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DUI Arrests in Tampa, Florida

An arrest for drunk driving may be a traumatic and embarrassing experience. You may have been leaving a bar or a restaurant after dinner with some friends or family. Suddenly, you see flashing lights behind you - a police officer is pulling you over to the side of the road. The process of a DUI arrest in Tampa, Florida may go as follows:

  1. The officer pulls you over to the side of the road and asks for license and registration.
  2. The officer will observe you for signs of intoxication, such as bloodshot eyes or slurred speech.
  3. The officer may ask you where you were, how much you had to drink, etc. to gather more information.
  4. The officer may ask you to step out of the vehicle and perform field sobriety tests.
  5. You may be asked to perform other field sobriety tests to gauge your balance, coordination and ability to follow instructions, which is considered to be a sign of impairment due to alcohol or drug use.
  6. Depending on performance on field sobriety tests, the officer may then make an arrest for DUI.
  7. After your actual arrest you may be taken to the police station, where you will be asked to submit to a breath test or blood test to determine your blood alcohol concentration.
  8. Depending on your blood alcohol test results, the officer's observations, and performance on field sobriety tests, you may face DUI charges.

Arrested for drunk driving? Talk to an attorney about your options!

Although it may seem as though your chances of avoiding a DUI conviction are severely limited in the presence of evidence collected from field sobriety or blood testing, an experienced Tampa DUI attorney will understand how to approach your case in order to challenge every single aspect of your arrest and these tests. Learn more about how we can help you in the wake of a DUI arrest by contacting a Tampa DUI lawyer today!

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