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Aggressive Defense for DUI Charges

First Time DUI in St. Augustine, Florida

Experienced drunk driving defense is only a call away!

Have you been arrested for driving under the influence in Florida? Then your future is on the line. Penalties in this state are tough, and your driving privileges, liberty, and permanent record are all being threatened. You absolutely do not have to plead guilty! Talk to one of our St. Augustine DUI attorneys, and we can help you assert your rights and fight against harsh penalties.

At Taylor & WaldropAttorneys, we can put decades of skilled counsel and proven victories on your side. We are ready to pick your case apart to find the evidence needed to preserve your future. Don't hesitate to learn what our qualified, aggressive advocacy can achieve for you.

Contact our legal team today to discover your possible defenses!

Why do I need a DUI defense lawyer?

If you want to fight your DUI charge, it's going to take legal insights and a familiarity with the court system. In most cases, you will need an attorney's resources and knowledge to track down the evidence and identify the defenses in your case. Without a DUI defense lawyer, you would not even have the chance to gain a plea deal.

Why choose our St. Augustine DUI firm?

  • We have skillfully defended clients for over 78 years combined
  • Our attorneys have tried hundreds of cases
  • We have achieved a significant percentage of not guilty verdicts
  • You can start learning your options in a free initial consultation

This is not a time to depend on anyone less than a seasoned, tenacious lawyer. You can find this high-level representation at our firm. Find out what we may be able to do for you when you contact Taylor & Waldrop Attorneys to schedule your free consultation today.

What penalties could I face for my first DUI in Florida?

Our state has some of the most severe penalties in the nation for driving under the influence. If you so much as refuse to take a breath or blood test, you could automatically lose your license for one year thanks to implied consent law. As for a DUI conviction, even a simple offense could turn your life upside down. When it comes to immigration consequences, a DUI defendant could face deportation. Whatever your case, you need superior defense on your side.

Even for your first ever DUI charge, you could face:

  • License suspension for 6 months to one year
  • Up to six months in jail (nine months if aggravated)
  • Vehicle impoundment
  • $500 to $1,000 fines (up to $1,000-2,000 if aggravated)
  • A minimum of 50 hours community service
  • DUI school, evaluations, and treatments
  • Ignition Interlock Device installation (IID) for up to six months with an aggravated DUI (IID installation is optional for individuals who test for a BAC under 0.15%).

Arrested for an Under 21 DUI? Then you could face anything from six months' license suspension to the full penalties of drunk driving, depending on your BAC level. All these penalties fail to mention the damage to your relationships, your reputation, and your permanent record, one that reappears at job interviews, housing applications, and more. Then there are the legal expenses, plus skyrocketing insurance rates. If you have been charged with a DUI accident, a hit and run, or DUI manslaughter, you can expect all the above penalties to be enhanced.

Contact a St. Augustine DUI Lawyer Today

For more than four decades combined, our St. Augustine criminal defense attorneys have provided tenacious advocacy to defendants throughout St. Johns County. No case is too complex for us, and we understand that no case is too simple for us to handle. Even for a first DUI, your life could be seriously impacted. If your charges are complicated, we are experienced advocates in state, federal, and even appeal cases. We know how to craft a winning defense.

Call us today at (904) 204-6499 for your free consultation with a St. Augustine DUI attorney!

We Come Highly Recommended

  • Great experience from an informative, respectful law firm.

    “I was looking for a local law firm to handle estate planning since I was uneasy about doing the process through a website. I was referred to Taylor and Waldrop by a friend, and was very pleased about the entire process. Everyone at the firm was extremely friendly and knowledgeable, making sure I understood every aspect and that my needs were met. Mr. Taylor and his team are consummate professionals and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone for their legal needs.”

    Former Client

  • The first time I really got some professional representation!

    “I retained MR. Waldrop for a case I was having trouble with. Ill say it was money well spent. He went above and beyond his duties. He was available most of the time to answer any questions, and above all, he proved that he had my best interests at heart. I've went through the ringer with bad lawyers. This was the first time I really got some professional representation. Having a good lawyer makes all the difference. The worst part about legal issues is not having peace of mind during uncertain times. Having MR. Waldrop on my case made all the difference. It was such a nice feeling to know that these guys had my back. He delivered with impressive results, and always kept his word. I highly recommend this firm to anyone needing legal representation. 10/10.”

    Kevin

  • Professional, worked efficiently and smoothly!

    “Mr. Taylor was very professional, worked efficiently and smoothly, and ultimately got the job done very seamlessly. In talking, he conveys his experience and relationships in the county innately, and he was able to have my charge dismissed very quickly. I would highly recommend Mr. Taylor if you want your case to be resolved in a smooth and timely manner.”

    Matthew

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  • Would highly recommend to anyone!

    “I am relatively new to the area and was very fortunate to find Mr. Taylor to have him represent me in a stressful situation with a neighbor. My first meeting with him put my mind at ease. Very detailed & supportive throughout the process. Helped me decide what was the best option for my situation. Worth every penny! Would highly recommend to anyone! Thank you Taylor & Waldrop!!”

    Michelle G.

What Sets Taylor & WaldropAttorneys Apart?

  • Over 78 Years of Combined Experience
  • Federal and State Cases Defended
  • Hundreds of Cases Tried Since 1978
  • Qualified to Handle Death Penalty Cases
  • Aggressive and Result-Driven Representation
  • Thorough and Compassionate Guidance and Legal Advice