Gainesville, Florida DUI Lawyers

Robert G. Whittel Esq.
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Determined and Dedicated Florida DUI Defense Attorney! Call Now for Help!

I offer aggressive and results-driven legal representation. My success is based on high quality work, preparation, and devotion to my clients. Visit my website to see client testimonials or call for a consultation. Read More »
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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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Christopher J. Jones
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Free Consultation! Dedicated DUI Defense Attorney! Legal Expertise! Call Now!

I provide exceptional legal representation to those facing DUI charges. I vigorously protect the rights and interests of the accused! Visit my website to see case results and testimonials. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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James Feuerstein
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30 year Veteran Defense Attorney, Former Prosecutor, Over 200 Jury Trials

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. Read More »
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Jason M. Melton Esq.
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(352) 264-7800 2441 NW 43rd St
Gainesville, FL 32606
Free ConsultationGainesville, FL DUI Lawyer with 16 years experience
DUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
The Catholic University of America
Attorney Jason M. Melton, is a founding partner of Whittel & Melton, LLC, a full service law firm. We are dedicated to providing our clients with personalized, high-quality representation. We handle Auto Accidents, Slip and Fall, Injury, Nursing Home Abuse, Wrongful Death, Employment, Unpaid Overtime, DUI, Criminal, Brain Injury, Divorce and all Family law issues and other related legal matters throughout the state of Florida.
James Feuerstein
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Gainesville, FL DUI Lawyer with 31 years experience
(352) 397-9915 19 SW 2nd St
#201
Gainesville, FL 32601
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.
Gina M. Girardot Esq.
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Gainesville, FL DUI Lawyer with 16 years experience
(352) 264-7800 2441 NW 43rd St
Gainesville, FL 32606
DUI, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
John Patrick Musca
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(352) 397-9915 19 SW 2nd St
#201
Gainesville, FL 32601
Free ConsultationGainesville, FL DUI Attorney with 20 years experience
DUI, Cannabis Law, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
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 College, and graduated cum laude in 1994. He then went on to earn his law degree from Case Western University School of Law in 1997.

Mr. Musca began his career representing the indigent as an Assistant Public Defender. Then, in 2001, he began his own practice, Musca Law, P.A, a firm which focuses exclusively in the area of criminal defense. He also speaks fluent Spanish.

Mr. Musca...
Jeffrey Lee Meldon
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Gainesville, FL DUI Attorney with 48 years experience
(352) 373-8000 703 North Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
Free ConsultationDUI, Cannabis Law, Criminal and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Dean Galigani
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Gainesville, FL DUI Attorney with 29 years experience
(352) 375-0812 317 NE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
Free ConsultationDUI, Animal, Appeals and Criminal
University of Florida
Florida Criminal Defense Attorney - Dean Galigani I am a Florida Bar Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer and founder of Galigani Law Firm located in Gainesville, Florida. As a Florida Bar Association Certified Criminal Trial Law Specialist, I have been accredited the highest level of recognition by the Florida Bar within my area of practice. Only those who have this certification may use the term "Expert" or "Specialist" when speaking about their knowledge and experience concerning the criminal justice subject matter. It's an honor to say that I completed all the necessary qualifications, and my colleagues perceive my skills adequate and...
Lea Galigani
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Gainesville, FL DUI Attorney with 27 years experience
(352) 375-0812 317 NE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
Free ConsultationDUI, Animal, Appeals and Criminal
University of Florida
As an attorney for almost 20 years, I have learned the ins-and-outs of the criminal justice process, defending hundreds of clients against misdemeanor and felony criminal charges. I have experience defending individuals charged with civil crimes and representation in higher courts for the appellant, as well. I have been a member of the Florida community for over 15 years, attending the University of Florida Law School and admitted to the State Bar of Florida in 1992. As such, I gained significant knowledge and agility in the Florida legal system. I was a former attorney for...
Tracee L. Ivins Esq.
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Gainesville, FL DUI Attorney with 10 years experience
(352) 264-7800 2441 NW 43rd St
Gainesville, FL 32606
DUI, Criminal, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Southeastern University
Tracee L. Ivins graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. After graduation she worked for the State of Florida as a certified investigator, before deciding to pursue a law degree. As an attorney Ms. Ivins has handled files from inception all the way to a jury verdict. Her experience has included claims involving serious bodily injury, product liability injury and wrongful death arising from auto accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, negligent security, motorcycle and tractor trailer accidents.

