Thomas & Paulk Gets DUI Charges Reduced to Reckless Driving

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In a case involving multiple charges, the legal team at Thomas & Paulk was able to work to get several charges dropped completely. They were also successful in getting DUI charges reduced to reckless driving.

Tampa DUI Attorney

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On Monday, August 20, the Tampa lawyers at Thomas & Paulk took a case to jury trial (Case No. 2012-CM-002013) in the Hillsborough County Court. They were representing a client on several charges, including possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI, as well as a violation of driver’s license restriction. Their client had been driving on a business purpose only license when he was pulled over after allegedly speeding and failing to stop at a red light. When administered field sobriety tests he supposedly failed and allegedly failed the breath test that was administered later. Per court documents, he was promptly arrested for drunk driving.

After the arrest, the officer claimed to have found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his vehicle. Before hiring Thomas & Paulk, the defendant was facing jail time and a two year driver’s license suspension. This, however, did not deter the legal team at their firm. Instead, they took on the case and prepared the case for jury trial. Due to their efforts, they were successful in getting the charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of driver’s license restriction completely dropped. They were also able to get the DUI charges reduced to reckless driving. The client walked away without any suspension on his license and the minimal penalties associated with reckless driving as compared to DUI.

At Thomas & Paulk, they have over 20 years of aggregate experience. Their founding attorneys have handled over 7,000 criminal cases between the two of them. This is the kind of hands-on knowledge defendants can trust. For those have recently been criminally charged with drunk driving and are looking for an aggressive advocate who will step up to fight for them, it is extremely important that they do not hesitate to contact a member of their firm as soon as possible. Over the years, they have been successful in handling a variety of DUI-related cases, such as the one described above and they are prepared to go above and beyond on their client's behalf.

If interested in scheduling a free, confidential consultation with a member of their firm, do not hesitate to pick up the phone and contact them today. With 24/7 representation, clients can trust that they will have a heavyweight in their corner who is ready to go to bat for them. So don’t waste another moment. Pick up the phone and contact them today at 800-239-3195.


Thomas & Paulk, P.A. is a Tampa, Florida criminal defense firm that puts a specific focus on helping those who have been criminally charged with drunk driving. With twenty years of aggregate experience, their firm has proven to be heavyweights on behalf of their clients. In fact, they have even been featured on media outlets such as ABC Action News and Fox 13 for their knowledge in this specific area of the law. For those who have been recently criminally charged, regardless of whether it was in regards to a first time DUI or enhanced drunk driving penalties, they can trust in their firm’s ability to help. With representation that you can trust, they will go above and beyond in every reasonable way that they can for their clients. To schedule an initial case consultation with a member of their firm, please do not hesitate to contact them today by either calling or visiting them online at

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