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Ajay Pallegar

Ajay Pallegar

Criminal Defense and DUI Attorney. Free consultation
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  • Florida
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Summary

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense and DUI Attorney Ajay Pallegar -
Former State Prosecutor with over 50 criminal jury trials, 50 bench trials, and extensive DUI training and experience.

Mr. Pallegar is a graduate from the University of South Florida and Stetson University College of Law. He is a Former Pinellas County Assistant State Attorney and has over tried over 100 criminal trials to verdict. As a prosecutor, he received specialized training in domestic violence cases by being appointed to the domestic violence division of the Pinellas County State Attorneys Office, specifically battery, assault and domestic violence injunctions. Mr. Pallegar has also received considerable training in prosecuting DUI cases.

Mr. Pallegar's DUI training and experience is extensive. It includes completion of the Florida Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor Program (TSRP) Drugged Driving Seminar. After attending this seminar, Mr. Pallegar learned of the methods used by law enforcement officers to detect drivers operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs. In addition to completing DUI Trial Advocacy School he has attended and completed an Advanced DUI Seminar held by the Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor Program. Furthermore, Mr. Pallegar has tried countless DUI cases involving drugs, alcohol and a combination of both.

Mr. Pallegar is a member of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Personal Injury
  • Domestic Violence
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    30 minute free consultation on all DUI and Criminal cases.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Debit Card, Cash, Check.
  • Contingent Fees
    Injury and Insurance cases .
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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6th Circuit
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Languages
  • English
  • Kannada: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Pallegar Law, P.A.
- Current
Assistant State Attorney
Pinellas County State Attorneys Office, Sixth Judicial Circuit
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Prosecuted both felonies and misdemeanors. Completed the Florida Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor Program (TSRP). Completed the Drugged Driving Seminar. Completed both DUI Trial Advocacy School and Advanced DUI Trial Advocacy School. Tried several DUI cases involving drugs, alcohol and a combination of both.
Education
Stetson University College of Law
J.D. (2007) | Law
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University of South Florida
B.A. (2004) | Political Science
Honors: cum laude
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Awards
Top DUI lawyer and law firm in Tampa Bay
Expertise
Awarded best Criminal and DUI lawyer by Expertise.com in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
Top Pro
Thumbtack
Awarded Top Pro by Thumbtack in 2015 and 2016.
Top 40 under 40
National Trial Lawyers
William F. Blews Award
Stetson University College of Law
Professional Associations
The Florida Bar
Member
- Current
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National Trial Lawyers
Top 100
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National Trial Lawyers
Top 40 Under 40
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Publications
Speaking Engagements
Jury Trials
SPPD
2008
DUI training for St. Petersburg Cadets , Moot Court Practice , Pinellas County
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Certifications
Licensed to Practice
US Middle District
Websites & Blogs
Website
Ajay Pallegar's Website Profile
Website
Pallegar Law, P.A. Website
Blog
Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Attorney Blog
Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered

Q. I was charged with reckless driving reduced from DUI back in 2012. Is there a way to get it wiped from my record now
A: Yes, assuming you received a withhold of adjudication (no criminal conviction) and you have not previously sealed or expunged a case in the past.
Q. What are penalties for violation of ignition interlocking device prior to taking a plead deal
A: Depends on whether it was a violation of a court or administrative order or if it was simply an agreement between your attorney and the prosecutor. I would contact your attorney to discuss your options.
Q. If your car is searched based on false claims about the smell of marijuana; can you get charged with anything else found
A: You are correct. If there was no legal basis for the search. The evidence obtained as a result of the illegal search is inadmissible in court and would be considered the so called fruits of the poisonous tree.
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Contact & Map
Pallegar Law, P.A.
Tampa Office
1211 N Westshore Blvd
#102
Tampa, FL 33607
Telephone: (813) 444-3912
Fax: (813) 699-8348
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Pallegar Law, P.A.
Sarasota Office
3906 Mockingbird Hill
Sarasota, FL 34231
Telephone: (941) 893-5816
Fax: (813) 699-8348
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours