Tim Armstrong is a career defense attorney who isn’t afraid to fight for his clients’ rights. If going to trial and challenging the system head-on is what it takes to win your case, that is what Tim will do. No case is too ordinary or too complex. You deserve a just outcome regardless of the facts at hand. If you have been charged with DUI, your freedom, finances, and future may all be at stake. We’re here to help.
The Law Offices of Timothy Armstrong, P.A. provides experienced and aggressive representation for individuals charged with:
Even for a routine first-time offense, the criminal penalties and practical implications of a DUI conviction can be severe. First-time offenders with a blood alcohol level between 0.08 and 0.15 face an initial administrative suspension of their driver’s license and a possible additional criminal suspension if found guilty at trial. The administrative suspension is automatic unless you request a hearing within ten days of your arrest. If you contact us in time, we can request this hearing for you and fight to protect your license while your charges are pending.
In addition to losing your license, you will face a minimum $500 fine (this quickly rises into the thousands for more-serious offenses), be required to pay for and attend DUI school, be ordered to perform up to 50 hours of community service, be subject to one year of probation, and have your car impounded. If your blood alcohol level was over 0.15, you are also looking at up to nine months in jail, substance abuse training (also at your expense), and mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle.
On top of all of this, your insurance rates will increase dramatically if you are convicted of DUI. Plus, you may be required to report your conviction to your current employer, and you may have to disclose your conviction when you apply for new jobs in the future.
Remember, this is all just for a standard first-time offense. If this is your second or third DUI, or if you were driving with a minor or caused an accident, the penalties can be much more severe.
Now that you know what’s at stake, you can see why it is absolutely crucial to have an experienced attorney on your side. If you don’t know the law, don’t know your rights, and don’t know how to use them to your favor, you can pretty much guess how your case is going to go.
But, the truth of the matter is that there are numerous ways to fight DUI charges in Florida. Tim Armstrong has helped many clients obtain reduced sentences and avoid conviction entirely by asserting defenses such as:
You weren’t actually driving under the influence (e.g., post-driving alcohol absorption). Regardless of the facts surrounding your arrest, you can trust Tim Armstrong above anyone else to fight for the best possible outcome in your case.
If you’ve been charged with DUI, it is important to act quickly. You can count on The Law Offices of Timothy Armstrong, P.A. to take aggressive action and fight for the verdict you deserve. To start fighting back, contact us today by calling or filling out our online contact form and we will be in touch within 24 hours.