Thomas & Paulk Successfully Defends DUI Arrest

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Criminal defense firm Thomas & Paulk has successfully defended a client who had been arrested for DUI.

Tampa DUI Lawyer

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According to court documents, in a recent case (Hillsborough County Court Case Number 05551exp), a defendant was stopped by a police officer after driving around a construction barricade onto a closed road that was currently under construction. Per court documents, the officer noticed the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle, which prompted him to search the vehicle and led to the discovery of the bottle of Mike’s Hard Lemonade. The officer also allegedly claimed that the client had bloodshot watery eyes and was unsteady on his feet. The client was then asked to perform field sobriety tests, which according to court documents, the client failed; he was then placed under arrest for DUI and was asked to undergo a breath tests. The client refused the breath test at jail.

After enlisting the help of the DUI attorneys at Thomas & Paulk, the client’s case was set for pre-trial and jury trial. Per court documents, at the pre-trial, the client’s attorney informed the State Attorney and Judge that the defendant was ready for trial on October 15, 2012. After the pre-trial was concluded on October 12th, the State offered to drop the DUI to reckless driving with no suspension of the client’s driver’s license or immobilization of the client’s vehicle. The firm’s legal representation of the case was successful.

Many times, the State Attorney will not be willing to drop or dismiss a DUI charge unless they see that a defense attorney is prepared to take a case to trial. When a person is arrested and charged with a DUI, it is imperative to find an attorney who has experience going to jury trial on criminal cases. The jury trial is a critical part of the case, and how an attorney approaches a client’s defense will have a significant impact on the outcome and successful resolution of the charges.

Even a first-time DUI charge can result in serious penalties such as jail time, costly fines, driver’s license suspension and more. In order to find the best attorney for a DUI charges, one should look for a law firm that has earned the respect of their peers and clients alike. Without the help and protection of a DUI lawyer, a DUI can have lasting consequences on one’s life and future freedoms. A legal professional can thoroughly investigate the arrest and recognized opportunities for challenging the evidence brought against a defendant in areas where others would only see failure. From there, a qualified DUI attorney will use the evidence to build a compelling defense case that stands up against the prosecution in court.

Thomas & Paulk serves clients throughout Tampa and Hillsborough County and has a proven history of success in defending all types of DUI charges. After an arrest for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it is extremely important to secure the help of an experienced lawyer who is reliable and has handled these cases before. Over the years, Thomas & Paulk has taken on countless DUI cases throughout the Tampa area, and they have earned a reputation for their meticulous defense strategies. By combining dedication, experience and legal knowledge, the attorneys at the firm are able to produce consistent results for their clients. The firm’s founding attorneys contribute valuable experience and insight from their time serving as state prosecutors, and the entire legal team at the firm has over 20 years of combined criminal law experience.

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