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When Do I Actually Need a DUI Lawyer?

A better question is: when wouldn't you need an attorney after a DUI arrest? Even if you are convinced you should just plead guilty, you still need to be aware of what your other legal options are: a vital decision that you can discuss in a consultation with an experienced defender.

Even if you are going to plead guilty after all, an attorney could still broker a good plea bargain, one that lands you with a lesser sentence. For instance, instead of having a DUI conviction on your record and spending a year in jail, a DUI lawyer might be able to get your charge reduced to a "wet reckless" charge, one with a maximum sentence of 90 days, and a potential minimum sentence of an only $25 fine. There are obvious benefits to having experience and skill on your side in such a difficult situation. Then there are some complex situations that should never be faced one one's own.

Then there are times when you would always need a DUI attorney, such as a:

  • Second or subsequent DUI charge
  • Blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.12 or higher
  • DUI accident

If you have a prior DUI conviction, if you need to know if a plea deal is possible, or if you are faced with severe charges, this is not a time that you can afford to be without trusted legal counsel. At the very least, you should take advantage of a free consultation with a defense lawyer, which our Tampa criminal defense firm offers.

When you need tough defense, you can rely on Thomas & Paulk, P.A. With two decades of experience and a history of successful case results, our Tampa DUI attorneys have the proven skill you need. Call us to schedule your free case review today!

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