I have a pretrial date on Oct 1st and I just received my blood results back for my DUI.

Asked about 1 year ago - Saint Petersburg, FL

If I ask for a reset if there a chance of my case getting kicked to criminal court instead of remaining in traffic court? And if it does would it matter in sentencing?

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  1. Brian Robert Dettman

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    Answered . Don't just plea guilty. You may have defenses and need a DUI attorney. There are some really good ones in St. Pete/Tampa. Lawyer up.

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  2. Dean George Tsourakis

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    Answered . If you are in St. pete traffic court stay there. The judge is excellent.

  3. Peter Christian Komar

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    Answered . Contact an experienced attorney

  4. Anthony Michael Solis

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    Answered . get a lawyer. It sounds like you are trying to do this yourself. Bad idea.

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  5. Majid Vasigh

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    Answered . South County Pinellas > 49th St CJC

  6. Frank Mascagni III

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    Answered . Hire a criminal defense attorney in your area ASAP!

    I am trying to give you a general answer to your question. We do not have an attorney-client relationship by this... more
  7. Bruce Howard Denson

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    Answered . Yes there is a chance it would get sent to the criminal complex. It does matter in sentencing. The traffic court judges like to resolve cases without sending them to the complex and this can work to your advantage. Blood draw cases can be quite technical, please give me a call to discuss.

  8. Ethan Patrick Meaney

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    Answered . Hire an attorney for assistance.

    This is not intended as legal advice. No attorney / client relationship exists because of this response.
  9. Summer Rae Goldman

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    Answered . You're typically better off staying in traffic court unless the case needs to be set for jury trial, in which case your attorney would need to transfer it out to the complex on 49th Street. You should consult an attorney before your pretrial next week to avoid the risk of your case being transferred out.
    Good luck!

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