Arcadia, Florida DUI Lawyers

John Patrick Musca
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Aggressive DUI Defense; Over 150 Combined Yrs Experience

Mr. Musca is a passionate, aggressive and nationally-renowned criminal defense attorney who represents clients on all criminal defense matters in the State of Florida. He completed his undergraduate studies at Boston... Read More »
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Robson Powers
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North Port, FL DUI Lawyer with 7 years experience
(941) 429-1100 2567 N. Toledo Blade Blvd.
Suite 2
North Port, FL 34289
Free ConsultationDUI, Appeals, Criminal and Personal Injury
Stetson University College of Law
North Port Attorney Robson Powers is a graduate of Stetson University College of Law. While at Stetson Law School, Mr. Powers worked with judges, professors, and other students in the Juvenile Justice Initiative, a pro bono initiative at Stetson that inspires law students to reach out to educate juveniles and the community about the harsh consequences of the criminal punishment system. His Pro Bono efforts were recognized by Stetson and he was awarded the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award, this award recognizes those students who perform twice the number of Pro Bono service hours required for graduation. Prior...
John Peter Rutkowski
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Port Charlotte, FL DUI Lawyer with 24 years experience
(941) 257-5003 18245 Paulson Drive
Port Charlotte, FL 33954
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am a small law firm helping good people in bad times, dedicating our time, personal attention, and expertise to our clients. I am responsive to client questions and concerns returning telephone calls in a timely manner and keeping clients up to date on the progress of their case. The firm is focused on all aspects Criminal Defense, Criminal Appeals, DUI, BUI, Traffic Offenses, Juvenile Law and domestic violence, with an unwavering dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. I am a retired deputy sheriff and former assistant state attorney who is able to work with...
Scot Dale Goldberg
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Fort Myers, FL DUI Lawyer with 24 years experience
(888) 461-2919 1533 Hendry St
Suite 200
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Nursing Home and Personal Injury
• Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Juris Doctor, 1995
I'm a proud native of Fort Myers, Florida, and my local roots here have helped me plan my career as a lawyer in this community. Since a very young age, I've always had a passion for helping people, especially when they are in trouble, either hurt in an accident that wasn't their fault, or some other problem that requires legal help.

I decided to dedicate my career to the practice of personal injury law, and to defending people who have been arrested for or accused of a crime. That's where I felt I could do the most good. The...
Andrew Fritsch
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Punta Gorda, FL DUI Lawyer with 23 years experience
(941) 205-2505 315 E. Olympia Ave.
Suite 242
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Dayton
With more than 15 years of experience in criminal law, as well as experience as a prosecutor, I am able to offer innovative criminal defense representation. If you have been arrested and charged with an offense, then contact my firm immediately for a free case evaluation.
Steven Leskovich
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Punta Gorda, FL DUI Attorney with 20 years experience
(941) 575-5100 265 East Marion Avenue
Suite 112
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
DUI, Criminal, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
When you come to the law office of Leskovich Law Group, P.A. you can rest assured in the help you can receive from a criminal defense attorney. Criminal charges of any kind are extremely serious and should never be treated lightly. If you have been accused of committing a crime of any kind, it is imperative that you take action and obtain the aggressive defense you need. Attorney Steven S. Leskovich, Esq., attended Kent State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. He later attended the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he earned his law degree....
Mr. Pine Scott Price
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Punta Gorda, FL DUI Lawyer with 26 years experience
(941) 764-8282 203 Wood St.
In the Camille Plaza across from the Justice Ctr
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
DUI, Appeals, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
Leonard Johnson
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Punta Gorda, FL DUI Attorney with 38 years experience
(941) 575-6606 126 E Olympia Ave
Suite 300
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
DUI, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Punta Gorda, FL DUI Attorney with 37 years experience
(941) 639-2171 223 Taylor St
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
DUI, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Personal Injury
Punta Gorda, FL DUI Lawyer with 36 years experience
(941) 639-5746 126 E Olympia Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
DUI, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Punta Gorda, FL DUI Attorney with 24 years experience
(941) 639-4777 126 E Olympia Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
DUI, Criminal and Personal Injury
Punta Gorda, FL DUI Attorney with 38 years experience
(941) 505-4334 126 E Olympia Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
DUI, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Port Charlotte, FL DUI Attorney with 45 years experience
(941) 743-2990 17843 Murdock Cir
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
DUI, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Port Charlotte, FL DUI Attorney with 19 years experience
(941) 743-0101 1475 Collingswood Blvd
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
DUI, Criminal and Social Security Disability
Punta Gorda, FL DUI Attorney with 33 years experience
(941) 639-6401 126 E Olympia Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
DUI and Criminal
Port Charlotte, FL DUI Lawyer with 42 years experience
(941) 625-6801 3701 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
DUI and Criminal
Thomas Hudson
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(941) 358-5400 7780 Westmoreland Dr
at U.S. 41
Sarasota, FL 34243
Free ConsultationSarasota, FL DUI Attorney with 39 years experience
DUI and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Tom Hudson is a board-certified specialist in DUI Defense, one of only four lawyers in Florida with that designation. He is nationally known as an expert in DUI law, and has lectured to other lawyers, paralegals and laymen for over twenty years. In July, 2019, he was a featured speaker at the Summer Session of the National College for DUI Defense, held at Harvard Law School

