If you’ve found yourself arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Pinellas or Hillsborough County, it is very important that you hire an aggressive and experienced Pinellas County DUI attorney as soon as possible. When you’re arrested your legal rights and freedom are instantly at risk and will continue to be through the duration of your case. Couple this with the fact that you could be facing significant legal penalties, and hiring a qualified lawyer is the right choice.
If convicted of driving under the influence you could be required to pay between $500 to over $4000 and lose your unrestricted driver’s license from 6 months to having it permanently revoked depending upon the circumstances of your arrest and prior offenses. You will at minimum be placed on probation requiring public service hours and could face jail time depending on injury involved and prior record.
Your best chance of avoiding or mitigating these penalties is to hire an experienced lawyer who has experience both prosecuting and defending those accused of driving under the influence all throughout the Pinellas County area. Shpresa Idrizi has the skill, legal know how, and dedication to provide effective, quality representation for all of your legal needs. We will make every effort to reduce the impact of every piece of evidence the Pinellas County State Attorney has against you while ensuring you understand the legal and administrative process along the way. I believe that fully explaining this process helps to reduce the stress of our clients while preparing them for what is about to unfold.
Florida DUI laws
In Florida a person can get a DUI if that person is driving or in actual physical control of a vehicle and that person is:
- under the influence of alcoholic beverages or chemical or controlled substances to the extent that the person’s normal faculties are impaired;
- the person has a blood-alcohol level of .08 or more grams of alcohol;
- the person has a breath-alcohol level of .08 or more grams of alcohol.
In Florida there is a jury instruction for a presumption that if a person was driving or was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle with a blood or breath-alcohol level of .08 or more, that blood or breath-alcohol test alone would be sufficient by itself to establish that the person was under the influence of alcoholic beverages to the extent that his or her normal faculties were impaired.
Any driver in Tampa or anywhere else in Florida found driving with a blood or breath-alcohol level of .08 or above will be charged by the State Attorney’s Office with driving under the influence. If this happened to you, it is in your best interest to contact a knowledgeable and experienced DUI lawyer with the know how to defend you throughout your case. As a whole, Florida prosecutors and judges take a hard stance against those accused of driving under the influence.
CONTACT OUR FIRM If you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence in Florida, Shpresa Idrizi can help you fight your charges, protect your freedom, and mitigate any inevitable penalty looming. Shpresa Idrizi is a former prosecutor who handled alcohol related driving prosecution, has represented hundreds accused of driving while impaired throughout the Pinellas and Hillsborough County area, and has the knowledge of the criminal court system to help you through this trying time in your life. Shpresa Idrizi is experienced in defending her clients at DHSMV hearings, helping his clients obtain a restricted driver’s license for necessity driving, challenging the accuracy and credibility of field sobriety tests, questioning the validity of blood and breath tests, and generally working your case through the criminal and administrative systems. Shpresa Idrizi is committed to getting the best result for her clients, be that a complete acquittal at trial, a charge reduction, or mitigating a conviction to the greatest extent possible.
To speak to an experienced lawyer who can give you the direction and counsel you need to fight your charge, contact Idrizi Law today at 727-458-3701 or contact us online for your free initial consultation.