DUI Lawyers – St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Pinellas County

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park, Clearwater, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Pinellas County, Florida

If you have a DUI, Drunk Driving, DWI, or Driving Under the Influence charge in the Tampa Bay area arising out of St. Petersurg, Clearwater, or any other location within Pinellas County, we are lawyers who can help.

Protecting Your Privilege to Drive Since 1986

We are experienced and qualified attorneys dedicated to defending your rights and protecting your privilege to drive. Our office routinely deals with the DHSMV in making application for driving permits and Florida hardship driver’s licenses.

Important: You only have 10 days from the date of your arrest to challenge your driver’s license suspension by having your lawyer demand a Formal Administrative Review Hearing. Contact us to find out more about how we may be able to keep you on the road.

Let’s Get Your Driver’s License Back Immediately!

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Our Objective: Let’s Get You an Immediate Hardship License – If you were arrested for a 1st time DUI offense after July 1, 2013, Florida Statute section 322.2615(1)(b)3. and 322.271(7) may authorize you to make immediate application for a hardship license. We can cut through the red tape and show you how.

Let’s Keep You Driving Uninterrupted – If you have never previously suffered a driver license suspension for a DUI, Florida’s new law allows you to keep driving uninterrupted on a hardship license:

  • After your 10-day DUI driving permit citation expires;
  • While your DUI case is pending in court; and
  • Even if you are ultimately convicted of DUI

You cannot take the benefit of this law automatically! It requires the filing of specialized paperwork and careful attention to Florida DHSMV procedures. Having the advice of an experienced attorney is critical for avoiding the potential pitfalls and mistakes that can leave you without a driver’s license.

Have An Experienced DUI Attorney in Court

When searching for a good DUI lawyer in Pinellas County to protect your best interests and driving privilege, you should carefully consider the attorney’s training, skill, and qualifications. We are former state prosecutors who handle DUI cases only arising out of St. Petersburg, Clearwater and other areas of Pinellas County. Judges and assistant state attorneys are accustomed to seeing us in their courtrooms on a daily basis. We understand how the system works. Let us evaluate the facts of your DUI charge, formulate defenses, and discuss getting your DUI reduced to reckless driving. Put our experience to work for you.

Watch our video – Learn how an experienced DUI defense attorney can make a difference.

 

How Our Website Can Help You

Dealing with a DUI charge can be a stressful and challenging experience. We invite you to explore the helpful information on this website personally written by the three St. Petersburg DUI lawyers at Russo and Russo. These pages may answer many of your immediate concerns and provide you with a better understanding of your options. Your decision on who is the best DUI attorney in Pinellas County, Florida should be based on a review of their training, experience, and qualifications.

We Made it Our Business to Know Law Enforcement’s Business…

We are Certified Intoxilyzer Operators We are Certified Intoxilyzer Operators If an Intoxilyzer was used in your case, we have the “know how” to examine the validity of the operator’s permit and to examine the machine’s calibration records. A failure of the police to properly comply with administrative rules may render your breath test results inadmissible in court.
Intoxilyzer Machine Inspector Intoxilyzer Machine Inspector Attorney Tim Sullivan is one of just a few Florida lawyers trained in FDLE  curriculum to inspect and evaluate the maintenance protocol of the Intoxilyzer 8000 used in your case. Breath testing results are only admissible in court if the machine has passed regular local and state inspections.
We are Roadside Field Sobriety Test Certified We are Roadside Field Sobriety Test Certified Attorneys Frank Russo and Marc Pelletier received the same field sobriety test training as law enforcement. They can review your video to determine if your tests were properly administered and fairly interpreted.
Masters of DUI Program “Masters of DUI” Program All three lawyers have successfully fulfilled the prerequisites of the 2011 Masters of DUI Program conducted  through the Florida Bar’s Department of Continuing Education.
Graduates of the NCDD at Harvard Law School Graduates of the NCDD at Harvard Law School Frank Russo, Marc Pelletier and Tim Sullivan completed an intensive course of study at the National College for DUI Defense. This advanced-level training in the art of DUI advocacy is widely recognized by lawyers as a superior “hands on” approach to learning top notch DUI defense strategy.

When you’re ready, to take the next step…
Call us for a free consultation at (727) 578-0303

 


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Call us for a free consultation: (727) 578-0303

St. Petersburg / Clearwater / Pinellas Park DUI Defense Lawyers

Our Office Locations
Main Office:
Baypoint Commerce Center
The Koger Building
Corner of 9th Street North & Gandy Blvd.
9721 Executive Center Drive North, Suite 120
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Consultations also available at:
Ulmerton Road and 58th Street North
The Summit Building
Clearwater, Florida 33760