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Jason Daniel Sammis

813-250-0500
Jason Daniel Sammis
Sammis Law Firm, P.A.
1005 N Marion St
Tampa, FL 33602
www.criminaldefenseattorneytampa.com
Phone: 813-250-0500
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Jason Daniel Sammis

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About Jason Daniel Sammis

Jason D. Sammis is a criminal defense attorney in Tampa, Florida, with the Sammis Law Firm, P.A. He represents clients charged with drug crimes from simple possession to cultivation of marijuana to more serious drug trafficking offenses. Jason is admitted to the state bars of Florida and Georgia, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle District of Georgia, the United States D... read more »

Biography

Jason D. Sammis is a criminal defense attorney in Tampa, Florida, with the Sammis Law Firm, P.A.

He represents clients charged with drug crimes from simple possession to cultivation of marijuana to more serious drug trafficking offenses.

Jason is admitted to the state bars of Florida and Georgia, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle District of Georgia, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, and the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Eleventh Circuit.

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree at University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, Jason obtained his Juris Doctorate degree at the University of Florida College of Law in Gainesville, Florida, in 1999.

While at the University of Florida College of Law, Jason D. Sammis was a member of the prestigious Florida Law Review.

Additionally, Jason was also elected the Vice-Chair and then Chair of the Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Board.

Jason is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL), the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL), and the NORML Legal Committee.

Call 813-250-0500 to schedule an office or phone consultation with Jason Sammis.


Jason D. Sammis

Sammis Law Firm, P.A.

1005 North Marion Street Tampa, FL 33602

Phone: (813) 250-0500

Fax: (813) 314-9626

E-mail: jsammis@sammislawfirm.com

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Contact Information

Jason Daniel Sammis -
Sammis Law Firm, P.A.
1005 N Marion St
Tampa, FL 33602
www.criminaldefenseattorneytampa.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 813-250-0500
  • Fax: 813-276-1600

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Criminal Defense50.00%
Marijuana Defense20.00%
Civil Rights10.00%
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving10.00%
Drug Crimes10.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Georgia Member in Good Standing 2001
Florida Member in Good Standing 1999

Work Experience

Position Duration
Sammis Law Firm, P.A. - Shareholder 2008 – present
Cruser & Mitchell, LLP - Shareholder 20062008
Cruser & Mitchell, LLP - Associate 20032006
Jackson Lewis LLP - Associate 20012003
Coffman, Coleman, Andrews & Grogan - Associate 19992001

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
University of Florida College of Law Juris Doctor Juris Doctor 1999
University of Virginia English B.A. 1996

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Life Member Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers present
Member Hillsborough County Bar Association present
Member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers present
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws present
Member The National Trial Lawyers present

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Blogs

Criminal Law in Tampa Florida Blog

RSS iconBlog written by criminal defense attorney in Tampa, FL, at the Sammis Law Firm. Articles discuss recent changes in the law, pending legislation impacting criminal charges, defense strategies and more.[...]

If the Officer Can't Remember the Case At All - Can He Just Read His Police Report Outloud to the Jury at Trial?

Posted on Friday, March 31st, 2017

What happens if the police officer cannot remember anything about a portion of a criminal investigation? For example, in many driving under the influence (DUI) cases in Florida, the arresting officer ... [read more]

Florida’s Stand Your Ground Statute - the Pretrial Immunity Hearing

Posted on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

This article is not intended to be legal advice. If you need legal advice about a criminal accusation involving something that happened in the past, seek out the services of a criminal defense attorne... [read more]

Recent Statistics on Civil Violation Citations for Marijuana in Tampa

Posted on Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Earlier this year, the City Council in Tampa passed a city ordinance, Tampa Code Section 14-62.The ordinance attempted to decriminalize the possession of marijuana less than 20 grams and the possessio... [read more]

Tampa Code Section 14-62 - Civil Violation Citation for Marijuana and Paraphernalia

Posted on Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Map of Marijuana Citations IssuedDuring the First 30 Days On March 28, 2016, the Senior Assistant City Attorney of the Tampa Police Department issued Legal Bulletin #2016-08 dated March 28, 2016.... [read more]

Florida Statute 943.0581 for an Administrative Expunction after an Unlawful or Mistaken Arrest

Posted on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

If your arrest was unlawful or by mistaken then the best result in your case is getting the criminal charges dropped and then getting an administrative expunction under Florida Statute 943.0581.These ... [read more]

The Accreditation for Florida's Arson Crime Lab Goes Up in Smoke

Posted on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

On March 7, 2016, the ASCLD/LAB suspended the suspended the accreditation of the Florida Fire Marshal Bureau of Forensic Fire and Explosives Analysis (BFFEA) in the fire debris category of testing onl... [read more]

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

RSS iconCriminal defense attorneys\' blog on DUI and drunk driving defense. Find out more about challenges in Florida to the breathalyzer called the Intoxilyzer 8000. Learn about pending legislation impacting DUI defense and recent changes in the law.

A Prosecutor’s Obligation to Gag Sheriff Grady Judd with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office

Posted on Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Do the prosecutors in Polk County have an ethical obligation to gag Sheriff’s Grady Judd with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office? He is constantly putting up mugshots on the PCSO Facebook pa... [read more]

The Subpoena Duces Tecum at the Formal Review Hearing

Posted on Thursday, October 30th, 2014

The Bureau of Administrative Reviews (BAR) of the Florida DHSMV has been busy writing memorandums explaining their interpretation of the administrative rules and how the rules apply to the new telepho... [read more]

Hello? New Procedures for Formal Review Hearings by Telephone

Posted on Thursday, October 30th, 2014

We just received the following memorandum from the Bureau of Administrative Reviews (BAR) of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle (DHSMV). The BAR is quickly rolling out telephon... [read more]

New Procedures for Getting DUI Videos from Florida Highway Patrol

Posted on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

It has always been difficult to get the DUI arrest videos from the Florida Highway Patrol. In many of these cases the defense attorney ends up filing a motion to compel the prosecutor to provide the v... [read more]

Is a DUI in Florida a Misdemeanor or a Felony?

Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2014

Although the vast majority of DUI cases are charged as a misdemeanor, the answer to that question ultimately depends on a host of factors. In fact, we have counted at least 15 different ways that a DU... [read more]

Problems with the Intoxilyzer 8000 and Power Outages

Posted on Friday, August 29th, 2014

The FDLE website has a section on its website where it sporadically adds “Miscellaneous and Correspondence” on different Intoxilyzer 8000 machines. Criminal defense attorneys rarely get no... [read more]

Publications and Articles

Defending DUI Refusal Cases in Florida

Published February 2012

Publisher: Tampa Criminal Defense Website

Article discussing the defense of the DUI refusal case under Florida law. Find out why the prosecutor is able to argue the \\\"consciousness of guilt\\\" theory. How small mistakes in the reading of impli[...]