Driving Under the Influence is a very serious charge in Florida. While the circumstances surrounding each case are different, one thing remains the same: the State of Florida has to prove the elements of DUI in order to convict you.
Often times people think "they caught me driving, I blew over the limit, why do I need a lawyer?" The answer is simple: an experienced DUI lawyer has the knowledge and tools to attack the State's case against you and mount a serious defense to the charges at hand. There are defenses that the average person never even thinks about. For example, did you know that the State has to prove that you were in actual, physical control of an operable vehicle in order to convict you of DUI? This means that if you were found in a disabled vehicle, the State Attorney may have some extra work to do. The same can be said for the initial stop: Florida cases have held that an officer cannot stop you for swerving in your lane if no other traffic is affected. Simple defenses like these can make a big difference in your case.
One thing is clear: a free consultation with an attorney never hurt anybody. If you have been arrested for DUI, it is worth your while to sit down with a lawyer who offers free consultations to discuss your case. There could be problems for the State to prove that you never even knew existed. Act fast - your license may be suspended ten days from your arrest if no action is taken!
At Taracks & Associates a consultation with one of our Tampa DUI lawyers is always free. As former state prosecutors we know how to attack the State's case against you. Our staff has handled thousands of DUI cases in the State of Florida. Call us today to discuss your case - 813-281-2897. Taracks & Associates - The Advocate For You.