Did You Get a DUI for Christmas?

Glass of whiskey, car keys, and a toy car over a reindeer with lights at the barChristmas can be a time of celebration. Sometimes celebrations include alcohol. Sometimes alcohol interferes with our ability to make sound decisions – like the decision to call an Uber or a taxi when we’ve had too much to drink.

If you made the mistake of driving after one too many this holiday season, My Price Lawyers can help. Everyone makes mistakes, but the consequences for the mistake of driving while intoxicated can be intense. Protect yourself with an affordable defense lawyer from our network of DUI attorneys.

Penalties for a first DUI conviction in Florida include:

  • Jail Time: up to six months
  • License Suspension: up to 12 months
  • Fines & Penalties: up to $2,000

A second DUI offense in Florida may result in:

  • Jail Time: up to nine months
  • License Suspension: up to five years
  • Fines & Penalties: up to $4,000

A third offense, considered to be the most serious, may include:

  • Jail Time: up to five years
  • License Suspension: up to 10 years
  • Fines & Penalties: up to $5,000

Even for a first offense, reinstatement of your license may require classes and courses. These can cost $300 or more each. Failure to attend these can result in additional jail time.

Probation, ignition locks, and other consequences may follow a DUI conviction as well, making it very important that you do everything possible to have your charges reduced or dropped.

We can Help

My Price Lawyers is a network of DUI defense attorneys representing Tampa, Brandon, Lakeland, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Sebring, and nearby areas throughout the state of Florida. If you have been charged with DUI, give us a call at 800-475-7005 to schedule a free case review with one of our attorneys to learn how we can help you beat or reduce your charges.

Remember, in the state of Florida, having DUI charges reduced is not impossible, but it is difficult. With solid representation and a commitment on your part to meet all court required programs and to avoid drinking and driving, you may be able to reduce fines and penalties significantly.

You may also be able to reduce license suspension – sometimes by years – when your case is handled appropriately. When you try to defend yourself, you may not find such generous offers from the court.

Wet Reckless

In Florida and throughout the United States, the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is .08. If your BAC is hovering just around .08, we may be able to enter a plea bargain for a “wet reckless” charge. This charge is for reckless driving while using alcohol, but is a lesser offense than DUI or DWI. It is important to bear in mind that a subsequent offense will, however, turn a wet reckless plea into a DUI charge.

A wet reckless plea is only available if you have never been charged with DUI or DWI. If this option is not available for you, we will explore all other possibilities to help ensure you are provided the most effective representation available.

Traffic Ticket Defense Starting at $99

With traffic ticket defense staring at $99, My Price Lawyers offers the affordable DUI defense you need without compromising on quality. Effective, respected, and knowledgeable, the defense attorneys in our network are here to listen to your side of the story and help you determine the most effective ways to protect your best interests.

Did you get a DUI for the holiday? Call 800-475-7005 to schedule a complimentary consultation and learn how we can help. My Price Lawyers serves the Gulf Coast with attorneys in Tampa, Clearwater, Sebring, Lakeland, and all surrounding areas of Florida.

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Finding yourself in a position where bankruptcy makes the most sense is not easy. Finding a bankruptcy attorney who doesn’t try to exploit you in your time of need is not easy either. This is why choosing a reputable but affordable bankruptcy attorney is so important.

My Price Lawyers is a referral network of caring bankruptcy attorneys serving Orlando, Sebring, St. Petersburg, Lakeland, Brandon, Clearwater, and Tampa. Our skilled attorneys can handle even the most complex bankruptcy cases including:

  • Chapter 7
  • Chapter 11
  • Chapter 13

Our attorneys can also assist with less common Chapter 12 bankruptcies, bankruptcies between married couples, and bankruptcy fraud – all starting at under $800.

If you are in need of an affordable bankruptcy attorney in the Tampa area, please call My Price Lawyers at 800-475-7005 to schedule a complimentary case review today.

Affordable Truck Accident Lawyers

A line of semi trucksAccording to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 43,911 commercial vehicle crashes in our state in 2017. That’s nearly 44,000 accidents involving a truck or large commercial vehicles, many of which proved injurious or fatal to the occupants of other vehicles. If you or someone you love was among them, you may be entitled to significant compensation. The affordable semi truck accident law firms in our network can investigate your accident, build your case, and fight for your rights – all on a contingency basis. If you don’t make a recovery, our truck accident attorneys do not get paid.

Increasing Risks During the Holidays

The Holiday Season sees increased commercial and passenger vehicle traffic. This makes vigilance extra important when driving on roadways that see heavy semi truck and commercial vehicle traffic throughout the year. These roads may become more dangerous over the next few weeks.

You can help keep yourself safe by following the Tips for Passenger Vehicle Drivers established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. These are:

  • Stay out of blind spots – if you cannot see the trucker, he cannot see you
  • Pass safely – make sure you can see the full truck before you pull ahead in the same lane and never pass on downgrades
  • Don’t cut it close – 20 feet is the recommended minimum distance to give a truck before you pull in front of it. A truck traveling at highway speeds will need at least the length of two football fields to come to a complete stop
  • Stay back – give trucks about 30 feet when driving behind them. This will allow the driver to see you and give you more time to react to sudden maneuvers
  • Anticipate wide turns – trucks have a turning radius of 55 feet

The remainder of the tips are general driving tips like pay attention and be patient, that we covered in our Thanksgiving Travel Tips blog. These tips apply to all times of increased traffic. In fact, these tips apply to any time you are on the road.

Understanding Your Rights

Truck accidents are complex and often involve multiple parties – some of whom may not even be present at the scene. To navigate these complex cases, it is often best to have a truck accident attorney on your side.

The affordable truck accident lawyers that comprise our network are dedicated to helping victims of serious injury get fair compensation. You may be entitled to significantly more than insurance is offering. Before you accept an insurance settlement, discuss your rights with one of our attorneys to make sure you are making the best decision.

My Price Lawyers is a referral network of affordable accident injury attorneys serving the Gulf Coast. All of our attorneys work on a contingency basis. You have nothing to lose by calling for your free consultation.

If you live in Tampa, Brandon, Lakeland, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Sebring, or surrounding areas of Florida, please call 800-475-7005 to schedule a complimentary case evaluation with one of the affordable truck accident attorneys in our network.