Many folks charged with DUI, ask their St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Attorney whether it is even worth challenging it. Unfortunately, this is a one of the most difficult questions posed to Tampa criminal defense attorneys. Every criminal defense lawyer yet meet or discuss your arrest with should tell you, they simply cannot guarantee results in cases. If a criminal attorney guarantees you results, this should really raise a lot of concerns. Whether to take a case to trial depends on a number of factors including, but not limited to the facts of case, the possible penalties, and arguably most importantly, how risk averse you are.
First, any St. Petersburg criminal defense attorney will tell you, there are some cases that are better to try than others. The facts of your arrest ultimately among other factors dictate the strength of your potential defense. Often time in crimes involving violence and or victims, the facts of your arrest may allow you to raise the infamous Stand Your Ground Defense. The facts of your case may warrant you to raise a more traditional self-defense argument. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your interrogation and the investigation by police, motions to suppress evidence or your statements may be available. The experience Florida criminal defense attorneys of Hackworth Law will thoroughly investigate the facts of your case and identify potential motions to suppress with you early in your case in an effort to limit your cost during litigation. Ultimately, it is impossible for the experience Tampa criminal defense attorneys of Hackworth Law to assess the strength of your defenses without you visiting our office for a free consultation.
Secondly, the possible penalties of your case will generally play a significant role as to whether one will plea or go trial.
Lastly, whether you should plea or fight your case will depend on your willingness to accept the risks of going to trial.
Our St. Petersburg criminal defense attorney will gladly walk you through your options with regards to your driving under the influence/DUI charge. Further, we offer free case consultations and aggressive representation!