Choosing a Tallahassee DUI Defense Attorney

Dedicated Tallahassee DUI Defense Attorney

Attorney Gus Soto understands that being arrested for a DUI can be a frightening experience. He also knows that finding the right lawyer to handle your case can be a challenging process. Attorney Soto is a skilled DUI defense lawyer who is committed to helping individuals in Tallahassee and throughout North Florida and South Georgia fight DUI charges. He limits his criminal practice exclusively to DUI defense and offers his clients a number of key benefits and advantages:  

  • Extensive DUI Experience

Driving under the influence is serious offense that carries stiff fines and penalties, including jail time. Attorney Gus Soto knows what it takes to successfully fight a DUI charge. He offers his clients nearly 30 years of legal experience and has handled more than 200 jury and non-jury DUI cases. As a former Assistant State Attorney for the 4th Judicial District in Florida, he acquired extensive experience trying both felony and misdemeanor DUI crimes. His inside understanding of how the government prosecutes DUI crimes gives him a strong advantage when cross-examining police officers and defending his clients before judges and juries.

  • Specialized DUI Training, Certifications and Memberships

The successful defense of a DUI case requires a skilled DUI lawyer who understands the technology, processes and procedures law enforcement uses to convict individuals of driving under the influence. Attorney Gus Soto is not only keenly aware of the complex legal issues involved in DUI cases, he has also has received specialized training that is critical when challenging a DUI arrest.   Attorney Soto is certified as an operator of both the Intoxilyzer 8000 and 9000 breath alcohol testing machines and is certified in NHTSA field sobriety testing. He has completed both the Advanced Roadside Impairment Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) course and the Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) course. Only a small number of police officers have completed this training to become certified drug recognition experts. Attorney Soto has also participated in a specialized training program focused on DUI trial work at Harvard University College of Law and is a member of both the DUI Defense Lawyers Association and the National College for DUI Defense.

  • Responsive to the Needs of His Clients

When you are facing a charge as serious as a DUI it is important to have an attorney who is highly responsive to your needs and concerns. Attorney Soto is a dedicated and caring DUI defense professional who offers 24/7 services in four office locations: Tallahassee, Panama City, Valdosta and Thomasville.   He understands just how overwhelming a DUI charge can be and is committed to giving his clients the individualized attention they need to deal with their charges so that they can move forward with their lives.

  • Prepared to Launch an Aggressive DUI Defense

When you are hiring a DUI attorney it is important to find an experienced professional who will mount a strong defense on your behalf. With nearly three decades of experience, Attorney Soto is a highly skilled and aggressive trial attorney who knows what it takes to win a DUI case.   He has an extensive understanding of what the law demands of police officers and will review your case from all angles to uncover any legal errors or officer misconduct that may be critical to your defense. Regardless of whether this is your first DUI or if you have been convicted before, Attorney Gus Soto will do everything possible to protect your legal rights and help you win your case.