Craig Epifanio

Craig Epifanio

Craig A. Epifanio, P.A.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Estate Planning...
  • Florida
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An Experienced and Aggressive Legal Advocate
Providing Attentive and Caring Client Service Along Florida's Gulf Coast
Lawyer Craig A. Epifanio began his practice of law solely defending those accused of a crime. He gained considerable experience aggressively pursuing justice for those accused of all levels of crime, to the point that in 2005 he was elected as President of the Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL) for that year. He now uses his natural ability to listen and empathize in order to gain a clear picture of the events leading up to a client's arrest, assess each individual legal issue and vigorously protect each client's rights.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Estate Planning
  • Juvenile Law
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
11th Circuit
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Assistant Public Defender
Pinellas County Public Defender's Office
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Honors: Dean's List
Webster University
B.A. / Political Science with Emphasis in Paralegalism
Honors: Dean's List
Outstanding Service as President
Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Professional Associations
Florida State Bar
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Past President
Websites & Blogs
Craig Epifanio's Website Profile
Craig Epifanio's Website
Legal Answers
18 Questions Answered

Q. What falls under the speedy trial amendment?
A: Speedy trial applies AFTER the arrest. However, there might be a statute of limitations issue. I would need more information but I suggest the person hire an attorney to file the appropriate motions.
Q. Is it legal or illegal for a landlord to authorize and assist police with a key to enter a tenant's home w/o a warrant?
A: It is illegal.
Q. If a person was wrongfully acused of a crime, more than 5yrs,Can a case be reopenned and corrected?
A: Your fiance probably waived all rights to have this "corrected" if he didn't appeal. He had the right to go to trial and by pleading guilty or no contest he usually waives that right to appeal. If he did go to trial, then he should have taken advantage of his appellate right. If it was denied, then there is little that can be done today other than asking the governor for a pardon, which is very very difficult to get.
Q. How long is statue of limitations for a 322.33 charge in florida , happened 18 years ago and warrant is still active,why
A: The statute of limitations only applies to the state in filing the charge. If you were arrested, then the statute of limitations is irrelevant. On the other hand, if you were not arrested, it does not run while you are out of state, up to a certain point. Since the charge is related to a driver's license issue, they probably tried to serve the warrant at your last known address on your license. You should contact an attorney to see if a motion to dismiss can be filed.
Q. How can I clear a 322.33 charge happened 18 years ago in florida, warrant is a florida pickup only and live elsewhere
A: This is a felony so you are going to need to turn yourself in at some point. While it may be possible to hire an attorney to fight this here while you are there, most judges require you to turn yourself in. I suggest you contact an attorney near the location where the charge happened.
Q. Penalty for 790.221
A: It's a second degree felony punishable by up to 15 years prison.
Q. How much time can a felon caught with gun get
A: It depends on the facts, the prior record, the judge, the prosecutor, the defense attorney, etc. In other words, I can't properly answer without knowing all that information. It could be anywhere from just probation to life imprisonment depending on all the factors. It's best to contact an attorney to discuss your case in more detail.
Q. How do I find out who the arresting agency was for an arrest in Miami-Dade County?
A: If it is not apparent from the paperwork, you could always call the clerk and ask them as they should have a record of the arresting agency.
Q. Will my fiance win his appeal. he was driving a car that does not belong to him and the officer found drugs
A: It is impossible to answer your question. There are way too many variables. Furthermore, even if it should be a clear winner, an appeal may not mean the person wins, because an appeal is an appeal of the law as applied to the facts. Judges may interpret things differently so even if I knew all the facts, a judge could still rule against your fiance.
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Contact & Map
Craig A. Epifanio, P.A.
Main Office
9500 Koger Blvd N
St Petersburg, FL 33702
Telephone: (727) 528-1859
Fax: (727) 576-1860