Tampa DUI lawyer helps client avoid DUI for drug related Tampa DUI case.

October 2014 – DUI case completely dropped

Tampa DUI lawyer helps client avoid DUI  for drug related Tampa DUI case.

Tampa DUI lawyer helps client avoid DUI for drug related Tampa DUI case.

Quick summary of the Tampa DUI case: Client was arrested for a DUI charge after turning on a “no right turn” 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. Client took a breath test (results showed he was sober) and agreed to take a urine test. The urine test results showed positive for a cocaine metabolite.

DUI defense: We tried to run faster than the lab and filed a Demand for Speedy Trial. Essentially, we were hoping to push the case to trial faster than the FDLE lab could analyze the urine test results. This wasn’t successful, because they finished their analysis a few days before the Pre-Trial Conference. The next attack was to outline all of the issues with a positive test for cocaine metabolites, rather than cocaine. By pushing the case to trial, this was where we were able to successfully convince the prosecutor that they would have an impossible DUI case to win and they agreed to drop the case.

Results: Client’s case was completely dropped.

How this helps your Tampa DUI case: If you’ve been charged with a DUI alleging drug use you need to contact a DUI lawyer ASAP. This is a serious charge 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. Even if the drug test results show positive for a drug metabolite (for example: benzoylecgonine, which is a metabolite formed after the consumption of cocaine), it doesn’t mean that you were necessarily impaired at the time of driving. This difference can be critical for the successful defense of your 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.

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!