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Pensacola DUI Defense Lawyer

Protect your License with Quality Legal Representation

Without a doubt, the ability to drive a motor vehicle is more than a privilege for most Floridians—it is a necessity. People need to drive to work, to get to the store and to transport children. Almost everything considered a part of modern daily life requires driving a vehicle.

Naturally, for commercial truck drivers and others with similar jobs the stakes are even higher: Driving is a prerequisite for work. “No driver’s license” usually means, “no job.”

Attorney Craig A. Vigodsky in Pensacola, Florida, is a former criminal prosecutor and experienced trial attorney. He advocates strongly for clients arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence throughout the Florida Panhandle. Facing a DUI, also known as driving while intoxicated or DWI, can result in life-altering consequences. These charges are also brought against anyone caught boating under the influence (BUI).

Craig Vigodsky understands the laws and procedures concerning Florida DUI and BUI. He makes it his mission to fight his clients’ charges and to limit or eliminate the negative consequences of an arrest or conviction.

Why You Need a Lawyer to Help You Fight Your DUI

The State of Florida treats people accused of driving under the influence severely. In fact, even if it is your first conviction, you may still face time in jail. By law, subsequent convictions result in mandatory jail time. Additionally, you may face fines, increased car insurance costs, loss of your license and the prospect of a felony conviction after multiple DUI arrests. Many people also underestimate the negative effects that a BUI can have on driving privileges.

For example, did you know you can still lose your license even if you are eventually cleared of driving under the influence charges? This is because Florida follows a dual administrative and criminal process in prosecuting DUI cases. This means blowing over .08 blood alcohol content (BAC) in an Intoxilyzer test, or refusing a test altogether, results in an automatic license suspension—unless you contest the charge within 10 days.

Experienced DUI Attorney | DUI Defense in Pensacola, Florida

During of his many years in the Florida legal system, Craig Vigodsky gained experience handling all aspects of DUI defense cases. As a former prosecutor, he understands how opposing counsel builds its side of the story and the unique challenges of an administrative hearing.

Help Fighting Criminal DUI Charges

First, as your lawyer, Craig Vigodsky defends you against criminal charges to help you avoid jail, fines or other penalties. Secondly, he serves as your representative in an administrative hearing with the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles, helping to avoid suspension of your driver’s license while your criminal case is decided.

Help Fighting Felony DUI Charges

Furthermore, if you have been arrested on suspicion of felony DUI, or manslaughter in connection with a DUI, call Mr. Vigodsky. He can mount an effective criminal defense informed by his many years of trial experience in criminal prosecutions and defenses.

Avoid a Florida License Suspension | Free Consultation For DUI/DWI

To discuss your circumstances and options with a Pensacola attorney, contact Craig A. Vigodsky, P.A., by calling (850) 912-8520. Once retained, he’ll work closely with you and fight for your rights. Mr. Vigodsky offers a free and confidential consultation to his prospective criminal defense clients.