A DUI charge can be life altering. DUI convictions can mean the loss of your job, your freedoms, money, and the ability to drive. Furthermore, the social stigma behind this offense can affect your professional and personal life for years to come. Due to political pressures from state officials, prosecutors in Tampa, New Port Richey, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg are encouraged to enforce stricter punishments upon drivers accused of driving under the influence.
Whether you decided to take the breathalyzer test or not, Denmon & Denmon attorneys will work day and night to reach a resolution that will get you back on the road. Check out our testimonials from previous clients.
Denmon & Denmon DUI Defense Practice Areas
- Breath Test Defense - Blowing a .08 BAC during a breathalyzer test doesn't mean you are automatically guilty.
- DUI with Bodily Injury - Striking another individual with your car while intoxicated can carry the harshest of punishments.
- DUI with Property Damage - Causing damage to another entity's property while under the influence can carry additional penalties and lawsuits.
- Reckless Driving Defense - Reducing a DUI sentence to reckless driving can mitigate the number of fines and legal punishments.
When it comes to DUI charges, it can be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The DUI Defense Attorneys at Denmon & Denmon can work to reduce your sentence and help get your license back.
1. I was arrested for driving under the influence. Why did they suspect I was intoxicated?
Your arrest affidavit or uniform traffic citation should include specific descriptions of your behaviors, such as “watery eyes”, “odor of alcohol”, or “slurred speech”. These descriptors are what law enforcement officers refer to as probable cause for an arrest. This information is used in the event that you can’t bond out of jail and must appear before a judge in the morning.
2. What will happen in the days following my arrest?
Your criminal case addresses the pending DUI charge against you and determines your sentence.
3. Is it illegal to drink and drive?
4. When they pulled me over, I refused to submit to a breathalyzer test. What does this do for my case?
However, there is a downside. First, the state is allowed to argue to the jury that you refused a test because you had a guilty conscience. Depending on the jury, this can be strong inferential evidence, leaving the attorney to persuade them that your reason for refusal was an innocent one.