Thomas & Paulk, P.A. recently represented a woman who was charged with her second DUI within five years of her first. Florida law does not look lightly upon
multiple DUI charges and penalties for subsequent offenses grow exponentially more and more severe. In this case in particular, our client was facing consequences that included mandatory jail, as well as a driver's license suspension for five years.
The evidence against her was daunting. Allegedly, police pulled our client over after witnessing her weaving in and out of traffic and almost running into construction barrels on the road. After being pulled over, our client was administered field sobriety tests which she allegedly failed. Our
Tampa criminal defense attorneys took on the case; one of our first moves was to request all discovery and witnesses from the State Attorney.
During this phase, we discovered that there was an issue with one of the State's witnesses – something we were only aware of because of a previous case that we had handled. We presented this problem to the State who agreed to drop the charges to reckless driving – regardless of our client's criminal history.
By working with a law firm that has handled a large number of DUI cases, you are giving yourself the opportunity to work with someone who has an in-depth knowledge of this area of the law, as well as the area. At Thomas & Paulk, P.A. we use knowledge gained in the defense of others to help defend all of our clients. Many times it is that knowledge that helps us win a favorable result.