. The team provided complete transparency throughout the process so I never lost visibility of each step of my case. The team provided intelligent advise, completely knowledgable of the intricities surrounding the law involved in my case, and were truthful. The adjudication process, with the assistance of this team, produced the best possible results.Bridge to the right justice
Able to breakdown legal terms and very knowledgable
Brett and Jason were awesome. Their communication was the best of any Attorney I've had in the past, and when we communicated, our call or meeting did not terminate until the key points were understood. They have a way of breaking down the courtroom mumbo jumbo into english that we can understand so we can make the best decision(s) possbile.Able to breakdown legal terms and very knowledgable
Superb Criminal Attorney
Brett is an excellent attorney who works diligently for his clients. He is extremely knowledgeable and is always available to answer questions. I would absolutely recommend Brett as an attorney.Superb Criminal Attorney
Greater Tampa law is the best great job Brett & jason!!!!!
I had 2 cases 1 felony and 1 misdemeanor Since his partner handled the felony case and got me a withhold. For my Misdemeanor I was facing 90 days in jail.. Then it went down to 60 days and finally dropped to 30 days in jail. I Did not want to do jail time he got me 60 days on house arrest... Great job Brett!!!Greater Tampa law is the best great job Brett & jason!!!!!
If you want the best stop here! Personal attention along with skill, just call Brett!
I have worked with him and his partner on a few cases and they are simply the best. Not only can you reach them by text, email or phone just about 24 hours a day to ask anything, they care about you and your case on a personal level. They work with you every step of the way, from money to the end of the case and beyond. There experience, skill and expertise along with the contacts they know make you feel like a friend and not a client. Thanks for all you have done!If you want the best stop here! Personal attention along with skill, just call Brett!
A perfect experience in every way.
I had the perfect experience using Brett Szematowicz. Thank you for the great communication, attention to detail and making the overall issue easier to deal with. I highly recommend using Brett, I would recommend Brett to my family and friends if they ever find themselves in a similar situation.A perfect experience in every way.
Incredibly Trustworthy, Knowledgeable and gets the Results You Want!
Brett Szematowicz came highly recommended to me for a DUI charge. I was absolutely devastated over the incident and wanted the best outcome. Brett took the time to keep me informed every step of the way. He made the process a smooth one. I learned immediately the steps to take, to ensure I kept my license for hardship reasons.My case was expedited rather quickly . He was able to reduce my charge to reckless driving in less than 2 months. I am so blessed to have had such an amazing and understanding lawyer. He really cares about people and works hard to get the best outcome for your case. If you are looking for an honest, caring and competent lawyer- Brett Szematowicz is your man!Incredibly Trustworthy, Knowledgeable and gets the Results You Want!
Brett Knows His Stuff!!!
Brett Totally Prepared Me 1000% For My DUI Case, I Had Complete Knowledge Every Step Of The Way. He Was Knowledgeable, And Confident In Providing Needed Information. I Am Most Grateful That He Was Able To Represent Me And My Outcome. I Will Reccomend Him Every Chance I Get To,Brett Knows His Stuff!!!
Brett (and Jason) did a fantastic job on my case, giving me the best possible outcome i could have hoped for. They're very friendly, approachable, and they offer a diverse and vast array of knowledge as it pertains to law. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone who needs an experienced DUI lawyer.Excellent Representation
From the first time I spoke with Mr. Szematowicz, he was very understanding of my situation. He answered every question I had for him honestly and made no promises. When Mr. Szematowicz explained things in legal terms that I was not familiar with, he was completely understanding, while then taking the time to word it so a person with a non legal background would understand. Through the entire process, he let it be known if I had any questions at all, to call! I spoke with him when I called often. When he was unavailable, a phone call was promptly returned. People like to feel understood. It's an uneasy feeling when you feel an attorney is "standoffish". Rest assured, Mr. Szematowicz is EVERYTHING but! He was courteous, professional, respectful, and very generous with his time. I would recommend his legal services to anyone in any case his services provide for. I will be using him again if I ever need representation again. A great person and a great lawyer!Outstanding Representation!
