Tampa Drug DUI Lawyer


A Seasoned Prescription Drug DUI Attorney Can Protect Your Future

Operating a motor vehicle is not a right; it is a privilege. Those who drive in Florida are expected to obey the countless traffic laws in effect. Not only does this protect other drivers and pedestrians, it benefits everyone.

One of the most serious violations occurs when individuals drive while impaired.

According to Florida law, it is illegal not only to operate a vehicle after drinking alcohol, but also after taking drugs.


Similar to alcohol, drugs can impact a person’s judgment, ability to make decisions, motor skills, and hand-eye coordination.

The term “drugs” encompasses more than just controlled substances including marijuana, cocaine, and heroin; it also refers to legal medications. Many are unaware that prescription drugs, along with certain over-the-counter medications, can cause drowsiness and impact their ability to drive safely.

At Taracks & Associates, we realize that mistakes can happen. Good people act unknowingly or make poor decisions that can have a significant effect on their lives. If you have been accused of driving under the influence of either drugs or alcohol, engaging the support of a qualified drug DUI lawyer should be your first course of action. You need the guidance of a professional who will ensure that your rights were not violated, protect them going forward, and defend you against any criminal charges.

Florida takes driving under the influence of drugs seriously; the penalties for those found guilty can be severe. Legal defense services from a reputable DUI drug attorney can make a very real difference. If you are facing DUI drug charges, the team at Taracks & Associates can help.  Contact us today at 813-281-2897.  We offer all potential clients a free consultation. There is no risk in meeting with us to better understand how we can help you.

Why You Should Select Taracks & Associates to Represent You

Our Seasoned Professionals Have Your Best Interests at Heart

DUIs in Tampa and the surrounding areas are serious.  The impact of your case’s outcome can affect both you and your family.  As you wonder what to do, the best advice is to control what you can. First and foremost, engage quality legal representation.  You want to work with professionals who are well-versed in the law, understand how the local courts operate, and appreciate both your state of mind and the gravity of the situation.

The team at Taracks & Associates handles cases like this frequently. Led by Barry Taracks, we know that good people make unknowing and sometimes unfortunate choices.  Our firm was founded on the belief that everyone is entitled to representation by professionals who are experienced and committed.

Our clients elect to work with us because of our:

  • Professional Experience: Over the past 30+ years we have represented more than 10,000 individuals.
  • Relevant Knowledge: In addition to our in-depth knowledge regarding DUI laws and defense strategies, our team has developed strong local relationships. We know the prosecutors, judges, and other Tampa DUI attorneys. This is incredibly helpful as we plea bargain and strive to resolve your case as quickly as possible.
  • Commitment to Quality Service: We invest in our clients from the outset by offering a no-cost consultation/case review.  During this meeting we examine the relevant information and share how we believe we can best support you. Throughout the course of our relationship, we will treat you with the compassion and respect you deserve.

In short, experience, knowledge, and commitment are the pillars on which our firm was established. We leverage the resources of our firm on your behalf, working tirelessly to protect you and your future.

What Taracks & Associates Can Do For You

We Manage the Entirety of Your Case from Beginning to End

The team at Taracks & Associates knows how to handle drug DUIs.  When you engage our firm, you can rest assured that your case will receive the attention it deserves; we will work tirelessly to minimize any penalties and protect your well-being. We will handle all aspects of your case, including:

  • Reviewing all evidence including police reports
  • Ensuring your rights were not violated at any point in time
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Representing you at your arraignment
  • Assisting with bail
  • Building your defense
  • Negotiating a plea bargain on your behalf, if appropriate
  • Preparing you to testify
  • Representing you in court.

The process of managing your DUI charges is complex; you do not want to handle this yourself. Taracks & Associates is prepared to make a commitment to provide you with the very best defense services. The reasons to hire us are considerable.  Protecting you is our priority, and we are ready to go to work for you immediately.

Frequently Asked DUI Questions

Responding to Common Concerns

Typically, those facing DUI drug charges in Tampa have a lot of questions.  Below we have shared some asked most often, along with our answers.

Can I be arrested for a DUI if I am on prescription medication?

Yes, you can.  Contrary to what many believe, the issue in a DUI case is not the type of drug — instead it is the impairment of the driver. The drug DUI lawyers at Taracks & Associates are experienced at defending cases involving both prescription and nonprescription medication DUIs.

I used drugs and was pulled over for a DUI. What should I do? 

First and foremost, do not say anything to anyone. Immediately contact the DUI drug lawyers at Taracks & Associates. We know what to do to best protect your well-being and your future.

What are the DUI penalties in Tampa?

The state of Florida takes operating a motor vehicle under the influence very seriously; penalties can be severe.  They may include community service, license suspension, vehicle impoundment, and installation of an ignition interlock device. In the most serious of cases convictions can result in extensive fines and even jail time.  Our team will work to reduce the charges against you and minimize sentences.

Hopefully, this information addresses some of your questions. We can address more specific issues and details of your personal case during our free consultation.  Don’t hesitate, contact us today.

Taracks & Associates Is Ready to Go to Work for You

Your Well-Being Is Our Priority

Perilous times call for impactful action. If you have been charged with a drug DUI offense in the Tampa Bay area, you should engage a skilled and reputable attorney immediately.

A drug DUI conviction on your records can have far-reaching effects, affecting your personal and professional life for years to come. You need to do everything in your power to safeguard yourself and your future, and you cannot do it alone.

Our team at Taracks & Associates is well regarded locally; we are knowledgeable and experienced and have a proven reputation for success.  When you work with our firm you are more than just a case . . . you are an important individual deserving of our full attention.  Rest assured; we will leverage the full resources of our firm on your behalf. Our ultimate goal is to minimize the impact of this situation on your life, today and going forward.  Reach out to us at 813-281-2897 to better understand exactly how we can support you.

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