Sarasota DUI Defense Law Firm Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins Releases New Book “Surviving Your Sarasota DUI: A Citizen’s Guide”

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“Surviving Your Sarasota DUI: A Citizen’s Guide,” a new book from the DUI attorneys at the criminal defense law firm Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins, has been published to help those arrested for driving under the influence to understand the legal process and their rights as citizens.

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The authors believe that this book will help to lessen some of the uncertainty and help those arrested to decide how to proceed with hiring an attorney to defend their case.

Sarasota DUI Lawyers David Haenel, Darren Finebloom, Stephen Higgins and AnneMarie Rizzo of the criminal defense law firm Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins have authored the newly published “Surviving Your Sarasota DUI: A Citizen’s Guide.”

This comprehensive guide to DUI in Sarasota County, Florida, gives average citizens an in-depth look at arrests for driving under the influence, and answers questions such as “Where’s my car?” and “What happens to my driver’s license?” “Surviving Your Sarasota DUI” takes the reader through the entire process, from arrest to DMV hearings to court appearances and possible sanctions.

The DUI defense attorneys of Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins wrote this guide as a response to their Sarasota DUI clients’ questions about what happens after an arrest for driving under the influence. Criminal DUI arrests can be frightening and confusing, and, although it is not meant to be a self-help guide, the authors believe that this book will help to lessen some of the uncertainty and help those arrested to decide how to proceed with hiring an attorney to defend their case.

Attorney David Haenel is also author of “Florida DUI Survival Guide: A Citizen’s Protective Manual,” and contributed to “Negotiating a Plea Deal in DUI Cases: Leading Lawyers on Analyzing Recent Trends, Navigating the Pleas Bargain Process, and Securing the Best Possible Deal.” Attorney Darren Finebloom is a contributing author to “Defense Strategies for Drug Crimes, 2012 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Interpreting Today’s Drug Cases, Developing a Thorough Defense, and Protecting a Client’s Rights.”

David Haenel
DUI, traffic ticket and criminal defense lawyer David Haenel is currently rated “Superb” (10 out of 10) by clients and other attorneys on, and was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers (2010-2011). A founding partner of Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins, Haenel is a frequent lecturer on DUI and breath test evidence issues throughout the state of Florida. He graduated in the top of his class from Widener Law School and went on to receive a Master’s of Law degree from SUNY Buffalo School of Law. See for more information about criminal defense attorney David Haenel.

Darren Finebloom
DUI and criminal defense attorney Darren Finebloom combines extensive trial experience with a personal commitment to protecting his clients’ rights. Finebloom currently holds the highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell and has been given a “Superb” (10 out of 10) rating by clients and peers on attorney rating service He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from Florida State University and attended Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he graduated with honors. A former Public Defender for the 12th Judicial Circuit in Florida, he currently serves as president of the Sarasota chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. For more information about criminal defense attorney Darren Finebloom, go to

Stephen Higgins
Criminal and DUI defense attorney Stephen Higgins has become known as a zealous advocate for his clients, representing individuals charged with DUI, violations of probation, battery, theft and driving while license suspended, and has appeared on Channel 10 News and Fox 13 News regarding traffic and DUI related issues. A graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, Higgins has a J.D. from Rutgers Law School as well as an M.B.A. from Rutgers Graduate School of Business and is admitted to practice in Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Higgins is intimately familiar with DUI, criminal and traffic ticket defense in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Polk counties and works hard to represent each client individually to achieve a favorable result. For more information about attorney Stephen Higgins, visit

AnneMarie Rizzo
A former Assistant State Attorney, Florida criminal and DUI defense lawyer AnneMarie Rizzo has extensive trial experience, earning a reputation as an zealous and aggressive client advocate. Currently rated “Superior” (10 out of 10) by independent lawyer rating service, she has trained law enforcement officers and prosecutors across the state of Florida regarding evidence-based prosecution and trial advocacy in the areas of criminal traffic and domestic violence. A graduate of University of Florida and University of Florida Levin College of Law, Ms. Rizzo now works with Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins on the criminal defense side, protecting the rights of clients. For additional information about DUI and criminal defense attorney AnneMarie Rizzo, go to

Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins
Founded in 2004, Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins is a Florida criminal defense law firm. Its team of aggressive attorneys fights cases involving DUI, license suspensions, drug charges, juvenile offenses, battery and other crimes. Telephone calls are answered seven days a week, and case consultations are free. The firm has offices throughout Florida in Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando and Clearwater. For more information about the firm how to receive a copy of “Surviving Your Sarasota DUI: A Citizen’s Guide,” call 1-800-FIGHT-IT or go to

Finebloom & Haenel P.A.
200 North Washington Avenue
Sarasota, Fl 34236
(941) 953-2622

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