Lakeland Criminal Defense Attorney

Have you been arrested or charged with a crime in Florida? We're here to help when you need a criminal lawyer in Lakeland, Polk, Lutz, or Tampa, Florida. If you were charged with a crime you need the experienced criminal defense. We provide aggressive defense for felony charges, theft crimes, sex crimes, drug chargesDUI defense, misdemeanor, assault charges and more. Let us fight to protect your freedom in court.

Lakeland, Tampa, Lutz

Lakeland Criminal Defense Attorney


Experienced Criminal Defense Trial Attorney
– Always a defense attorney, NEVER a prosecutor.

My practice is devoted to the defense of criminal cases throughout the state of Florida.

I have always been a criminal defense attorney. You need an attorney that will be on your side. I was never a prosecutor trying to put you in jail. I see many attorneys put their former prosecutor’s badge on their website. Wasn’t it someone with a badge that arrested you and put you in this unfortunate position? You need someone who has always believed in helping individuals accused of a crime.

Every criminal defense lawyer says they are an aggressive lawyer, but what does that mean? For me, it means an attorney that’s not afraid to speak up in court for you and not afraid to take a case to trial. It is important to know that your attorney has tried cases as a criminal defense attorney and not just as a prosecutor trying to put someone like you in jail. Ask your attorney the last time he tried a case as a criminal defense lawyer and how many he has tried recently. I have the experience and knowledge to handle and take your case to jury trial.

I make it a priority to keep you informed about your case. It is very important that you understand each step of the criminal process, what the law is regarding your case, and your options on how to proceed. As your criminal lawyer, I am committed not only to defending your freedom but also to keeping you in the loop about the status of your case. Being charged with a criminal offense can be a frightening and confusing experience. Many people have questions about their rights and the criminal process such as:


  • Did the police have to read me my rights?
  • Were the police entitled to search me, my vehicle, or my house?
  • Did I have the right to an attorney at the time I was questioned?


  • Is all of the State’s evidence admissible in court?
  • Is there evidence that can be suppressed or thrown out?
  • Can the charges be dismissed with the filing of an appropriate motion?
  • What defenses do I have?
  • Is a trial necessary?


  • Am I facing a jail or prison sentence?
  • Does the crime I am charged with carry a minimum prison or jail sentence?

As a criminal trial attorney, I can answer these important questions. My experience in dealing with the courts and prosecutors can help guide you through the criminal process. Do not leave the outcome to this serious charge to chance.

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Son's Case was dismissed

Due to Tom's efforts my son's case was dismissed and my son's future remains in his own hands. Anyone in need of an criminal defense attorney extremely knowledgeable in the law and the local court system would be fortunate to find and utilize Tom's services.

A Criminal Defense Client; Florida
He Fights to Win

When our family was in a sticky situation, We hired Mr. Grajek. I am beyond thrilled with our choice. Called Tom and he was on the case right then and there without any hesitation. He fights to win your case. I would highly recommend Tom for any case!! Very professional, gives it to you straight and to the point!

A DUI Client: Lakeland, FL
Thomas Grajek is a great lawyer

After my husbands DUI, I met with a couple of lawyers but NONE were as attentive as Thomas Grajek. Thomas was able to
beat the DUI charge that I thought would be impossible. Not only did he save us money, he also helped
put our lives back. I would recommend Mr. Grajek to anyone in our situation. Thsnkd Tom!!!

A DUI & DWI Client
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Thomas C. Grajek

Thomas Grajek is strategic criminal lawyer licensed to practice in Florida and New York. Mr. Grajek is a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA), member of the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD), member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL), active member of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the technical division of Chemistry and the law (CHAL). Mr. Grajek is also on the faculty of the Bail Bond Educators of Florida lecturing on criminal law and the rules of criminal procedure.

Mr. Grajek has been a legal commentator on the local news. Recently Grajek was featured in the news for Defending a DUI case  resulting in every DUI arrest made by an entire police department being dismissed. Currently waiting on his lawyer-scientist designation to become official.