Tampa First-Time DUI Defense Lawyer
A DUI arrest is a terrifying experience. For many people, this is their first and only encounter with law enforcement and our court/judicial system. Most people simply do not know what to do or what steps to take to ensure certain rights and privileges are maintained.
I urge you to take an important step toward protecting your rights if you are facing a first-time DUI. Call the law office of Jeff Keel, P.A. today at 813.629.2492 or contact me online for your free consultation.
First-time DUI? Did you know you must act within 10 days of your arrest to preserve your driving privilege? Driver's license suspension occurs immediately upon a DUI arrest―even for those with a first offense. With help from an experienced criminal defense attorney, you can challenge the license suspension. I represent clients in administrative hearings to help them keep their driver’s license.
First-time DUI? Did you know you must act within 10 days of your arrest to set your court date?
It is important to seek help from my firm as soon as possible after your arrest. I can help you set your court date and avoid a warrant being issued for your arrest. It is far easier for me to help you sooner rather than later. If you wait past the 10-day period, you may forfeit rights and privileges you would otherwise have had.
First-time DUI? An experienced defense attorney can help minimize the penalties.
I have been a DUI defense lawyer since 1995. In that time, I have handled over 3,500 DUI cases. Many of these involve felonies, misdemeanors and first time offenders. I strive to obtain the best possible outcome for each and every client. Often, the desired result involves reducing DUI charges to reckless driving charges. Consequences of a first time DUI conviction include the following:
- Fines of $500 - $2000
- License suspension of 6 months - 1 year
- Up to 12 months jail time
- Vehicle impoundment of at least 10 days
- Ignition interlock system if BAC is at .15 or above
- Up to 1 year probation
The law office of Jeff Keel, P.A. can protect your rights, your driving privileges and your future. Contact me online or call me at 813.629.2492 today to schedule your free consultation.