When Your Life Is at Stake
While there are many different penalties for criminal convictions, the most serious by far is the death penalty. If you are facing criminal charges punishable by the death penalty, your life is literally at stake. Death penalty cases require the most serious and focused criminal defense lawyer.
I have been defending clients from criminal charges for more than 17 years. At The Law Office of R. Lane Lastinger, P.A., my clients get client-centered representation focused on getting the best result possible. In death penalty cases, this means keeping my clients alive.
Death Penalty Qualified
I am death penalty certified, which is necessary in Florida for an attorney to be licensed to represent clients in death penalty cases. For this qualification, I first had to be qualified as a second chair, which means that I served as co-counsel for a number of death penalty defense cases. I attend lengthy continuing education seminars to maintain this qualification.
I am not only first chair death penalty certified, but I am also:
- Experienced: In more than 17 years handling criminal defense matters in St. Petersburg, I have defended clients in many criminal trials, including numerous death penalty cases.
- Focused: I do not spread my time over many different legal practice areas or a wide geography. I handle only criminal defense, and only in Pinellas County. This allows me to focus on the cases at hand with updated knowledge on the changing laws and procedures in the criminal justice system.
- Reliable: As a United States Marine veteran with real combat experience, I know what it means to have people rely on me. I do whatever I can to help my death penalty clients stay alive.
In death penalty cases, I work extensively with mitigation specialists and experts to make the best defense for my clients. These are complicated, intense cases — the ultimate in the legal practice of criminal defense.
Contact a Pinellas County Death Penalty Defense Lawyer ∙ 877-782-7151
If you are facing the possibility of the death penalty in Florida, either call my office or contact me online. I offer a free initial consultation so that you can learn about how the criminal justice system works and how I can help you avoid the death penalty.