Any criminal charge should be taken seriously. You should make sure you are fully aware of your legal rights and options, potential defense strategies to prove your innocence, and how a misdemeanor or felony criminal case may directly impact your life, your future, or your basic constitutional liberties in the aftermath of your criminal case.

Robert Peddy is a Lakeland Criminal Defense Attorney – Lawyer, providing professional Misdemeanor and Felony Criminal Defense legal services encompassing Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Plant City, Tampa; Hillsborough, Highlands, Hardee, and Polk County Florida for the following practice areas:

Assault and Battery

Criminal Traffic Defense

Domestic Violence Defense

Drug Charge Defense

DUI Defense


Felony Charge

Misdemeanor Charge

Juvenile Crime Defense

Violation of Probation

White Collar Crime Defense

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We can help you at whatever stage of the criminal justice process you may find yourself, from bail hearings to trial representation to final resolution.


Given your unique needs, we take the most appropriate path for resolution in each particular case, whether through negotiating with the Crown or through more formal court proceedings.


Our efforts have earned us a reputation as reliable and effective lawyers within our community. As trial lawyers, we can routinely be seen in court, and our firm’s members are well-respected by the Crown’s office and the judiciary.

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Regarding criminal defense cases, our firm will:

  • Listen to your story;
  • Review all evidence mounted against you;
  • Investigate and analyze the facts to determine what your legal standing and options may be;
  • Seek to have your criminal charges dropped;
  • Seek to have your criminal charges reduced if the prosecution refuses to drop the charges;
  • Seek to negotiate a deal in which probation is granted instead of jail or prison time;
  • To aggressively defend your rights and freedoms if a criminal trial is unavoidable.

As a law firm providing professional criminal defense attorney & lawyer legal services, assisting Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Plant City, Tampa; Hillsborough, Highlands, Hardee, and Polk County Florida residents with the defense of misdemeanor and felony criminal charges, we utilize our experience to protect the legal rights and freedoms of each of our clients in an effort to achieve the best possible resolution when facing criminal charges.

If you have have been arrested and/or charged with a criminal offense, we urge you to seek the legal advice of an experienced Lakeland criminal defense attorney & lawyer. Contact the Law Offices of Peddy, P.A., at (863) 646-1421 to schedule a confidential legal consultation.

If you have been arrested and/or charged with a criminal offense, it is important to realized the magnitude of the adverse consequences of a criminal conviction, criminal plea agreement, or a plea of “no contest”.

If convicted of a misdemeanor or felony criminal offense you may be awarded a term of incarceration in county ail or state prison, depending upon the crime you were convicted of, and you prior criminal history. Fines, mandatory programs, or other penalties may also be included in the punishment handed down according to the sentencing guidelines.

A plea deal may still involve incarceration and other penalties. While in some cases accepting a plea may be in your best interest, in other cases obtaining the legal advice and representation of experienced legal counsel may provide you the opportunity to have the charges dropped or reduced even further than the prosecution’s office is willing to initially offer. Your attorney will ensure that if you accept a plea deal, it is the best deal you are able to achieve given the evidence which has been mounted against you.

Pleading “no contest” to a crime, while on the surface may seem like a good idea at the time, it actually takes away your ability to seek an appeal. It also virtually eliminates any chance of seeking damages if law enforcement violated your civil rights, or to have an internal investigation conducted regarding the actions of law enforcement officers relating to your arrest.

When facing misdemeanor or felony criminal charges, let your voice be heard. Contact the Law Offices of Peddy, P.A., by filling out the form on our website or calling (863) 646-1421.

The Law Offices of Peddy, P.A., aggressively defends the legal rights of those arrested or charged with a criminal offense in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Plant City, Tampa; Hillsborough, Highlands, Hardee, and Polk County Florida.

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