Many who are arrested for DUI mistakenly believe that their case is hopeless. This is not necessarily the case! There are ways to beat a DUI charge and people are doing it every day across the nation. As a Tampa DUI law firm, we have helped many good people get their DUI charges reduces if not dismissed altogether.
With so many different factors going into a DUI case - such as the legality of the traffic stop, any police officer misconduct, eyewitness testimony, the suspect's medical conditions, and the calibration of the Intoxilyzer 8000, among others - a DUI case can be fought and won!
With all DUI cases, it's necessary to evaluate every aspect of the case to look for any possible errors made by law enforcement or places where evidence can be questioned. Did the officer have probable cause to stop you? Were the field sobriety tests conducted in accordance with the federal guidelines? Do you have a medical condition that could closely mimic impairment or influence the blood alcohol reading? If there was a blood or urine test, was it collected, stored and analyzed properly? Because people and machines are prone to error, it leaves room for questioning and this can be used to the suspect's advantage in court.
A good DUI attorney knows how to challenge police officer statements and law enforcement's evidence collection techniques. At The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger, we know how to challenge the computer programs that are used to run breath testing instruments. As a seasoned DUI defense firm, we know that it is possible to expose deceit and fraudulent record keeping at major forensic laboratories, which could result in a DUI case being overturned.
Under Florida law, if you are convicted of drunk driving on your first offense, depending on the circumstances of your case you could be ordered to pay between $500 and $2,000 in fines, perform a mandatory 50 hours of community service, and you could be sent to jail for 6 to 9 months. Your licensed will also be revoked for 6 to 12 months.
These are just the penalties for a simple first-time DUI without any aggravating factors, such as an accident or causing bodily injury. When you are facing hefty fines, incarceration, community service, skyrocketing insurance premiums and license revocation, you can't afford not to fight your DUI charges.
At The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger, you gain the advantage of working with a former prosecutor with over 24 years' experience practicing criminal law in Tampa Bay. With a complete understanding of how the State's Attorney's Office investigates and prosecutes criminal offenses, Attorney Hessinger knows how to challenge even the most complex DUI cases.
To find out how the firm can assist you,
(888) 863-6427 to schedule your free case evaluation!