Tampa Bay Buc's GM Mark Dominik has publicly expressed his unhappiness with the number of recent Buccaneer arrests for DUI, TBO is reporting. As we reported yesterday, Assistant Coach Jay Kaiser was arrested and charged with DUI on Wednesday morning. Shelton Quarles and Chris Mosley were also arrested and charged with DUI within the last year, making this the third drunk driving arrest for the team in recent memory.
DUI is a serious charge in Florida. If you were arrested for DUI recently, call a lawyer at Taracks & Associates today for a free consultation - 813-281-2897. A member of our staff will discuss your case with you and explain the DUI process in depth. As you may already know, when you are arrested for DUI a two part process begins. On one end, the DHSMV (DMV) begins a process to suspend your driver license for either blowing over the legal limit or refusing to submit to a breath test at all. On the other end, the State files criminal charges against you. You have ten (10) days from the date of arrest to contest your administrative license suspension! If you call an attorney at Taracks & Associates, we will set you up a hearing to determine whether or not your license should be suspended. In the mean time, you will have a temporary driving permit and will be permitted to stay on the road pending the outcome of your hearing. Additionally, we will help you get a hardship license even if the outcome of your DMV hearing is not in your favor.
Simultaneously, a lawyer with our firm will enter a plea of not guilty on your behalf in your case and will begin working to fight the State's accusations against you. This could mean many things: a motion to suppress the evidence against you, a motion to dismiss the charges against you, or a formal request that the State reduce the charges against you from DUI to Reckless Driving. These motions or requests could be based on any one of a number of factors, including your performance on the Field Sobriety Exercises, the basis for the initial traffic stop, the breath test machine itself, statements you made before/during/after arrest, where you were arrested, the operability of your vehicle, or many other factors. Typically, this whole process takes 3 - 4 months from beginning to end.
If you have any questions about DUI please call a lawyer with our firm today - a conversation with one of our attorneys is always free of charge. Taracks & Associates - The Advocate For You.