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Tavares, FL DUI Lawyer

Adams & Luka

If you have been arrested and charged with DUI (driving under the influence) in Tavares, it is important to know that not only could you face jail time, fines, and a criminal record you will also have a very limited window of time in which to get your driver's license back - 10 days. At Adams & Luka, our DUI lawyers realize the embarrassment many people experience when charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, however we also know how a conviction can impact your life. It is possible to fight the charge, and we never recommend someone throw in the towel and plead guilty before obtaining legal guidance.

Challenging a DUI Case in Tavares

When you have been arrested for DUI, you may believe there is no sense in fighting the charge. This is especially true if you blew over 0.08 on a breathalyzer test, or failed field sobriety or blood tests. The fact is, it isn't unusual to win your case despite failing some or all of these tests. Equipment used in performing these tests isn't always properly calibrated; police may not have had reasonable suspicion to pull you over in the first place. Whether you pass or fail the standardized field sobriety test is based solely on the opinion of the officer administering the test. Many factors can be challenged!

You may believe it is best to accept a plea bargain in order to avoid the serious consequences you may face if found guilty at trial. While you may avoid jail time, this is not usually favorable for the defendant. By working with a highly qualified and experienced Tavares defense lawyer, it may be possible to have charges dismissed, or win the case in court so that you can avoid the penalties and sanctions that can turn your life upside down.

Penalties if Convicted of DUI in Lake County, FL

The penalties you may face if found guilty of driving under the influence depend on whether it is a first conviction or you have been convicted of DUI numerous times in the past.

A first conviction may result in up to six months in jail, 40 hours of community service, probation, and fines of up to $1,000. Your driver's license will be suspended for a minimum of 180 days.

A second conviction may result in up to nine months in jail, driver's license suspension for a minimum of 180 days but possibly as long as one year, and fines of up to $2,000.

A third conviction may result in up to one year in jail with a minimum 30 day jail sentence of which 48 consecutive hours must be served, driver's license revocation for a minimum of ten years, and fines of up to $5,000.

Felony DUI occurs on the fourth and subsequent convictions, or a third offense that occurs within 10 years of prior DUI convictions. Penalties may include a maximum of five years in prison, permanent revocation of your driver's license, and a minimum fine of $2,000.

Contact Adams & Luka Now for a Free Consultation

As you can see, the punishment for a DUI conviction in Tavares is severe. However, never assume that there is no way to fight the charge or win your case. As seasoned DUI defense attorneys with decades of experience, we will put our skill, knowledge, and dedicated approach to work for you. Contact Adams & Luka now for a free consultation regarding your DUI case at 407-872-0307.

Client Reviews

I would like thank my attorney Thomas Luka. I knew from the beginning I had the right guy in my corner. While celebrating with family and friends at a Public Park in Seminole County, a fight broke out among various people. Myself, and a good friend, broke up the fight and the instigators left. Six months later, I was wrongly accused as the person who started the fight. The first attorney I hired could not even get a response from the State Attorney handling the case. Someone referred me to Tom and I felt comfortable at his demeanor and reactions.

After conversations with Tom, who knew I would settle for nothing less than a FULL DISMISSAL due to my innocence, I hired him. His firm of Adams and Luka did the due diligence by interviewing witnesses and the police who were on the scene, as well as starting a dialogue with the State Attorney. After gathering statements from witnesses, Tom was able to present a strong argument on my behalf to the State Attorney on why the case should be dismissed. If the State Attorney was not willing to dismiss the case, Tom was ready to take the case to trial.

The result by Thomas Luka: Case Dismissed.

I am 53 years old with a spotless record and glad to keep it that way thanks to the time, effort, hard work, and professionalism of the Adams and Luka and Tom Luka.

Earl from Mesquite
Thomas Luka left a life-long great impression of lawyers. He was always professional, on time, and answered things honestly. From the start and during the 14 months it went on - Tom was very upfront and honest with me about the possible outcomes. The result was better than I had hoped for. Tom really over-delivered. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Marcela Giorgi
Adams and Luka were very professional and savvy in the courtroom. When you're in court with Mr. Luka you will think you have the best attorney there. I recommend this law firm. Pioneer Tech
Rich Adams is an outstanding criminal attorney. I have had the opportunity to refer several friends and clients to his practice for handling of criminal matters, and on every occasion he has produced an excellent result. Rich practices with attention to detail, a thorough knowledge of the law, and a passion to defend his clients. I will continue to refer clients to Rich Adams, and would strongly recommend him for your legal needs. Brian Pink