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Fighting a DUI with Property Damage Case

If you have been arrested for DUI with property damage then contact a St. Petersburg DUI attorney at the Morris Law Firm. Our St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Attorney represents men and women charged with DUI with property damage in the greater Tampa Bay area including Clearwater and St. Petersburg, Pinellas County. Bradenton in Manatee County, Sarasota in Sarasota County, Tampa in Hillsborough County, and Dade City or New Port Richey in Pasco County, Florida.

St. Petersburg DUI Attorney for Cases Involving Property Damage

After a DUI arrest with property damage, you may have several immediate concerns. First, most people are extremely worried about whether the other person involve in the accident will make a personal injury claim against their insurance or against them personally. Person injury attorneys will often take these types of cases on contingency which can lead to false or exaggerated claims of money damages. Secondly, many people are worried whether another person’s injuries will be considered serious or non-serious. Finally, anyone arrest for a DUI involving property damage will worry about how to avoid the conviction.

Special defenses exist in these cases for DUI with property damage including suppressing statements as a result of the accident report privilege, failure to read Miranda warnings and problems proving who was driving at the time of the accident.

Penalties and Punishments for a DUI Conviction with Property Damage or Personal Injury

Florida Statute Section 316.193(3) proves that any person who causes property damage or personal injury to another while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is guilty of a first-degree misdemeanor. The maximum penalty is one year of jail and a $1,000 fine. Other mandatory minimum sentencing provisions may apply depending on whether any prior DUI convictions exist.

Contact The Morris Law Firm

If you have been arrested for DUI with property damage or personal injury, contact an experienced DUI lawyer in St. Petersburg to discuss the particular facts of your case in the greater Tampa Bay area including Clearwater and St. Petersburg in Pinellas County, Bradenton in Manatee County, Sarasota in Sarasota County, Dade City and New Port Richey in Pasco County, or Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida.

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    Melinda Morris is a former prosecutor and has handled thousands of criminal cases from investigation through sentencing enabling us to identify weaknesses in the State’s case against you.


    We never settle for the easiest outcome or the typical result. We know how to negotiate with the State Attorney and we will work to get you the best possible outcome.


    Melinda Morris has practiced criminal law for over 20 years. Our clients trust advice that comes from experience in nearly every type of criminal case.


    We will know every client’s story because we will take the time to listen and understand. You will work with your attorney one-on-one at every stage of the process.


    You will have the cell phone number of your attorney. Your attorney will directly return your call, email, or text to answer your pressing questions.


    The government is wasting no time in trying to prove your guilt, a proactive defense is imperative. Prompt and decisive action from your defense attorney is of critical importance.

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