Joseph Montrone Jr., P.A.

Firm Overview

If you have been charged with a crime in the state of Florida, you need the help of an attorney who has the knowledge and experience necessary to defend your rights in court. At the law office of Joseph Montrone, Jr., P.A., I represent clients throughout the St. Pete/Clearwater area in criminal cases, including felonies, drug crimes and DUI charges. As a criminal and DUI lawyer with more than 21 years of experience, I have been able to protect the constitutional rights of clients in criminal cases across the region.

Bringing experience and compassion to your case

When you come to the law office of Joseph Montrone, Jr. for criminal defense services, you will have the advantage of my:

Extensive experience I have been a practicing attorney in the state of Florida for more than 21 years. In that time, I have taken on countless cases in my pursuit of upholding the state's legal system. I have a deep familiarity with the law, and I work tirelessly to make sure your day in court is fair and just.
Personalized service Every case I take on is different. That is why I treat my clients individually, so I can craft a defense plan that is specifically tailored to their individual needs. This ensures that they get the defense their case deserves.
Knowledge of both sides of the law Before focusing on criminal law, I spent the beginning of my career as a prosecutor in Florida. As a defender, my prosecution experience helps me understand the strategies and thought process of the other side. This allows me to prepare for the prosecution's approach so I can better defend your rights.
Skilled criminal defense services

The majority of my practice is dedicated to criminal defense cases including:

Felonies A felony is the most serious criminal offense with which you can be charged. These issues include violent assaults and serious drug charges. My Clearwater criminal law firm is prepared to fight for you in felony cases to make sure your rights are never infringed upon.
Misdemeanors I represent clients in court who have been charged with a misdemeanor, including light drug offenses, property crimes and certain sex crimes. Misdemeanor charges can carry with them up to a year in jail, so it's important to hire an attorney who knows how to navigate the legal system for you.
Fighting your DUI charge

Being charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol in the state of Florida can do irreparable harm to your personal and professional life. It can result in your license being suspended or revoked and cost you thousands of dollars in fines and legal fees. I help clients who have been charged with a DUI either get their charges reduced or thrown out altogether. Florida DUI penalties are stiff, so it's important to receive the defense of an accomplished attorney as soon as possible.

Contact an effective criminal defense attorney today

If you have been charged with a crime St. Pete/ Clearwater area, call the office of Joseph Montrone, Jr., P.A. today at 727.888.0102 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation. Remember, the sooner you act, the sooner I can fight for you.
Main Office
Main Office
The Alexander Building
535 Central Ave, Suite 314
St Petersburg  FL  33701
Phone
  • (727) 538-4155
Fax
  • (727) 264-0606
Websites
DUI and DWI
A Skilled Clearwater Criminal Defense Lawyer Helps Safeguard Your Rights in Court
Helping clients throughout the Clearwater/St. Petersburg area fight against serious charges

Being charged with a crime in the state of Florida is a serious matter that can have a devastating effect on your personal and professional life. If you are facing a criminal charge, you need to seek help from an attorney who knows how to defend your constitutional rights in court. At the law office of Joseph Montrone, Jr., P.A., I give your case the personal attention and effective service you deserve. I have been practicing law in the state of Florida for more than 15 years, both as a prosecutor and now as a criminal defense attorney. This experience on both sides of the law gives me an extensive familiarity with how the legal process works to get you the results you need.

Sophisticated criminal defense services

Any criminal case needs the help of an experienced defense attorney who knows how to get results. At my law office, I represent clients who have been charged with felonies and misdemeanors, including:

DUI I defend clients in court who have been charged with a DUI in the Clearwater area. I also push the court to either reduce or throw out the charges against you, depending on the evidence presented.
Drug charges Depending on the severity of the allegations against you, a drug charge may be considered a serious felony or a light misdemeanor. No matter the circumstances of your case, I stand by your side during the proceedings to make sure your constitutional rights are never infringed upon by the court.
Sex crimes If you have been charged with a sex crime, I help you understand the charges against you and help establish a defense strategy that is specifically tailored for your case.
Weapons charges I safeguard your constitutional rights against unjust weapons charges, including possession and trafficking cases.
Domestic violence Being charged with domestic violence can have an irreversible impact on your family life and reputation. I defend clients in court against false allegations and unwarranted restraining orders, so they can continue living the life they deserve.
Juvenile offenses Don't let a juvenile offense jeopardize your future. I provide clients under the age of 18 with sophisticated criminal defense with an eye toward their future.
Theft and property crimes In theft and property crimes cases, I fight the evidence presented against you and ensure that your day in court is fair and just.
Get the effective criminal defense services you need today

If you are in need of a Clearwater criminal defense attorney, it's important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Call the office of Joseph Montrone, Jr., P.A. today at 727.888.0102 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation on your case.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Criminal Defense/ and DUI defense is extremely interesting and rewarding to me. I enjoy having the opportunity to defend everyday people who have gotten themselves in a jam or tight spot and they need help to navigate through the criminal just system.

The system is complex and confusing and I like being able to defend my clients especially when perhaps the State has overcharged or wrongly charged them.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

I graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1995. Stetson has one of the best trial practice programs in the country. Upon graduation, I worked as a prosecutor in the Pinellas County State Attorney's Office. During my 6 Years there, I handled and tried numerous cases. My 19 plus years of experience working as a prosecutor and now as a criminal defense attorney enables me to skillfully handle all aspects of a criminal case.

Joe Montrone

Defending the constitutional rights of clients throughout the Clearwater/St. Petersburg area

At the law office of Joseph Montrone, Jr., P.A., I represent clients who have been charged with a crime in the Clearwater/St. Petersburg area. I have been an attorney in Florida for more than 19 years, and in that time, I have taken on numerous criminal cases for clients, including felonies, misdemeanors and DUI charges. I began my career working as a prosecutor in Pinellas County, Florida. Now, as a defender, I use that experience to understand how the prosecution thinks as I craft a defense strategy that is suited for your needs.

Experienced criminal and DUI defense

I focus my practice on criminal, DUI and personal injury cases. My practice covers felonies and misdemeanors including drug charges, sex crimes, weapons charges and theft and property crimes. The timing of your case is vital to its success, and the sooner you come to my office for help, the better service I can provide. With my personalized service and extensive knowledge of the law, you can rest assured you are getting the effective criminal defense you deserve.

Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney today

Call the office of Joseph Montrone, Jr., P.A. at 727.888.0102 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation on your criminal defense case.

Practice areas

Criminal law
Personal injury
Admissions

Florida, 1996
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1996
Education

J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 1995
B.A., University of South Florida, with honors, Political Science, 1991
Professional memberships

Clearwater bar
St. Petersburg bar
Member of United States Supreme Court
Supreme Court Bar Association

Joe Montrone

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