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The Goal and Philosophy of The Sandefer Law Firm and How it Can Help You
Our goal is simple and straight forward–To be there for you, the client and to provide you with aggressive, high quality criminal defense and DUI defense representation, to maintain the highest level of professional and personal ethics, and to be known and respected for our knowledge, ability, preparedness, professionalism and our desire to provide the best possible criminal defense for our client.
Selecting the Right Criminal Defense Attorney for your case can be a daunting task.
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Honesty, Integrity, and Professionalism are words we live by at Sandefer Law Firm and are our pledge to you
As you can imagine, Experience, Reputation, and Commitment can make a tremendous difference in the outcome of any case, and that includes your case. In deciding on the best attorney for you and for your case, we urge you to ask around. Ask attorneys, judges, court personnel, friends, and neighbors. Our reputation speaks volumes. You will be confident you made the right decision in moving forward with your case.
Larry Sandefer and Sandefer Law Firm are AV rated under Martindale-Hubble’s Peer Review Rating TM* Process. This is the highest possible peer review rating given for both legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubble, the most trusted national attorney rating organization. Larry Sandefer is a Top Rated criminal defense attorney.*
Sandefer Law Firm handles defense of all criminal matters including DUI/BUI/Traffic, Drug related charges such as Trafficking, Possession, doctor shopping, false prescriptions, Sex Offenses, Lewdness, sex offenses against minors, Child Abuse and neglect, Domestic Violence, domestic violence by strangulation, Consumer Fraud and contractors charged with criminal offenses, Grand Theft and Petit Theft including shoplifting, Burglary, Aggravated Assault, Battery, Aggravated Battery with serious injuries, Resisting Arrest charges, Pornography, Internet Crimes, Weapons Offenses, 10-20-Life charges with firearms, all types of Homicide charges and degrees, Manslaughter as well as DUI manslaughter, White Collar Crime, Record Sealing, Probation Violations, Outstanding Warrants in and out of state, most Felonies, and Misdemeanors.
I know you have these questions, we have your answers
“I Have Been Arrested, What Can I do Now? I Need Help.”
“I need someone who knows the system and deals with the court system every day someone who knows what to do and who can defend my case.”
You Can and You Should Put an Experienced Pinellas County, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Attorney and Former Prosecutor to Work for You
Other questions we can help you with:
CLEARWATER CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER LARRY SANDEFER VIDEOS
Larry Sandefer is a former prosecutor, Division Director, and Lead Trial Attorney, with extensive experience in criminal law.
CLEARWATER, ST. PETERSBURG, PINELLAS COUNTY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
What we can do for you:
Larry Sandefer can assist you in obtaining release from jail, with outstanding warrants, record sealing or expungement, with Florida criminal appeals, with juvenile cases and defending all Florida criminal charges and accusations including:
- Drug Possession / Sale
- Drug Trafficking
- Florida Doctor Shopping
- Sex Offenses / Lewdness
- Internet Crimes
- DUI Defense/ BUI / Traffic
- DUI Manslaughter
- White Collar Crime
- Juvenile Offenses
- Violent Crime
- Florida Felony DUI
- Domestic Violence
- Child Abuse
- Theft / Burglary
- Consumer Fraud
- Violent Crime
- Aggravated Assault/Battery
- Home Invasion
- Weapons Offenses / 10-20-Life
- Homicide / Manslaughter
- Driving Offenses
- First Time Offenders
- Outstanding Warrants / Accusations
- Out of State Offenders
About our founding attorney
Larry Sandefer’s well deserved reputation as a criminal trial attorney began as a prosecutor. He was both a Former Division Director and Former Lead Trial Attorney at the State Attorneys Office. He is one of only a few defense attorneys who held both of these positions. As lead trial attorney he tried major cases including homicides, drug trafficking, as sex offenses among others.
A Division Director is one of the top positions at the state attorneys office. As one of only three Division Directors at the time he supervised and trained other experienced felony attorneys and misdemeanor attorneys. As a Division Director he was in the position where he was called on to make filing and sentencing decisions and recommendations. He reported directly to the elected state attorney.The positions of Division Director in the State Attorney’s Office in the 6th Judicial Circuit operate under the same framework with the same authority as they did when Mr. Sandefer was a Division Director. He is very familiar with the Judges in this Circuit and others. The State Attorneys office in the 6th Judicial Circuit covers all of Pinellas and Pasco Counties, including Clearwater, St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, and Dade City. The Judges are rotated between these locations.
As a Division Director, Larry Sandefer was also on-call for homicides and on the homicide response team for murders which had occurred and he responded to active homicide scenes where he advised the police and provided legal support. He trained other prosecutors. He has presented homicide cases to the Pinellas County Grand Jury. As a prosecutor and a defense attorney Larry has taken to jury trial over 20 first degree murder cases.
Having done over 200 jury trials which include numerous high profile trials, Mr. Sandefer is not hesitant to take on the big cases and to take cases to trial when necessary. These trials have included multi-jurisdictional homicides, death cases, sex crimes, and violent crimes, as well as DUI, theft, drug crimes and more.Larry is a graduate of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration Law Enforcement Training Course on undercover narcotics investigation techniques put on by the DEA which is designed as education for undercover law enforcement officers.
In his over 30 years of criminal courtroom experience , Clearwater criminal defense lawyer Larry Sandefer is extremely proud of the many honors and recognitions that he has received (please see our section on the attorney profile), however, he takes the most pride in the work that he has done for the individuals he has represented who have depended on him when they have been accused of a crime by the State of Florida and they face the full resources of the State. When you need a Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyer or a Pasco County Criminal Defense Lawyer, Call Sandefer Law Firm. Pinellas And Pasco County are both part of the 6th Judicial Circuit and have the same State Attorney and the same Judges.
- Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in the State of Florida by the American Society of Legal Advocates and the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys. Top rated criminal defense attorney by Tampa Bay Magazine.
Martindale AV Rated
Larry Sandefer and Sandefer Law Firm are AV rated under Martindale-Hubble’s Peer Review Rating Process.This is the highest possible peer review rating given for legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubble, the prominent national attorney rating organization.