Tampa DUI lawyer helps client avoid enhanced DUI conviction for car crash case with blood test results showing BAC nearly DOUBLE the legal limit.

October 2014 – Charges reduced in DUI accident case with blood draw

Tampa DUI lawyer helps client avoid enhanced DUI conviction for car crash case with blood test results showing BAC nearly DOUBLE the legal limit.

Tampa DUI lawyer helps client avoid enhanced DUI conviction for car crash case with blood test results showing BAC nearly DOUBLE the legal limit.

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was arrested for a DUI charge involving an accident after she crashed her car and was pinned behind the wheel. Fearing she was injured, the officers had her transported to the hospital, where she agreed to submit to a blood test. The results of the blood test were about TWICE the legal limit, so she was charged with an enhanced DUI.

DUI defense: I filed motions to suppress the blood test, raising the important Missouri v. McNeely case that was argued last year before the United States Supreme Court. The judge was unable to grant the motion, however, because he found that the driver had knowingly and willing agreed to take the blood test. We continued negotiations, and the prosecutor agreed to reduce the charge from an enhanced DUI (over .15 BAC) to a reduced DUI.

Results: Client’s case was reduced from an Enhanced DUI.

How this helps your Tampa DUI case: If you’ve been charged with a DUI and the police were able to draw your blood, it can seem like an impossible case to win. But actually, there are often several issues associated with blood cases that don’t arise with other types of Tampa DUI cases. For example, there are issues with the qualifications of the blood drawer and the analyst, issues with the legality of the request for blood, and, if the blood was seized, rather that consented to, there is a HUGE potential issue with the Missouri vs. McNeely case. 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!