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If you have been charged with a crime in Florida, it could affect you both now and in the future. Even a misdemeanor conviction could affect you later in life by showing up on your credit report when you apply for a job. You could also be barred from employment in certain jobs.

Never plead guilty to a criminal offense or say anything to the police without first speaking to an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Keep calm and call an attorney.

Our first goal is to achieve a dismissal or acquittal.

Our secondary goal is to pursue all available defenses or mitigation circumstances to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

We will ensure that your constitutional rights are preserved and protected throughout the entire judicial process.

Walter C. Thomas, PA, has a reputation in Lakeland and Central Florida as an aggressive criminal defense attorney who has credibility with the local courts and the law enforcement system.

Walter Thomas, PA, has represented thousands of people charged with crimes in Florida. We handle all types of criminal defense cases ranging from traffic offenses and misdemeanors to homicide. Here are some of the types of cases we handle:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Child Abuse
  • Assault
  • Robbery/Burglary
  • Shoplifting
  • Traffic Tickets/Violations
  • DUI Arrests
  • Drug Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Sealing/Expungement of Criminal Records


Walter provides out of this world legal council. I felt comfortable with my decision to hire Walter from our initial consultation. I was amazed with the frequent communication, walked into trial with confidence and left ecstatic because of the outcome. Mr Thomas you have a client for life, I will hire you again and recommend you to anyone who is looking for a knowledgeable, honest, friend in law. Thanks again!
~ Anonymous
Walter helped me through one of the most difficult times of my life. At every point in the process he provided me my options, explained the possible outcomes of pursuing each option, and took the time to clarify and explain any aspect of the legal process that I was struggling to understand. I felt confident through every step of the legal process (which spanned more than 2 years) that I had the best representation possible and someone who was truly going to advocate for me and seek the best possible outcome for me.
~ Anonymous