Tampa DUI Attorney

Tampa DUI Attorney

If you’re looking for the best DUI lawyer in Tampa Florida, Attorney David C. Hardy is a former Hillsborough County Florida DUI prosecutor that is board certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in criminal trial law.  Find out how Tampa DUI Attorney David C. Hardy can get you the best possible results in your case.

 

What Should You Do After A Hillsborough County Florida DUI Arrest?

If you have been arrested for DUI in Hillsborough County Florida, you are probably feeling anxious, stressed, and nervous.  These feelings are natural.  However, it’s important to take charge of the situation before it takes charge of you.

The first thing you should do is to educate yourself about the Hillsborough County Florida DUI process.  The Hardy Law Firm website has plenty of helpful information to teach you everything you need to know about a Tampa DUI.  To get started, watch this video: 7 Things You Need To Know About DUI.

The second thing you should do is to select a highly experienced Tampa Florida DUI defense lawyer to represent you.  Attorney David C. Hardy is a Tampa DUI defense attorney that is a former Hillsborough County DUI prosecutor.  As a DUI prosecutor and DUI defense attorney, he has extensive experience handling all types of DUI cases.  Attorney Hardy is board certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in criminal trial law and is one of the highest rated attorneys in the Tampa area.

 

What Does The Term DUI Mean?

DUI stands for driving under the influence.  So, from the name – it would appear that there are just requirements for a DUI – driving and being under the influence.

However, the term DUI is misleading because, in Hillsborough County Florida, a person does not even have to be driving in order to be arrested for DUI.  For example, let’s say someone goes to a party, drinks too much and gets drunk.  After leaving the party, rather than drive home the person decides to do the responsible thing and sleep it off in their parked car.  If a Tampa Police Officer finds the person asleep in the car with the keys, even if the car’s engine is off, under a legal rule called actual physical control the police can arrest the person for DUI.

With respect to the second element of a DUI – the term under the influence does not just refer to a person being under the influence of alcohol – it can also refer a person under the influence of other substances like marijuana, sleeping pills, or prescription medications.

 

Is a Hillsborough County Florida DUI Different From a DWI or an OUI?

DUI stands for driving under the influence.  DWI stands for driving while intoxicated in some states, and driving while impaired in other states.  OUI stands for operating a vehicle while under the influence.

In Hillsborough County Florida, the police, prosecutors, and Tampa DUI defense attorneys use the term DUI because that is the term that the Florida law uses to describe this offense.  In some other states, the term DWI is commonly used, while in other states the term OUI is commonly used.

Some states have both a DUI offense and a DWI offense, and the distinction between a DUI and a DWI depends on the age of the driver.  For example in Texas, a person 21 or older who drives a car with a blood alcohol content greater than .08 is guilty of DWI, while a person under age 21 that drives with a blood alcohol level anywhere above zero is guilty of DUI.

In other states, the distinction between a DUI and a DWI depends on the person’s blood alcohol level (also called the person’s blood alcohol content).  For example, in Maryland, if a person drives a car with a blood alcohol level between .07 and .08 they can be found guilty of DUI, but if their blood alcohol level is above .08 they can be found guilty of DWI.

Every state’s laws are different, so it’s important to work with a Tampa criminal defense attorney that is highly experienced in the state where the DUI, DWI, or OUI took place.

 

How Do DUI Cases Typically Begin In Hillsborough County Florida?

Hillsborough County Florida DUI cases typically begin in five different ways.

First, a Hillsborough County Florida DUI case can begin when a law enforcement officer stops a vehicle for a civil traffic infraction.  A civil traffic infraction is just a fancy name for what most people would call a traffic ticket.  For example, let’s say that a driver is speeding and a police officer turns on her overhead lights and siren to stop the driver.  Once the officer stops the car, she has the right to approach the driver and ask for the driver’s license.  It’s at that point that the officer may notice clues of impairment.  Examples of clues of impairment are slurred speech, bloodshot glassy eyes, an odor of alcohol, and confusion).   At that point, the officer may ask the driver to perform Tampa field sobriety exercises.

