First Time With A DUI Charge

DUI Charge Changes Your Life

I don’t know anyone that wants to add the stress of a Driving Under the Influence DUI charge. All you want right now is to get back to your normal life. To do this, you have some important things to do straight away. If you are reading this, you have already gotten out of jail. That usually entails paying cash to the court or making arrangements with a bail bondsman.

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Your DUI charge has added Deadlines*, Legalese and Courtrooms to your life and your calendar. Now you need to hire a lawyer 813.222.2220 to take care of these things. You have a Hard Deadline of 10 days after your arrest date. If you haven’t requested an administrative hearing by then you will lose the privilege of driving for a whole year. This is completely separate from the criminal charge. You could be found Not Guilty criminally but because you missed that deadline you would still lose your license. You need an expert, quickly. W. F. “Casey” Ebsary, Jr has prosecuted and defended thousands of DUI cases. Since 1997, he has been a Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer. Casey knows the ins and outs of Driving Under the Influence charges. Let us help you 813.222.2220.

DUI Charge Procedure

Arrest. Booking & Bail. Arraignment. Preliminary Hearing. Pre Trial Motions. Plea Bargains. Trial. Sentencing.

The prosecution needs to prove the drunk driving charge.

Your next step may be to recover your car. Under Florida Statute Section 316.193(6)(d), it was probably impounded at the time of sentencing. The clerk of court will mail the car owner the name and number of its location. Normally, the state impounds cars at the time of sentencing. The judge can wave this if the car

belongs to someone else,
is the only family vehicle, or
is disabled by another arrangement.

Tampa Police Department Impound Lot 100 S 34th St, Tampa, FL 33605 (813) 242-5328
In Pinellas County most impound releases are at the Front Desk of the following two Sheriff’s Office locations:
The Sheriff’s Administration Building 10750 Ulmerton Rd, Largo, FL 33778
The Sheriff’s North District Station 737 Louden Ave, Dunedin, FL 34698
The Military Police on federal land (like MacDill Air Force Base) impound vehicles off-base with a private tow company. You can find the specific information on the DD Form 2506 (PDF).