Plant City DUI Lawyer
Accomplished Plant City DUI Attorneys
Most people mistakenly believe that it’s impossible to fight a DUI. That idea may be true without the help of an attorney skilled in the complex field of DUI defense. Only such an attorney will know what to look for in the facts and circumstances surrounding the arrest, from the initial police stop to the forensic evidence of chemical tests. At Katz & Phillips, P.A. you will find an attorney team that has focused on Florida DUI for many years. Our firm is led by former DUI prosecutors who know how the other side will create its case against you and by a Board Certified DUI Defender, one of only three such attorneys in the state. That advanced training and former prosecutor experience combined with our defense record and relentless approach to legal excellence means your case will be in reliable hands. Whatever can be done will be done to minimize the consequences of your DUI arrest in Plant City.
Drunk Driving Laws in Florida
Florida takes a hard approach to drunk and / or drugged driving due to the risk this behavior causes to public safety. According to MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), 29 percent of all traffic fatalities in the state in 2012 were alcohol-related. Because of such statistics, Florida legislators and law enforcement have cracked down on DUI violations.
Drunk driving involves a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or more. Like other states, Florida imposes many penalties on those who are convicted of any type of DUI, from first offenders to repeat offenders to those involved in DUI accidents, injuries, and fatalities. No matter what type of DUI or BUI (boating under the influence) you are facing, the consequences can range from jail terms to hefty fines, a license suspension, ignition interlock device, DUI school, probation, and an increase in your auto insurance.
For example, a first-offense DUI conviction in Plant City can result in:
- 180 days up to one year loss of your driver’s license
- No mandatory minimum but a possible jail time of up to six months (nine months in the case of a blood alcohol concentration of .15 percent or more)
- Fines ranging from $500 up to $1,000 with increased fines for those with a BAC of .15 percent or higher
- Community service requirements of up to 50 hours
- DUI school and/or substance abuse treatment
How Katz & Phillips, P.A. Can Serve as Your Plant City DUI Law Firm
Our experienced legal team handles all aspects of any DUI case, from challenging the administrative license suspension to building your defense case through an exhaustive investigation and examination of all possible defense tactics. We represent first offenders, repeat offenders, underage offenders, commercial license offenders, those who have refused to submit to a chemical test and those who have been involved in an accident with injuries, property damage, and fatalities. No matter how complex or difficult your case may seem to be, we can help. Your situation will be addressed with the utmost care and attention to detail from our highly knowledgeable and proven defense team.
Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation about your DUI or BUI immediately following an arrest in Plant City. Prompt assistance is available any time of the night or day to get started.