If you've been charged with criminal activity, you know how overwhelming your life can suddenly feel. It's easy to see no way out. Whether your situation involves drug possession, a DUI, a revoked driver's license, or a serious felony, we provide the experienced and aggressive counsel you need to pursue the desired outcome. If you are in Clearwater, New Port Richey, Tampa, or St. Petersburg, Florida, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation about your case. Your defense is the heart of our practice.
As a dedicated criminal defense attorney, I feel a deep responsibility to stand up for the rights of those in my community. Born and raised in West Virginia, I worked my way through college, graduating cum laude in 1973. Following graduation, I moved to New York City for law school, learning a great detail about the courtroom just by observing. I stayed in New York in a real estate firm as an associate, but I eventually discovered that my real interest was in criminal defense, arguing cases in front of a jury. I consider myself to be an adventurer, personally and professionally, never shying away from a difficult case, never starting something only to stop halfway. I take pride in my reputation as an aggressive litigator.More About Rob
A native Floridian and Spanish speaker, I entered the legal field because I want to help each and every client fulfill their ambitions. Born and raised in Tampa, I attended the University of South Florida where I earned a BA in Political Science. After graduating from Loyola Law School in New Orleans, I moved back to Florida and began working as an Assistant State Attorney for the State Attorney's Office in Orlando, where I tried over 50 DUI jury trials and over 25 felony jury trials. As a former criminal prosecutor, I now represent individuals with a variety of criminal charges, from traffic offenses to murder. I feel privileged to help remove legal obstacles for individuals and their loved ones.More About Manuel
When involved in the legal process, it is important to work with attorneys who are accessible. We listen to your story, whatever that might be, and choose to pass no judgment on you or your actions. Our goal is to move forward, aggressively defending the rights you are due under the law.
As we guide you through the legal process, we collaborate on a smart, aggressive strategy to put you in a position to move forward from this. You need someone in your corner who is willing to fight for your unique situation, someone with the knowledge and experience to get things done.
In the words of Clarence Darrow, “A courtroom is not a place where truth and innocence inevitably triumph; it is only an arena where contending lawyers fight not for justice, but to win.” Here in Clearwater, we make it a habit. Our law practice is purpose-driven & client-oriented, seeking favorable outcomes.
Mr. Penton helped get rid of a five-year suspension on my license so I am able to drive to work again. He didn’t judge or look down on me for any of my previous actions; he simply helped me take steps in the right direction.
This guy saved me from a mandatory five years in prison, and I have a bad past. Very honest lawyer, not too many honest lawyers out there today!
Sharp, attentive attorneys who truly know the criminal legal system.
When you or someone you loved is caught up in criminal activity, you may have unanswered questions: How did this happen? Where do I go next? What's the best possible outcome? These questions can be painful, but they're important because your future is on the line. You deserve a law firm with a fighting spirit, dedicated to building an aggressive defense.
At the Law Offices of Hoskins and Penton, P.A., we help all kinds of individuals fight for the justice and the freedom that we truly believe they deserve. When you should be focused on your life and your health, let us take up the legal burden for you. We've proudly served Clearwater, Florida, as well as New Port Richey, Tampa, and St. Petersburg, for more than 50 years between us.
With extensive legal experience in litigation, The Law Offices of Hoskins and Penton, P.A. can confidently guide you through the process of your particular situation. Whether you wish to discuss a possible bail bond reduction or hope to approach your DUI from a different angle, our firm is ready to listen to you and fight for you.
As skilled criminal defense attorneys, we provide expungement services that seal your record so you can start to work towards that fresh start you've always wanted. We give personal attention to every client; we fight for justice. Are you willing to build your defense with us? Contact The Law Offices of Hoskins and Penton, P.A. in Clearwater, Florida, for a free consultation. Se Habla Español.