DUI Defenses

DUI Defenses to Drunk Driving charges in Tampa

If you were arrested for driving under the influence (“DUI”) in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, contact an experienced DUI Attorney in Tampa to discuss your case. Call 813-250-0500 for a free, confidential consultation that can be scheduled today over the phone or in the office. During your initial consultation you can speak with an experienced DUI lawyer who can discuss the facts and circumstances of your case, how the criminal laws in Florida apply to your case, and help you determine which DUI defenses can be used in your case to fight the charges.  Under Florida’s criminal laws, DUI defenses can include the following:

  1. Exclusion of DUI Breath Test Results;
  2. Exclusion of Defendant’s Statements;
  3. Motion to Suppress an Illegal Stop;
  4. Motion to Suppress Evidence Gathered After a DUI Arrest Made without Probable Cause;
  5. Necessity or Duress;
  6. Lack of Evidence of Actual Physical Control;
  7. Violation of the Accident Report Privilege which require suppression of the defendant’s statements after an accident;
  8. Failure to Read Miranda Warnings;
  9. Police Misconduct;
  10. Insufficient Evidence; and
  11. Speedy Trial Violation.

Numerous defenses exist under Florida law for Driving Under the Influence cases, including DUI cases with a breath test result over 0.08, DUI refusal cases, and felony DUI cases. If you were arrested for DUI in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, contact a DUI criminal defense attorney to discuss your case at 813-250-0500.

During your initial consultation, your attorney can tell you how various Florida DUI defenses and criminal laws may affect the outcome of your case. Contact a Tampa DUI attorney focusing on DUI cases in Tampa and Plant City in Hillsborough County, Bartow in Polk County, St. Petersburg and Clearwater in Pinellas County, New Port Richey and Dade City in Pasco County, Brooksville in Hernando County, Bushnell in Sumter County, Bradenton in Manatee County and Sarasota and Venice in Sarasota County, Florida.

2 Comments

  1. c h
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 15:07 | Permalink | Reply

    I did take ambien. One night in last December I took my evening dose and planed on finishing my tv show and going to bed. The next thing I knew I was laid back in my car sleeping. I was awaken by a officer knocking on my window and shinning a light in my eyes. I was handcuffed a put in the police car. I started having trouble breathing and they called ems. I have a hx of chf. Im not sure how long I was in tampa general but my friend flew to n and planed for me to pick her up, she had no were to go. I told her I couldn’t sign out because I thought I was under arrest. She ended up calling the hillsbougho pd and they told her there were no charges against me. I signed out went and got my car and she and I went home. I had just moved back here from west virgina. I obtained a fl dl without a problem. This last Friday I got a letter from hillsboughro court for a arraignment date of april tenth. I looked it up and it says I have paid my citation and I have no memory of that. My current fl dl says it clear. After reading your explination of the process I need to see if you can represent me.

  2. RD Investigator
    Posted February 12, 2015 at 19:49 | Permalink | Reply

    There is a side effect of Ambien users sleep walking, raiding the refrigerator, having conversations and not recalling any of it.

    My first suggestion is to look at what you were charged with and are there any pending charges. What was the citation for that you did not recall paying? The Deputy may have been concerned about your safety and health and took you to Tampa General and not filed any charges, or they did not arrest you because they did not want to get stuck with the hospital bill, a common practice. I would suggest you have an attorney look into what happened, there had to be an incident report made by the Deputy. The Sheriff’s Office may have had a blood test performed at the hospital and are awaiting the results, depending where the keys were in the vehicle, you could be charged with physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. You could do no better that Sammis law firm, they are very reputable and highly knowledgeable attorneys. If you are wondering, I do not work for them, I am a retired Detective with the Sheriff’s Office and I work as an Investigator for another attorney. I read this web site because of the tips and knowledge they represent.
    Also, I suggest you find a different sleeping aid, there have been lawsuits over the side effects of Ambien.

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