Pinellas County DUI lawyer

Sandefer law firm is a Pinellas County DUI defense firm located in Clearwater with a satellite office in St. Petersburg Florida


Larry Sandefer has been practicing criminal law for over 30 years and was the first attorney in Pinellas County Florida to attain the title of board certified specialist in criminal trial law.  Criminal trial certification includes the field of DUI defense, DUI manslaughter defense, and criminal driving charges in Pinellas County as well as the entire state of Florida.

We invite you to call or come into our office and discuss your case.  There are many aspects to the defense of the DUI charge.

The Stop- a good Pinellas  County DUI lawyer will look into the basis of the stop if your DUI charge was based upon a traffic stop.  They may be grounds to have your entire case dismissed or some of the evidence, including the breath test, suppress if there were errors made by the police.

If there was a crash, and blood was drawn, there are unique issues involving when and whether the police may order blood to be drawn and what may constitute consent to draw blood.  Who may draw the blood and how it is analyzed is critical in the prosecution of a Pinellas County DUI case.

When looking for a DUI defense lawyer for your Pinellas County charge, you should also discuss whether or not your DUI may be able to be reduced to a reckless driving charge or other charge.  An experienced Pinellas County DUI defense lawyer will be able to discuss these matters with you and thoroughly investigate the facts and individual circumstances of your case and how they relate to negotiations with the Pinellas County state attorney’s office as well as have any experience with Pinellas County judges who deal with DUI charges.

Experienced Former Prosecutor

Larry Sandefer is a former prosecutor where he held the position of lead trial attorney as well as division director.  As lead trial attorney and as division director he oversaw DUI prosecutors and charges involving misdemeanor DUI, DUI manslaughter, and the secular homicide.  Valuable experience in these areas and in evidence presented on these cases can be important to defense of a DUI, DUI manslaughter, or nuclear homicide.

It can be important to know the weaknesses of the states case as well as what may be important in approaching the state attorney who will be making decisions in the prosecution of a DUI charge.  Experience matters. If you are serious about finding the best DUI defense attorney, hiring an experienced Pinellas County DUI defense attorney should be of utmost importance to you.

Types of DUI cases handled by Sandefer law firm include:

  • DUI in a motor vehicle
  • Boating under the influence – BUI
  • DUI manslaughter
  • Felony DUI
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Multi-offender DUI charges
  • DUI controlled substances or drugs
  • DUI with serious injuries


For more information on Pinellas County DUI defense contact us for a free and confidential consultation.