Criminal Defense Attorney in Bloomingdale, Florida


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Whether you are under investigation for a criminal offense or have been arrested it is wise to seek legal advice. Trying to handle this situation on your own can easily lead to your making things far worse for yourself. Hiring a criminal defense attorney in Bloomingdale, like us, will ensure that does not happen.

We will guide you through the legal process. Starting with advising you how to cooperate with the authorities without inadvertently incriminating yourself. We will review the information we glean from you and law enforcement to quickly assess how strong the case against you is. This information combined with our 25+ years of experience will enable us to quickly work out an effective defense for you.

Where appropriate, we will negotiate with the authorities on your behalf. Also, if necessary, we can help you to secure bail.

We will do the necessary research, including finding and interviewing witnesses, to prepare a strong defense for you. Then represent you in court.

In short, when you hire us, we will take you through the entire legal process and make sure that you get the best possible outcome.

Find a Criminal Defense Attorney in Bloomingdale

Whether you live in Camelot Woods, Erin Arbor, Bloomingdale Oaks, Cambridge Cove, or the other areas of Bloomingdale, we are here to advise you. We have been working here for more than 25 years. As a result, we are remarkably familiar with the local enforcement and justice authorities and the way they interpret and apply the law.

It does not matter what type of offense you, or a loved one, has been accused of or arrested for, we have the necessary expertise to represent you.

Facing DUI charges in Lakeland?

Got arrested by Bloomingdale law enforcement?

Don´t worry or waste time wondering what to do next. Give us a call and take advantage of the free consultation we offer and let us guide you through the legal process.

We will examine the details of your case and explain to you each of the legal options that are available to you. This will enable you to work out what you want to do next.

When you hire a criminal defense attorney in Bloomingdale, you want to be sure that you are hiring someone that you can trust. Thomas C. Grajek is an experienced criminal defense attorney, who has law offices that are located very close to Bloomingdale. He is ready and waiting to lend his legal expertise for your criminal case.

When to get a Criminal Defense Attorney in Bloomingdale

Most people realize that being investigated by the authorities, accused of a crime, or arrested is serious. They know that should they be found guilty, their lives and that of their family could be turned upside down.

Yet, many people don´t ask a Bloomingdale attorney for support. This is partly because they believe that hiring legal counsel will make them look guilty. In reality, this is not the case. If you find yourself in any of the following situations your first step really should be to get in touch with a criminal defense attorney.

  •     If you have been made aware that you are being investigated for a criminal offense
  •     If you have actually been accused of a crime
  •     If you have been arrested for committing a criminal offense
  •     If you have a family member who is in any of the situations mentioned above

Understand the difference between Felonies and Misdemeanors in Florida

It is important to understand whether you have been accused of a felony or a misdemeanor. Doing so will enable you to make an informed decision about what to do next.


Currently, there are three degrees of felonies in the State of Florida. Typically, the crimes are viewed as more serious than misdemeanors.

The fines for those found guilty of felonies are high. Often, there will also be a prison sentence involved, which may be quite lengthy. Being convicted of a felony in Florida is likely to have a long-term negative impact on your life.


The list of crimes that are considered to be misdemeanors in the State of Florida is a long one. Currently, these offenses fall into two categories and includes things like theft and prostitution.

The fines are generally less than those that are handed out for felonies and you are less likely to go to jail for committing a misdemeanor. However, it is still a possibility.

You really should not try to handle them on your own. Even if you are only sent to jail for 60 days, that is still long enough for most people to lose their job and run up significant bills. Recovering from that could take you many years.

Get an experienced criminal defense attorney in Bloomingdale

In fact, you should not take any criminal charge lightly. Having a conviction on your record can make finding a job, borrowing money, or finding housing difficult, almost impossible

That is why you need a Bloomingdale criminal defense attorney who:

  •     Has plenty of experience of defending criminal cases
  •     Has expertise in Florida law
  •     Knows the courts in Bloomingdale and Lakeland well and is familiar with their processes
  •     Has the resources to handle the investigation, case preparation and legal matters in Bloomingdale

Hire a proven Bloomingdale criminal defense attorney like Thomas C. Grajek.

Call Thomas C. Grajek’s criminal defense law office in Bloomingdale today

When it comes to criminal defense, his credentials are impressive. As you will see, he is well-qualified and extremely experienced.

Educational background

Thomas graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY – Buffalo), where he studied Business Administration specializing in Finance. A foundation that makes him particularly good at defending clients from a business or finance background.

Then he attended the State University of New York´s School of Law and graduated in 1993. He passed both the Florida and New York Bar exams. Enabling him to practice in both states. But, he decided to focus on practicing in Florida and become a criminal defense attorney. So, he chose to work in the Law Office of Daniel Ciener. A practice that only handled criminal defense cases.

For Thomas C. Grajek, criminal defense is a passion. So, he invests time and money into subscribing to the best case law publications and updating his understanding of criminal law and how the courts apply it.

Criminal cases handled

It does not matter what you have been accused of, Thomas will have handled that type of case before. Here is a list of his main practice areas:

  •     DUI charges
  •     Drug charges
  •     Sex crimes
  •     Felonies
  •     Misdemeanors
  •     Violation of probation

The above is not an exhaustive list, by any means. You can find out more about the 30+ practice areas he covers by clicking here.

Case results

As you can see from this page, which contains details of his most recent cases, Thomas C. Grajek gets results.

When you click through, you will see that he has recently won several DUI cases. Including one in which he used video evidence to prove that his client was not driving in the way described by the officers. In another DUI case, he was able to demonstrate that there was likely to have been a problem with the Intoxilyzer breath test machine.

Of course, he occasionally loses a case. But, refreshingly he does not try to hide that from potential clients. He shares those too and learns from them so that he can continually improve the quality of the defense that he provides.

An approach that works. As you will see when you visit his cases page, he has recently successfully defended his clients against, DUI, prostitution, harassment, firearm, probation, assault, possession, and many other charges.

Free consultation from Thomas C. Grajek, Bloomingdale criminal defense attorney

Call Thomas C. Grajek’s Bloomingdale criminal defense law office to get a free consultation.

You can do so by calling either 863.688.4606 or 813.789.6404

Or, if you prefer, by filling out this brief contact form.

FAQ’s on finding a Bloomingdale criminal defense attorney

What’s the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor in Florida?

In Florida, the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor is normally the seriousness of the crime. Murder would be a felony, while shoplifting or disorderly conduct would be categorized as misdemeanors. Unsurprisingly, the fines and jail terms handed out for felonies are much harsher.

What should I do if I’m accused of a crime in Florida?

If you are accused of a crime in Florida, you should co-operate with the authorities. That means not resisting arrest. However, you should still consider exercising your right to remain silent and contact a criminal defense attorney that has experience of handling your type of case, as soon as possible.

What should I do if I get arrested by Bloomingdale police?

If you are arrested by Bloomingdale police, you should not resist that arrest. By law, you do not have to answer their questions without having been able to seek advice from an experienced attorney. It is wise to think about exercising that right and make it clear to the officers that you want an attorney.