Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Lawyer in St Petersburg FL

Miksis Law PLLC

Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyer in St. Petersburg, FL

Miksis Law is a leading law firm in St. Petersburg, Florida, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury cases.

Use the law to your advantage.



Skills and Abilities

With experience comes knowledge, and knowledge leads to victory.  Arthur has practiced law since 2010.  During that time, he acquired the knowledge, skills, and abilities to win your case.


Practice Areas

Below are the primary practice areas handled by the office. Please call or use the “Contact” feature on this website to discuss your case today.

Criminal Defense

Felonies / Misdemeanors / Traffic Violations / Record Sealing & Expunction

Personal Injury

Car Accidents / Truck Accidents / Motorcycle Accidents / Slip & Fall

Client-focused with strategic insights.

As a potential client, you meet one-to-one with Arthur to discuss your case.  He develops a winning legal strategy and explains it to you.  Throughout your case he will counsel and guide you through each step in the process.  Call now to get started.  The consultation is free.



Personal Injury Law

Were you or a loved one injured in a car accident?  As a top personal injury lawyer in St. Petersburg, FL, Arthur understands this can be one of the most difficult times in a person’s life.  Tremendous pain, uncertainty as to what to do next, plus, you do not have a car anymore.  How will you get to the doctor, the supermarket, and so many other places?

For years our dedicated team of legal professionals has provided effective representation to accident victims in St. Petersburg and the surrounding Tampa Bay region.

We have a proven track record of success recovering compensation for clients injured by someone else’s negligence.  You should not have to pay for another person’s mistake.  They should pay you for it.  That is justice, and that is what we get for our clients.

Sage Advice From A Skilled St. Petersburg Personal Injury Lawyer

Motor vehicle collisions come in multiple varieties.  For example, the types of vehicles involved is the first issue to consider.  Which ones does your case involve?

  • Cars
  • Trucks
  • Semi-Trailer Trucks
  • Motorcycles
  • Bicycles
  • Pedestrians

Some of the common injuries we take on include:

Head Injuries

Violent force applied to the skull can result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI).  The effects from a TBI sometimes last for years after the initial impact.  For example, a brain bleed can produce major medical complications such as epilepsy and others.  A victim of an injury to the head may lose consciousness for a brief period, as well.

Neck Injuries

Whiplash causes the neck to move suddenly and forcefully from one direction to the other.  Depending upon how your neck was positioned at the time of impact can affect the severity of your injuries.  For example, if your neck was turned sideways looking towards oncoming traffic when you were rear ended.

Back Injuries

The spine is composed of five primary sections: Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, Sacrum, and Coccyx.  Each section has multiple vertebrae that can bulge or herniate after injury.  These injuries could make it difficult to walk, stand, sit down, lay down, and even sleep.  Back injuries are the most common type of injury after a car accident.

Broken Bones

Any part of your body can break after a motor vehicle collision.  Arms, elbows, legs, kneecaps, ribs, ankles, and much more.  Sometimes the bone does not entirely break, but fractures instead.  Orthopedic surgery may be necessary to rehabilitate your injuries.

Here’s What Our St. Petersburg Clients Say About Our Services

Don’t just take our word for how good our legal services are. Here’s what clients say about their experience with our St. Petersburg criminal defense lawyers and personal injury lawyers.

“Arthur Miksis met with me at my office and reviewed my defense case. At the 1st court appearance the judge ruled in my favor and dismissed the allegations. I couldn’t ask for a better outcome! Call Miksis to fix this!”

Michael Binns • Client

“If you are looking for a criminal defense attorney in the Bay area do not look further. Arthur Miksis has a great level of work ethics and efficiency. He worked on my son’s case very diligently until the case was successfully resolved. Highly recommended!”

Teresa Cillo • Client

“Thank you Arthur!! We were blessed to be referred to you in a troubling situation that noone should ever find themselves in!! You fought for us and showed us there are still amazing people in this world!! We would highly recommend you to anyone that needs help! Thank you for everything!“

Jen Mezes • Client

Building a Strong Case

Over the years, we have recovered substantial amounts of money for injury victims through settlements, arbitration awards, and jury verdicts.

Our thorough approach starts with investigating how the accident occurred.  We independently gather evidence, take witness statements, consult with experts, and build the strongest case possible.

We work on a contingency fee basis for personal injury cases.  A contingency fee means the attorney gets a percentage of the winnings.  If we lose, and receive nothing, the attorney gets a percentage of nothing.  No money owed and there are no upfront costs.

Criminal Defense Cases

Facing criminal charges can be frightening. The prospect of steep fines, years behind bars, and a permanent criminal record is not one to take lightly. Whether you are under investigation or have already been arrested, time is of the essence in building an effective defense.

We are top St. Petersburg criminal defense lawyers, and our criminal defense team is here to protect your rights every step of the way.

  • Drug crimes
  • DUI and BUI
  • Theft crimes
  • Violent crimes
  • White collar crimes
  • Sex offenses
  • Traffic violations
  • Juvenile crimes

We represent clients against a wide range of charges:

Drug Crimes

Marijuana possession, trafficking, distribution, manufacturing, and other drug offenses. We defend your rights in light of changing state laws.


Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. We handle license suspension hearings and work to keep your record clear.

Theft Crimes

Shoplifting, embezzlement, burglary, robbery, and property crimes. We aim to keep you out of jail.

Violent Crimes

Homicide, assault, domestic violence, and sex crimes. Our top priority is avoiding severe sentencing.

White Collar Crimes

We can represent you if you are accused of fraud, cyber crimes, or financial offenses.

Sex Offenses

Solicitation, prostitution, indecent exposure. We fight to avoid sex offender registration.

Traffic Violations

Speeding tickets, reckless driving, license suspension. We work to prevent increased insurance rates.

Juvenile Crimes

Crimes committed by minors under the age of 18. We protect their futures from permanent damage.

Examining the Evidence

Our defense starts with examining the quality of the evidence being used against you. Police misconduct such as improper searches, false confessions, misleading eyewitness identifications, and more can be grounds for evidence dismissal.

We leave no stone unturned in investigating your case and uncovering every possible defense strategy.

Plea Bargaining and Going to Trial

Going to trial is not always the best option in criminal cases. We regularly negotiate favorable plea bargains, pretrial diversions, and deferred prosecutions to protect our clients’ futures.

If charges cannot be dismissed, we work relentlessly to minimize penalties and avoid jail time through alternative sentencing. For eligible cases, we pursue record expungement after the fact to clear charges from background checks.

Legal Fees

At Miksis Law, we typically work on a contingency fee basis for personal injury and certain criminal defense cases. Contingency fees empower accident victims and criminal defendants to pursue justice without worrying about hourly rates and legal bills.

About Miksis Law

When you choose Miksis Law, you’re getting more than just a decade of top legal experience and total dedication to justice. You’re getting care and compassion. We don’t just see a ‘case’ – we see a person. A father. A daughter. A son. A human being. And we will leverage all our legal experience and every resource at our disposal to ensure you get justice.

Unleash Justice With a Top Lawyer in St. Petersburg, FL

We hope you are confident that the expert legal team at Miksis Law can help you or a loved one recover compensation for an injury or defend against criminal charges.

Please contact us online or call our St. Petersburg office to schedule a free initial case evaluation and consultation. We look forward to supporting you.