With Hillsborough County ranked as one of the highest charging DUI counties in the state of Florida, Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer Lori D. Palmieri addresses what you should know about a DUI and the investigation process.
In this video hosted on the Palmieri Law YouTube channel, Palmieri generally states that if an impaired driver is pulled over for DUI questioning, they are going to jail. What people may not know is that the decisions they make during the investigation are very critical.
“By submitting to a field sobriety test, you are giving the State of Florida evidence of your impairment. By submitting to a breath test, you are giving the State of Florida the ability to prove a DUI against you with a blood alcohol or breath alcohol of over 0.8.”
There are different possible outcomes when facing a DUI depending on the county court and the administrative court. The county court charges could include probation, the payment of fees and fines, attendance in DUI school, the installation of an ignition interlock device in your car and county jail time. When dealing with administrative court it is possible that the State of Florida will suspend your driving privilege.