Two months ago, I was pulled over for an expired license greater than 6 months. Because of an ignorant mistake on my part, I was at risk of having a criminal misdemeanor placed permanently on my record. \r\n\r\nBrett (Szematowicz) was incredibly professional. He answered all of the questions I had and was very honest with me about the possible outcomes. I sent him my renewed license, and he accompanied me to court. Within five minutes, we were out the door and MY CHARGE WAS FULLY DISMISSED (I didn't even have to pay a court fee!). \r\n\r\nIf anything like this ever happens to me again (and I pray it doesn't!), Brett will be the first person I call. I HIGHLY recommend this firm to my friends and family. 5 stars!!!!!!HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Brett was extremely helpful, and effective!
My experience went off without a hitch. Brett was professional, but personable. He was extremely knowledgeable, and effective.\r\nI believe I got the absolute best deal possible in my case because of my lawyer. I am completely useless satisfied by my experience with Brett Sczematovicz , and Greater Tampa Law. Appologies if the name is misspelled.Brett was extremely helpful, and effective!
Best of the Best 10/10
I was facing a DUI charge and a speeding charge when I hired Brett & Jason. This was the first time I had ever had a run in with the criminal justice system, so I was very unaware of what the process would entail and how long it would last. From the beginning Brett & Jason went to work on my case to get me the best outcome possible. Throughout the process they were easy to get in contact with and very good at answering any and all questions I had for them. After Brett & Jason had acquired all the evidence for my case and they were able to look over it, they advised me that I should take my case to trial. They advised me to go to trial even after they could have secured a deal for me to plead to a lesser charge of reckless driving. This is where Brett & Jason really standout from other attorneys because they actually want the best possible outcomes for their clients. They easily could have told me that the plea deal would have been my best possible outcome and I would have listened to them and taken the deal, but instead they were honest and advised me that I should take my case to trial. I ended up deciding to listen to their advice and go to trial and 3 days before my trial the state prosecutor contacted Brett & Jason and told them my case was being dropped entirely. Had I not listened to their advice and just taken the plea deal I would have a conviction on my record forever. Instead I listened to them and my case was dropped and I am now in the process of having it expunged from my record. I hope to never have another run in with the law again, but if for some reason I do, I would hire them again without hesitation.Best of the Best 10/10
Brett was fantasic for the get. Best thing to do is what he tells you to do and do it in a timely matter.\r\n He will make go a way or get the charge lowered in most cases. Just remember do not blow, but if you did make sure you listen to Brett he can help. He likes cash, just saying.\r\n THANKS AGAIN BRETTDUI
I had gotten a DUI in September and was completely terrified of what was going to happen (I've never even had a speeding ticket before). Brett make the whole process so easy for me and helped get my BAC level reduced so I dont have to have the interlock. He was very patient and took his time to make sure I was satisfied with everything. I would definitely recommend him as a lawyerGreat lawyer
Knowledgeable, Caring, and Experienced Lawyer - All 3 Charges Dropped! If you are feeling unsure about what attorney to hire for your criminal case, I promise you that Greater Tampa Law will be your best choice. I went from feeling like I jeopardized my entire future over a stupid mistake to feeling relieved when I received a call from Brett that all of my four charges had been dropped. This was thanks to Brett’s unmatched knowledge of case laws and criminal charges as an attorney and Former Prosecuting Attorney. Brett worked hard on making sure that my case was dropped by spending endless hours communicating with me, understanding what happened, and figuring out the perfect way to go about making sure I would get my charges dropped or reduced. Whether it’s finding the best way to communicate with you, even if it’s through texting, or getting to know you by engaging in meaningful conversation- Brett truly cares about his clients. Brett’s character is what truly sets him apart from any other attorney in the Tampa Bay region. He doesn’t make false promises just to take your money. Brett critically analyzes every aspect of your case and presents you with every realistic possible outcome. Unlike the other 20+ attorneys I called when searching for a lawyer to take on my case, Brett took the time out of his day to listen, ask questions, and offer me a free in-person consultation. Immediately after meeting with Brett in person and discussing every single detail of my case, I knew that the countless hours I had spent searching for the perfect attorney had paid off. Not only was Brett the most knowledgeable, experienced, and passionate attorney I met, but he was the most affordable too! He understood that I was a broke college student and set up a payment plan that made it easy for me to pay. As someone who aspires to become a medical professional, I felt like I had jeopardized my entire future because of the four criminal charges I would have on my record. Thanks to Brett, I no longer have to worry about this. I took the time to research many attorneys’ track records, reach out to law firms all over Tampa, and experienced a win with my case by getting everything completely dropped. Therefore, take my word when I tell you to look no further when looking for the best criminal attorney in the Tampa Bay region! You won’t regret it.Knowledgeable, Caring, and Experienced Lawyer – All 3 Charges Dropped!
