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Tampa DUI Lawyers – Tampa DUI Attorneys



Make no mistake about it, you cannot defend these Tampa DUI charges on your own. The Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office located in Tampa, Florida will make every effort to see that you receive the maximum penalty for your charges, regardless if it is your first offense. If you choose to resolve your case on your own without an attorney, the ramifications of a DUI conviction will go far beyond your feeling that you just want the case to “go away.” Your life, and that of the people around you, will be dramatically different if a conviction is made without giving us anbest Tampa DUI attorneyopportunity to review the facts of your case and fight the charges.We have attorneys that have zealously represented hundreds of DUI clients charged with DUI in Tampa, Florida and spent many years dedicating ourselves to DUI defense throughout Hillsborough County. Our experienced Tampa Lawyers have integrity in the legal community and a relationship with the prosecutors and judges, which could make the difference on your case. We have the resources, the manpower and the aptitude to challenge your DUI charge and push the case to trial, if necessary.

Florida Law & Possible DUI PENALTIES

Under Florida law, a person is guilty of the offense of Driving Under the Influence in Tampa, Florida if the person is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or chemical substances when affected to the extent their normal faculties are impaired and the person has a breath alcohol content over .08. “Chemical substances” may include illegal substances such as marijuana, prescription medication or cocaine. Evidence of impairment of a person’s normal faculties include a slower reaction time, speeding, weaving, driving too slow, slurred speech, glassy eyes and difficulty with balance.Penalties under Florida law for a conviction of DUI in Tampa, Florida are considered to be one of the toughest in the country. Resolving the case on your own could subject you to sanctions including jail, a license suspension, probation, fines, court costs, counseling, substance abuse classes, vehicle impound and more.Possible DUI Penalties and life changing experiences include the following:

  • Fines of up to $5,000
  • License Suspension or Revocation
  • Vehicle Impound
  • Probation (up to 5 years)
  • Jail time (30 days – 5 years)
  • Court ordered ignition interlock device

Our goal at Finebloom & Haenel, P.A. while representing your TAMPA DUI charge is to prevent you from being subjected to any of these sanctions, or at the very least, work hard to minimize them. Our opportunity to minimize the effect of these sanctions is dependant on you giving us the opportunity to represent you on your DUI charge. Once we review the facts of your case, including the police report, there may be a legal reason to suppress some or all of the evidence against you. Without evidence, the State Attorney may have a difficult time proving that you were DUI.Contact us today!! Our lawyers and support staff are committed to our clients and want you to get the best result possible.

Driving Under the Influence in Tampa

It is impossible to drive a mile in Tampa, Florida without seeing a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Deputy, a Tampa Police Officer or a Trooper from the Florida Highway Patrol. In fact, the Hillsborough County Sheriff actively targets DUI arrests and releases a monthly ‘target area’ spreadsheet. Typically, more than 50% of the arrests on any given day released by the Hillsborough County Sheriff are for DUI related charges. Quite simply, police officers in Tampa are “hunting” for impaired drivers, many of whom may not be impaired at all.To be qualified as a ‘DUI Officer,’ police personnel must undergo extensive training on (1) patterns of driving which indicate possible impairment; (2) visual clues of intoxication; and (3) proper procedure for Field Sobriety Exercises. It is imperative to retain a lawyer that is familiar with this police training and has extensive knowledge about what the officer can and can not do. Our attorneys have the years of experience and the resources to evaluate whether the stopping officer in your case performed according to the proper procedure and with the legal parameters.To learn more about our TAMPA DUI DEFENSE LAW FIRMand understand the various aspects of a DUI case, please click through our website sections below:

  • Initial Police Contact
  • Field Sobriety Tests
  • Intoxilyzer Machine
  • DHSMV Hearings
  • DUI Process
  • Frequent Questions about DUI
  • Helpful Links
  • Track Your Case


If you have been arrested for DUI in Tampa, Florida or any the following areas:

Valrico, Plant City, Brandon, Lithia, East Tampa, South Tampa, Hyde Park, Apollo Beach, Palm River, Ruskin, Seffner, West Chase, Ybor City, Temple Terrace, Sun City Center, Gibsonton, Palma Ceia, Riverview, or Lutz be sure to contact one of our Tampa DUI attorneys immediately. At Finebloom & Haenel, we offer a free consultation to discuss your specific case.

Arrested for a Tampa, Florida DUI? Contact our law offices immediately.


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