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St. Petersburg DUI Defense Lawyers

Protecting your rights in criminal courts and DMV hearings

Being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) is a frightening experience. If convicted, you risk severe penalties that can affect your family, career and financial future. With more than 25 years of experience, our DUI defense lawyers at Kidder & Bennett stand ready to protect your rights throughout the process. We represent you during Department of Motor Vehicle hearings, sentencing negotiations and criminal trials.

The Breathalyzer®

The Breathalyzer® test is designed to measure the blood alcohol content (BAC) in your system. You are presumed to be intoxicated if your BAC is 0.08 or higher. A BAC of 0.15 increases the potential sentence imposed if you are found guilty of drunk driving. Our DUI defense team possesses the substantial technical knowledge to effectively challenge the results if you agreed to take the Breathalyzer test. Bases for such challenges include:

  • The Breathalyzer machine was not properly calibrated
  • The officer administered the test incorrectly
  • The Breathalyzer test itself is flawed

You can still be convicted of DUI if you blow below the 0.08 limit or refuse to take the test, in which case the state attorney must rely more heavily on other evidence. Our DUI team meticulously tears apart the prosecution’s argument.

Florida DUI laws

A first offense of DUI can result in a sentence of:

  • Up to six months in jail
  • Fines ranging from $500 to $1,000
  • Up to one year of probation
  • Driver's license suspension for up to one year
  • Vehicle impoundment
  • 50 hours of community service
  • Installation of an interlock device in your car

Aggravating factors

You face harsher penalties if the court finds certain aggravating circumstances, including:

  • You registered 0.15 or more on the Breathalyzer test
  • A minor was in the vehicle
  • An accident causing injury or property damage occurred
  • An accident resulting in death occurred
  • You have prior convictions for DUI

With so much at stake, retain effective counsel if you are charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

If charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, consult assertive Pinellas County DUI defense lawyers

Do not let a DUI conviction ruin your life. For effective representation, call St. Petersburg DUI defense lawyers at Kidder & Bennett at 727.821.8000 or contact us online.

Office Location

Kidder & Bennett

275 - 96th. Ave. North

St. Petersburg, FL 33702



275 96th. Ave. North, Suite 2, St. Petersburg, FL 33702

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Searching for a skilled DUI attorney? We have over 25 years of experience as a DUI lawyer and the knowledge necessary to help you. Contact our office for a consultation with our attorney for DUI drugs, a Florida restricted license, or a BUI boating under the influence charge. We will aggressively fight for your rights.

25 years experience as a DUI Attorney. Call our DUI lawyer to help protect your rights. Whether you need an attorney for DUI drugs, a Florida restricted license, or for a BUI boating under the influence, Kidder and Bennett can help you.

Contact us for an experienced criminal dui attorney in these major cities:

St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, FL
Pinellas County
Pinellas County, FL
Pinellas Park
Pinellas Park, FL
Clearwater, FL

St. Pete Beach
St. Pete Beach, FL
Madeira Beach
Madeira Beach, FL
Gulfport, FL
Largo, FL

Feather Sound
Feather Sound, FL.
Manatee County, FL
Bradenton, FL
Hillsborough County, FL
Tampa, FL