Don’t Give Up Hope – We Can Defend You In DUI Cases
Being charged with a DUI is more serious than most people think it is. A DUI offense is not a traffic ticket; depending on the circumstances, it will be a misdemeanor or a felony. For many people, a DUI is the first time they have been arrested or charged with a crime. The arrest itself often makes people feel frightened and embarrassed, and they may make mistakes that can hurt their case in an attempt to just end the ordeal.
At Pilka Adams & Reed, P.A., we understand that this is a difficult time for you. We serve people throughout the Tampa, Lakeland and Brandon areas, and will work hard to help you through a DUI charge, whether it is a first offense or a subsequent offense. Attorney James Adams has extensive Florida DUI defense experience and will be prepared to negotiate with the prosecutor or take the case to trial when necessary. Speak with us as soon as possible so we can begin building a defense for you.
How We Can Challenge A DUI Charge
We will investigate the arrest and look for weaknesses in the prosecution’s case against you. Some common errors and issues that arise in DUI cases include:
- Whether the breathalyzer was calibrated and working properly
- Whether the officer administered the breath test correctly
- Whether the officer had probable cause to pull you over
- Whether you have a medical condition that affected the breath test results
- Whether the blood test at the police station was administered correctly
If we find that any of these or other issues occurred, we can argue to have the evidence suppressed, which may lead to a reduction or dismissal of the charges.
In addition, we can represent you at the administrative hearing before the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. This hearing is to apply for a hardship license so you still have some driving privileges during the license suspension.