#1 Criminal Lawyer in Tampa - Patrick B. Courtney, P.A.

At Patrick B. Courtney, P.A. we handle every case personally and fight relentlessly on behalf of every client.
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LARCENY | Some examples of possible larceny charges are thefts of bicycles, thefts of motor vehicle parts and accessories, shoplifting, or the stealing of any property or article that is not taken by force, violence, or by fraud. Attempted larcenies may also be included in offense totals.

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Florida does not have a “public intoxication” law. But, there is a disorderly intoxication law in this state that addresses public intoxication that disturbs the public. A person can face disorderly intoxication charges if they are:

🚫Intoxicated or Drinking Alcohol
🚫In A Public Place

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2 months ago
Though Patrick Courtney is primarily a criminal defense attorney, he has represented me in an extremely complicated and lengthy civil matter with the highest level of knowledge and professionalism. Mr. Courtney has worked tirelessly in my defense, going above and beyond to assist me in my current legal situation. I appreciate all he has done on my behalf and would highly recommend him to anyone seeking outstanding legal representation.
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2 months ago
So here's the thing about Mr. Courtney: you might think, because he is a criminal defense attorney, that he would be tough and hard to talk to. But he is compassionate and he listens to his clients, and he cares about them. However, he IS tough when he defends his clients, that's for sure. So if you're looking for a criminal defense attorney in the Tampa area who cares about you as an individual and is willing to fight to get you the best possible outcome for your case, that's Patrick Courtney.
- Chris V


If you are charged with a crime in the Tampa Bay area, you must have the advice and services of the right Tampa criminal defense attorney. Criminal convictions are penalized with stiff fines, probation, a lasting criminal record, and in some cases, jail or prison. Your freedom, your family, and your future may be at risk, but the right defense attorney will protect your rights and fight hard for the truth, justice, and freedom you need.

In the Tampa Bay area, attorney Pat Courtney resolves criminal charges against his clients aggressively and completely. He will work with you personally through every step of the legal process. Pat Courtney believes that you are innocent until and unless every element of the charge against you can be proven in a court of law. If you are arrested and accused of a crime, don’t panic. Instead, call defense attorney Pat Courtney – at once.


The right attorney should offer straightforward legal advice, listen to you, and guide you from start to finish through the criminal justice process. Patrick Courtney will explain exactly how the law applies to your case, what may happen to you, and how you can help in your own defense. He will develop an effective, proactive defense strategy on your behalf.

In most criminal cases, the first step is to try having the case dismissed. If your case can’t be dismissed, it may go to trial, where Mr. Courtney will cast doubt on the evidence against you to help return a not guilty verdict; we’ll bring in skilled investigators and expert witnesses to help. If the state’s evidence is overwhelming and a conviction is unavoidable, Mr. Courtney will negotiate for an acceptable plea bargain or alternative sentencing.


You’ll have a ten-day window to take action, or your driver’s license will be automatically suspended. You’ll need to reach Pat Courtney at once if you hope to keep your license. What are the penalties for a DUI or BUI conviction? The penalties for a first offense can include six months in jail, a $1,000 fine, and a one-year driver’s license suspension.

There are additional penalties for “aggravated” circumstances in a DUI case as well and every Florida driver should know what they are. If your blood alcohol content (“BAC”) level measures at or above 0.15 percent when you are arrested, you may face a mandatory doubling of fines; court-ordered installation of an ignition interlock device in your vehicle; and additional jail time. However, attorney Pat Courtney can ensure that an aggressive, effective defense is offered on your behalf.


Whether you’ve been charged with a traffic offense or a violent felony, you will quickly need the right criminal defense lawyer’s experience, advice, and services. For over two decades, defense attorney Pat Courtney has successfully defended clients charged with traffic violations, DUIs, and serious felonies. His extensive legal background – and his reputation for aggressively representing his clients – make him the right attorney for you. He will ensure that you receive just and fair treatment from Florida’s criminal justice system. 

At Patrick B. Courtney, P.A. we offer the following services to our clients:

  • Alternative sentencing
  • Burglary
  • Domestic voilence
  • Out of state defendants
  • Theft crime
  • Warrants
  • Domestic violence injunctions
  • Assault & battery
  • Child abuse
  • Drug crime
  • Probation violation
  • Traffic tickets
  • White collar crimes
  • Bail information
  • Cyber crimes
  • DUI
  • Sex crimes
  • Violent crimes
  • Sealing & expunging records

If you are charged with any felony or misdemeanor – anywhere in or near the Tampa Bay area – do not plead guilty, and do not try to act as your own attorney. Far too much – including your freedom – will be at stake. Instead, call Tampa defense attorney Pat Courtney at (813) 967-2000, and he will put his considerable legal skills and experience to work for you. 

Patrick B. Courtney, P.A.
212 W Platt St Tampa, FL 33606

The top criminal defense attorney in Tampa is Patrick B. Courtney, P.A. and they serve all of Tampa, FL.

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Tampa, FL 33606
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