Tampa First-Time DUI Attorney


Charged with a DUI? You Need Legal Representation.

The dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs are considerable. In fact, every year in Florida DUI accidents injure thousands and kill hundreds. It’s not surprising these incidents are taken seriously.

In the Tampa Bay area, a single DUI conviction can have a long-lasting impact on your life, even if it is the first time you were charged.


If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, engaging a seasoned DUI attorney should be the first thing you do. The advice and guidance of this professional can help to protect your rights and your future.

Mistakes happen, and good people sometimes make poor decisions. Our team at Taracks & Associates understands the laws governing DUIs, and we know how to handle cases like this. Don’t hesitate.  Time is a valuable commodity in DUI cases.  Reach out to us today at 804-316-0765 to schedule a free consultation/case evaluation. During this meeting we can learn more about your personal situation and share how we believe we can best help you.

Why Choose Taracks & Associates?

First-time DUI Charges Require Experienced Counsel

The legal consequences of driving under the influence are serious, even if you are a first-time offender. The repercussions are far-reaching and can impact you, your future and even your family.  Engaging qualified legal representation is the most important thing you can do. However, choosing the right firm can be a challenge.  Working with skilled criminal defense attorneys who are both experienced and knowledgeable and whose approach is client focused and caring can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. Taracks & Associates is this type of firm and knows just how to handle cases for those charged with a first-time DUI.

Consider why so many in Tampa and the surrounding area choose our firm.

  • 30+ years of experience providing outstanding criminal defense services
  • Over 10,000 individuals represented, including many charged with a DUI for the first time
  • Thorough knowledge of  DUI laws and first-time defense strategies
  • Established relationships with local judges, prosecutors and attorneys
  • Knowledge of the workings of the Tampa courts
  • Dedication to providing quality service tailored to meet your specific needs
  • Free consultation/case review.

We have what it takes to make a difference and are committed to leveraging the totality of our knowledge and experience on behalf of our clients. We appreciate the anxiety and stress that are associated with DUI charges and are ready to go to work for you immediately.

Understanding What Our Team Will Do For You

Knowing What to Expect Can Provide Peace of Mind

If you have been charged with a DUI for the first time, you are likely concerned with both your future and the legal action. The reality of what lies ahead is unknown. Rest assured, with our Tampa DUI lawyer on your side, the entire process will be appropriately managed, from all investigations through litigation, if necessary.  We will:

  • Meet with you to understand the entirety of your case
  • Determine whether your rights were violated during your arrest
  • Thoroughly investigate the charges against you
  • Conduct an analysis of the evidence including police and  breathalyzer reports
  • Personally interview any witnesses
  • File any necessary paperwork in a timely fashion
  • Negotiate the charges and possible penalties
  • Communicate on your behalf
  • Address your questions and concerns
  • Build a defense tailored to the specifics of the charges against you
  • Represent you in court, if necessary.

While we leverage our experience defending first-time DUI offenders on your behalf, we don’t solely rely on it.  We recognize that there are specifics to each case. As your DUI attorney, we take the time to understand the intricacies of your experience, because sometimes the smallest details make a very real difference.  Our ultimate goal is to safeguard your rights and minimize any consequences.  Your well-being is our primary concern.

Taracks & Associates DUI Defense Attorneys Respond to Your Concerns

First-Time DUI Charges Result in Many Questions

If you have been accused for the first time of driving under the influence, it is not surprising that you have questions.  After all, you have no idea of what to expect.  Below we have shared some of the questions clients ask most often, along with our answers.

Do I need to hire a DUI attorney to represent me?

Yes, you do.  DUI charges in Florida are serious; the consequences can have a far-reaching and long-lasting effect on your life. Our DUI defense attorney will help protect your rights and your future.

I was detained for DUI and I refused to take a breathalyzer test. What can happen?

For those arrested for the first time for suspicion of a DUI, refusal to take a breathalyzer test can result in a one-year license suspension.  Punishments for subsequent refusals are greater. Your DUI defense attorney can share additional concerns with regard to refusing testing.

I have been charged for DUI for the first time, but I was not drinking.  I think my medication may have affected me. Can I still be convicted?

Yes. The initials DUI stand for “driving under the influence.” The substance in question is not limited to alcohol.  In fact, both prescription and nonprescription medication can cause impairment. You are responsible for understanding the side effects of any medication you take.

What consequences am I facing as a first-time offender?

Florida takes driving under the influence seriously. First-time offenders  who are convicted face Impactful punishment, and future charges and convictions may result in more substantial penalties.  Your DUI defense attorney can provide you with more information targeted at your personal case.

Your Taracks & Associates criminal defense attorney can provide more specific answers to questions regarding your first-time DUI charges during a free consultation. Reach out to us today to learn how we would support you during this challenging time.

Decisions You Make Today Can Impact Your Future

Engage Our Tampa First-Time DUI Attorney

Being charged with driving under the influence, even for the first time, can have a very real impact on your life. Your defense requires knowledge of the law and the local court system in Tampa, something you are not likely to have.

Engaging a qualified and reputable Tampa first-time DUI attorney is critical in protecting your future.


Led by Barry Taracks, our team knows how to manage first-time DUI cases and is well-positioned to help you move forward. We are experienced, knowledgeable and committed to providing you with the highest quality legal services. Our defense attorneys will work tirelessly on your behalf, always with your best interests at heart.

Minimizing the stress associated with the legal process and the impact of these charges on your life is our ultimate goal. We understand the value of time in cases like this and are ready to work for you.  Contact us today at 813-281-2897 to schedule your free case review.

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