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Tampa Bay – St. Petersburg
Criminal Defense Attorneys

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At Goldman Wetzel, we understand that right now you are going through a very stressful time in your life. That is why we are committed to providing aggressive representation and personalized client service. We know you have concerns regarding the possible loss of your license, civil liberties, and cost of representation. Our St. Petersburg criminal attorneys will promptly answer your questions regarding the possible outcomes and consequences of your particular situation.

Should I hire a
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Today, criminal defense is more challenging than ever before. Many first-time offenders are facing serious consequences including jail or prison time and sex offender registration. The government is continually increasing penalties and cracking down on crime. If you’ve been charged with a crime or are being investigated for one, you need a criminal lawyer early on in the process.


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Why Should I Hire the Criminal Defense Attorneys at Goldman Wetzel?

Goldman Wetzel is a criminal defense trial firm practicing in the Tampa Bay area, including Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties. Summer Goldman and Maribeth Wetzel have over 30 years combined experience. Ms. Goldman is a former prosecutor and Ms. Wetzel is a career defense attorney. With compassion and confidence, they zealously represent their clients.

Using a team approach to every case, Goldman and Wetzel defend all types of criminal and traffic related cases, from speeding tickets to serious felony charges in St. Petersburg, Tampa, Clearwater, and throughout the state of Florida. If you have been arrested, received a citation or are being pursued for questioning by the police, contact us now for a free case evaluation. Our St. Petersburg criminal attorneys provide aggressive representation to individuals who are charged with sex crimes, domestic violence or who are facing drug charges, weapons charges, theft charges or any type of criminal charges in Florida.


Drug Crimes

Possession of Drugs or Paraphernalia, Distribution, Trafficking, Cultivation / Manufacturing

Sex Crimes

Child Molestation, Child Porn, Rape / Sexual Battery, Sexual Exploitation of a Minor


First Offenders, Multiple Offenders, DUI Manslaughter

Violent Crimes

Battery, Child Abuse, Stalking, Harassment, Aggravated Assault, Homicide, Robbery, Weapon Charges


Assault, Battery, Sexual Assault, Stalking, Kidnapping, and False imprisonment.

Personal Injury

Auto Accidents, Slips and Falls, Medical Malpractice, Construction Accidents, Dog Bites, Defective Products

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