Lawsuits including Negligence, Breach of Contract, Negligent Entrustment, Uninsured Motorist Insurance Claims, Under-Insured Motorists Insurance disputes, Wrongful Death, Bad...
Robert Siddall
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Gainesville, FL DUI Attorney with 7 years experience
(352) 397-9915 19 SW 2nd St
#201
Gainesville, FL 32601
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...
Christopher Parker-Cyrus
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GAINESVILLE, FL DUI Attorney with 25 years experience
(352) 346-3569 200 NE 1st STREET
SUITE 105
GAINESVILLE, FL 32601
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Christopher Parker-Cyrus is an attorney handling cases throughout state of Florida. Christopher Parker-Cyrus, Managing Partner of the law firm PARKERCYRUSLAW.COM, received his law degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1993, after attending the University of Miami as a visiting student. He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1993. Since that time, he has handled several thousand cases in court proceedings, including well over 100 trials and many more hearings, motions, and various other proceedings. His vast experience as a trial lawyer includes many cases in which clients...
Geoffrey R. Mason
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Gainesville, FL DUI Attorney with 21 years experience
(352) 672-6903 416 NE 7th Street
Suite B
Gainesville, FL 32601-5544
Free ConsultationDUI, Appeals, Criminal and Domestic Violence
University of Florida
As a criminal defense lawyer I practice throughout Florida in both State and Federal Courts (Northern District).

I represent individuals in all types of Federal and State criminal defense cases, with emphasis on serious and complex criminal defense litigation.

I graduated from the University of Florida (Bachelor of Science, 1990, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Psychology) and the University of Florida College of Law (Juris Doctor, 1997). I also engaged in graduate studies and research in Social Psychology at both the University of Illinois and the University of Florida.

