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Casey the Lawyer wants to help you with your DUI defense. We have lots of information on DUI Traffic Stops. First, you see the flashing lights or hear the siren blaring. Immediately, everything in your life changes. Next, your heart begins to race. Then, you feel flush as your blood pressure rises. Finally, every muscle tightens as your mind rushes through this situation. This is just the beginning of the stress of getting a DUI in Florida. Now what’s most important is getting help. So write or better yet call 813.222.2220 and speak to an expert during this difficult time.
The True Cost Of A Criminal Charge
A DUI can cost you jobs, opportunities, and money. For instance, many people look at a DUI as a character flaw. A DUI charge is a criminal offense. Furthermore, most commercial drivers cannot have a DUI. In truth, any DUI convictions deny you the privilege of driving. This makes getting to and from work difficult. Actually many companies fire employees convicted of any crime. In addition, auto insurance premiums increase. Moreover, with DUI charges you can lose professional licensure. Similarly, you may even have difficulty going to college. Most college applications ask about criminal convictions. All federal financial aid applications ask about criminal convictions. So choosing the best DUI defense is important.
Cost of a DUI Video Transcript
What’s the true cost of a DUI? If you shop around you might think that it’s going to be the lawyer. A lawyer to defend a DUI costs between $500 and $12,000. You’re going to have to be riding around in an Uber, your license is going to be suspended, you’re going to have to do counseling, possibly go into treatment, and you might think that that’s enough. But probably the most expensive part of a DUI is going to be the skyrocketing insurance premiums you’re going to pay for years following a conviction for DUI. To minimize the cost of a DUI you really want to avoid conviction.
What is the True Cost Of A Driving Under the Influence Charge?
A DUI can cost you jobs, opportunities, and money. For instance, many people look at a DUI as a character flaw. Your license is going to be suspended. Sometimes the suspension jeopardizes your job. Furthermore, most commercial drivers cannot have a DUI. In truth, any DUI convictions deny you the privilege of driving. This makes getting to and from work difficult. You’re going to have to be riding around in an Uber, Lyft or Taxi. Actually, many companies fire employees convicted of any crime. A DUI charge is a criminal offense. Moreover, with DUI charges you can lose professional licensure. Similarly, you may even have difficulty going to college. Most college applications ask about criminal convictions. All federal financial aid applications ask about criminal convictions. You’re also going to have the time and cost of going to counseling and possibly going into alcohol or drug treatment. You might think that that’s enough. But probably the most expensive part of a DUI is going to be the skyrocketing insurance premiums. The increased cost of your auto insurance will continue for years following a DUI conviction. So the best way to minimize the cost of a DUI, is to avoid conviction in the first place. Choosing the best DUI defense is important. You can read a whole article about choosing an attorney. Here are some points to help you find the best lawyer.
Will you speak to an attorney?
Yes, you will speak with an expert DUI Defense Lawyer. Also, you will have your email answered by an attorney. Call 813.222.2220. After hiring some other law firms, clients never get to speak to an actual attorney. Sadly, all of their dealings are with assistants and paralegals.
Is the lawyer an expert in Driving Under the Influence defense?
Driving Under the Influence charges instantly present unique legal issues. You need an attorney who knows what to do and when to do it. If you miss a filing deadline you will be paying the price. One deadline is only 10 days after being arrested. W.F. “Casey” Ebsary, Jr. has been a DUI Defense attorney for more than 20 years. Casey is a former DUI prosecutor. He knows DUI prosecution methods. So Casey knows the process inside and out. Now, he uses his knowledge so he can better defend DUI charges. Casey Ebsary is an expert in DUI defense. Since 1997, he has been recognized by his peers and The Florida Bar Legal Specialization and Education Department as Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer.
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FACT: Driving Under the Influence of Alcoholic Beverages, Chemical Substances or Controlled Substances Can Be Proven Two Ways. 316.193, F.S.
Under Florida law, D.U.I. is proven by
1. impairment of normal faculties or 2. unlawful blood alcohol or breath alcohol level of .08 or above.
The penalties upon conviction are the same, regardless of the manner in which the offense is proven. Source: Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
Can a driver be arrested for DUI even if they’re under the legal limit? Well it’s a fact that driving under the influence in Florida can be proven two ways; one way is that law enforcement and the prosecutors can prove that you were impaired — your normal faculties were not sufficient to drive an automobile safely. The other way is to establish that your breath result was over 0.08.
