May 2013 – Client gets license back and avoids DUI despite falling asleep in car

Tampa DUI lawyer helps client avoid DUI and DHSMV license suspension

If you were stopped for a Florida “Move Over” violation, you may not have been legally stopped. Talk to a Tampa DUI lawyer today to see if you the technical requirements were followed.

DUI defense: I raised the same issues at both the DHSMV formal review hearing and the criminal hearing motion to suppress, arguing that the deputies didn’t properly arrest him because he didn’t violate every element of Florida’s “move over law.”

Results: The DHSMV hearing officer agreed and invalidated the client’s license suspension. Although the judge didn’t agree with the motion and didn’t dismiss the case, the prosecutor continued to negotiate with me and finally agreed to reduce the charge to the non-DUI sanction of Reckless Driving.

How this helps your Tampa DUI case: If you are charged with a DUI and were stopped for failing to comply with Florida’s “Move Over” law, you may not have been properly detained. There are several technical defenses to the “Move Over” law, and I may be able to help you get your license back or avoid a DUI conviction, even if you had a high breath alcohol level or refused to take the breath test.  No DUI arrest is perfect, and every Tampa DUI has potential defenses. Some may be stronger than others, but every case has issues that can be attacked and may lead to a better resolution. Every case is different, so you should speak with an experienced Tampa DUI attorney who has the knowledge and is willing to invest the time preparing the case to see if there are any chances of avoiding jail or avoiding a DUI conviction.

If you were 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 attorney. Please call me at (855) THE-DUI-GUY (855-843-3844) TODAY to discuss how I can help.