Appellate attorney , Pinellas, Manatee & Hillsboro
"Mr. Crawford kept me informed on everything regarding my case, he was very professional and very passionate about defending me and my case. He got my case dismissed for me and I could not be happier with the result. Great lawyer."
"Mr. Crawford was an excellent attorney. He represented me when I was charged with a second DUI in St. Petersburg, FL. He methodically reviewed each piece of evidence the prosecution had, and found ways to effectively discount every one of them. In the end the DA's office denied my request for a lesser charge. Mr. Crawford was honest about the risks involved in going to trial. He did a good job of presenting the pros and cons of my choices, and then allowing me to make the decision that I was comfortable with. I decided to go to jury trial. The trial lasted one day and Mr Crawford shined. He did a good job connecting with the jurors, he was much less abrasive than either of the assistant DA's, he did an excellent job of making the inconsistencies in the stories of the testifying police officers obvious to the jury, and after 45 minutes of deliberation the jury brought back a verdict of not guilty. I could not be more pleased with Mr. Crawford and would recommend him to anyone."
Representative Trial Cases:
State of Florida v. J.G.-Second Degree Murder with a Firearm- Not Guilty Verdict
State of Florida v. M.J.-First Degree Murder-reduced to Manslaughter
State of Florida v. A.A-3 Counts of First-Degree Murder-successfully argued for Life sentence
State of Florida v. K.D.-Capital Sexual Battery-client received probation
State of Florida v. C.M-Capital Sexual Battery (2 Counts)-client received probation
State of Florida v. J.V.-Aggravated Assault-State elected not to filed charges
State of Florida v. O.A.-Resisting Arrest without Violence-State dismissed charges
State of Florida v. L.J.- Grand Theft over $100,000-client received probation
State of Florida v. B.W.- Scheme to Defraud in excess of $50,000.00; Uttering-case dismissed
State of Florida v. S.T.-Aggravated Battery-State elected not to file charges
State of Florida v. P.J.-Domestic Battery-State elected not to file charges
State of Florida v. C.C.-Driving Under the Influence-Not Guilty Verdict
State of Florida v. T.L.-Possession of Marijuana-Not Guilty Verdict
State of Florida v. M.J.-Witness Tampering-Not Guilty Verdict
State of Florida v. B.F.-Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer; Resisting Arrest without Violence Not Guilty Verdict Count I-Guilty of Misdemeanor Count II-one day of probation
State of Florida v. B.J.-DUI-Second Offense within 5 Years-Not Guilty Verdict
State of Florida v. A.H.-Driving Under the Influence-reduced to Reckless Driving
State of Florida v. E.I.-Driving Under the Influence-reduced to Reckless Driving
State of Florida v. H.W.-Violation of a Domestic Violence Injunction-State dismissed charges
State of Florida v. J.A.-Resisting Arrest Without Violence-State dismissed charges
State of Florida v. C.J.- Driving Under the Influence-reduced to Reckless Driving
State of Florida v. J.C.- Driving Under the Influence-reduced to Reckless Driving
State of Florida v. B.V.-Fleeing and Eluding a Law Enforcement Officer; Driving Under the Influence-Not Guilty Verdicts
Please note that the cases above are for informational purposes only. The facts of every case are different and the above cases.
Representative Appeal Cases:
Rodriguez-Olivera v. State, 328 So.3d 1080 (Fla. 2d DCA 2021)-a Life sentence for Capital Sexual Battery and Lewd and Lascivious Molestation reversed for a new trial. In a twenty-seven page opinion, the appellate court found trial counsel was ineffective on numerous grounds.
Newby v. State, 272 So. 3d 862 (Fla. 2d DCA 2019) -reversing 20 year sentence and conviction for Burglary with Battery and remanding for a new trial. The trial court improperly excluded evidence that a convicted rapist committed a similar crime in the same area within months of the charged offense.
McCloud v. State, 208 So. 3d 668 (Fla. 2016) -Florida Supreme Court reversed death sentences despite the defendant being convicted of multiple murders.
Cavaliere v. State, 147 So. 3d 628 (Fla. 2d DCA 2014)-reversing life sentence and conviction for Lewd & Lascivious Molestation and remanding for a new trial
Fabrizio v. Fabrizio- (2d DCA 2022)-reversing trial court's award of nominal permanent alimony in a dissolution of marriage case.
Bernard Storey v. State of Florida, 32 So. 3d 105 (Fla. 2d DCA 2009)-reversing the trial court’s summary denial of a Motion for Post-Conviction Relief-Involuntary Plea
M.R. v. K.W., 65 So. 3d 643 (Fla. 2d DCA 2011)-reversing the final judgment granting a sexual violence injunction
ISRA Homes, Inc. v. Appley 78 So. 3d 724 (Fla. 2d DCA 2012)-reversing an interim order assigning rents in a mortgage foreclosure case.
McCall v. First Dartmouth Realty, Inc., 138 So. 3d 1203 (Fla. 2d DCA 2014)-reversing a judgment of contempt
Roach v. Brower, 180 So. 3d 1142 (Fla. 2d DCA 2015)-reversing stalking injunction
Dixon v. Sermon, 230 So. 3d 609 (Fla. 2d DCA 2017)-reversing stalking injunction