Because there were two ways to prove DUI in Florida, even if your under an 08, if the cop thinks you’re impaired you can be arrested and convicted for DUI under Florida’s very tough DUI law.
Former D.U.I. Prosecutor. Represents clients of Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, and Polk Counties. Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law. AV Rated by Lawyers.com (this is the highest rating). Licensed in Florida, Middle District, 11th Circuit. Law Office of W.F. ”Casey” Ebsary Jr Conveniently Located: Tampa, Florida, Tampa, FL 33606. Call (813) 222-2220 for a free case evaluation.
A certification from the U.S. District Court clerk that a judgment of restitution was entered against the defendant owing to the victim. If the defendant inherits, owns, or sells real property or holdings, these assets can then be attached at the state and local levels as well.
One who incites, aids, or abets a lawbreaker in the commission of a crime but is not present at the time of the crime. Also called accessory before the fact. One who aids a criminal after the commission of a crime, but was not present at the time of the crime. Also called accessory after the fact.
A legal finding that the criminal defendant has not been proven guilty of the charge beyond a reasonable doubt.
Includes all court proceedings, adjudication, and denial or enforcement by the court.
The considered decision or sensible conclusion of the court.
A formal, written, notarized, statement of facts, with a specific format that has been sworn to and signed by a deponent.
Solemnly declare that certain statements are true: confirm a lower court’s decision on appeal.
Ask the higher court to reverse the decision of a trial court after final judgment or other legal rulings.
Criminal proceeding where the defendant enters a plea.
An act which causes the victim to believe they are about to have physical harm. In Florida, assault a second-degree misdemeanor which is punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. Florida Statute Title XLVI Chapter 784 § 011(1) reads “intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent.”
Asset Forfeiture (or Attachment or Asset Seizure)
Confiscation of assets by the state. Typically applies to alleged proceeds or instruments of crime.
Assistant U.S. Attorney, AUSA
Prosecuting Attorney under the supervision of the Chief Federal Prosecutors (United States Attorneys)
A crime so serious that capital punishment is considered appropriate.
The penalty of death for the commission of a crime.
Any proceeding, action, cause, or lawsuit initiated through the court system by filing a complaint, petition, information, or indictment.
A formal, written accusation that a person violated a law.
The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
A lawyer who litigates relating to the rights of private individuals and legal proceedings concerning these rights as distinguished from criminal, military, or international regulations or proceedings.
Clerk of the Court
An officer of the court who is in charge of the court’s administrative work.
A formal accusation to the court that a person violated a law.
Concealed Weapon, CCW
A concealed weapon. Dangerous weapons so carried on the person as to be knowingly or willfully concealed from sight, This practice is forbidden by statute.
A postponement, for good cause, of a scheduled court event.
Prohibited or excluded by law or treaty; forbidden; as, contraband goods, or trade.
A judgment of guilt against a criminal defendant.
A lawyer that deals with crimes and their punishments.
The fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else. Larceny denotes a taking, by fraud or stealth, from another’s possession; embezzlement denotes an appropriation, by fraud or stealth, of property already in the wrong doer’s possession.
A method of catching in a trap. To lure into performing a previously or otherwise un-contemplated illegal act.
The documentary or oral statements and the material objects admissible as testimony in a court of law.
The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
A panel of citizens who hear evidence collected by the prosecutor or his or her agent and then decide whether the evidence is sufficient to believe that a defendant violated a certain law and that the defendant should be formally charged.
The decision of the court or jury in a criminal trial when the evidence shows “beyond a reasonable doubt” the defendant committed the crime.
The defendant’s answer (guilty or not guilty) in response to an alleged charge.
An arrangement where the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for some concession from the prosecutor. Also called a Plea Bargain.
Pre-Sentence Investigation Report
A formal, written report prepared by the Probation Department. It is always presented before the sentencing hearing. This report provides the judge with information about the defendant and the victim. The information includes the defendant’s background and the conviction. And it provides information about the emotional, financial, or physical impact the crime had on the victim.
An informal meeting between the prosecutor and the defense attorney to clarify issues and, where applicable, to attempt to work out a settlement before any further court filings and proceedings.
An informal discussion, before the trial, between the prosecutor or the defense attorney and witnesses to discuss their knowledge of the crime.
A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
A period of supervision by the court and a probation officer that allows the defendant to live in a community.
Probation Officer, P.O.
An officer who ensures that the defendant obeys all conditions of probation.
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