FORMER STATE PROSECUTOR
An Extensive Background of Experience Within the Criminal Justice System in Hillsborough County
William Tyson has vast experience in the criminal justice system—more than 23 years.
In 1978, Tyson began working as a law enforcement officer. During this time, he investigated complex organized crime cases as a member of the narcotics unit. Many of these investigations lasted several years and utilized wiretaps as investigative aids.
He attended numerous training classes conducted by the United States Department of Justice and was a member of several multi-jurisdictional Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) narcotic task force investigations.
After graduating from law school in 1991, Tyson became a prosecutor in the Tampa Bay area. During his tenure with the State Attorney's Office, Tyson conducted over 100 jury trials for crimes such as murder, rape, robbery, drug trafficking, and DUI manslaughter.
As a member of the State Attorney DUI manslaughter prosecution unit for over five years, he completed several advanced DUI schools. He is also a graduate of the National College of District Attorneys Advanced Trial Program.
William Tyson was appointed by the governor through an executive order as a special prosecutor for Hillsborough County.
Tyson's teaching experience includes positions such as an adjunct criminal law professor at St. Petersburg Junior College and a lecturer in DUI legal strategy at Stetson University College of Law.
As a former state prosecutor, he witnessed firsthand the strategies and tactics used by the prosecution. In that position, he was also privy to the state's areas of weakness.
By learning his adversary's technique and approach from the inside and after practicing criminal defense, he is in a position to help you make an informed decision about your case.