What Is DUI? From Your Florida DUI Lawyer in Pinellas, Hillsborough,
and Pasco Counties
defined by law, a Florida DUI is driving or being in actual
physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of
alcoholic beverages, chemical substances, or controlled substances
to the extent that your normal faculties are impaired, or
while your blood or breath alcohol level is .08 or higher.
(You can be charged with a DUI in Florida if
your blood or breath alcohol level is below .08.)
a DUI charge can be a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on
the circumstances. Furthermore, there are other charges that
can be added to the original DUI. Some charges that may be
brought forth during a Florida DUI case include:
DUI Misdemeanor: In addition to driving under the
influence, this charge may also involve property damage or
personal injury to another individual.
DUI Felony: This charge usually concerns (1) a person
who is charged with a DUI accident involving serious bodily
injury, (2) a person who is being charged with a third DUI
within 10 years, or (3) a person who is being charged with
four or more DUI offenses in a lifetime.
DUI Manslaughter and DUI Vehicular Homicide: These
are both felony offenses which can carry heavier penalties
if the driver is also charged with Leaving the Scene of an
accident in Florida.
the charge is a misdemeanor or felony, any driver who has
been charged with a Florida DUI should consult with a lawyer
right away. At the law offices of Tinny, Meyer & Piccarreto,
a Florida DUI lawyer is available to take your call 24 hours
a day, seven days a week. Please call (727) 446-8600 to speak
with an attorney immediately and to set up a free initial
Florida DUI lawyer, Tinny, Meyer & Piccarreto has Tampa
Bay area offices in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and New Port
Richey for your convenience. We are a team of former prosecutors,
and we will use our combined knowledge and experience to thoroughly
investigate the circumstances of your case.