Excellent Communication, Kept me informed during entire case
Jason is an excellent attorney who works diligently for his clients. He is extremely knowledgeable and is always available to answer questions. I would absolutely recommend Jason as an attorney.Excellent Communication, Kept me informed during entire case
If you want the best look no further! Personal service, Knowledge and easy to reach 24hours a day! Relax and let him do it all
I have worked with him and his partner on a few cases and they are simply the best. Not only can you reach them by text, email or phone just about 24 hours a day to ask anything, they care about you and your case on a personal level. They work with you every step of the way, from money to the end of the case and beyond. There experience, skill and expertise along with the contacts they know make you feel like a friend and not a client. Thanks for all you have done!If you want the best look no further! Personal service, Knowledge and easy to reach 24hours a day! Relax and let him do it all
Best of the Best! Greater Tampa Bay's #1 right here, Jason Bard!
Lets face it, to the average person the judicial system can be very confusing. Jason Bard not only got to know me as a client but explained everything in depth from start to finish more then once when I was confused. He was always available for contact 24/7. Made me feel cared about verses a lawyer that "just wanted to collect money for the case and be done with it" He is the only lawyer I will refer to someone, and I will definitely use him for any further cases. Greater Tampa Bay's #1 right here!Best of the Best! Greater Tampa Bay’s #1 right here, Jason Bard!
Professionalism, Knowledge, and Care
When I needed the assistance of the guys at Greater Tampa Law, Jason and Brett handled my case with professionalism, knowledge, and care. Whenever I needed an answer to a question, whether procedure, process or advice they were always there with the answer. They worked hard and were able to successfully negotiate the outcome that I was hoping for. I appreciate all of their hard work and would recommend them to my own friends and family.Professionalism, Knowledge, and Care
Great Attorney very aggressive and totaly confident it what he does!!
Jason represented my daughter in a very serious case in which she was being accused of Robbery, from beginning to the end, he was very informative and kept us informed of everything that had to do with the case and also kept us very calm through the process. I knew from the 1st time I spoke with him that he was going to be a great attorney. We did take the case to trial and Jason and his partner where absolutely amazing and did not back down on any of the accusations to my daughter. Gratefully, she was found innocent of her false charges and we were able to beat every bit of the case, I referred him to a other friend and he also beat that case too, using Jason and his partner. I highly recommend Jason Bard.Great Attorney very aggressive and totaly confident it what he does!!
i never write reviews but jason made me want to
i asked jason at the end of our dealings together if there was somewhere I could write a review for him. He never asked me to write one, which i've been asked to do in the past by other lawyers and usually forgot or never wrote.\r\nJason is so kind and up front \r\nHe has integrity\r\nHe gets you a good deal and looks out for your best interest\r\n \r\nlike the title says, i dont ever write these things, so that should tell you how strongly i feel about the quality of work ethic and the way jason treats people\r\ni wish he could just represent me for anything that comes up for the rest of my life (traffic, living will, etc) but ill have to settle for knowing that at least in HIS area of expertise, ill never have to worry about finding a kind, patient, efficient lawyer i can trust, ever again\r\nyou should definitely give Greater Tampa Law a calli never write reviews but jason made me want to