As a personal injury lawyer, he is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group restricted to lawyers who have attained success in major civil litigation.
Robert Andretz
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Sarasota, FL DUI Lawyer with 16 years experience
(248) 644-6326 1834 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
DUI, Criminal, Health Care and White Collar Crime
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Rob Andretz is passionate about helping his clients. Rob has had the honor and privilege of being licensed to practice law since 2003, and he is happy to put his education and experience in the fields of law, biology, and psychology to work for health professionals in need of his help. Rob enjoys being able to be a light in the darkness for those who are facing some of the toughest challenges of their lives.

Rob primarily devotes his time to helping health professionals accused of violating state and federal laws in criminal cases in state and federal courts throughout the...
Ajay Pallegar
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(941) 893-5816 3906 Mockingbird Hill
Sarasota, FL 34231
Free ConsultationSarasota, FL DUI Lawyer with 13 years experience
DUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Stetson University College of Law
Tampa Bay Criminal Defense and DUI Attorney Ajay Pallegar -
Former State Prosecutor with over 50 criminal jury trials, 50 bench trials, and extensive DUI training and experience.

Mr. Pallegar is a graduate from the University of South Florida and Stetson University College of Law. He is a Former Pinellas County Assistant State Attorney and has over tried over 100 criminal trials to verdict. As a prosecutor, he received specialized training in domestic violence cases by being appointed to the domestic violence division of the Pinellas County State Attorneys Office, specifically battery, assault and domestic violence injunctions. Mr. Pallegar has also...
James Feuerstein
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Port Charlotte, FL DUI Lawyer with 32 years experience
(941) 840-5270 18245 Paulson Dr
Suite 130
Port Charlotte, FL 33954
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Stetson University
James Feuerstein is a former prosecutor with decades of experience. We provide counsel for clients accused of all types of crimes. When you need top Tavares, FL Criminal Attorneys, rely on him.
Anthony Gerald Ryan
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Lakeview Office Park, 411 Commercial CT, Suite F
Venice, FL 34292
Free ConsultationVenice, FL DUI Attorney with 21 years experience
DUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of Miami School of Law
Anthony G. Ryan provides aggressive criminal defese in State and Federal Courts throughout the state of Florida. He is a board certified criminal trial attorney with over twelve years of experience. Call him today: 941-954-7132
James A. Fowler Jr.
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Sarasota, FL DUI Lawyer with 12 years experience
(941) 404-8909 2075 Main Street, Suite 38
Sarasota, FL 34237
DUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Florida Coastal School of Law
Respect. Reputation. Protection! James A. Fowler Jr. is the co-founder and managing partner of Fowler Law Group. James draws upon his diverse criminal law experiences to defend adults and juveniles involved in all types of criminal law matters, including federal and state crimes, DUI offenses, driver’s license suspensions and traffic cases. He is a native of Sarasota County and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida.
Stephen Mathew Whyte
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Sarasota, FL DUI Attorney with 21 years experience
240 South Pineapple Avenue
6th Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Stetson University College of Law
Born in Kentucky and raised in Ohio, Matt graduated Magna Cum Laude and with University Honors from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. in Business Administration (Marketing). He received his law degree, Cum Laude, and his Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Stetson University. While in law school, Matt completed internships with the Chief Judge for the US District Court, Middle District of Florida, the US Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, and the 12th Judicial Circuit's Office of the State Attorney in Florida. Matt also earned Book Awards in Evidence, Criminal Procedure II,...
Daniel Cavanaugh
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Fort Myers, FL DUI Attorney with 23 years experience
(239) 449-8585 4461 Camino Real Way
Fort Myers, FL 33966
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal and Personal Injury
Daniel M. Cavanaugh has been a successful trial attorney for over 20 years. He grew up in West Springfield, Massachusetts and moved to Naples in 1997 where he started his legal career. He has been recognized for his trial skills as the recipient of multiple awards including Attorney of the Year at the State Attorneys Office in Fort Myers. Daniel M. Cavanaugh has received the highest possible rating by his peers by being rated AV Preeminent®.

