DUI with Property Damage
Seasoned DUI Defense Attorney in Tampa
You can receive serious charges for DUI. When property damage is added to these charges, you will likely face increased penalties, including higher sentencing and fines. If you have been charged with DUI with property damage, contact Thomas & Paulk to receive optimal defense for your circumstances. Our Tampa DUI lawyers have led thousands of clients to successful results, and offer the knowledgeable representation you need.
Fighting Increased DUI Charges
A first DUI can lead to as much as half a year in jail, in addition to $500 in fines. Penalties will automatically be increased when the offense causes damage to another person's property. Property damage can be incurred in a DUI accident or in a collision with any other property.
With charges of property damage, a first DUI can result in the following:
- Jail for up to 1 year
- Fines totaling $1,000
- Suspension of your driver's license
- Other mandatory penalties
Helping You Avoid Harsh Criminal Penalties
With aggravated sentencing at stake, it is important that you contact an attorney to handle your case. A skilled legal professional can work to protect your license at the preliminary DMV hearing and continue to defend you through a court hearing. Our team at Thomas & Paulk is ready to provide the aggressive defense needed to combat tough charges. Our lawyers have demonstrated their ability in criminal cases time and time again, and have a track record of 7,000 cases to prove it. This experience has given us the insight required to defend clients in any situation.
Schedule a free consultation today! Our firm is open to take your calls 24 / 7 and can begin defending your case immediately.
Drunk driving cases may or many not require a formal trial. We discuss what most can expect in terms of the process and duration of their DUI case.
At Thomas & Paulk, one of our primary focuses is on the defense of DUI charges. In fact, we are recognized throughout the Tampa area as one of the premier DUI defense law firms. Our team is well-versed in this area of the law and has a wide-expanse of experience in helping our clients fight against such charges.
It doesn’t matter if this is your first offense or your third, you can count on our firm to have the experience to protect your legal rights. Often, our defense starts with recounting with you how the police officer came to stop you in the first place and how he or she came to believe you may be under the influence of alcohol. If the stop was illegal, or the tests were improperly administered, we may be able to argue for the dismissal of that evidence in court, helping your chances of a dropped charge.
The important thing is that you act quickly. Criminal cases involving charges of drinking and driving are serious and they can move fast. You cannot afford to wait or ignore your charges. You need a legal professional on your side who truly understands what you're facing so that they can offer you experience counsel and sound advice. To learn more about how a lawyer like this can assist with your case, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. Call our Tampa DUI defense attorneys at Thomas & Paulk today to schedule an initial consultation. This is a completely free, confidential appointment for you to tell us your side of the story.
If you're arrested for DUI, you only have 10 days to schedule a DMV hearing where you can fight to save your license.
A blood alcohol reading of 0.15% or more can warrant an aggravated DUI charge with harsher penalties.
Each year, Hillsborough County issues around 4,000 DUI citations. Out of these, more than 3,000 are found guilty.
Per Florida's zero-tolerance policy, anyone under the age of 21 who tests positive for any measurable blood alcohol can be charged with DUI.