Plant City DUI Lawyers
Johnnie Byrd and David Barnhill are experienced Plant City criminal lawyers providing aggressive criminal defense to defendants charged with driving under the influence (DUI). From the time of a traffic stop, through arrest, first appearance, bond hearing, arraignment, disposition, motions to suppress evidence hearings, to jury trial, you need the services of the criminal law attorneys to stand beside you and aggressively defend you. Our attorneys have experience dealing with the State Attorney’s Offices in Tampa Bay counties which allows our firm to work toward a favorable settlement or disposition of your case. Do not hesitate to call for a free consultation, even if you only fear that criminal charges may be brought against you.
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10 Day Time Limit to Request Drivers License Hearing!
You only have ten days from the time of your ticket to request an administrative hearing to save your drivers license.
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There must be probable cause to stop a vehicle. This is an important right to those charged with driving under the influence. The law in this area is complex, but may lead to the suppression of the evidence of DUI.
Your Plant City Criminal Defense Attorneys at Byrd & Barnhill will negotiate with the prosecuting attorney and the judge in your case to possibility having the charges reduced to a lesser charge or possibly dismissed.
As part of a DUI arrest, Florida law requires a breath test, or in some circumstances blood or urine tests. Florida law also provides for penalties for those people who refuse to take the breath test (or in some circumstances blood or urine tests).
If you have sustained property damage, personal injury, or death as a result of a drunk driver, call us now for a free case evaluation.
The mere fact of an arrest for DUI results in an immediate license suspension. However, the DUI citation acts as a 10 day temporary permit to drive, and there is only 10 days to request a Formal Review Hearing with the DMV Bureau of Administrative Review.
A second conviction requires the placement of a mandatory ignition interlock device upon all vehicles that are individually or jointly leased or owned and routinely operated by the convicted person.
Florida law provides various penalties for various DUIs, depending on the facts and circumstances of the case. One of the most important factors is whether or not the Defendant has prior DUI convictions.
Plant City Criminal Lawyers
If you have been questioned by a law enforcement officer or asked to give a statement to an investigator, contact us immediately. Remember, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.
A Plant City Criminal Attorney can Help
If you (or a loved one) have been arrested for a criminal offense in Tampa or in Plant City or anywhere else in Hillsborough County it is important that you consult with an experienced and knowledgeable Tampa / Plant City Criminal Defense Attorney.
Act Now, So We Can Defend Your Case - Call Us at 813-759-1224
The sooner you hire a lawyer, the sooner you will have the benefit of the insight of a knowledgeable Criminal Defense Attorney to assist you in navigating through the complicated legal process. Your attorney can advise as to what to do, and what not to do, to help your case proceed in a positive direction. Your Tampa / Plant City Criminal Defense Attorney can negotiate with the prosecuting attorney and the judge in your case to pursue the possibility of having the charges in your case reduced to a lesser charge, or given the facts and circumstances, possibly dismissed. Contact us now for a free consultation.
Hometown Attorneys Working For You
Johnnie Byrd and David Barnhill live and work in Tampa Bay because we believe it is a great place to live, work and raise a family. We are not a satellite office of a statewide multi-lawyer firm. We offer our legal services to clients in the Tampa Bay area in Tampa, Brandon, Plant City, Temple Terrace, Riverview, Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City, Wesley Chapel, Wauchula, Mulberry, Zephyrhills, Bartow, Keysville, Pinecrst, Walden Lake, Fish Hawk, Turkey Creek, Seffner, Lakeland, Land O Lakes, Antioch, Belleair Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Bloomingdale, Boyette, Carollwood, Clearwater, Dover, Egypt Lake, Gibsonston, Gulf City, Gulfport, Hopewell, Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores Beach, Kenneth City, Largo, Lithia, Lutz, Madeira Beach, Mango, Marvina, New Tampa, North Redington, Oldsmar, Orient Park, Palm River, Pasadena, Pinellas Park, Redington Beach, Redington Shores, Seminole, St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach, Tampa Palms, Thonotosassa, Tierra Verde, Trapnell, Unincorporated Hillsborough County, Unincorporated Pinellas County, Welcome, and Wimauma. We are located just two blocks from the Plant City Court House.
Conveniently located just two blocks from the Plant City Courthouse
Byrd & Barnhill, P.L., 206 North Collins Street, Plant City, Florida 33563
Telephone (813) 759-1224 Fax (813) 759-1101