Criminal Defense
Mr. Cavanaugh has recognized the need for alternatives to traditional punishment. In Vermont, he established a mental health diversion program and represented the state...
Brian Max Monk
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Sebring, FL DUI Lawyer with 14 years experience
(866) 494-2312 329 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
University of Florida
Attorney Brian Monk has lived in the Central Florida area nearly his entire life. In 2000, he graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Business Management and a B.A. in Political Science. Thereafter, Brian earned a Law degree, a Master’s of Education degree and Specialist degree in counseling from the University of Florida. While in law school, Brian earned a Certificate in Family Law and was named a Fellow of the UF Law Center on Children and Families. Following law school, Brian worked as an Assistant State Attorney in Ocala, Florida, prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases...
Preston J.  Scheiner
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(800) 646-1210 4020 Evans Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Free ConsultationFort Myers, FL DUI Lawyer with 13 years experience
DUI, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
University of Miami School of Law
Preston J. Scheiner joined Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured as a trial attorney in 2007. Today, Preston Scheiner works side-by-side with his father Bruce L. Scheiner, where he aspires to continue the firm's legacy of compassionate and dedicated service to clients who have been injured by the carelessness or recklessness of others.

Preston Scheiner has been recognized for his trial and negotiating skills and has brought numerous cases to resolution through mediation and trial on behalf of the firm and its clients. He is licensed to practice law in all state courts in Florida, as well as...
Colleen Glenn
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Sarasota, FL DUI Lawyer with 16 years experience
(941) 357-1775 2063 Main Street
Suite 101
Sarasota, FL 34237
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Florida State University College of Law and Florida State University College of Law
What happens to you after an arrest largely depends on the quality of your attorney. Your life can change the instant you are arrested for a criminal offense. An arrest can lead to conviction and, with that, a multitude of implications and consequences that affect every area of your life, from housing and employment to family, finances and relationships. You need an aggressive, experienced, creative attorney. Colleen M. Glenn has dedicated her legal career to defending those individuals accused of crimes. At The Law Offices of Colleen M. Glenn, P.A., we understand the impact an arrest can make in your life...
Lauren Ashley Leikam
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Sarasota, FL DUI Attorney with 9 years experience
(941) 893-3449 6841 Energy Court
Sarasota, FL 34240
DUI, Administrative, Health Care and Medical Malpractice
Florida State University College of Law
Lauren Leikam is a professional license defense attorney and a former prosecutor for the Florida Department of Health. She has many years of experience prosecuting health professionals and knows all too well the impact a disciplinary action can have on a health professional’s career. Lauren now dedicates her career to the defense of health professionals. While her primary location is the Sarasota office, Lauren travels across the state of Florida helping health professionals protect their licenses.

In 2009, Lauren dove into her practice of administrative law when she became a Special Deputy Hearing Officer for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity....
Jose Luis Calvo
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Fort Myers, FL DUI Attorney with 18 years experience
(239) 332-5501 1534 Jackson Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
DUI, Criminal, Divorce and Family
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
Our firm has extensive experience in both state and federal courts, and we are admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor, a felony, or a federal crime, we will aggressively defend your case. With a former prosecutor and a board certified criminal trial expert at our firm, it is clear why we have earned a reputation for our strong trial work. Additionally, the firm takes a special interest in assisting minor clients facing juvenile charges. We firmly believe in protecting the futures' of our...
Steven George Lavely
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Bradenton, FL DUI Lawyer with 35 years experience
(941) 747-7994 527 Manatee Ave. East
Bradenton, FL 34208
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of Miami School of Law
Bradenton personal injury attorney Steven G. Lavely is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer who is considered a specialist in civil trial law. Less than two-percent of Florida lawyers can claim this distinction. He is also one of the less than five-percent of Florida lawyers named a Florida Super Lawyer. Mr. Lavely is rated the highest possible rating on AVVO—a 10 out of 10—and is a proud member of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America.

