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  • What do I do if I'm a Florida resident who got a Super Speeder fee notification?

    I was driving from ATL, GA to Tampa Florida and I got a super speeder fee ticket. How will this impact me? What can I do?

    David’s Answer

    What county and state was the violation in??

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  • Can I get my license back now?

    I got my second DUI in 5 years in 2007. It was suspended for 5 years. It has been 6 years now can I get my regular license back without getting the breathalyzer in my car? I completed the DUI counseling program already.

    David’s Answer

    No you will be required to get the ignition interlock device installed. Even though you waited out your revocation the DHSMV will still require the device. Call them at 850-617-2000 for any additional questions.

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  • What are the penalties for a DUI in Tampa?

    I was arrested for DUI on friday night and I was just wondering what I am facing? And is it worth it for me to try and fight the charges?

    David’s Answer

    That is a tough question to answer. It depends on the facts, the reason for the stop and whether you took a breath test. There are also driver license issues that must be addressed within 10 days of the arrest.

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  • Can I get my DUI expunged from my record???

    Happened in Sept. 2009. I was 19 years old. No one else was involved. License suspended for 1 year. Since graduated Merrimack college with a Biology Degree. Applying to become an officer in the Navy and need this off my record.

    David’s Answer

    Unfortunately Florida law does not permit a sealing or expungement for any charge resulting in an adjudication of guilt. Your only hope is a governor's pardon and that is difficult if not impossible.

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  • What will I have to provide to the Florida DMV to get my case reviewed favorably?

    I live in MI I went to Florida to satisfy a seven yr old DUI charge and arrest warrant after 90 days the case was dropped primarily because the Breathalyzer test given at arrest was found to be faulty and therefor inadmissible in court...

    David’s Answer

    Yes they can and will require you to attend DUI school. If you were found not guilty after trial and you took a breath test then the administrative suspension could be removed from your DHSMV record. In your case it appears they dropped the charge as opposed to being found not guilty after trial. In order to satisfy the administrative suspension it sounds like you are currently under, the DHSMV will require a DUI school or the equivalent in Michigan. They will also make you pay a fee to reinstate your license. For more details call the Clearwater BAR office at 727-507-4405.

    Www.fightyourcase.com

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  • I was arrested for a dui (1st one) and a blew a .08/.09 in Tampa fl. Since I blew low on this test, can I get a wet-wreckless?

    First offense. No prior criminal records.

    David’s Answer

    It's possible that the state attorney will consider a reduced charge of reckless driving. I would suggest you consult an experienced DUI lawyer.

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  • Can I take a DUI level 2 course online in Florida?

    This is my second DUI, 16 years apart

    David’s Answer

    NO. Under Florida law DUI schools must be in person.

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  • I was pulled over and told my license was suspended. This is my first offense, what are the likely charges?

    On 22 September 2012 I was stopped by a police officer and told that my license had been suspended since May due to a remaining unpaid balance on a ticket I got in April. That ticket in question, I think I sent the payment before the deadline, ...

    David’s Answer

    The penalty can very greatly depending on what court the case is pending with and whether you have ever been charged with this in the past. On a first time DWLS, the max fine is $500, and/or up to 6 months of probation, and/or 60 days in the county jail. Be very careful not to plea to something that might habitualize you or cause you to lose your license for 5 years. Of course a lawyer would review any possible defenses and negotiate on your behalf with the state attorney.

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  • What are my legal rigts and ramifications?

    I was pulled over about 4 A.M. officer stating i was going 5 mph over speed limit, then he said he smelled alchol he did field test and arrested me, upon getting to the jail I was given a breathalizer in which I blew 0's, they then changed the ch...

    David’s Answer

    First of all I am not sure why your license would be suspended UNLESS you received a companion civil infraction like a speeding ticket at the same time as the DUI arrest. You submitted to a breath test, blew under a .08 and gave a urine sample. Under that scenario the Florida DHSMV would not take any action to suspend your license while your criminal case is pending. I suggest you run your driver's license number on the free DHSMV website and see exactly why your license is suspended. Regarding the criminal case. it sounds like the state attorney is waiting for your urine results. That process can take a little while. You should consult with an experienced DUI lawyer if you are considering hire a DUI lawyer.

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  • What are the most likely out comes? Jail time? Fines? Consequences?

    I just got a dui its is my 3 one in less than 3 yrs one in Kentucky one in Indiana and the most resent in florida. I refused field sobriety test but blew a. 15 in jail

    David’s Answer

    First of all they will probably charge this one as a felony since the other two are convictions from what you are describing. However, it would be interesting to determine if you were represented by counsel on the other two out of state. The law requires a minimum of 30 days in the county jail however, the state attorney will probably be seeking more than the minimum given the fact that all three occurred within a short period of time. There are alternatives to jail if the state considers them, so consulting quickly with a Tampa DUI lawyer is in your best interest sooner rather than later.

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