I am a former Associate Professor and Coach for the University of Florida Levin...
Barbara Blount-Powell
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Gainesville, FL DUI Lawyer with 40 years experience
(352) 378-1107 1800 N Main St
Gainesville, FL 32609
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of Florida
Barbara has practiced criminal defense in Alachua County and the Eighth Judicial Circuit since 1984, handling criminal matters including murder, manslaughter, dui/vehicular manslaughter, possession, sale and trafficking in drugs, robbery, burglary, grand theft, forgery, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, gun crimes, and numerous other felony and misdemeanor offenses. Before joining DeThomasis & Buchanan, P.A. in 2001, Barbara practiced criminal law as an assistant Public Defender for the 8th Judicial Circuit for over sixteen years. Barbara was a member of the defense team for Danny Harold Rolling from 1992 through his capital murder sentencing proceeding in February of 1994. She is a past...
Robert G. Whittel Esq.
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(352) 264-7800 2441 NW 43rd St
Gainesville, FL 32606
Free ConsultationGainesville, FL DUI Lawyer
DUI, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Cambridge and University of Florida Levin College of Law
An experienced trial attorney, Robert Whittel provides his clients with strong, disciplined, results-oriented representation. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy. Robert graduated from both law school and the United States Merchant Marine Academy with honors, and served on the esteemed Florida Law Review. Before co-founding Whittel & Melton, a full-service law firm, Robert gained valuable experience in the court room both serving as a former prosecutor and representing large corporations in complex litigation and transactional matters. Robert is devoted to fighting for his clients’ rights. He handles all types of criminal...
Christopher J. Jones
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Gainesville, FL DUI Lawyer with 9 years experience
(352) 377-7800 4545 NW 8th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32605
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of Florida
Daniel Perez
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Gainesville, FL DUI Lawyer with 16 years experience
(352) 397-9915 19 SW 2nd St
#201
Gainesville, FL 32601
DUI, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
Florida State University College of Law
Elika O. Stimpson
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Gainesville, FL DUI Lawyer with 5 years experience
(352) 462-3377 309 NE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Chris Dunham
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Gainesville, FL DUI Attorney with 12 years experience
(352) 353-8117 411 North Main Street
Suite 2B
Gainesville, FL 32601
DUI and Criminal
Florida State University College of Law
Attorney Christopher L. Dunham is a native of Ocala, Florida who is committed to providing the community with exceptional representation against criminal charges. He earned his Juris Doctor from the Florida University College of Law and is licensed to practice by the Florida State Bar. Before opening his own firm, Attorney Dunham served as a prosecutor for the Fifth Judicial Circuit at the State Attorney’s Office. This invaluable experience helped him understand the strategies used by the prosecution during criminal trials, which enables him to prepare comprehensive defenses to effectively challenge his clients’ charges. Attorney Dunham is a skilled trial...
Christian Alexander Straile
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Gainesville, FL DUI Lawyer with 15 years experience
1031 NW 6th Street
Unit A-2
Gainesville, FL 32601
DUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
St. Thomas University School of Law
This trial focused practice has the goals of delivering quality legal services, providing to clients personal services while developing strong, trusted relationships through effective communication, analysis, planning and litigation skills seeking the best result possible.
Michael Ray Buchanan
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Gainesville, FL DUI Lawyer with 33 years experience
(352) 378-1107 1800 North Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32609
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of Florida
Gainesville Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Buchanan has been practicing criminal law in the Ganesville, Florida, area for more than 25 years. He is a former president of the Eighth Judicial Circuit chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
John Douglas Whitaker
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Gainesville, FL DUI Lawyer with 19 years experience
(352) 375-6229 315 Southeast 2nd Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
DUI and Criminal
Attorney John D. Whitaker is a native of Gainesville, Florida and is a dedicated Gainesville criminal defense lawyer. As a former State prosecutor, he understands both sides of the process and can provide effective representation for anyone facing criminal charges. He has handled hundreds of criminal cases and continues to attend seminars to ensure that he can provide his clients with the best possible defense.
Joshua Mark Silverman
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Gainesville, FL DUI Attorney with 18 years experience
(352) 337-8373 4001 W. Newberry Road
Building A, Suite I
Gainesville, FL 32607
DUI, Criminal, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Founding partner Joshua Silverman is a 2001 graduate of the University of Florida College of Law in Gainesville and an experienced former prosecutor with the Florida State Attorney’s Office in Gainesville. Mr. Silverman brings a wide variety of legal experience to the firm, having worked extensively during his five years as a state prosecutor in the areas of child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual offenses. In addition, he handled various criminal matters ranging from routine crimes to more serious misdemeanors and felonies, such as cases involving DUIs and homicides. As an experienced litigator, Mr. Silverman’s...
Joseph C. Warren
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Gainesville, FL DUI Attorney with 27 years experience
(352) 397-9915 19 SW 2nd St
#201
Gainesville, FL 32601
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Joseph C. Warren has handled thousands of criminal cases and has over 25 years of experience in criminal trial practice. During his years of practice, Mr. Warren has represented many clients in criminal cases in both Circuit and County Courts.

Before joining the Musca Law Firm, Mr. Warren worked both as a prosecutor and defense attorney. As a prosecutor, Mr. Warren handled all types of criminal cases including Governor assignment cases in Brevard, Sumter, and Marion counties.

