Tampa DUI Lawyer Case Results (2012)

Tampa DUI Lawyer Case Results for 2012

Tampa DUI Lawyer Case Results for 2012

The following is an update of all of my Tampa DUI case results for 2013. Unlike other firms who only list the cases they’ve won, I didn’t want to hide anything, so I’ve pulled back the curtain and revealed every case I’ve handled in Tampa since I launched this website.

One thing you’ll notice is that there aren’t a ton of cases listed. There’s a reason for this. I don’t run a “volume practice,” where I churn and burn cases as quickly as possible. Instead, I limit the number of people I help to a very small, manageable number. By only handling a limited number of DUI cases at any given time, it means that I’ll always know who you are when you call, and I’ll always know what’s happening with your case. You won’t be treated like a case number or a court file – you’ll be given the respect you deserve.

Obviously, I didn’t want to embarrass any past clients (just like you wouldn’t want to be embarrassed), so I have removed any identifying information from the results, including names and case numbers. Each case just contains a quick summary of the facts and the result. If you want to verify any results with the Hillsborough County Clerk’s Office, please call me and I’ll be happy to confidentially provide you with case numbers and citation numbers.

December 2012 - No DUI at MacDill Air Force Base gate (.141/.136 BAC)

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was driving a motorcycle entering MacDill Air Force Base. He was stopped by gate security under suspicion of drunk driving. The airman MP called for Tampa PD to respond to the scene to conduct a DUI investigation. The client performed the one-leg stand, walk-and-turn, and horizontal gaze nystagmus…

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December 2012 - No DUI on 2nd DUI arrest inside 5 years

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was southbound on I-75 when she loses control of her car and ends up in a ditch. She refused to take the breath test. This was client’s second DUI arrest within 5 years, which normally carries a minimum sentence of at least 10 days in jail, a 5…

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November 2012 - No DUI for near collision, marijuana, and .128/.133 BAC

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was driving westbound on Green Street at Armenia in the inside left turn lane, and a police officer is driving in the same direction, in the outside lane. The Tampa Police DUI officer claimed that the client abruptly veered right, crossing over into outside lane and almost crashing into…

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October 2012 - Passed out in car, DUI reduced, marijuana dismissed

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client passed out in the parking lot of a gentlemen’s club. Unfortunately, the windows of his vehicle were rolled down and the police officer could smell alcohol coming out of the car. When they searched the car, the police also found marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Client took a breath…

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September 2012 - No DUI after crash into light pole

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was coming home from a bar and lost control of his car, running into a light pole and knocking it down. An off-duty military officer saw the crash and called 911. A DUI officer was in the immediate area and arrived within moments to investigate, and arrested the…

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September 2012 - No DUI conviction on second DUI arrest

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: This was client’s 2nd DUI arrest. Client was weaving while driving and his performance on the field sobriety exercises wasn’t good enough to satisfy the police officer. He agreed to take a breath test and both tests were over the legal limit. DUI defense: Initially the prosecutor didn’t want to reduce…

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September 2012 - Reduced DUI for .235 breath test

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was stopped for weaving and impaired driving in the Tampa SoHo bar area. When the officer asked him to perform field sobriety exercises, he wasn’t able to them well enough to satisfy the officer, so he was arrested and transported to the Hillsborough County Jail’s Breath Testing Facility where…

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September 2012 - No DUI for 2nd DUI arrest and crash

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was leaving the bar area near Howard and Kennedy and was involved in a car accident. This was his second DUI arrest within less than 5 years and he was also charged with the separate crime of refusing to take a breath test, so the prosecutor was trying…

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August 2012 - Reduced DUI for .184 breath test

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was stopped for driving at high speed with a suspended driver license. He had some difficulties performing the field sobriety exercises and agreed to take two breath tests on an Intoxilyzer 8000 in the Hillsborough County Jail’s Breath Testing Facility, with breath alcohol results of .184/.183 DUI defense: I…

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August 2012 - No DUI for .233 breath alcohol level

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was stopped for making driving over the curb at Dale Mabry and Kennedy while making a U-turn. She didn’t perform very well on the field sobriety exercises and took a breath test on the Intoxilyzer 8000 at the Breath Testing Facility in the Hillsborough County Jail, with a…

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July 2012 - No DUI for Speeding with .123 BAC

