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Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers

Former State Prosecutors focused on serious State and Federal Criminal Charges in Saint Petersburg, Clearwater and Tarpon Springs

Our goal is to deliver the highest of quality legal representation to those accused of crimes in the Pinellas County area. Our legal team represents clients charged with Pinellas County crimes in State and Federal Court including:


Whittel & Melton's success and reputation is based on an established track record of high quality legal work, performed by well-prepared lawyers who are devoted to their clients.

Because serious crimes demand a serious defense, you need seasoned attorneys on your side. With nearly 60 years of combined criminal law experience, our Pinellas County Criminal Defense team has experience negotiating favorable plea agreements for our clients, but we are also are skilled litigators who zealously advocate our clients’ cases to a jury.

Our St. Petersburg criminal defense team includes lawyers and a support staff of legal assistants, paralegals and private investigators who are committed to exceeding our clients' needs. We create a unique strategy to address the particular circumstances of each of our clients’ cases—you never receive “cookie cutter” representation from our firm.

If you, or a friend or family member, has been charged with a Federal crime or State crime in Pinellas County, Florida, including St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs or Clearwater, please call us to make an appointment for a free consultation, toll free at 866-608-5529, or locally at (727) 823-0000 so that we can meet with you to discuss your case and the defenses available to you.

We are available to our clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Whittel & Melton represents clients throughout Pinellas County, including those charged with crimes in the Bellaire, Bellair Beach, Bellair Bluffs, Bellair Shore, Clearwater, Dunedin, Gulfport, Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores, Kenneth City, Largo, Madeira Beach, North Redington Beach, Oldsmar, Pinellas Park, Redington Beach, Redington Shores, Safety Harbor, Seminole, South Pasadena, St. Pete Beach, St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs and Treasure Island.

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St. Petersburg, Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys
Whittel & Melton, LLC 727-823-0000


Below is a potential list of helpful information in your or your loved one's Pinellas County Criminal Defense case. Of course, for existing clients - all information and conversations must take place with our office first. BE VERY CAREFUL when or if you contact any state or government agency - any conversation may be recorded or transcribed for law enforcement to use against you.

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

Pinellas County State Attorney's Office

Pinellas County Judicial Services

Pinellas County Juvenile Justice

Pinellas County Clerk of Courts

Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections

Pinellas County Government

Pinellas County Property Appraiser

City of St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg Police Department

City of Clearwater

City of Dunedin

City of Largo

Largo Police Department

City of Tarpon Springs

City of Treasure Island

Justia Lawyer Rating
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Super Lawyers
American Association of Justice
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Avvo Rating
AV Martindale-Hubbell
Florida Justice Association
Best Law Firms 2015
BBB - Accredited Business
Best Lawyers
NAMIL LAW Founding Member
NAMIL LAW Founding Member
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Client Reviews
This firm was extremely helpful and courteous to deal with. I did not expect to need their services, but was fortunate to find such a great firm. Thank you for your services. E.S.
Great customer service. I was always kept updated on every new detail throughout my whole case. The staff made me feel very comfortable and confident in choosing their services. Highly recommend. C.B.
I have been to this office three different times and have not one complaint ! Always prompt and on point. I wouldn't pick any other office! R.S.
The staff was very attentive and answered all my questions regarding my criminal case. I was very pleased with the outcome and professionalism. C.V.
Could never see myself using any other law firm. My case was a difficult one it was handled with perfection and extreme professionalism. R.B.