College DUI Lawyer in Tampa
Students Facing DUI Charges in Florida
College life is frequently associated with parties involving the consumption
of alcohol and use illegal substances. These hasty generalizations can
negatively affect persons who attend particular colleges that have a reputation
for these activities, even if the person does not partake in any of those
activities. If you are a college student who has been arrested for driving
under the influence, our
top dui lawyer tampa defense attorneys may help fight the charges you may be facing.
Serving College Students Throughout Florida
We are able to serve students of many colleges and universities, such as:
- Florida Southern College
- University of South Florida
- Stetson University College of Law
- Hillsborough Community College
- University of Tampa
- Eckerd College
- St. Petersburg College
- Schiller International University
- Polk State College
- Southeastern University
In response to the reputations of some colleges, regular patrols are often
schedule late at night and in the early hours of the morning to search
for drunk drivers and other illegal or reckless activities. Some members
of law enforcement may arrest anyone that shows any symptom of intoxication—this
is problematic because many symptoms of fatigue may be similar to those
of intoxication. Even if the DUI arrest is unwarranted, it does not automatically
protect someone from the consequences of a criminal conviction.
Contact us today and get help protecting your rights against a DUI conviction!
Your Defense Against the Charges
When members of law enforcement may be looking for any excuse to arrest
someone for appearing drunk in public or under suspicion of DUI, it is
important to know your rights during encounters with law enforcement.
For example, if an officer stops you and asks you questions, you may refuse
to answer. Although an officer may make an arrest based on reasonable
suspicion, such as alcohol on your breath, they may not use your refusal
to answer questions against you in a court of law.
Top Dui Lawyers in Tampa
In addition, you do not have to submit to search of your vehicle, nor do
you have to submit to a blood alcohol concentration test. Beyond presenting
the officer with your identification upon request,
you may refuse to submit to tests, searches, and questioning until you retain an attorney. However, if you refuse to submit to a breath
test, the officer has the ability to arrest you under suspicion of DUI,
which automatically results in a suspension of your license.
45+ Years of Collective Experience in DUI Defense
former prosecutors, our
top dui lawyers in Tampa have working knowledge of both sides of the courtroom. We assess each
of our clients' situations and pursue an effective course of legal
action that minimizes their penalties and ensure a strong chance of getting
their case dismissed. We understand that, sometimes, it may be difficult
to differentiate between a student who is fatigued from studying late
into the early hours of the morning and a student who is intoxicated.
However, we also understand that this is not a legitimate reason for a
student to suffer the consequences of a
DUI conviction when the arrest procedure was mishandled or evidence was improperly
Schedule a free consultation with our firm and find out how our
DUI lawyer in Tampa may help you protect your rights against the charges!