DUI Attorneys Serving Manatee County
Bradenton DUI Defense Lawyers
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Your search has brought you to our site. Our Bradenton DUI defense law firm is concerned about one thing, our client’s rights. Our Bradenton firm is different from most firms because we have a team of lawyers working on your case. It has been our experience that the more eyes focused on the facts of your case, the better position we are in poking a hole in the state attorney’s case. The state attorney controls the charge by filing an information or charging document in your case. We deal with the state attorneys office in Bradenton on a daily basis. We are very familiar with the state attorneys, Judges, Courts and all of the procedures in Bradenton. The state attorney will assess the facts of your case and make us an official offer. This is occurring while we are determining legal defense(s) and defense evidence.
Remember, a DUI is like a tree with two branches.One branch deals with the DMV and your license, while the other branch deals with the criminal case. Within 10 days of your arrest you must challenge the suspension of your driver’s license with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Because we have a satellite office in Clearwater, we will acquire your temporary driving permit for you. That temporary or business purposes only license will be issued for approximately 42 days until the DMV can scheduled a hearing on the suspension of your license. On the night of your arrest the Florida Highway Patrol Trooper, Manatee County Sheriffs Deputy, or Bradenton police officer gave you a court court date called an arraignment. An arraignment date is an opportunity to see what the state attorney has charged you with.
Florida DUI statute 316.193 describes all the penalties for a DUI conviction. Keep in mind that Florida has some of the toughest DUI laws in the U.S. If convicted of a DUI, you may face financial penalties from a $500-$1500 and incarceration up to 9 months in county jail depending on the facts of the case. You may also face driver’s license suspension ranging from 180 days to a permanent revocation.
At The Law Place, we recognize just how serious a DUI charge can be. Our skilled Bradenton criminal defense attorneys understand how to approach these cases in order to give our clients the best opportunity at positive case results. If you were arrested for driving under the influence in or around Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Longboat Key, Palmetto or the surrounding areas in Manatee County, Florida,please take a moment to consult a DUI lawyer at our firm. Your initial case evaluation is free, and we are happy to answer your questions and address your immediate concerns.
If you would like to find out more about DUIs in Manatee County, we have information on this site that is designed to assist you achieve a basic understanding of your charges and what you may be up against. Please click on the links listed below to learn more about specific areas of a Manatee County DUI charge:
Arrested for DUI in Bradenton, Florida?
If you were pulled over and arrested for DUI it will be important for you to consult a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. You have only 10 days from the date of your arrest to contact the Florida DHSMV and request a hearing to challenge your driver’s license suspension, which will otherwise occur if you do not schedule a hearing in time. Our office will contact the Bureau of Administrative Review or BAR office and actually acquire a temporary 42 day permit for you. That 42-day permit will be restricted to business purposes only. That means that unless otherwise not eligible, you will be able to drive for work, school, religious affiliation, and anything to maintain your livelihood while your hearing is being scheduled at the Bradenton DMV office. Our office will represent you at your DMV hearing and we will protect your rights during criminal court proceedings – helping you reach the best outcome possible in both regards.
Protecting your right to drive is arguably as important as protecting your rights in the criminal side of your DUI case. Our attorneys are very familiar with handling your DHSMV hearing and helping to protect your driving privileges and we will be able to work with you on your case. It is very important that you contact our firm immediately after you have been charged with DUI because of the time sensitivity inherent in a DUI case.
Take the necessary action and protect your driving privileges and your freedom. The Law Place is here to help you fight your Bradenton DUI and win. We will make ourselves available to you and will give you the personal attention that you need throughout the life of your case. We understand how difficult and upsetting it can be to face a drunk driving or DUI-related charge. Even if you have no prior criminal record, you could still suffer very serious punishments such as jail time, fines and loss of license. If you have a prior DUI conviction on your record, you could face enhanced penalties that could have a very serious affect on your life as you know it. It is, therefore, very important that you speak with an experienced attorney who knows exactly how to approach a DUI case.
Do not take the chance of leaving your case in the hands of an inexperienced or indifferent defender. We know that your rights and freedoms are very important to you and that is why we will go to work to defend you. Our experience, unique knowledge and dedication to excellence could greatly benefit your case.
A criminal conviction, either felony or misdemeanor, could have long-reaching effects on your life and that of your family. You could be unable to keep your job because you lost your license. That is only one of the serious consequences that you could face if you are convicted of DUI. Let our team defend your rights and help ensure that you have the best possible chance at a positive outcome in your DUI or drunk driving-related case.
Bradenton DUI arrest? Contact an attorney at The Law Place today!
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