Second, a Hillsborough County Florida DUI case can begin when a law enforcement officer stops a vehicle during a roadblock.  However, before the police can set up a roadblock, they must have a written set of procedures regarding how they will decide which vehicles to stop.  Police are not allowed to stop whichever vehicle they please.  If the police can’t prove that they set up guidelines that limit the discretion of the officers running the checkpoint, or if there were guidelines in place but the officers did not strictly follow them, a judge could order a DUI case dismissed due to an unreasonable seizure of the driver.

Third, some Hillsborough County Florida DUI cases arise from persons having too much to drink and then deciding to sleep it off in a parked car.  For example, let’s say a person comes out of a bar in South Tampa and then realizes that they are too drunk to drive. So, the person opens the car door, puts the car keys in his or her pocket, lies down on the front seat of the car, and falls asleep.  Then, a Tampa Police Officer finds the person sleeping in the car.  Though the person never drove, in Tampa Florida, the offense of DUI includes situations in which a person is found inside a parked car, with the car’s keys, and the car is in working order.  Situations like these are called actual physical control cases.

Fourth, some Hillsborough County Florida DUI cases begin when a person is involved in a minor traffic accident.  Sometimes, the accident is not even the fault of the person accused of DUI.  However, when Tampa Police Officers or Hillsborough County Florida Sheriff’s Deputies arrive to investigate the accident, they have the right to approach the driver.  It’s at that point that an officer or deputy may notice clues of impairment and ask the person to perform field sobriety exercises.

Fifth, some Hillsborough County Florida DUI cases begin when a person is involved in a serious traffic accident.  If while investigating a serious accident a law enforcement officer notices that an uninjured driver appears under the influence, the law enforcement officer may ask the driver to perform field sobriety exercises.  If the law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that a person was driving under the influence and as a result of that DUI someone was killed or seriously bodily injured, then the law enforcement officer can ask a judge to issue a search warrant allowing the officer to use a reasonable amount of force to obtain a blood sample from the driver to determine the person’s blood alcohol content.

 

How Are DUI Cases Investigated In Hillsborough County Florida?

Most of the time, the Tampa Police Officer or Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Deputy who stops a person suspected of DUI does not conduct the DUI investigation.  Rather, if the law enforcement officer that first comes in to contact with the driver suspects that the driver is DUI, the officer will call in a DUI investigator that has specialized DUI training.

Hillsborough County Florida law enforcement officers break the DUI detection process into three phases.

The first phase in the DUI detection process is called vehicle in motion stage.  In this phase, the officer observes the vehicle driving, determines whether or not to stop the vehicle, and observes the vehicle as it stops.  In this phase, the officer is looking for erratic driving such as sudden swerving, running red lights, drifting over lane markers, or driving in the dark without headlights.

The second phase in the DUI detection process is called the personal contact phase.  The officer observes and interviews the driver face to face, determines whether to ask the driver to step from the vehicle, and observes the driver’s exit and walk from the vehicle.  In this phase, the officer is trying to detect alcohol or marijuana on the driver’s breath.  Also, the officer will look for other clues of impairment like stumbling, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, or the odor of alcohol.

The third phase in the DUI detection process is called the Pre Arrest Screening. In this phase, the officer administers field sobriety exercises to determine whether there is probable cause to arrest the driver for DUI.  In this phase, the officer is looking to see if the person has trouble paying attention to instructions, as well as whether or not the person’s coordination appears to have been affected by alcohol or another substance.

An experienced Tampa Florida DUI defense attorney can review a DUI investigation to determine whether or not any errors were committed that might unfairly prejudice the person accused of DUI.

 

When Can Tampa Police or Hillsborough County Deputies Arrest for DUI?

In order to arrest a person for DUI, Tampa Police Officers or Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Deputies must have probable cause to believe that a person was driving or in actual physical control of a motor vehicle, while under the influence of alcohol or another substance, to the extent that his or her normal faculties were impaired.

Probable cause is more than just mere suspicion.  Probable cause exists when facts and circumstances within the officer’s knowledge, and of which he or she has reasonably trustworthy information, are sufficient to warrant a person of reasonable caution to believe that an offense has been committed.

If, after a Tampa Police Officer or a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Deputy has completed the three phases of DUI detection, they believe that there is probable cause to believe that the person driving or in actual physical control of a motor vehicle was under the influence, they will arrest the person.

After arresting the person, the officer or deputy will have to write down in a document called a criminal report affidavit the reason why they think they have probable cause to arrest the person for DUI.  The person will then be transported to the Hillsborough County Jail where they will be given the option to provide a breath alcohol sample.

