If you or someone you know has been arrested in South Tampa for dui you need to hire an uncompromising and informed South Tampa dui attorney to fight for you! At the law office of Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins our South Tampa dui lawyers provide the high level of representation South Tampa residents expect!
There are many choices for dui lawyers in South Tampa. To make an informed choice, South Tampa residents should consider the following:
For your first dui conviction, there is a minimum license suspension of six months! This can be extended to one year. You will be placed on 12 months of probation to perform a minimum of 50 community service hours, and you can be ordered to pay a fine up to $2000. Your car will be impounded for 10 days. It is also possible to receive up to six months in the county jail. If you blew over a .15 you could face up to nine months in jail. If you blew over a .15 you will also be forced to place on any car you drive an ignition interlock device t your expense.
For your second dui offense, you still have to be placed on 12 months of probation. But the penalties can include 10 days of mandatory jail time, fines up to $4,000, and license suspension for up to 5 years!! You can receive nine months in the county jail (up to one year in jail if your blow was over a .15) and they will impound your car for 30 days. Much of your sentence will depend on your blood alcohol level and the date of your last conviction. But it is still very serious.
For your third dui offense you can be charged with a third degree felony if your last conviction was less than 10 years ago. If that is the case you will have to serve 30 days mandatory jail time, pay a $4,000 minimum fine, and you will receive 10 year license suspension. Your car will also be impounded for 90 days!! If your last conviction was less than 10 years ago it is a first degree misdemeanor punishable by one year in jail!
For a fourth dui offense you will be charged with a felony. You can receive up to 5 years in prison and your driver’s license will be revoked for life! In most cases, you will not be able to get a hardship license if your license is permanently revoked. This means in addition to all of your criminal sanctions you will be labeled as a convicted felon losing your right to vote and carry a firearm and you will never, ever be able to legally drive again. EVER!
These harsh penalties affect your driving, your life and especially your wallet! You cannot afford to be represented by an inexperienced dui attorney. South Tampa law enforcement and the prosecutors have an endless amount of resources to turn an arrest into a conviction. Hire a dui attorney in South Tampa who has the resources to protect you against their accusations.
The dui lawyers South Tampa residents have to choose from are numerous. But consider this: many of these lawyers do not focus their practice on dui. Many have never been to trial and most have no knowledge of the proper dui protocols the police must follow when conducting a dui investigation or requesting a breath test. At Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins we have dui lawyers who focus their practice on dui defense. Our South Tampa dui attorneys are familiar with the technical and procedural rules that must be followed and we have the knowledge to challenge law enforcement when it is not done properly. We also have attorneys who understand the technical issues that can result in an inaccurate breath test reading and we have the resources to fight your case all the way through trial.
Don’t leave your case to chance. Call the law office of Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins today at 813-200-4412 to discuss your options. We are available for consultation 24/7. Let us explain nhow we can help you fight your case!!