I was very impressed with the level of courtesy and attention from your office.

"In the process of hiring a lawyer, I called several within the Tampa Bay Area. I was very impressed with the level of courtesy and attention from your office. In difficult times you want to hire somebody that is always prompt and return your calls in a timely manner. Your office always did that. You answered all our calls to our satisfaction. You are very calm, soft spoken, and confident. Thanks for your help!" - T.L.

…dropped my DUI to a reckless driving charge.

"Christian and Nicole do their work very professionally!  Christian represented me on a DUI charge, and made me feel at ease. He kept me informed every step of the way, and dropped my DUI to a reckless driving charge.  If I ever need a criminal attorney again, I will use you guys." - C.C.

Our DUI Attorneys Can Help You

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.

FAQ

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?
Unbenounced to many who are accused of driving under the influence, there are two cases against them – an administrative case and a criminal case. Within 10 days of your arrest, the administrative case will deal with the suspension of your driver’s license. A DUI lawyer can work to keep you driving for another 42 days before a suspension occurs.  In some cases, an attorney can win a formal review hearing, resulting in the dismissal of your license suspension.

Your criminal case addresses the pending DUI charge against you and determines your sentence.

3. Is it illegal to drink and drive?
It’s not illegal to drink and drive. It’s only illegal if you drink and drive to the extent that your normal faculties are impaired. This means you must possess the ability to talk, walk, judge distances, and properly drive a vehicle.

4. When they pulled me over, I refused to submit to a breathalyzer test. What does this do for my case?
Without a breathalyzer test, the state of Florida cannot use a .08 or higher BAC reading as the basis for their case. This eliminates the need for a drunk driving attorney to examine the validity of the machine and the procedures used in calibrating and maintaining the device.

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.