David Hardy

With so much at stake, you need an expert.

  • Florida Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist
  • Nationally Board Certified Criminal Law Expert
  • Former Prosecutor
  • AVVO Attorney Rating: 10/10 Superb

“No words to describe this lawyer but truly the best!”
- J.M., Former Client

The Hardy Law Firm - Expert Tampa Attorney

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Board Certified Criminal Trial Expert

Attorney David C. Hardy is Florida Board Certified and Nationally Board Certified as an Expert in Criminal Trial Law. He practices in the areas of Federal Criminal Defense, Tampa Criminal Defense, and Tampa DUI Defense.

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Federal Criminal Defense

Federal criminal cases are extremely serious matters. If you have been charged with a federal crime, or you think you are about to be charged, your reputation, financial security, and liberty could all be at stake. Attorney David C. Hardy is highly experienced in defending Federal Criminal cases. He is a former prosecutor that is Florida Board Certified and Nationally Board Certified as an Expert in Criminal Trial Law. Attorney Hardy has handled a wide variety of federal cases, including international extradition, drug trafficking, bank fraud, health care fraud, conspiracy, immigration offenses, identity theft, the misbranding of drugs, and firearms offenses.

Federal Criminal Defense
Florida Criminal Defense

Florida Criminal Defense

A criminal conviction in a Florida state court can bring serious penalties and consequences. However, the Florida Constitution and the Florida Statutes provide significant protections to persons accused of a crime. If you have been accused of a Florida state crime in Tampa and surrounding areas, contact the Hardy Law Firm. Attorney David C. Hardy is a former Florida State Prosecutor that is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as an Expert in Florida Criminal Trial Law. Attorney Hardy has handled thousands of Tampa criminal cases, ranging from second degree misdemeanors to first degree felonies.

Tampa Florida DUI Defense

A DUI arrest is traumatic. Most people arrested for DUI have never been exposed to the criminal justice system, let alone handcuffed and taken to jail. DUI arrests can bring significant consequences, including driver's license suspension, fines, probation, and incarceration. If you have been accused of a DUI in Tampa, FL, contact The Hardy Law Firm. Attorney David C. Hardy is a former Tampa DUI prosecutor that is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in Florida Criminal Trial Law. Attorney Hardy is highly experienced in handling Tampa, FL DUI cases.

Tampa Florida DUI Defense

Why You Should Hire the Hardy Law Firm, P.A. for Your Criminal Case

Choosing the right Tampa criminal defense lawyer may end up being one of the most important decisions you'll ever make. Before you decide which attorney is going to represent you, take the time to do some research. Find out about the attorney's education, training, and experience.

My name is attorney David Hardy and I work in the areas of federal criminal defense, Florida criminal defense, and Florida DUI defense. I have been practicing criminal law in Florida since 2005 and my office is located in Tampa, Florida.

I attended Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts during the evenings while I worked as a high school and middle school teacher during the day.

Going to law school at night while working days was hard work, but I enjoyed all of it. During law school, I was also able to gain valuable legal experience as a summer intern at the United States Attorney's Office in Providence, Rhode Island. I graduated law school in the top 4% of my class with high honors.

For more than five years I worked as a Tampa state prosecutor. During that time, I handled a variety of cases, including DUI, assault, battery, theft, drug possession, drug trafficking, firearms offenses, and violations of probation. As a prosecutor, I learned how the criminal justice system works, and I learned that a good criminal defense attorney can make a big difference in the life of his or her client.

In 2010, I left the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office and opened the Hardy Law Firm, P.A., where I defend people that have been accused of crimes in both Florida and federal courts. I represent individuals from all walks of life. What my clients all have in common is that their lives have been interrupted by a criminal accusation, and that they want an attorney who is going to stand up for them in court and fight for their rights. That is precisely what I do. Whether you are facing a second-degree misdemeanor or a first-degree felony, I have the knowledge, skills and ability to provide you with the best possible legal defense.

I am board certified as an expert in criminal trial law by both the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. I have taught criminal evidence and constitutional law courses at the college level. In 2019, I was honored when my criminal law article, Simon a Slave v. the State of Florida, was featured on the cover of the Florida Bar Journal.

I am fluent in Spanish. While some attorneys may have a secretary or staff member that they use as an interpreter to communicate with clients, I speak directly to my Spanish speaking clients in their native language.

Like any law firm I charge for my services. However, I pledge to you that my fees will always be fair and reasonable. I base my fees upon a variety of factors, including the factual complexity of the case, the type of criminal charge, the amount of time the case required, and the level of expertise the case demands.

When a potential client calls me, they sometimes ask me for a guarantee that their charges will be reduced or dismissed. I can't guarantee how a particular case will turn out. However, there are some things that I can guarantee. First, I guarantee that you will be able to speak to me personally when you have a question about your case. Second, I guarantee that I will take the time to understand the goals you have for your case. Third, I guarantee that I will do everything in my power to get you the best possible result in your case.

A lifelong friend of mine once told me that the best job is the one in which you are using your talents to help as many people as possible. For me, working as a criminal defense lawyer fits that description. I hope you will allow me the privilege of using the education, skills, knowledge and experience I have acquired throughout my career to fight for you, and to ensure that you get the best possible result in your case.