Sara B. Mollo

Public Defender, 6th Judicial Circuit

Proudly Serving Pinellas and Pasco Counties

 

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   "Justice should not be tied to a person's race, religion, sexuality, or economic status."

Sara Mollo

As the Public Defender of the Sixth Judicial Circuit, it is my duty to ensure that all citizens in Pinellas and Pasco Counties are fairly represented. I have been an attorney for more than 25 years, during which I practiced almost exclusively in criminal law. I am a former president of the Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, legislative co-chair of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) Humanitarian Award recipient, and graduate of Leadership Pinellas Class of 2020. In addition, I currently sit on the governing board of the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County.

Constitutional lawyers, such as a Public Defender, believe in justice for all. We represent indigent clients who otherwise do not have the ability to afford a private attorney themselves. The law office of Sara Mollo, Public Defender has more than 200 team members with over 100 attorneys. It is our responsibility to ensure there is integrity and fairness within Florida’s justice system. With this honor, I am proud to be the elected Public Defender for the nearly 1.5 million Floridians of the Sixth Judicial Circuit.

Sara Mollo, Public Defender

Your Miranda Rights

MIRANDA V. ARIZONA, 384 U.S. 436

 

  • You have the right to remain silent.
  • Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.
  • You have the right to have a lawyer present while you are being questioned.
  • If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be appointed for you if you wish.
  • You can decide at any time to exercise these rights and not answer any questions or make any statements.

Meet Our Team

Sara Mollo

Sara Mollo

Public Defender of the Sixth Judicial Circuit

Greg Williams

Greg Williams

Executive Director and Chief Assistant Public Defender

Steve Nelson

Steve Nelson

Senior Assistant Public Defender, County Court Attorney Supervisor

Ari Benjamin Weisberg

Ari Benjamin Weisberg

Juvenile Division Director

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