Plant City Criminal Defense Attorney

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Plant City Criminal Lawyer

Johnnie Byrd and David Barnhill are experienced Plant City criminal lawyers providing aggressive criminal defense to defendants with traffic, criminal traffic, DUI, misdemeanor and felony criminal charges. From the time you become a party of interest, through arrest, first appearance, bond hearing, arraignment, disposition, motions to suppress evidence hearings, to jury trial, you need the services of the criminal law attorneys to stand beside you and aggressively defend you. It is never too early to retain an attorney if you have reason to believe you are the target of a criminal investigation. Our attorneys will contact the State Attorney before charges are filed if you act to retain us promptly. Do not hesitate to call for a consultation, even if you only fear that criminal charges may be brought against you.

We handle the defense of all misdemeanor or felony crimes in Hillsborough County, Polk County, Pinellas County and Pasco County. We invite you to explore this website to learn more about various criminal charges and how Byrd & Barnhill can help you resolve your particular criminal charge.

Plant City Criminal Lawyer

If you have been questioned by a law enforcement officer or asked to give a statement to an investigator, contact us immediately. Remember, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.

Criminal Practice Areas

DUI - Driving Under the Influence
DUI Offenses
Administrative Hearings
DUI Breath Testing – Refusal to Submit
DUI with Property Damage or Manslaughter
Traffic Offenses and Tickets
Suspended or No Valid License
Reckless or Aggressive Driving
Fleeing, Eluding or Leaving the Scene
Vehicular Homicide
Drug Crimes
Possession of Prescription Drugs
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Possession with Intent to Sell - Trafficking
Violation of Probation
Early Termination of Probation
Violation of Probation Affidavit
Order of Probation
Bail Bond Hearings
Firearm and Weapon Charges
Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
Firearm Possession by a Felon
Carrying a Concealed Weapon
Improper Exhibition of a Firearm
Theft Crimes:
Retail Theft - Shoplifting - Worthless Check
Employee Theft - Embezzlement
Dealing in Stolen Property
Defenses and Motions to Suppress Evidence

Florida Criminal Defenses include the following:
Use of Deadly Force in Self-defense;
Use of Non-deadly Force in Defense of Self, Others, and Property;
Florida Entrapment Defense;
Involuntary Intoxication Defense;
Right to a Speedy Trial;
Insanity Defense;
Police Misconduct, Police Brutality, Civil Rights Violations;
Independent Act Criminal Defense Doctrine;
Voluntary Abandonment Criminal Defense;
Necessity or Duress Criminal Defense; and

Plant City Lawyers

Johnnie Byrd and David Barnhill

Johnnie and David have experience in family law, criminal defense, probate and guardianship, auto accident law and business and construction litigation. Read more about Johnnie Byrd and David Barnhill.

Personal Attention

You will work directly with the attorney handling your case and your calls and emails will be returned promptly so that you are always informed about the status of your case.

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Reasonable Fees

Our commitment is to charge you a fair and reasonable legal fee; however, we cannot quote an exact legal fee until we have evaluated your case. After a consultation by phone or in person, you will know where you stand legally and what it will cost to hire us.


Johnnie Byrd and David Barnhill have 50 years combined experience representing clients in Hillsborough, Polk, Pinellas, and Pasco Counties. We help clients resolve matters involving auto accidents, family law, probate, guardianship, DUI, criminal and business law.


As your lawyer, we will be dedicated to helping you find a solution to your legal problems - and above all, to having the peace of mind that your legal issue is being handled by an experienced and knowledgeable attorney at law.

Free Parking
Conveniently located just two blocks from the Plant City Courthouse
206 North Collins Street
Plant City, Florida 33563
Telephone (813) 759-1224
Fax (813) 759-1101