Frequently Asked Questions
The Law Office of Lee Meadows offers decades of experience in law. Our consultative approach is designed to help our clients feel like they have an ally in their legal defense.
When You Have Questions, The Law Office Of Lee Meadows Has Answers.
Many times, our clients come to us filled with worry regarding their DUI or criminal charge. We’re here to help. While we offer answers to some commonly asked questions below, the best favor you can do for yourself is to contact us for a consultation,
What penalties am I facing if I am convicted?
What other consequences am I facing if I have a DUI on my record?
In addition to court-imposed penalties, you may also face increased car insurance premiums, the loss of your job or difficulty obtaining employment later in life, student disciplinary proceedings, and financial and emotional burden on your family and friends.
How long will it take to resolve my case?
How much will it cost?
How long will my driver’s license be suspended?
The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has the authority to suspend your driver’s license, and the court will add a separate suspension if you are convicted. The length of the suspensions depends on several factors, including whether you submitted to chemical testing (breath, blood, or urine) and whether this is your first DUI. Read more about driver’s license suspensions, or contact us for your free case evaluation.
Can I drink alcohol during my case?
No. In order to be released from jail, you signed an agreement (“pretrial release”) to abstain from alcohol as well as any criminal activity until the completion of your case. This means that if you consume ANY alcohol or commit any crime before your court case is over, you can be arrested. When this occurs, the State Attorney’s Office often will not agree to your re-release. Our office recommends that you completely abstain from alcohol until your criminal case is complete.
Will I be subject to drug testing?
If you were arrested on suspicion of Driving Under the Influence of drugs rather than alcohol, drug testing may be required as part of your release from jail. In the event that you test positive for drugs, you are in violation of your pretrial release and you may be placed under arrest.
What is the best way to contact your office?
403 North Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
How do I remove my mug shot from the internet?
You can usually pay to have your mug shot removed from each site, but this can be time-consuming and expensive. Once your case is complete, you may be eligible for a criminal record sealing or expunction, which will allow you to have your criminal history hidden from most public records. Our office can help you will every aspect of record sealing and expungement.