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Tampa And Tallahassee DUI Defense

In Florida, a person may be guilty of driving under the influence if law enforcement observes them driving or in actual physical control of a vehicle while their normal faculties are impaired by alcohol or certain controlled substances. At first glance, it may seem like a straightforward criminal charge, but DUI charges are one of the most complex offenses the state has the burden of proving. Most people are unaware of the fact that it’s possible to be arrested, charged and convicted of a DUI without having driven at all. That’s why it is vitally important for anyone who has been arrested or charged with drunk driving in Tampa to immediately contact an experienced DUI defense lawyer who knows how to navigate the charge of driving under the influence.

At Rashad Green Firm, P.A., attorney Rashad Green is experienced in DUI defense in Tampa and the greater Tampa bay area, and is trained to identify defenses and legal issues that may result in the dismissal of the charge. He routinely challenges legal issues commonly associated with driving under the influence, including but not limited to:

  • Actual physical control of operable vehicles versus inoperable vehicles
  • Legally defining “Under the Influence,” “Alcoholic Beverages,” “Normal Faculties” and “Impairment”
  • Proof required for certain qualifying controlled substances
  • Circumstances where a person is presumed impaired versus when a person is not presumed impaired
  • Legal standards for stopping a person’s vehicle
  • Stops based on criminal traffic infractions versus non-criminal traffic infractions
  • Stops based on law enforcements observation of unusual driving patterns
  • Stops made outside the legal jurisdiction of the arresting law enforcement agency
  • Stops made pursuant to the observations of third parties
  • Stops occurring as a result of DUI checkpoints
  • Car crashes where alcohol is believed to be a factor
  • Statements made by DUI suspect during the DUI investigation
  • Legal standards for detaining DUI suspects in order to perform a DUI investigation
  • When field sobriety tests may be compelled by law enforcement
  • When a DUI suspect may refuse to perform field sobriety exercises
  • Probable cause necessary to legally arrest a person after a DUI investigation
  • Lost or destroyed evidence, including video evidence of a person’s performance on field sobriety exercises
  • Ensuring the accuracy of breath test results from the Intoxilyzer 8000
  • Identifying proper procedures for the use, storage and maintenance of the Intoxilyzer 8000
  • Ensuring proper calibration requirements for the Intoxilyzer 8000
  • Proper administration of the breath test, including ensuring the proper volume of breath needed to obtain an accurate breath test result was achieved
  • Challenging improper modifications to the Intoxilyzer 8000

Contact Rashad Green Firm, P.A., immediately at 813-521-8006, to reach our Tampa office, or 850-669-1500, to reach our Tallahassee office, if you or someone you know has been charged or arrested for drunk driving in Tallahassee, Tampa, or surrounding areas.