As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Warren has defended the accused in every phase of the case, from intake through trial. Mr. Warren...
Rick Mercure
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Gainesville, FL DUI Attorney with 6 years experience
(352) 222-2047 912 NW 56th Terrace
Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32605
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal and Domestic Violence
University of Miami School of Law
Rebecca Sonalia Esq.
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Gainesville, FL DUI Lawyer
(352) 397-9915 19 Southwest 2nd Street
Suite 201
Gainesville, FL 32601
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal and Domestic Violence
After completing her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan, Attorney Rebecca Sonalia received her Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law, graduating cum laude. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Florida and the State of Michigan. Criminal defense law involves helping people through very traumatic times in their life. Attorney Sonalia takes this aspect of her profession very seriously. Her compassionate nature and diligence in keeping her clients informed has truly been an asset to the success of the firm. Musca Law clients have consistently expressed their gratitude...
Adam Vorhis
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Gainesville, FL DUI Attorney with 15 years experience
4001 W. Newberry Road
Suite A1
Gainesville, FL 32607
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Divorce and Family
University of Florida
Steven Miles Kinsell
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Gainesville, FL DUI Lawyer with 19 years experience
(352) 375-6229 315 Southeast 2nd Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
DUI and Criminal
Attorney Steven Miles Kinsell is a lifelong resident of Gainesville, Florida and is dedicated to defending individuals who are facing all types of criminal charges. He is a former State prosecutor with extensive experience in DUI drug cases and he uses his insight to benefit his clients’ defense cases. Attorney Kinsell is recognized for his dedication strong advocacy as a Gainesville criminal defense attorney.
Jack Fine
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Gainesville, FL DUI Attorney with 43 years experience
(352) 376-6046 622 NE 1st St
Gainesville, FL 32601
DUI, Criminal and Personal Injury
James Michael Sawyer
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Gainesville, FL DUI Attorney
(352) 371-3838 5000 NW 27th Ct., Suite C
Gainesville, FL 32606
DUI
Gainesville, FL DUI Attorney with 35 years experience
(352) 374-3650 201 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601
DUI and Criminal
Gainesville, FL DUI Lawyer
(352) 375-8489 2233 NW 41st Street
Gainesville, FL 32606
DUI, Animal, Appeals and Criminal
Gainesville, FL DUI Attorney with 45 years experience
(352) 377-0770 500 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601
DUI, Criminal and Personal Injury
Gainesville, FL DUI Attorney with 33 years experience
(352) 373-7566 726 NE 1st St
Gainesville, FL 32601
DUI, Civil Rights, Criminal and Personal Injury
Gainesville, FL DUI Attorney with 39 years experience
(352) 376-7650 626 NE 1st St
Gainesville, FL 32601
DUI, Bankruptcy and Criminal
Gainesville, FL DUI Attorney with 25 years experience
(866) 496-8752 101 NW 75th Street Suite 1
Gainesville, FL 32607
DUI, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Gainesville, FL DUI Lawyer with 21 years experience
(352) 372-4263 204 W University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601
DUI, Criminal and Health Care
Gainesville, FL DUI Attorney with 43 years experience
(352) 376-6046 622 NE 1st St
Gainesville, FL 32601
DUI, Criminal and Personal Injury
Gainesville, FL DUI Attorney with 49 years experience
(352) 376-6046 622 NE 1st St
Gainesville, FL 32601
DUI, Criminal and Personal Injury
Gainesville, FL DUI Lawyer with 17 years experience
(352) 373-9031 5216 SW 91st Dr
Gainesville, FL 32608
DUI, Criminal and Employment
Gainesville, FL DUI Attorney
(352) 373-5500 4110 NW 37the Place, Suite B.
Gainesville, FL 32606
DUI
Leonard Louis Cagan
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Ocala, FL DUI Lawyer with 23 years experience
(352) 683-9100 825 SE 3rd Ave,
Suite 200
Ocala, FL 34471-3777
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal and Medical Malpractice
Regent University School of Law
Lenny was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1996. Lenny worked as an Assistant State Attorney (prosecutor) for over seven years. During this time, he prosecuted thousands of cases, supervised a staff of other attorneys and conducted numerous jury trials. Lenny knows how prosecutors think and how to speak their language. After leaving the State Attorney’s Office, Lenny worked for a prestigious Plaintiff’s law firm that practiced in the areas of Medical Malpractice/ Nursing Home Abuse/ and Personal Injury law. Lenny has been in private practice since 2004 representing people who have been accused of crimes or have been seriously injured...
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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.