Knowledgeable Florida DUI/DWI Attorney Protects Drivers' Rights

Committed lawyer defends clients in the Tampa area against criminal prosecution

Being convicted of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated can have serious consequences, including loss of license, higher insurance costs, heavy fines and jail time. If you were stopped and charged with a DUI/DWI in the Tampa area or anywhere in Florida, I am here to help. I understand that good people can make mistakes and that breathalyzers can give false readings. At The José A. Barreiro Law Firm, P.A., I have the knowledge necessary to challenge the evidence against you, and the ability to help you pursue the best possible outcome.

Skilled Florida advocate challenges drunk driving charges

At The José A. Barreiro Law Firm, P.A., I may be able to have charges thrown out by demonstrating that an equipment or procedural error resulted in an unfair charge. I will examine whether or not law enforcement followed proper protocol in regard to:

  • The stop — Police must be able to demonstrate that they pulled you over based on "reasonable suspicion" that you were acting in violation of the law.
  • The sobriety test — There are specific rules that police must follow when administering field sobriety tests, including when measuring blood alcohol concentration (BAC).
  • The equipment — Breathalyzer machines have provided inaccurate results in the past, and their reliability can be questioned.
  • The arrest — For an arrest to be valid, an officer must inform you of your Miranda rights.
  • The evidence — Blood samples and other types of evidence must be stored in certain conditions in order to maintain their integrity.

My firm will strive to get you the respect you deserve and the results you desire.

Trusted counselor provides advice on handling DUI stops

If you are ever pulled over by the police on suspicion of drunk driving, there are several ways you can help yourself:

  • Remain calm and be polite — If you are nervous, police officers may think that you are hiding something or are intoxicated.
  • Don't allow a search without a warrant — Any evidence police find in your car can be used to support a DUI conviction.
  • Take the sobriety test — Refusing to take a test may make an officer more suspicious and lead to an arrest. The results of a test can always be challenged later.
  • Get a blood test after release — It’s a good idea to measure your BAC with a blood test after arrest. At trial, your attorney may use that evidence to raise possible defenses.

If you are arrested and charged with a DUI or DWI, it is wise to contact a DWI attorney immediately. The José A. Barreiro Law Firm, P.A. can start working on your defense as soon as you enlist our services.

Contact an experienced Florida lawyer for help fighting a DUI/DWI

If you have been arrested for DUI or DWI, a qualified defense attorney can advocate for charges to be dismissed or reduced. Call The José A. Barreiro Law Firm, P.A. in Tampa today at 813-518-0517 or contact me online to set up a free consultation.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Having the opportunity to have Jose represent me is something I’m very thankful for. Being a young adult going through my first legal matter there was a lot I didn’t know and he was very fluent & understanding with me. Especially when it ca...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    Was the absolute BEST (&) got the job Done! Very responsive, kept in contact, even after he did his job he followed up with me to make sure I did what I needed to do to get my license

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Made all the difference in a complicated situation. His experience, skill, and dedication was evident every time we communicated with him. We always appreciated his ability to explain things so we could understand. He resolved our issue ...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    I had another attorney that had helped me in the past but hit a wall with the district attorney,that’s when he recommended José Barriero,he took over the case and did exactly what he promised, very reliable and trust worthy, JOSE IS THE MAN...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    If I could choose any lawyer to represent me in any case it would definitely be Jose he was responsive

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