Tampa DUI lawyer helps client avoid DUI for alleged "refusal" to submit to urine testing

November 2014 – DUI drug case dropped and license completely reinstated

Tampa DUI lawyer helps client avoid DUI for alleged "refusal" to submit to urine testing

Tampa DUI lawyer helps client avoid DUI for alleged “refusal” to submit to urine testing

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was arrested for a DUI charge after the Tampa Police Officer saw him swerving within the lane, speeding, and running through a red light. Client looked very good on video, and agreed to perform field sobriety exercises. He did well on the FSE’s, but the officer arrested him for DUI. The client took a breath test, and the results showed that he was sober, with a breath level of .035. When the officer discovered that this wasn’t an alcohol related DUI, he asked the client to submit to a urine test. The client tried to go to the bathroom (but couldn’t) the officer told him that he was calling it a “Refusal” and would be suspending his license for 12 months.

DUI defense: We fought this case on two levels. First, at the DMV hearing, we argued that there wasn’t a valid “refusal” and that his DUI suspension should be overturned. Next, we prepared the case for a jury trial, and were ready to pick a jury and try the case.

Results: We won on all fronts. The Bureau of Administrative Review overturned the client’s license suspension and reinstated his license. Next, the prosecutor dropped the case the morning of trial.

How this helps your Tampa DUI case: Did the police officer ask you to submit to a urine test, and then call it a “refusal” because you weren’t able to urinate while he stared at you? You’re not alone. But if you’ve been charged with a DUI alleging drug use, you need to contact a DUI lawyer ASAP. DUI with alleged “refusals” for drug cases are serious charges, and you need the best Tampa DUI lawyer you can find to help. More importantly, the faster you get a lawyer involved, it will help you make a better decision about how to preserve potential evidence that might help you avoid a DUI conviction. 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.

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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!