Plant City Criminal Lawyers

Johnnie Byrd and David Barnhill are experienced Plant City criminal lawyers providing aggressive criminal defense to defendants with traffic, criminal traffic, DUI, misdemeanor and felony criminal charges. From the time you become a party of interest, through arrest, first appearance, bond hearing, arraignment, disposition, motions to suppress evidence hearings, to jury trial, you need the services of the criminal law attorneys to stand beside you and aggressively defend you. Our attorneys have an excellent relationship with and the full respect of the State Attorney’s Office which allows our firm to potentially stop a criminal charge or arrest before it happens. Do not hesitate to call for a consultation, even if you only fear that criminal charges may be brought against you.

Felony Charges

Plant City Felony Criminal Lawyer Johnnie Byrd and David Barnhill are experienced Plant City criminal lawyers providing aggressive criminal defense to defendants charged with felony and serious criminal charges.

DUI & BUI Charges

If you have been arrested for DUI our law firm can help you defend the charges at the courthouse in Bartow, Tampa and Plant City in an effort to guide you through the system with the legal advice on DUI charges that you need.

Misdemeanor Charges

A misdemeanor is any criminal offense that is punishable by a term of imprisonment in a county correctional facility, except an extended term, not in excess of one year. Minor theft, assault and drug possession charges are treated as misdemeanors.

Traffic Tickets

If you have been cited or arrested for a criminal or civil traffic infraction, contact us immediately. You only have a limited time to protect your right to an administrative hearing and to request a trial on your citation.

Criminal Investigations

The State has many tools available to investigate criminal conduct. These include search and seizure of evidence, wire taps, lineups, interrogation of suspects and pretrial discovery motions. The law is complex and those accused of crimes need to retain legal counsel as soon as possible.


Criminal charges begin with the apprehension or taking into custody of an alleged offender so that he may be brought to court to answer for a crime. An unlawful arrest may lead to the suppression of evidence and the dismissal of the criminal charges.

Bail & Recognizance

The object of bail in a criminal case is to allow the accused to be released until trial and to secure the appearance of the accused in court to answer the charges. Criminal defendants are entitled to reasonable bail and in some cases to be release on their own recognizance.

Probation Revocation

The lawyers at Byrd & Barnhill have experience assisting persons who have been incarcerated for probation violations. Let us represent you at your probation revocation hearing.

Sentencing & Probation

If convicted, the defendant can be sentenced to incarceration or placed on probation or community control consisting of community supervision requiring specified contacts with parole and probation officers and other terms and conditions as provided.

Act Now - Call Us at 813-759-1224

The sooner you hire a lawyer, the sooner you will have the benefit of the insight of a knowledgeable Criminal Defense Attorney to assist you in navigating through the complicated legal process.  Your attorney can advise as to what to do, and what not to do, to help your case proceed in a positive direction.  Your Tampa / Plant City Criminal Defense Attorney can negotiate with the prosecuting attorney and the judge in your case to pursue the possibility of having the charges in your case reduced to a lesser charge, or given the facts and circumstances, possibly dismissed. Plant City Criminal Lawyer If you have been questioned by a law enforcement officer or asked to give a statement to an investigator, contact us immediately. Remember, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. A Plant City Criminal Attorney can Help If you (or a loved one) have been arrested for a criminal offense in Tampa or in Plant City or anywhere else in Hillsborough County it is important that you consult with an experienced and knowledgeable Tampa / Plant City Criminal Defense Attorney.