Monday, January 16, 2017

Should You Hire a Tampa DUI Attorney

Kelly McCabe and Joe Uccello DUI Defense Trial Attorneys - Serving Citizens of Tampa Bay, Florida

If you're arrested in Tampa, St. Petersburg or in Pasco County, Florida on a DUI or BUI and it's a first or second offense, you may be tempted not to hire a Tampa Bay, FL DUI attorney to represent you. Florida has some of the toughest DUI and BUI laws as outlined in Florida Statute 316.193, Driving Under the influence and penalties. If you don't understand the law, or what your charges actually mean, you may look at the Statutes and think the penalties for a first time offense aren't that bad. However, should your case go to trial and you are adjudicated guilty, the fact is that you could end up serving time, losing your license and you'll be paying fees and costs. 
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Tampa DUI Trial Attorneys - Importance of Trial Experience When Hiring a Tampa DUI Attorney 

Although a good majority of DUI cases do not go to trial, many DUI and BUI cases do. Even if your case does not go to trial, that doesn't mean you should represent yourself.
Not understanding Florida DUI laws or criminal defense law, can be detrimental to the outcome of your case. Representing yourself or hiring an inexperienced Tampa, FL DUI lawyer can be equally as damaging. Once you have one DUI conviction, any subsequent charges will increase your chances of doing jail time, losing your license and you'll be financially burdened with costs and fines.

First Step in DUI Defense in Tampa Bay, Florida 
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Consulting with an experienced DUI attorney is the first step to get an idea of what is likely to occur with your particular case. If your case does go to trial, you need to be sure to use an experienced DUI or BUI trial lawyer. Your DUI attorney's trial experience is important, because frankly, your future and finances are hanging on that experience. Although no attorney can guaranty the outcome of a DUI case, the best Tampa DUI attorney will do everything possible to get your charges reduced or dropped. Joe Uccello's record of getting his DUI cases reduced to a reckless driving charge this year alone is 100%. 

In short, there are many Tampa DUI lawyers who will take your case, but you must be smart about who you hire to represent you. The more courtroom experience your DUI attorney has, the better off you will be if your case goes to court. As seasoned Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Trial Attorneys, when we set a case for trial, the opposing parties are aware of our ability to do our job. In short, we're not afraid to fight for our clients who have been charged with DUI, aggravated DUI or DUI manslaughter and have a reputation of doing just that.


Some things to keep in mind if you are arrested in Tampa Bay on a DUI or DUI related charge:

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Don't Cross Your Fingers and Hope for the Best. 

A first offense DUI can result in any of the following penalties. Even if you are facing a first time DUI the laws are geared to get your attention and the penalties can cause you considerable damage. If you've been charged you should explore your options. Crossing your fingers and hoping for the best outcome in a DUI case, is not recommended.

Serious Florida DUI Laws Geared to Make Even a First Offender's Life Difficult. 

  • Jail Time
  • Fines
  • Driver's license suspension, 
  • Vehicle Impoundment 
  • Ignition interlock device
  • Increased penalties for BAC of .15% or higher
  • Increased penalties for other extenuating factors such as an accident or if you had a minor in the vehicle when charged

If You Believe You Need to Hire a DUI or BUI Attorney in Tampa Bay 
Call Kelly McCabe or Joe Uccello at 727-824-5727 for a consultation

If you have been arrested and charged with a DUI, DUI manslaughter or aggravated DUI in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo or in Pasco, Sarasota or Manatee Counties, our criminal defense attorneys are ready to help you. Remember, time is of the essence in DUI cases.  Kelly McCabe and Joe Uccello are experienced criminal defense attorneys who are committed to fighting for the rights of our clients. 

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