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Tampa Criminal Lawyer

Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer & AV Rated Legal Team handling vast range of cases from complex litigation to first time offenders.

An arrest for any offense can have serious and long-lasting consequences. Nicholas G Matassini is Board Certified in Criminal Defense. If you have been charged with a criminal offense, you need an experienced Tampa criminal lawyer right away. Since 1976, The Matassini Law Firm, P.A. has represented accused persons in federal and state courts. As former prosecutors, we have vast experience in criminal matters including felonies, misdemeanors and criminal traffic crimes. As your hometown attorneys, we realize it is all too easy for good people to get swept up in a criminal case, through association, misidentification or an error in judgment. We represent you without judgment, working quickly to protect your rights. We analyze your case in great detail to help you make informed decisions about the best way to proceed.

Former prosecutors with substantial trial and appellate experience

Nicholas G. Matassini and Christina C. Pappas Matassini are former prosecutors. Having prosecuted criminal cases we have in-depth knowledge of criminal law and first-hand experience of how the prosecution builds its case. We understand intuitively when a prosecutor knows the case is weak and the charges should be reduced or dropped altogether. Our team of former prosecutors and trial attorneys work diligently to pursue all potential options for achieving your best possible results. When justice can only be served through a trial, we will fiercely represent you in court with skill, dedication, and passion.

Proven experience in a wide array of State and Federal crimes

As a board certified criminal trial lawyer and former prosecutor, Nicholas G. Matassini has the experience, dedication, and resources to handle the most complex cases. His family-run law firm also frequently handles all types of simple criminal offenses and has a proven track record of assisting first-time offenders navigate their way through the criminal justice system in both State and Federal court. No case is too big or too small. Let our family help take care of yours.


  • Drug possession
  • Drug trafficking
  • Aggravated assault
  • Aggravated battery
  • Armed robbery
  • Attempted murder
  • Carjacking
  • Sex crimes
  • Grand theft
  • Resisting arrest


  • Assault or battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Marijuana possession
  • Petit (petty) theft
  • Resisting arrest
  • Passing bad checks

Traffic crimes

  • DUI/with injury or damage
  • DUI/manslaughter
  • Fleeing and eluding an officer
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving with a suspended license
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Boating under the influence

Special proceedings

  • Juvenile cases
  • Bond hearings
  • Expungements
  • Forfeiture actions
  • Probation violation
  • DMV hearings
  • Injunction violations

Contact Tampa criminal lawyers for experienced and dedicated criminal defense

To protect your future, you need the best legal defense possible to the charges against you. The Matassini Law Firm, P.A. has the experience and devotion to work diligently for your best possible outcome. Call us today at 813-217-5715 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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The experience you need in your pursuit of justice

The greatest distinguishing feature among attorneys is their level of experience. Our firm has more than 60 years of legal experience, much of it spent in the courtroom at trial. As a result, our Tampa personal injury lawyers rarely encounter an unfamiliar situation and can thoroughly answer your urgent questions. Our criminal defense practice features a board certified criminal trial lawyer and two former prosecutors with impressive knowledge of trial tactics and procedures.

The resources to provide quality representation for the length of your case

Whether your case involves medical malpractice, an auto accident or a wrongful death, your attorney must be prepared to take the case all the way through trial to verdict. Many personal injury attorneys advance the cost of litigation, so they can only last so long before financial pressures start to mount. As a client, you have to wonder whether an attorney's advice to settle your case reflects the quality of the offer or your attorneys need to get paid. Fortunately, The Matassini Law Firm has the resources to pursue civil verdicts and settlements that reflect the actual value of your case.

Call our Tampa Bay car accident lawyers for a free consultation

A crisis in your life calls for capable and compassionate assistance. The Matassini Law Firm, P.A. addresses your needs all the way through the legal process. For your free initial confidential conference with one of our Tampa car accident attorneys, call us today at 813-217-5715 or contact us online.

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