An experienced Tampa Florida DUI defense attorney can review a DUI investigation to determine whether or not a Tampa Police Officer or Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Deputy actually had probable cause to arrest a person for DUI.  If a DUI defense lawyer can convince the judge that an officer did not have probable cause to make a DUI arrest, then any evidence that is obtained as a result of the arrest (for example, blood alcohol content test results) will be inadmissible in the case.

 

What Happens If My Breath Alcohol Level is .08 Or Above In Tampa Florida?

When a Tampa Police Officer or a Hillsborough County Florida Sheriff’s Deputy arrests a person for DUI in Hillsborough County Florida, they will take them to the Hillsborough County Jail’s Central Breath Testing Unit.

If the person provides a breath sample and the breath alcohol results are .08 or above, the law enforcement officer will keep the person’s driver’s license and issue them a Florida Uniform DUI citation.

If the officer checks a box at the bottom of the Florida Uniform DUI citation that says “ELIGIBLE FOR PERMIT”, then for the first ten days after the arrest this DUI citation will serve as the person’s driver’s license.  If the person does nothing during the 10 days after the DUI arrest, their driver’s license will be suspended for six months.

A Tampa Florida DUI attorney can fight the DHSMV administrative license suspension by requesting a DHSMV Formal Review Hearing within 10 days of the person’s arrest.  If an attorney requests a Formal Review Hearing the DHSMV will issue the person a 42-day temporary driving permit that will delay the six-month license suspension.

If this is your first DUI you can give up your right to a Formal Review Hearing and apply for a DUI Florida Hardship License for Business Purpose Only, within 10 days of your arrest.  With a Business Purpose Only License you can drive during your drunk driving license suspension period to and from work, school, medical appointments, and religious services.

 

What Happens If My Breath Alcohol Level is Below .08 in Tampa Florida?

When a Tampa Police Officer or a Hillsborough County Florida Sheriff’s Deputy arrests a person for DUI in Hillsborough County Florida, they will take the person to the Hillsborough County Jail’s Central Breath Testing Unit.

If the person provides a breath sample and the breath alcohol results show that the person’s breath alcohol content was less than .08, there is good news and bad news.

The good news is that the officer will return the person’s driver’s license to them.  This is because if the person’s breath alcohol level is beneath .08, the Florida DHSMV will not impose an administrative suspension upon the person’s driver’s license.

The bad news is that the officer will likely still charge the person with DUI.  There are a variety of reasons for this.  For example, the officer may believe that even though the person’s breath alcohol level was below .08 when they gave a sample at the Hillsborough County Central Breath Testing Unit, that it was above .08 at the time the person was driving on the road.  This argument is common when there is a long delay between the time the person is seen behind the wheel and the time that the person provides a breath alcohol sample.  Basically, the officer’s argument is that between the time that the person was driving and the time person provided the breath alcohol sample, their body processed the alcohol and caused the person’s breath alcohol level to go below .08.

Also, when a person provides a breath alcohol sample below .08 it’s common for the officer to ask the person to submit to a DUI urine test.  Officers assume that if the person’s blood alcohol level (also called blood alcohol content) is below .08, then perhaps the person was under the influence of a drug.

DUI urine tests are used to detect drugs like marijuana, cocaine, prescription painkillers, or even over the counter medicines that might affect a person’s ability to drive.  DUI urine tests are normally not strong evidence of DUI, because while they may show the presence of a drug they don’t indicate when the person took the drug or if the person was still under the influence of the drug at the time the person was driving.

 

What Happens If I Refuse A Breath or Urine Test in Tampa Florida?

When a Tampa Police Officer or a Hillsborough County Florida Sheriff’s Deputy arrests a person for DUI in Hillsborough County Florida, they will take the person to the Hillsborough County Jail’s Central Breath Testing Unit.

The officer must tell the person that if he or she refuses to provide a breath or urine sample, that their driver’s license will be suspended for one year for a first refusal or 18 months if the person has refused a breath, blood, or urine test in the past.  The officer must also inform the person that if they refuse to provide a breath or urine sample, and their driver’s license has been suspended in the past for a prior refusal to submit to a test of their breath, urine, or blood, that they commit a misdemeanor.

