Have you or a loved one been accused of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in the Tampa bay Area?
Updated: May 14, 2021
Have you been accused of a DUI in Tampa Bay? We proudly serve Pasco, Pinellas, and Hillsborough Counties in defending drinking and driving charges (DUI) as well as boating under the influence (BUI) charges. Time is often of the essence. When charged with a DUI or BUI it is extremely important that you contact an Attorney immediately to fully understand and exercise your rights. For example: **Did you know that a person charged with a DUI has 10 days to request an administrative hearing with the Florida DMV? Many Florida Counties are strict in prosecuting DUI charges. You should not allow the Prosecutor to determine your fate when there may be options to potentially get the charges greatly reduced or even tossed out. Swafford Law Group can analyze your case, inform you of your rights, discuss your options, and strategize your defense. The repercussions for drinking and driving can be immense. Some examples include: Career: If you drive for a living a DUI charge could negatively impact your entire future. The costs are potentially much higher for you than for someone simply obtaining a DUI charge; a conviction can ruin your entire career.
Immigration: Are you in the U.S. on a Visa? Are you on the path to citizenship? Do you have outstanding immigration issues? A DUI charge can have an extreme and potentially negative impact on your immigration status.
Money: Avoiding a DUI charge and conviction in Miami-Dade County can save you an immense amount of money. Potential costs include reinstatement of driving privileges, probation, court costs, classes, interlock, and possible jail time. These and other costs add up fast.
Your drivers license can be impacted immediately after being charged or arrested with Driving Under the Influence (DUI). In many instances, your license is suspended automatically if the DMV is notified of a Breath-Alcohol Test Result of over 0.08. It is imperative that you contact an attorney immediately to discuss your options regarding reinstating your license of obtaining a Business Purposes Only (BPO) license through the Florida DMV.
First DUI Charge: Is this your first DUI charge? Do you feel that you deserve a second chance? Some State Attorney Offices in Florida offer DUI Diversion Programs which can help alleviate some of the consequences a DUI charge might have for you. Keep in mind these programs have strict eligibility requirements and eligibility is based on factors determined by each State Attorneys Office. Contact Swafford Law Group to discuss your potential eligibility.
Consult With An Experienced DUI Attorney in Tampa Bay:
Every DUI case is unique. Florida DUI law is complicated. Our Firm can help you analyze, strategize, and fight all aspects of your case. Time is of the essence. Contact our Firm today.