Arrested for driving under the influence? We’ll provide the legal expertise you need and present a solid criminal defense against DUI charges.
If you’re charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Tampa Bay, your next step is to make an urgent call to a Tampa Bay DUI defense attorney. You need immediate, competent legal advice to protect your future and ensure you get a fair shake in the Florida legal system.
For the average citizen, the court system in the Tampa Bay region can be a complex and confusing place. People who are accused of DUIs often feel stressed by their encounter with the police, worried about what’s going to happen next and concerned about the consequences for their family.
During this difficult time, you’ll need help sorting through your options. You may be facing incarceration, fines and more. Your DUI defense attorney will help you look out for your own rights and seek the best outcome possible in this situation.
Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Florida’s drunk driving rate is higher than the national average. During a 10-year period, more than 8,400 people were killed in drunk driving incidents on Florida roads. As a result, our state’s courts take DUI arrests quite seriously.
As an offense under Florida law, driving under the influence, or DUI, means a person operated a vehicle while their “normal faculties” were impaired by intoxication of alcohol, a chemical or a controlled substance. A breathalyzer test shows you have a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or above. You can also be charged with a DUI if you refuse to take the breathalyzer test. DUI is a crime because it puts yourself and other citizens in jeopardy as you drive with reduced decision-making capacity and reaction time on the road.
DUI can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony in the state of Florida, depending on the circumstances at the scene, whether you hurt someone and whether you were convicted of a DUI previously. Do not assume a DUI is no big deal. Even for a first offense, you could be facing a $500 fine and six months in jail. A DUI can seriously shake up your life and stay on your record forever.
Contact a Tampa Bay DUI defense attorney as soon as possible. At Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group, we can provide the support you need to handle your DUI smoothly and make your case to the judge.
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When you’re arrested and accused of a crime like a DUI, all you want is to clear your name and resolve the situation. At Kemp, Ruge & Green, we’re not here to judge. We’re here to represent you and present a solid criminal defense.
We have an extremely high rate of customer satisfaction because we take a kind and caring approach to representing our clients. We welcome you to view online testimonials from real clients just like you who received our experienced help building a case.
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Every criminal defense case is unique and your case is impossible to clarify without an individual case analysis. So contact us for a free, confidential case evaluation and let’s work together to help you understand your legal situation.
How will a DUI attorney help me?
Your DUI criminal defense attorney helps you understand the charges you are facing, evaluates your various options for a defense or a plea, clarifies the timeline of what will happen, and presents your case to the judge in a professional way. Your Kemp. Ruge & Green attorney is always by your side as your case progresses through the legal system, which is a huge relief at a difficult time in your life.
Do I have to pay money up-front?
When working with a DUI defense attorney at Kemp, Ruge & Green, there is no up-front fee. We provide a confidential and free case evaluation to get things rolling. Any fees that would be owed would occur at the end of your case.
You Deserve Kemp, Ruge & Green – When Results Matter
When you’re facing criminal charges, jail time and a complicated circumstance that will have a huge impact on your life, you need a DUI defense attorney who will stand confidently by your side. You need a name that the judges in Tampa Bay and everyone in our local legal system will recognize. That name is Kemp, Ruge & Green.
We’ll help you understand your options and decide what to do next. Turn to us for experienced DUI defense services if you live in the Tampa Bay area, including Spring Hill, St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough and Hernando.
Our criminal case evaluations are free and confidential. We’ll assist you by giving personal attention to your case that provides the best outcome possible for your legal situation.
We’re here for you. Call us, text us and reach out to us today for legal advice and to discuss your options.
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