Manatee County DUI Attorney

The Wade Law Firm has handled countless of DUI cases and knows what it takes to fight your DUI in Manatee County. Depending on whether or not this is your first, second or subsequent DUI or if your DUI involves bodily injury or death, you are either charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. You can check out the overview of DUI penalties on our website.

If you are charged with a DUI in Bradenton, Palmetto or another city in Manatee County, you may have a chance to have your charges reduced. Depending on the circumstances of your case, the prosecutor's office may agree to reduce your charges to reckless driving or in very rare cases even to careless driving. However, in Manatee County it is not easy to get the prosecutor to agree to a reduction of charges and it is definitely not a standard offer that the prosecutor's office will make. Oftentimes, the prosecutor who is in court would have to get approval from his or her supervisor before being able to agree to such a reduction. Having said that, it is extremely important to have a very sound legal argument for your defense. Even if it may look to you as though everything is lost, there may still be a legal argument or technicality that could be argued in your case in addition to many other arguments that could help in negotiations that are not just based on Florida law.

An offer to a reduced charge will likely only be made under certain circumstances and after negotiations with the prosecutor. Therefore, it is best if you retain an experienced criminal defense attorney who is familiar with the way the prosecutor's office handles DUI cases in Manatee County. It is not advisable to enter a plea to a DUI charge at your first court date before having an experienced defense attorney review your case even if you think you are guilty. Kerstin Wade has been able to have DUI charges reduced even if a breath test was taken and showed a breath alcohol level above 0.08. Check out our case results to see our past successes.

Driving Under the Influence Manatee County DUI Resources

Manatee County DUI School:

State College of Florida Traffic Safety Institute
5840 26th Street, West
Bradenton, FL 34207
(941) 362-4224
fax (941) 751-4389
www.scf.edu

Manatee County Administrative Hearing Office: The DMV hardship hearings and hardship license applications are handled by the DMV Administrative Review Hearing Office in Clearwater. The contact information is as follows:

4585 - 140th Avenue, North, Suite 1002
Clearwater, FL 33762-3806
(727) 507-4405

See How We Can Help You

Kerstin Wade is very familiar with the way the Manatee County prosecutor's office handles DUI cases. Contact us today to see how we can help you.

Submit the online form or call 813-401-0130 - an attorney will be available to speak with you even after hours and on the weekends.