Being charged with a DUI will result in severe financial penalties both direct and indirect. In addition to the cost of arrest, you may lose your driver’s license if your attorney is unable to overturn your driver’s license suspension. An inability to drive could result in job loss, have implications in custodial arrangements, and generally affects your ability to function given the layout of our Tampa Bay area community. If jail time is statutorily mandated or your plea requires it, you will could lose your job, your home, and the ability to care for your dependents. Generally this “worst case scenario” is avoidable if you make sure to hire an attorney skilled in charge bargaining and negotiation with the State Attorney’s Office. If you find yourself in this situation, you need to hire a Clearwater DUI attorney.
The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you, the better your potential for favorable outcome. As with any DUI, time is of the essence with respect to challenging your administrative driver’s license suspension. By challenging your suspension within 10 days, you can in most cases buy yourself 42 days of necessities driving time in order to shore up your affairs. Should you waive this challenge you will immediately enter a period of “hard time,” time where you cannot drive for any purpose. As you can imagine the inability to drive is devastating financially. Clearwater DUI lawyer, Jason Mayberry, has been interviewed by thestreet.com, seeking his expert advice on the financial implications of a DUI.
Due to the serious nature of this offense and the financial implications inherent to a DUI, you should speak to an attorney immediately. If you have been charged with a DUI in Tampa, Clearwater, or St. Petersburg, a Clearwater DUI attorney can help with your case in addition to helping you avoid a financial crisis. Contact the Clearwater and Tampa DUI attorneys at The Mayberry Law Firm today at 727-771-3847 or 813-444-7435. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.