Frequently Asked Questions
- I have been charged with a DUI, do I really need a lawyer?
The answer to this question is yes. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is treated as a very serious crime in Florida and Georgia. If you are caught driving under the influence in either of these states the penalties will be stiff. Your license will be suspended and you could face a lengthy a probation period. A DUI conviction can also cost you thousands of dollars and entail a significant jail sentence. With so much at stake, it is critical that you seek legal advice from an experienced DUI lawyer.
- How can Attorney Gus Soto help?
Attorney Gus Soto is a highly skilled Tallahassee DUI defense attorney who represents clients across the South Georgia and North Florida region. As a former Assistant State Attorney for the 4th Judicial Circuit, Attorney Soto has handled hundreds of jury and non-jury DUI cases. Attorney Soto’s background and specialized training uniquely positions him to fight for the legal rights of his clients. His insight into what is required of law enforcement officials allows him to easily identify legal errors in DUI cases, including improper conduct involving:
- The Initial Police Stop
- Intoxilyzer Breath Alcohol Tests
- Equipment Calibration
- Blood and Urine Testing
- Field Sobriety Tests
- Arrest Procedures
- Other Improper Procedures
- How much will legal fees cost?
Gus Soto is very sensitive to the financial situations of each of his clients. He will work with you to develop a payment plan that you can afford. Attorney Soto offers free, no obligation initial consultations during which he will review your DUI case and explain the legal options which may be available to you. Should you decide to hire Gus Soto to handle your DUI case, he will charge a flat rate to defend the case. This means that even if your case proceeds to trial, you will not be charged additional legal fees.
- How quickly do I need to act if I have been charged with a DUI?
If you have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Florida or Georgia, you need to take quick action. You only have 10 days from the date of your DUI arrest to request an administrative hearing. If you fail to take action within the 10-day period, the state will automatically suspend your driver’s license. In addition to the suspension of your license, you will also face criminal charges. The criminal fines and penalties for a DUI conviction in Florida and Georgia can be severe and even involve significant jail time. Attorney Gus Soto is a skilled DUI lawyer who will help you understand the legal process and fight aggressively to protect your rights at all stages of the process.
- How can I get in touch with Attorney Gus Soto?
DUI Defense Attorney Gus Soto has four convenient office locations in North Florida and South Georgia:
Gus Soto is fluent in English and Spanish and his firm offers 24/7 service. You can reach Attorney Soto by completing the online contact form or by calling his firm at 888-440-7686.