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The Law Office of
J. Andrew Crawford

Criminal Defense | Criminal Appeals | Injunction Appeals

Serving Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

Mr. Crawford has achieved a dual Board Certification in Criminal Trial and Appellate Practice



Welcome to The Law Office of J. Andrew Crawford. Mr. Crawford is a Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer and Board Certified Appellate Attorney by the Florida Bar. He is a Preeminent AV Rated Lawyer rated by Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest rated peer review a lawyer can receive from judges and lawyers. Mr. Crawford has extensive trial and appellate experience. He has obtained Not Guilty verdicts on cases ranging from Murder to Driving Under the Influence. He has also had numerous appeals reversed, including having a death sentence converted to life in prison before the Florida Supreme Court. Please see recent cases for more information!

Mr. Crawford is a sole practitioner. You will always be able speak directly with him. He limits his cases solely to criminal defense and appellate practice. Your case will have his complete attention and you will never be passed down to a less-experienced attorney. Personal service and client contact is his priority and his mission is to provide you with aggressive and personalized legal representation. Mr. Crawford is a criminal defense attorney handling cases in Pinellas, Manatee, Hillsborough, and Sarasota Counties. He also handles appellate cases all over Florida.

If you or a loved one have been arrested or are being investigated, contact us today for free consultation. Do not wait until charges are filed. You are much more likely to have the charges dismissed or have lesser charges filed when there is an attorney involved. Call or email us to discuss the benefits of having a Board Certified Criminal Law and Appellate Expert who knows the process by your side to guide you and talk with law enforcement. Call us today!

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Services We Provide

Providing comprehensive legal representation in criminal defense and appellate matters. Dedicated to protecting clients’ rights with a focus on excellence and a deep understanding of the criminal justice system.

All Criminal Charges Including:

Murder, Manslaughter, Arson, Drug Offenses, Theft and Exploitation Offenses, Sexual Offenses, Domestic Violence, Driving Under the Influence (DUI), White Collar Crimes.

Appellate Practice

Injunction Appeals, Criminal Appeals, Postconviction Appeals (3.850), Sentencing Appeals, Civil Appeals.

Injunction Hearings

Domestic Violence Injunctions, Sexual Violence Injunctions, Dating Violence Injunctions (DVI), Repeat Violence Injunctions.

Why Choose the Law Office of J. Andrew Crawford

Choose Andrew Crawford, Esquire for a trusted advocate who will fiercely protect your rights in criminal defense and appellate matters.

Experience & Expertise

Andrew Crawford brings unparalleled expertise to every case. His extensive trial and appellate experience, including successfully argued cases before the Florida Supreme Court, ensures clients are in capable hands.

Proven Track Record

From securing Not Guilty verdicts in complex murder cases to winning appeals that reverse unjust convictions, Andrew Crawford’s track record exemplifies his dedication to achieving favorable outcomes for his clients.

Personalized Attention

As a sole practitioner, Andrew Crawford guarantees that every client receives direct access to him. Your case will never be passed down to a less-experienced attorney, and he will providing you with personalized legal representation.

Passion for Justice

Andrew Crawford’s passion for justice drives him to fight tirelessly for his clients’ rights and interests. He stands by your side, guiding you through the legal process and ensuring that you receive the aggressive representation you deserve.

® CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings evaluate two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards ®


Real Stories, Real Results: Hear from Our Satisfied Clients

I recently needed help with a matter that is personal and was a malicious attack on me as a person. Designed to hurt my name and reputation. I hired Andrew as he works out of the same office as my Family Law Attorney. From the moment we met Andrew put both my wife and I at ease. He was a true advocate for both myself and my family. His communication with his client is quite frankly the best I have ever experienced. He was on the case and following his advice the false allegations that were claimed about me were quickly dismissed as such. Andrew would take his time just to call and make sure my family and I were ok. If he could only reach my wife due to work he would make the time to call me as well just to make sure I was up to speed and nothing was lost in translation. Andrew is a credit to his field. If you need help. If you need an advocate on your side who will keep in touch with you every step of the way Andrew is the attorney for you. Talk to him I'm sure you will be as satisfied as I was.


