Tampa DUI lawyer helps client avoid DUI for second Tampa DUI arrest within 5 years.

October 2014 – No DUI – Client avoids jail and 5 year license suspension

Tampa DUI lawyer helps client avoid DUI  for second Tampa DUI arrest within 5 years.

Tampa DUI lawyer helps client avoid DUI for second Tampa DUI arrest within 5 years.

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was arrested for a second DUI offense. Unfortunately, the DUI was in 2009, so he was barely within the 5 year window to enhance the offense. When you’re charged with a second DUI within 5 years of a previous DUI conviction, the mandatory penalties include a minimum 10 day jail sentence, and a 5 year license suspension.

DUI defense: I outlined motions to suppress and showed the prosecutor that there was a potential problem with the stop of the vehicle. Also, by watching the DUI video in detail (which is why DUI cases are so time intensive… it typically takes about 5x to 10x as long to watch a video if you do it correctly and catch ALL of the potential details in the case) I was able to identify some problems with the performance on the field sobriety exercises. (There was also a great quote from the police officer, who said to the client, “Hang on, I can only do one thing at a time.” It might not seem like much of a quote, but when you understand the “divided attention” requirements of the field sobriety tests, it’s actually a remarkably powerful statement for cross-examination). The prosecutor listened to what I said, and agreed to drop the DUI charge.

Results: Client avoided a DUI conviction, avoided a mandatory 10 day jail sentence, and avoided a 5 year license suspension.

How this helps your Tampa DUI case: If you’ve been charged with a second DUI within 5 years of your previous conviction, you’re facing a very serious charge and you need the best Tampa DUI lawyer you can find to help. Every case has 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.

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!