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Specializing in DUI and Criminal Defense Cases and serving all of Tampa Bay
Why should I choose Chris as my criminal defense attorney?
Having always practiced from the defense side gives me perspective in empathizing with clients and in knowing which defenses work and which do not. Many other criminal defense lawyers emphasize that they are "former prosecutors". While they no doubt have vast experience in prosecuting these types of cases, these are the same people that have put defendants like yourself in jail or prison and were unwilling to negotiate a reasonable result.
Former prosecutors who have rejected viable defenses are now tasked with asserting those same defenses with their former peers and colleagues. Many leave the prosecutor's office not because they have a genuine passion for representing the accused and standing up for a citizen's constitutional rights, but because it simply pays better.
As a former member of the US Navy, I am familiar with the concept of serving something greater than yourself. I look at each of my clients as an individual, and I empathize with their situation when it often feels no one else is on their side. I will fight for your rights and work passionately on your behalf to provide the best possible outcome for your case. I won't make you false promises just to get you to hire me (be wary of those that do), and I'll be honest and real with you about your case and answer all your questions as they arise.
I know facing a criminal charge can be anxiety inducing, confusing, and overwhelming (especially if this is your first offense), but I'll walk you through your case and make sure you understand the process. If you are looking for a highly experienced, knowledgeable, and defense-minded lawyer who you can trust, don't hesitate to reach out to me today. I will fight for the outcome you deserve.
-Christopher J. Beardslee
Serving the entire Tampa Bay area
Chris has worked in private practice on a wide range of criminal cases, including DUIs, drug charges, violent crimes, and sex crimes. He has achieved numerous dismissals on charges and reduced charges on serious offenses through his in-depth knowledge of criminal procedure and case law.
Chris received training on the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) Standardized Field Sobriety Exercises, the same course police officers attend during their DUI training. He also attended the Intoxilyzer 8000 Operator course and is highly familiar with the machine’s functions as well as its limitations.
Chris is a member of the National College of DUI Defense, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Florida Bar.
Chris is licensed to practice law in all Florida state courts, as well as the Federal Middle District of Florida. He is a graduate of The Florida State University College of Law. During his time at Florida State University, Chris was elected President of the Mock Trial Team and was certified by the Florida Supreme Court to act as trial counsel on criminal casesas a CLI for the Public Defender’s Office.
Chris is a Navy Veteran who has been deployed to Afghanistan, Japan, and Germany. During his service he earned his undergraduate degree in Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
Criminal Defense Attorney Chris Beardslee has handled thousands of cases in his career ranging from misdemeanor traffic and drug charges through mandatory life felony charges.
If you need a lawyer you can trust, contact Chris for a free consultation today.
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