DUI Accidents

Dedicated Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney Aggressively Representing Clients Facing Felony Motor Vehicle Offenses

If you’ve been involved in a DUI accident in Tampa, the consequences can be overwhelming. Navigating the legal complexities requires skill and understanding. At the Mayberry Law Firm, our experienced Tampa DUI defense attorney has extensive experience developing strong defense strategies for those accused of causing DUI-related accidents. At the Mayberry Law Firm, we understand the gravity of your situation, and we are committed to guiding you through the process with empathy while aggressively pursuing the best possible result in your case. Our clients routinely call upon us to handle their high-stakes DUI cases because they know we’re capable of achieving the result they are looking for.

DUI Accidents in Tampa

In Florida, DUI charges involve operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (“BAC”) of 0.08% or higher or while under the influence of drugs. You can even be charged with a DUI if your BAC was lower than .08, if the alcohol you consumed affected your ability to drive. DUI cases are always serious; however, they can become much more severe if there was an accident, especially if someone else was seriously injured or killed in the accident.

DUI accidents are taken very seriously in Tampa due to the number of people hurt or killed in these collisions. In fact, Hillsborough County sees more DUI accidents than any other county in Florida, with an average of roughly 250 collisions per year resulting in at least one injury and between 20 to 30 accidents resulting in a fatality.

As your Tampa defense attorney, our role is to delve into the specifics of your case, examining everything from the BAC testing procedures to the circumstances of the accident and everything in between. By thoroughly analyzing the evidence, we can identify any procedural errors or legal defenses that could be pivotal in your case.

What Is the Penalty for a DUI Accident in Tampa?

The consequences of a DUI accident in Tampa can be severe. Penalties may include hefty fines, license suspension, or even jail time. For example, a DUI accident resulting in property damage or minor injuries is considered a misdemeanor of the first degree and is punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and one year in jail. However, if the accident caused another to suffer serious bodily injury, the offense becomes a felony of the third degree, which carries up to five years in jail and a fine of up to $5,000. Finally, in the event of a fatal DUI accident, you’ll be charged with a felony of the second degree, carrying a maximum sentence of up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Keep in mind these penalties are in addition to any other penalties related to the underlying DUI conviction. In other words, driving under the influence and causing a DUI accident are two distinct crimes that are punished separately.

Reviewing the penalties for a DUI accident, it’s clear that these charges not only carry legal penalties but also collateral consequences that will have a lasting impact on your personal and professional life. Understanding these stakes, the Mayberry Law Firm is dedicated to providing you with a defense that focuses on minimizing the consequences as early as possible.

Were You Arrested and Charged for a Tampa DUI Car Accident?

If you were recently arrested and charged with a DUI after getting into an accident, your next move should be to reach out to an experienced Tampa DUI accident lawyer to get started working on your defense. At the Mayberry Law Firm, we take an aggressive approach to investigating, negotiating and litigating DUI cases, focusing on mitigating your exposure as early as possible. With our help, you can rest assured that your case—and your future—are in good hands. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation today, call Attorney Mayberry at (813) 444-7435. You can also connect with us through our secure online contact form.

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