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was stopped for speeding on State Road 60 near Whiskey Joe’s. He had some difficulties performing the field sobriety exercises and took a breath test on the Intoxilyzer 8000 at the Breath Testing Facility in the Hillsborough County Jail, with a breath alcohol result of .123. DUI defense: I…

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July 2012 - Reduced DUI for .178/.176 breath tests

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was driving on the flyover near Tampa International Airport and weaved while driving. He didn’t perform too poorly on the field sobriety exercises, but took a breath test and had BAC (breath alcohol concentration) levels of .178/.176, more than double the legal limit. This was the client’s second…

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June 2012 - No DUI despite .198/.202 BAC levels

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client left Club AJA, got lost, and drove into the restricted area of the Tampa Bay Port Authority. She was detained by a security guard and then arrested by a Tampa Police Department DUI officer. She agreed to take a breath test on an Intoxiltyzer 8000 at the Breath…

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June 2012 - Reduced DUI after being "Too F'd up to drive"

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was seen driving 10 mph in a 45 mph zone, admitted to the DUI officer that he was “Too f***ed up to drive,” hurled a variety of racial epithets at the officer, and then told the police officer to “suck his ****.”  He took a breath test on…

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June 2012 - No DUI - MacDill Air Force Base gate

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client got lost leaving Tampa and ended up at MacDill Air Force Base. He was stopped at the gate by military police and detained until a DUI officer arrived from Tampa Police Department. He had problems performing the field sobriety exercises, and his breath level was .164, more than…

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May 2012 - 2nd DUI - Crashes into pond - BAC .113

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client lost control of his car coming home and hydroplaned, driving off the road and crashing into a pond. A security guard saw everything and called police. He was walking away from the accident but was stopped by police on his way home. This was his second DUI, and…

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May 2012 - No DUI - Barely misses parked car

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client nearly ran into a parked car. He performed poorly on the field sobriety exercises and refused to take a breath test on the Intoxilyzer 8000 at the Hillsborough County Jail’s Breath Testing Center. DUI defense: I prepared for motions to suppress, but negotiated with the prosecutor to reduce the…

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May 2012 - No DUI after crashing into a house

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: The facts looked really bad, because the police claimed that my client ran into a car, then fled the scene, crashed into a house several miles away, and then tried to run away on foot from. He was also underage, and admitted to drinking too much alcohol. Thankfully, no one…

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May 2012 - No DUI - Wrong way on one-way road

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was driving the wrong way on the road and was stopped by the police. He gave breath samples of .135/.137 on an Intoxilyzer 8000 at the Hillsborough County Jail’s Breath Testing Center. DUI defense: We negotiated with the State and persuaded the prosecutor to offer a plea to Reckless…

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April 2012 - No DUI - Driving with no headlights

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was driving with his headlights off. He was stopped by the police and performed mediocre on the field sobriety exercises, then refused to take a breath test on an Intoxilyzer 8000 at the Hillsborough County Breath Testing Center. DUI defense: I filed motions to suppress and the State…

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April 2012 - No DUI after "double refusal"

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was speeding 70mph in a 50mph zone. He admitted drinking, but declined to perform any field sobriety exercises or take a breath test on an Intoxilyzer 8000 at the Hillsborough County Breath Testing Facility. DUI defense: We filed motions to suppress and the State offered a plea to Reckless…

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March 2012 - No DUI on crash with BAC 3x the legal limit

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was involved in a single-car accident. She almost fell over while performing the field sobriety exercises, and appeared very intoxicated on the video. Her breath test results were nearly 3x the legal limit when she blew into the Intoxilyzer 8000 at the Hillsborough County Jail’s Breath Testing Facility. DUI defense: We…

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March 2012 - No DUI, drug, or firearm convictions

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: This was another case involving a 2nd DUI arrest within 5 years of the previous conviction. Client was speeding, came to a complete stop at a blinking yellow light, and was swerving while driving. He performed reasonably well on the field sobriety exercises, but refused to submit to a breath test…

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March 2012 - No DUI conviction after leaving The Kennedy

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was seen leaving “The Kennedy” club and was swerving a little because she was sending text messages. She had some balance issues while performing the field sobriety exercises, but didn’t do too badly. Both of Her breath test on the Intoxilyzer 8000 at the Hillsborough County Breath…

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March 2012 - No DUI conviction on second DUI arrest

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: This was client’s 2nd DUI arrest within 5 years. Client was weaving while driving. His performance on the field sobriety exercises was pretty good, but he refused to take a breath test. This was his second DUI within 5 years, and he was looking at a mandatory jail sentence and…

