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Attorney Gus Soto - Fighting for Your Legal Rights

When you are facing a charge as serious as a DUI, you need a strong lawyer who knows what it takes to successfully defend a drunk driving case. Attorney Gus Soto is an experienced DUI lawyer who represents clients in North Florida and South Georgia, including Tallahassee, Panama City, Valdosta and Thomasville.   He understands how devastating a drunk driving arrest can be and is prepared to do everything possible to protect your legal rights and win your case.

Three Decades of Legal Experience

Tallahassee DUI defense attorney Gus Soto has nearly 30 years of legal experience. He is licensed in Florida and Georgia and has handled more than 200 jury and non-jury DUI trials. Prior to entering private practice, Gus Soto served as an Assistant State Attorney for the 4th Judicial Circuit of Florida where he gained extensive trial experience prosecuting felony and misdemeanor DUI cases. His in-depth understanding of how the state prosecutes drunk driving cases makes him uniquely positioned to mount an aggressive defense for his clients.

Specialized Training and Certifications

Attorney Gus Soto has received a number of highly specialized trainings and certifications that give him a strong edge in defending DUI cases. He is certified as an operator of the Intoxilyzer 8000 and 9000, the breath alcohol testing machines used in Florida and Georgia. He has participated in specialized training in DUI trial work at the summer session of the National College for DUI Defense held at the Harvard University Law School facility and is member of the National College for DUI Defense and the DUI Defense Lawyers Association. Gus Soto has also completed the Drug Recognition Expert Course (DRE). The DRE represents the highest level of training for DUI police officers and less than 1% of officers are certified as Drug Recognition Experts. In addition to the DRE course, Gus Soto has also completed the Advanced Roadside Impairment Driving Enforcement Course (ARIDE). Completion of the ARIDE course is vital to a police officer's knowledge in drug-related DUI cases and only a small number of police officers have successfully completed this course.

Highly Accessible and Responsive to Your Needs

When you are dealing with a DUI arrest, you deserve to have an attorney who is highly accessible and responsive to your needs.   Gus Soto is a dedicated Valdosta drunk driving attorney who is committed to putting the needs of his clients first. He is fluent in both Spanish and English and his law firm has four convenient office locations in Valdosta and Thomasville, Georgia and Tallahassee and Panama City, Florida.   Because time is so critical in a DUI case, Gus Soto offers 24/7 service to ensure that his clients can reach him when they need him most.

Fair and Reasonable Legal Fees

Attorney Soto understands that the cost of legal representation is often a tremendous concern for his clients. His firm charges a flat rate to defend DUI/DWI cases and should your case proceed to trial, you would incur no extra costs. Gus Soto is sensitive to his clients’ financial situations and he will work with you to develop a payment plan that you can afford. His law firm provides free initial consultations, accepts all major credit cards, and offers student and military discounts.

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