“I am very proud of the honors and distinctions I have achieved, as they are either earned from advanced testing by independent agencies...
Benjamin A. A. Russell
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Fort Myers, FL DUI Attorney with 14 years experience
(800) 646-1210 4020 Evans Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Free ConsultationDUI, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
University of Miami School of Law
Benjamin A.A. Russell joined the Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, as a trial attorney in March 2011. Prior to joining Associates & Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, Benjamin was an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County where he prosecuted numerous cases in both jury and bench trials and was a Division Chief in Juvenile Circuit Court where he trained other Assistant State Attorneys for felony jury trials and represented the State of Florida in Juvenile Drug Court. After fighting for justice in the courts of Miami, Benjamin and his wife Jaime moved to Tupelo,...
Robert Siddall
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Port Charlotte, FL DUI Attorney with 8 years experience
(941) 840-5270 18245 Paulson Dr
Suite 130
Port Charlotte, FL 33954
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal and Juvenile
University of Arkansas - Little Rock
Attorney Siddall has dedicated his entire career to the practice of Criminal Law. He started with the State Attorney’s office where he handled thousands of criminal cases and was lead counsel in dozens of trials with an excellent success rate.

Before joining the Musca Law Firm, Robert defended clients with a huge range of charges, from DUI and drug crimes, all the way up to Capital and Life Felony cases. Even before graduating law school, Robert was preparing for Criminal Law, interning for two federal judges, the Arkansas Attorney General’s office, and the US Attorney’s office.

Attorney Siddall graduated...
Hillary Leigh Johnson
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Sarasota, FL DUI Lawyer with 7 years experience
(941) 444-4444 2445 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34237
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Faulkner University
Attorney Hillary Johnson is a former prosecutor who brings experience and exceptional legal knowledge to each case she tries. She holds a degree in communication from Florida State University and Juris Doctor from the Jones School of Law at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama. While she was in law school, Ms. Johnson completed an internship with the State Attorney’s Office in Panama City. After graduation, she worked as an attorney with Florida’s Department of Children and Families before accepting a position at the State Attorney’s Office in Manatee County and Sarasota. It was while she was at the...
Lee M. Pearlman
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Bradenton, FL DUI Attorney with 11 years experience
(941) 209-1890 4916 26th St W
Bradenton, FL 34207
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Stetson University
Lee Pearlman was born and raised in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, a small town just outside of Harrisburg. H

e attended college at the University of Maryland, College Park where he received two bachelors of arts degrees and two minors. While in college he enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve and served two years in the Military Police.

After college Lee moved to St. Petersburg where he attended Stetson University College of Law. While there Lee was a member of Stetson's top nationally ranked Trial Team and Alternative Dispute Resolution Board. He was the recipient of the Ralph Harris...
Jacob W Pillsbury
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Bradenton, FL DUI Attorney with 8 years experience
(941) 209-1890 4916 26th St W #132
Bradenton, FL 34207
Free ConsultationDUI and Criminal
Stetson University College of Law
Jake Pillsbury specializes in Criminal Defense and DUI litigation. Throughout his career, he has always represented individuals, never corporations or the State.

A native Texan, Mr. Pillsbury moved around the country with his family before finally landing in the Tampa Bay area in 1996. He attended the University of Florida, where he received a Bachelor of Arts. The prospect of being able to stay in the Tampa Bay area led Mr. Pillsbury to attend Stetson University College of Law. While studying law at Stetson, he joined the Nation’s Top-ranked Trial Team, where he received intensive training...
Elton J 'Buddy' Gissendanner III
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Sebring, FL DUI Lawyer with 25 years experience
(863) 385-7555 605 S. Pine Street
Sebring, FL 33870
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal and White Collar Crime
Stetson University College of Law
I have over 21 years of criminal trial experience both as a private criminal defense attorney and a former Assistant State Attorney and Assistant Attorney General.
Jeremiah Ambabo
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Fort Myers, FL DUI Lawyer with 4 years experience
(800) 646-1210 4020 Evans Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Free ConsultationDUI, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Jeremiah graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2001 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology, minoring in Biological Anthropology. While studying at UNM, Jeremiah enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, and also coached his former high school’s Speech and Debate Team.

