Once in a while, someone is arrested for driving under the influence (DUI)
in Florida, they pay their fine and believe that everything is clear until
one day (many years later) they find out that there is a warrant for their
arrest for an old
probation violation. This
can happen, even if it’s been 10 or 15 years since the DUI arrest.
This can be very confusing for the DUI defendant who thought that everything
was cleared up with the courts. What should you do? First of all, if you
contact the courts, you can expect them to tell you that they “can’t
explain anything” over the phone, so you will need to seek advice
from a defense lawyer.
Contact a Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer
Let’s say you’re in this situation and you recently found out
that you have a warrant in Hillsborough County, Florida. As Tampa criminal
defense attorneys, whenever we hear the word “warrant,” our
first response is “Hire an attorney!”
Warrants are not DIY cases, you need to seek professional advice.
Even if you’ve moved on and haven’t had any
DUI arrests since the original incident a dozen years ago, you need to hire
a lawyer who can find out exactly what the issue is with your probation
If you have an outstanding warrant, you may find that the Clerk’s
Office staff are unwilling to help you, but they may be willing to open
up to an attorney who “speaks their language,” and so your
lawyer can determine the exact problem and navigate an effective solution for you.
In any case, when you have a warrant for your arrest in Hillsborough County,
you want to contact an attorney who has extensive experience defending
cases in that county, not elsewhere.
Work With Former Hillsborough County Prosecutors
If you have a warrant in Tampa or anywhere else in Hillsborough County,
turn to Thomas & Paulk, P.A. for experienced legal counsel. Our attorneys
are former Felony Prosecutors for the 13th Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough
County, who can explain exactly what needs to be done to resolve this issue.
With thousands of criminal cases under our belts, and hundreds of trials,
you can be confident that your warrant case will be in very good hands.
Call now to schedule your free case evaluation!