Hope Floats Above It All.

Andrew Crawford, a stranger to me, took on two cases which were turning my life inside out. Didn’t think there was hope until he efficiently and professionally proved my innocence by his thorough knowledge of the law. Can’t say enough good about him! I can now exhale. My only regret is that I didn’t know him earlier on! Great attorneys give us hope! Thank You, Sir!


Mr. Crawford is truly a brilliant attorney. I’m a retired veteran in Texas and fighting for my brother's freedom 4 states and 1,200 miles away in Florida. Before this journey started, I was constantly praying for God to provide me with an attorney who would absolutely seek true justice regardless if the law and those who are to uphold it was put under a microscope. I went through countless attorney and law board reviews. My family and I needed the best person with the best experience for such a task at hand. Mr. Crawford credentials were everything that we were looking for. His background as a defense and appeals attorney made him stand out above so many in Florida. He worked with my family, my brother, and I. He took all the actions our previous attorney should have taken and even more as though it was his own life hanging in the balance. My brother wasn't just a case to Mr. Crawford. He devised a strategy and pulled in his team of experts in multiple professions to assist. He kept my brother and I informed on everything he was doing from the way the court system works, to case law, and to the appeals process. He found so many wrongs as he researched our case. My brother mattered, we mattered, the law mattered, and the truth mattered to Mr. Crawford. If you want an attorney that still holds his oath in today’s society and all that he’s sworn to do under God and the law, Mr. Crawford is who you need. God placed him in our path and I am so blessed to have him helping my family. I cannot thank you enough Mr. Crawford, from the bottom of my heart you are greatly appreciated in all you did and continue to do. May God’s favor be upon you and your team


Mr. Crawford is an exceptional attorney, that we cannot say enough to let everyone know how dedicated, compassionate and professional he is as an attorney. You definitely get more than your money's worth. Mr. Crawford took on our case after having several attorneys, and how we wish we would have met him sooner, it would have saved us a lot of money, time, and excruciating agony. In short - my son was innocent, went to trial with our 2nd hired attorney and was given a life sentence and two 40-year sentences, he served 4 years in one of the harshest prisons in Florida- went to Appeals Court, where Mr. Crawford represented my son, and he was granted a chance to prove my son's innocence - my son's conviction was overturned! This nightmare started on 11/28/15 and Mr. Crawford put it to rest for us on 4/13/23! Mr. Crawford treated us like real people, with other attorneys we were just a number, and we missed all the red flags. We put all of our trust in Mr. Crawford and would recommend him to everyone! We got our life back and my son is out here with is today because of Mr. Crawford and we will always be thankful for his hard work, perseverance and persistence. #honest#justiceserved


Mr. Crawford (Andrew) is a fantastic attorney. I have (unfortunately) needed his services more times than I care to admit and each time Andrew has been very knowledgeable and reassuring. He always kept me in the loop and took the time to explain exactly what was happening throughout the process. He was very persistent in getting me the best possible outcome each time whether it be only paying a small fine or getting the charges dismissed- WHICH HE DID! I am so glad I decided to hire Andrew, If I could give him 10 stars, I would! THANKS ANDREW!

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Recent Cases

See How We Secured Notable Successes in Criminal Defense and Appeals


Second Degree Murder with a Firearm


Not Guilty Verdict


First Degree Murder


Reduced to Manslaughter


Life sentence


Reversed for a new trial


Life sentence


Reversed for a new trial


Life sentence


Reversed for a new trial


Vehicular Homicide and Grand Theft Auto


Resolved for Juvenile Probation


DUI Serious Bodily Injury-Two Counts


Resolved for only 6 months in Jail and Two Years of Probation


Articles and Published Works Written by J. Andrew Crawford, Esquire
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