Common DUI Topics
Have you been arrested for drunk driving? Unsure about what to do next?
We encourage you to contact the professionals of Thomas & Paulk as
soon as possible. We have successfully handled thousands of cases throughout
the years, and we know how to help you protect you.
Get the facts that you need to know!
This time following a DUI arrest can be exceptionally confusing and the
laws can be complex. That is why we encourage you to discuss your situation
with a skilled lawyer from our team as soon as possible.
If you would simply like to learn more about what you’re facing or
have questions about common DUI topics, we encourage you to read below:
Actual Physical Control – It is not enough in DUI cases to simply prove that an individual
was drunk. It must also be proven that the individual was in actual physical
control of the vehicle. This can be done by proving they were in possession
of or close to a key, located in the driver’s seat, and more.
Alternative Sentencing – In the state of Florida, judges who are overseeing court hearings
for DUI have the option to order alternative sentences in lieu of having
the defendant serve jail time. This may include enrolling in a Day Reporting
Program or an Electrical Monitoring Program. For some individuals, DUI
offenders may have the option of a Residential Drug or Alcohol Treatment Program.
Gasparilla Pirate Fest – Every year, the Tampa area is “invaded” during the
Gasparilla Pirate Festival. While this is a fun event, it can also lead
to a spike in arrests for alcohol-related crimes, such as DUI, underage
drinking, and more. Our firm is skilled in representing individuals who
have been arrested during this annual festival.
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DUI lawyer from our Tampa firm. We have the experience you need to fully protect your legal rights and
the knowledge to guide you through the process from the very beginning
until the very end.