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Brooksville DUI Attorney
DUI cases are handled differently in Brooksville, Florida. Leslie Sammis has been fighting DUI cases for the past 12 years. She takes an aggressive approach to DUI defense. Call our office at 813-250-0500 to schedule a free and confidential consultation.
During the consultation we explain how the the entire process works so that you know what to expect. It is also important that you know what steps you need to take during the first 10 days after your arrest to protect your driver's license.
Did you know that in 2010 the person who maintained the Intoxilyzer 8000 breath test instrument resigned in protest after she discovered that officials with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office were tampering with the instrument and destroying video of their misdeeds?
Most Recent Case Result for DUI Breath Test in Hernando County
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Recent Case Results:
DUI with breath test reading of .160 and .172 with Property Damage Reduced to Reckless (Adjudication Withheld) (2011CT-001808xxaxmx)-
On January 12, 2012, in a drunk driving case pending before the Honorable Donald Scaglione, County Court Judge in Brooksville, Hernando County, FL, the prosecutor offered to reduce the DUI case with a high blow of .160 and .172 to reckless driving. Judge Scaglione agreed to accept the plea and withhold adjudication so that the client would be eligible to seal any record of the arrest and prosecution. The client agreed to pay a fine and court costs, and complete 50 hours of community service. The client was accused of DUI after a single vehicle car crash in which it was alleged he lost control of his vehicle and it left the roadway and struck a tree. The case was resolved after we filed several motions attacking the qualifications of the breath test operator and agency inspector, and alleged abnormalities with Hernando County's DUI breath testing procedures, including an allegation that the breath test instrument was not in substantial compliance with Florida's Administrative Codes.
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After Your Arrest You Only Have 10 Days to Demand a Formal Review Hearing to Protect Your Driver's License
Remember that you only have 10 days after your arrest to file a request for a formal review hearing with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. If you fail to do you, your driver's license will be automatically suspended for a period of six (6) months for a breath test reading over the legal limit of 0.08 or for a period of one year for an alleged refusal to submit to chemical testing case. If your license has previously been suspended after a DUI arrest, you may be facing a driver's license suspension of twelve (12) to eighteen (18) months.
If your driver's license is administratively suspended after a DUI arrest in Brooksville, FL, you may be apply for a business purpose only or hardship license after serving out a "hard suspension" period during which you can not drive for any reason. If you took the breath test and blew over the legal limit, then a 30 day hard suspension will result, meaning that you can not drive for any reason for 30 days. If you allegedly refused to take the breath test, then your hard suspension will be for 90 days for a first offense. The only way to avoid this suspension is to fight and win your Formal Review Hearing with the DMV. Call us to find out ways to protect your driver's license after a DUI arrest in Brooksville, FL.
The Benefits of Hiring an Attorney Early in the Process to Fight your DUI Arrest in Clearwater
Hiring an Criminal Lawyer for Hernando County, FL early in the process allows you to fight the administrative suspension of your driver's license. At the formal review hearing your attorney can subpoena of the law enforcement officers that were involved in your arrest to provide testimony under oath that is recorded.
That testimony from the formal review hearing can later be used during the motions to dismiss, or motions to suppress hearing. This formal review hearing is particularly important in misdemeanor DUI cases because your DUI attorney does not normally have the opportunity to take a deposition of the officers involved in your arrest before a motion hearing or trial.
Wining your Brooksville DUI case through Motions to Suppress and Motions to Dismiss
In many DUI cases in which a viable motion can be filed, the best results occur after your attorney has filed a motion to suppress or exclude evidence, or potentially a motion to dismiss. Learn more about potential defenses that may apply to your DUI prosecution by contacting an experienced DUI Lawyer for Hernando County.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Over the Phone or in the Office Today
Contact the Sammis Law Firm today to fight out what steps you must take in the 10 days after your arrest to preserved all of your options for the best result in your DUI case in Brooksville, FL. Call 813-250-0500 today to speak with a Criminal Attorney for Brooksville, FL.
DUI Information Center
Florida DUI Penalties and Punishments - Find out more about the specific punishments and sentences that follow a DUI conviction following a conviction for DUI in Brooksville under Florida DUI laws.
DUI Administrative Hearings - Find out more about protecting your driver's license administrative suspension that can otherwise occur after your arrest in Brooksville, Hernando County, Florida, even if you are not ultimately convicted of DUI.
DUI Refusal Cases - If the DUI officer said that you "refused" the DUI breath test, learn more about the "good news" and the "bad news" following an alleged refusal for DUI in Brooksville, FL.
Defending Women Against DUI - If you are a woman arrested for DUI in Brooksville, Hernando County, FL, visit this page for more information about special defenses and considerations that can apply to defending women charged with DUI.
DUI Roadblock or Checkpoint Cases - Where you arrested during a roadblock or checkpoint for DUI in Brooksville, Florida? Visit this page for more information about filing and litigating a motion to suppress all evidence that occurred after a roadblock or checkpoint case.
FR-44 Insurance - What are the real costs of a DUI conviction after an arrest for DUI in Brooksville, FL? Find out about how much your insurance will go up after a DUI conviction.
Felony DUI with Serious Bodily Injury - Where you arrested for the felony DUI charge of DUI with serious bodily injury in Brooksville or Hernando County, FL? If so, visit this page to find out more information about defenses that can exist to Felony DUI for serious bodily injury charges.