Have you been arrested for Dui in Citrus Park in Hillsborough County? Are you looking for a dui attorney in Citrus Park to represent you? At the offices of Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins our dui attorneys are standing by to help you!
You have many options when it comes to choosing a dui lawyer in Citrus Park. But not all dui attorneys are qualified to handle your dui case. To determine if the Citrus Park dui lawyer you choose is right for you it is important to understand the dui process and the possible punishments.
If you are convicted for DUI, at a very minimum you will be placed on one year of probation. During that year of probation you will be court ordered to attend Dui School and a drug evaluation, you will have to perform 50 hours of community service, pay a fine of $500 plus court costs and your license will be suspended for six months. The judge also has the discretion of whether or not to sentence you to jail time. The maximum jail sentence for a first time dui is six months! That is the minimum penalty for a first time offender with a blow under a 0.15. If you blew over a 0.15 or if it is your second, third or fourth offense, the penalties only get harsher!!
Second dui convictions can be punishable by nine months in jail, or one year if your blow is over a 0.15. Depending on the amount of time that has elapsed from the last arrest you may also be sentenced to a mandatory 10 days in jail. Your license can be suspended for up to five years.
Third dui convictions can be charged as a felony punishable by up to five years in prison! If your case is charged as a felony there will be a mandatory jail sentence of at least 30 days that you will have to serve! Your license can be suspended for 10 years!
Dui charges are very technical. There is a technique involved in the administration of the field sobriety exercises you were asked to perform roadside. There is a science to the Intoxilyzer Breath test machine the officers use to measure your breath alcohol level. These initial tests are what officers use to determine if there is probable cause to arrest you for the crime of dui. If you hire a Citrus Park dui attorney who has no experience or background in assessing or challenging the administration of these tests you could miss out on important defenses available to you.
The best dui lawyers Citrus Park has to offer are the dui lawyers who understand that it may be possible to challenge your initial stop. There are rules governing officers and how and when they my start a dui investigation. If the officer does not properly conduct a stop or an investigation you may have a defense. Experienced dui attorneys know the rules and know how to motion the court when there is an illegal stop.
If you hire the most qualified dui attorney Citrus Park has available the attorney will accompany you to your administrative hearing that follows your initial arrest. This administrative hearing is held by the DMV and can determine whether or not you can keep you driver’s license while your case is pending. The dui attorney will also appear at all preliminary hearings you may have in court, will request discovery and file motions on your behalf and will represent you all the way through trial.
At Finebloom, Haenel and Higgins we only employ the knowledgeable, experienced and qualified dui attorneys described above. Our attorneys understand the harsh penalties that are imposed for even a first dui offense. We have represented clients on every level, from first time offenders to repeat felony offenders. We understand all of the technical defenses available and we will work hard to obtain the best possible outcome for your particular situation. Call us now for a free consultation at 813-200-4412. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to discuss your options with you.