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DUI - Driving Under the Influence

New Port Richey DUI Defense Lawyers have the Skill & Legal Savvy You Need When Facing Driving Under the Influence Charges in Pasco County


Aggressive DUI defense attorneys

A DUI is more than just an inconvenience, revoking your ability to drive for a few months and paying a fine. A DUI, driving under the influence, conviction can be a lifelong stain on your record. It can follow you indefinitely, and affect many other aspects of both your personal and professional life. If you have been charged with DUI, confront the charges against you aggressively with a highly-skilled New Port Richey DUI defense lawyer. At the law firm of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A., our DUI lawyers know what it takes to successfully fight a DUI charge and protect your future. We work diligently to dismantle the case against you and minimize the penalties. We have more than 40 years experience helping DUI clients throughout Tampa Bay.

Mounting a solid DUI defense strategy is key

There are dozens of ways that police can make an error in your DUI investigation, making their evidence illegal and inadmissible. However, uncovering potential errors takes a keen eye. Our seasoned New Port Richey DUI defense lawyers go through every aspect of your case, all the evidence and carefully analyze all details and facts. We spot the weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case and confront them head on. When possible, we file motions to suppress evidence on your behalf to strip the prosecutor of as much ammunition against you as possible. Rest assured, we work hard to build a strong defense while minimizing the prosecutions case.

Penalties for a first DUI in Florida

Courts have some discretion when it comes to penalizing you for driving under the influence. Most DUI cases do not go to trial; they usually end in a plea. The type of plea deal that you are likely to get depends on the strength of the prosecutor’s case. Our New Port Richey DUI defense lawyers are highly skilled and well-versed in handling DUI cases. We do everything we can to put you in the best position possible when it comes to a plea deal. If convicted of a first offense DUI in Florida, potential penalties include:

  • $1,000 fine
  • Court costs
  • 50 hours of community service
  • One year probation
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • 6 months in jail
  • 10 days vehicle impoundment
  • 1 year driver’s license suspension
  • DUI school

Arrested for driving under the influence? Call for a free consultation today with our New Port Richey DUI defense lawyers

They say the best defense is a good offense, so if you are facing a DUI charge in Pasco County, your best chance for a positive outcome is an aggressive DUI defense lawyer. At Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, PA our New Port Richey DUI defense attorneys aggressively defend your rights. To schedule a free initial consultation, call us at 727- 835-5536 or contact us online.  Calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Offices in New Port Richey, Clearwater, Spring Hill, Bradenton and Tampa for your convenience.

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