Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

The Capaz Law Firm is a full-service criminal defense law firm that serves clients in Tampa and Hillsborough County. We are committed to providing our clients personal attention and will work hard to achieve the best possible results. As our client, you will be considered a top priority and you can rest assured knowing your case will be handled by a criminal defense attorney who will treat your case just as seriously as you do.

Representation by an Experienced Lawyer

Your criminal case will be handled by a skilled and experienced attorney who has extensive training and familiarity with the Florida legal system. Prior to establishing the Capaz Law Firm, Dereck Capaz was a criminal prosecutor at the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office and a lead trial attorney of a felony criminal division, handling crimes from DUI with serious injury, drug trafficking, armed robbery, gun crimes, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, 10/20/Life cases, murder, and sex crimes.

Developing a Defense Tailored to Your Case

Having a skilled Tampa criminal defense lawyer on your side to protect and defend your rights is something that should not be underestimated. With an experienced criminal lawyer by your side, you can fight your criminal charges and seek to obtain a favorable outcome. An excellent defense strategy will require a thorough review of each and every aspect of your case and the circumstances surrounding your arrest.

From our first meeting, we will assess the facts and circumstances of your case and develop a defense plan that is tailored to your legal situation. We will analyze the State’s case carefully and conduct a meticulous investigation into all aspects of your case in order to find any errors or mistakes made by law enforcement.

A detailed investigation and plan of defense tailored specifically to your case is essential and help you to avoid a conviction, obtain a reduced charge, minimize the potential penalties or lead to a dismissal of charges.

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Dereck Capaz is a proud member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Learn More

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Dereck Capaz has earned the AV-Preeminent Rating for legal proficiency and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell and lawyers.com.

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