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Leslie Miller Sammis

Leslie Miller Sammis

Tampa DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Domestic Violence, Criminal Law, DUI & DWI...
  • Florida, Georgia
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I represent clients charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses throughout the Tampa Bay area. I am a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL), the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). Additionally, I am an attorney on the NORML Legal Committee which fights for the reform of marijuana laws in Florida and throughout the country.I graduated with Honors from the University of Florida College of Law in Gainesville, Florida, in 1999, and served as Vice Chair on the Executive Board for the UF Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Board. I completed internships at the State Attorney's Office for the Fourth Judicial Circuit prosecuting cases in the felony division, and the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division, working with federal prosecutors. I also completed a federal judicial internship with the Honorable Henry Lee Adams, Jr., United States District Judge, for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division. After gaining valuable trial experience working with state and federal prosecutors, I became an Assistant Public Defender in the Fourth Judicial Circuit in Florida defending individuals charged with misdemeanor, juvenile and felony offenses. More than twelve years ago, I entered private practice as a criminal defense attorney representing individuals charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses. Call 813-250-0500 to discuss your case.

University of Florida
J.D. (1999) | Law
Honors: Graduated with Honors; Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Executive Board
Activities: Competed in State and National Moot Court Competitions
University of Oklahoma
B.A. | Philosophy
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Escobar, Ramirez and Associates
Associate Attorney
Head, Thomas, Webb & Willis
Before moving back to Florida, I had the pleasure of working with the criminal defense attorneys at Head, Thomas, Webb & Willis, which is Georgia's largest and most recognized DUI defense law firm.
Assistant Public Defender
Public Defender's Office in the Fourth Judicial Circuit
After graduating from law school, I began my career as an Assistant Public Defender fighting to protect the rights of clients charged with misdemeanors in county court. I was promoted to juvenile court and then a felony division in Circuit Court in the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida.
Articles & Publications
How to Apply for Early Termination of Probation in Florida
AVVO Legal Guide - Staff Pick
Legal Assocations and Organizations
Lawyer Legion
How Can I Fight my Tampa DUI Refusal Case?
Tampa FL DUI Website
Speaking Engagements
Marketing the Certification Credential – Reports from Lawyer Legion, 2014 National Specialization Roundtable, Long Beach, California
American Bar Association
Leslie Sammis, a founder of Lawyer Legion, will update attendees on the efforts of this organization to collect comprehensive information about certified specialist lawyers and to market their credentials to consumers nationwide.
Professional Associations
Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Lifetime Member
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer (FACDL)
Lifetime Member
National Organization of Criminal Defense Lawyers
NORML Legal Committee
National College for DUI Defense
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Georgia State Bar
- Current
Florida State Bar # 185825
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Reasonable rates for all misdemeanor and felony charges in Hillsborough County, Florida, and the surrounding areas. Call to discuss your case with an attorney and find out the exact charge and payment plans available.
Practice Areas
  • Domestic Violence
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Juvenile Law
  • Military Law
  • White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Areas
  • Drunk Driving
  • Habitual Traffic Offenders
  • License Suspensions
  • Post Conviction
  • Restraining Orders
  • Seal and Expunge
  • Shoplifting
  • Vehicle Forfeiture
  • Violation of Probation
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Tampa DUI Attorney Blog
Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney
Tampa Criminal Defense and DUI Attorney
Tampa Shoplifting Attorney Discusses False Accusations of Shoplifting or Retail Theft

Shoplifting attorney, Leslie Sammis, in Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL, talks about fighting a false accusation for petit theft or retail theft. Learn more about the civil demand letter and how loss prevention officers do their job. If you have been arrested for shoplifting, retail, or petit theft, watch this video for more general information.

Florida Criminal Record Expunge Attorneys | Tampa Record Sealing Lawyers

General information about sealing or expunging a criminal record under Florida law.

Tampa DUI Lawyer on Defending Florida Drunk Driving Charges

Tampa DUI Lawyers discusses fighting DUI charges in Hillsborough County, FL. Protect your Florida Driver's License after a DUI arrest. Topics including DUI refusal, first DUI, felony DUI, and Florida FR-44 insurance.

Tampa Violation of Probation Attorney on VOP Warrant

Tampa Attorney on fighting Violation of Probation cases in Hillsborough County, FL. VOP Lawyer discusses defenses and ways to avoid additional jail time even after a "no bond" warrant has been issued.

Tampa Domestic Violence Attorney | Florida Domestic Battery Lawyer | Hillsborough County

Tampa Domestic Battery Lawyer discusses domestic battery (touch or strike) or domestic violence charges in Hillsborough County, FL. Find out more about restraining orders in Tampa (aka orders of protection against domestic violence). Topics including stalking, cyberstalking, violation of injunction, and dating violence.

Contact & Map
Sammis Law Firm, P.A.
Tampa Office
1005 N. Marion Street
Tampa, FL 33602
Telephone: (813) 250-0500
Sammis Law Firm, P.A.
New Port Richey Office
7509 Little Road
New , FL 34654
Telephone: (727) 807-6392