If the person still refuses to provide a breath sample and no blood sample is taken, then the prosecutor won’t be able to show that the person’s breath alcohol level or blood alcohol level (also called blood alcohol content) was .08 or above.  However, there are two ways for a prosecutor to win a DUI case.

The prosecutor can still win the case by proving that the person was under the influence (of alcohol or another substance) to the extent that his or her normal faculties were impaired while they were driving or in actual physical control of a motor vehicle.    The prosecutor can attempt to do this a number of ways.  For example, if the accused person was driving erratically before the police pulled them over, this will support the argument that the person was impaired.  Also, when police officers stop a car and speak to the driver, they will take note if the person smells of alcohol, has bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, or coordination problems.  If an officer believes that a person may be impaired, the officer will ask the person to perform field sobriety exercises.  These exercises are designed to detect if alcohol or drugs impair someone, and if the accused person performs the exercises poorly, then that poor performance may be sufficient for the prosecutor to prove that the person was under the influence of alcohol or a drug.

 

What Do the Terms Blood Alcohol Content and Blood Alcohol Level Mean?

If you have been researching Tampa Florida DUI law, you may have read the terms “blood alcohol content” and “blood alcohol level.”

Though both phrases are commonly used interchangeably in Tampa DUI courtrooms, Florida law actually does not use the term blood alcohol content.  Rather, when the Florida Legislature wrote the laws concerning DUI, they only used the term blood alcohol level.

According to Florida Statute 316.193, one of the ways in which a person can be found guilty of DUI is if a jury finds that the person drove or was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle, and their blood alcohol level was .08 or higher.  If the person was under the age of 21, Florida law sets the blood alcohol level limit at .02.

In the majority of Tampa Florida DUI cases, the term blood alcohol level is not a factor because most persons arrested for DUI give breath samples rather than blood samples.  Therefore, it’s the person’s breath alcohol level rather than their blood alcohol level that is usually what is at issue.

Still, there are certainly many Tampa Florida DUI cases in which police or medical providers take a blood sample from a person accused of DUI, and on these occasions the person’s blood alcohol level will be an important factor in the case.

 

How Much Alcohol Does It Take To Raise A Person’s Blood Alcohol Level?

When a person drinks beer, wine, or liquor, the alcohol in those beverages gets absorbed into their bloodstream and then the person’s liver breaks down the alcohol.

One drink is usually defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of whiskey.  A person’s liver can typically process about one drink per hour.  When a person drinks faster than their liver can process the alcohol, their blood alcohol content may rise and as a result, the person may become intoxicated.

 

How Can Tampa Police or Hillsborough Deputies Get My Blood Alcohol Level?

There are four ways that Tampa Police Officer or Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Deputies can obtain the blood alcohol level of a DUI suspect.  Please keep in mind that when it comes to a Tampa DUI, blood alcohol level is considered the same thing as blood alcohol content.

Implied Consent Blood Draws: Under Florida law, when a person drives a motor vehicle in Florida, he or she impliedly consents to have his blood drawn and the results provided to law enforcement. So, even if the person is unconscious and unable to give voluntary consent to a blood draw, if 5 conditions are met, police can arrange for person’s blood to be drawn and then get the blood alcohol level results.

Forced Blood Draws: If a law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that a person has driven under the influence and as a result of that DUI a human being has been killed or seriously injured, the law enforcement officer can ask a judge to issue a warrant allowing the officer to use a reasonable amount of force to obtain a blood sample from the driver.

Voluntary Consent Blood Draws: Even if a DUI does not involve death or serious bodily injury, a police officer can ask a driver to undergo a blood test.  The officer cannot threaten the person in order to make him consent to give a blood sample – the consent must voluntary for the blood alcohol level (also called blood alcohol content) to be admissible in court.

Medical Blood Draws: Although patient medical records are considered private, there are exceptions to this privacy rule when law enforcement is conducting a DUI investigation.

For example, under Florida law, if a doctor or nurse that is caring for a car accident patient discovers that the patient’s blood-alcohol level (also known as blood alcohol content) is .08 or above, the health care provider can share that information with a Tampa Police Officer or a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Deputy.

