The state of Florida considers driving as a privilege, not a right. Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs considered proof that a person no longer deserves the privilege of driving. In an attempt to discourage drunk driving, Florida enforces harsh penalties, including:
You should consult a reputable attorney immediately following a DUI charge. You may have a viable defense case, resulting from wrongly administered breath or blood tests, police errors or rights violations, faulty testing units or other possible factors. Allow me the opportunity to help reduce your stress regarding this matter and guide you through this difficult time.
If you are convicted of three or more DUI’s within a 10 year period, you will face a felony conviction and possible prison time.
"James Barnes was straight forward, honest and a personality that stood out. Everyone respected him and said he was a great man and lawyer." - Google
"Smart, Professional, Confident and Dedicated: are just a few words that come to mind to describe Mr. Barnes. He is the BEST criminal defense attorney in the area." - Lawyers.com
"James R. Barnes is a man of the highest integrity, he exceeded all of my personal expectations deeming him a phenomenal attorney at law." - Google
"All eyes and ears are focused on Mr. Barnes when he is in the courtroom. He is well spoken and highly skilled." - Lawyers.com