Pawuk & Pawuk are experienced criminal defense attorneys, handling clients in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, and Hernando Counties.
We answer your phone calls.
We explain exactly what’s happening in your court case.
We have the courtroom experience to defend your rights.
If you find yourself in need of a criminal lawyer, you are probably thinking what do I do now that I have been arrested? You are frantically searching online for “defense attorneys near me.” And, you are dealing with it all, while secretly hoping that your court case will just “go away.”
Many of the criminal cases we handle do “go away” or are reduced. Call us today to see if we can make your case “go away”.
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If you are charged with a criminal act or under investigation, it is extremely important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. The earlier you obtain sound legal counsel, the more options you may have and the better your outcome will be.
DUI Arrests (Driving Under the Influence)
Don’t just go to court and plead guilty to “get it over with” on a DUI charge. If you have heard stories about people who have “gotten out” of their DUI’s, it’s because the likely hired an attorney to work their case. DUI’s are some of the most legally technical of all criminal cases. Don’t just hire the cheapest lawyer you can find.
Don’t be fooled by anyone’s advice. Drug charges are serious and can prevent you from things later in life that you may want to do. They should always be handled by an experienced attorney who is fighting for you and can strategize the best defense for your particular case.
The United States Citizenship & Immigration Service reports that 67% of all applications and petitions filed without legal counsel are DENIED. This happens because immigration law is one of the most complex areas of law in the United States. That’s why you need experienced attorneys who can help you through the immigration process by minimizing the confusion and cutting through red tape and excessive paperwork.
Florida Statutes require the police to take allegations of domestic battery very seriously. But, just because you were arrested does not mean the state will file formal charges. However, you will be required to sit in jail with no bond until you appear before a judge. You must make sure, as soon as you can, to hire an attorney before you receive a court date to minimize your chances of a bad outcome in your case.
Landlord and tenant relationships can be complicated and contentious. Disputes can easily arise between even responsible and well-meaning lessors and lessees. When this occurs, you need an experienced landlord/tenant attorney to protect your rights. Whether you are a landlord or a renter, and whether your dispute involves commercial or residential rental property, we can help.
Juvenile Criminal Law is different than Adult Criminal Law. There are different rules, different punishments, and different ways to defend your child against charges. A good juvenile criminal attorney knows these differences.
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Daniel N. Pawuk
Former State Prosecutor
Tampa & Clearwater, FL
15 Years + Experience
Fluent in Multiple Languages
Stephanie T. Pawuk
Former State Prosecutor
15 Years + Experience
Lead Trial Attorney
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About Pawuk & Pawuk, P.A.
The Law Offices of Pawuk & Pawuk are attorneys who handle criminal defense and immigration cases in Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, and Hernando counties.
We are former State Prosecutors in Clearwater, Florida and Tampa, Florida and have over 30 years combined experience.
We pride ourselves on taking care of cases from the beginning, before you ever see the inside of a courtroom.
Excellent law firm. I was able to call and speak immediately to one of the partners (Daniel). He first gave me advice on how to resolve the situation myself without having to engage his services. Then he told me how the case would proceed from there if that approach didn’t work, and told me exactly how much he would charge.
Bull dogs in the court room, Pillars in the community.
They are excellent in every way. Stephanie is very professional and calming. They understand all cases are individualistic and there are more sides to the story than just a case and charge.Will never use a different firm!
My family is still together thanks to GOD and my lawyer, Stephanie Pawuk. She is just flat out awesome.
Dan and Stephanie Pawuk are by far the best lawyers I have ever met. Before going to Pawuk & Pawuk I had hired another attorney in Pasco County … they were not only able to get me an awesome deal … they seemed to really care about me and did everything they could possibly do to get a favorable outcome for me. I couldn’t be more pleased.