Also, under federal law, when investigating a DUI case the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office can issue a subpoena to a hospital and require that the hospital administration provide medical records that contain a patient’s blood alcohol level at a specific date and time.  However, in order to be able to subpoena a patient’s blood alcohol level, the prosecutor must take a number of steps.  For example, the subpoena for the blood alcohol level must be very specific and limited in scope.  So, the prosecutor’s subpoena can’t request records unrelated to the patient’s blood alcohol level.  Also, the patient must be given notice of the prosecutor’s intent to subpoena the records so that the patient has time to object in court to the release of his or her blood alcohol level.

This is a complex area of both state and federal law, so only an experienced Tampa DUI attorney should handle these matters.

 

What Happens To My Driver’s License After a Tampa Florida DUI Arrest?

For details on what happens to your driver’s license when you are arrested for a Tampa DUI, watch this video.

It’s important to hire an experienced Tampa DUI defense attorney to minimize the time of any driver’s license suspensions.

 

What Happens When a Tampa DUI Suspect is Under 21 years old?

In Florida, it’s against the law for someone under the age of twenty-one to buy or drink alcohol.

With respect to DUI, while the breath-alcohol legal limit for persons over age twenty-one is .08, the breath-alcohol legal limit for persons under age twenty-one is only .02.  This means it takes very little drinking for a person under 21 to be considered DUI.

The first time that a person under age twenty-one drives with a breath alcohol level of .02 or more, the Florida DHSMV will suspend their driver’s license for six months.  If a person under age twenty-one drives with a breath alcohol level of .02 or more a second time, the DHSMV will suspend their driver’s license for one year.

If a person under age twenty-one refuses to provide a breath alcohol sample, the DHSMV will suspend their driver’s license for one year for a first refusal and 18 months for a second refusal.

If a person under age twenty-one drives with a breath alcohol level of .05 or higher, they won’t be able to get their license back until they complete DUI School.

In addition to these driver’s license suspensions, persons under twenty-one may face the same Hillsborough Florida DUI penalties as adults.

 

Hillsborough County Florida DUI and Commercial Vehicles

In Hillsborough County Florida, people that drive commercial vehicles are required to have a commercial driver’s license (CDL).  A person who has any alcohol in his or her body may not drive or be in actual physical control of a commercial motor vehicle.  Any person that drives a commercial motor vehicle with any alcohol in their system will be issued a traffic infraction and be must be taken off the road for 24 hours.

A person with a blood-alcohol level or breath alcohol level of 0.04 or more will lose their commercial driver’s license for one year.  If the person was transporting hazardous materials, they will lose their CDL for at least three years.

If the Florida DHSMV finds that a Florida CDL holder has driven a commercial vehicle with a blood-alcohol level of .04 on more than one occasion, the DHSMV will disqualify the person from holding a Florida CDL for life.

It’s important for a CDL holder accused of DUI to hire an experienced Tampa DUI attorney because a DUI conviction can seriously impact a CDL holder’s livelihood.

 

How Do the Hillsborough County Courts Process DUI Cases?

If you have been arrested for DUI in Tampa Florida, two separate cases will result.

The first case is called the administrative case.  The administrative case deals with whether or not your Florida driver’s license will be suspended and for how long.  The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles handles the Administrative Case.

The second case is called the DUI criminal case.  DUI is designated a criminal offense because it can lead to a jail or prison sentence.  The State Attorney’s Office in the county where you were arrested prosecutes the criminal case.

The DUI criminal case begins when a law enforcement officer makes a DUI arrest.  In order to bring an arrested person to the Hillsborough County Jail, the Tampa Police Officer or Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Deputy must fill out a form called a criminal report affidavit.  That one page, two-sided document, includes information about the person arrested, the facts of the alleged DUI, and the time, date, and place of arrest.  Though this document contains just a brief summary of the facts of the case, it can have some very valuable information for your Tampa DUI lawyer.

After the person accused of DUI pays a bond and is released from jail, the Hillsborough County Clerk will set a court date and notify the accused of the court date by mail.  If this is a first time DUI and there was no serious bodily injury, the case will be set in the county criminal division of the Hillsborough County Courts.   If this is a third or subsequent DUI, or if some person suffered serious bodily injury, the case will be set in the Hillsborough County Circuit Court.

The first court date in the process is called the arraignment.  At arraignment, the judge can formally inform the accused of the charges and asked how the accused wants to plead.  If you hire Tampa DUI defense attorney, he or she will plead not guilty on your behalf so you won’t need to appear at arraignment.  Your Tampa DUI defense attorney will also demand that the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office disclose all the evidence they have in the case against you.  This begins the discovery phase of the case.