Jeremiah enrolled at California Western School of Law in San Diego, California in June of 2013. As a student at CWSL, he became a member of the school’s Appellate Moot Court Competition Team, participating in three national-level competitions and receiving recognition as an outstanding speaker while continuing to develop his oral and written advocacy skills. Jeremiah was...
Jason Brian Chalik
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Fort Myers, FL DUI Lawyer with 25 years experience
(239) 334-9001 1500 Colonial Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Free ConsultationDUI, Construction, Maritime and Personal Injury
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Attorney Jason Chalik is a personal injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale and a founding partner of Chalik & Chalik Law Offices. He provides compassionate legal services to people who have suffered due to the negligence of another. If you have been the victim of a personal injury or vehicle accident, he will be a strong advocate on your behalf.

Mr. Chalik attended American University, where he studied justice and political science. After graduating from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law, he became the managing partner of a personal injury firm, which later became Rosen & Chalik. It was there...
David Ashley Haenel
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Sarasota, FL DUI Attorney with 18 years experience
(941) 444-4444 2445 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34237
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Widener University Delaware School of Law
David Haenel protects the rights of the accused. His firm,The Law Place, has offices in Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando, and Clearwater but they represent people throughout the State of Florida. David is the former 2004 State of Florida DUI Prosecutor of the Year and has spent his entire legal career representing individuals charged with traffic and criminal traffic violations. David and his team of lawyers are relentless in their legal representation and are not satisfied until they have exhausted all possible defenses.
Mr. Mark Rein Zimmerman
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Sarasota, FL DUI Lawyer with 28 years experience
(941) 364-8503 434 S. Washington Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34236
DUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of Florida
Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer. Former Sarasota prosecutor. Owner/occupant of The Laurel Building in historic Laurel Park district of Sarasota.
Bruce L. Scheiner
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Fort Myers, FL DUI Attorney with 49 years experience
(800) 646-1210 4020 Evans Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Free ConsultationDUI, Construction, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
University of Miami School of Law
Bruce L. Scheiner moved to Fort Myers, Florida after graduating from the University of Miami School of Law in 1970. After almost 40 years representing the injured, Bruce L. Scheiner is one of the most experienced and longest-serving personal injury lawyers in South Florida. Today, with his wife Cheryl, who runs the office, and son Preston, who is an associate attorney, Bruce L. Scheiner hand selects each case the firm represents and partners with one or more of his associate attorneys to provide each client with tough, experienced and aggressive representation, both in the negotiating room ... and in the courtroom.
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Arrested or charged with a DUI or DWI?

Driving under the influence (DUI) means operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol or drugs that have impaired a person's mental or motor skills. In most states, a person will be considered "impaired" if they exhibit objective signs of intoxication, or if they have a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. Many states also have zero tolerance laws for drivers under 21, where any non-zero BAC level constitutes an offense. Most states also hold commercial drivers, such as truck drivers, to a more rigorous standard.

Law enforcement officers use a variety of tests, such as field sobriety tests and breathalyzers, to determine whether a driver is impaired by alcohol. In some jurisdictions, you have a right to refuse some of these tests, but in other jurisdictions you may be required to submit to them. It is important to know the law in your particular state, and to consult a DUI attorney if you are facing charges.

DUI lawyers are criminal defense attorneys focused on representing clients facing DUI/DWI/OWI charges. Each state has different DUI laws. An experienced DUI lawyer will be able to evaluate the case against you and present your options on how to best limit the impact of the charges against you. DUI lawyers also handle related cases such as driver's license reinstatement and DUI record expungement.


Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC): The percentage of alcohol in a person's blood.

Field Sobriety Test: Any one of several roadside tests that can be used to determine whether a driver is impaired.