DUI Defense

DUI Defense2019-04-02T15:06:59+00:00

Tampa DUI Defense Attorney

Sometimes a great night out can end in a jail cell, which is a disastrous conclusion to any evening. After being arrested and charged with DUI, most people have many questions and concerns, and without the proper legal help, it can be difficult to find answers.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for driving under the influence in Brandon or in the Tampa Bay area, then you most certainly have felt the strain that can come with a pending DUI charge.  The experienced Brandon DUI attorney, Michael McGinn, can help you navigate the legal process as well as help you prepare the best possible defense to your pending DUI charge.

McGinn Law P.A. is a DUI defense law firm serving individuals who have been arrested and charged with driving under the influence in the following counties:

  • Hillsborough County
  • Manatee County
  • Polk County
  • Pinellas County
  • Pasco County

The only thing worse than being charged with DUI in Hillsborough County or surrounding area is having to face the charges by yourself and risk a more damaging sentence than if you had the help of a DUI lawyer.


After receiving a DUI charge, it is important that you hire a lawyer who is not only knowledgeable in the practice area of DUI defense but also takes an aggressive stance in your defense. A DUI is a serious charge, whether it be your first offense or not, and can result in major long-lasting consequences.

At McGinn Law P.A., we have represented countless individuals facing drunk driving charges and have worked through the many problems and barriers that can arise when dealing with this type of criminal charge. We work quickly and diligently to review the police report, surveillance of the event, physical evidence (such as your documented blood-alcohol level), and your personal recounting of your arrest to develop a defense strategy to either mitigate the possible consequences, reduce the DUI charge to a lesser offense, or have the case dropped all together.

Experience is one of the most important things for a lawyer to have, following knowledge and passion for their legal practice, and when you choose Michael C. McGinn to represent you, you can sleep easier knowing that your lawyer has what it takes to effectively defend you against drunk driving charges.

DMV Administrative Per Se Hearing

If you have been arrested for a DUI in Tampa, Hillsborough County, or a surrounding jurisdiction, you need to act fast – you have only 10 days from the date of your arrest to request an administrative hearing!

When anyone is arrested in Florida for a DUI with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.08% or higher or refused to submit to a breathalyzer or blood test to confirm their BAC level, then the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) automatically suspends their license. This automatic suspension is called an “administrative per se” suspension and goes into effect within 30 days of your arrest. Even though the suspension may not have taken place yet and you have not been formally convicted of the DUI, you only have 10 days to contact the DMV and request a hearing in order to prevent this suspension. Only then will the suspension be placed on hold until the outcome of the administrative hearing.

Contact McGinn Law P.A. at (813)374-0353 or fill out the online form. Attorney Michael McGinn provides a free 30-minute initial consultation to review your case, your concerns, and explain how he can help with your DUI charge.