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Tampa DUI Defendant’s Charges Dismissed

07-24-2009 11:43 AM CET | Politics, Law & Society

Press release from: Mayberry Rich

The Hillsborough County State Attorney’s office dismissed all charges against a Tampa defendant charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), on the grounds that the officer who originally pulled over the defendant did not have a legally sufficient reason to do so. The defendant had retained Tampa DUI attorney Jeff Rich of Mayberry/Rich, criminal defense firm in Tampa, FL, as his attorney.

The defendant was originally pulled over for speeding, and once pulled over was asked to perform a field sobriety test, which he failed. He was then arrested for DUI, after the officer ran a background check and learned that the defendant already had been charged with two DUIs in the past five years. This would have been the defendant’s third DUI in five years, which would have carried serious penalties. Under Florida Law there is a minimum of 30 days jail the defendant must serve if convicted of a third DUI in ten years, along with other substantial sanctions and fines.

After posting bond and being released from jail, the defendant retained Attorney Jeff Rich of Tampa DUI Defense Firm Mayberry/Rich. After reviewing the evidence, Attorney Rich determined that the officer who placed the defendant under arrest did not have a valid reason to stop the defendant. Attorney Rich filed a motion to suppress and set it for a hearing. On the morning of the motion hearing the State Attorney’s office chose not to challenge the motion, and dismissed all charges against the defendant.

“If you are charged with a DUI, it can result in a substantial fine, as well as significant limitations on your liberties,” said DUI attorney Jeff Rich. “With this client’s previous criminal record, he would have faced jail time if he’d been convicted of driving under the influence. If you’ve been charged with a DUI, it is absolutely crucial to retain a DUI lawyer who will defend your rights and do everything possible to get you the best outcome,” said Rich.

For more information about Mayberry/Rich Tampa DUI attorneys or for a free consultation on your case, call 813-251-3330 or visit www.mayberryrich.com. For candid legal discussion and advice from the Tampa criminal lawyers at Mayberry/Rich, visit their blog at blog.mayberryrich.com.

Mayberry/Rich is a full service criminal defense and personal injury law firm serving clients in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and all of the surrounding Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Polk County areas. Partners Jason Mayberry and Jeff Rich specialize in personalized, aggressive criminal defense in the areas of DUI and traffic law, felony and misdemeanor defense, and more. Mayberry/Rich also specializes in personal injury law. For more information on Mayberry/Rich criminal defense or DUI defense services, or for a free consultation, call 813-251-3330 or visit www.mayberryrich.com.

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Tampa, FL 33606
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