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.