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Our Practices

Drug Charge Defense

Drug Charges are very serious offenses which can carry criminal punishment, including jail time. We are here to help you fight for the best outcome!

Drug Trafficking

Elsea Law Firm, P.A. has over a decade of felony criminal law experience- including litigating Florida’s stringent drug trafficking laws.

DUI Defense

Being arrested for DUI is scary, but it is not the end of the world and our experienced Tampa DUI Lawyer is here to help you navigate the process.

Felony Charges

Being charged with a felony in the state of Florida can be a life-altering experience resulting in a wide-variety of severe penalties.

Juvenile Offenses

If your child has been charged with a crime, the Elsea Law Firm puts exceptional focus on not only assisting the child to obtain the best outcome, but also in working with the parents to put them at ease throughout the process.

Sex Crimes

The consequences associated with sex crimes are colossal, but the Tampa defense attorney here at the Elsea Law Firm are here to help you fight for vindication and to clear your name.

Theft Crimes

Theft charges can be very severe. The experienced theft defense lawyers at the Elsea Law Firm are here to help you defend your reputation and freedom throughout the criminal justice process.

Violation of Probation

A VOP is a very serious matter, that can lead to more harsh penalties and incarceration. We are here to bring our decades of experience to your defense!

Violent Crimes

Violent crimes are very serious charges and can not only threaten your freedom, but impact your ability to find good housing, employment, and much more in the future, if convicted.

Weapons, Guns, and Firearm Charges

Joel Elsea has years of experience, on both the defense and prosecutor side, and is exceptionally familiar with navigating gun charges in Tampa, Florida, Hillsborough County, and the surrounding areas.

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Experienced Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer

Joel Elsea

Joel Elsea

As a felony prosecutor for over a decade, Mr. Elsea saw how criminal cases are built from investigation through trial and sentencing on thousands of cases.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! We want to make sure not only are we a good fit, but that we can give you the best criminal defense representation possible. Our first, initial consultation is always free.

Many factors come into play when deciding the penalty for a DUI case. Punishment for first-time DUI will be significantly more lenient than those with multiple offenses. Penalties can include fines, suspension of driver’s license, and even jail time. If you have been arrested for a DUI, it’s highly recommended to contact an experienced Tampa DUI attorney.

Florida utilizes jail sentences and fines on an escalating scale depending on the number of offenses. If you have been charged with a DUI and have a previous DUI charge, contact an experienced DUI lawyer today!

One is NOT required by law to submit a field sobriety test. However, refusal may result in the suspension of your license if you have already been read your implied consent notice.

Operating any kind of vehicle with a blood alcohol level over 0.08% is considered being under the influence of alcohol in the State of Florida.

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Yes, I agree to terms and conditions of the contact form disclaimer.

Submitting or completing this form does not create an attorney client relationship with our firm, nor does it create an attorney client relationship with any attorney in the firm. Our law firm cannot agree to represent you until we determine there would be no conflict of interest and notifying you that you are a client. In our firm, you only become a client after we have agreed in writing to a contract and it is sent to you, signed by you and finally signed by an attorney in the firm and received back into our office with payment for services. Any information sent to our law firm or to anyone in our law firm via this website, before we have agreed to represent you and you become a client IS NOT considered confidential nor will it be treated as confidential. Information submitted to the Law Firm before an agreement, in writing signed by an attorney in the firm, will not bar the law firm from representing or continued representation of someone who’s interests are adverse to yours in connection with your case.