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Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Attorney
Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, J. Ruffin Hunt earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Florida and Juris Doctor from Stetson College of Law. He has spent his entire career specializing in Criminal Defense, primarily in Hillsborough County. He has extensive experience handling all types of criminal cases ranging from misdemeanor traffic offenses to felonies punishable by life in prison. He has successfully tried multiple cases in front of juries that returned Not Guilty verdicts for his clients. Passionate about defending the constitutional rights of the accused, he is prepared to fight for you both in and out of the courtroom. Having started his career defending those who were financially unable to hire an attorney, J. Ruffin Hunt strives to provide quality, yet affordable legal representation to those charged with criminal offenses in the greater Tampa Bay area.
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"On behalf of my family I want to thank Ruffin Hunt for his amazing and compassionate service. We were treated with kindness. He truly cares about his cases and treats them with humanity. All of our concerns were addressed so thoughtfully. He was the best attorney we could have asked for and we are forever grateful for his service." - L.G.
"I was very fortunate to be represented by Ruffin Hunt. He was able to get the best possible outcome for my case. He always kept me in the loop on everything that was happening during the process and got back to me surprisingly quick every time I reached out, taking the time to explain in detail and very professionally the issues and possible expectations. He's definitely a reliable attorney you can count on." - J.S.
“I want to thank Ruffin Hunt for his exceptional service and his genuine and humane approach towards the case he was presented, along with great service in terms of phone calls and texts, and the best possible outcome of the case.” - A.P.
"From day one Ruffin pursued my case with purpose and meaning. He was understanding and compassionate. Ruffin's hard work before and during trial saved me from years in prison. I would recommend Ruffin to anyone who needs a great lawyer. Mr. Hunt is also very professional and kept me updated on my case as it developed." - J.P.
"I owe everything to Ruffin Hunt. I am a medical school student and I have personally never been in any issues with the law but unfortunately on Easter Sunday I was pulled over and charged with Racing on the Highway. I have never had any prior experiences with criminal defense attorneys but Ruffin Hunt took my case. He personally gave me all his attention and was very responsive to every text and every call. Ruffin fought for me all the way to trial and obtained a result of Not Guilty for my case. I would HIGHLY recommend Ruffin if you are ever in need of legal representation." - S.D.
"He's a great attorney, and he was able to successfully dismiss my case. I appreciate your services Ruffin. Thank you for all your assistance." - J.T.
"Ruffin really helped keep things easy and understandable for me to remain calm and collected. Very nice to work with considering the circumstances. It's never a fun thing having to get involved like this but I am glad I chose the firm to represent me and they were very good to me!! Confident to recommend him." - W.R.
"My experience was amazing!! Mr. Hunt is very professional and intentional with his work. And works hard with the best interests in mind for his Client. He was there for all my calls and questions." - J.L.
"Ruffin is a phenomenal attorney that helped me out last year on a misdemeanor and this year with two felony charges. He knows all the proper steps to take and was in constant communication with the State Attorney on my behalf. He kept us informed whenever something new came to his attention. I would recommend him to anyone who needs representation. Thank you!! - J.G.
"Ruffin was very friendly and responsive while helping me with my case. He walked me through everything in a very clear and concise way and I am very appreciative of his help." - T.H.
"Mr. Hunt was extremely knowledgeable about Florida law. He was helpful and kind. Always taking the time to respond to emails and calls with questions that I had. Mr. Hunt did everything he said he would to get my case resolved and reduced. He guided me on all the steps to follow and classes to satisfy the court requirements." - Anonymous
"Not only is Ruffin a down to earth family man, but he's also a great attorney, and he was able to successfully dismiss my case. I appreciate your services Ruffin. Thank you for all your assistance." - T.Y.
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