John Rutkowski

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Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-two years. Prior to practicing law Mr. Rutkowski served twelve years as a deputy sheriff in Pinellas County, Florida. Starting his law-enforcement career as a patrol deputy which included two years on the DUI squad; Mr. Rutkowski moved up the ranks becoming a corporal in the field training program which give him the responsibility for training new recruits. Prior to retiring and pursuing a career in law, Mr. Rutkowski moved in the detective division. Mr. Rutkowski retired from law-enforcement upon entering law school.

Pinellas Deputy Sheriff's Star

After graduating law school Mr. Rutkowski served as an assistant state attorney in the fifth judicial district of Florida. Along with his law-enforcement career, Mr. Rutkowski served fifteen years in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and Army Reserve. While a member of Pennsylvania National Guard Mr. Rutkowski attended and successfully completed the officer candidate school and upon graduation was commission a second lieutenant in the infantry.

Assistant State Attorney Badge

Mr. Rutkowski is licensed to practice law in State of Florida, State of Georgia and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is also licensed to practice in the United States Federal District Courts for the Middle District of Florida, the Northern District  of Florida, along with the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, and Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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  • Vast knowledge and great passion

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  • Incredible Lawyer

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  • Won the case for early termination from probation

    He did great and now I can enjoy my life. I have learned and gained alot of info.
  • Very Knowledgeable

    John Rutkowski was very knowledgeable and thorough throughout my case. He was prompt and eager to help me with my resisting arrest charge. Being from another state, I knew nothing about PA laws. Mr. Rutkowski explained everything to me in detail throughout my court proceedings and kept me in the ...
  • Collections Case Dismissed

    John Rutkowski helped me with my case in which I was sued by a debt collection agency for a substantial amount of credit card debt. He knew just how to approach the court and got the outcome I needed. The case was dismissed by the debt collector. I could not have done it without his help. I would...
  • Responded Immediately

    I had a drug possession misdemeanor from 4 years ago in Philadelphia and wanted to know if it was expungable since it's hard finding a job with a record. I found Mr. Rutkowski online and he responded immediately. It took him no time to look up my record and tell me that I can have it expunged and...
  • Knowledgeable, Responsive, Caring, Professional

    I retained Mr. Rutkowski to represent my son who is a freshman at university in Philadelphia. My son was falsely accused of inappropriate conduct with a female student. Mr. Rutkowski, who I knew was a former police officer, talked to the detective assigned my son's case and after he told her the ...
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    I had 2 prostitution charges from a few years ago when I was addicted to drugs and I never went to court. Since then I turned my life around and had to get the case taken care of. Mr. Rutkowski was eager to help and got my warrants lifted and case dismissed. I live in Maryland and didn't have to ...
  • Years of Experience - Great Fees

    Facing felony charges for assault required me to find a lawyer to defend my case. I found Mr. Rutkowski through a Google Search and setup a free consultation. He has years of law experience and other neighboring law offices can't match or beat his representation fees. Within several court visits ...
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    For almost 22 years i had an open bench warrant, these 22 years I had a life but was not living, being impressed by Mr. Rutkowski's, website and track record of helping good people who blundered, I contacted Mr. Rutkowski explained my situation, he immediately checked my background he noted it wa...
  • Highly recommend Mr. Rutkowski

    John represented my son on several criminal and misdemeanor charges. The goal was to not have my son lose his drivers license as it is needed for his work. John was successful in obtaining this objective. John was prompt to answer questions via telephone and email. He treated my son with respect ...
  • Great Attorney

    Was able to secure a not guilty verdict in my child molestation case.
  • Totally Successful

    I really had my doubts at first but John did what he said he was going to do I am a Florida Resident who had a criminal case in Philadelphia, PA. John took my case and was totally successful getting everything cleared for me he has restored my faith in lawyers I would suggest to anyone reading th...
  • Experienced Professional

    JR is an experienced professional in all aspects of criminal law. John got me out of a huge debacle in Philadelphia where I was facing Definite jail time. Long & short Mr Rutkowski was able to find cracks in the case which led to a dismissal of all charges! John is a consummate professional w...
  • Really Invested Himself In My Case

    I put my faith in Mr. Rutkowski and I'm glad I did. He really invested himself into my case and everything worked out. He's also a pretty cool guy to chat with while waiting through hours of courtroom boredom.

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John P. Rutkowski, criminal defense attorney, is focused on all aspects, Criminal Defense, Criminal Appeals, Driving Under the Influence and Traffic law. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.

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