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Always a defense attorney,
NEVER a prosecutor

MY PRACTICE IS DEVOTED TO THE DEFENSE OF CRIMINAL
CASES THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF FLORIDA

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If you have been arrested, one of the first things a criminal defense attorney does is file a “Demand for Discovery” and serve it on the prosecutor.  This helps prepare the defense of your case by requiring the prosecutor to turn over information and evidence to the defense lawyer.  This is an essential tool in the defense of a case because it lets the attorney and defendant know what they are up against, what defenses are available, and where the prosecutor’s evidence is lacking on an essential element of the crime.  However, once a defendant chooses to participate in Discovery, the Rules of Criminal Procedure in Florida place an obligation on the defense as well.  “Discovery” is a two-way street.

Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.220 (d) requires the defendant to also provide:

  • A written list of the names and addresses of all witnesses whom the defendant expects to call as witnesses at the trial or hearing,
  • Any witness statement (other than the person arrested),
  • Reports or statements of defense experts (including results of physical or mental examinations and of scientific tests, experiments, or comparisons),
  • any tangible papers or objects that the defendant intends to use in the hearing or trial.

The prosecutor is also allowed to inspect, copy, test, and photograph the above information and material that is in the defendant‘s possession or control.

That is why it is very important that you start collecting evidence in your case IMMEDIATELY.  This may include text messages, voice mails, pictures of the alleged scene, witness names and phone numbers, letters, or anything else that may help in the defense of your case.  If you wait until the day of trial, the judge could rule that you committed a DISCOVERY VIOLATION for not timely revealing the information and the court may EXCLUDE it from evidence!  That means the evidence would be inadmissible and the jury would never hear your evidence!

If you have been arrested, collect this evidence right away and get it to your defense attorney!  Otherwise the evidence may be destroyed (such as a gas station video, evidence may have to be subpoenaed to obtain it, and it could be excluded if not timely disclosed to the prosecutor.

If you have been arrested, retain an experienced criminal defense attorney that knows Florida’s Rules of Criminal Procedure!

I handle ALL CRIMINAL CHARGES!

DON‘T HESITATE!!!   PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS!!! 

CALL POLK COUNTY CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER THOMAS C. GRAJEK NOW !!!

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Lakeland

112 E Poinsettia St Lakeland, FL, 33803

(863) 688-4606

Tampa

4107 N. Himes Ave #200 Tampa, FL, 33607

(813) 789-6404

Lutz

24140 FL-54 #101e Lutz, FL, 33559

(727) 457-8660

Testimonials

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!!!

Thomas Grajek is a great lawyer

Excellent Attorney....called this attorney on a Saturday. He was quick to call me back and even gave me free advice as to how to handle the situation we were in. We ended up hiring him best decision we made. Would recommend this attorney to anyone.

Thomas Grajek is a great lawyer

Got a DUI a few months ago and got Toms name from a friend of mine.. I am more then satisfied with the way he handled my case and the way he kept me informed the whole time.. I got off on reckless with a with hold which i am more then happy to have on my record then a dui... He's a very down to earth guy and definitely trys to relate to where ur comin from.. I would with no doubt recommend Tom to friends and family... Thanks Tom ur the best!!!!!!

Thomas Grajek is a great lawyer

Great DUI Lawyer!! He got my DUI dropped to a reckless driving charge!! definitely went above and beyond for my case!!!He is very easily accessible and always promptly returned my phone calls/emails.

Thomas Grajek is a great lawyer

I have just moved to the Tampa area. I was intoduced to Tom after being arrested for a DUI. Within minutes of being bonded out Tom came to my place of employment with all needed documents to "get the ball rolling". He always kept me informed on my case and when the time came for my hearing, I plead guilty to wreckless and had no fines and very little commuity service. Thomas Grajek is a great attorney and I feel he would be a valuable assett in anyone's defense.