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Are You or a Loved One Facing a DUI Charge?

Our experienced local DUI lawyers are here to assess every detail of your case and provide 24/7 representation inside and outside the court. A DUI charge can have serious legal consequences, and the situation can seem frightening or hopeless to those lacking the legal knowledge to properly navigate these types of cases. We understand the severity and sensitivity of these crimes and manage every case with the highest level of expertise and discretion.

Jaimie Washo Spivey and John Spivey, with over 45 years of combined local experience in criminal law, have been successfully defending DUIs and and securing the best possible outcomes for their clients. Their backgrounds range from prosecuting in Lake and Sumter Counties to handling complex jury trials, providing a unique perspective for effectively defending DUI cases.

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Get the Legal Help You Need

Driving under the influence is a serious offense that can have significant repercussions for you and others on the road. Washo & Spivey is committed to ensuring that a single mistake doesn’t become a life-altering event for our clients. We understand the complexities surrounding DUI offenses and are here to guide you through the challenging legal process while protecting your best interests.

Law enforcement officers often administer field sobriety tests during DUI investigations. Depending on the circumstances and your prior history, DUI charges may result in fines, imprisonment, license suspension, and probation. Whether it’s your first or fifth offense, our Tavares DUI attorney, The Villages DUI attorney, or Bushnell DUI attorney is ready to provide immediate legal assistance.

Common Types of DUI Offenses in Florida

There are different types of DUI charges with varying penalties. DUI charges in Florida can vary based on blood alcohol content (BCA), injuries or fatalities, prior offenses, and property damage. Our criminal defense attorneys have been practicing DUI defense for over a decade and have the expertise to navigate all types of charges.

DUI With Property Damage

DUI with property damage involves driving under the influence and causing damage to property. This charge carries standard DUI penalties and additional consequences for the property damage incurred, potentially leading to increased fines, jail time, longer license suspensions, and heightened legal repercussions.

DUI Manslaughter

When a fatal accident occurs due to impaired driving, the legal classification for the case would be DUI manslaughter. This grave offense combines the seriousness of a DUI with the tragic outcome of manslaughter, often leading to severe legal consequences, including substantial prison time, hefty fines, and long-term license revocation.

Vehicular Homicide

Vehicular homicide refers to causing a death through reckless or negligent driving. Unlike DUI Manslaughter, alcohol may not be a factor, but the driver’s conduct is deemed sufficiently careless or dangerous, resulting in fatal consequences. Conviction can lead to serious penalties, including imprisonment and having your driving privileges revoked.

Misdemeanor & Felony DUIs

Misdemeanor and Felony DUIs differ in severity and levels of consequences. A misdemeanor DUI usually involves first or second offenses, while a felony DUI often includes repeat offenses, serious injury, or death. Felony DUIs carry harsher penalties, including longer prison sentences and greater fines.

Wet Reckless Driving

In DUI conviction cases, a plea bargain known as wet reckless driving may be pursued wherein the charge is reduced from DUI to reckless driving involving alcohol. This alternative often leads to milder penalties compared to a standard DUI, encompassing reduced fines and shorter periods of license suspension.

Aggravated DUI

An aggravated DUI charge arises when a DUI offense involves factors such as exceptionally high blood alcohol levels, the presence of minors in the vehicle, or the infliction of serious bodily injury. These elements elevate the severity of the DUI, resulting in increased penalties and longer sentences that require specialized defense.

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John Spivey


Jaimie Washo Spivey


Legal Representation & Support for DUI Cases

Our legal team is ready to provide strong representation and guidance during this difficult time. Depending on the specifics of the case, DUI charges can lead to fines, imprisonment, license suspension, and probation. For added convenience and 24/7 support, our office is conveniently located next to the Lake and Sumter County Courthouses and jails.

Hiring an attorney is the first thing that you should do after you have been arrested. Our legal team can help you every step of the way. We are here to help you navigate the legal complexities associated with DUI charges and work towards the best possible outcome for your case. Schedule a consultation with a Tavares DUI attorney, Bushnell DUI attorney, or The Villages DUI attorney to navigate these challenges and protect your rights.

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