Stephanie T. Pawuk

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Pasco County, Florida Criminal Defense Attorney

New Port Richey, Florida criminal defense lawyer Stephanie Pawuk is a former State Prosecutor in practice since 2001. Now in private practice as a defense attorney for over 10 years, Stephanie uses her knowledge of the Florida legal system to educate her clients on their options and aggressively protect their rights.

Stephanie's clients come from all walks of life and are usually the type of people who would never be considered “criminals.” She recognizes that many people charged with crimes made one wrong mistake at an emotional time in their lives. Her main goal is not to let that mistake ruin the rest of their lives.

When Stephanie takes your case, it becomes her case. She answers your phone calls herself and responds to your emails the same day. She is honest about what you should expect, what your legal options are, and when aggressive action is needed. She works with a team of private investigators to make sure your side of the case is fully presented to the State Attorney. Hear what former clients say about working with Stephanie.

Juvenile Defense

Although she handles mostly adult cases, Stephanie specializes in juvenile cases and the intricacies involved with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and juveniles charged as adults. In many cases she has been able to successfully keep cases in juvenile court when the child was about to be charged as an adult.

Free Advice

If Stephanie could give you one piece of free advice when you are arrested it would be “Don’t wait to call an attorney.” Addressing issues in your case early on can make all the difference. She offers free consultations and there is absolutely no obligation to hire her. Don’t wait for a court date in the mail because at that point it’s often too late.

Stephanie practices in Pasco, Pinellas, and Hernando counties.

Contact Stephanie.


  • Former State Prosecutor – Clearwater, FL
  • Lead Felony Domestic Violence Prosecutor
  • Lead Trial Attorney
  • Former Guardian Ad Litem, Guardian Ad Litem of the Month
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2010 Salvation Army, Pasco County
  • Pro Bono Award, Bay Area Legal Services, St. Petersburg, FL 2005


  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2001


  • Florida Bar
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • West Pasco Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers of Pasco

Contact us today at (727) 372-3111