The next several court dates are technically called pretrial hearings.  However, in Hillsborough County Florida these court dates are called disposition dates.  At these court hearings, the judge may check in with the DUI defense lawyer to make sure that the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office is complying with its discovery obligation to turn over all the Tampa Police Department and Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reports and videos.

As the discovery materials are provided to the DUI lawyer, he or she will study them to make sure that no Tampa Police Officer or Hillsborough County Deputy engaged in unconstitutional police conduct.  If law enforcement did violate the accused’s constitutional rights, the DUI lawyer may file a motion to suppress evidence.  If the judge finds that the law enforcement violated the constitutional rights of the accused, then it’s possible the case could be dismissed. Sometimes the mere fact that a DUI lawyer files a reasonable motion to suppress helps the DUI lawyer negotiate a favorable plea agreement.

When the discovery process is over, the DUI lawyer will meet with his or her client to review the facts of the case, as well as the pertinent law.

Sometimes, a DUI defense attorney will request the prosecutor to reduce the charge from DUI to reckless driving in Tampa.  In other situations, a DUI defense attorney may recommend to the client that he or she go to trial.  Other times, a DUI defense attorney may recommend that the client plead guilty or nolo contendere (no contest).

Because the attorney you choose as your Tampa DUI lawyer can be so critical to the outcome in your case, it’s important to hire someone with whom you feel comfortable and that you trust.

 

Will My Tampa DUI Case Get Dismissed or Reduced To Reckless Driving?

The truth is – it depends.  The facts of every case are different.

Sometimes with a Tampa DUI lawyer’s careful investigation, analysis, and legal research, the State’s case falls apart and the prosecutor may drop the DUI case.

Other times, a Tampa DUI lawyer can point out problems in the State’s case, and though the case does not fall completely apart, it becomes weak enough that Hillsborough County prosecutors are willing to make a deal and reduce the case from DUI to reckless driving.

Again, every case is different. The key to success and your peace of mind is to choose a Tampa DUI lawyer with whom you feel comfortable.  To learn more about what Attorney David Hardy’s clients are saying about him, click here.

 

Are There Defenses To A Hillsborough County Florida DUI Charge?

Yes!  An experienced Tampa DUI lawyer can evaluate your case for possible defenses.  These defenses can, in some cases, lead to the dismissal of the case.  More frequently, they can lead to the reduction of the case from DUI to reckless driving.

For a list of just some of the possible defenses to a Hillsborough County Florida DUI charge, click here.

 

What Are The Consequences of a Hillsborough County Florida DUI Conviction?

If you or a loved one is charged with a DUI in Hillsborough County, Florida, it’s important to know the possible consequences that can arise from a DUI conviction.

Driver’s license suspensions, probation, jail or prison time, fines, vehicle impound, community service hours, and mandatory attendance at DUI school are all possible consequences of a Hillsborough County DUI conviction.  For a detailed list of DUI penalties in Hillsborough County Florida, click here.

If you hold a commercial driver’s license, the penalties for a Hillsborough County Florida DUI conviction can jeopardize you CDL.  This is true whether or not your DUI arrest occurred while you were driving a commercial vehicle.  For more information on commercial driver’s licenses and DUI, click here.

Also, there are collateral consequences of a DUI conviction about which you need to be aware.  A collateral consequence is a consequence that the judge does not announce in court at sentencing, but that can occur as a result of a DUI conviction.  For example, persons convicted of DUI may have to pay higher rates for life insurance and car insurance.  Also, a DUI conviction can at times cause problems with a person’s employment or military career.  An experienced Hillsborough County DUI lawyer can explain to you the collateral consequences you may face.

 

Are you looking for the best DUI lawyer in Tampa Florida?  Contact Attorney David C. Hardy

Tampa DUI Attorney David C. Hardy is a former DUI prosecutor that now represents persons accused of DUI.  He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy as an Expert in Criminal Trial Law. As a prosecutor and defense attorney, he has extensive experience handling all types of DUI cases.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI in Hillsborough County Florida, Pinellas County Florida, or Pasco County Florida, contact Attorney David C. Hardy has the knowledge, skills, and experience to guide you through this process and obtain the best possible results.   Call today for a free consultation.