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    With over 20 years of experience, we focus solely on Criminal Law and Injunctions.

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    “Mr. Hanlon has the confidence and experience you need when dealing with possible criminal charges.”

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  • Time is of the essence

    Hanlon Law knows that time is of the essence, we move quickly to protect your future.

    Watch Video
  • Experience

    With over 20 years of experience, we focus soley on Criminal Law and Injunctions.

    Meet Our Attorneys
  • Client Relations

    “Mr. Hanlon has the confidence and experience you need when dealing with possible criminal charges.”

    View Testimonials

Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer

The Hanlon Law Firm


More than 20 years of experience and a reputation as a formidable advocate

When you’ve been arrested or even just questioned by police, it can be a frightening experience. A criminal conviction can turn your life upside down, deprive you of your freedom, and strip away your reputation and standing in the community. Fortunately, just because you have been questioned, arrested, or charged does not mean you’ll be convicted. To avoid the disaster that your life could quickly become if you are, you’ll need to have a top-notch criminal defense attorney working for you.

He will never push you into a plea bargain for expediency if it is not in your best interest and will explore all avenues to identify the most effective defense...

That means that even if you qualify for the services of a public defender, you should resist the temptation to save money by not havening a private attorney. This is no time to take a chance with less than the best. That is not to say that PDs are not smart and dedicated attorneys. They often are, but they simply have too many cases to give yours the detailed attention it deserves. Very often, a public defender will push you into a plea bargain to dispose of your case as quickly as possible. I you want to have the charges dismissed or to be acquitted at trial, choose the best defense attorney you can find.

In the Tampa Bay area, attorney Will Hanlon has more than 20 years of experience and a reputation as a formidable advocate when you’re facing the possibility of a criminal conviction.

Why Should You Choose Will Hanlon for Your Defense?

Will Hanlon knows that having a criminal record will affect your life in more ways than the legal penalties you’re facing. If you’re convicted, even after you serve your sentence, you will probably find it extremely difficult to get a decent job or obtain housing. You will be disqualified from receiving financial aid, so it will be difficult to advance your education, and you can lose your right to vote, hold public office, serve on a jury, and own a gun. Your friends and even your family may lose their trust in you. Your life will never be the same again.

Will is committed to protecting you from these dire consequences and will give your case the detailed attention and preparation needed to produce the best possible outcome for you. He will never push you into a plea bargain for expediency if it is not in your best interest and will explore all avenues to identify the most effective defense given the circumstances of your case. He is dedicated to defending the constitutional rights of every one of his clients. He will leave no stone unturned to achieve a successful resolution of your case with the least amount of stress and the fewest negative consequences to your future.

Client Testimonials


  • EXCELLENT DEFENSE ATTORNEY

    I retained Mr. Hanlon for two cases... He handled both cases very quickly and without me present. The end result was all three charges on two separate cases were dismissed. I couldn't be more pleased with the service I received from Mr. Hanlon.

  • TOP NOTCH ATTORNEY

    Excellent attorney! Will handled my petty theft case with the utmost professionalism and kept me informed of my options and choices every step of the way. The evidence was highly circumstantial and predatory, but luckily the whole case was null processed. I highly recommend Will because of his expertise and knowledge.

  • SUCCESSFUL REDUCTION OF MY CHARGE

    Mr. Hanlon was extremely professional in handling my DUI case. His office was very helpful in answering all my questions. I was so pleased when he reduced my charge from a DUI to Reckless Driving. It was a weight off my shoulders. I would highly recommend him for any DUI case based on his high success rate in reducing the charges. Thanks again Mr. Hanlon.

Felonies / Misdemeanors


In the realm of criminal law, felonies are the acts considered the most offensive to society. From tax fraud to homicide, felonies carry such penalties as lengthy jail time, significant fines and even the possibility of death for the most serious offense. In addition, acts that would normally be considered misdemeanor offenses may be elevated to serious felony offenses based on aggravating factors, such as the location of the crime or the victim’s demographic. Misdemeanors are generally considered less serious crimes and carry lighter penalties than felonies.