January 2013 – No DUI or license suspension for .244/.244 BAC

Tampa DUI lawyer Elliott Wilcox helps client stopped by police because of an anonymous caller

Did the police stop your car because of a tip provided by an anonymous caller or citizen informant?

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was driving on his way to work. A tipster told police that the client was a drunk driver, and the police responded to investigate. Client was highly intoxicated, and police found nearly a dozen open containers in his truck. When he took the breath test, he was nearly 3x the legal limit.

DUI defense: It sounds like another “unwinnable case,” right? But there were issues I was able to attack in this case, mainly focused on the source of the tipster information, but also involving issues of “actual physical control” and a violation of Florida Statute §901.15.

Results: The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles agreed to overturn the license suspension, and the prosecutor agreed to reduce the charge to a “Reckless Driving” offense. (A double-win).

How this helps your Tampa DUI case: If you’ve been arrested for a DUI in Hillsborough County because someone called the police or called 911, there may be issues in your DUI case that will allow me to convince the prosecutor that you shouldn’t be convicted of a DUI. Cases like require an attorneys who understands the intricacies of search and seizure law, so you should hire an experienced Tampa DUI attorney who has the knowledge and is willing to invest the time preparing the case if you want to improve your chances of getting your license back and 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.