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March 2012 - No DUI - Swerving and BAC .159

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was swerving while driving because she was trying to look up directions. She had balance and coordination problems on the field sobriety exercises, and her breath levels were about double the legal limit after blowing into an Intoxilyzer 8000 at the Hillsborough County Jail. DUI defense: I got her…

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March 2012 - DUI - Speeding and BAC .131

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was speeding doing 80 mph in a 50 mph zone. He had some balance issues on the field sobriety exercises, and his breath alcohol level was .131 on a Hillsborough County Jail Intoxilyzer 8000. DUI defense: We filed and argued motions to suppress based on technicalities in the…

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March 2012 - License suspension overturned, .179 BAC

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was driving in the bar area near Howard and Cleveland at about 1 o’clock in the morning. The police officer saw him run over the curb as he turned northbound onto Howard, and stopped him shortly afterward. Client took the breath test on an Intoxilyzer 8000 at the…

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February 2012 - 4 cases - 2 dropped, pled to 1 DUI

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was charged with DUI for running a stop sign and then blowing .14 on the Intoxilyzer 8000 breath test at the Hillsborough County Jail . While he was out on bond for the DUI, he was arrested 3 more times for 3 new charges, including two new driving…

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February 2012 - No DUI - 65 in a 45, weaving across road

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was driving 65mph in a 45mph speed zone, and was seen weaving back and forth across the road at least 8x. The officer said that the driver “failed” the field sobriety exercises and appeared to be intoxicated. Client refused to take the breath test on an Intoxilyzer 8000…

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February 2012 - DUI, but racing charge completely dropped

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was involved in a street race and was stopped by a Temple Terrace police officer. Traces of marijuana were found in the car and he had some miscues during the field sobriety exercises, then provided breath alcohol levels over .10 on an Intoxilyzer 8000 at the Hillsborough County…

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February 2012 - No DUI - Breath Alcohol Level of .114

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was after leaving a bar stopped for weaving and drifting over the white dividing lines on the road near I-275. The police officer smelled alcohol on the client’s breath and asked her to perform field sobriety exercises. She complied and also took the breath test, with a breath…

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February 2012 - No DUI - Ran red light, drugs and alcohol

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client ran a red light and was stopped by officer who claimed to see signs of alcohol and drug impairment. DUI defense: I prepared the case for trial but refused to waive speedy trial, which caused some problems for the government and prevented them from getting the drug evidence…

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January 2012 - DUI, but no jail on DUI license suspension

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: This actually involved two cases. The first was a high speed racing charge coupled with a DUI, and then a follow-up case of driving on a DUI suspended license, which normally carries a minimum jail sentence of 30 days in jail. The client was involved in a high speed…

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January 2012 - No DUI - Driving wrong way on one-way street

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client left a bar and didn’t realize the entrance to the bar was on a divided roadway. She drove the wrong way down a one-way street, and was stopped shortly afterward by a Hillsborough County Deputy who was waiting outside the bar. She performed poorly on the field sobriety…

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January 2012 - No DUI - Speeding and .189 breath test

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was speeding and weaving down the road late at night. He was stopped by an experienced Hillsborough County Sheriff’s DUI deputy who had completed the Drug Recognition Evaluator program and has made 100’s of successful DUI arrests. Client agreed to take a breath test on the Intoxilyzer 8000,…

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NEXT STEP: Speak with a DUI Lawyer Today

If you’ve been arrested for DUI, no matter how bad the case looks, don’t ever plead guilty without first talking to a Tampa DUI lawyer. There may even be a way that can get your charges dismissed, but you’ll never know unless you fight your charges by talking to a Tampa DUI lawyer as soon as possible. Many of the issues in DUI cases are very time sensitive. DUI cases are serious, with harsher penalties than many felony cases, and the “hidden cost” of DUI insurance that can easily climb past $25,000! (Good news: You can avoid almost all of that if your DUI lawyer gets the DUI dropped or gets the charge reduced!)

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Tampa DUI Attorney Elliott Wilcox has handled thousands of DUI cases. He is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, and a life member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Elliott exclusively helps drivers accused of Driving Under the Influence (DUI).

If you want your best chance for avoiding a DUI, you should call an experienced Tampa DUI attorney today. To talk to Elliott about the different options for saving your license and defending your DUI case, call toll-free at (855) THE-DUI-GUY (855-843-3844) or (813) 699-5517 today!