Aggressive Drunk Driving Defense

Drunk driving charges are common in the Tampa area. Far too many people don't realize what is at stake by simply pleading guilty to the charges.

At Rogo Law, I provide aggressive and often successful defense for people accused of drunk driving. I can help you understand the charges you face and what your options are going forward. Contact me for a free consultation.

What Consequences Do I Face For A DUI Charge?

The consequences of a DUI conviction in Florida depend on many factors, including your blood alcohol content (BAC), whether you have been accused of DUI in the past and whether an accident was involved. In any case — even a first-time DUI charge involving a driver who was just barely over the legal limit — the stakes are high.

For example, a first-time DUI is considered a misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail, a fine of up to $500, probation for up to a year, a license suspension of six months to a year, 50 hours of community service and mandatory classes.

If the driver had a BAC level of .15 percent or higher or if there was a minor in the car, the potential jail time increases to up to 270 days, the potential fine increases to $1,000 and interlock ignition device installation is required. From there, the consequences only get more severe with subsequent DUIs.

This doesn't even include the effects a DUI can have on your insurance rates and how a criminal record will affect your life going forward.

Why You Might Not Be Guilty Of Drunk Driving

A drunk driving case is a lot more complicated than you might think.

The biggest reason to contact an attorney after a drunk driving arrest is that you might not be guilty, even if you failed a Breathalyzer. What many people don't know is that there are often problems with Breathalyzer tests and traffic stops that can result in charges being dropped or a not guilty verdict.

There is only one way to find out if you may have an effective defense strategy in your case and that is by working with an experienced drunk driving defense lawyer. Call my firm, Rogo Law, at 813-473-6909 or contact me online for a free consultation to discuss your case.

Want To Keep Your License? You Must Act Now.

It's important to contact an attorney within 10 days of your DUI arrest if you want to keep your driver's license. To get to and from work, you may be able to obtain a hardship license.